Automatically delete events after they have passed in iCal
02/29/2012 | iCal
In iCal, to automatically delete events one or more days after they have passed, choose iCal> Preferences> Advanced, and select "Delete events”.
Open the audio adjustments pane in iMovie
02/28/2012 | iMovie
In iMovie, after selecting a clip, press A on the keyboard to open the Audio Adjustments pane of its inspector.
Paste text as a quotation in Mail
02/27/2012 | Mail
In Mail, to paste text as a quotation in a message, choose Edit> Paste as Quotation, or press Command-Shift-V.
Jump back to the beginning of a movie in QuickTime Player
02/26/2012 | QuickTime
In QuickTime Player, press Option-Left Arrow to quickly jump back to the beginning of a movie.
Choose the next higher guitar preset in GarageBand
02/25/2012 | GarageBand
In GarageBand, press comma (,) when recording in an electric guitar track to choose next higher guitar preset.
Locate a font in Font Book
02/24/2012 | Font Book
In Font Book, to locate a font on your Mac's hard drive, select the font in the Font column and choose File> Show in Finder.
Send an email to a contact in Address Book
02/23/2012 | Address Book
In Address Book, to send an email to a contact, click the label of the email address field on their card and choose "Send Email" from the pop-up menu.
Open a photo in edit view in iPhoto
02/22/2012 | iPhoto
In iPhoto, after selecting a photo in your library, press Return to open the photo in edit view.
Take a picture of a video chat in iChat
02/21/2012 | iChat
During a video chat in iChat, to take a picture of the video chat window and save it to your desktop, choose Video> Take Snapshot.
Match style when pasting text in TextEdit
02/20/2012 | TextEdit
In TextEdit, to make copied text match the style of the text where you paste it, choose Edit> Paste and Match Style.
Jump forward when playing an Event video in iMovie
02/19/2012 | iMovie
In iMovie, press Shift-Down Arrow when playing an Event video to jump forward three seconds.
Add a Bcc header in Mail
02/18/2012 | Mail
When composing a new message in Mail, press Command-Option-B to add a Bcc header to the message.
Move a reminder to another reminder list in iCal
02/17/2012 | iCal
In iCal, to move a reminder to another reminder list, double-click the reminder and choose a reminder list from the List pop-up menu.
Increase or decrease the size of icons in Stacks
02/16/2012 | Mac OS X
When viewing Stacks as a grid, press Command-Plus (+) or Command-Minus (-) to increase or decrease the size of the icons in the Stack.
Bring the previous tab to the front in Safari
02/15/2012 | Safari
When browsing with tabs in Safari, press Shift-Control-Tab to bring the previous tab to the front.
Jump to the beginning of the selected region in GarageBand
02/14/2012 | GarageBand
In GarageBand, to jump to the beginning of the selected region, press Function-Control-Left Arrow.
Change the background color of the main viewing area in iPhoto
02/13/2012 | iPhoto
In iPhoto, to change the background color of the main viewing area, choose iPhoto> Preferences, then click Appearance and drag the Background slider.
Fast forward a song by five seconds in iTunes
02/12/2012 | iTunes
When playing a song in iTunes, press Command-Option-Right Arrow to fast-forward five seconds.
Expand multi-page PDF documents in the sidebar of Preview
02/11/2012 | Preview
In Preview, press Command-Option-Right Arrow to expand all multi-page PDF documents showing in the selected window's sidebar.
Make a sticky note translucent in Stickies
02/10/2012 | Mac OS X
In Stickies, to make a sticky note translucent, so you can see your desktop or other application windows behind it, choose Note> Translucent Window.
Insert a movie at the beginning of a movie in QuickTime Player
02/09/2012 | QuickTime
In QuickTime Player, to insert another movie at the beginning of your current movie, press Option and choose Edit> Add Clip to Beginning.
Revert to the original new document settings in TextEdit
02/08/2012 | TextEdit
In TextEdit, to revert to the original new document settings, choose TextEdit> Preferences, click New Document then click "Restore All Defaults".
Check on or off checkboxes in the Calandars list in iCal
02/07/2012 | iCal
In iCal, press the Space bar when viewing the Calendars pop-up list to select or deselect the checkbox for the selected calendar.
Duplicate a project in iPhoto
02/06/2012 | iPhoto
In iPhoto, to duplicate a project in your Projects list, Control-click the project's name and choose "Duplicate" from the pop-up menu.
Add a new row above a cell in Numbers
02/05/2012 | Numbers
In Numbers, press Option-Up Arrow to add a new row above a selected cell.
Bring an object to the front in Keynote
02/04/2012 | Keynote
In Keynote, select an object on a slide then press Shift-Command-F to bring it to the front.
Change the duration of a transition in iMovie
02/03/2012 | iMovie
In iMovie, to change the duration of a transition added to a video, double-click the transition's icon in the Project browser.
Show the actual URL for a link in a Mail message
02/02/2012 | Mail
In Mail, mouse over (but don't click) a link in an email message to see a pop-up showing the actual URL you will be taken to.
Create a table within a table in TextEdit
02/01/2012 | TextEdit
In TextEdit, to create a table within an existing table, select a cell in the existing table, then choose Format> Table and click "Nest Table".