Quickly open your AirDrop window in the Finder
05/31/2012 | Mac OS X
On a Mac that supports AirDrop, press Shift-Command-R in the Finder to quickly open your AirDrop window.
Turn off constraint when cropping a photo in iPhoto
05/30/2012 | iPhoto
In iPhoto, when cropping a photo using a constrained dimension, press Shift when selecting an area to turn off the constraint.
Show or hide chapter tracks in QuickTime Player
05/29/2012 | QuickTime
In QuickTime Player, when playing a movie containing chapters, press Command-R to show or hide the chapter tracks.
Change the type size of an article in Reader in Safari
05/28/2012 | Safari
In Safari, when viewing an article with Reader, to change the type size, move your pointer towards the bottom-center of the page, then click "Zoom in" (+) or "Zoom out" (-).
Set the playback stop time for an item in iTunes
05/27/2012 | iTunes
In iTunes, to set the playback stop time for a selected item, choose File> Get Info, then click Options and enter a value for Stop Time.
Move back in a GarageBand project
05/26/2012 | GarageBand
In GarageBand, press the Left Arrow key to move back in a project.
Keep a sticky note in front of other windows in Stickies
05/25/2012 | Mac OS X
In Stickies, to keep a sticky note in the foreground, in front of other windows, select the note, then choose Note> Floating Window.
Show or hide the Annotations Toolbar in Preview
05/24/2012 | Preview
In Preview, press Shift-Command-A to show or hide the Annotations Toolbar.
Delete all snapshots and video clips in Photo Booth
05/23/2012 | Photo Booth
In Photo Booth, to permanently delete all Photo Booth snapshots and video clips, choose Edit> Delete All Photos.
Create a disc image of a project in iDVD
05/22/2012 | iDVD
In iDVD, to create a disc image of a project, instead of burning it to an actual DVD, choose File> Save as Disc Image.
Edit the card template in Address Book
05/21/2012 | Address Book
In Address Book, to edit the card template and choose which fields appear on new cards by default, choose Address Book> Preferences, then click Template.
Get info for the next item in a list in iTunes
05/20/2012 | iTunes
When viewing the "Get Info" window for an item in iTunes, press Command-N to view info for the next item in the list.
Copy a column in Numbers
05/19/2012 | Numbers
In Numbers, to copy a column elsewhere in a table, click its reference tab to select it, then hold Option and drag the column to the desired location.
Quickly access the user manual for your Mac
05/18/2012 | Mac OS X
To quickly access the user manual for your Mac, choose "About This Mac" under the Apple Menu, then click More Info, then click Support and click User Manual.
Enter or exit full screen view in iCal
05/17/2012 | iCal
In iCal, press Control-Command-F to enter or exit full screen view.
Use a keyboard shortcut to bring iChat to the front
05/16/2012 | iChat
In iChat, to use a keyboard shortcut to bring iChat to the front, choose iChat> Preferences, then click Messages and select "Use a keyboard shortcut".
Play a video clip backwards in iMovie
05/15/2012 | iMovie
In iMovie, to play a video clip backwards, double-click the clip in the Project browser, then select the Reverse checkbox and click Done.
Forward messages as attachments in Mail
05/14/2012 | Mail
In Mail, to forward messages manually by attaching the selected messages to a new message, choose Message> Forward as Attachment.
Insert a column after a cell in Numbers
05/13/2012 | Numbers
In Numbers, press Option-Right Arrow to insert a new column after a selected cell.
Transpose notes up one octave in a GarageBand musical score
05/12/2012 | GarageBand
In score view in GarageBand, click a staff note to select it then press Shift-Up Arrow to transpose the note up one octave.
Remove a page from a book project in iPhoto
05/11/2012 | iPhoto
In iPhoto, to remove a page from a book project, select the book page and press Delete.
Automatically enhance the color of an image in Pages
05/10/2012 | Pages
In Pages, to automatically enhance the color of an image, select the image, choose View> Show Adjust Image, then click Enhance.
Insert a paragraph break in TextEdit
05/09/2012 | TextEdit
In TextEdit, to insert a paragraph break into a document, choose Edit> Insert> Paragraph Break.
Mail a reminder in iCal
05/08/2012 | iCal
In iCal, to mail a reminder, Control-click it in your Reminders list, then choose "Mail Reminder" from the pop-up menu.
Show or hide the Favorites bar in Mail
05/07/2012 | Mail
In Mail, press Option-Shift-Command-H to show or hide the Favorites bar.
Reposition a button in the Loop Browser in GarageBand
05/06/2012 | GarageBand
In GarageBand, to reposition an instrument or genre button in the Loop Browser, click and drag it to another location.
Add a row above another row in a table in Keynote
05/05/2012 | Keynote
In Keynote, to add a row above another row in a table, select any cell, then Control-click the cell again and choose "Add Row Above" from the pop-up menu.
Edit the address of a bookmark in your Bookmarks Bar in Safari
05/04/2012 | Safari
In Safari, to edit the URL address of a bookmark in your Bookmarks Bar, Control-click it and choose "Edit Address" from the pop-up menu.
Add a comment to a cell in Numbers
05/03/2012 | Numbers
In Numbers, to add a comment to a cell, select the cell, then click the Comment button in the toolbar, or choose Insert> Comment.
Stop playback and go forward one frame in QuickTime Player
05/02/2012 | QuickTime
In QuickTime Player, to stop playback and go forward one frame, press the Right Arrow key.
Close all open documents in Preview
05/01/2012 | Preview
In Preview, to close all open documents and keep Preview running, press Option, then choose File> Close All.