Mac Tips


Warning: mktime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /web1/user32319/website/__header.php on line 194

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /web1/user32319/website/__header.php on line 194

Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /web1/user32319/website/__header.php on line 195

19th December 2008 · Last updated: 11th December 2011
 

  • View icons in Cover Flow mode to reveal interesting details. The TextEdit icon has a whole letter you can read!
  • Hold down SHIFT with folders or windows that unfold in an animated way. You can then view the animation in slow motion. Examples include:
    • Press F9 and SHIFT to watch how all your open windows are resized to thumbnails!
    • The same works for F10 and F11!
    • Click on the Documents folder on the Dock. Normally it zooms into view very quickly. Now watch how it slowly unfolds instead. Magic!
    • Try hiding and unhiding windows!
    • Try moving folders up or down in the sidebar in Finder.
    • Open Word 2008 and show the Toolbox. Click on the arrow in the top corner to get to the options and watch as the window flips over slowly.
  • Tired of the way Finder mixes folders and files in a list? Prefer the way Windows lists folders first then files? Simply add a space to the folder names. They look similar but now Finder moves them to the top.
  • From The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Terminal Tips: Enable "path view" in Finder. This lets you "see the directory path to the current folder you are browsing in the title bar". I didn't know about the tip listed in the comments to show the path bar at the bottom in Finder too. ('View, Show Path Bar'.)
  • Double-click on the expander icon in Finder to resize columns to fit the longest filename.
    Expander icon