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Got a file that's preventing you from emptying your Trash? Got a disk image that won't eject? Then we've got a Terminal trick you'll like. This command will show you what programs are accessing a file or volume, so you can quickly figure out what to quit to get on with your life.
Getting frustrated with that red "archive" button when you try to delete a message on your iOS device? Melissa Holt is here to report that there's a trick to select whether you want to archive or delete each message, and you can also turn off the archiving feature entirely. Hooray! She also reports that she likes pie, which is somewhat less relevant.
In this tip, we're going to dive into the new options available for the MiniPlayer under the just-released version of iTunes, including the lovely new album art view. Melissa Holt informs us that she listened to a lot of Pink Floyd while writing this tip, so it may turn out to be her grooviest yet, man.
If you've used InDesign, you may be familiar with styles, those handy-dandy formatting tools that can help you change the look of your documents pretty much instantly. In this tip, Melissa Holt will cover how to use paragraph styles in Apple's Pages program, and if you've never used them before, you may find them to be the official Best Thing Ever™ for formatting text.
There's an easier way to add events to your iOS calendar that you might not know about, and we're gonna find out how from Melissa Holt in this Quick Tip. Afterward, you'll tell two friends, and she'll tell two friends, and so on, and so on. And we'll all somehow come out with fluffier hair and better ways to use our calendars.
Whoops! You accidentally typed something into Safari's Smart Search field, and then you realized that you don't want to navigate away from the original page. You could, of course, copy and paste your search into a new tab or window, but Melissa Holt's got a better way to do things. And we understand that if we're really nice to her, she might even tell us what she knows. Maybe.
You know those email addresses that you've sent to in the past? The ones that you misspelled or no longer need? Well, you can prevent your iOS 6 device from offering them as suggestions when you're composing, just like you can on your Mac. We're pretty excited about this, as now we can get rid of all of those ".con" addresses we've accidentally emailed over the years. Hey, we never claimed to be rocket scientists.
If you'd like to assign a place to images in iPhoto, there are a few ways you can go about it. One method in particular—copying and pasting the location data—makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The other ways are OK too, we suppose. For all of the details, come on in and read this tip.
Got something to hide? Sure you do. Wanna know how to disguise that fact from anyone who may use your Mac? You can do so easily, so you'll never have to answer pesky questions about what you've hidden and why. And we here at TMO would never judge you for needing to hide files. They're Christmas present ideas, right?
In this tip, Melissa Holt will tell us about how to disable the screen flash—either temporarily or permanently—and the three-second countdown in Photo Booth. So when you're saving those weird warped images of yourself on the machines in the Apple Store, you'll know how to do it discreetly and quickly. C'mon, we know we're not the only ones who do that.