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There's a really easy way to see what group or groups a particular contact belongs to. Got a lotta groups? Got a lotta cards? Then you need to know how. If you don't have a lot of either, then you should read this tip anyway. After all, you never know when you'll need to impress your relatives with random Mac trivia.
If you're frustrated with Safari not automatically putting your cursor in the Smart Search Field when you open a new window or tab, you're not alone. There's a fast way to make it do so, and suddenly, life'll seem so much more awesome. Heck, food'll even taste better! Puppies will be cuter! OK, not really, but your browsing will definitely be better.
You know it's been your lifelong dream to move events around in the Calendar program using shortcuts. Well, we TMO folks are all about wish fulfillment, so here's how you shift events by day, by week, or in 15-minute increments using your keyboard. And if you could imagine "Dream Weaver" playing in the background as you read this tip, that'd be great for the atmosphere we're trying to create.
Moving images between iPhoto events can be a pain in the…well, you know. There are lots of ways it can be done, but in this tip, Melissa Holt's going to go over the one she thinks is easiest. And she's pretty lazy, so if she thinks it's simple, it probably is.
If you already know about Finder's Get Info ability, great! But do you know how to use it to get combined data on multiple items? What about how to open a special version of the window that'll dynamically update as you click around your file system? Well, after you read this tip, you will be in the know, friends.
If you didn't know you could create and manage multiple iPhoto Libraries for organizing things, this tip's for you. And if you didn't think about using this as a way to hide scandalous or embarrassing photos, then this tip is REALLY for you. Come in, learn how, and be less vulnerable to people who happen to use your machine.
Using OS X's Finder, you can do some fancy-schmancy advanced searching, including finding system files for troubleshooting. No more rooting through folders when the results you want aren't appearing in Spotlight! This tip's going to tell you how to use this handy feature.
Both Safari on the Mac and the iOS version have a way to jump back multiple steps in your Web browsing, without you having to pound on your back button. In this tip, Melissa Holt's going to explain how it works. Punch and pie won't be served within, but you may learn something, which is at least 10 percent as good as punch and pie.
Did you know that you can expand an entire folder, including all of its subfolders, with one simple trick in the Finder? Well, you can. It's easy, and it's fun. Well, as fun as anything in the Finder can be, we suppose.
In iTunes 11, Up Next will let you decide exactly what you want to listen to and when, without you having to create a custom playlist just because you're in the mood for some Beatles followed by Pink Floyd. It sounds simple, but there's a lot to understand about how it works and how to use it to your best advantage. Here's the rundown.