Recent Articles By Melissa Holt [RSS]
Even if you're familiar with the "Open With" functionality for making files open in different programs, you may not be aware of the different ways you can do it. In this article, we're going to discuss using Finder's toolbar for opening files, including a special little Terminal trick that we think is just awesome.
Like the new iTunes look, but hate having the sidebar open all the time to add to your playlists? Well, you don't need to. In this tip, we're gonna talk about a couple of ways to pop songs, albums, or artists into your playlists without using the sidebar. Not sure what this "sidebar" thingie is? We'll discuss that, too. That's how much we love you.
If you organize your Safari bookmarks into folders, using the Auto-Click feature is an excellent, quick way to open sites you visit frequently. And if you don't organize with folders, we're gonna teach you how. This is an all-purpose tip, dear readers.
If you find reading teeny text within emails, Messages, or Notes on your iPhone or iPad frustrating, then check out this tip. We'll go over a little-used setting that will allow you to increase some font sizes, making peering at a small screen a bit easier. And you know we here at TMO like making things easier!
One of the ways that Apple has made their built-in Pages templates look so nice is by using linked boxes to flow text from one part of a document to another. Need to have a column on page one continue on page three? No problem, and we're here to walk you through how easy it is.
Did you know that you can use keywords to search through the past commands you've typed into Terminal? This makes it much easier and faster to re-execute what you've done without having to type the entire thing in again. In this tip, Melissa Holt will show off this handy feature for all you Terminal mavens out there.
Finding the song that's currently playing in iTunes can be a pain in the you-know-what. Scrolling up and down through 20,762 songs until you see the one you're looking for? Annoying. Using this tip to jump right to it? Awesome.
If you're using the iPad's tabbed browsing feature, you may not know that there's a simple way to bring your accidentally closed tabs back from the dead. There's no need to search back through your history, mumble angrily to yourself, or curse the day you were born. Unless you just like doing that stuff. Could be fun, we guess.
Whether you've locked your iOS device with a passcode or not, anyone who happens to "acquire" it has access to Siri (and thus some of your personal data, too). There is a way to prevent that, and Melissa Holt's here to tell us how. She also plans on scolding you if you don't have a passcode set. Hey, she's just looking out for you guys.
If you've never checked out the Path Bar or the Status Bar in the Finder, you're about to learn some groovy stuff. Using these features, you can see how much space is remaining on a drive you're browsing or immediately know where your current folder lives on your Mac. Here's the scoop.