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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.
If you're running Mountain Lion, your version of Preview will let you insert pages into a PDF from other documents or straight from a scanner, and you can even drop in blank pages, too. It's a handy thing! In this tip, Melissa Holt's going to go over the whole process. Maybe we'll get lucky and she won't make any silly jokes! Nah, probably not.
If you're getting tired of changing which account Mail tries to send from every time you compose a new message, you'll want to read this tip. We'll cover how to set your default account on your Mac, and heck, we've thrown in how to do it on your iOS devices for no extra charge. We're good like that.
Because she spends approximately 23 percent of her time clicking aimlessly around on her Mac, Melissa Holt finds some useful stuff, and this tip is no exception. Want to map an address or start a Skype call right from your Contacts program? Well, you can, and we're gonna tell you how—no aimless clicking required.
Melissa Holt's a big fan of Apple's Numbers program, and in this tip, she'll cover one of her favorite tricks for interpreting data—the filtering feature. Use it to find only cells that match your specified criteria, so you can know what your largest expenses are. Or how many times you spent more than $50. Or how much you spent on your cat. Hey, you can never spend too much on your cat, but it's still good to know.
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.