Have a couple printers you'd like to get more use out of, or maybe you don't want to have to ask which printer is available? No problem. Just make your own printer pool from your Mac.
Despite the promise long ago of the paperless office, we still need to print documents from our Macs at times. The usual launch an app to print a document routine works fine for that, but you can save a little time by printing your files directly from the Finder.
The Stickies app. Yet another gem that comes pre-installed on every Mac. Don't malign it if you haven't played with it for a while, because Sandro Cuccia shows you how Stickies can be used to enhance your workflow.
Apple includes multitouch gesture support for the built-in trackpads on its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup, as well as the Magic Trackpad. With the long list of gestures OS X supports, it can be hard to figure them out. That is, until you know that Apple hid away a nice set of gesture tutorials in the System Preferences app.
Apple released Xcode 4.6.1 on Saturday, adding support for the recent OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 update. Xcode is Apple's app development environment with tools for creating and debugging code, and building app interfaces.
Control-clicking a document to see the Open With contextual menu is a handy way to choose exactly which app you use to open a PDF, JPG, or any other file. OS X has a problem, however, where duplicate apps can show up and make the list grow longer and longer. You can fix that issue when it crops up as long as you don't mind a quick trip to Terminal.
If you routinely need to use the same settings when printing documents from your Mac it quickly becomes a pain to make those changes every time. Turns out OS X has had a feature to save your custom print settings for a long time, and it's hiding in plain sight.
Using Finder's "Go to Folder" command is an easy and quick way to jump around in your file system. Need to go to a hidden folder or a folder buried several layers deep? No problem. Also, you can use this same feature in another place around your Mac, a place you may not have expected. Ooooo, the suspense is killing us.
What will Apple call OS X 10.9? Inquiring minds want to know, and we think we may have it.
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.
Hear From TMO
TMO Weekly Sponsor
TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-02: Coping with iCloud Music Library’s Problems
iTunes 12.2 and Apple Music's iCloud Music Library have some pretty serious issues. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff…
ACM 313: Apple Music First Impressions, Steve Jobs Movie Trailer
After getting to play with Apple Music for a day Jeff and Bryan have some thoughts on the latest entry…