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.
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.
A new trojan horse app called Dockster is targeting Mac users by exploiting a known Java vulnerability. The trojan is apparently being delivered through a website dedicated to the Dalai Lama and once installed can collect user keystrokes and other personal information.
In Part One, we looked at all the screen capture options you have available to you on your Mac with just a few key presses. In this installment, we dig in deeper, and look at other options you have as part of the software that is built into OS X.
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