There are quite a few useful things you can do with the Dock icons for the Finder and Trash. With the right combinations of modifier keys, you can relaunch a misbehaving Finder, empty the Trash, and even securely empty the Trash. It's all here in this Quick Tip.
Usually downloading files in Safari is a pretty simple task, but what if all you have is the URL of the thing you want, such as some audio or video played that plays via Safari's QuickTime plugin or something else that you just want a local copy of? Thankfully, there's a tried and tested way of downloading such URLs, though it's just not totally obvious. Michael Johnston shows you how.
One of the nifty (and somewhat sneaky) things you can do if you're using the Find My Friends app is to change which of your iOS devices is sharing its location—so if you want to appear to be at home instead of out shopping for presents, you can do so. We'll tell you how, but only if you promise you'll use this new power for good. Deal?
Melissa Holt has written before about using Safari's handy Auto-Click feature to automatically open a folder full of bookmarks into new tabs. But under Mavericks, the checkbox to enable it seems to be missing! Oh no! Hey, don't panic—Apple just changed the way you turn it on, and this article's all about how you'll do just that.
Check out this nifty little iTunes 11 keyboard shortcut: when you hold down the option key, the back button turns into an insta-Genius Shuffle button. Bryan Chaffin shows you how to use it.
Whether you're annoyed with iTunes' new "now playing" notifications or you like them as much as Melissa Holt does, this Quick Tip will be helpful to you. She'll cover how to turn those notifications off, and then she's going to tell you how to see up to the last twenty songs you've played, right within Notification Center (which is really handy when you're listening to iTunes Radio). There are practically a hundred tips stuffed in this one little article, people! OK, maybe not quite that many.
If you've ever wanted to pick apart an animated GIF and check out its individual frames, then this tip's gonna make you happy. Using Preview on your Mac, you can view and save the separate pieces of an animated GIF into several different formats, with no third-party software required. Melissa Holt's even used her favorite GIF of all time in this article, so you don't wanna miss that, do you?
iOS 7's ability to mark everything in a mailbox as read is handy—and long overdue. In this tip, we'll tell you how to use it, so from now on, you won't be forced to touch every single message you want to mark. Unless you really enjoy doing it, that is. At least now, it'll be by choice.
OS X makes it easy to retain or ditch the original formatting of text when using the Copy and Paste commands, but what if the keyboard shortcuts Apple uses for each option are the opposite of what you really need? That's an easy fix, and Michael Johnston is on the job and ready to share the secret.
By default when you use the volume keys on your Mac’s keyboard to adjust its volume, a neat little “blip” sound is heard in order to give you a sense of how loud its speakers are. It’s definitely a handy feature, but sometimes you just don’t want to hear it. Michael Johnston shows you how.
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