macOS: Here’s How to Force Quit a Mac App

· Andrew Orr · How-To

It’s possible to force quit a Mac app if it starts behaving badly or acting weirdly, something to keep in mind if your app freezes.

Be Good and Don't Get Caught – Mac Geek Gab 793

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

macOS Catalina might finally be ready for prime-time with 10.15.2. Your two favorite geeks discuss. Then it’s on to your tips and questions. Listen as John and Dave talk through Keyboard Shortcuts, third-party display issues, full-page screenshots, watching TV in multiple locations, outbound VPN, Mail, Bluetooth, and more! We guarantee you’ll learn at least five new things before the band plays you out for the week.

How to Type the Escape Key on iPad Keyboards

· Andrew Orr · Link

iPad keyboards don’t tend to have an escape key, but OSXDaily tells you how to type it.

Depending on what keyboard is in use with the iPad Pro, iPad, iPad mini, or iPad Air, you have several different options for typing the Escape key. Some of these keyboard shortcut options may work in some apps but not others, and some may work with some keyboards but not others, so try each option out on your own.

I can’t think of a reason why you would need to type the escape key on iOS, but here you go.

DuckDuckGo Version 7.15.0 Adds Automatic Data Scrubbing, Keyboard Shortcuts

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

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In DuckDuckGo’s app it has a button to clear your tabs and history. In DuckDuckGo version 7.15.0 it added an option to clear it away automatically the next time the app restarts. It also added keyboard shortcuts for iPad users.

• You can now have your tabs and data cleared automatically. Go to settings to configure this feature.
• Support for external keyboards with a range of shortcuts. See the full list below.
• Support for international and emoji based URLs
• Bug fixes and improvements

Keyboard shortcuts:
• Cmd-T or Cmd-N to open a new tab
• Cmd-W to close tab
• Shift-Cmd-] and Shift-Cmd-[ or Ctrl-Tab and Ctrl-Shift-Tab to move to the next/previous tab
• Ctrl-Shift-\ or Cmd-Shift-\ to show all tabs
• Esc to cancel typing in the address bar OR close the tab switcher OR close the suggestions
• Enter to select the current tab and close the tab switcher
• Cmd-[ and Cmd-] or Cmd-Right Arrow and Cmd-Left Arrow to move back/forward
• Alt-Cmd-F to edit address field
• Up/Down Arrow to navigate auto complete suggestions and tabs in the tab-switcher
• Cmd-Alt-Backspace to quickly delete all your tabs and data

macOS Mojave: Disabling the Screenshot Thumbnail

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Have you taken a screenshot yet under Mojave? If you have, then you may have noticed a funny little floating thumbnail appear after you did. If you don’t like this behavior, come read today’s Quick Tip!

How to Empty the Trash in Outlook for Mac

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you use Outlook on your Mac instead of Apple Mail, then it’s important for you to know that the program doesn’t empty its trash automatically. If you’d like to clear out old stuff within Outlook, then, come read this Quick Tip! We’ll give you plenty of options on how to do so.

macOS: Scrolling in Safari With Keyboard Shortcuts

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

The other day I wrote about a keyboard shortcut you can use to scroll in macOS apps. That key combo does work in Safari, but there is an additional combination you can use.

Reinstalling macOS? Here's How to Choose the Version You Want

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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If your machine shipped with Yosemite, for example—and you’d like to wipe its drive and reinstall that version of the Mac’s operating system—there’s a keyboard shortcut for that! In this Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how to do so, along with giving you some other neat startup tricks.

High Sierra, Photos, iOS 11, and Sleeping your iPhone – Mac Geek Gab 677

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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It’s high time for some High Sierra chat, and chat is what your two favorite geeks bring! Installation help, app help, and some interesting tidbits round out that portion of the show. Then it’s on to some tips and glorious Cool Stuff Found submitted by you, our faithful listeners. Download, press play, and enjoy!