Use a Keyboard Shortcut for Instant Help Menu Access in Mac OS X
The Help menu in Mac OS X is an often underutilized feature that can quickly resolve a lot of questions about apps and the OS itself, making it an excellent resource to query any time you’re trying to find out about a particular feature, troubleshooting an issue, or you just want to learn more about the app in use. To get the most out of apps Help menu in OS X, memorize the keyboard shortcut to instantly access the Help Search function:
- Hit Command+Shift+/ to immediately open the Help menu, with the focus on the search box
With the Help Search menu open, you can start typing keywords and get instantaneous results. Overall, Help’s Search feature behaves a lot like the general Spotlight search function built into the core of OS X. The only potential limitation to the Help index is what a particular developer has decided to include in their documentation, and some third party apps are a bit more skimpy on details than others.
Memorize the keyboard shortcut and give it a try, it’s a great resource for learning.
Thanks to James for the tip idea