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Using the Delete Key on a Mac & Adding a Forward Delete Button

Apr 26, 2013 - 5 Comments
Using the Delete Key on a Mac, including Forward Delete and deleting full lines of text

The delete key on a Mac keyboard functions like a backspace key on a Windows/PC keyboard, deleting a character a time backwards from where the cursor is located. Pretty straightforward, but many newcomers to the Mac platform are confused as to why there isn’t a forward delete key… well it turns out there is forward … Read More

7 Simple Window Management Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac OS X to Improve Workflow

Mar 22, 2013 - 12 Comments
Window Management keystrokes in Mac OS X

Overloaded with too many active windows from too many apps? Want to quickly flip through them, minimize one, maybe maximize another? Maybe you’d just like to really focus and go full screen? We’ve got this all covered with some simple keyboard shortcuts that can improve workflow by speeding up window management and how you interact … Read More

4 Useful Trash Keyboard Shortcuts Every Mac User Should Know

Nov 13, 2012 - 11 Comments
Trash Shortcuts in Mac OS X

Trash is one of those overlooked aspects of OS X that you probably don’t think much about, most of us just drag a file into it, empty the Trash to delete a document and free up disk space, and that’s about it. That’s fine, but there are also a handful of genuinely useful keyboard shortcuts … Read More

Create a New Email with Attachments Quickly by Keyboard Shortcut in Mac OS X

Oct 20, 2012 - 12 Comments
Set keyboard shortcut for creating a new mail with attachment

Dragging files into the Mail Dock icon is a quick way to send out email attachments, but if you’re faster with the keyboard, try setting up a keyboard shortcut to perform the same task instead. This makes any selected file(s) from the Finder just a speedy keystroke away from being sent off in an email:

Navigate iPad & Switch Apps with Shortcuts and an External Keyboard

Oct 1, 2012 - 14 Comments
iPad keyboard navigation commands

Did you know you can navigate around the iPad using only a keyboard, without touching the screen at all? It’s part of iOS Accessibility options, and using keyboard navigation makes the iPad feel a lot more like a traditional computer, even sharing some of the keyboard shortcuts that Macs have to do things like the … Read More

Use a Keyboard Shortcut for Instant Help Menu Access in Mac OS X

Sep 28, 2012 - 3 Comments
Help Menu keyboard shortcut 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 … Read More

Enable “Save As” in OS X Yosemite, Mountain Lion, & OS X Mavericks

Aug 27, 2012 - 34 Comments
Save As in OS X menu item

Mac users with OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, and Mountain Lion finally have the option to bring back the much-loved “Save As” feature that was removed from Lion. It’s slightly hidden though, and there’s a few quirks with it, but we’ll show you how to access “Save As” and even better, how to have … Read More

Create a Shortcut for Typing eMail Address Quickly in iOS

Aug 4, 2012 - 11 Comments
iOS Text Expansion tip

One of the most frustrating things to type on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch keyboards is an email address. Typing out a name, then tapping the “.?123” button to access special characters for the @ sign and numbers, then tapping it again to type more letters, than tapping it yet again to type a … Read More

Convert All Windows to Tabs in Safari with a Keyboard Shortcut on Mac

Jul 2, 2012 - 3 Comments
Merge multiple browser windows into tabs with a keyboard shortcut

It’s easy to find yourself in a sea of open web browser windows, but with Safari there’s a great feature that lets you merge windows into tabs. We’ll take that nice little feature a step further and turn it into a keyboard shortcut, letting you instantly convert an ocean of windows into a single Safari … Read More

Swap the Last Two Characters Typed with a Keyboard Shortcut

Jun 22, 2012 - 11 Comments

How many times have you typed something to discover the last two characters are in the wrong order? You know, when “the” turns into “teh” and “something into “somethign”, a fairly common general mistype. Apparently it happens often enough for there to be an individual keyboard shortcut to instantly swap the last two typed characters, … Read More

Access Terminal from Anywhere in Mac OS X via Keyboard Shortcut with TotalTerminal

Jun 18, 2012 - 3 Comments
Total Terminal brings Terminal access to anywhere via Hot Key in Mac OS X

TotalTerminal is an excellent tweak for those of us who frequently use the command line, it provides instant access to the Terminal from anywhere in Mac OS X with just a keyboard shortcut. Modeled after the classic Quake console, an official prompt drops down from the top of the screen where you can quickly … Read More

Instantly See All Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac Apps with CheatSheet

May 23, 2012 - 33 Comments
CheatSheet shows all keyboard shortcuts for an app in Mac OS X

There are so many keyboard shortcuts throughout Mac OS X and it’s myriad of third party apps that it’s easy to forget them or get lost trying to memorize the sea of keystrokes for each app. This is where CheatSheet will make your life easier, it’s a tiny free application that sits in the background … Read More

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