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Quickly Enable & Access OS X AirDrop File Transfer with Command+Shift+R

Jan 12, 2012 - 2 Comments
Quick AirDrop access

Remembering a keyboard shortcut makes using AirDrop even easier in OS X, by quickly accessing the AirDrop window and enabling the Mac to be ready to accept or send files to other nearby computers.

“Go To Folder” is the Most Useful Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcut for Power Users

Aug 31, 2011 - 23 Comments
Go To Folder command in Mac OS X

If there’s only one keyboard shortcut you should remember in Mac OS X it’s this: Go To Folder. We refer to this keyboard command so frequently here on OSXDaily that we just sort of assume everyone knows it, but it’s so useful and powerful that it’s worth making an individual post about it. Using “Go … Read More

Toggle Full Screen Mode with a Keyboard Shortcut in Mac OS X

Aug 10, 2011 - 43 Comments
Add a Full Screen Keyboard Shortcut in Mac OS X Lion

Want to get the most out of Mac OS X native Full Screen app mode? Assign a keyboard shortcut to toggle Full Screen mode with a simple keystroke. This will work to flip in and out of full screen mode of OS X in any app that supports the feature, and it only takes a … Read More

Change the Font Size of Text in Safari on Mac with Keyboard Shortcuts

Jun 29, 2010 - 2 Comments
Change the Font Size of Safari on a Mac

If you want to make reading a web page a bit easier on the Mac with Safari, you can issue some simple keyboard shortcuts to change the displayed font and text size on a page. To increase the Safari web browsers readable text size, hit the Command key and + key (plus key, it’s located … Read More

Change your Mac displays contrast

Jun 17, 2010 - 9 Comments
mac screen high contrast

Something I never really paid much attention to was the software side of my displays contrast, something that you can change by using simple keyboard shortcuts: Decrease display contrast: Command+Option+Control+, Increase display contrast: Command+Option+Control+. The default is set to the lowest level of contrast, and increases will generally wash out screen colors. The ability to … Read More

Screen Capture in Mac OS X

Jun 9, 2010 - 12 Comments
screen capture mac os x

I use screenshots constantly to share bits of information with people, and they can be really helpful when troubleshooting as well. Here’s all you’ll need to know about taking screenshots in Mac OS X, from capturing the screen in Mac OS X Finder and within applications, to changing the default screenshot file type, to taking … Read More

Boot Keys for Mac OS X System Start

Apr 26, 2010 - 4 Comments

Here’s a list of system startup hot keys to press while Mac OS X is booting, and their various effects: C – Boot from a CD/DVD T – Boot in Target Disk mode (FireWire only) N – Boot from an attached network server (NetBoot mode) X – Attempt to force Mac OS X to boot … Read More

Use the Tab Key to Switch Between Dialog Buttons in Mac OS X

Feb 26, 2010 - 15 Comments
mac tab key navigation

Using a Keyboard option you can allow the Tab Key to switch between dialog buttons, fields, and anything else in a dialog box within Mac OS X. This can greatly enhance the speed at which you use your Mac, and I’m a bit surprised Apple has never chosen to enable the feature by default. Enable … Read More

Accept file extension changes with Command-U

Jan 2, 2010 - 3 Comments

When you go to change the file extension in Mac OS X you will get a dialog box notifying you that by changing a file type it may open in another application. Chances are if you are changing the file extension deliberately, you did this intentionally. You can quickly accept this file type extension change … Read More

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