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Change the font size of text in Safari

Jun 29, 2010 - 2 Comments

You can change your web browsers readable text size by hitting the Command key and + key (plus key, next to delete). Changes are immediate. Continuously hitting this key combination will continue to increase the font size and you can take it to ridiculous levels if you want. Reducing the size of the browser font … Read More

Change your Mac displays contrast

Jun 17, 2010 - 9 Comments

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

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 - 14 Comments

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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