Spotlight is Mac OS X’s powerful built-in search engine. Not only will it find just about any file or folder buried on your file system or attached drives, but it also doubles as a fantastically quick application launcher, dictionary lookup tool, and so much more. If you aren’t using Spotlight on a regular basis yet … Read More
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We recently covered 12 keyboard shortcuts to help navigate around and manipulate text in Mac OS X, and now we’ll show you a handful of similar tricks for use at the command line. These shortcuts can be used just about anywhere in the Terminal, including the bash prompt.
Work with text often? You can navigate, select, and manipulate text faster than ever before by remembering these twelve keyboard shortcuts.
By combining the Hide All shortcut with the minimize keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X, you can use a third ‘Minimize and Hide All’ shortcut by hitting the Command+Option+H+M keys together.
Mac OS X has a secondary Cut and Paste function that provides the ability to cut and paste additional information without overwriting existing clipboard contents. Highlight something and use the following keystrokes: Control+K cuts the content Control+Y pastes the content This cut and paste function works with images and text, but notice that it will … Read More
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Every Mac has a variety of optional boot functions that can be used to intervene during the OS X system startup. These are typically in the form of a single keys held down, or a press of keystrokes and hotkeys, used to issue a command and thereby adjust the booting behavior of Mac OS X. … Read More