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How to Type Superscript & Subscript Text in Pages for Mac OS X

Sep 29, 2014 - 14 Comments
Type superscript or subscript text in Mac OS X Pages app

Subscript and superscript text formatting is commonly used in the math and science world when writing out chemicals, formulas, and expressions. Subscript appears slightly lower and smaller than the primary text, while superscript appears slightly higher and smaller than the primary text (like an exponent, 8^3). If you need to type subscript or superscript characters … Read More

Launch Mac App Preferences & Settings with an (Almost Universal) Keyboard Shortcut in Mac OS X

Aug 7, 2014 - 6 Comments
Open Preferences with a Mac keyboard shortcut

Adjusting the Preferences and Settings of Mac apps is common and often a necessity to get things just right for you, particularly if you’re using an app for the first time, or setting up a new Mac. Rather than fish around in the menu items to find the Preferences or Settings menu option, you can … Read More

3 Super Simple Finder Keystroke Tips Every Mac User Must Know

Apr 16, 2014 - 8 Comments
Preview a file instantly by hitting the Space bar

The Finder offers the primary means of navigating the file system of Mac OS X, and though most users will rely entirely on clicking, dragging, and dropping, there are no shortage of keyboard shortcuts to make things even better. If you’re not going to learn them all (and let’s face it, just about nobody does), … Read More

Learn the 2 “Cancel” Button Keyboard Shortcuts in Mac OS X to Close Dialog & Alert Windows

Apr 5, 2014 - 10 Comments
Cancel Button keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X

Most Mac users know that hitting Command+W will close an open window, and we’ve covered a handful of other window management keystrokes before, but what about closing the seemingly inactionable dialog windows found with Open, Save, Save As, Export, iCloud, and Print actions? For closing those type of dialog windows, you’ll want to use the … Read More

5 Helpful Safari Keyboard Shortcuts for iPad

Nov 10, 2013 - 4 Comments
Safari Keyboard Shortcuts for iOS

The latest versions of Safari in iOS support new keyboard shortcuts to help speed up web browsing and general web navigation for iPad and iPhone users that have external keyboards attached to their devices. Those who have memorized the keyboard shortcuts for Safari on the Mac will find these to be identical to their Mac … Read More

Jump to the End or Start of a Document with a Simple Mac Keystroke

Oct 3, 2013 - 2 Comments
Navigate to the Start or End of documents with Mac keystrokes

A couple of easy to remember keyboard shortcuts will dramatically boost your productivity when navigating around documents and webpages throughout OS X, giving you the ability to instantly jump to the beginning or end of a scrollable document. These are universal on all Macs and should work regardless of what keyboard you’re using, so whether … Read More

5 Command Key Tricks for OS X to Improve Your Mac Workflow

Sep 24, 2013 - 1 Comment
Command key tricks for OS X

The Mac command key, sitting alongside the spacebar and containing that funky looking icon logo, is commonly used for initiating keyboard shortcuts throughout OS X. But that command key also has some nice usability tricks up its sleeve that are lesser known and underutilized, many of which can help with your general workflow throughout OS … Read More

Zoom Web Browsers & Increase Font Size for Easier Reading on the Web

May 3, 2013 - 1 Comment
Zoom web pages on the Mac with these keyboard shortcuts

Though most web pages pick a reasonable text size, some are just too hard to read because the font size is either too big, or more typically, just too small. Sometimes it’s not the web sites fault though, and a web page that is perfectly viewable on one computer may become teeny-tiny on another display … Read More

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

Mar 22, 2013 - 16 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

Get Fast Access to Sleep, Shut Down, and Restart Controls in Mac OS X

Jan 15, 2013 - 12 Comments
OS X Power controls for shut down reboot etc

Many longtime Mac users may know the handful of keyboard shortcuts to instantly reboot, shut down, and sleep Macs, but for those who haven’t memorized the precise keystrokes yet, a much safer option is to instantly summon the power controls for OS X instead. This allows you to choose the power option you need while … Read More

21 Useful iTunes 11 Keyboard Shortcuts

Dec 7, 2012 - 9 Comments
iTunes 11 icon

The new iTunes interface can be a bit jolting at first, but whether you’re still trying to get the hang of the new iTunes 11 interface of you’ve already made the changes to bring some familiarity back to the app, you’ll find good use out of these keyboard shortcuts. We’ve split them up into three … Read More

4 Useful Trash Keyboard Shortcuts Every Mac User Should Know (Plus, 7 Bonus Trash Tips)

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

Trash is one of those overlooked aspects of Mac 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 … Read More

Navigate iPad & Switch Apps with Shortcuts and an External Keyboard

Oct 1, 2012 - 16 Comments
iPad with an external keyboard

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 called VoiceOver, 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 … Read More

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

Aug 27, 2012 - 52 Comments
Save As in OS X menu item

Mac users with Mac 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 … Read More

10 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for the Open & Save Dialog in Mac OS X

Jul 6, 2012 - 9 Comments
Open Save dialog keyboard shortcuts

The next time you end up in an Open or Save dialog window in Mac OS X, try out a few of these helpful keyboard shortcuts to make navigating around the dialog and filesystem much faster.

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

Set a System Preferences Keyboard Shortcut in Mac OS X

May 13, 2012 - 6 Comments
System Preferences Hotkey

If you find yourself adjusting things in System Preferences often enough, it’s helpful to create a universal keyboard shortcut to quickly launch into the control panels on the Mac. Here is how to do that in Mac OS X:

Navigate the Dock in Mac OS X with These 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

May 8, 2012 - 8 Comments
Navigate the Dock in Mac OS X with the Keyboard

For the power users out there who prefer to leave their hands on the keyboard as much as possible, you’ll be pleased to know that the Dock in Mac OS X can be used exclusively from the keyboard with full functionality. With just the right keys pressed and keystroke combinations, you can navigate around Dock … Read More

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