OSX Quicktip: Always show the tab bar in Safari 3

If you’re like me, you like consistency. One of the features I always had turned on in Safari two was the “Always show the tab bar” option. That has been removed in Safari 3 for some reason, but the basic functionality is still there. Thanks to osxhints I can now share with you how to Read more…

OSX Quicktip: Saving Sessions in Safari 3

I spend a lot of time online (some of you may have noticed this). As a result, I tend to have between 5 and 50 different tabs open in my browser at any given time. Usually it’s a mix of things that I want to look at in relation to one of the many sites Read more…

Wired Predicts “Biggest changes to [computer] interface in 30 years”

Wired published an interesting article this morning that I think you guys will be interested in taking a look at. The article focuses on the potential Core Animation has to change the look and feel of the Operating System. The article suggests that at the WWDC Keynote Steve Jobs is “likely to give the world Read more…

OSX Quick Tip: Get all the Details on your Bluetooth Devices

If you want to get all the details on the Bluetooth Devices connected to your computer, there are a few ways you can go about doing it. First, if you have the little Bluetooth icon in the menu bar you can Option+Click it. You’ll see the menu is slightly different than if you just click Read more…

OSX Quick Tip: Back-up your Mail with Automator

Today’s Quick Tip comes from macosxhints.com.  This simple Automator workflow will back up all of your Mail for you 1. Start Automator 2. Drag drop ~/Library » Preferences » com.apple.mail.plist and ~/Library » Mail into the Automator panel. This will automatically create an Automator action (Get Specified Finder Items) containing the two items you dropped. Read more…

OSX Quicktip: Super Fast “Sleep” Shortcut

If you’re looking to put your Mac to sleep as quickly as possible, it couldn’t be more simple… Command-Option and then hold the Eject button for approx. 2 seconds. Your system will be out like a light. Read more…

OSX Quick Tip: Enable Transparent Dock Effect for Hidden Apps

Ok, here’s a cool Dock trick or hack (whatever you want to call it) that is also incredibly useful if you keep lots of applications open. When you activate this feature any application that you have hidden will become transparent in the Dock, making it clear which applications you have hidden, and which ones you Read more…

OSX Quick Tip: Tab through windows in Exposé

The title pretty much says it all on this one. If you activate Exposé by hitting F9, then all of your windows show up on the screen. From there you can click on the window you want, or you can hit Tab, and tab through them one by one. This is really helpful if you Read more…

OSX Quick Tip: Explore your Mac with Firefox

Sometimes I just prefer a web-styled interface when I’m looking for files or organizing my content.  When I work on a Windows machine I do this using IE or Firefox….however, I couldn’t find an easy way to do this on the Mac with Safari. There is, however, a very, very easy way to do this Read more…

OSX Quick Tip: Search only your Bookmarks in Safari

First, click on the Show All Bookmarks icon in the top-left corner of the Bookmarks Bar. This brings up the collections column on the left side of the browser, but it also brings up a search box in the bottom of the window. The box is centered under your bookmarks, and if you type in Read more…