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…

OSX Quick Tip: Transparent Notes

Stickies are a cool little application in OSX that allow you place virtual “Sticky Notes” on your screen. They are useful for leaving messages to yourself, or for someone else that will be on the computer later. You can find them in your Applications folder. The only problem with Stickies is that they can get Read more…

OS X Quick Tip: Hidden Sorting Options in Preview

One of the great things about Preview is that you can select multiple documents and they will all appear in the side Drawer. You can sort these documents by dragging them around, but there is a better way to sift through them than that. By Control+clicking on one of the images in the Drawer, a Read more…

OS X Quicktip: Unlock Pre-made AppleScripts

You may not know it, but there are already a ton of AppleScripts on your Mac, just waiting for you to use them. All you have to do is know where to find them. Go into your Applications folder>AppleScript and click on the AppleScript Utility Now select “Show Script Menu in menu bar” Now you’ll Read more…