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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]