Press Control + T to swap the two characters before the cursor. Appel > Apple
I don’t consider myself very hip on mac tricks/haxies yet the ones I have been ready are straight from the Apple web page… here are a few terminal commands I use so often I never forget them. I’d love to know some more:
1. defaults write com.apple.Dock showhidden -bool YES (Makes hidden applications’ dock icons translucent. NO to reverse.)
2. killall (example “killall Dock”) basic… quick dock/dashboard reset
3. defaults write com.apple.dashboard devmode YES (unlocks dashboard dev mode.NO to reverse.)
4. defaults write com.apple.dock mouse-over-hilte-stack -boolean YES (highlight cursor in stacks)
5. defaults write com.apple.Dock workspaces-auto-swoosh -bool NO (disabled space switching for command-tab…YES to undo as with others)
You can use preview in leopard not only in finder windows but on any document, folder, or file on the desktop. simply highlight the desired file and then press the space bar to view that file in preview mode.
When you place a bookmark in the bookmark toolbar in Safari, you can then access that bookmark using a numbered keyboard shortcut. So, reading the bookmarks from left to right, my first bookmark is YouTube and I can access it with Command (⌘)+1. I then have a few bookmark folders and the next bookmark is my online banking statement. I can check my balance any time by opening Safari and pushing Command (⌘)+2. …and so on.
This is especially useful for search bookmarks.
If you have the Dictionary app in the dock, you can highlight a word and just drag that to the app. Then the app should launch and give the definition.
When previewing images, hold alt and click on the picture to zoom in. then you can move the image around with the scroll ball or the cursor. to Zoom Out hold alt+shift and click.
In the area at the top of itunes window that displays a track’s artist’s name/album when a track is playing can be set to display one or the other by clicking on it. If the display shows the artist name, clicking on it will display the album title and vice versa
* note from James, anyone got any other neat iTunes tricks?
If you have the tab bar open in either safari or Firefox(I don’t have any other browser), you can just drag a link to a website or video (like in Youtube) to the tab bar and it opens up another tab with that website or video. You still stay in the same tab that you are in. If you use Firefox though, it immediately starts playing the video when you open another tab.