A small trick for adjusting a window. Click and hold the titlebar. Than with one finger swipe the titlebar to the top of your screen. You will see a slightly darkened window. If you release your mouse/touchpad the window will fill the window to it’s maximum (like clicking on the green + radio-button).
If you the same but then from the top to down, the window restores to it’s previous size (mostly smaller).
I accidentally attempted this trick of previewing the documents (without opening the file) in full screen. Not big trick, but quite productive.
Normally pressing the “Spacebar” will preview the documents and to view it full screen need press the “opposite direction arrows”. Sometimes it can slow you down.
To open the file full screen hold “alt option” key on the keyboard and press“Spacebar”. Preview will display full screen and you will enjoy more if you have a 27″ iMac.
Hope you guys like this one.
So you might have an iPhone 4. You might have the facetime app for OS X. Wouldn’t it be neat if your mac could auto-answer calls??
Picture this, your mac is at home/office, you are out and about, you facetime your mac and have an instance surveillance system!
open “terminal” and type:
defaults write com.apple.FaceTime AutoAcceptInvitesFrom -array-add +61410003111
(where the number at the end is your own cell number, inc area code)
You can also allow it to answer from other apple-ID’s instead of cell num’s, AND auto-answer everything..
We all know or may have forgotten how at least to do a screen grab of a particular part of the screen with shift+cmd+4 but, try adding a space to the end of that
Check it out, shift+cmd+4+space = camera icon. Now click on a window or even the dock, tool bar or your icon set on the desktop. Try it now…
Pretty cool huh!
as taken from Mactalk
I admit it, for the last fifteen years or so I’ve been almost exclusively Windows-centric. I’m sure there’s a Mac-specific term for this but I haven’t found it yet. So, I’ll use sysprep for now.
What do I mean? In Windows there’s a set of tools available that lets you build a reference computer with all the latest updates, pre-installed drivers and software and your own configurations. Then you strip out all the bits that make it a unique computer such as user profiles and their associated passwords, unique computer identifiers and so on. At the end of this you have a reference install of Windows that you can take an image of and deploy to other computers. The first time you boot on a new computer it goes through some basic setup stuff and away you go.
Because I run a computer business that sells (and services) Apple computers I’ve been looking for a way to achieve the same sort of thing. What follows in this article is the results of a some in-depth research and putting together bits and pieces from various sources.
My result is a disk image (.dmg) file that I can use to restore on any current version of Mac hardware (laptop and desktop – although untested on a Mac Pro) that will have a user environment I’ve already configured and with additional software that I’d like available. It hasn’t got any pre-existing users created but runs the standard Apple welcome/setup process when first booted up instead – that way you get to create a new user profile for the new owner of the computer.
So, the process…
I received an attachment via E-mail and wanted to print it straight away.
1. So, I saved the document.
2. Selected it in Finder (not opened it) in Space 2
3. Then used the “File > Print” in Finder
4. The document was opened and printed
5. My word processor closed automatically again
In the meanwhile I was working on a document in a different Space.
Alt+Cmd+D hides the dock and pressing the same brings it back.
While clicking around in Exposé I noticed a couple useful features that might not be so obvious right away. Once in Exposé you can navigate through your applications and windows in a variety of ways.
Firstly, get into Exposé (for all windows).
Pressing the “tab” key will switch between Exposé windows for only the selected applications. If you have the Dock showing notice the selected application highlighted as you switch between different ones.
You can also navigate between application windows within Exposé by clicking on the application icon in the Dock. Clicking unopened application icons will close Exposé.
With Exposé open you can also switch between windows by using the arrow keys as well as mousing over each item. If you press the “spacebar” the selected item will come into focus while remaining in Exposé. This option will give you a clearer preview of the selected window. If by chance you selected the wrong window preview fret not. You can still switch between selected application windows by with the arrow keys as well as mousing over the original orientation of the other windows. This navigation method applies to Exposé for all windows as well.
Stay tuned for more great tips.