Quicker Force Quit

If you have ever had an Application lock up on you in OS X and had to force quit it you know that normally you would go to the apple in the upper right and select the force quit menu. Here is away to speed up the process. If you hold down the shift key after you hit the apple the option to force quit the active Application will appear and you can force quit from there. You can also right (secondary) click on the Application on the doc and then hold down the alt/option key and this will allow you to quit the application you right clicked on.

Make Uses of The Hidden Favorites Folder

While you can add items to the favorites folder in Finder with Cmd-Shift-T, there's no easy way to get to it, or, any indication of where it is. To start off, the favorites folder is at (Your_Home_Folder)/Library/Favorites/. Now, you can add aliases to that folder by simply selecting a file/folder and hitting Cmd-Shift-T.

With this in mind, you could add the favorites folder to the dock, or, to the sidebar.

via the MacTipper

Can You Make Quick Look Even More Useful?

The answer is an outstanding YES!!! And it could not be easier to do. As you already know if you try to use Quick Look on a folder all you will get is a picture of the folder icon with no useful information. What if I told you that you could see the entire contents of the folder using quick look and all you would have to do is download this file un zip it and put the "Folder.qlgenerator" file in you Libary/Quicklook folder. ( the library on your main drive not the one in your user folder) I would say you should do this. There is also a plug-in that will do the same thing for a .zip file. If [...]

Open Item in Finder Window

As I said in my earlier post, you can use Command () Click on a link to open a new tab in Safari. Did you know that the same is true in Finder? If you need to have an item open up a Second finder window you can Command () Click the File, Folder, or item and a new Finder window will open.