I am a firm believer in using Safari on my mac. When I had my windows computer I used Firefox and there is one thing I really miss. The feature is hard to describe in text but here is my best attempt. In Firefox when you are on a webpage and you are looking for a word or sentence you just start typing and the ""Find" bar comes up and you can see the results as you type in more info. By default in Safari you have to type the keyboard shortcut "Command+F" or go to the "Edit" menu and scroll down to the find item and then you get the Find bar at the top of the screen. It seems by the time [...]
For our summer vacation my parents bought a new camera and we wanted to test it against 2 other cameras. So we headed to the beach with the 3 cameras and took the same shoots. Long story short I came back to the beach house and uploaded all the shots to iPhoto. I then wanted to see all the information about each shot so I knew which camera too the best shoots. I kept hitting "Command+I" but all I got was a gray window with a map. No camera data. Then I found out to get the detailed information,or Extended Photo Info, you have to use the option key modifier. So to get to the detailed [...]
Use The J,K, & L keys to skim the video
Use the Right Arrow to move one frame forward at a time.
Use the Left Arrow to move one frame backward at a time.
Use Option-Right Arrow to Jump to end of movie.
Use Option-Left Arrow to Jump to beginning of movie.
And don't forget you can always use the space bar to play & pause the file.
If you are a user who is trying to use the keyboard as much as you can and keep my hands off the mouse then you may want to learn the keyboard short cut to send a Maill.app message. After yo have typed you message and it is rea to go simply press the Command+shift+D keys and off the message will go.
If you have any other Mail.app short cuts that may help new users please share them in the comments below!
Okay so thats a bit of a lie. With these 2 methods the program will open, print the item, and then close the file.
The first way is to select Print in the Finder s File menu. This only works if you have the file selected in the Finder window. For example I have a Numbers document named Bills in my documents folder. If I wanted to print that, with this meted, I would open a Finder window navigate to the file and select it. Go to the Finder File menu and select Print. This will open numbers, print the document, and close the file. It does not close the application though. This [...]
If you are a keyboard junkie as I am striving to become then you really need to know how to move from tab to tab in Safari. All you need to do is use the Command + Shift keys and then add the left or right arrow to move from left to right.
NOTE: This is not the same as Firefox, in Firefox you can only use the Keyboard for the first 9 tabs. You need to use Command + 1-9 for the tab you want to open. Example if the tab you want is 5th in line then use Command +5.
I like using Safari better for this reason alone.
Get New Mail: Cmd-Shift-N
If you're waiting for a message, this can be really handy. Cmd-Tab to Mail, hit Cmd-Shift-N, then Cmd-Tab back to your previous app.
Reply: Cmd-R and Forward: Cmd-Shift-F
These pretty much go together. Cmd-R will reply to your message and Cmd-Shift-F will forward your message. Always handy if you have a lot of messages to reply to.
Mark as Junk Mail: Cmd-Shift-J
No matter how hard you try, you will probably never be completely free of Junk mail. However, if you mark a junk message as such, then Mail will eventually learn what you want and what you don't want.
If you are the type of user who opens lots of windows in one space and they start stacking on top of each other (like the picture below)then this tip is for you.
There are a few ways you can get to any of the open windows. You could just start scrolling through them like we showed you about in this article (Switch Between All Open Windows), or you could use expose. For me the best way to start working in the window I want is to use the Option + Command and click right on the window I want to work in. The major benefit to this method is the it will drop all other windows to the back [...]
Over at The Mac Tipper Blog they have posted a great tip for using your keyboard to cycle through all of the open windows. The short cut is called "Move focus to the active window or next window" in the Keyboard Shortcuts area of the Keyboard & Mouse System Preference Pane. According to the post the default is "Control + F4" but, if you are like me and on a macbook and just hit the "Control +F4" all it does is change the volume (some newer Macbook keyboards are different). For the default to work for me I also have to hit the "FN" key and to hit all of those keys its not a comfortable [...]
Once you have opened Mail.app go to the sent items and select the e-mail you want to resend. Don't open the message just select it. Now head up to the Message tab on the menu bar and select Send Again or if you are a big Keyboard Shortcut user hit "Shift + Command + D". A new window will pop up and your original message will be there just like it was just before you hit send. As a matter of good practice you should check to make sure the e-mail address is correct [...]