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 [...]
Most people know that if you right click and select "Get Info" or "Command + I" on a file in Finder you will get all kinds of information about the file. But, did you know that if you select a few files and "Option + Command + 1" "Option + Command + I"(Thanks Dave M for the pick up)on that it will show you the total size of the files you have selected.
I like to do my Google searches in the toolbar from either Firefox or Safari. I also like to have the searches open in a new window or tab in the browser that I am using.
To open new the new search from Safari's toolbar search all you need to do is type in your search terms and instead of hitting enter hit command + enter.
In Firefox the process is much the same, type in your search terms in the toolbar and then hit option + return to open a new window or tab.
This may seem like a simple or even obvious post. But, I have friends who have recently switched to the Mac and they don’t always know what the icons represent in the menus for keyboard shortcuts. I did some searching and couldn’t really find anybody explaining what the icons represent. I thought that was a bit odd so I wanted to get something out there for those few Mac newbies (or maybe even the veterans that still don’t know).
The icons I’m talking about look like this: Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcut Icons
Now, I’ll explain each quickly:
The new keyboard found on MacBooks and MacBook Pros now contain Dashboard, Exposé, and media controls on the function keys, but removed the toggle between mirror mode and extended desktop mode. On the prior keyboards, the toggle display mode function was located on the F7 key.
On the new keyboards, you toggle display modes by pressing Command-F1. This only seems to work from the built-in laptop keyboard.
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.
Contrary to popular belief, in the finder hitting the Enter does not open the file. The Enter key will allow you to change the name of the file though. To open the file or folder hit the Command and down arrow at the same time.
If you are anything like me and my family, you buy all kinds of things online. I use Amazon and eBay as much as I can to save a few bucks. The biggest problem for me is what to do with the receipts? Last month at out Mac User Group meeting we were talking about the "Print Options Menu" and there it was a "Save PDF to Web Receipts Folder" option, it was sitting right under the .pdf options button on the bottom right. The first thing that I thought was well where is this mysterious "Web Receipts Folder"? It sits in your Documents folder. It is not there by default unless you have used it [...]
Here are the winners of the Leopard contest.
iPod Shuffle winners:
- 10th: Enable data detectors in iChat -- Zach S. from New York, NY.
- 9th: Use Help to select menu items via keyboard -- Aaron J. from Beaverton, OR (and no, I don't know him!).
- 8th: Link to any specific message in Mail -- Adam S. from Sydney, Australia.
- 7th: Zoom in and out on Quick Looked PDFs -- James C. from Milwaukee, WI.
- 6th: Add a Show Package Contents keyboard shortcut -- David G. from Sheffield, England.
4GB iPod nano winners:
- 5th: Zoom in and out and pan images in Quick Look -- Hunter H. from [...]