Get Detailed iPhoto information on your photos

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 [...]

Quick Look files in Open and Save dialogs

After reading this post from Mac OSX Hints, I have compiled a quick how to use Quicklook to view files in the "Open" an "Save" dialog windows. 

You will first need to get the Quick Viewer and Quick Look Droplet from Apple.com. Once you download these files drag the Quicklook Droplet to the Dock. Then next time you need to see a file in an "Open" or "Save" dialog just drag the file icon over the Quicklook Droplet on the dock.

Has Anyone Ever Asked You To Resend an E-mail

If anyone has ever asked you to resend an e-mail for any reason her is how you can avoid having to retype the entire message.

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 [...]

Find Out The Total Size of More than One File

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.

Open Links From Mail in The Background

If you get e-mails that has several links embeded in them you can open the links in the background of the default web browser (Firefox for me). The process is the same as opening a new tab in Safari. Just command + click on the link and it will open a new tab in the web browser and not bring the web browser to the front. Give this a shot next time you are trying to get through your e-mails and don't want to be distracted by the you tube video your sister sent you a link to.

Open Toolbar Searches In A New Window Or Tab

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.