If you are a lover of Apple products as I am, you will love these life-changing shortcuts that are RIGHT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.
If you’ve ever copied and pasted text from a website into an email, you’ve experienced the frustration. All of a sudden your email has this chunk of mismatched text, and it takes you at least a minute fiddling with the font options to make it all conform.
For some programs (like Word), the shortcut is Command + Shift + Option + V.
From there, you can select the special character you want to use. This will especially come in handy if you’re fond of typing words like resumè, Beyoncè, naïf.
It includes the dictionary definition, the thesaurus entry, and the Wikipedia entry.
No more repetitive wrist ache when you’re mass deleting files from the finder.
Just press Command + Option + Control + 8 again to switch it back.
Note that this feature is by default disabled on Mountain Lion, so you’ll have to go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Accessibility to turn on the feature (just check the box that says “Invert Colors”).
It’s less complicated than you think! You simply open the Terminal application and type “purge” into the command line. Keep Activity Monitor open in the background so you can see exactly what’s going on. The first time you do this, you’ll free up 500MB+ of memory. You’ll need OS 10.7+ in order to do this. Watch this video if you need more exact instructions.
Open up System Preferences, go to “Date and Time,” click on the “Clock” tab, and check the option “Show Date” under “Date Options.” Now you’ll always know what the date is with a simple glance.
Maybe you frequently toggle between using headphones and speakers. This is an easy way to access those audio settings without having to go into the System Preferences.
If you’re in the middle of class, or just work in a super-quiet office, this trick will save you from ruining everyone else’s concentration.
Just open the PDF document you want to sign, click “Annotate” in the toolbar, and then click the Signature drop-down menu. Choose the first option. Sign a piece of paper and hold it up to your iSight/Facetime camera while Preview snaps a photo. It’ll then detect the signature and allow you to add it to your document.
It’ll even open the app for you if you don’t have it open.
Use the fn + Delete shortcut to delete the letter in front of your cursor instead of behind. Another handy tip: use option + delete to delete the last word typed. You’ll get the hang of it eventually.
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