Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Show hidden photos in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to show hidden photos, choose View> Hidden Photos.

Use a default zoom level in Pages

In Pages, to use a certain zoom level every time you open a document, choose Pages> Preferences, then click Rulers and choose a level for Default Zoom.

Quickly open the event editor window in iCal

In iCal, press Command-E to quickly open the event editor window for a selected event in your calendar.

Show the navigation menu on a web page made in iWeb

In iWeb, to display the navigation menu on a specific page, choose View> Show Inspector, then click the Page button and select “Display navigation menu".

Duplicate a project in iMovie

In iMovie, to duplicate a project, click the project in the Project Library to select it then choose File> Duplicate Project.

Resize a window by its center in OS X Lion

In OS X Lion, when resizing a window by dragging an edge, press the Option key as you drag to resize from the window's center.

Quickly make a new note in Stickies

From within any application, select some text and press Command-Shift-Y, to make a new note in Stickies with the selected text.

Save an image in Mail

In Mail, to save an image in a message to iPhoto, Control-click the image and choose "Export to iPhoto" from the pop-up menu.

Move to the previous space in Mission Control

In Mission Control, to move to the previous space using your keyboard, press Control-Left Arrow.

Show piano notation for both hands in GarageBand

In GarageBand, while in a Learn to Play piano lesson, press the 5 key to show notation for both hands, left and right.

Validate installed fonts in Font Book

In Font Book, to validate installed fonts to determine whether they are safe to use, select a font in the Font column, and then choose File> Validate Font.

Reopen the last closed window in Safari

In Safari, if you inadvertently close a browser window, to reopen it, choose History> Reopen Last Closed Window.

Hide a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to hide a photo in your library, select the photo and choose Photos> Hide Photo.

Flip video clips automatically in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to flip video clips automatically when you take them, choose Edit> Auto Flip New Items.

Reduce background noise in a clip in iMovie

In iMovie, to reduce background noise in a clip, double-click it, then click Audio at the top of the Inspector and select "Reduce background noise by".

Resize columns to fit content in Numbers

In Numbers, to adjust the width of selected columns to accommodate their largest content, choose Table> Resize Columns to Fit Content.

Move the picture-in-picture display in FaceTime

During a FaceTime call, to move the picture-in-picture display, drag the small window to any corner of the video call window.

Zoom in and out of full magnification in grid view in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when in grid view on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, double-tap with two fingers to zoom in and out of full magnification.

Decrease the size of a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to decrease the size of a movie, press Command-Minus (-).

Change the Cover Flow sort order in iTunes

In iTunes, when viewing items with Cover Flow, to change the sort order, Control-click an item's artwork then select an option for "Change Sort" from the pop-up menu.

Go to the location of an item in Save dialog box

In an application's Save dialog box, select a folder, then press Command-R to jump to the folder's location in the Finder.

Show your Reminders list in iCal

In iCal, press Command-Option-T to show your Reminders list.

Copy messages among mailboxes in Mail

In Mail, to copy messages among mailboxes, hold down the Option key and drag one or more messages to a mailbox in the Favorites bar or sidebar.

Make background objects selectable in Pages

In Pages, when working with layered objects in the background of a document, to reposition or edit the objects, choose Arrange> Make Background Objects Selectable.

Use a picture as a custom backdrop in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to use a picture as a custom backdrop, click the Effects button until you reach the User Backdrop pane, then drag the picture into an empty frame.

Turn the volume up in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, press the Up Arrow key to turn the volume up.

Reveal more color swatches in the Color Picker

In the system-wide Color Picker, drag the bottom of the Colors window down to reveal more rows to save your favorite color swatches.

Hide a chart's title in Numbers

In Numbers, to hide a chart's title, Control-click the chart and select "Hide Title" from the pop-up menu.

Organize apps into folders in LaunchPad

In LaunchPad, to organize apps into folders, drag one app’s icon over another to create a folder, then drag other apps you would like to add into the folder.

Adjust the size of an image, text box, chart, or shape in Keynote

In Keynote on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, to increase or decrease the size of an image, text box, chart, or shape, select it then pinch open or closed.

Change your default calendar in iCal

In iCal, to change your default calendar, into which new events are automatically added, choose iCal> Preferences, then click General and select a calendar from the Default Calendar pop-up menu.

Combine Events in your Event Library in iMovie

In iMovie, to combine Events in your Event Library, select two or more Events by Command-clicking each one, then choose File> Merge Events.

Search a buddy list in iChat

In iChat, to search a buddy list for a buddy's name, email or status message, select the list then press Command-F and type a search word or phrase.

Always empty Trash securely in the Finder

In the Finder, to always prevent deleted files from being read, choose Finder> Preferences, then click Advanced and enable "Empty Trash securely".

Zoom text only on a webpage in Safari

When zooming in or out of a webpage in Safari, to zoom the text only and not the images, choose View> Zoom Text Only.

Show your mailbox list in Mail

In Mail, to show your mailbox list, choose View> Show Mailbox List, or press Shift-Command-M.

Use an image on a webpage in Safari as your desktop picture

In Safari, to use an image on a webpage as your Mac's desktop picture, Control-click the image and choose "Use Image as Desktop Picture" from the pop-up menu.

Go to a specific date in iCal

In iCal, press Shift-Command-T in day, week, or month view to go to a specific date.

Quickly jump to the top of your photo library in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to quickly jump to the top of your photo library, select a photo and press Fn-Left Arrow.

Save a PDF to iTunes

When printing a document, click PDF and choose "Save PDF to iTunes" from the pop-up menu, to save it as a PDF book in Books in your iTunes library.

Reopen a closed tab in Safari

When browsing with tabs in Safari, if you accidentally close a tab, choose Edit> Undo Close Tab to reopen it.

Loop a movie in an iDVD project

To loop a movie in iDVD, select it in the project's menu or map view then choose Advanced> Loop Movie.

Share a webpage with iChat Theater

In iChat, to show a webpage via iChat Theater in a video chat, choose File> "Share a Webpage with iChat Theater", type a URL, then click Share.

Add an automatic fade-out to a project in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to add an automatic fade-out to a project, gradually fading the sound to silence, choose Track> Fade Out.

Open an item from its "Get Info" window in the Finder

In the Finder, when viewing the "Get Info" window for an item, to quickly open the item, double-click its thumbnail in the Preview section.

Flip a photo in a card in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to horizontally flip a photo placed in a card, Control-click the photo, then choose "Mirror Image" from the pop-up menu.

Sort the Reminders list in iCal

In iCal, to sort Reminders by due date, priority, title, or calendar, Control-click in the Reminders list and choose "Sort by" from the pop-up menu.

Select non-continuous blocks of text on a Keynote slide

In Keynote, to select words or phrases that are not next to each other in the same text box on a slide, press and hold the Command key while selecting them.

Add a column before another column in Pages

In Pages, to add a column to a table before another column, select a cell, then Control-click the cell again and choose "Add Column Before" from the pop-up menu.

Insert a movie at the end of a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to insert another movie at the end of your current movie, choose Edit> Add Clip to End, then locate the movie to add and click "Choose media".

Add flagged photos to events in iPhoto

In iPhoto, after flagging photos, to add them to events, select the event and choose Events> Add Flagged Photos to Selected Event.

Make text smaller in Stickies

In Stickies, to make selected text smaller, press Command-Minus (-).

Show a buddy in your buddy list in iChat

In iChat, to show the buddy you are currently chatting with in your buddy list, select the chat window and choose Buddies> Show in Buddy List.

Copy the map URL for an address in Address Book

In Address Book, click an address label (such as "home" or "work") on a card and choose Copy Map URL from the pop-up menu, to copy the URL from Google Maps for that address.

See a preview of builds on a slide in Keynote

In Keynote, after adding a build to a slide, click the slide's thumbnail in the Build Inspector window to see a preview of how the build will look.

Quickly move to the top of a document in TextEdit

In TextEdit, to quickly move to the top of a document, press Fn-Left Arrow.

Open a sidebar folder in its own window in the Finder

In the Finder, Command-click a folder in the sidebar to open that folder in its own separate Finder window.

Duplicate a table in Numbers

In Numbers, to duplicate a table, Control-click the table in the sidebar and choose Duplicate from the pop-up menu.

Turn off the sound in all clips in a project in iMovie

In iMovie, to turn off the sound in all clips in a project, select a project clip and choose Edit> Select All, then choose Clip> Mute Clips.

Add a cartoon speech bubble to a PDF or image in Preview

In Preview, to add a cartoon speech bubble to a PDF or image, choose Tools> Annotate> Add Speech Bubble, then drag over the region where you want the bubble to appear.

Add tabs to your Reading List in Safari

In Safari, when browsing with tabs, to add all tabs in the selected window to your Reading List, choose Bookmarks> "Add These Tabs to Reading List".

Quickly close all open windows in the Finder

In the Finder, and in many other applications, to quickly close all open windows, Option-click any window's close button.

Choose a different search engine in Safari

In Safari, to choose a different search engine, click the magnifying glass in the search field, and then choose the search engine you want from the list.

Rename a group on your Mac in Address Book

In Address Book, to rename a group on your Mac, select the group and choose Edit> Rename Group.

Ungroup grouped objects on a slide in Keynote

In Keynote, to ungroup grouped objects on a slide, select the grouped objects, then press Option-Shift-Command-G.

Change the size of the icons in the sidebar of Finder and Mail

In OS X Lion, to change the size of the icons in the sidebar of Finder and Mail, open System Preferences> General, then choose Small, Medium or Large for "Sidebar icon size".

Move backward through the Effects browser in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe right using two fingers to move backward through the Effects browser.

Split a movie into clips in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to split a movie into clips, drag the playhead in the timeline to the location where you want to split your movie and choose Edit> Split Clip.

Preview an item using Quick Look in the Finder

In the Finder, to preview an item using Quick Look, select the item and press the Space bar.

Always return to the last page viewed in a PDF document in Preview

In Preview, to always return to the last page viewed in a PDF document, choose Preview> Preferences, then click PDF and select "Start on the last viewed page”.

Duplicate a reminder in iCal

In iCal, to duplicate a reminder in your Reminders list, Control-click the reminder, then choose Duplicate from the pop-up menu.

Add items in the Finder as an attachment to a Mail message

In the Finder, Control-click one or more items and choose "New Email With Attachment" from the pop-up menu, to add the items to a new message in Mail.

Rename a printer in OS X Lion

To rename a printer, open System Preferences> Print & Scan, then Control-click the printer's name and choose "Rename printer" from the pop-up menu.

Decrease the size of the text you see in iChat

In iChat, to decrease the size of the text you see in the selected chat window, choose View> Make Text Smaller.

Remove a custom backdrop movie from Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to remove a custom backdrop movie from a User Backdrop effects pane, click the effect to select it, then press Delete.

Zoom completely out when editing a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when editing a photo, press 0 to zoom completely out.

Open multiple items in a Stack

When viewing a Stack as a grid or fan, to open multiple items in the Stack without closing it first, Option-click each item.

Extract audio from a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to extract just the audio from a movie, and none of its video, choose File> Export and select Audio Only from the Format pop-up menu.

View all documents in their original size in Preview

In Preview, to view all documents open in the sidebar in their original size, press Option and choose View> Actual Size on All.

Show the precise total playback time for a playlist in iTunes

In iTunes, click the time displayed at the bottom of a playlist window to show the precise total playback time for all of the media contained in it.

Change the color of your calendar in iCal

In iCal, to change the color of your calendar, click Calendars and select a calendar from the list, then choose Edit> Get Info and choose a new color from the pop-up menu.

Change the background in Launchpad

In Launchpad, press Command-B to cycle through color and grayscale, and blurred and non-blurred, versions of the Launchpad background.

Set a key photo for Faces in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when moving your pointer over photos in Faces to preview them, press the space bar to automatically set the previewed photo as the key photo.

Quickly show a black screen in Keynote

In Keynote, press “b” on your keyboard while delivering a presentation to pause the presentation and show a black screen.

Turn off movement on a motion menu in iDVD

In an iDVD project, to turn off movement on a motion menu, choose View> Show Inspector then, in the Menu Info window, set Loop Duration to zero.

Duplicate a playlist in iTunes

In iTunes, to duplicate a playlist, Control-click it in your iTunes sidebar and choose Duplicate from the pop-up menu.

Save a document as a custom template in Pages

In Pages, to save the current document as a custom template and make it available in the My Templates pane of the Template Chooser, choose File> Save as Template.

Use a custom image for a chat window’s background in iChat

In iChat, to use a custom image for a chat window’s background, select the window and choose View> Set Chat Background.

Mail an image from Preview

When viewing an image in Preview, to attach the image to a new outgoing email message in Mail, choose File> Mail Selected Image.

Rename an incorrectly-matched face in Faces in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when using the Confirm Additional Faces feature in Faces, to rename an incorrectly-matched face, Control-click the photo and choose Name from the pop-up menu.

Copy the entire contents of a message in Mail

In Mail, to copy the entire contents of a message without manually highlighting it first, select it in the message list and choose Edit> Copy.

Delete a region and move all following regions to the left in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to delete a selected region and move all following regions in the same track to the left, choose Edit> Delete and Move.

Set how many preview lines of each message are shown in Mail

In Mail, to set how many preview lines of each message are shown in the message list, choose Mail> Preferences> Viewing and select a number for List Preview.

Make a FaceTime video call from Address Book

In Address Book, to make a FaceTime video call, click the label (work, mobile, etc.) next to a contact's phone number or email address and select FaceTime from the pop-up menu.

Edit the name of a bookmark in your bookmarks bar in Safari

In Safari, to edit the name of a bookmark in your bookmarks bar, Control-click it and choose "Edit Name" from the pop-up menu.

View the Sample preview in Font Book

In Font Book, when previewing fonts, press Command-1 to view the Sample preview.

Preview a Numbers template before opening it

In the Template Chooser in Numbers, move your pointer over the thumbnail of a multi-page template to preview all of the pages contained within it.

Open a Stack as a folder in the Finder

To open a Stack as a folder in the Finder, instead of as a Stack, Option-Command-click its icon in your Dock.

Keep a movie visible in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to keep the selected movie visible over all other windows, even when QuickTime Player is in the background, choose View> Float on Top.

Automatically group messages into conversations in Mail

In Mail, to automatically group messages in the selected mailbox into conversations, choose View> Organize by Conversation.

Duplicate an album in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to duplicate an album in your Albums list, Control-click the album's name and choose "Duplicate" from the pop-up menu.

Go to the previous Reading List item in Safari

In Safari, when the Reading List sidebar is open, press Option-Command-Up Arrow to go its previous item.

Zoom out using the Magnifier tool in Preview

In Preview on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, when using the Magnifier tool to magnify an image or PDF, pinch closed to zoom out.

Use Quick Look to preview a document in an Open dialog box

In any application's Open dialog box, to use Quick Look to preview a document without opening it first, select the document and press the Space bar.

Quickly determine the length of a song or movie file

In the Finder, to quickly determine how long a selected song or movie file is, choose File> Get Info, and see its duration info under the "More Info" section.

Copy items from the results list in Spotlight

In OS X Lion, when searching from the Spotlight menu, drag and drop a found item from the results list to your desktop to put a copy of it there.

Change the orientation of the video call window in FaceTime

During a FaceTime call on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, do a 2-finger rotate to change the orientation of the video call window.

Split a table cell or cells into two equal rows in Numbers

In Numbers, to split a selected table cell or cells into two equal rows, choose Table> Split into Rows.

Quickly go to each of your favorite mailboxes in Mail

In Mail, press Command-1, Command-2, Command-3, etc., to quickly go to each of your favorite mailboxes, in the order that they appear in your Favorites Bar.

Jump to the previous page in a PDF in Preview

When viewing a PDF document full screen in Preview on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe left with two fingers to jump to the previous page.

Reorder reference sources in Dictionary

In Dictionary, to set the order in which reference sources are displayed, choose Dictionary> Preferences and drag the sources into the order you prefer.

Quickly open or close all sections of a Get Info window

In the Finder, when viewing the Get Info window for files or folders, Option-click any of the section triangles to quickly open or close all of them at once.

Choose the next lower guitar preset in GarageBand

In GarageBand, press period (.) when recording in an electric guitar track to choose the next lower guitar preset.

See recently-opened files for an application in your Dock

In OS X Lion, press Control when clicking an application's icon in your Dock to see a pop-up list of that application's recently-opened files.

Turn off the screen flash in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to always have the flash be turned off when taking photos, choose Camera> Enable Screen Flash and remove the checkmark.

Change the size of the icons and text in your Source list in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to change the size of the icons and text in your Source list, choose iPhoto> Preferences> Appearance, then choose a Source Text size.

Flip a movie clip vertically in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to flip a movie clip vertically, chose Edit> Flip Vertical.

Restore a folder's view options in the Finder

In the Finder, to restore a folder's view options back to their default setting, choose View> Show View Options, then press Option and click "Restore to Defaults".

Play a slideshow from the beginning in Keynote

In Keynote, to play a slideshow from the very beginning, even if another slide is currently selected, Option-click the Play button in the toolbar.

Specify default preferences for new documents in TextEdit

In TextEdit, to specify the default format, font and window size preferences for all new documents, choose TextEdit> Preferences, then click New Document.

Quickly add a link to your Reading List in Safari

When viewing a web page in Safari 5.1 or newer, press Command-Shift-D to quickly add a link for that page to your Reading List.

Share address cards from Address Book

In Address Book, to send your own or a contact's address card as an attachment to a new message in Mail, open the card then click the Share button.

Quickly open your Library folder in OS X Lion

In the Finder in OS X Lion, to quickly open your Library folder (a folder that usually is hidden), press Option and choose Go> Library.

Print images of video clips in a project in iMovie

In iMovie, to print images of video clips as they currently appear in a project, click anywhere in the project then choose File> Print Project.

Assign keywords to images and PDF documents in Preview

In Preview, to assign keywords to images and PDF documents, which can be searched for using Spotlight, choose Tools> Show Inspector, then click the Keywords Inspector and click the Add button.

Resize the width of all columns simultaneously in the Finder

In the Finder, when viewing as Columns, hold Option while dragging any column's width adjustment handle to resize the width of all columns simultaneously.

Create a new library in iTunes

In iTunes, to create a new library, hold down the Option key while opening iTunes, then click the "Create Library" button.

Select the previous reference source in Dictionary

In Dictionary, press Command-Shift-Left Bracket to select the previous dictionary reference source.

Copy a row in Numbers

In Numbers, to copy a row elsewhere in a table, click its reference tab to select it, then hold Option and drag the row to the desired location.

Quickly close all chats in iChat

In iChat, to quickly close all open chat sessions, all at once, press Option and choose File> Close All Chats.

Go to the next or previous day, week, month or year in iCal

In iCal on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe left or right with two fingers to go to the next or previous day, week, month or year.

Use the Dock to quickly hide open applications

To quickly hide all open applications, except the one you are currently using, press Control-Option, then click its icon in the Dock and choose "Hide Others".

Tweet about an item found in the iTunes Store

In iTunes, to post on Twitter a tweet about an item in the iTunes Store, click the down arrow next to its Buy button and choose "Share On Twitter".

Rearrange or move apps in Launchpad

In OS X Lion, to rearrange or move apps in Launchpad, simply drag their icons to a new location.

Adjust the magnification level of all documents in Preview

In Preview, to adjust the magnification level of all documents open in the sidebar at once, hold Option then choose a Zoom option from the View menu.

Jump back when playing an Event video in iMovie

In iMovie, press Shift-Up Arrow when playing an Event video to jump back three seconds.

Move through your browsing history in Safari

In Safari on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe left or right with two fingers to move through your browsing history one page at a time.

Adjust the size of text in iCal

In iCal in OS X Lion, to adjust the size of text, press Command-Plus to make text bigger or press Command-Minus to make it smaller.

Reduce the file size of a Pages document

In Pages, to reduce the file size of a document by replacing original images and movies in it with smaller, edited versions, choose File> Reduce File Size.

Show RSS feeds for a webpage in Safari

In Safari 5, on webpages containing both articles and RSS feeds, press and hold the Reader button in the Safari address field to show the Show RSS pop-up menu.

Place all existing chats into one multi-chat window in iChat

In iChat, to place all existing chats into one multi-chat window, choose Window> Merge All Chat Windows.

Search Wikipedia from the Spotlight menu

To search Wikipedia from the Spotlight menu, scroll to the bottom of the search results, then choose Search Wikipedia.

Perform a find on the current web page in Safari

In Safari, press Command-F to perform a find on the current web page.

Move back by one page in a book in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when creating a book, press the Left Arrow to move back by one page in the book's layout.

Quickly look up definitions for words in OS X Lion

In OS X Lion on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, to look up definitions for words in applications such as Pages or Mail, double-tap the word using three fingers.

Zoom into thumbnails when setting the desktop picture

On a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, pinch open over the thumbnail pictures in System Preferences> Desktop & Screen Saver> Desktop to zoom into them.

Select an object after editing text within it in Numbers

In Numbers, after typing text within an object, press Command-Return to exit text edit mode and select the object.

Preview a URL in iChat using Quick Look

In iChat, to preview a URL sent or received in a chat using Quick Look, hold the pointer over the URL address then click the arrow to the right of it.

Show a message when the screen is locked in OS X Lion

In OS X Lion, to have a message display at login, and when your screen is locked, choose System Preferences> Security & Privacy> General and select "Show a message when the screen is locked".

Display a contact in a separate window in Address Book

In Address Book, double-click a contact in the list to display the contact's information in a separate, floating window.

Use vertical text in TextEdit

In TextEdit, to change a document's layout orientation for languages that use vertical text, choose Format> Make Layout Vertical.

Preview items in Stacks using Quick Look

In OS X Lion, in Stacks grid or fan view, to preview items using Quick Look, hold your pointer over the item and press Space.

Decrease the size of selected text in Keynote

In Keynote on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, select text on a slide then pinch closed to decrease its size.

Add an event to your calendar in iCal

In iCal, to quickly add an event to your calendar, click the Add (+) button, enter the event's info (such as "meeting Tuesday at 1PM"), then press Return.

Jump to the previous chapter in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, when viewing movies with chapters, press Shift-Command-Left Arrow to jump to the previous chapter.

Show buddies for all active accounts in one window in iChat

In iChat, to show buddies for all active accounts in one window, choose iChat> Preferences> General and select "Show all my accounts in one list".

Quickly create a folder of items in the Finder

In the Finder, to quickly create a folder of items, select the items you want to group together, then Control-click one of them and choose "New Folder with Selection".

Quickly add a song to a playlist in iTunes

In iTunes, to quickly add a song to a playlist without dragging it, press Control then click the song and select "Add to Playlist" from the menu.

Use a Keynote slide as an image in a podcast in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to use a Keynote slide as an image in a podcast, drag and drop the slide's thumbnail from Keynote into the Podcast Track in GarageBand.

View a birthdays calendar in iCal

In iCal, to view a calendar with friends' and family's birthdays entered in Address Book, choose iCal> Preferences> General and select "Show Birthdays calendar".

Magnify an area in an image or PDF document in Preview

In Preview, to magnify an area in an image or PDF document, choose Tools> Show Magnifier.

View thumbnails of search results in the Spotlight menu

In OS X Lion, when doing a search from the Spotlight menu, hold the pointer over a search result to view the item's thumbnail.

Save a custom theme in Keynote

In Keynote, to save a custom theme, creating a brand new theme with any master slide changes made to the current one, choose File> Save Theme.

Search for photos within a specific week in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when searching for photos by date, double-click a date in the calendar to select the entire week.

Download files to a specific location in Safari

In Safari, to download files to a location other than your Downloads folder, Control-click a download link and select "Download Linked File As...".

Delete a message without automatically selecting the next one in Mail

In Mail, to delete a message without automatically selecting the next one in the mailbox, hold down the Option key when you delete the message.

Rotate a photo clockwise or counterclockwise in iPhoto

In iPhoto on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, do a 2-finger rotate over a photo in edit view to rotate it clockwise or counterclockwise.

Display a slideshow of all pages in a PDF document in Preview

In Preview, to display a full-screen slideshow of all pages in a PDF document, open the PDF and choose View> Slideshow.

Show the slide switcher when scrolling in Keynote

In Keynote, to have the slide switcher appear when you scroll during a slideshow, choose Keynote> Preferences> Slideshow> Show slide switcher when scrolling.

Show the time remaining in a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, click the total playback time in the bottom right corner of the movie playback controls to show the time remaining in the movie.

Duplicate a note in score view in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to duplicate a note in score view, press Option then drag the note head to a new position within the music notation.

Open a buddy's card in Address Book from iChat

In iChat, Control-click a name in your AIM Buddy List, then select "Show in Address Book" to open that buddy’s card in Address Book.

Automatically download purchases from iTunes to other devices

In iTunes, to enable the automatic download of purchases to other supported devices, choose iTunes> Preferences> Store> Automatic Downloads.

Quickly see how many pages are in a PDF document in the Finder

In the Finder, to see how many pages are in a PDF document without opening it first, select it, choose File> Get Info and look in the "More Info" section.

Use simple math to adjust font size in the Mac OS X Font Panel

In the Mac OS X Font Panel, enter simple math such as "*3", "/2", or "+40" to adjust the size of selected text by that mathematical value.

Open History menu webpages in new windows or tabs in Safari

In Safari, press Command while selecting a website in your History menu to open the website in a new window or tab.

Rename a mailbox in Mail

In Mail, to rename a mailbox you added to the sidebar, press Control, click the mailbox and choose "Rename Mailbox" from the menu.

Adjust the zoomed view of a photo being edited in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when zoomed into a photo being edited, to adjust the view of the photo, press the Space bar while dragging.

Quickly make slides from photos in Keynote

In Keynote, drag and drop photos from the Photos Media Browser into the Navigator or Light Table to quickly make new slides centered with each photo.

Revert a button back to its original style in iDVD

In iDVD, after changing a button's style, to revert back to the style that came with the theme, select it, then choose Advanced> Reset Object to Theme Settings.

Automatically delete To Do items after they are completed in iCal

In iCal, to automatically delete To Do items one or more days after they are completed, choose iCal> Preferences> Advanced> Delete to do items.

Quickly delete a page in Pages

In Pages, to quickly delete a page, avoiding the "Are you sure?" confirmation warning, select the page, then press Option and choose Edit> Delete Page.

Move to the previous photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe left with three fingers across a photo to move to the previous one.

Slow down a "Learn to Play" lesson in GarageBand

In GarageBand, when playing a "Learn to Play" lesson, drag the Speed slider in the bottom control bar to the left to slow down the lesson playback.

Quickly assign a rating to an item in iTunes

In iTunes, to quickly assign a rating to an item in your iTunes library, press Control then click the item and choose "Rating" from the pop-up menu.

Add a person's birthday to their card in Address Book

In Address Book, to add a person's birthday to their card, choose Card> Add Field and select Birthday from the menu.

Maximize the number of currency symbols available in Numbers

In Numbers, to maximize the number of currency symbols available, choose Numbers> Preferences> General and choose "Show complete list of currencies in Cells inspector".

Send an object to the back in Keynote

In Keynote, select an object on a slide then press Shift-Command-B to send it to the back.

Always receive a copy of emails you send in Mail

In Mail, to always include your email address in the address field to receive your own messages, choose Mail> Preferences> Composing and select the “Automatically Bcc (or Cc) myself” checkbox.

Zoom in or out of a document in Preview

In Preview, when viewing an image or PDF on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, pinch open or closed to zoom in or out.

Create a bulleted list in Stickies

In Stickies, to create a list, press Option-Tab to make the first bulleted item, press Return to add new lines, then press Return twice to finish the list.

Reset the play count for an item in iTunes

In iTunes, to reset the play count for a song, podcast, etc. in your library, press Control and click the item, then select "Reset Plays" from the pop-up menu.

Add a photo to a date in an iPhoto calendar

In iPhoto, to add a photo to any date in an iPhoto calendar, drag and drop a photo thumbnail from the Photos pane into a date cell in the calendar.

Always save media files into slideshows in Keynote

In Keynote, to always save media files into slideshows when saved, choose Keynote> Preferences> General> Saving> Copy audio and movies into document.

Make an event end 15 minutes later in iCal

In iCal, in Day or Week view, select an event then press Shift-Control-Down Arrow, to make the event end 15 minutes later.

Show region boundaries in iWeb

In iWeb, to show a template's region boundaries for the web page navigation bar, header, body and footer sections, choose View> Show Layout.

Set the order of names displayed for a card in Address Book

To set the order of names (last name first or first name last) displayed for a selected card in Address Book, choose Card> Reorder.

Convert a movie trailer into a project in iMovie

In iMovie '11, to convert a movie trailer into a standard, editable project, open the trailer and choose File> Convert to Project.

Move a message to the last mailbox used in Mail

In Mail, select a message then press Command-Option-T, to move the message to the last mailbox you moved or copied a message to.

Play recently-played items again in iTunes

In iTunes, to see a list of the last ten items you played, and to replay any one of them, choose Controls> Play Recent.

Move back by the visible width of the timeline in GarageBand

In GarageBand, press Page Up (Fn-Up Arrow) to move back by the visible width of the project timeline.

Automatically resize an image or PDF in Preview

In Preview, to automatically resize an image or PDF so it fits in its window when the window is resized, choose View> Automatically Resize.

Specify that a page should never be included in Top Sites in Safari

In Top Sites in Safari, click the Edit button, then click the X in the upper-left corner of a page to never have that page appear again in Top Sites.

Open an item from within Quick Look in the Finder

When previewing an item in the Finder with Quick Look, press Command-Down Arrow to open the item.

Split an Event in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to split an Event into two or more separate events, open the Event, select some photos in it, then choose Events> Split Event.

Have all songs and videos play at the same volume level in iTunes

In iTunes, to have all songs and videos always play at the same relative volume level, choose iTunes> Preferences> Playback and select Sound Check.

Save a picture clipping of a video chat in iChat

In iChat, to save a picture clipping of a video chat, press and hold the Command key then click, drag and drop the image out of the chat window.

Search for photos from the same month in all years in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when searching for photos by date, to find photos from the same month in all years, press the Option key then click the month's name.

Import an image from an attached device into a Mail message

In Mail, Control-click in the body of a new message and choose "Import Image", to import an image directly from an attached camera or iOS device.

Quickly switch applications or access Exposé using the trackpad

On a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, do a 4-finger swipe up or down for Exposé, or left or right to switch applications.

Jump to the end of a movie in Keynote

In Keynote, when playing a movie in a slideshow, press "O" to jump to the end.

Set default properties for rich text documents in TextEdit

In TextEdit, to set default properties (author, copyright, etc.) for new rich text documents, choose TextEdit> Preferences> New Document> Properties.

Find public event calendars to subscribe to in iCal

In iCal, to find holiday, sports, or other general public event calendars to subscribe to, choose Calendar> Find Subscriptions.

View a movie full screen in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, pinch apart over a movie while it is playing to view it full screen.

Change the default note template in Stickies

In Stickies, to change the default note template, set a note's color, note size and font styles, then choose Note> Use as Default.

Make all columns in a table the same size in Numbers

In Numbers, to make all columns in a table the same size, select any row in the table, and then choose Table> Distribute Columns Evenly.

Adjust a track's volume slider in finer increments in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to adjust a track's volume level in finer increments, hold down the Shift key while you drag its volume slider.

Automatically reduce the file size of images in iWeb

In iWeb, to automatically reduce the file size of images imported into web pages, choose iWeb> Preferences and select "Optimize images on import".

Use the name of the current iTunes song as your status in iChat

In iChat, to use the name of the iTunes song you’re currently hearing as your status, choose "Current iTunes Song" from the pop-up status menu.

Flash your screen when an alert sound occurs

To have the screen of your Mac flash when an alert sound occurs, choose System Preferences> Universal Access> Hearing, then select "Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs".

Create a new photo library in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to create a new photo library, hold down the Option key while opening iPhoto, then click the "Create New" button.

Quickly delete a playlist in iTunes

In iTunes, to quickly delete a playlist, bypassing the "Are you sure?" confirmation warning, select it and press Command-Delete.

Rewind a movie in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, press Command-Left Arrow while a movie is playing to cycle through each rewind speed.

Archive your address book file in Address Book

In Address Book, to archive your address book file so that you have a backup copy of it, choose File> Export> Address Book Archive.

Access Time Machine backups stored on other volumes

To access Time Machine backups stored on other volumes, Option-click the Time Machine menubar icon and choose "Browse Other Time Machine Disks".

Go to the last slide in a Keynote presentation

In Keynote, when playing a slideshow, press Fn-Right Arrow to go to your last slide.

Use one or more photos from iPhoto as your desktop picture

In iPhoto, to use one or more photos as your desktop picture, select the photos in your iPhoto library then choose Share> Set Desktop.

Use a larger font in the Project and Event Library list in iMovie

In iMovie, to increase the font size used in your Project and Event Library list, choose iMovie> Preferences> Browser> Use large font in Project Library and Event Library.

Lower the master volume in GarageBand

In GarageBand, press Command-Down Arrow to lower the current project's master volume.

Always show titles and comments with images in iDVD slideshows

In iDVD, to always show titles and comments with images in slideshows, choose iDVD> Preferences> Slideshow and select the "Show titles and comments" option.

Go backwards and forwards through history in Safari

In Safari on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, do a 3-finger swipe across a page to go backwards and forwards through that page's history.

Show track info in the Visualizer in iTunes

In iTunes, when a Visualizer is running (via View> Show Visualizer) press "I" on your keyboard to show info for the current track.

Add contact information from Mail messages to Address Book

In Mail, when reading a message, press Shift+Command+Y to automatically add the sender's contact information to Address Book.

Set the default font size in Address Book

In Address Book, to set the default font size for displaying contact information, choose Address Book> Preferences> General> Font Size.

Hide the TV safe area for a project in iDVD

In iDVD, to hide the boundary around the area which will be viewable on most standard, non-widescreen televisions if it is showing, choose View> Hide TV Safe Area.

Reveal the Finder location of a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to show where on your Mac the original or modified copy of a selected photo is located, choose File> Reveal in Finder.

Navigate through Exposé using the keyboard

In Exposé, press the arrow keys to select a window thumbnail, then press the spacebar to enlarge the thumbnail or press Return to switch to it.

Save a copy of a file opened in Preview

To save a copy of a file opened in Preview, Control-click any thumbnail in its sidebar and select "Save a Copy to Folder".

Open definitions for words in separate windows in Dictionary

In Dictionary, Command-click on any word in a definition to open the definition for that word in its own separate window.

Jump to the next page in Preview

In Preview on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, flick down in the sidebar using fingers to jump to the next page of a multi-page document.

Show or hide word count in Pages

In Pages, to show or hide the word count at the bottom of a document's window, choose Pages> Preferences> General> Editing> Show word count at window bottom.

Automatically backup presentations when saving in Keynote

In Keynote, to automatically backup the last saved version of a presentation, choose Keynote> Preferences> General and select "Back up previous version".

View a call in full screen in FaceTime

In FaceTime, while making a call from a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, do a 2-finger pinch open to view the window in full-screen mode.

Decrease the quote level in Mail

In Mail, to decrease the quote level of selected text in a message you are replying to or forwarding, choose Format> Quote Level> Decrease.

View icon images for any item with Preview

In the Finder, select any item and choose Edit> Copy then, in Preview, choose File> New from Clipboard to view the item's 512x512px icon image.

Tighten character spacing in a title in iMovie

In iMovie, to tighten the space between characters in a title, select the text then press Command-Option-Left Arrow.

Add notes to notation in GarageBand

In score view in GarageBand, to add notes to the notation, first choose a note value from the Insert pop-up menu then Command-click in the staff to add it.

Insert a paragraph break in a cell in Numbers

In Numbers, when editing text or formulas in a cell, press Option-Return to insert a paragraph break (hard return) in the text.

Jump to the previous item in iCal

In iCal, after selecting an event or to-do item in the main calendar view, press Shift-Tab to jump to the previous item.

Quickly show the details of an exported vCard

In the Finder, to quickly show the details of an exported vCard without opening Address Book first, select it then press Space to view it with Quick Look.

Move back through a slideshow in iPhoto

In iPhoto, while playing a slideshow, press the Left Arrow key to move back through it manually.

Reset equalizer sliders in iTunes

In iTunes, when manually adjusting the Equalizer settings, click the number at the bottom of any slider to reset its value back to zero.

Rotate an image or PDF by 90-degrees in Preview

In Preview on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, do a 2-finger rotate over an image or PDF to rotate it in 90-degree increments.

Quickly look up the definition for a word

In most Mac programs, to quickly look up the definition for a word, hover over the word and press Control-Command-D to pop up its definition.

Add a soundtrack to a Keynote slideshow

In Keynote, to play a song throughout a slideshow, choose View> Show Inspector> Document inspector> Audio, then drag a song into the Soundtrack well.

Jump between your different mailboxes in Mail

In Mail, press Command-1 through Command-5 to jump to your Inbox, Outbox, Drafts mailbox, Sent mailbox or Trash mailbox, respectively.

Apply the same adjustments to multiple clips in iMovie

In iMovie, copy an edited project clip then select another clip and choose Edit> Paste Adjustments, to apply the copied clip's audio and video adjustments to it.

Re-initiate a recent call made in FaceTime

In FaceTime, to quickly re-initiate a call, Control-click the FaceTime icon in your Dock and choose a call from the Recent Calls list.

Quickly jump between items in Quick Look

When viewing multiple items with Quick Look on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, do a 3-finger swipe to jump to the next item.

Open an item previously transferred in iChat

In iChat, to open an item you previously transferred, choose Window> File Transfers, then double-click the file's icon in the File Transfers list.

Change the name of a style in Pages

In Pages, to change the name of a style in the Styles drawer, click the arrow to the right of the style's name and choose "Rename Style".

Add a new row below a cell in Numbers

In Numbers, press Option-Down Arrow to add a new row below a selected cell.

Show previously-declined shared calendar events in iCal

In iCal, to make visible in your calendar shared calendar events that you previously declined, choose View> Show Declined Events.

Get copied on emails sent from within iPhoto

In iPhoto '11, to get copied on emails you send from within iPhoto, choose iPhoto> Preferences> Advanced and select the "Automatically Bcc myself" option.

Quickly jump between panes in the Get Info window in iTunes

In the "Get Info" window for an item in iTunes, press Command 1-7 to jump between Summary, Info, Video, Sorting, Options, Lyrics and Artwork.

Verify that Time Machine backups can be used for restores

To verify that your Time Machine backups can be used for restores, Option-click the Time Machine icon in your menu bar and choose "Verify Backups".

Save text chat transcripts in iChat

In iChat, to always save a copy of text chats to read later, choose iChat> Preferences> Messages, then select "Save chat transcripts".

Duplicate a video clip in an iMovie project

In iMovie, to duplicate a video clip in the Project browser, Option-click the clip and drag it where you want the copy to appear.

Set keyboard shortcuts for favorite keywords in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to create or change keyboard shortcuts for favorite keywords choose Window> Manage My Keywords then click the "Edit Keywords" button.

Select the previous item on a slide in Keynote

In Keynote, after selecting an item on a slide's canvas, press Shift-Tab to select the previous item on the slide.

Export fonts from Font Book

In Font Book, to export fonts into their own "Exported Fonts" folder, select some fonts to export, then choose File> Export Fonts.

Use the keyboard to switch between views in iCal

In iCal, press Command-1, Command-2, or Command-3 to switch to Day view, Week view, or Month view, respectively.

Select a cell in Numbers

In Numbers, when editing a cell in a table, press Command-Return to select the cell.

Copy an item from within the Get Info window in the Finder

When viewing the Get Info window for an item in the Finder, drag and drop the Preview thumbnail image to copy the item to a new location.

Sort projects in alphabetical order in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to sort your Projects list in alphabetical order, Control-click any project in your Source list, then select "Sort Projects" from the menu.

Reveal the source event for a clip in iMovie

In iMovie, Control-click a clip in a Project and select "Reveal in Event Browser", to go to its original source video in Events.

Add a URL from Safari to a card in Address Book

In Address Book, to add the URL from the frontmost page in Safari to a selected contact's card, choose Card> Add URL From Safari.

Quickly turn on Private Browsing in Safari

To skip the confirmation message when turning on Private Browsing in Safari, hold the Option key and choose Safari> Private Browsing.

Edit a shape placed on a slide in Keynote

In Keynote, after placing a shape on a slide, to edit it, select the shape and choose Format> Shape> Make Editable, then drag the red points to reshape it.

Refresh your Radio list or iTunes DJ list in iTunes

In iTunes, to refresh your Radio list or iTunes DJ list, select it in your iTunes Library then press Command-R.

Hide all drop zones on a menu screen in iDVD

In iDVD, to hide all drop zones on a menu screen, select any drop zone, choose View> Show Inspector and deselect the "Show drop zones and related graphics" option.

Decrease the size of the Contact Sheet thumbnails in Preview

In Preview on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, pinch closed over the Contact Sheet window to decrease the size of the thumbnails.

Restore a deleted photo moved to Trash in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to restore a deleted photo moved to Trash before it is emptied, select the photo and choose Photos> Restore to Photo Library.

Duplicate a track in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to duplicate a track, creating a new track with the same instrument and effect settings, select it and choose Track> Duplicate Track.

Copy the contents of one cell into another cell in Numbers

In Numbers, to copy the contents of a selected cell into another cell, press Option while dragging the selected cell's contents to the other cell.

Change your default search engine in Safari 5

In Safari, to change your default search engine from Google to Bing or Yahoo, choose Safari> Preferences> General> Default search engine.

Auto-shrink placeholder text in a theme in Keynote

In Keynote, to make placeholder text in a theme automatically shrink to match the size of its text box, Control-click the text box and choose "Auto-shrink Text".

Change a motion button to a still image button in iDVD

In iDVD, to change a video on a motion button to a still image, click once to select it, then click again and select the "Still Image" checkbox.

Analyze video for the presence of people in iMovie '11

In iMovie '11, to analyze video for the presence of people, select an Event then choose File> Analyze Video> People.

Change the quality of recordings made with QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, before starting a movie, audio or screen recording, click the arrow button in the controller to set the recording quality.

Quickly lower track volume in GarageBand

In GarageBand on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, select a track then rotate counterclockwise to lower its volume.

Scroll up in larger increments in Safari

In Safari, when using arrow keys to scroll through a web page, press Option-Up Arrow to up scroll in larger increments.

Rename a site in iWeb

In iWeb, to rename a site, double-click its default name in the sidebar on the left of the iWeb window, and type a new name.

Rotate an object in 45-degree increments in Keynote

In Keynote, when rotating an object on a slide, press the Shift key to rotate the object in fixed, 45-degree increments.

Troubleshoot network and account issues in Mail

In Mail, to troubleshoot internet and mail server connections and the status of each of your email accounts, choose Window> Connection Doctor.

Jump to the previous page in Preview

In Preview on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, flick up in the sidebar using fingers to jump to the previous page of a multi-page document.

Save a customized theme as a favorite in iDVD

In iDVD, to save a customized theme as a favorite, so that you can use it for future iDVD projects, choose File> Save Theme as Favorite.

Add comments to a TextEdit document

In TextEdit, to add comments to a document which can be searched for later using Spotlight, choose File> Show Properties.

Pause your video during an iChat video chat

In iChat, to pause your video during a video chat, Option-click the microphone button at the bottom of the video chat window.

Change the date and time for all photos in an event in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to change the date and time for all photos stored in an Event, select the Event and choose Photos> Adjust Date and Time.

Scale slides up during playback in Keynote

In Keynote, to scale slides up to fit the resolution of the projector during playback, choose Keynote> Preferences> Slideshow> Scale slides up to fit display.

Email photos in iPhoto from Mail

In iPhoto, to email photos from Mail instead of from within iPhoto itself, choose iPhoto> Preferences> General> Email photos using: Mail.

Expand or collapse all Radio streams in iTunes

In the Radio section of your iTunes library, Command-click any triangle in the streams list to expand or collapse all triangles at once.

Save customized text as a favorite text style in TextEdit

In TextEdit, to save a customized text style, select some text then choose Other from the Styles pop-up menu and click "Add To Favorites".

Restrict access to a site published on MobileMe from iWeb

In iWeb, to restrict access to a site published on MobileMe, select the "Make my published site private" option in the Site Publishing Settings.

Specify a loop as a favorite in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to specify a loop as a favorite, click the "Fav" checkbox for the loop in the results list in the Loop Browser.

Display the duration of every clip in iMovie

In iMovie, to display the duration of every clip in an Event or Project, choose iMovie> Preferences> Browser> Always show clip durations.

Rotate an object in Keynote

When using Keynote on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, select an object and do a two-finger rotate, to rotate it around the center.

Set the playback start time for an item in iTunes

In iTunes, to set the playback start time for a selected item, choose File> Get Info, then click Options and enter a value for Start Time.

Change the default font size in Dictionary

In Dictionary, to change the default font size in which entries are displayed, choose Dictionary> Preferences, then choose a size from the "Font size" pop-up menu.

Show text layouts in a Pages document

In Pages, to show outlines for different text areas in a document, such as headers, footers or columns, choose View> Show Layout.

Use the trackpad to crop a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when cropping a photo on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, pinch the photo to quickly adjust its crop dimensions.

Open images at their actual size in Preview

In Preview, to always open images at their actual size, and not reduced to fit the screen, choose Preview> Preferences> Images> Initial image scale: Actual size.

Play a frame range or a clip in a loop in iMovie

In iMovie '11, to play a frame range or a clip in a loop, select it in the Project or Event browser and choose View> Loop Selection.

Save instrument loops or movies inside of GarageBand projects

In GarageBand, to save Real Instrument loops or movies inside a project when saving, choose File> Save As and select Archive Project.

Hear the result of a calculation in Calculator

In Calculator, to have your Mac speak the result of a calculation, choose Speech> Speak Result.

Add a custom picture to a card in Address Book

In Address Book, to add a custom picture to a contact's card, select their card, then choose Card> Choose Custom Image.

Get album artwork for songs and albums in iTunes

In iTunes, to retrieve album artwork for songs and albums in your library, select the items then choose Advanced> Get Album Artwork.

See a preview of a slide transition in Keynote

In Keynote, after adding a transition to a slide, click the slide's thumbnail in the Inspector window to see a preview of how the transition will look.

Delete all attachments in a Mail message

In Mail, to delete all attachments in a selected message, but not the actual message itself, choose Message> Remove Attachments.

Add an audio effect to a clip in iMovie

In iMovie '11, to add an audio effect (Robot, Echo, Multi-Tune, etc.) to a clip, double-click the clip then press the Audio Effect button in its inspector window.

Start a multi-person text chat in iChat

In iChat, to start a multi-person text chat, Command-click some buddies in your AIM Buddy List to select them, then choose Buddies> Send Instant Message.

See a list of recently-viewed help topics in Help Viewer

In the onscreen Mac OS X Help Viewer, press and hold the Back or Forward button to see a list of recently-viewed help topics.

Update a subscribed calendar in iCal

In iCal, select a subscribed calendar in the Calendar list, then choose Calendar> Refresh, to update it with its latest information.

Change the size of Album List artwork in iTunes

In iTunes 10, when viewing as an Album List, Control-click the album's artwork to change its size to small, medium, or large.

Quickly assign star ratings to photos in iPhoto

In iPhoto, click a photo to select it, then press Command-1 through Command-5 to give it a one-star through five-star rating.

Make text fit within the page margins in TextEdit

In TextEdit, to make lines of text fit within the page margins in a document, instead of within the width of the window, choose Format> Wrap to Page.

Specify team info for the Sports theme in iMovie

In iMovie ’11 projects using the Sports theme, to specify your team's info (player names, stats, player photos, team logos, etc.), choose Window> Sports Team Editor.

Reduce the file size of images in Keynote

In Keynote, to reduce the file size of an individual image placed on a slide, click the image to select it, then choose Format> Image> Reduce Image File Size.

Quickly lock or unlock tracks in GarageBand

In GarageBand, select a track in a project, then press the L key to lock or unlock the selected track.

Go backwards in the main calendar view in iCal

In iCal, press Command-Left Arrow to go backwards in the main calendar view.

Hide the checkboxes next to track names in iTunes

In iTunes 10, to hide the checkboxes seen to the left of each track name, choose iTunes> Preferences> General and deselect the "Show list checkboxes" option.

Find photos taken with specific camera models in iPhoto

In iPhoto '11, search for a camera model (such as "T2i", "D90", "iPhone 4", etc.) to find all photos in your library taken with that particular camera.

See how much time is remaining on a Mac restricted with Parental Controls

When using a Mac that has a time limit set on it with Parental Controls, click the clock in the menu bar to see how much time is remaining.

Adjust the volume for spoken alerts in iChat

In iChat, to adjust the volume for spoken alerts that announce events, choose iChat> Preferences> Alerts, and adjust the "Speech volume" slider.

Fade a clip to dream in iMovie

In iMovie, to make a clip fade to dream, select a frame range in a Project, then choose Clip> Fade to> Dream.

Magnify a phone number in Address Book

In Address Book, to magnify a phone number to make it easier to see, click the label (such as "work" or "home") next to it and select "Show in Large Type".

Precisely adjust the volume curve for tracks in GarageBand

In GarageBand, when raising or lowering a control point along a track's volume curve, hold Shift to adjust its value in finer increments.

Turn off all alarms in iCal

In iCal, to turn off all alarms for all calendar events and to-to items at once, choose iCal> Preferences> Advanced, then select "Turn off all alarms".

Burn photos or videos onto a CD or DVD in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to burn photos or videos onto a CD or DVD for viewing in iPhoto, select the photos, albums or videos to burn, then choose Share> Burn.

Stop notes from showing in your Inbox in Mail

In Mail, to stop notes from showing in your Inbox, turn off "Show notes in Inbox" for accounts in Mail> Preferences> Accounts> Mailbox Behaviors> Notes.

Adjust the font size slider range in the Mac OS X Font Panel

In the Font Panel in Mac OS X, to change the slider's minimum and maximum font size, click the Action (gear) button and select "Edit Sizes".

Quickly create a Smart Playlist in iTunes

To create a Smart Playlist in iTunes, Option-click the Add (+) button in the lower left corner of the iTunes window.

Close a selected document from a single window in Preview

In Preview, when multiple PDF or image files are open in a single window, press Shift-Command-W to close only the selected one.

View a map for an address in an event's note in iCal

In iCal, highlight an address in an event's note then Control-click it and select "Show Map", to view the address in Google maps.

Automatically hyphenate long words in TextEdit

In TextEdit, to automatically hyphenate long words at the ends of lines to make the right margin appear smoother, choose Format> Allow Hyphenation.

Move notes back one measure in GarageBand

In score view in GarageBand, select some notes, then press Shift-Left Arrow to move the selected notes back one measure in the score.

Get new mail in Mail via the Dock

When Mail is running, to get new mail via the Dock, Control-click the Mail icon in the dock, then choose Get New Mail from the pop-up menu.

Always show closed captioning when available in iTunes

In iTunes, to always show closed captioning when available, choose iTunes> Preferences> Playback and select "Show closed captioning when available”.

Show detailed statistics about a Pages document

In a Pages document, click the word count at the bottom of the window to show additional info including total pages, lines, paragraphs, characters, etc.

Change the font in the Stickies widget in Dashboard

In the Stickies widget in Dashboard, to change the font, click the info button (i) in the bottom-right corner.

Convert a document to PDF and attach it to a new Mail message

When printing any document, click the PDF button and choose "Mail PDF", to convert the document to PDF and attach it to a new Mail message.

Hide the navigation menu on a web page made in iWeb

In iWeb, to not display the navigation menu on a specific page, choose View> Show Inspector, then click the Page button and deselect “Display navigation menu".

Open multiple Spotlight search windows in the Finder

When doing a Spotlight search using File>Find in the Finder, press Command+Option+Space to open another separate search window.

Change the icon for a note annotation in Preview

In Preview, after adding a note annotation to a PDF document, change its icon via Tools> Show Inspector> Annotations inspector> Attributes> Icon.

Create an Apple Loop from a recording in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to create an Apple Loop from a recording, select a recorded region in the project timeline then choose Edit> Add To Loop Library.

Quickly search for items in the iTunes Stores from within iTunes

In iTunes, type something in the Search box then press Option-Return to search for that item in the iTunes Store, instead of in your iTunes library.

Stop a URL from auto-completing when typed in Safari

In Safari 5, to stop a specific URL from auto-completing when typed in the address bar, choose History> Show All History, then search for the URL and delete it.

Quickly resize columns in the Finder

When viewing by columns in the Finder, double-click a column's width adjustment handle to resize its width to fit the longest-named item in that column.

Swap cell values within a table in Keynote

In Keynote, to swap cell values within a table, select a cell (or several adjacent cells) then drag and drop the selection to the destination cell.

Hide a chart's legend in Numbers

In Numbers, to hide a chart's legend, Control-click the chart and select "Hide Legend" from the pop-up menu.

Automatically hide to do items in iCal which have been completed

In iCal, to hide to do items after they are completed, choose iCal> Preferences> Advanced and select "Hide to do items X days after they have been completed".

Add photos to albums, slideshows, books and more in iPhoto '11

In iPhoto '11, select a photo then click the Add To button in bottom right corner to add the selected photo to an album, slideshow, book, card or calendar.

Set iTunes to always play movies and TV shows in full screen

To set iTunes to always play movies and TV shows in full screen, choose iTunes> Preferences> Playback> Play Movies and TV Shows: full screen.