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!

Bend the pitch up in Musical Typing in GarageBand

In GarageBand, when playing a software instrument using Musical Typing, press 2 to bend the pitch up.

View the contact info for a recent caller in FaceTime

In FaceTime, click the Info (i) button to the right of a recent caller’s name to view their contact info.

Look up a word in a new tab in Dictionary

In Dictionary, to look up a word in a new tab, Control-click the word, then choose "Look Up in New Tab" from the pop-up menu.

Change the color of alignment guides in Keynote

In Keynote, to change the color of alignment guides, choose Keynote> Preferences, click Rulers, then click the color well and select a color.

Check the latest score for your favorite teams in Spotlight

To check the latest score and schedules for your favorite teams, search for the team's name in Spotlight, then scroll to the SPORTS category for their info.

Include holiday photos as memories in Photos

In Photos, to include holiday photos as memories, choose Photos> Preferences> General, then select the "Show Holiday Events" checkbox.

Rotate one page of a PDF in Preview to the right

In Preview, to rotate one page of a PDF to the right, select the page, then choose Tools> Rotate Right, or press Command-R.

Increase the space between characters in Pages

In Pages, press Option-Command-Right Bracket (]) to increase the space between selected characters.

Show the Develop menu in Safari

In Safari, to show the Develop menu (useful for web developers), choose Safari> Preferences, then click Advanced and select “Show Develop menu in menu bar".

Link text to websites or email addresses in Pages

In Pages, to link text to websites or email addresses, select the text, Control-click the selected text, then choose Add Link from the pop-up menu.

Automatically adjust color levels in Preview

In Preview, when adjusting the color of an image, click the Auto Levels button to have the values automatically adjusted.

Crossfade songs in iTunes

In iTunes, to fade songs in and out, with no silence between them, choose iTunes> Preferences, click Playback, then select Crossfade Songs.

Disconnect from a wi-fi network

To manually disconnect from a connected wi-fi network, Option-click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar, then choose "Disconnect from [network name]".

Show the last effect used in Photo Booth

When browsing effects in Photo Booth, to quickly go back to the last effect used, choose View> Show Last Effect, or press Command-3.

See the glossary in iBooks

In iBooks, to see the glossary in books that have one, choose View> Show Glossary, or press Command-6.

Add a new sheet to a spreadsheet in Numbers

In Numbers, to add a new sheet to a spreadsheet, choose Insert> New Sheet, or press Shift-Command-N.

Zoom in or out in Maps

In Maps, hold Shift while dragging the map up or down with two fingers to quickly zoom in or out.

Automatically fit your slideshow to the display in Keynote

In Keynote, to automatically fit your slideshow to the display you are using, choose Keynote> Preferences> Slideshow, then select "Scale slideshow to fit the display".

Remove location information from a photo in Photos

In Photos, to remove location information from a selected photo, choose Image> Location> Remove Location.

Apply a style in TextEdit

In TextEdit, to apply a style to selected text, click the Paragraph Styles button in the toolbar, then choose a style.

Move to the last slide when editing in Keynote

In Keynote, in slide navigator or light table view, press Command-Down Arrow to move to the last slide in the presentation.

Insert a blank page into a PDF document in Preview

In Preview, to insert a blank page into a PDF document, for extra space to add annotations or change pagination, choose Edit> Insert Blank Page.

Rename a Bluetooth device

To rename a connected Bluetooth device, open System Preferences, click Bluetooth, then Control-click the device and choose Rename.

Use the Gray theme in iBooks

In iBooks, to use the Gray theme, move the pointer to the top of the book, click the Fonts button, then choose Gray.

Send Tapbacks on messages in Messages

In Messages, to send Tapbacks on messages, click and hold a message, then choose a Tapback.

Change text size when viewing items in a list in iTunes

In iTunes, to change the text size when viewing items in your library in a list, choose iTunes> Preferences, click General, then select an option for List Size.

Insert a clip at the playhead position in iMovie

In iMovie, to insert a selected clip at the playhead position in the movie, choose Edit> Insert, or press W.

Flip an image vertically in Photos

In Photos, when cropping a photo, Option-click the Flip button to flip the image vertically.

Switch your time zone in Calendar

In Calendar, to switch your calendar’s time zone, choose Calendar> Preferences, click Advanced, then select “Turn on time zone support”, then click the pop-up menu to the left of the Calendar search field and choose a time zone.

Quickly move to the beginning or end of a paragraph in Pages

In Pages, press Control-A or Control-E to quickly move to the beginning or end of a paragraph.

View YouTube videos picture-in-picture in Safari

In Safari, to view YouTube videos picture-in-picture, press and hold Control, click the video, click it again, then choose "Enter Picture-in-Picture" from the pop-up menu.

Save an attachment to a specific location in Mail

In Mail, to save an attachment to a specific location, Control-click the attachment, choose Save Attachment, then select the location and click Save.

Reopen a recently closed page in Safari

In Safari, to reopen a recently closed page, choose History>Recently Closed, then choose the webpage you want to reopen.

Reload a page in App Store

In App Store, to reload a page, choose Store>Reload Page, or press Command-R.

Resize an image by a percentage in Preview

In Preview, to resize an image by a percentage, choose Tools> Adjust Size, then choose “percent” from the pop-up menu next to the Width and Height fields, then enter the percentage amount.

Look up a word in Keynote

When editing text on a slide in Keynote, press Control-Command-D to quickly look up the word at the insertion point.

Hide or show the Tab Bar in Mail

In Mail, to hide or show the Tab Bar, choose View>Show Tab Bar.

Quickly open your Library folder

In the Finder, to quickly open your Library folder, press Shift, then choose Go> Library, or press Shift-Command-L.

Reverse-sort a list in Reminders

In Reminders, to reverse-sort a list (such Z-A, instead of A-Z), choose View> Sort By, then reselect the same sorting option.

Show pitch and velocity in the Piano Roll in GarageBand

When using the Piano Roll Editor in GarageBand, hold your pointer over a note to show its pitch and velocity.

Increase note font size in Keynote

In Keynote, when viewing presenter notes while playing a presentation, press Command-Plus Sign (+) to increase note font size.

Quickly end a sentence by pressing the space bar twice

To quickly end a sentence with a period and a space by pressing the space bar twice, open System Preferences, click Keyboard, click Text, then select the “Add period with double-space” checkbox.

View a street map of a photo’s location in Preview

In Preview, to view a street map of a photo’s location (if available), choose Tools> Show Location Info, then click the More Info Inspector button, then click GPS, then click Show in Maps.

Attach photos from your Photos library to a note in Notes

In Notes, to attach photos from your Photos library, choose Window> Photo Browser, find the photo, then drag it to the note.

Display a grid of all available characters for a font in Font Book

In Font Book, to display a grid showing all available characters, symbols, or glyphs for a selected font, choose View> Repertoire, or press Command-2.

Select a square when cropping in Preview

When cropping an image or PDF in Preview, hold the Shift key while dragging to constrain your selection to a square.

Use Command-1 through Command-9 to switch tabs in Safari

In Safari, to use Command-1 through Command-9 to switch tabs, choose Safari> Preferences, click Tabs, then select the checkbox.

Scan for all displays connected to your Mac

To scan for all displays connected to your Mac, open System Preferences, click Displays, then press and hold Option and click Detect Displays.

Be notified when your name is mentioned in Messages

In Messages, to be notified when your name is mentioned in a conversation, choose Messages> Preferences, then click General and select "Notify me when my name is mentioned".

Quickly end a sentence by pressing the space bar twice

To quickly end a sentence with a period and a space by pressing the space bar twice, open System Preferences, click Keyboard, click Text, then select “Add period with double-space”.

Enlarge a phone number in Notes

In Notes, to enlarge a phone number in a note to make it easier to see, move the pointer over the phone number, then click the arrow and select Large Type.

Move a clip to a different library in iMovie

In iMovie, to move a selected clip to a different library, choose File> Move Clip to Library, then select the library.

Report an issue in Maps

In Maps, to report an issue, choose Maps> Report an Issue, then choose the issue and follow the onscreen instructions.

Show or hide thumbnails in Photos

When viewing an individual photo in Photos, click the Thumbnails button in toolbar to show or hide thumbnails under the photo.

Mark a card as a company or person in Contacts

In Contacts, to mark a card as a company or person, choose Card> Mark as a Company, or Card> Mark as a Person, or press Command-Backslash (\).

Set your homepage in Safari

In Safari, to set your homepage, choose Safari> Preferences, then click General, then enter a webpage address in the Homepage field.

Quickly open your iCloud Drive

In the Finder, to quickly open your iCloud Drive, press Shift-Command-I.

Keep the FaceTime window visible in FaceTime

In FaceTime, to keep the FaceTime window visible during a video call, even when FaceTime is in the background, choose Video> Always On Top.

Make a new QuickTime recording from the Dock

In QuickTime Player, to make a new recording from the Dock, Control-click QuickTime Player in the Dock, then choose an option.

Delete a folder in Notes

In Notes, to delete a folder and all notes in the folder, Control-click the folder in the sidebar, then choose Delete Folder.

Make more room on your Mac by optimizing its storage

To make more room on your Mac by optimizing its storage, choose Apple menu> About This Mac, click Storage at the top of the window, then click Manage.

Show or hide the Tab Bar in Maps

In Maps, to show or hide the Tab Bar, choose View> Show Tab Bar, or press Shift-Command-T.

Turn off alternating table row colors in Numbers

In Numbers, to turn off alternating row colors for a selected table if they are enabled, click the Table button in the Format inspector, then deselect Alternating Row Color.

Distribute objects vertically in Keynote

In Keynote, to position selected objects with equal spacing along a vertical axis, select three or more objects, then choose Arrange> Distribute Objects> Vertically.

Hide your Favorites in the Smart Search field in Safari

In Safari, to hide your Favorites in the Smart Search field, choose Safari> Preferences, then click Search and deselect Show Favorites.

Add another alert to an event in Calendar

In Calendar, to add another alert to an event, place the pointer over the Alert pop-up menu, then click the Add Alert (+) button.

Customize a track header in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to customize a track header by showing different controls, Control-click the track header, then choose Track Header Components from the pop-up menu.

Insert a section break into a document in Pages

In Pages, to insert a section break into a document, click the Insert button in the toolbar, then choose Section Break.

Modify thickness of a table cell border in TextEdit

In TextEdit, to modify thickness of a table cell border, select the cell, then choose Format> Table and adjust the Cell Border.

Open your Documents folder in the Finder

In the Finder, to quickly open your Documents folder, press Shift-Command-O.

Jump to the first page of a multi-page PDF in Preview

In Preview, press Fn-Left Arrow to quickly jump to the first page of a multi-page PDF.

Increase or decrease font size in Dictionary

In Dictionary, press Command-Plus (+) or Command-Minus (-) to increase or decrease font size.

View the raw source for a message in Mail

In Mail, to view the raw source for a selected message, choose View> Message> Raw Source, or press Option-Command-U.

Show a song, artist, or album in the iTunes Store in iTunes

In iTunes, to show a song, artist, or album in the iTunes Store, Control-click it in a list, then choose Go To> Show in iTunes Store.

Rename a folder from within an Open or Save dialog box

To rename a folder from within an Open or Save dialog box, Control-click the folder’s name, then choose Rename from the pop-up menu.

Extend your Mac’s display sleep while reading in iBooks

In iBooks, to extend your Mac’s display sleep by 10 minutes while reading, choose iBooks> Preferences, then click General and select Display sleep.

Play the next song in a list in iTunes

When a song is playing in iTunes, press Right Arrow to play the next song in a list.

Quickly export a photo from Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to quickly export a single photo, drag the photo's thumbnail to your desktop.

Make text on a website larger in Safari

In Safari, to make the text on a website larger, but not the images, press Option, then choose View> Make Text Bigger.

Review study cards in a random order in iBooks

When using study cards in iBooks, click the Shuffle button in the top-right corner to review the cards in a random order.

Change the voice of Siri

To change the voice of Siri, open System Preferences, click Siri, then select an option for Siri Voice.

Create your own freehand shapes in Keynote

In Keynote, to create your own freehand shape on a slide, click the Shape button in the toolbar, then click Draw With Pen.

Sort photos in an album alphabetically in Photos

In Photos, to sort photos in a selected album alphabetically, choose View> Sort, then choose Keep Sorted By Title.

Import a photo sent to you in Messages into Photos

In Messages, to import a photo sent to you in Messages into Photos, Control-click the photo in the message, then choose "Add to Photos Library" from the pop-up menu.

Have your Mac automatically log you out when inactive

To have your Mac automatically log you out when inactive after a set period of time, open System Preferences, click Security & Privacy, click General, then click Advanced and select "Log out after".

Reindex Apple Loops in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to reindex the Apple Loops user library, click Loops at the top of the Loop Browser, then do Reindex All Loops.

Delete a recent call in FaceTime

In FaceTime, to delete a recent call, swipe left over it using two fingers, then click Delete.

Add a person's Twitter username to their card in Contacts

In Contacts, to add a person's Twitter username to their card, choose Card> Add Field, then select Twitter from the menu.

Open a new tab in Maps

In Maps, to open a new, separate Maps tab focused on a location, Control-click the location, then choose "New Tab at This Location".

Preview an attachment in Notes

In Notes, to preview a selected item in the Attachments Browser, press Space, or Control-click it and choose Quick Look Attachment.

Pause a movie in iBooks

In iBooks, when watching a movie in a book, press Space to pause the movie.

Show rulers in Pages

In Pages, to show rulers, choose View> Show Ruler.

Wrap text in numbers

In Numbers, to wrap text so it appears on multiple lines in a cell, select the cell, then choose Table>Wrap Text.

Remove items from the Trash automatically after 30 days

To remove items from the Trash automatically after 30 days, choose Finder> Preferences, click Advanced, then select “Remove items from the Trash after 30 days".

Play a web video with Picture in Picture in Safari

In Safari, to play a compatible web video with Picture in Picture, click Play, then click the Picture in Picture icon in the movie's control bar.

Filter a message list in Mail

In Mail, to filter a message list, click the Filter button at the top of the message list, then click Unread to show the list of available filters

Restart an inactive slideshow in Keynote

In Keynote, to restart a slideshow if it is inactive for a specified time, click the Document tab in the sidebar, then select “Restart show if idle for”.

Change the number of items listed in the Recent Items menu

To change the number of items listed in the Apple menu> Recent Items menu, open System Preferences, click General, then choose a number for "Recent items".

View your Favorites from the Smart Search field in Safari

In Safari, to view your Favorites from the Smart Search field, click in the Smart Search field to see your favorite websites, then click the icon of the website you want to visit.

Mark up a photo in Photos

In Photos, to mark up a photo, double-click the photo, click Edit, then click the Extensions button and choose Markup.

Send read receipts for a selected conversation in Messages

In Messages, to send read receipts for a selected conversation, click Details in the top-right corner, then select Send Read Receipts.

Avoid tolls and highways when getting directions in Maps

In Maps, to avoid tolls and/or highways when getting directions, choose View> Directions> Driving Options, then select an option.

Show page thumbnails in Pages

In Pages, to show page thumbnails, click the View button, then choose Show Page Thumbnails, or press Option-Command-P.

Move to the next document in Preview

In Preview, when multiple documents are opened in one window, press Option-Fn-Down Arrow to move to the next document.

Turn on audio when skimming video in iMovie

In iMovie, to turn on audio when skimming video, choose View> Audio Skimming, or press Command-S.

Select the next object on a sheet in Numbers

In Numbers, press Tab to select the next object on a sheet.

Play a slideshow from selected photos in Photos

In Photos, to play a slideshow from selected Photos, Control-click one of the photos, then choose Play Slideshow from the pop-up menu.

Move a transition in iMovie

In iMovie, to move a transition in the timeline, drag the transition between any two clips that don’t already have one.

Change the icon for a track in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to change the icon for a track, Control-click the icon in the track header, then choose a new one.

Get directions to a location for an event in Calendar

In Calendar, when viewing info for an event to which a location has been added, click the map to open Maps and get directions.

Remove a favorite website in Safari

In Safari, to remove a favorite website, drag the favorite away from the Favorites page or Favorites bar.

Change the poster frame for a video in Keynote

In Keynote, to change the poster frame for a selected video, show the Format sidebar, click the Movie tab, then drag the Poster Frame slider in the Edit Movie section to choose the frame.

Show a world clock in Notification Center

In Notification Center, to show a world clock, click Edit at the bottom of the Today view, then click the Add (+) button to the right of World Clock.

Organize Smart Mailboxes in folders in Mail

In Mail to organize Smart Mailboxes in folders, choose Mailbox> New Smart Mailbox Folder, enter a name, then click OK.

Quickly open the System Information utility

To quickly open the System Information utility, hold Option, click the Apple menu, then choose System Information.

Go to the next chapter in a book in iBooks

In iBooks, press Shift-Command-Right Arrow to go to the next chapter in a book.

Trim a video in Photos

In Photos, to trim a video, display the player controls, then click the Action (gear) pop-up menu and choose Trim.

View a single photo from a 4-up photo in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, when viewing a 4-up photo, click one of the four photos to view just that photo.

Start movie recording in QuickTime Player

When making a new movie recording in QuickTime Player, press the Space bar to start recording.

Move to the next slide in Keynote

When editing slides in Keynote, press Fn-Down Arrow to quickly move to the next slide.

Filter by a specific cell’s value in Numbers

In Numbers, to filter by a specific cell’s value, Control-click the cell, then choose Filter Table by "[cell value]".

Play a movie in iBooks

In iBooks, when watching a movie in a book, press Space to play the movie.

Block a caller in FaceTime

In FaceTime, to block a caller, choose FaceTime> Preferences, click Blocked, then click the Add (+) button and select a name.

Change the default color used to highlight text

To change the default color used to highlight text, open System Preferences, click General, then choose a color for Highlight color.

Close all tabs except for the current one in Safari

In Safari, to close all tabs except for the current one, hold Option, then choose File> Close Other Tabs, or press Option-Command-W.

Change the duration represented by clip thumbnails in iMovie

In iMovie, to change the duration represented by each clip thumbnail, click the Thumbnail Appearance (gear) button, then drag the Zoom slider left or right.

Clear the lists of calls you made or received in FaceTime

In FaceTime, to clear the lists of calls you made or received, click Video or Audio, then Control-click a blank portion of the call list and click “Remove all Recents”.

Remove a link from a linked object in Keynote

In Keynote, to remove a link from a linked object, Control-click the object, choose Edit Link, then click Remove.

Hide the Found in Mail calendar in Calendar

In Calendar, to hide the Found in Mail calendar, choose Calendar>Preferences>General, then uncheck Show Found in Mail Calendar.

Sort clips by name, date, or duration in iMovie

In iMovie, to sort clips by name, date, or duration, choose View>Sort Clips By, then choose an option.

Convert text in a note into a checklist in Notes

In Notes, to convert text in a note into a checklist, select the text, then choose Format> Checklist, or press Shift-Command-L.

Select the startup disk on your Desktop

In the Finder, if hard disks are shown on your desktop, to select the startup disk, hold Shift, then choose Go> Select Startup Disk on Desktop, or press Shift-Command-Up Arrow.

Clear your browsing history in Safari

In Safari, to clear your browsing history, choose Safari> Clear History, then click the pop-up menu and choose an option.

Decline a FaceTime call and remind yourself to call back later

In FaceTime, to decline an incoming call and remind yourself to call back later, click the disclosure triangle next to Decline, then choose how long you want to wait to receive a reminder.

See when an app in iTunes was purchased

In iTunes, to see when an app in My Apps was purchased, and by whom, select the app, choose Edit> Get Info, then click File.

Jump to a page for a note or highlight in iBooks

In iBooks, when viewing notes and highlights in the Notes Panel, click the page number in the upper right corner of a note or highlight to jump to its page.

Search for a bookmark in the bookmarks sidebar in Safari

In Safari, to search for a bookmark in the bookmarks sidebar, scroll up to reveal the search field, then enter the text to search.

Share text from a message to Notes in Mail

In Mail, to share text from a message to Notes, select the text, then Control-click the text and choose Share> Notes from the pop-up menu.

Set the project key from the LCD in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to set the project key from the LCD, click the key in the LCD, then choose a key from the pop-up menu.

Extend the text selection by one character to the right in Pages

When typing in Pages, press Shift–Right Arrow to extend the text selection by one character to the right.

Rotate a photo counter-clockwise in Photos

In Photos, press Option-Command-R to rotate a selected photo clockwise.

Constrain the movement of a table in Numbers

When moving a table in Numbers, hold the Shift key while dragging to constrain the movement of the table and snap to guides.

Create a Smart Group from the current search in Contacts

After doing a search in Contacts, to create a Smart Group from that search, choose File> New Smart Group from Current Search.

Choose when to leave or arrive in transit directions in Maps

When viewing Transit directions in Maps, click the pop-up menu above the directions to choose when to leave or arrive.

Show keyboard shortcuts in Keynote

In Keynote, press Forward Slash (/) while delivering a presentation to quickly show a pop-up list of keyboard shortcuts.

Scroll to the next year in Calendar

In Calendar, in Year view on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe down to scroll to the next year.

Delete a bookmark in iBooks

In iBooks, to delete a bookmark, click the arrow next to the Bookmark button, move the pointer over the bookmark, then click Delete (X).

Add a Social widget to Notification Center

In Notification Center, to add a Social widget to your Today view, to post your latest news to LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or Messages, click Edit, then select Social.

Create a new meeting in Calendar from Contacts

In Calendar, drag and drop a contact (or multiple contacts) from Contacts onto a date in Calendar to quickly create a new meeting event with them.

Cycle through Study Cards in iBooks

In iBooks, when using Study Cards, to cycle through cards, click the arrows on the right or left side, swipe with two fingers, or press the arrow keys.

Add a reminder list in Reminders

In Reminders, to add a reminder list, click the Add List button on the left, enter a name for your new list, then press Return.

Zoom in and out in Photos

In Photos, while viewing an individual photo, double-tap the photo with two fingers to zoom between 100% and the Fit zoom level.

Bring the next tab to the front in Safari

In Safari, press Shift-Command-Right Bracket to bring the next tab to the front.

Block a person using iMessage in Messages

In Messages, to block a person using iMessage, choose Messages> Preferences, then click Accounts and select your iMessage account, then, in the Blocked pane, click the Add button and enter the iMessage address you want to block.

Move to the beginning of the current or previous word in Pages

In Pages, press Control-Option-B to quickly move to the beginning of the current or previous word.

Remove a page from your Reading List in Safari

In Safari on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, to remove a page from your Reading List, swipe left over the page summary, then click Remove.

Use an image from Messages as your desktop picture

In Messages, to use an image sent or received in a conversation as your desktop picture, Control-click the image, then choose "Use Image as Desktop Picture" from the pop-up menu.

Play the previous song in a list in iTunes

When a song is playing in iTunes, press Left Arrow to play the previous song in a list.

Mark clips as favorites in iMovie

In iMovie, to mark clips as favorites, select a clip, multiple clips, or a range of clips in the browser, then choose Mark> Favorite, or press F.

Include location information for published items in Photos

In Photos, to use location information embedded in photos taken by a GPS-enabled camera (including iPhone), choose Photos> Preferences> General, then select the “Include location information for published items” checkbox.

Change pages while lesson playback is stopped in GarageBand

In GarageBand, when playing a Learn to Play lesson, to change pages while playback is stopped, click the left or right arrow on either side of the full-page view.

Use one window for all files you open in Preview

In Preview, to use one window for all files you open, choose Preview> Preferences> General, then select “Open all files in one window”.

Copy messages between mailboxes in Mail

In Mail, to copy messages between mailboxes, Control-click a message, choose Copy To, then choose a mailbox.

Get information about a photo in Photos

In Photos, tap a thumbnail with two fingers to open a contextual menu to get information about the photo, rotate it, share it, delete it, and more.

View the table of contents thumbnails in iBooks

In iBooks, when reading a book with a graphical table of contents, pinch closed to quickly view the table of contents thumbnails.

Loop a region continuously in GarageBand

To loop a region continuously in GarageBand, select the region in the Tracks area, then press L.

Open the next tab in the Inspector sidebar in Keynote

In Keynote, press Control-Grave (`) to open the next tab in the Inspector sidebar.

Change the mix of a Learn to Play lesson in GarageBand

When taking a Learn to Play lesson in GarageBand, to change the mix of a lesson, click Mixer in the upper-right part of the lesson window, then adjust the sliders.

Open a calendar date in a new window in Reminders

In Reminders, when the calendar is showing, double-click any date in the calendar to open that date in a new window.

Swap sides in Split View

When using Split View in OS X El Capitan, to swap sides, use either window’s toolbar to drag the window to the other side.

Delete a song from all playlists and your iTunes library in iTunes

In iTunes, to delete a song from all playlists and from your iTunes library, select the song, then press Option-Delete.

Go back to the last search you performed in Safari

In Safari, to go back to the last search you performed in the current window or tab, choose History> Search Results SnapBack, or press Option-Command-S.

Select all reminders in a list in Reminders

In Reminders, to select all reminders in a list, select a single reminder, then choose Edit> Select All, or press Command-A.

Anchor an object in Pages

In Pages, to anchor a selected object to the page or to text, click the sidebar Arrange tab, then click a button in the Object Placement section.

Set a default text box for a spreadsheet in Numbers

In Numbers, to create your own default text box style for a spreadsheet, change a text box however you want, then select the text box and choose Format> Advanced> Set as Default Text Box Appearance.

Duplicate an object and offset it by 10 pixels in Pages

In Pages, to duplicate an object and offset it by 10 pixels, select the object, then press Option-Shift–Arrow Key.

Reset an adjustment slider in Photos

In Photos, when editing a photo using the adjustment sliders, double-click within a slider to reset its value back to zero.

Set the format for all messages in Mail

In Mail, to set the format for all messages, choose Mail> Preferences, click Composing, then choose Rich Text or Plain Text for Message Format.

Share an attachment from Notes

In Notes, to share an attachment from the Attachments Browser, Control-click the attachment, then choose Share from the pop-up menu.

Change the language used to display the sample in Font Book

In Font Book, when previewing a font that supports multiple languages, to change the language used to display the sample, choose View> Language.

Add audio to a presentation in Keynote

In Keynote, to add audio to a presentation, drag and drop the audio file from your computer to anywhere on a slide.

Hide indicators for open applications in the Dock

In the Dock, to hide the small dots below an app’s icon when the app is open, open System Preferences, click Dock, then deselect the “Show indicators for open applications” option.

Change a calendar’s color in Calendar

In Calendar, to change a calendar’s color, Control-click the calendar’s name in the list, then choose a new color.

Turn off audio when skimming video in iMovie

In iMovie, if audio is on when skimming video, to turn it off, choose View> Audio Skimming, or press Command-S.

Delete an individual message from a conversation in Messages

In Messages, to delete an individual message from a conversation, Control-click the message bubble (but not its text), then choose Delete from the pop-up menu.

Advance to the next slide without animation in Keynote

When playing a presentation in Keynote, to quickly advance to the next slide without animation, press Shift-Right Arrow.

Reset the printing system in OS X

To reset the printing system in OS X, deleting all printers and printer presets from your list of printers, open System Preferences> Printers & Scanners, then Control-click the list of printers and choose “Reset printing system” from the pop-up menu.

Copy the website URL, user name, or password for a site in Safari

In Safari, to copy the website URL, the user name, or password you previously used on a site, choose Safari> Preferences> Passwords, then Control-click an entry and choose an option.

Show or hide the sidebar in Photos

In Photos, to show or hide the sidebar, choose View> Show Sidebar, or View> Hide Sidebar, or press Command-Option-S.

Shuffle songs within the group they are in iTunes

In iTunes, when shuffle is on, to shuffle songs within the group they are in, choose Controls> Shuffle> Groupings.

Change the color of a note in a PDF in Preview

In Preview, to change the color of a note in a PDF, Control-click the note, then choose a new color.

Add a region to your Apple Loops Library in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to add a selected region to your Apple Loops Library, choose File> Add Region to Loop Library, or press Control-Shift-O.

Make text superscript in Numbers

In Numbers, press Control-Shift-Command-Plus (+) to make selected text superscript.

Swap your starting and ending direction locations in Maps

When viewing directions in Maps, click the Swap button to the right of the Start and End fields to swap your starting and ending locations.

Show all open windows grouped by app in Mission Control

In Mission Control, to show all open windows grouped by app, open System Preferences> Mission Control, then select “Group windows by application”.

Match case when searching for text in Pages

In Pages, when searching for text in a document, to match the capitalization you specify, click the options menu (gear) button, then choose Match Case.

Clear history and keep website data in Safari

In Safari, to clear browsing history, but keep cookies and other website data, hold Option, then choose Safari> Clear History and Keep Website Data.

Zoom out using the distance scale in Maps

When the distance scale is showing in Maps, hold down your pointer over the scale, then drag left to zoom out.

Change a song information column in iTunes

In iTunes, when browsing your music using the column browser, to change a song information column, Control-click the column's heading.

Add a new collection to your library in iBooks

In iBooks, to add a new collection to your library, choose File> New Collection, or press Command-N.

Straighten a photo automatically in Photos

In Photos, when straightening a photo, click the Auto button to straighten the photo automatically.

Make text superscript in Keynote

In Keynote, press Control-Shift-Command-Plus Sign (+) to make selected text superscript.

Apply special effects to a contact’s picture in Contacts

In Contacts, to apply special effects to a selected contact’s picture, double-click their picture, then click the Effects button, select an effect and click Done.

Open a link in the background in Mail

In Mail, to open a link in the background, Command-click the link.

Mute audio in any tab in Safari

In Safari, to mute audio in any tab, click the Audio (speaker) button on the right side of its tab in the tab bar.

Add a list in Notes

In Notes, to add a list, click the Format (Aa) button, then choose Bulleted List, Dashed List, or Numbered List.

Show information about a clip in iMovie

In iMovie, to show information about a clip, select the clip, then click the Clip Information (i) button in the adjustments bar.

Close the Activity window in Mail

In Mail, to close the Activity window if it is open, choose Window> Activity, or press Command-Option-0 (zero).

Receive calls at specific phone numbers or email addresses in FaceTime

In FaceTime, to receive calls at specific phone numbers or email addresses, choose FaceTime> Preferences, then select or deselect email addresses and phone numbers in the “You can be reached for FaceTime at” list.

Show the Fonts window in Keynote

In Keynote, to show the Fonts window, choose Format> Fonts> Show Fonts, or press Command-T.

Delete a conversation immediately in Messages

In Messages, to delete a conversation immediately, select it in the sidebar, then press Option-Command-Delete.

See what Moment a photo belongs to in Photos

When viewing a photo in an album in Photos, to see what Moment it belongs to, Control-click the photo, then do Show in Moment.

Quickly export a video clip from Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to quickly export a single video clip, drag the clip's thumbnail to your desktop.

Access an app’s sidebar while in Split View

In OS X El Capitan, to access an app’s sidebar while in Split View, place your cursor on the left edge of the app until the sidebar appears.

Change the font in Reader in Safari

In Safari, in Reader, to change the font, click the letter button (aA) at the right end of the Smart Search field, then select a font.

Rotate an image in the opposite direction in Preview

In Preview, when clicking the Rotate button to rotate an image, press Option to rotate it in the opposite direction.

Remove an item from the Library section of the sidebar in iTunes

In iTunes, to remove an item from the Library section of the sidebar, Control-click the item, then choose "Remove from Sidebar" from the pop-up menu.

Zoom into a selected area of a spreadsheet in Numbers

In Numbers, to zoom into a selected area of a spreadsheet, choose View> Zoom> Zoom to Selection, or press Shift-Command-0.

Close all tabs except for one in the Finder

In the Finder, to close all tabs except for one, Option-click the Delete button (X) on the tab you want to leave open.

Add a note to the Score Editor score in GarageBand

In GarageBand on a Mac with a Force Touch trackpad, force click an empty area in the Score Editor score to add a note.

Attach directions or a location from Maps to a note in Notes

In Maps, to attach map directions or a map location to a note in Notes, click the Share button in Maps, then select Notes.

Change the book font in iBooks

In iBooks, to change the font (if available), move the pointer to the top of the book, then click the Fonts (Aa) button and choose an option for Book Font.

Smooth text and line art in Preview

In Preview, to smooth out large characters and line art so they do not appear as jagged, choose Preview> Preferences, then click PDF, then select “Smooth text and line art”.

Delete the next character or selection in Pages

In Pages, press Control-D to delete the next character or selection.

Make text subscript in Keynote

In Keynote, press Control-Command-Minus Sign (-) to make selected text subscript.

Use an image file from your hard drive as your desktop picture

In the Finder, to quickly use an image file from your hard drive as your desktop picture, Control-click the image, then choose “Set Desktop Picture” from the pop-up menu.

Go to a bookmark in a PDF in Preview

In Preview, to go to a bookmark in a PDF, choose View> Bookmarks, then click the bookmark in the Bookmarks sidebar.

Change which list columns are displayed in iBooks

In iBooks, when viewing your library by list, to change which columns are displayed, Control-click a column heading, then make a selection.

Duplicate a clip in iMovie

In iMovie, to duplicate a selected clip, choose Edit> Duplicate Movie.

Preview attachments without opening them in Mail

In Mail, to preview attachments in a message without opening them, move the pointer over the message header, click the Attach button, then choose Quick Look.

Show the location of an iMovie library on your Mac

In iMovie, to show the location of an iMovie library on your Mac, select it in your Libraries list, then choose File> Reveal in Finder.

Select all cell content in a table in Numbers

In Numbers, to select all cell content in a table, select any cell, then press Command-A.

Search your browsing history in Safari

In Safari, to search your browsing history, choose History> Show History, then type in the Search field at the bottom of the window.

Forward multiple messages as a single message in Mail

In Mail, to forward multiple messages as a single message, Command-click each message in a mailbox to select it, then click the Forward button in the toolbar.

Resize an object from the center in Keynote

When resizing an object in Keynote, Option-drag a selection handle to resize the object from the center.

Choose what day of the week your week starts on in Calendar

In Calendar to choose what day of the week your week starts on, choose Calendar> Preferences, then click General and choose a day for “Start week on”.

Record only a portion of your screen in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to record only a portion of your screen when doing a Screen Recording, click the Record button, then drag the pointer to select the portion of the screen to record, then click Start Recording.

View the note that an attachment is in Notes

In the Attachments Browser in Notes, to view the note that an attachment is in, Control-click the attachment, then choose Go to Note from the pop-up menu.

Flip an image horizontally in Photos

In Photos, when cropping a photo, click the Flip button to flip the image horizontally.

Show Apple Loops in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to show Apple Loops, choose View> Show Apple Loops, or press the O (not zero) key.

Upload a movie to YouTube from QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, to upload a movie to your YouTube account, choose File> Share (or click the Share button in the playback controls), then choose YouTube.

Select a range within a clip in iMovie

In iMovie, to select a range within a clip, hold down the R key, then click and drag within the clip to select a range.

Set the default paragraph alignment in iBooks

In iBooks, to set the default paragraph alignment for ePub books, choose iBooks> Preferences, click General, then select “Let lines break naturally” or “Justify text”.

Move an event 15 minutes later in Calendar

In Calendar, select an event in Day or Week view, then press Control-Down Arrow to move the event 15 minutes later.

Sort photos in an album by date in Photos

In Photos, to sort photos in a selected album by date, choose View> Sort> Keep Sorted By Oldest First, or View> Sort> Keep Sorted By Newest First.

Open a bookmarks folder in tabs in Safari

To open a bookmarks folder in tabs from the bookmarks sidebar in Safari, Control-click the folder then choose "Open in New Tabs" from the pop-up menu.

Transpose characters in Pages

In Pages, press Control-T to transpose the characters on either side of the insertion point.

Switch between photo libraries in Photos

To switch between photo libraries in Photos, hold down Option while opening Photos, then select a library or create a new one.

Go to a specific page in iBooks

In iBooks, to go to a specific page, tap the search button, enter a page number, then tap the page number in the search results.

Hide the Favorites bar in Mail

In Mail, to hide the Favorites bar if it is showing, choose View> Hide Favorites bar, or press Option-Shift-Command-H.

Update your profile picture from Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to update your user account picture, Messages buddy picture, Twitter and Facebook profile pictures, and more, select the thumbnail of a photo, then click the Share button and choose Change Profile Picture.

Quickly go to your homepage in Safari

In Safari, press Shift-Command-H to quickly go to your homepage.

Change the distortion in the Light Tunnel effect in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, before taking a photo using the Light Tunnel effect, adjust the slider to change the amount of distortion.

Rename a sheet in Numbers

In Numbers, to rename a sheet, double-click its name in its tab, then type a new name.

Add an email address that others can use to call you in FaceTime

In FaceTime, to add an email address that others can use to call you, choose FaceTime> Preferences> Settings> then click Add Email.

Import a Music Memos idea into GarageBand

In GarageBand, to import into the current project a Music Memos idea saved in iCloud Drive, choose File> iCloud> Import Music Memos File.

Search in a specific account in Notes

In Notes, to search in a specific account, click a folder in the account you want to search, click in the search field, then click the magnifying glass and choose Current Account.

Revert to an original dictionary name in Dictionary

In Dictionary, if you've renamed a dictionary, to change it back, Control-click its label in the source bar, then choose Revert to Original Label from the pop-up menu.

Add flags to messages in Mail

In Mail, to add flags to messages, select one or more messages, click the Flag button in the Mail toolbar, then choose a flag.

Quickly see the retouch tool while editing a photo in Photos

In Photos, to quickly see the retouch tool while editing a photo, press R.

Enlarge or shrink the Quick Look window

In the Finder, when viewing an item with Quick Look, to manually enlarge or shrink the Quick Look window, drag its corners.

View a recently deleted note in Notes

In Notes, to view a recently deleted note, click the Recently Deleted folder in the sidebar, then select a note.

Move bullets and text in bulleted lists in Keynote

In Keynote, when working with a bulleted list, to move a bullet, plus any sub-bullets and text, first click the bullet, then drag.

Choose the default behavior for photos added to iMovie

In iMovie, to choose the default behavior for photos added to a timeline, choose iMovie>Preferences, then select an option (Fit, Crop to Fill, or Ken Burns) for Photo Placement.

Remove the background from an image in Preview

In Preview, to remove the background from an image, show the Markup toolbar, then click the Instant Alpha button, then drag over part of the background, then press Delete to delete the selected area.

Start a FaceTime call in Messages

In Messages, to start a FaceTime call, send a message to the person you want to video chat with, then click Details, then click the Video (camera) button to start the call.

Share a PDF from iBooks as an attachment in Mail

In iBooks, to share a PDF as an attachment in Mail, Control-click the PDF in your Library, then choose Share> Mail from the pop-up menu.

Reset the size and location of the Spotlight window

In Spotlight, if you've resized or moved the Spotlight window, click and hold the Spotlight icon in the menu bar to reset its size and location.

Zoom in or out in Maps

In Maps, double-click the map to zoom in, or press the Option key while you double-click the map to zoom out.

Rename a tag in the sidebar in the Finder

In the Finder, to rename a tag in the sidebar, Control-click its name, then choose Rename "[tag name]" from the pop-up menu.

Quickly switch views in Calendar

In Calendar, press Command-1, Command-2, Command-3, or Command-4 to quickly switch to Day view, Week view, Month view, or Year view, respectively.

Resend invitations to a list you are sharing in Reminders

In Reminders, to resend invitations to a list you are sharing, click the Share List button next to the shared list in the sidebar, then click the triangle next to a person’s name and choose Invite Again.

Resize the message list in Mail

In Mail, to resize the message list, drag the bar that separates the message list and the messages to the left or right.

Export a movie, trailer, or clip as a QuickTime file in iMovie

In iMovie, to export a selected movie, trailer, or clip as a QuickTime file to use with other applications, click the Share button in the toolbar, then click File.

Create a new folder containing selected bookmarks in Safari

When editing bookmarks in Safari, Option-click the New Folder button at the bottom of the window to create a new folder containing the selected bookmarks.

Change the text size for comments in Pages

In Pages, to change the text size for comments, choose Pages> Preferences, click General, then click the Text Size pop-up menu and choose a size.

Delete a reminder list in Reminders

In Reminders, to delete a reminder list, select the list in the sidebar, then press Delete.

Uninstall apps in Launchpad

In Launchpad, to uninstall an app you downloaded from the App Store, press and hold the Option key, then click the app’s delete (X) button.

Create a shape by excluding area in Keynote

In Keynote, to create a shape that excludes the overlapping area between two overlapping shapes, select both shapes, then choose Format> Shapes and Lines> Exclude Shapes.

Add keywords to a photo in Photos

In Photos, to add keywords to a photo, choose Window> Info, then click the Add a Keyword field, then type a keyword and press Return.

Turn shuffle on or off from the Dock in iTunes

In iTunes, to turn shuffle on or off from the Dock, click and hold the iTunes icon in your Dock, then select Shuffle.

Quickly move down a page in a spreadsheet in Numbers

In Numbers, to quickly move down a page in a spreadsheet, press Control-V.

Lock notes in Notes

In Notes, to lock upgraded iCloud notes or the notes on your Mac, select the note you want to lock, then choose File> Lock This Note.

Make a skipped slide visible in your presentation in Keynote

In Keynote, to make a skipped slide visible in your presentation, select the slide, then choose Slide> Don’t Skip Slide, or press Shift-Command-H.

Change a field’s label on a contact's card in Contacts

In Contacts, to change a field’s label on a contact's card, select the contact, click Edit, then click the label and choose a different one.

Copy a page from one PDF to another in Preview

In Preview, to copy a page from one PDF to another, choose View>Thumbnails or View>Contact Sheet in each PDF, then drag thumbnail images from one PDF to the other.

Stop movie recording in QuickTime Player

When making a new movie recording in QuickTime Player, press the Space bar to stop recording.

Set a custom texttone in Contacts

In Contacts, to set a custom texttone for a contact, select the contact, click Edit, then click the Texttone field and choose a new sound.

Insert a footnote in Pages

In Pages, to insert a footnote, click in the text where you want to insert the footnote, then choose Insert> Footnote and enter the footnote text.

Clear the lists of calls you made or received in FaceTime

In FaceTime, to clear the lists of calls you made or received, click Video or Audio, then Control-click a blank portion of the call list and click “Remove all Recents”.

Divide a clip at the playhead position in iMovie

In iMovie, to divide a clip at the playhead position, choose Modify> Split Clip, or press Command-B.

Show the ruler in TextEdit

In TextEdit, to show the ruler, choose Format> Text> Show Ruler, or press Command-R.

Choose to use a RAW file as the original in Photos

In Photos, when editing a photo in both RAW and JPEG formats, to use the RAW file as the original, choose Image> Use RAW as Original.

Get a sample of a book in the iBooks Store

In iBooks, to get a sample of a book in the iBooks Store (if available), select a book, then click Get Sample.

Resize a column to fit its contents in Numbers

In Numbers, to resize a column to fit its contents, Control-click the column letter, then choose Fit Width to Content from the pop-up menu.

Add directions or a location to your Favorites in Maps

In Maps, to add directions or a location to your Favorites, with the directions or location showing, choose Edit> Add to Favorites, or press Command-D.

Hide purchased items in iTunes

In iTunes, to hide purchased items, choose Account> Purchased, then hold your pointer over an item and click the (X) icon in the upper-left corner.

Open a recent project in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to open a recent project, click Recent in the Project Chooser, then double-click the project.

Show frequently visited sites in Favorites in Safari

In Safari, to show frequently visited sites in Favorites, choose Bookmarks> Show Frequently Visited in Favorites.

Convert a bulleted list to a numbered list in Mail

In Mail, to convert a bulleted list to a numbered list, highlight the list, then choose Format> Lists> Convert to Numbered List.

Save a large presentation as a package in Keynote

In Keynote, to save a large presentation as a package, instead of as a single file, choose File> Advanced> Change File Type> Package.

Close a conversation in Messages

In Messages, to close a conversation if conversations are automatically saved, choose File> Close Conversation, or press Shift-Command-W.

Crop a photo automatically in Photos

In Photos, when cropping a photo, click the Auto button to crop the photo automatically.

Unpin a pinned tab in Safari

In Safari, to unpin a pinned tab, drag the pinned tab to the right side of the tab bar, or choose Window>Unpin Tab.

Quickly see a list of your latest recent calls in FaceTime

In FaceTime, Control-click the FaceTime icon in your Dock to quickly see a list of your latest recent calls.

Change the background color of a folder in the Finder

In the Finder, to change the background color of a folder viewed by icon, choose View> Show View Options, then click Color and select a color from the color picker.

Filter study cards by chapter in iBooks

In iBooks, when reviewing your notes and glossary terms using Study Cards, to filter cards by chapter, click the Table of Contents button in the top-left corner, then choose a chapter.

Show or hide all buddy groups in Messages

In Messages, to show or hide all buddy groups, choose View> Use Groups, or press Shift-Command-H.

Open a tab in another window in the Finder

In the Finder, to open a tab in another window, drag the tab out of the tab bar, or choose Window> Move Tab to New Window.

Delete a collection you created in iBooks

In iBooks, to delete a collection you created, click Collections, select the collection, then press Delete.

Copy a reminder from one list to another in Reminders

In Reminders, to copy a reminder from one list to another instead of moving it, hold down the Option key when you drag the reminder to another list.

Extend the text selection to the end of the current paragraph in Pages

In Pages, press Option-Shift-Down Arrow to extend the text selection to the end of the current paragraph.

Resize audio and MIDI regions in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to resize audio and MIDI regions in the Tracks area, move the pointer over the lower-right edge of the region, then when the Resize pointer appears, drag the region to shorten or lengthen it.

Stabilize shaky video in iMovie

In iMovie, to stabilize a shaky clip, select the clip, then click the Adjust button in the toolbar, then click the Stabilization button in the adjustments bar and select the Stabilize Shaky Video checkbox.

Reorder tracks in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to reorder tracks in the Tracks area, hold down an empty part of a track's header, then drag the track up or down.

Pause or resume a slideshow in Photos

In Photos, press the Space bar when playing a slideshow to pause or resume playback.

Show the sidebar in full-screen view in Safari

In full-screen view in Safari, move the pointer to the left edge of your screen to auto-show the sidebar.

Share a contact's card via Messages in Contacts

In Contacts, to share a contact's card via Messages, select their card, then click the Share button and choose Message Card.

Create a freeze frame in a clip in iMovie

In iMovie, to create a freeze frame in a clip, move the playhead in the timeline over the frame in the clip you want to freeze, then choose Modify> Add Freeze Frame.

Reduce transparency in OS X

To reduce the transparency effect used on some backgrounds in OS X, open System Preferences, click Accessibility, then click Display and select "Reduce transparency".

Lock a PDF or image in Preview

In Preview, to lock a PDF or image, move the pointer next to the document’s name in the title bar, click the arrow that appears, then select the Locked checkbox.

Create your own Equalizer presets in iTunes

In iTunes, to create your own Equalizer presets, drag the sliders the way you want, then choose Make Preset from the pop-up menu.

Compose a new Mail message via the Dock

When Mail is running, to compose a new message via the Dock, Control-click the Mail icon in the dock, then choose Compose New Message from the pop-up menu.

Move to the previous slide in Keynote

When editing slides in Keynote, press Fn-Up Arrow to quickly move to the previous slide.

Transpose rows and columns in a table in Numbers

In Numbers, to transpose the rows and columns in a table to switch them, select the table, then choose Table> Transpose Rows and Columns.

Show all notes and highlights in iBooks

In iBooks, to show all notes and highlights in the Notes panel, choose View>Show Notes Panel, or press Command-4.

Mute the volume in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, press Option-Down Arrow to mute the volume.

Reply to an event invitation in Calendar

In Calendar, to reply to an event invitation without opening the event, Control-click the event in your calendar, then select Accept, Decline, or Maybe.

View attachments from all your notes in Notes

In Notes, to view attachments from all your notes in a single window, click the Attachments button, or choose View> Show Attachments Browser.

Move the insertion point to the beginning of the current text area in Pages

In Pages, press Command-Up Arrow to quickly move the insertion point to the beginning of the current text area in a document, text box, shape, or table cell.

Zoom out of a moment or collection in Photos

In Photos, when viewing a moment or collection, pinch closed to zoom out to see more photos at a time.

Always show or hide the toolbar in full screen in Safari

In Safari, to always show or hide the toolbar while in full-screen view, choose View> Always Show Toolbar in Full Screen.

Stop subscribing to a shared calendar in Calendar

In Calendar, to stop subscribing to someone else's shared calendar, Control-click the calendar in the calendar list, then choose Unsubscribe.

Insert a new slide after the selected slide in Keynote navigator view

In the navigator view in Keynote, select a slide and press Return to insert one new slide after the selected slide.

Delete a favorite in Maps

In Maps, to delete a favorite, click the search field, click Favorites, then click Edit and click the Clear (X) button next to the favorite you want to remove.

Save a search as a Smart Mailbox in Mail

In Mail, to save a completed search as a Smart Mailbox, click the Save button below the search field, change the name, then click OK.

See all Spotlight search results in the Finder

In Spotlight, to see all results in the Finder, scroll to the bottom of the results list, then double-click "Show all in Finder".

Select additional rows above the selected row in Numbers

In Numbers, after selecting a row in a table, press Shift–Up Arrow to quickly select additional rows above the selected row.

Set tab stops in TextEdit

In TextEdit, to set tab stops in a rich text document, show the ruler, then click the ruler where you want each tab stop to be.

Zoom in or out in iBooks

In iBooks, press Command-Plus sign (+) or Command-Minus sign (-) to zoom in or zoom out.

Mute the sound in iTunes

When playing a song in iTunes, press Option-Command-Down Arrow to mute the sound.

Go to your first slide in a Keynote presentation

When playing a slideshow in Keynote, press Fn-Left Arrow to go back to your first slide.

Reorder Pinned Sites in Safari

In Safari, to reorder Pinned Sites, drag a Pinned Site before or after another Pinned Site in the tab bar.

Delete a conversation in Messages

In Messages, to delete a conversation, swipe left on the conversation in the sidebar with two fingers, then click Delete.

Resize all columns in a table proportionately in Keynote

In Keynote, to resize all columns in a table proportionately, select the table, then Control-drag a resize handle.

Detach audio from a clip in iMovie

In iMovie, to detach audio from a clip, select the clip, then choose Modify> Detach Audio, or press Option-Command-B.

Adjust the width of app windows in Split View

When using Split View in OS X El Capitan, drag the divider between two Split View apps to adjust the width of each window.

Play Safari web videos on your HDTV

In Safari, to play web videos on your HDTV using Apple TV and AirPlay, click the AirPlay icon in the video's control bar, then select your Apple TV.

Be notified when a new song begins to play in iTunes

In iTunes, to display a notification from Notification Center when a new song begins to play, choose iTunes> Preferences, then click General and select "When song changes" for Notifications.

Mute audio in the tab you are viewing in Safari

In Safari, to mute audio in the tab you are viewing, click the Audio (speaker) button in the Smart Search field.

Export a photo as a desktop picture in Photos

In Photos, to export a selected photo as a desktop picture, click the Share button in the toolbar, then choose Set Desktop Picture.

Decrease the space between characters in Pages

In Pages, press Option-Command-Left Bracket ([) to decrease the space between selected characters.

Change the default title paragraph style in Notes

In Notes, to change the default title paragraph style for new notes, choose Format> New Notes Start With, then select Title, Heading, or Body.

Extract a PDF page as an image in Preview

In Preview, to extract a PDF page as an image, choose File> Export, then click the Format pop-up menu and choose an image format, such as PNG.

View a friend's location in Messages

In Messages, to view a friend's location if they are sharing it, click Details in the top-right corner of your message, then view the map that appears when their location is shared.

Repeat a section when taking a lesson in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to repeat a section when taking a lesson, click the Cycle button (two curved arrows), then select a section and click the Play button.

Select the previous object on a sheet in Numbers

In Numbers, press Shift-Tab to select the previous object on a sheet.

Move the Spotlight window

In Spotlight, to move the Spotlight window, click and hold in the search field, then drag the window to anywhere on your screen.

Remove a buddy from your buddy list in Messages

In Messages, to permanently remove a selected buddy from your buddy list, choose Buddies> Remove Buddy, then click Remove.

Annotate a PDF or image with text in Preview

In Preview, to annotate a PDF or image with text, show the Markup toolbar, then click the Text button and type some text.

Attach a file to a note in Notes

In Notes, drag a file from your desktop onto a note to attach the file to the note.

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

In QuickTime Player, to insert another movie at the beginning of your current movie, press Option, then choose Edit> Add Clip to Beginning.

Have Mail automatically add events to Calendar for you

In Mail, to have Mail add events for you, choose Mail> Preferences, click General, then click the "Add invitations to Calendar" pop-up menu and choose Automatically.

Scroll up through your projects and albums in Photos

In Photos, swipe up with two fingers to scroll up through your projects and albums.