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!

Choose which columns to show in iTunes

When using the column browser in iTunes, to choose which columns to show, choose View>Column Browser, then select the columns

Add a site to your Favorites from Top Sites in Safari

In Top Sites in Safari, to add a site to your Favorites, Control-click it then choose "Add to Favorites" from the pop-up menu.

View completed reminders in Reminders

In Reminders, to view completed reminders in a list, scroll to the top of the list until you see Completed, then click Show.

Remove the link from text in Keynote

In Keynote, to remove the link (and its underline) from a URL you typed on a slide, click the URL, then click Remove.

Quickly mute or play sound at full volume in QuickTime Player

In QuickTime Player, click the speaker button on either end of the volume slider to quickly mute or play sound at full volume.

Enable the Advanced menu in iBooks

In iBooks, to enable the Advanced menu in the menu bar, choose iBooks>Preferences, then click Advanced and select the option.

Apply a ColorSync profile to an image in Preview

In Preview, to apply a ColorSync profile to an image, choose Tools>Assign Profile, select a color profile, then click OK.

Merge all windows in Pages

In Pages, to convert all open document windows to tabs in a single window, choose Window> Merge All Windows.

Always use VoiceOver in the login window

To always use VoiceOver in the login window, open System Prefs>Users & Groups, then click Login Options and select the option.

Indicate a message is important in Mail

When writing a new message in Mail, to indicate your message is important, choose Message> Set Priority> High.

Hide or show your library in GarageBand

In GarageBand, to hide or show your library, do View>Hide Library, or View>Show Library, or press Y on your keyboard.

Change the date and time associated with a photo in Photos

In Photos, to change the date and time associated with a photo, select the photo, then choose Image>Adjust Date and Time.

Widen the width of the sidebar in Notes

In Notes, to widen the width of the sidebar, drag the edge of the sidebar to the right.

Flash and freeze frame in iMovie

In iMovie, to insert a transition to white, then fade in a freeze frame while applying the Ken Burns effect, position the playhead in a clip, then choose Modify> Flash and Freeze Frame.

Unlock a locked table or chart in Numbers

In Numbers, to unlock a locked table or chart, select it, then click Unlock in the Arrange pane of the Format inspector.

Enhance an image in Keynote

In Keynote, to automatically enhance color in a selected image, click the Image tab of the Format sidebar, then click Enhance.

Change the keyboard shortcut for Siri

To change the keyboard shortcut for Siri, open System Preferences, then click Siri and choose an option for Keyboard Shortcut.

Change the color of text in TextEdit

In TextEdit, to change the color of text in a rich text document, select the text, then click the Color button in the toolbar.

Use a Private Browsing window in Safari from the Dock

In Safari, to use a Private Browsing window from the Dock, click and hold Safari icon in the Dock, then do New Private Window.

View animated buddy pictures in Messages

In Messages, to view animated buddy pictures, choose Messages> Preferences, then click General and select “Animate buddy pictures”.

Add a .txt extension to plain text files in TextEdit

In TextEdit, to automatically use the .txt extension when saving a plain text file, choose TextEdit> Preferences, click Open and Save, then select the ‘Add “.txt” extension to plain text files’ option.

See which websites are playing audio in Safari

In Safari, to see which websites are playing audio, click and hold the Audio button in the Smart Search field.

Share a quote via Messages from iBooks

In iBooks, to share a quote via Messages, select text or click highlighted text, then choose More> Messages.

Announce when alerts are displayed on your Mac

To announce when alerts are displayed, open System Preferences, click Accessibility, click Speech, then select "Enable announcements".

Transpose audio regions in GarageBand

To transpose selected audio regions in GarageBand, click Region in the Audio Editor, then drag Transpose slider left or right.

Adjust zoom to show the whole page vertically in Pages

In Pages, to adjust zoom to show the whole page vertically, click the Zoom pop-up menu in the toolbar, then choose Fit Page.

Automatically delete watched movies and TV shows in iTunes

In iTunes, to store watched movies and TV shows in iCloud, choose iTunes> Preferences, click Advanced, then select the “Automatically delete watched movies and TV shows” option.

Set where received files are saved in Messages

In Messages, to set where received files are saved, choose Messages> Preferences, then click General and choose an option for “Save received files to:”.

Share a page via Mail from Safari

In Safari, to share a page via Mail, click the Share button in the toolbar, or choose File> Share, then choose Email This Page.

Go to Photos, Memories, Shared, Albums, or Projects in Photos

In Photos, press Command-1, Command-2, Command-3, Command-4, or Command-5 to quickly go to your Photos, Memories, Shared, Albums, or Projects.

Hide your last import in Contacts

In Contacts, to hide your last import from the Groups sidebar, choose View> Hide Last Import, or press Option-Command-L.

View a slideshow in Preview

In Preview, to view a slideshow of all images opened in the same window, select the window, then choose View> Slideshow.

Tilt the map and view it in 3D in Maps

In Maps, to quickly tilt the map and view it in 3D, hold Option, then drag the map up or down using two fingers.

Rename a Smart Collection in Font Books

In Font Book, to rename a Smart Collection that you created, Control-click it in the sidebar, then choose Rename from the pop-up menu.

Permanently delete a photo in Photos

In Photos, to delete a photo and then remove it from the Recently Deleted album, select the photo you want to delete, then press Command-Delete, then open the Recently Deleted album, select the photo you want to delete permanently, then click Delete and click OK.

Quickly go to the Media view, Projects view, or iMovie Theater in iMovie

In iMovie, press 1, 2, or 3 to quickly go to the Media view (the default view), Projects view, or iMovie Theater.

To tag a file from within an Open or Save dialog box

To tag a file from within an Open or Save dialog box, Control-click the file, then select a tag from the pop-up menu.

Clear recent searches in Safari

In Safari, to clear recent searches, delete all text in the search field, then click the magnifying glass and choose Clear Recent Searches.

Remove a lock from a locked note in Notes

In Notes, to remove a lock from a note you previously locked, select the locked note, then choose File> Remove Lock.

Zoom out in TextEdit

In TextEdit, press Shift-Command-Comma (,) to zoom out of your document.

Add a star rating to a cell in Numbers

In Numbers, to add a star rating to a selected cell, click Cell in the Format sidebar, then choose Star Rating from the Data Format pop-up menu.

Show the Info window for an item in your sidebar in the Finder

In the Finder, to show the Info window for an item in your sidebar, Control-click the item, then choose "Get Info" from the pop-up menu.

Change a Live Photo to a still image in Photos

In Photos, to change a Live Photo to a still image, select the photo, then choose Image> Turn Off Live Photo.

Set how many hours to see in Day and Week view in Calendar

In Calendar, to set how many hours to see in Day and Week view, choose Calendar>Preferences>General>Show __ hours at a time.

Share a contact's card via AirDrop in Contacts

In Contacts, to share a contact's card via AirDrop, select their card, click the Share button in the bottom-right corner, then choose AirDrop Card.

Send an image at actual size in Mail

In Mail, to send an image attached to a message at its actual size, and not reduced, click the Image Size pop-up menu, then choose Actual Size.

Match an exact color in Color Picker

In Color Picker, to match an exact color on your screen, click the eyedropper, then move it over any screen pixel, then click.

Flip a photo horizontally in Photos

In Photos, to flip a photo horizontally, select the photo, then choose Image> Flip Horizontal.

Zoom in GarageBand

In GarageBand, press Command-Right Arrow to zoom in.

Discover new widgets in Notification Center

In Notification Center, to discover new widgets to add, click Edit at the bottom of Today view, then click App Store.

Search your browsing history in Safari

In Safari, to search your browsing history to quickly find webpages you visited, choose History> Show All History, then type in the Search field in the upper right corner.

Collaborate on a note in Notes

In Notes, to collaborate on a note stored in iCloud, click the Add People button in the toolbar, then choose an invitation option.

Show or hide the Markup toolbar in Keynote

In Preview, to show or hide the Markup toolbar, click the Show Markup Toolbar button, or press Shift-Command-A.

Reset all settings to their default in iMovie

To delete preferences for iMovie, resetting all settings to their default, press and hold Option-Command while opening iMovie.

Reset the speed of a sped up clip in iMovie

In iMovie, to reset the speed of a clip that you previously seed up, select the clip, then choose Modify> Reset Speed.

Zoom in using the distance scale in Maps

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

Equally space objects on a slide in Keynote

In Keynote, to equally space objects on a slide, select the objects, then choose Arrange> Distribute Objects and choose an option.

Rename or delete a custom template in Pages

In Pages, to rename or delete a custom template stored in My Templates, Control-click it, then choose an option.

Be notified when getting in or out of a car in Reminders

In Reminders, to be notified when getting in or out of a Bluetooth-paired car, the Info (i) button for a reminder in iCloud, click At a Location, then choose an option.

Access the User Guide for iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV from iTunes

In iTunes, to quickly access a link to the User Guide for iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, choose Help, then select an option.

Reset junk mail filtering in Mail

In Mail, to restore the default criteria for determining junk mail, choose Mail> Preferences, click Junk Mail, then click Reset.

Select additional rows below the selected row in Numbers

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

Raise the range of the onscreen keyboard in GarageBand

In GarageBand, when playing a software instrument using the onscreen keyboard, click the small triangle to the right of the keys to raise the range by one octave.

Sort books by title in iBooks

In iBooks, to sort books in your library by title, click Sort By, then choose Title.

Display an analog clock in your menu bar

To display an analog clock in your menu bar, open System Preferences, click Date & Time, click Clock, then select Analog.

Send text from a Safari webpage to Notes

In Safari, to send text from a webpage to Notes, select the text, then Control-click the selected text and chose Share> Notes from the pop-up menu.

Copy a chart in a sheet to PDF format in Numbers

In Numbers, to copy a chart in a sheet to PDF format, Control-click the chart, then choose “Copy as PDF” from the pop-up menu.

Reset title settings in iMovie

In iMovie, when editing the style of a title, click the Reset button to quickly reset the title settings.

Scroll down through your projects and albums in Photos

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