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!

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.