Share address cards from Address Book
08/31/2011 | 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
08/30/2011 | Mac OS X
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
08/29/2011 | 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
08/28/2011 | 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
08/27/2011 | Mac OS X
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
08/26/2011 | 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
08/25/2011 | Dictionary
In Dictionary, press Command-Shift-Left Bracket to select the previous dictionary reference source.
Copy a row in Numbers
08/24/2011 | 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
08/23/2011 | 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
08/22/2011 | 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
08/21/2011 | Mac OS X
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
08/20/2011 | iTunes
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
08/19/2011 | Mac OS X
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
08/18/2011 | 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
08/17/2011 | iMovie
In iMovie, press Shift-Up Arrow when playing an Event video to jump back three seconds.
Move through your browsing history in Safari
08/16/2011 | 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
08/15/2011 | 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
08/14/2011 | Pages
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
08/13/2011 | 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
08/12/2011 | 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
08/11/2011 | Spotlight
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
08/10/2011 | 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
08/09/2011 | 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
08/08/2011 | Mac OS X
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
08/07/2011 | Mac OS X
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
08/06/2011 | 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
08/05/2011 | iChat
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
08/04/2011 | Mac OS X
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
08/03/2011 | 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
08/02/2011 | 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
08/01/2011 | Mac OS X
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.