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!

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.