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!

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.

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.

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.

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 the Tab Bar in Maps

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

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Show or hide transit options in Maps

In Maps, to show or hide transit options, choose View> Transit Directions, then select or deselect a public transportation option, such as Bus, Rail, or Ferry.

Switch map views in Maps

In Maps, to switch map views, click Map, Transit, or Satellite in the toolbar, or press Command-1, Command-2, or Command-3, respectively.

Show the 3D map view in Maps

To show the 3D map view in Maps, click the 3D button in the bottom-right corner of the map window, or press Command-0.

Find a contact in Maps

In Maps, to find a contact, click the search field, click Favorites, then click All Contacts in the sidebar.

Share your Map image and link over AirDrop in Maps

In Maps, to share your Map image and link with another Mac user nearby over AirDrop, click the Share button in the toolbar, then choose AirDrop.

Quickly show a detailed info window in Maps

In Maps, Option-click a location's pin on the map to quickly show its detailed info window.

Remove a pin that you dropped in Maps

In Maps, to remove a purple pin that you dropped, Control-click the pin, then choose "Remove Pin" from the pop-up menu.

Rotate left around a point in Maps

In Maps on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, to rotate left around a point, move your pointer over the point, then hold Option and drag left with two fingers.

Show labels in satellite view in Maps

In Maps, to provide a hybrid view by showing labels in satellite view, click Satellite in the toolbar, then click the Show pop-up menu and choose Show Labels.

Add a location to Contacts from Maps

In Maps, to add a location to Contacts, find a location, click its pin, then click its Info (i) button and click "Add to Contacts".

Hide the 3D map view in Maps

In Maps, to hide the 3D map view if it is showing, click the 3D button in the bottom-right corner of the map window, or press Command-0.

View your favorites in Maps

In Maps, to view your favorites, click the search field, then click Favorites, then click Favorites in the sidebar.

Save a favorite location in Maps

In Maps, to save a favorite location, click the location’s pin, then click its Info (i) button and click "Add to Favorites".

Report a problem in Maps

In Maps, to report inaccurate or incomplete information, such as a missing location or an incorrect label, choose Maps> Report a Problem.

Copy the web link for a location in Maps

In Maps, to copy the web link for a location, click the location's pin to select it, then press Option and choose Edit> Copy Link.

Float a location's info window in Maps

In Maps, click and drag a location's info window away from its pin to view the window as a floating window over top of the map.

Clear your list of recent searches in Maps

In Maps, to clear your list of recent searches, click the search field, then click Favorites, then click Recents, then click Clear Recents.

Move the map in Maps

In Maps on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, drag the map using two fingers to move it up, down, left, or right.

Zoom into a step in directions in Maps

When viewing directions in Maps, click a step in the Directions list to zoom into that particular step on the map.

Close the directions sidebar in Maps

In Maps, to close the directions sidebar, click the Directions button in the toolbar, or choose View> Hide Directions.

View 3D flyover tours of major cities in Maps

In Maps, to view 3D flyover tours of major cities (where available), search for the city, click its Info (i) button, then click Flyover Tour.

Choose whether distances are shown in miles or kilometers in Maps

In Maps, to choose whether distances are shown in miles or kilometers, choose View> Distances> In Miles, or View> Distances> In Kilometers.

Open the directions sidebar in Maps

In Maps, to open the directions sidebar, click the Directions button in the toolbar, or choose View> Show Directions.

Always hide the toolbar when in full-screen view in Maps

In Maps, to always hide the toolbar when in full-screen view, deselect View> Always Show Toolbar.

Mark a location with a pin in Maps

In Maps, to mark a location with a pin, Control-click the location (or tap it with two fingers), then choose "Drop Pin" from the shortcut menu.

Zoom in using your keyboard in Maps

In Maps, to zoom in using your keyboard, press Command-Plus (+).

See incident reports in Maps

When showing traffic in Maps, click a marker on the map to see incident reports for accidents, road construction, closed roads, etc.

Zoom in Maps

In Maps on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, pinch two fingers apart to zoom in.

Rotate the map clockwise using your keyboard in Maps

In Maps, to rotate the map clockwise using just your keyboard, press Option-Right Arrow.

Bookmark a location in Maps

In Maps, to bookmark a location, click the location's pin to display its info banner, then click the info (i) button and click "Add Bookmark".

Show traffic conditions in Maps

In Maps, to show traffic conditions when using the standard or hybrid view, click the Traffic button, or choose View> Show Traffic.

Show the map's scale as you zoom in Maps

In Maps, to show the map's scale as you zoom, choose View> Show Scale.

Rotate right around a point in Maps

In Maps on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, to rotate right around a point, move your pointer over the point, then hold Option and drag right with two fingers.

Share a location via Messages in Maps

In Maps, to share a location via Messages, click the Share button in the toolbar, then choose "Messages" from the pop-up menu.

Return to the north-facing orientation in Maps

In Maps, to return to the north-facing orientation, click the compass, or press Command-Up Arrow.

Rotate the map counterclockwise using your keyboard in Maps

In Maps, to rotate the map counterclockwise using just your keyboard, press Option-Left Arrow.

Zoom out using your keyboard in Maps

In Maps, to zoom out using your keyboard, press Command-Minus (-).

Rotate the map in Maps

In Maps on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, rotate with two fingers to rotate the map.

Enlarge the labels in Maps

In Maps, to enlarge the labels in any view, choose View> Labels> Use Large Labels.

Open a new window in Maps

In Maps, Control-click the map, then choose "New Window at this Location", to open a new, separate Maps window, focused on where you clicked.

Tilt the map in Maps

In Maps, to tilt the map, hold down the pointer on the compass while you drag up and down.

Send directions to your iPhone from Maps

In Maps, to send directions to your iPhone (running iOS 7 and signed into the same iCloud account), click the Share button.

Zoom out in Maps

In Maps on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, pinch two fingers together to zoom out.

Go to your current location in Maps

In Maps, to go to your current location, choose View> Go to Current Location, or press Command-L.

Quickly switch between views in Maps

In Maps, press Command-1, Command-2, or Command-3 to quickly switch between standard, hybrid, and satellite views.