Sometimes a web page doesn't load properly. In that case, you need to "reload" it. In Safari on the Mac, you can reload a web page by clicking the reload button (the curvy arrow in the address bar), as shown below. Safari reload button But did you know... 1. If you click and hold the... Continue Reading →
The Photos app in macOS 10.14 (Mojave) changes the keyboard shortcut for toggling between a zoomed-in view and the thumbnails. It used to be Spacebar-- tap spacebar to pop open a selected thumbnail, tap it again to go back to the thumbnails. Spacebar doesn't do it anymore. Now you use the Return key. In practice... Continue Reading →
There are certain conventions that all Mac apps are supposed to adhere to. One is "put the cursor in the Help menu's Search field when the user types Command-Shift-?". Try it-- it will probably work.
1Password is the best password manager for the Mac. (It synchronizes with the iPhone and iPad too, so your passwords are always up to date.) Most people access their passwords by clicking the 1Password button on the toolbar in Safari, Firefox, or Chrome, but that's the slow way to go. The fast way: Command-\. This... Continue Reading →
You want to type things like this... ... but you don't know how to do it. Until now! Since Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) there's been an Emoji & Symbols menu item at the bottom of the Edit menu in many Mac programs. Choose that and you get this: Choose a category on the left, and... Continue Reading →
You may have tried pressing Delete or Backspace or even the forward delete key to delete a conversation in Messages. If you've tried, you know they don't work. What does work is to hold the Command key down while pressing Delete or Backspace (forward delete won't work). If you select a conversation (see below) and... Continue Reading →
-- How to delete a file without having to empty the trash -- You know that things you put into the trash aren't really gone until you empty the trash, right? Turns out that in 10.11.x (El Capitan) you can throw something way and have it be deleted immediately if you want. Just click on... Continue Reading →
One could argue that Undo, Cut, Copy, and Paste are the menu items that make a Mac a Mac. They are always in the Edit menu, and every program uses the same keyboard shortcuts for them: ⌘-Z for Undo ⌘-X for Cut ⌘-C for Copy ⌘-V for Paste Guess what? The keys are right next... Continue Reading →
If you hold the Option key while tapping the bright/dim buttons on the keyboard, the Displays preference pane pops up. There's no quicker way to do it.
If you click on an icon in the Finder, and then press ⌘-Delete, the item will fly into the Trash. It's still retrievable, same as anything else you put into the Trash. It just gets there a really easy way. Clicking on an icon and then pressing the Delete key by itself does nothing. You have to... Continue Reading →