If you use more than a couple full-screen apps in Lion or Mountain Lion, you can rearrange them in Mission Control to make switching between them more convenient. Simply trigger Mission Control, then at the top of your display, click and drag your full-screen apps to the left or right of each other, just like […]
Like iOS 5′s support for tracking numbers, OS X Mail’s support for data detectors means that it can quickly display package tracking info with a popover. Just move your mouse over the tracking number, and Mail should highlight it with an action arrow. Click that and behold your package’s progress. I believe this feature arrived […]
If you don’t have an internet connection, Safari no longer delivers nothing but bad news. As of version 6, released in Mountain Lion and to Lion users as an upgrade, Safari now promotes Reading List (and its newfound ability to save full articles offline) as something for you to do until your internet connection returns.
The two primary options you see for saving a file shared to you over AirDrop, Lion’s super-simple way of sharing files between computers on the same network, are “Save and Open” and “Save”. But there’s a third option: you can simply drag the file’s icon from the popover to your Desktop or wherever else you want. […]
With the introduction of OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple now allows you to hide System Preferences panes that you don’t want to bother with. Just go to View > Customize to enable checkboxes next to each pane that you can toggle. The View menu also offers the option to organize panes alphabetically instead of by […]
For some time now, OS X icons have come in various sizes up to 512 x 512 pixels. Over the last couple of 10.7 Lion updates, Apple has increased the sizes of some icons to 1024 x 1024 pixels—notably TextEdit and Automator—presumably in preparation for what could be Retina upgrades for Mac displays.
You can hold ⌥ (Option) to make windows resize symmetrically, from the center. It even works when resizing from any corner in Lion. Update: You can also hold ⇧ (Shift) to resize a window proportionally. As far as I can tell this is brand new in Lion, the first version of OS X that allowed […]