The Mac tips & tricks thread (merged)

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by Maverick, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. Maverick

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    Taken from MacTips

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    [Edited on 8-2-2005 by elbertc]
     
  2. XyNo

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    I learned a neat trick today from the link you posted Maverick. Tnx :)
     
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    In the finder app, how do you move files? When you select the files you want to move, the edit -> cut menu command is disabled. You're forced to copy the files to the new location then delete the originals (which takes a while especially for very large files). Can this be done in the finder without resorting to using terminal?
     
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    When copying on the same drive/partition, you can just drag the file to different directory w/o having to copy it.
     
  5. lamski

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    ^^^
    When I try to do that, finder would either create a shortcut. If I press the alt key, it does a copy. Could this be one of the changes to 10.4.2? :qmark:
     
  6. joachim

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    really cool site. thanks maverick
     
  7. Maverick

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    was my pleasure xyno and joachim
     
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    ok ang site. there's still more tricks pala in tiger.... thanks
     
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    really cool site. i cant help but smile whenever i try the slow motion window minimizing - 'shift-double click titlebar' :D
     
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    Hold down the Command key while dragging the file that you want to move. This will move the file rather than copy it.
     
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    Figured this out last night after the fact that I've already copied 6 GB worth of data. :x: Thanks anyway.
     
  12. fountainpen

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    Grabe, there's so much to learn... AND I LOVE IT!!! Thanks for posting the site url!
     
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    Put your Macs to sleep in 2 seconds

    I again learned something today. The fastest way to put your computers to sleep is to do THIS, according to the Apple Pro tips site. It's nice to learn some new tricks daily.

    Nap
     
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    Re: Put your Macs to sleep in 2 seconds

    yeah, we have plenty of quick key commands of course, we are mac users so we need to be fast!

    we hve restart: apple key + control key + eject

    for shutdown: apple key + option + control key + eject.
     
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    Re: Put your Macs to sleep in 2 seconds

    Great tip. However, I don't find it to be any faster or simpler than the following methods:
    - on desktops - simply press the power button and the computer will go to sleep.
    - on laptops - press the power button then hit the "S" key for sleep ("R" for restart, Enter for shutdown).

    With the above, there's no need to memorize the keystroke combinations.

    HTH.
     
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    Re: Put your Macs to sleep in 2 seconds

    so far the best shortcut i liked the most is the screen capture shortcut Command+Shift+4 then select what portion of your screen you want to capture :D neat!
     
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    Re: Put your Macs to sleep in 2 seconds

    on laptops, why not just close the lid?
     
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    Re: Put your Macs to sleep in 2 seconds

    nice keyboard shortcut tips. but for me, the super fast way to sleep a portable to is to shut the lid and automatically it'll go to zzzZZZzzz.
     
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    Re: Put your Macs to sleep in 2 seconds

    nice i never turn off my imac hehehe. good shortcut for me. i can do everything on the keybaord!
     
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    Re: Put your Macs to sleep in 2 seconds

    fantastic key shortcut, but since desktops like my emac's power button is on the far side, the keyboard command thing is very useful!
     

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