Computer Zoom

25 03 2008

Have you ever ran into a problem with reading text or want a close-up? Try pressing the control key while scrolling to zoom-in when using your mouse. To scroll down on a page, remove your finger from the control key and just scroll down.


View all files in Stacks

25 01 2008

To view all files from a stack hold the command button while clicking on the stack which will take you to the root folder where the files for that stack is stored.

Set exact volume levels

22 01 2008

For those who like a perfect and exact volume level, this is for you. While holiding the shift and option key along with your designated volume key at the same time your volume will be broken up into smaller pieces.

Close Widgets

21 01 2008

While in Dashboard, instead of clicking a + button at the bottom left corner to get the X for closing a widget. All you have to do is mouse over the widget you want to close and at the same time hold the alt/option key and the X will appear. This trick works with Tiger as well as Leopard.

Hide Dock

15 01 2008

Option-Command-D hides the dock and whenever you mouse over at the bottom of the screen it appears again.

Empty Finder Window

14 01 2008

The quickest way to get to an empty desktop or Finder window is to use the keyboard shortcuts, Command-up arrow which skips windows to view different windows as an integration with Spaces.

Saving Documents as PDFs

31 12 2007

Adobe’s PDF format allows great ways of formatting, communication and ability to send letters and electronic documents. But there really is an easy way to transfer documents using Microsoft Word and TextEdit including other word processors to PDF format. Simply hit Command-P as you would go to Print but click the PDF dropdown menu instead of printing and then click the option, Save as PDF… and a dialog windows opens, enter the name of the document including Author, Keywords and Subject and be sure to save the file in the right place you may then search for the file in Finder or Spotlight, your choice and ta-da you have created a PDF file!