Category Archive for: finder

Screencast: Learn about QuickLook

QuickLook is a spiffy new feature of OS X 10.5 “Leopard”.  In the following screencast i’ll show you how you can use QuickLook to work more quickly and easily on documents and email. Click here to view the screencast.

PDF: one document format to unite us all

We live in an age of vibrant techno-diversity. We have computing platforms galore from Windows and Mac, to the countless variations of Linux. We have MS Office, and OpenOffice.org, and NeoOffice, and StarOffice, JOffice, Simdesk, and way more to choose from for our word processing and spreadsheeting needs. With all these different options and file…

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OS X Basics: The Save dialogue

Let’s keep this one real basic. I want to point your attention to a helpful post on The Unofficial Apple Weblog about how to master the save dialogue that you see universally across almost all applications on the Mac. The Save dialog in Mac OS X can often lead switchers, and inexperienced Mac users, astray.…

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OS X Basics: Viewing long filenames

A quick & useful tip for viewing long filenames in the finder courtesy of The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Have you ever opened up a Finder window in column view and found yourself confronted with truncated file names? It’s quite annoying. Here’s a quick fix. At the bottom of the column, you’ll see two short, vertical…

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OS X Basics: The finder views

Hopefully we are all familiar with the Finder. Your documents are in the Finder, your Applications, all of it, accessible through the Finder window. The Finder is the filing cabinet for all of your computerological ‘stuff’ on the Mac. But unlike the standard filing cabinet, the Finder has some neat tools to allow you to…

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