Drag-Drop plays very important role when you use Mac. You even can boost your productivity if you use this properly.
These are some tricks you can do with Drag-Drop.
Whenever you drop the file to Terminal, it will display the foll-path to the file. Therefore, you can quickly change your Terminal working directory to the desired directory by typing portion of Terminal command "cd" followed by Drag-Drop file inside directory without the filename.
For example, I am going to change my directory to the folder that contains my Property List files. I will do these actions :
Simple automator applications that can be helpful for your file processing.
For these automator applications, you need to specify your files by dragging those files to the automator application icon.
|3||Option-Drag||Copy files to new location|
|4||Cmd-Drag||Move and auto-align icons|
|8||Cmd-Shift-Option-Delete||Empty trash without warning|
|9||Tab||Select next field|
|10||Shift-Tab||Select previous field|
|11||Return||Perform default action|
|12||Escape||Close dialog box|
|13||Page Up||Scroll up list|
|14||Up Arrow||Select item above|
|15||Page Down||Scroll down list|
|16||Down Arrow||Select item below|
|17||Cmd-Shift-G||Open 'Go to Folder' dialog|
|18||Cmd-Period[.]||Close dialog box|
Login Items will be automatically launched on startup. See Set Startup Items for Mac for more information.
Adding login items can be performed using the plus button inside Accounts Pane. However, this way is slower than other way, i.e. Dropping Icon. By dropping icon, you can easily and instantly add login items to your Mac.
We often use Finder to browse through our files. Therefore, it's very important to know all viewing mode provided by your Mac Finder. Knowing this basic will be useful for you. Also, this will increase your productivity.
Finder can be opened by clicking on the Finder icon on the Dock.
My Mac seems to be getting old day by day. Maybe I should repair my Mac.
Repairing disk permissions can be easily performed using Disk Utility, one of Mac utility. There will be five simple steps.
What a rescue, RapidoStart can store as much as launching icon preferred instead of limited Dock storage. After experiencing RapidoStart, it's fully recommended to drop as many as icons instead of dropping them one by one.
QuickSilver sure rules, Spotlight sure rocks, but this interesting tricks cannot be underestimated when faced up with abundant of files inside a folder. It's Searching plus Quick Jump trick, this trick can be done in three easy steps.
After get used to it, this trick will become very useful. Also, this searching trick can be used to find top down option in most of web browsers (except IE), for example searching for country.
It's wonderful, yet amazingly hard to be spotted (I use this everyday but doesn't realize it).
It's really amazing, great, and wonderful. However, we have to set them (can see how Jennifer make it..) and the most difficult part is we have to memorize them all. It's like my dull memory being insulted every time I tried to memorize and accidentally forgot them all in an instant.
But hey, why don't we set our shortcut to be windows way? We just need to quickly access to the menu bar and pull down all the menu inside, sounds nice.. Let's give it a try!
First of all, we need a very powerful keyboard shortcut to access directly to the menu bar. And for the sake of our comfort, I prefer to change it (and also recommend you) Command-[?].
Now we can easily reach our menu bar just like those windows fellows' *ALT+F*. The difference is, the pop down menu won't reveal itself unless it's told to do so.
Thing is getting more and more interesting now. After make sure that your Apple is highlighted, you can jump from one menu to another menu by typing a little portion of menu tab you want to go.
Using mouse scroll can help you easily scroll down or scroll up a page, I think you know it already.
However, do you know that when you hold Shift when scrolling your mouse will perform different task? It will perform scroll left or scroll right a page.
Now you realize that your mouse is a little bit useful, don't you?
Now you do not have to fear of your boss. You will always come on time, either to your office or to some extremely important meetings. iCal makes sure you to alert you of those things. iCal also provide you to look for specific time. You can make schedule for month, week, and even a day. You can group your event into categories, like for work purpose or for home needs. And also you can label your categories with colors.