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Nov 6, 2006, 03:57 PM
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redAPPLE
Nov 6, 2006, 04:33 PM
i didn't know #9.

iJon
Nov 6, 2006, 04:52 PM
Knew them all. As for using Image Capture to see your individual pictures, iPhoto can do this too. Whenever the import screen comes up just hit return twice and it will bring up each individual photo. Hopefully Apple will make better use of that feature in iPhoto 7.

jon

mahonmeister
Nov 6, 2006, 07:15 PM
I fell like a big dummy not knowing about pressing tab in expose. And some option combos. And shift while minimizing. But none of them are that critical.
*plays with shift minimizing*

Jay42
Nov 6, 2006, 07:36 PM
I have to say I learned a few new things. Mostly numbers 3 and 9. It was worth reading just for those.

ITASOR
Nov 6, 2006, 08:02 PM
#9 and #20 are really cool.

nagromme
Nov 6, 2006, 10:59 PM
Good stuff!

I can't believe I didn't know #1 (though it doesn't work in this text box :) )

10. In TextEdit, Option-click & drag selects a rectangle of text. (When you need it, selecting a rectangle of text is really useful, so if anyone knows other applications that have this functionality, let us know.)
Didn't know that works in TextEdit (and I'm not sure when I'd use that) but it ALSO works in Preview where it's vital for selecting PDF text formatted as columns.

I'm not sure what #12 means, I've never seen that do anything but Hide Toolbar.

And I'm not sure how often I'd want to minimize ALL of an app's windows, when I could simply Hide with Command-H (or option-click another app). But it does look cool when you option-click a Docked window and they all come back :)

brepublican
Nov 6, 2006, 11:43 PM
1. Pressing Esc while typing in most applications pops up a list of suggested completions of the word you’re typing. (Does anyone know if there’s a way to toggle the permanent display of this?)
I could only get this to work in Text Edit. I wasnt surprised it didnt work in Word, but was pretty disappointed it didnt work in Pages as well

Someone also suggested changing the settings in Dictionary so that you can use a different set of keys to bring it up in Cocoa apps but I didnt find that either...
:confused:

bdj21ya
Nov 7, 2006, 10:00 AM
The shift thing actually works on several animations. Try shift+ the function keys you have set for exposé for example.

mkrishnan
Nov 7, 2006, 10:07 AM
i didn't know #9.

Neither did I! I could see using that, a lot.

Swarmlord
Nov 7, 2006, 10:37 AM
I'm not much of a shortcut kind of guy. Pretty much limited to CNTL C and CNTL V.

gloss
Nov 7, 2006, 10:42 AM
Knew them all. As for using Image Capture to see your individual pictures, iPhoto can do this too. Whenever the import screen comes up just hit return twice and it will bring up each individual photo. Hopefully Apple will make better use of that feature in iPhoto 7.

jon

It's funny, I've been looking for this feature for months and could never find anything on Google or in the iPhoto documentation. Thank you.

Squonk
Nov 7, 2006, 11:37 AM
i didn't know #9.

Wow!!! This has been around since the MacPlus days. :eek: I remember teaching this to my fellow college students back in 1986! Well, welcome aboard!!! :D