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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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Quick tip! Quarter increments in volume control

to change the volume by 1/4 hold SHIFT AND OPTION key and the press volume up or down!
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:35 PM   #2
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to change the volume by 1/4 hold SHIFT AND OPTION key and the press volume up or down!
Glad you finally discovered this. It was available in Leopard and Snow Leopard, then disappeared with 10.7, then returned with 10.7.4.

No more fine-grained volume control in Lion?
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:43 PM   #3
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to change the volume by 1/4 hold SHIFT AND OPTION key and the press volume up or down!
Awesome! Thanks for the tip - hopefully I can remember it.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:49 PM   #4
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Glad you finally discovered this. It was available in Leopard and Snow Leopard, then disappeared with 10.7, then returned with 10.7.4.

No more fine-grained volume control in Lion?
Its for the people that havent discovered it, ok.

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Awesome! Thanks for the tip - hopefully I can remember it.
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More Tips? Can only bookmark this if it provides me 2 tips I didn't know/ have memorized.

Is that good motivation?
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More Tips? Can only bookmark this if it provides me 2 tips I didn't know/ have memorized.

Is that good motivation?
This may be useful, if you haven't seen it yet:
Helpful Information for Any Mac User
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This may be useful, if you haven't seen it yet:
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Does this have all of your links you frequently post in it?
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Does this have all of your links you frequently post in it?
Quite a few.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 12:08 AM   #9
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Option + brightness keys (F1 or F2) brings up Display Preferences.
Option + Mission Control (F3) brings up Mission Control Preferences.
Option + Keyboard brightness (F5 or F6) brings up Keyboard Preferences.
Shift+Option Keyboard brightness gives 1/4 adjustments of keyboard brightness.
Option + Sound keys (F10, F11, or F12) brings up Sound Preferences
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Dock Icon Seperator: To bunch together similar applications.

Open Terminal and copy/paste the following:

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps-array-add'{tile-data={};tile-type="spacer-tile";}'

Need to refresh dock for the changes to apply. In Terminal type:

killall dock

Press 'Enter' or ' Return' and give it a moment.

Done!
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Dock Icon Seperator: To bunch together similar applications.

Open Terminal and copy/paste the following:

defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps-array-add'{tile-data={};tile-type="spacer-tile";}'

Need to refresh dock for the changes to apply. In Terminal type:

killall dock

Press 'Enter' or ' Return' and give it a moment.

Done!
What does it actually do, not really understand what it does.

and I got this:

User:~ User$ defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps-array-add'{tile-data={};tile-type="spacer-tile";}'
2013-02-08 13:48:54.374 defaults[1789:10b] Could not parse: persistent-apps-array-add{tile-data={};tile-type="spacer-tile";}. Try single-quoting it.

Edit: Oh, and I did make a backup of dock plist, I would recommend others to do as well.

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Is there a keyboard shortcut to opening the Bluetooth preferences/connection options (specifically a way to open up the little Bluetooth icon on the top/menu bar)? I've had to replace batteries in the mouse before and it didn't automatically connect after turning it back on. Keyboard automatically connects. For this reason, we carry a wired mouse with us and the iMacs in the field...,'just in case'.

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Is there a keyboard shortcut to opening the Bluetooth preferences/connection options (specifically a way to open up the little Bluetooth icon on the top/menu bar)? I've had to replace batteries in the mouse before and it didn't automatically connect after turning it back on. Keyboard automatically connects. For this reason, we carry a wired mouse with us and the iMacs in the field...,'just in case'.

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Mine have always automatically connected (we've got three of them on different computers) however sometimes you need to wait a minute or two for it to happen. Patience!
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to change the volume by 1/4 hold SHIFT AND OPTION key and the press volume up or down!
This is great!!!! I never knew that this is possible.
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It also works with screen brightness, but not keyboard brightness.
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