Block Internet Ads

Tired of seeing pop-ads when you visit websites? You can eliminate the vast majority of them quickly and easily in Safari. Here’s how: 1. Open Safari. 2. Choose Block Pop-Up Windows from the Safari menu Wasn’t that easy?

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Create a Dashboard Widget

Create a Dashboard Widget

Thanks to Mac OS X Leopard, you can make your own custom Dashboard widget.In seconds. They’re called Web Clip widgets, and they’re easy to create. Here’s how: Click the Web Clip button in the Safari toolbar. Position the clear box that appears over the Videos being watched right now section, click once to place it,(…)

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Create a Bookmark

You Tube, the Onion, Apple Hot News, your bank, your local Craigs List, Wikipedia — if you visit the same websites on a regular basis, you can save yourself some time and keystrokes by creating bookmarks for those sites. Let’s say you keep up with environmental news with regular visits to grist.org. The easiest way(…)

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Searchin’ Safari

Safari’s search features are more powerful than ever in Mac OS X. To search a web page for text, type Command-f, which opens the Find banner near the top of the browser window. Type your search term. (No need to press Return.) Safari instantly tells you how many times the term appears on the page.The(…)

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Browse in Privacy

Under normal circumstances, Safari retains records of your web browsing activity.It remembers the pages you visit, the data you download, and your web searches.It may also store your personal data in order to automatically complete online forms. While these features can save time and help you retrace your online steps, there are occasions when you(…)

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Tools for Safari !

Full Screen: How can you make your Safari Browser window quickly expand to fill your full screen? Easy, just drag and drop the link below to your bookmarks bar OR bookmarks folder. Then click on it and the simple JavaScript will expand your browser to fill all available screen real estate. Drag this link to(…)

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Filling out Forms

Filling out Forms

Filling Out Forms on the Web: Safari can use information in your Address Book or data you previously entered in an online form to automatically complete online forms you need to fill out in the future.AutoFill is a service that helps you complete online forms and log in to Web sites with a user name(…)

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Keyboard Shortcuts

  Startup: Press X during startup – Force Mac OS X startup Press Option-Command-Shift-Delete during startup – Bypass primary startup volume and seek a different startup volume (such as a CD or external disk) Press C during startup – Start up from a CD that has a system folder Press N during startup – Attempt(…)

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Exposé

Exposé

Become a Spaces Cadet! Spaces, one of the coolest new features of Mac OS X Leopard, lets you switch among multiple desktops. For example, you might create a communication workspace for Mail, iChat, and Address Book, another for media programs like iTunes and iPhoto, and a third for video games. Then, instead of hiding/showing programs(…)

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Using iChat

Using iChat

iChat AV: Audio Chatting? Drop It to the Dock: If you’re doing an audio chat, do you even need the iChat window open? Well, if you close it, you’ll quit the chat, but if you minimize the chat window to the dock instead (press Command-M), you can continue your chat, even though the window is(…)

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Using iCal:

iCal: Your Powerful Personal Assistant: When you add an event to your iCal calendar, you can do much more than simply name it and specify a date and time. Like a good personal assistant, it can remind you of upcoming events, help round up others for meetings, and even ensure that you have essential files(…)

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Address Book

See Which Groups They’re In: If you have a contact that appears in more than one Group, you can instantly see which of your Groups this individual appears in by simply clicking on his or her contact and holding the Option key. When you do this, every Group that they appear within will become highlighted.(…)

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Using the Dock

The One-Click Trick to Moving the Dock: Okay, so you’re working in a program like Final Cut Pro or iMovie, which takes up every vertical inch of the screen, and when you go to adjust something near the bottom, the Dock keeps popping up. Oh sure, you could move the Dock to where it’s anchored(…)

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Customizing Your Mac

Customize Your Mighty Mouse: Whether you’re using a wired or wireless Mighty Mouse, you can customize it easily: 1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu. 2. Click Keyboard & Mouse; then click the Mouse tab. You can program the four buttons on your Mighty Mouse, set scrolling options, and set response sensitivities for tracking,(…)

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Make Symbols on a Mac

Make Symbols on a Mac

Method One Hold down the Option key On a Macintosh, “Option” is the same as “Alt” on a Windows computer. The list on the left shows symbols you can type by holding down Option plus another key. The list at right requires you to press Option, Shift and a third key.   Symbols With the(…)

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Dashboard Development

Dashboard Development

The main face of your widget is the front side (your widget displays preferences on its back). This is the side users recognize and interact with the most.Follow these guidelines as you design your widget’s front side: The design of your widget should focus on immediately conveying its primary purpose. Make effective use of space.(…)

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Dashboard Environment

Dashboard Environment

Dashboard widgets provide an easy way for people to access important information and perform simple tasks without disturbing their work on the desktop. The Dashboard application, available in OS X v10.4 and later, provides the environment widgets run in and allows users to manage their widgets. This article introduces the Dashboard environment and explains how(…)

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