- Drag Web Page Images to Desktop
- Screen Capture to desktop file
- Screen Capture to Clipboard
- PDF - Print any file to PDF
- Hide Unused Windows
- Minimize (or maximize) a window slow motion
- Have computer speak text
- Safari - minimize clutter at top
- Preview - combine PDF's into one file
- Use applescript to trim file names
- Expand all folders inside a folder in list view
About This Page
- This page attempts to show some of the special features of the Mac. Often, the Windows operating system cannot do these at all, or nearly as well.
- Page number references may be given to David Pogue's book "Mac OSX Snow Leopard, the missing manual", Nov. 2010 Third Printing for OS 10.6.
- Drag Web Page Images (jpeg, gif) to Desktop.
Windows does this also.
(If a simple drag does not work, use special Safari procedure in on Cpamu.com page B4.
- Screen Capture to desktop file:
Shift+Apple+4, appears as something like "Screen shot 2011-05-05 at 11.37.14 PM.png".
more details Cpamu.com page B4 .
- Screen Capture to Clipboard:
Shift+Apple+4 while holding Control key .
Use Edit -> Show Clipboard to view contents/
- PDF - Print any file to PDF:
Use Print menu, Select 'PDF' -> 'Save as PDF'.
- Hide Unused Windows:
Hide all the unused applications and their associated windows - with one command -- Cpamu.com page B4
- Minimize (or maximize) a window slow motion:
- hold down Shift key & click yellow button
Highlight in TextEdit, select Edit -> Speech -> Start Speaking.
B. Other Operations
- Toolbar at top of finder window is customizable":
'View' -> Customize Toolbar
- Sidebar at left side of finder window:
Drag file or folder icons into sidebar to have a quick "path" to them.
Drag the icon out of the window to get rid of it when no longer needed.
C. Special Cautions
- Unmounting: (different than Windows)
IMPORTANT: All external hard drives, thumb drives, etc; must be "unmounted" by using the 'Eject' arrow in the sidebar (or 'File' -> 'Eject' from the menus); or data or hardware can be damaged.
- Video Tutorials:
If you go to www.apple.com/mac -- down at the bottom there are links to apple.com/findouthow/mac -- where there are links to many video tutorials (Anatomy of a Mac", "Windows on a Mac",iMovie, etc).
Note these are for latest OS 10.5, so if you have an earlier version OS, things may be a bit different.
- Switching From Windows:
For those used to Windows, note the area 'apple.com/support/switch101' is written for people used to Windows.
- Expand a folder in list view, and all folders inside it: Select top level folder, then "Option" & "-->" (Pogue pg 854)
This page updated 7/21/08 by JamesRobertIngram.com