The "I wish I knew this a long time ago!" Thread.

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  1. verbal

    verbal Active Member

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    Post things you recently learned about your Mac.

    I was renaming a bunch of MP3s and accidentally hit space on one before I renamed it. A grey window popped up and it started playing. The window even has a slider to seek through whatever you're playing. I've been previewing sound files through the get info screen.
     
  2. Matt550

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    Being new to Mac everything is "I wish I knew that....." Going on 3 weeks of my first Mac, ive learned lots and only have more to learn. I'll be checking this thread, im sure it will help me.
     
  3. ez4me2c3d

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    you better post that you are on 10.5 cause that feature is not in 10.4 and below
     
  4. ez4me2c3d

    ez4me2c3d Cold Member

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    Cool, sneaky feature in Safari

    CTRL+CMD+D and move your mouse over some words on this page

    smegma
     
  5. Jack Horner

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    :bowdown: Is there something like that for Firefox?
     
  6. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    :eek3: it does it in all programs not just Safari

    EDIT: guess not firefox/Camino.

    But it worked in Adium, Stickes, etc.
     
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    OP helped me get over the lack of a seek/rewind bar in finder when previewing .mp3 files.
     
  8. LOLZILLA

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    it works on any cocoa app I believe.
     
  9. ez4me2c3d

    ez4me2c3d Cold Member

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    any easy way to tell which apps are cocoa based?
     
  10. xenon supra

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    cmd + w (closes front window)
    hold cmd+tab, then release tab, or press tab to scroll through programs, then while still holding down cmd press Q to quit the highlighted program.
     
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    I was in a car the other day on a trip, and me and my friend discovered transferring files via bluetooth. It's probably stupid that it's new to me, but I thought it was neat having no network/cords/external drives and still sending eachother stufff.

    anywhere that I can go to learn about more cool bluetooth stuff?
     
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    .:rofl:
     
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    :mamoru:
     
  15. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    ctrl + option + command + 8

    do that on a new mac users computer and walk away :mamoru:
     
  16. fudgetracks

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    what happens? :dunno:
     
  17. Eye For The Winter

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    Do it. And then do it again to undo.
     
  18. DouggieJ

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    Realize that Mac OS X is UNIX and get acquainted with the Terminal and take advantage of all the command line open source UNIX/Linux tools out there.
     
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    makes a "negative" of your screen.
     
  20. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    another personal favorite that i use everyday

    ctrl + option + command + eject

    only works on desktops though, not on laptops
     
  21. CyberBullets

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    I see what you did there :mamoru:
     
  22. verbal

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    I've been wanting to start using Terminal for things, but I have no clue where to start and what to learn.
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    Isn't Camino cocoa-based ? :dunno:
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    I like how it works with everything to. I don't have a mac right now, and I am dying without my cmd+w :wtc:
     
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    god damnit :madfawk: apparently it works on my macbook
     

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