Desktop, Folders, Windows

Organize Your Folders Like Nice Little Soldiers

I’m a fairly organized guy. No, I’m not some super neat freak but I do like things lined up neatly so that I can find them. My desk at home is pretty organized and I like to think my Mac is fairly organized too. You can imagine then my dismay when I went to play…

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Clean up “Open With” context menu

If you are running OS X you might notice that, over time, your context menu has become bloated. The screen shot below shows the context menu for text files. As you can see, it could use pruning. Luckily, it’s easy to prune this list. All you need to do is delete a Finder preference file.…

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Quickly Navigate In and Out of Finder Folders

I found this by accident today. I thought it was cool enough to warrant it’s own post. If you highlight a folder and press the Cmd plus the arrow keys some cool stuff happens. Here you go. Cmd+Right Arrow will open the contents of the folder in your current window Cmd+Left Arrow will close the…

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Removing Icons from the OS X Desktop

This installment of Learning OS X shows you how you can turn on and off the various media icons on your desktop. These icons include network shares, hard disk icons, removable disks, CDs, DVDs and iPods. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zde66N9z2oA If you prefer reading over the video then follow these steps. Open the Finder Preferences Click the Finder…

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Welcome to your OS X Desktop

If you are following along in order, this is the first post you should read. Welcome to OS X and your Mac Desktop. If you’ve never used a computer before or if you’ve never used a Mac, this post is going to give you a great overview of the pieces of the Mac OS X…

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