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    OK, so tell me some AWESOME things I don't know about my MBP and OSX...
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    OK, so tell me some AWESOME things I don't know about my MBP and OSX...
    New MPB, new to OSX, running Lion, every DAY I learn a new, awesome thing I did not know before about one or both of these things, what awesomeness can y'all bestow upon me? Tips? Tricks? Hidden Easter Egg type stuff? GIMME SOMETHING! Fill this newbie up with the KNOWLEDGE! Thanks!




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    I'm sure the people out here have lot of them, if you are looking for something specific we will be more than happy to assist you but a broad question does not help...

    but I will give you one, try this...
    command+shift+4 - you will see the crosshairs click and drag and the area selected is the screenshot which will be placed on your desktop.
    up there with the bEst of the bEst....

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    OK, so tell me some AWESOME things I don't know about my MBP and OSX...
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    You can create a PDF from any app that will print. The PDF menu is in the bottom left of your print dialog, and as an added bonus, if you're working with text (Word, Pages, Text Edit, even text in web pages) the PDF will be searchable, so you can do keyword searches later.

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    When you go to sleep at night the camera turns on and Steve Jobs monitors your room.
    If you find a post helpful, don't forget to use the reputation system (top right of post.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by robduckyworth View Post
    When you go to sleep at night the camera turns on and Steve Jobs monitors your room.
    I thought he handed that responsibility over to Tim Cook?
    Joshua Aaron
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    Mac Genius - Apple Macintosh & IT Consulting

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    Quote Originally Posted by robduckyworth View Post
    When you go to sleep at night the camera turns on and Steve Jobs monitors your room.
    And Google is keeping an eye on Steve...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvenStranger View Post
    You can create a PDF from any app that will print. The PDF menu is in the bottom left of your print dialog, and as an added bonus, if you're working with text (Word, Pages, Text Edit, even text in web pages) the PDF will be searchable, so you can do keyword searches later.
    THAT is the coolest thing I've found yet! I "play at" guitar, and get songs to play/learn from chord sites. I have always had to use Primo PDF to convert, then file in my music folder, and it was a PITA. The "in-bred" .pdf feature ROCKS. THANKS!

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    Command+double clicking any plaintext link will open it in your default browser if your on Lion.
    Use the reputation system if a post helps you!
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    You can make your Mac listen to you and do what you say through Speakable items. ATPM 15.11 - How To: Making Your Own Speakable Items

    Check some of the recent issues of that magazine. There's a lot of information about things that can be done using software that's pre-installed on your Mac.
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

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    OK, so tell me some AWESOME things I don't know about my MBP and OSX...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    You can make your Mac listen to you and do what you say through Speakable items. ATPM 15.11 - How To: Making Your Own Speakable Items

    Check some of the recent issues of that magazine. There's a lot of information about things that can be done using software that's pre-installed on your Mac.
    Well sweet Miley CYRUS! Ain't THAT something grand! Gonna configure THAT tomorrow on may day off! WOW!

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    That feature can be a bit temperamental at times but it is interesting. I don't know if they are still there but at one time you could ask the computer to tell you a knock knock joke.
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

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    To switch between windows in an application click command and tilde ~

    Command tab switches between applications (you probably know this).

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsd123 View Post
    To switch between windows in an application click command and tilde ~

    Command tab switches between applications (you probably know this).
    There's a couple other things you can do when switching between apps with Command + Tab:

    • After bringing up the app switching bar, Command + ~ allows you to move the selection box from right-to-left instead of left-to-right.
    • While the app switching bar is open, you can select an app and hit Command + Q to quit it. You don't even have to make the app active to do so.

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    To keep Lion from opening the last page you were on when opening Safari hold down the shift key while clicking on Safari it will return to the home page.

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