80 OS X Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks

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80 OS X Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks

Mountain Lion strolled onto the scene earlier this year, with a lot of interest but no showy unveiling. Apple gave the world a better glimpse at its newest big cat at the World Wide Developers Conference, reserving a good chunk of the June 10 keynote for more details about the next iteration of OS X, which dropped in July in the Mac App Store for just $19.99, the lowest price yet for an OS X upgrade.

With Mountain Lion, Apple has brought a bunch of useful iOS features over to the Mac, including AirPlay mirroring, Messages, Reminders, Twitter, and iCloud support throughout the OS. Join our Mac safari to see 80 Mountain Lion features that you may have missed since you clicked Install in the Mac App Store. Some will make you more productive, while others are just fun and make your life a bit easier. Not everyone will fall in love with all 80 of these features, but together they’ll give you a lot to sink your teeth into.

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eeddgg

10.1 was free

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chirpity

I honestly though Apple was getting rid of Dashboard widgets entirely. Their website would not allow a developer to submit any new widgets. Actually, I still don't think it does. I wonder what Apple is doing? Very strange.

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jabohn

This article repeatedly refers to Safari 5.2 which is incorrect. It is Safari 6.0

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RayCon

Hot Corners: Notification Center as a Hot Corner. You say this is found under Desktop & Screensaver, but it's found under Mission Control. Could your screen shot be from a beta version?

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jabohn

RayCon, it is found under both.

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Dina

The first "tip" (or is it a trick?) is just a fact. Whoo hoo, this is gonna be real helpful, I can already sense it.

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cliffrobertson

I was wondering if anyone knows about a way to quickly switch between the languages available for dictation. I speak Japanese and would like very much not to have to go to System Preferences to switch between the languages. Perhaps a keyboard shortcut or a terminal line? Thanks for any help. Great article by the way, tons of useful tips.

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brancast

Is there anyway to print out the 80 tips. New to Mac and would nice to have hardcopy. Thanks

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akosh

Drag-n-drop the URL into WebSnapper and you'll get a PDF of the pages in the article.

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herothedog

You can have more than one TimeMachine backup device. Backups alternate between the two (and I assume round robin in the case of more than two backup devices).

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jshell

CTRL+Enter doesn't work in Safari's address bar?

What is this? 1999?

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abot

cmd+enter in Safari's address bar opens the page/search in a new tab.

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Carsten Legaard

And when You wanna batch change say 150 files, then ... ehr ... argh ... then You still have to fire up Automator, happy slappy play around with it for a while, nothing less than 35 clicks and moves ... in windows the same operation takes only two clicks

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mleach82

Useful tips!

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