Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X utilities such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy hacks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any knowledge of coding — all you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Mission Control was released with OS X Lion to provide an easy-to-use switching manager for using multiple apps and desktops under a single user interface. As with other areas of OS X, animations in Mission Control are prevalent, but they do take time, and when switching your apps you want the fastest possible experience. Fortunately, with a little Terminal trick, you can reduce the time spent on these animations. Continue reading and we'll show you how it's done.
This is it. The last hot Apple news before the new handset arrives. Are you excited yet? We're surprised the rumor mill wasn't quite as churny as we expected, though there were a few leaks that got us excited. I guess if the police aren't bashing in someone's door, the thrill is gone. Well, here's ten stories to keep your home fires burning until Tuesday.
The Apple we know and love today is full of smart cookies who are confident in their product mix and clear in their direction: Innovate, iterate, and don't spend too much time looking in the rear view mirror while leaving the rest of the industry in the dust. But on the way to the top, the company took some weird twists and turns that just seem so...un-Apple. Then again, without these growing pains, Apple wouldn't be where it is today.
Let's look back at some of the major forks in the road...
OS X Lion 10.7.2 recently added the ability to drag-and-drop files between desktop spaces, but it’s not particularly intuitive, and downright awkward for users with multiple displays. Thankfully, hardcore Mission Control fans now have a better option called Yoink.
Now that OS X Lion has finally arrived, Apple is wasting no time making its influence known across their product lines. Case in point, the company is now shipping their Mac keyboards with icons specific to the functions of the big cat on the F3 and F4 keys.
Spaces first appeared in OS X Leopard, but in Lion, the feature has been rebranded, along with Expose, into the new Mission Control feature. Mission Control is your one-stop place for viewing all of the opened application windows on your Mac, full screen apps and. Dashboard widgets. It also lets you create multiple desktops, which enables you to organize your windows by the types of applications or by the work you’ll do in each Space. Read on to find out how to best utilize Spaces.
After all the waiting, all the speculation, and all the curiosity, there I was, finally downloading Lion. Little did I know, once I installed it, I was in for some very unexpected surprises. For days my workflow was impeded by seemingly arbitrary changes. So sure, while Lion is an update designed to be evolutionary rather than revolutionary, it’ll require some serious getting used to. After a few days of learning the system, my computer was a new beast.