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Category Archives: Mac OS X

Finder shortcuts – Navigate finder directories with your keyboard

If you’re anything like me you’re always searching for ways to make your life easier on OSX. This post follows on from the five extremely useful finder keyboard shortcuts post I wrote last month detailing how to navigate through directories …

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Control system volume from terminal

A bit of a fun tip for today, control your system volume from the terminal. Of course, if you have access to another Mac via SSH you could always manipulate the volume remotely via SSH, say, for instance, someone is …

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In terminal open the current working directory in finder

When working with the terminal it’s sometimes required to open your current working directory in finder. While, to my annoyance, opening finder and navigating to the directory is of course possible some of us enjoy the quick and easy open …

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OSX: Five extremely useful finder keyboard shortcuts

Here are five extremely useful finder keyboard shortcuts that every OSX user should know. Open a new finder window This key sequence will open a new finder window in front of the current window. CMD+N

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Performance tip: Keep your desktop clean

If you’re having some performance issues with your Mac it’s worth cleaning your desktop. OSX redraws icons on your desktop whenever they’re in preview, this takes processing time and results in a slower system so remove them from your desktop.

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