5 Ways to Work Faster With Your MacPosted on November 22nd, 2009 No comments
Increase your productivity with your Mac computer.
In this article you’ll learn five great tips to help you work more effectively with Mac OS X.
We all want to save time when working, and there are hundreds of ways you can work more effectively with your Mac computer.
Here are just a few:
1. Learn and Use Keyboard Shortcuts
Most Mac applications provide two, three, or four-key shortcuts for common tasks. Look in the menu bar of each app to see the available shortcuts. If you’re not sure what the symbols in the menus mean, switch to the Finder, choose Help > Mac Help, and search the help for “Symbols for special keys”. You can also create your own shortcuts for any menu item with Applications > System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts.
2. Speed Up Common Tasks with Automator
If you find yourself doing the same task again and again, create an Automator workflow for it. Automator (Applications > Automator) is Apple software that lets you create scripts, or workflows, that you can run automatically with the click of a button.
3. Control iTunes Quickly with SizzlingKeys
SizzlingKeys (http://www.yellowmug.com/sk4it/) is a simple utility that lets you assign keyboard shortcuts to common iTunes actions, such as play/pause, previous/next track, and volume up/down. You can then use the shortcuts to control iTunes from within any application. This is great as it saves you having to switch to iTunes when you want to pause a song, for example.
4. Organize your Dock
Remove programs that you never use from the Dock to make it easier to find the ones you do. And if you find yourself regularly using a new piece of software, add it to the Dock. (An easy way to do this is to Control-click the icon in the Dock when the software’s running and choose Keep In Dock.)
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