Easy Mac Tips !

Cursor Hide & Seek
☞ When renting a movie from iTunes, you can watch the entire movie even if you only have only one minute left on your rental before it expires
☞ You can hide your cursor while browsing in Safari or Firefox simply by pressing the 'esc' key. If you want to get it back? Wiggle the mouse.
    Setech Astronomy
    Keep your secrets. Choose 'Secure Empty Trash...' from the Finder menu so that your files will not be able to be restored by recovery tools.

    Skip, skip to the end of the line.
    Command+Arrows will move you as far as possible in that direction when editing text. Up: Top of doc. Down: bottom. Left: Start of line. etc.

    Make a Business Card iPod Stand
    Got an business card? Need an iPod stand? Make one with some scissors & folding skills. Use the instructions here http://tinyurl.com/3apsr2.

    Might as well jump.
    At the bottom of a page in Mobile Safari on your iPhone? Simply tap the title bar near the clock to quickly scroll up to the top of the page

    Stay in place in your space
    Use Spaces? Want to open a new Safari window but stay in the Space you're in? Just CTRL click the Safari icon in your dock then 'New Window'

    Get you PC Game On!
    Want to play PC games on your Mac without installing Boot Camp, Windows, Parallels or VMWare? Try CrossOver Games: http://tinyurl.com/2qbyof

    Finder Uninterrupted
    When you are absolutely sure, hold down option when selecting restart, shut down, or log out to avoid the "are you sure you want to" message

    Extra Quartz Composer Screen Savers
    Nav to /System/Library/Compositions and drag the .qtz files that you can see in Quick Look into the preview of a screen saver in System Pref.

    Multiple iTunes Libraries
    Holding down the option key while iTunes launches will allow you to choose/create iTunes libraries, good for local vs. external collections.

    OS X Defined
    Holding Command+Control+D and hovering over any word gives you the dictionary definition. Click 'more' to launch the dictionary application.

    Helpful Safari Shortcuts
    To get a list of useful Safari shortcuts. Paste this local URL into Safari file:///Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Resources/Shortcuts.html

    Snow Leopard Application Menu

    Drag the Applications folder to the right side of the Dock. Control+click and choose list. Now you have your very own Apps menu when clicked

    Quick Spotlight Search
    Spotlight. One of the best features of a Mac and best and easiest way to find files on your Mac. Shortcut "Command+Space Bar" and type away.

    Print Screen for Mac
    Hold down ctrl with command, shift and 4 or 3 to copy screen print image to clipboard, then it's ready to paste in an email or any document.

    Spotlight Adds Up
    If you want to do a simple mathematical equation, type it in the spotlight search field. For example if you type 2+2 you get 4 as the result

    Where are you going
    When browsing in Safari if you want to see where a link is going to take you before you click, Cmd + / opens the status bar for you to check

    Windows in Spaces
    Using Spaces, click & hold on to a window. Now press control+arrow to go to a different space. The held window will follow to the new space.

    Selective Screen Grab
    Press the command-shift-four buttons to take a screen shot of a selected area of the screen, works great if you don't want the whole screen.

    Free Office Suite
    Want a great free alternative to Microsoft Office for Mac? Try http://neooffice.org The free office suite OpenOffice has been ported to Mac!

    High Contrast Display
    Command+Option+Control+8 inverts the screen. Helpful on laptops for better contrast outdoors and also creeping out people that shoulder surf

    Fine tune your volume
    If you use Option + Shift while pressing on the Mac's volume function keys, your volume adjusts by smaller increments than usually possible.

    Shortcuts in Open & Save
    Command+Shift+D jumps to the desktop in the open and save dialog box. Use different combos, Command+Shift+H will take you home for instance.