Maccast Members #165 - OS X Mavericks Tricks
- Uses the same shortcut as Safari tabs. Command+T
- Move between tabs by using the Control+Shift+Tab and Control+Tab keyboard shortcuts
- Command+Click a folder to have it open in a new Finder tab
- Drag an item to a tab to move it to that location (folder)
- You’ll see a blue outline around the tab
- Keeps you in your current tab
- Window > Merge All Windows will put all open Finder windows into one window. A tab will be created for each window you had open
- Finder has received a new panel in the Preferences to add new tags, manage them, and configure Favorite Tags (the ones that show up in the Finder’s sidebar and other quick menus).
- You can view by tags in the Finder by choosing View > Arrange By > Tags (Control+Command+7)
- You can add tags to a document in several ways:
- In the Save dialog there is a new tags field
- In the Get Info window there is a area at the top of the dialog that shows tags
- Right+Click and choose one of your “favorite” tags from the contextual menu
- Drag a file from a Finder window onto a tag in the sidebar.
- Select a file in the Finder window and select the tag icon in the Finder toolbar
- Add multiple tags quickly by separating each tag with a comma
- They will be added when you update or save the file
- tags can have multiple words (separated by spaces)
- Manage tags in Finder > Preferences. Click the ‘Tags’ tab
- Move them to rearrange the order they appear in lists and the sidebar
- Click the “circle” icon next to a tag to assign it a color
- Only seven colors to choose from, red, green, blue, yellow, orange, grey, and purple.
- The same color can be used for multiple tags
- Check or uncheck to control if they show up in the sidebar
- Drag to “Favorite Tags” area at the bottom to set up your 7 “favorite” tags
- These are what show up in the Finder’s contextual menu
- Drag around to set the order
- Control+Right click a tag to rename or delete it system wide
- Deleting a tag will remove the tag from ANY files it was assigned to, even iCloud documents.
- There is a new pop-over to allow you to access special characters, like emoji, quickly
- The Control+Command+Spacebar keyboard shortcut activates the panel
- It shows recently used characters with tabs below to access various character sets
- Swipe down in the pop-over to access a search field
- Tap the old style “Special Characters” icon next to the search box to get the old palette.
- You can also “tear off” the panel to get it in it’s own window.
Title Bar Tricks
- These are accessed using the old “Versions” title bar drop down
- A new popover to lets you rename a file, assign tags to it, change its location, and lock it.
- If you need to access versions you now get there from the ‘File’ menu. File > Revert To > Browse All Versions….
- Allows apps that don’t have focus or aren’t visible to go into a lower power state
- Something that needs to be enabled by the developer
- Use Activity Monitor to check on Energy for apps
- Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor
- Click on the Energy tab
- Can see the Energy Impact, Avg. Energy Impact, and if App Nap is enabled for the app.
- This also works for Safari Tabs
- Expand the section for Safari to see the individual items
- Hover over an item to get a tool tip that shows the tabs URL
- Clicking on the ‘Battery’ icon in the status bar will also “tattle” on the apps that are using the most energy.
- Section called, “Apps using significant energy”.
- There could be good reason for the energy usage though.
- Get Info (Command+I) on an app and you can check the ‘Prevent App Nap’ option
Bring Back Library Folder
- While in your home directory choose View > Show View Options… (Command+J)
- Check the ‘Show Library Folder’ option
- The Library folder will still not show up under the ‘Go’ menu in the Finder. For that you still need to use the ‘Option’ key trick.
- Now easier to export files as PDF. File > Export as PDF…
- Disable notifications on the lock screen per-app
- System Preferences > Notifications. Change the ‘Show on Lock Screen’ options per app.
- Mail and Messages also have a ‘Show Message Preview’ option that can bet set to ‘when unlocked’, so message details won’t be seen if your Mac is locked.
- Can also control more options for Do Not Disturb including setting a scheduled time, turning it on automatically when mirroring your display, Allowing FaceTime calls from specific groups, Allowing repeated calls through.
- Reply to several kinds of Notifications right from the dialog
- No need to open the apps.
- Hover over the notification to get the “reply” dialog box.
- Works for Messages, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
- For Mail notifications there is a ‘Reply’ option, but it will open Mail and start the reply.
- Internet Services boxes at the top depending on what you’ve enabled
- These you can click to post to the various services right from Notification Center
- The system will notify you if your battery becomes low. This replaces the old “modal” dialog.
Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Maps
- The three panel layout is back
- Groups panel
- Hover over an address in the detail view and get the ‘Show Map’ link. Opens in the new Maps app.
- Can export cards right to PDF using the new File > Export as PDF… option
- Google accounts can now natively sync to Contacts
- In System Preferences > Internet Accounts (Was Mail, Contacts, & Calendars)
- Select your Google account and check on Contacts sync.
- New Holidays calendar
- Calendar > Preferences > General
- Check ‘Show Holidays Calendar’
- When right-clicking a Calendar item with attendees, the contextual menu now shows new options to email or message all invitees.
- New Today view that shows items due on the current day.
- Right-click (Control+Click) a list in Reminders to choose Complete All Reminders, to make all items in the list as done.
- You can now sync Reminders and Calendars separately via iCloud. System Preferences > iCloud.
- When you share Map locations via email the recipient is sent a Map image and vCard with the address
- If you email directions they also get a PDF attachment with the turn-by-turn directions
- Shared map links go to a maps.apple.com URL
- If the user has Mavericks or an iOS device with Apple Maps it opens in that
- If they have a device that doesn’t have Apple Maps, oddly it opens Google Maps.
- Finally we can view our iBooks on the Mac.
- To Migrate your iBooks from iTunes to the iBooks App, choose File > Move Books from iTunes… from the iBooks app.
- This likely happened the first time you launched the iBooks app, or will.
- After, when “books” are selected in iTunes, it will tell you the content has been moved to the new app and can be managed and read from there.
- New thinner style “toolbar” with icons merged into the titlebar on either side
- Can’t be customized like a standard tool bar
- On left, Library, Table of Contents, Notes panel
- On Right, Font, Search, Bookmarks
- Right+click on a book to get a menu of options
- Show in iBooks Store
- Add to or create a new collection with the selected book
- Select and Control+Click text in a book to get contextual menu with options
- Add a note
- Glossary and Dictionary lookups
- Search (Book, Web, or Wikipedia)
- In iBooks > Preferences > General there are options to turn off full justification and to disable automatic hyphenation.
- Completely redesigned “Top Sites” view
- Sidebar contains Bookmarks, Reading List, and Shared Links
- Can switch between these using Control+Command+1, +2, +3 keyboard shortcuts respectively
- Shared Links are messages shared with you on services you registered in the Preferences > Internet Accounts that contain links.
- includes Twitter and Linked In currently, no Facebook yet.
- The icon next to the entry indicates the service it was shared on
- Control+Click (Right+Click) a link in the Bookmarks Bar and you can now edit it directly in a pop-up dialog after choosing ‘Edit Address’.
- Can let Safari stop plug-ins to save power
- Preferences > Advanced
- Check the ‘Stop plug-ins to save power’ option
- Browser plug-ins can now be managed on a per-website basis
- Safari > Preferences > Security
- Click ‘Manage Website Settings…’
- List of plug-ins on the left and sites are on the right.
- Ask, Block, Allow, Always Allow, and Run in Unsafe Mode.
- There is a ‘When visiting other sites’ option as well.
- Now you can use the OS X Dictation feature without an Internet connection.
- System Preferences > Dictation & Speech
- Check the ‘Enhanced Dictation’ option
- It will be a 785MB download.
- If you use Multiple Displays you can now have separate Spaces for each Display
- Dashboard is now just a Space that can be moved around wherever you want inside Mission Control. Right. Left. Even in the middle.
- Activate Mission Control
- Drag the Dashboard to where you want.
- Each display will have it’s own menubar
- The non-active menubar will be normally be more transparent
- If you have a windowed app active on one screen and a full screen app open on the other you can actually have two menu bar visible at the same time!
- You cannot have windows that span two displays anymore.
- The dock can be on either display, but not both and only if you have the Dock set to appear at the bottom of your screen
- Move the cursor to the bottom of the display which doesn’t have the Dock and it will appear there and disappear from the other display.
- You can switch Multiple Displays back to the “old” Mountain Lion behavior
- System Preferences > Mission Control
- Uncheck the ‘Displays have separate Spaces’ option.
- Control iCloud storage on an app-by-app basis
- System Preferences > iCloud > Documents & Data
- Click on Options
- Check OFF any apps you don’t want to let store data in iCloud
- When off for an app you won’t see the iCloud Library in the apps Open dialog box.
- This is now where you’ll find the ‘Show Updates’ button. The Software Update preference panel is gone.
- You can also check the ‘Install app updates’ option to auto update your apps
- Allows you to auto download apps purchased on other Macs using the same Apple Store ID.
- In the App Store App
- Update All, now has a contextual menu next to it. Can install, Now, In an Hour, Later Tonight, or Remind Me Tomorrow
- Enable on iOS and in OS X
- On your iOS device, go to Settings > iCloud and make sure Keychain is turned on
- On the Mac, go to Preferences > iCloud and make sure Keychain is checked.
- Check your Safari > Preferences > Passwords tab for settings
- If you are having trouble with a site saying it can’t save the password to your Keychain, try checking the ’Allow auto fill even for websites that request passwords not be saved" option.
- In Safari > Preferences . Auto-fill you can also add Credit Card data to the iCloud Keychain
- If you’re using iCloud Keychain on your Mac, lock your Mac and don’t have accounts auto log-in
- System Preferences > Security & Privacy. Then in General set the ‘Require password’ when sleep or screen saver begins to a low value (I use immediately).
- System Preferences > Energy Saver, consider setting it to go to Display sleep in a short period.
- System Preferences > Users & Groups. Click the ‘Login Options’ and set the ‘Automatic Login’ option to ‘Off’.
- Keychain Access
- Applications > Utilities > Keychain Access
- When enabled it will have a new ‘iCloud’ Keychain where you can view the items stored there.
- If you turn iCloud Keychain off then the items will be replaced with a “Local Items” entry.
- “Local items” will be pushed back out to iCloud Keychain when it’s re-enabled.
Power Button changes
- Tap the Power Button once puts the display to sleep
- Hold it for 2–3 seconds to see the old Restart, Sleep, Shutdown dialog
- Can also do a Control + Power press to get straight to this dialog.
- Hold for longer, about 10 sec, to do the hard power down. (only for extreme system locked situations).