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os x keyboard shortcuts

Mac OS X has many hidden or commonly unknown keyboard shortcuts. They really shouldn’t be unknown to the majority of people that use Mac, since they are so incredibly useful and time saving.

If you have been following AppDucate on the listed social networks then you’ve probably already seen me post a few of these. I’m creating a separate article about them as well, as I know that some of you just check in to the site every now and then or just subscribe by email and I didn’t want to leave you guys/gals out.

Below are some of my favorite keyboard shortcuts for Mac. I’m always looking for new and interesting keyboard shortcuts, if you have one that you constantly use but don’t see listed here be sure to let us know about it in the comments below.

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top mac tips beginner

I remember getting my first Mac, I was excited and somewhat exhausted. Exhausted because I had just walked up 5 flights of stairs carrying my shiny new 27″ iMac. Never before had I touched a Mac, besides playing around with them at the Apple Store.

For my previous computing experience I had only ever used Windows and was feeling fairly confident about switching to Mac. I mean it’s a computer, I know how to use Windows, and a Mac shouldn’t be that much different. Right?

Not 10 minutes after logging in for the first time, I found myself on Google asking how to install an app on Mac OS X. To anyone who’s used a Mac for a while now, installing an app is just common sense. To someone brand new, the little things can be somewhat confusing. Here’s is a list of top 10 things every new Mac user should know.

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zoom in zoom out mac os x hotkey

Zooming in and zooming out on my Mac is a feature I could not live without. Most people know that you can zoom in on content in Safari by double tapping on the Magic Mouse or Trackpad. This zooming feature however lets you zoom right down to the very pixels that make up the content on your screen.

It’s bad posture to be leaning forward and squinting at your screen, and anyways learning back in the chair is much more comfortable. This will be a really simple and short tutorial that everyone who owns a Mac should know about.

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turn off auto correction auto capitalization and turn off period space iphone ipod iPad

Each iPad, iPod and iPad allows you to customize the way the keyboard works. There are settings to disable and enable Auto-Capitalization, Auto-Correction, Check Spelling, Caps Lock as well as the feature that adds a “.” when you double tap the space bar.

You can even create shortcuts that allows you to quickly enter phrases and words without having to type it all out every time. Not only can you customize the way it works, you can also customize the way it looks by splitting it in two.

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dictation mac

In an earlier post I explained how to enable and use dictation, in this article go over some simple tips and tricks as well as some other features that really bring out the functionality of dictation on a Mac. For those of you who don’t know what dictation is, it is a tool built into your Mac that automatically transcribes your speech into words.

In fact, everything you are reading right now has been “written” with dictation.

“Writing” this post with dictation could go either way, it could be fun and useful or just an outright pain, I’ll let you know how it goes at the end.

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Macs come pre-installed with a very capable utility called Grab, as well as many very useful keyboard shortcuts for capturing screenshots.

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smiley faces iphone

Ever wanted to add emoticons to your text messages or emails instead of a simple text happy face? There is a simple method for enabling this in your iOS device, and the best part is you don’t even have to download or install anything. It comes pre-installed on your iOS device, all you have to do is find the somewhat hidden option, and enable it.

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