I was invited to MacHeist coupla days back. However, I was unable to visit their site except to accept the invitation that day as I was not feeling well enough to sit long hours in front of the computer. Today, I went there to find that I can invite people to the same. If you are interested, please comment on this article and I will pick up some random mail IDs and give out the MacHeist Invitations.
MacHeist is an event for Mac users who are addicted to great software. The event centers around the safe. Each week, you will undergo a heist, and on completion, receive a combo code to unlock the safe. The reward? Free, cool apps, and money off the final week’s bundle.
I like Safari for its speed, unlike the sluggishness of Firefox on a Mac but then I cannot live without Firefox’s Plugins/Extension. Pimp my Safari have a bunch of free plugins/apps for Safari. Try it out.
Am I feeling lucky or that many people on the Internet are getting converted to Mac from Windows. Today, from Digg, I found the 10 tips for new Mac users, switching from Windows and it was a much needed shot in the arm. Let me archive the main points for future reference.
- Forward Delete – Fn + Delete
- Customize Expose Shortcut through F9 from System > Keyboard and Mouse settings
- Left Click and Hold will act like Right Click
- Enable Tab – System Preferences > Keyboard and Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts > “All controls”
- Shutdown Menu – Fn + Eject Button
- Hide Windows – Command + H instead of minimize to avoid cluster
- Move Menu Bar Icons – Command click them and move them around
- Ctrl + Alt + Delete is to Force Quite on Mac with Option + Command + Esc
- Control+Option+Command+8 will toggle high contrast mode
As we’re here, let me add my own that I have learnt.
- Press Shift immediately at startup to Safe Boot or after login screen to Safe Login
- Shut Down immediately without the dialog box – Command + Option + Control + Eject (the Power Button for Laptops) (you will still be presented with the save dialog box if you have unsaved documents)
- Force Restart – Command + Option + Power button (no chance to save anything, it is a Force Shutdown)
- Open Selected Item – Command + O (Well, windows users will likely hit Enter but Enter is for Rename)
- Command + Delete is used instead of just the Delete button (Windows) to delete files to the Trash Bin
- Command + [ or Command + ] to go back or forward in the windows view history
- Command + W closes active Finder (words for other windows too, it close but will not quite the application)
- Command + Option + W will close all Finder windows
- Command + Option + D will toggle Dock off/on
- Command + Option + M minimizes all active windows to Dock while Command + M will minimize just the active window
- Full Screenshot – Command + Shift + 3
- Screenshot but select area – Command + Shift + 4
- Screenshot specific area – Command + Shift + 4 and then press the Spacebar
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