Readers offer their best tips for maximising your browser window in OS X, using virtual desktops to view geeklets, and keeping your home address secure on your GPS unit.
About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons — maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t fit it in — the tip didn’t make the front page. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favourites for your buffet-style consumption. Got a tip of your own to share? Email it to tips at lifehacker.com.au.
Shift+Click to Maximise Chrome on OS X
The-soup discovers a useful keyboard shortcut for Chrome users:
Windows not maximizing to fit the whole screen in OS X has always irked me. However, I found out that if you use Chrome or Chromium on OS X, you can shift-click the maximize button to bring the window to full size. Works like a charm, and you don’t need to use RightZoom or a bookmarklet to enlarge the whole window.
Set Your GPS’ “Go Home” Shorcut to the Police Department in Case of Car Theft
Great top 10 article. One suggestion: Set ‘Home’ in your car’s GPS to the local police department. Most people can find their way home from there, and could also catch car thieves.
We’ve talked about using different presets before, but making it the police department is a specific place that has added benefits.
Use Virtual Desktops to Quickly View Gadgets and Geeklets
Mac Monster cinnamonster shares a clever use for virtual desktops like Spaces on OS X:
2 ways to quickly glance at your desktop geeklets: just use the show desktop shortcut or enable spaces and leave one blank.