Mac: Setting the default app to open a file on the Mac can be accomplished in a number of ways, including getting info on the file in the Finder and making your selection. If you want to get the job done quickly, just right-click on the file and choose "Open With" while holding the option key.
Tagged With shortcut of the day
Every Gmail user has dealt with this annoyance: you're writing an email, you copy and paste some text from another page, and the text's formatting comes along for the ride. It's not the end of the world, but then everything you type after that is formatted the same. Ugh. So now you do what? Keep the formatting? Switch to composing in plain text? Hunt for Gmail's default font and size?
Mac: Previewing a document in Mac OS X Lion using Quick Look? Want to open it in an application instead? You don't have to use the default application that Quick Look suggests in the top righthand corner of the preview window. Just click and hold down on the "Open with..." button to see several available options.
According to a statistic published in The Atlantic, 90 per cent of computer users don't know what Ctrl + F can do. As a result, we've put together a list of common, handy shortcuts and tricks that every computer user should know. If you have a friend or family member who could use a lesson or refresher, send this post along.
We've discussed keyboard shortcuts to force quit or force quit the front-most application in the past, but if you have no desire to memorise a long keyboard command, this simple trick lets you switch between opening the Force Quit menu and force quitting the active app with one key.
Your iPhone's autocorrect feature isn't always perfect, sometimes to the point of humour, but it can be very useful. This is especially true when typing contractions, as your iPhone will take care of the apostrophe for you. The problem is, it doesn't work with words like we'll because well is a correctly spelled word. The solution? Make a purposeful typo.