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Quickly Navigate Up in the Finder

If you're in a Finder window and want to navigate up a level in the folder hierarchy beyond the currently selected level, simply press Command-Up arrow. (You can also Command-click the Finder window's title to pop up a menu of higher levels.)

 
 

How to Change the Font in Messages in Yosemite

If you’re unhappy with the thin Helvetica text in Messages in Yosemite, particularly for your white-on-blue bubbles, read on for the trick to bringing back at least some of the configurability that Messages previously enjoyed.

 
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New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
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New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>