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Series: macOS Hidden Treasures

Articles that dive deep into the core technologies of the Mac’s operating system to make sure that everyone is clear on the basics and understands how to take full advantage of all the lesser-known capabilities.

Josh Centers 6 comments

OS X Hidden Treasures: Services

It’s not new, and Apple doesn’t show it much love, but the ubiquitous Services menu can be a productivity powerhouse. Josh Centers explains how to use it and even how to make your own services.

Adam Engst Josh Centers 17 comments

OS X Hidden Treasures: Quick Look

Quick Look can help you peer inside files quickly, but it’s easy to miss or forget about. Read on to learn how to use Quick Look from the Finder, within some of Apple’s apps, and from the command line. We’ll also share some tricks you may not know and some of our favorite plug-ins that make Quick Look even more useful.

Josh Centers Adam Engst 29 comments

OS X Hidden Treasures: Copy and Paste

Copy and paste is an easy technology to take for granted, but there’s more to it than you may think. We explain the basics, and beyond, of copy and paste on the Mac.

Josh Centers Adam Engst 22 comments

OS X Hidden Treasures: Typing Exotic Characters

OS X offers many, many more characters than you can type on your keyboard, from emoji to handy typographic symbols. We explain how you can figure out what they are and enter them in messages and documents.

Josh Centers 24 comments

macOS Hidden Treasures: 15 Startup Key Combinations

When Mac trouble strikes, these 15 startup key combinations provide access to all sorts of troubleshooting and repair tools that could save your bacon.

Josh Centers 16 comments

macOS Hidden Treasures: Dominate the Dock

The Dock has been a central interface element since the dawn of Mac OS X. We dive into all the ways you can use the Dock to manage your Mac.