Mac

A neat trick to navigate with Finder

It’s an old tip originally published back in 2006, but it’s still relevant today in 2020 with macOS 10.15.

One of my former co-workers taught me this neat trick – while using Finder, move your mouse cursor over the “title” of the current folder you’re viewing

OS X Finder tip

Hold down the Apple Key and click the title – the whole path is revealed and you can jump to a folder by selecting it.

OS X Finder tip

How to set up and use Growl

2020 Update: this guide is now only relevant if you have an old Mac running OS X 10.6 or lower. The vast majority of the features available in Growl are now built into macOS (OS X Mountain Lion (version 10.8) or higher) via the Notifications. This guide remains online for those of you running 10.6 or earlier.


example Growl notification

This tutorial will guide you in downloading, installing and setting up Growl, a notification system for Mac OS X. Notifications are a way for your applications to provide you with new information (new email arrived, one of your IM buddies came online, a file finished transferring etc) without you having to switch from the application you’re already in… …

Screenshot Simulation: OS X 10.4 Network (Internet) Settings

The following is a ‘screenshot simulation’ of the Network Settings for OS X v10.4 (Tiger). Your ISP will determine what the correct settings are for you. When in doubt, check with them. This simulation can be used when helping someone configure their network/Internet settings remotely (and you’re not in front of a Mac).. …