Mac OS X Leopard introduces many cool tricks and shortcuts to better manage the items in your docks. This podcast will
show you all of them (well, almost all of them).
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Welcome to the TDMD Daily Tip Podcast. My name is Marcelo Lewin. The digital media dude.
Today’s tip for Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard, I’m going to show you some new tricks and shortcuts for your dock. So let’s get started. Okay here we are on my desktop. Let’s go to the dock and you can see my dock right here. you can make the dock larger or smaller by clicking on this line right here and dragging your mouse down to make it smaller or dragging your mouse up to make it larger. If you do the same thing, but you hold the option key and you do that. it will actually get smaller or larger in increments versus the smooth without holding it with the option key.
Another new trick that you can do is if you click on the shift key and for example I’m going to do my stacks. These are stacks. I’m going to hold my shift key and then click on a stack. It will actually go in slow motion. So it’s pretty neat to see. But actually, there is really no functionality used in that, but it’s kind of neat. So if you close it up again. It will close down to slow motion.
Another shortcut for the dock is the magnification. As you can see as I move my mouse over. My icons are magnified. Now I have that turned on by default, but let’s say you want to overwrite. What you do is you control shift and then goes back to the opposite of what you have it as default. Since I have mine as magnification on. It will actually turn it off. What I’m going to do is I’m going to right click and I’m going to say turn magnification off. And then you see that my dock has no magnification, but if I control shift and then drag my mouse over it. It will temporarily turn on magnification.
A couple of more shortcuts that are interesting. If you hold command key and then click on a stack. It will take you directly to the finder with that stack is located. And to be honest with you actually if you click on any icon, it will take you to the finder. If you hold the command key and click on for example half parallels desktop running. Click on that, it opens up my finder and shows me exactly where parallel desktop is.
The last thing I wanted to show you was holding down the command key and then dragging an icon out of the dock. And what happens when you do that. I’m going to go ahead and do this here. What I’m doing here is I’m dragging it out by holding command and then dragging the icon to the desktop. When I let go, it actually took the folder or the stag that was located under my Macintosh hard drive stocks and moved it to the desktop. So that’s a way to go ahead and do that.
What I’m going to do is I’m going to go ahead and place it back into my stacks. So it’s back there and then if I click on this and say show on finder, it will show it that is located under my stacks folder. Again if I drag it by holding the command and drop into the desktop and then if I go here and I say show and finder, you’ll see that it now shows it that it’s on my desktop on the internet.
Well that’s it for today’s daily tip Podcast. I hope you enjoyed it and you find these shortcuts useful. Until the next Podcast, this is Marcelo Lewin. The digital media dude. Cheers.