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In this course, Macworld senior editor Christopher Breen provides a comprehensive overview of Mac OS X Mountain Lion, complete with insider tips for getting the most out of the operating system. The course shows how to configure system preferences, personalize the interface, master gestures, and achieve fluency with applications such as Mail, Calendar, and Preview. The course also includes tutorials on browsing the web with Safari, automating complex tasks with Automator, sharing over a network, performing maintenance operations using Disk Utility, and offers time-saving techniques for using the Mac efficiently. Along the way, Christopher reviews the 200+ new features in Mountain Lion, which gives even experienced Mac users a valuable head start.
I'm not a particularly tidy person, but the one sloppy habit I simply can't develop, is slathering my monitor with sticky notes. Fortunately, thanks to Mountain Lion's Stickies, I don't need to. There's Stickies, and you see by default, two sticky notes. And this is basically Apple's way of saying, "Hey, here's how you use Stickies," but you don't need to read it because I'm going to tell you how to. As its name implies, Stickies is an application for creating virtual sticky notes. So, let's make a new one. I'll press Command+N, and there's my sticky, and all I have to do is just type into it, and there is my note.
If you like, you can change the font, and Show Fonts, and this gives you all the font selections that you have in any application. You can also add links, click Okay, and there you have a live link. You don't have to include just text. You can drag image files, including PDFs, into a sticky note, and you can also copy and paste text into a sticky. To keep your Stickies front and center, choose Note, and then choose Floating Window.
Your sticky will continue to float above other applications, even if you hide those other applications. So, let's launch TextEdit, and if this is doing its job, it will now float in front of TextEdit, even though I move that TextEdit window around and make that application active. If you think it's too much trouble to launch Stickies every time you need to make a sticky note, you can do it from Services. So, I'm in TextEdit now. I've selected my text, TextEdit > Services > Make New Sticky Note, and I've just made a sticky note from the text within TextEdit.
Simple, efficient, and easy, that's Stickies.
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