Join Christopher Breen for an in-depth discussion in this video Hidden tricks of menu bar icons, part of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks.
Normally, in these movies, I hide my Mac's menu bar icons because I don't want them…to distract you. However, since this movie is all about…tricks you can perform with these things, they're fully exposed.…You know that when you click on these things, you have access to other settings.…For example, if I were to click on this Sound menu, I have the option to adjust my…max volume up or down. I'm not going to bother you with the…obvious stuff. Instead,, I want to show you the power of…the Option key when coupled with these menus.…So, let's go back to the Sound menu and I'll hold down the Option key.…
Note when I do it, no longer is the slider there, but instead, I see any output and…input audio devices that I can use with my Mac.…Also, there's a command for going directly to the Sound Preference.…If you have a laptop you'll see a battery icon.…Without the option key, you see the state of the battery and you can do things like…show the percentage, and you can also open the energy saver preference.…However, I'll now hold down the Option key and now I can determine the condition of…
- Creating smarter Smart Mailboxes
- Sharing and delegating calendars
- Syncing Google contacts
- Discovering hidden tricks within contact headings
- Scheduling startup and shutdown
- Copying files via Bluetooth
- Using a remote disc
- Creating password-protected archives
- Creating a bootable installer drive
- Repairing your keychain
- Resetting your login password
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Mail Tips
2. Calendar Tips
3. Contact Tips
4. System Preference Tips
5. Finder Tips
6. Tips for Troubleshooters
Repairing your keychain1m 48s
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