Tag Archives: Mac

Useful Mac Shortcuts

Taking screenshots

Command-Shift-3:                    Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop
Command-Shift-4,                    then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop
Command-Shift-4,                    then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop
Command-Control-Shift-3:    Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it to the clipboard
Command-Control-Shift-4,    then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it to the clipboard
Command-Control-Shift-4,    then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it to the clipboard

Will add more as I discover them 😉

Changing Safari’s Default Search Option

I have recently brought a new mac and am loving if so far 😉 . However, there is already something that has suprised me?? It is the fact that there is only the one option for searching in the safari browser and it is not changable :O . The reason it surprises me, is because so much junk criticism is thrown the way of Microsoft for making the default search their own and yet here I am looking at the coolest OS and wondering what is so different with this “unchangeable” google search? At least with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer you could change the search within a few clicks.

Well, enough with the winging 😉 because it only took me a few mins to find a solution called Inquisitor . This is a pretty cool app considering it adds functionality like Opera where you get the auto complete search popup as you type. It also gives you the ability to edit the default search engine in the advanced preferences of safari, and you will notice the difference.