Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Click here to return to the '10.4: Create multi-line annotations in Preview' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
10.4: Create multi-line annotations in Preview
Authored by: mcbeewl on Aug 18, '05 12:54:19PM

That is a great idea. Perhaps a a section for modifyer keys in general. This is already a great site, adding a section for modifier keys would just be icing on the cake.

[ Reply to This | # ]
ever-elusive keyboard and mouse shortcuts
Authored by: sjk on Aug 18, '05 06:01:43PM

Yes(!) ...

Someone, somewhere could be compiling a list of keyboard and mouse shortcuts for OS X apps. And/or more developers could publish that list for their apps, easily accessible under the Help menu. Finding that information is often a random, ad-hoc adventure, if it's discoverable at all.

It's a mystery why things like this that seem so obviously helpful and useful haven't happened by now. Why not implement relatively simple things for the benefit of helping educate more people how to improve their computer skills? It's hard to imagine people coming to a site like MacOSXHints, eager to learn new usage hints and tips, wouldn't appreciate at least keyboard/mouse shortcuts help being available directly from apps they're using. Yet, unfortunately, apps with that kind of built-in quick reference have remained a minority.

Or, maybe I'm just passionately overestimating the general value of something that I'd personally welcome and appreciate so much?

Probably anyone that could make a difference will never read this. Oh well. :-)

[ Reply to This | # ]
ever-elusive keyboard and mouse shortcuts
Authored by: whoadoggy on Aug 18, '05 09:41:07PM

Along those lines, the ever elusive keyboard shortcuts I am looking for is to unhide all apps and to unminimize windows, the inverse of two commands for which there are keyboard shortcuts.

if you know, spread the word....

[ Reply to This | # ]
ever-elusive keyboard and mouse shortcuts
Authored by: sjk on Aug 19, '05 12:59:41AM
Word. Thanks for the response. Some suggestions for what you asked:

You can probably assign a shortcut for Show All using Keyboard Shortcuts in System Preferences (with limitations) or with a third-party utility (less or no limitations).

To unminimize windows without using a mouse take a look at Witch (donationware). I'm not aware of any other way of doing that.

I've never tried those since I use a CodeTek VirtualDesktop Manager Pro and don't frequently hide apps or minimize windows. Well... the latter more often on this iBook G3 I'm using right now when a particular virtual desktop gets uncomfortably window-cluttered.

[ Reply to This | # ]
ever-elusive keyboard and mouse shortcuts
Authored by: boredzo on Aug 22, '05 04:15:02PM

press ctrl-F3, use the arrow keys to navigate to the window you want to un-minimise, then press return. works for any other Dock tile, as well.

you can turn this on or off in the Keyboard & Mouse pane of System Preferences. it's on by default in Tiger.

[ Reply to This | # ]