Archive for the 'Lion' Category

Word Breaks For Nerds

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Those of us who do a lot of typing on Macs are familiar with a variety of keyboard shortcuts for navigating lines, words, and characters in text editors that use standard “Cocoa key bindings.” Among those common keyboard shortcuts are cmd-arrow to move to the beginning or end of a line, and option-arrow to move […]

Safari Keychain Woes

Friday, July 29th, 2011

I’ve been running OS X Lion for a long time and generally enjoying it. But at some point along the line, Safari 5.1 stopped correctly inserting my keychain passwords into forms for me. For the longest time, I assumed it was simple mistakes: I had neglected to ever approve “remember this password,” or I had […]

Full Screen Shortcut

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

One of the things missing from Lion’s full-screen support is a standardized keyboard shortcut for switching modes. Before Lion, it was entirely up to developers to implement the behavior, appearance, and activation mechanisms for entering full-screen mode. Now, we are treated to standard “Enter Full Screen” buttons on qualified windows, and with standard “Enter Full […]

Even Geekier Window Resizing

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

One of the UI concessions OS X Lion makes to a time-honored Microsoft Windows feature, is the addition window-resizing hotspots on all edges of a given window. Traditionally, Mac users have been limited to resizing windows only through the use of the “Zoom” button in the title bar, or by clicking and dragging the resize […]