Mac OS X some tips
Since I have my Apple computer, I needed to learn some basics like new shortcuts :
- 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
In Leopard, the following keys can be held down while selecting an area (via Command-Shift-4 or Command-Control-Shift-4):
- Space, to lock the size of the selected region and instead move it when the mouse moves
- Shift, to resize only one edge of the selected region
- Option, to resize the selected region with its center as the anchor point
To burn an ISO file :
- Insert a blank disc.
- Start Disk Utility.
- From the File menu, choose Open Disk Image and select the ISO to be burned.
- In the list of volumes, you will now see an item representing the ISO file. Select it.
- Click the Burn button and follow the instructions.
Very good and useful tool : website is in french but the software in English.
Here’s a list of system start-up hot keys to press while Mac OS X is booting, and their various effects:
C – Boot from a CD/DVD
T – Boot in Target Disk mode (FireWire only)
N – Boot from an attached network server (NetBoot mode)
X – Attempt to force Mac OS X to boot
Shift – Boot up in ‘Safe Mode’ which has limited functionality
Command+V – Boot into Verbose mode
Command+S – Boot in Single user mode