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What un(der)-documented features have you stumbled upon in Mountain Lion?

This question serves to share and collect the enhancements which are not documented by Apple, or documented poorly. Please justify your answer; if it is something that is well documented by Apple and ...
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Is there a quick way to lock my Mac?

On Windows you can hit the keys Windows+L to lock your computer if you step away. I don't want to have to remember if sleep currently asks for a password, if there is a time out where my screen isn't ...
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OS X Terminal "must have" utilities [closed]

I've just read with pleasure, and learned a lot from these questions : OS X Terminal Tips and Tricks OS X Hidden features and nice tips & tricks OS X Applications you can't live without But I ...
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Know of any features or tips and tricks in OS X 10.7 (Lion)?

Kind of like this: Please share your hidden macOS features or tips and tricks but specific to OS X Lion 10.7.x ONLY Do you know any hidden or little-known nice feature of OS X 10.7 (Lion)? It doesn't ...
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How can I launch screensaver with a keyboard shortcut?

I've looked around but can't seem to find any good answers. Would appreciate any pointers.
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Is fine volume adjustment possible in macOS?

Question broadened, as this still works in 2021 On previous versions of Mac OS X pressing ⌥+⇧+volume+ would adjust the volume by quarter increments. This seems to have been removed in Lion. Is there ...
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Can Macs be put in hibernation voluntarily?

I know that when you put your Mac laptop to sleep and the battery dies, next time you plug it in it will wake up from the state it was prior to being put to sleep. There are also hacks to get this ...
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How can I replicate Windows End/Home key?

How can I replicate Windows Home/End keys to use to jump to the end of a line or use Shift to highlight to the end or start of a line
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How do I select a file or directory inside a package?

When an application pops up the Mac OS X standard file or directory chooser dialog it won't allow me to open packages so that I can select something within. Is there a way to do this without creating ...
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Command + Tab won't restore a minimised app

I'm on a Mac for the first time in 25 years. It is running macOS Sierra version 10.12.6. When I press Cmd + Tab on the keyboard, I can cycle through the open applications, but if I Tab and release ...
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Is there any way to get rid of the sound made when a screenshot is created?

Obviously other than muting the computer. I just want to create a screenshot without having that "camera sound" come out. Is there a way to disable this sound?
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How to create a shortcut on the desktop to a selected folder

In windows when right clicking a folder there is an option: send to -> desktop (create shortcut). How can I do this on a Mac?
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Disable volume adjustment sound effect while audio is playing

When there is currently no audio playing, the 'blip blip' sound effect is useful to know where the volume is currently set. But when there IS audio playing, you don't need the sound effect, yet is ...
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How do I use say command creatively to prank my coworkers/friends?

I'm designing a creative / funny prank for OSX via command line. By running in the background, most users would not notice it when she/he first starts using the computer. Using say command with ...
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Are there any way I can have a Dashboard Widget visible all the time on the desktop?

A thing that I like with Windows 7 is that I can have the gadgets (widgets) open and visible all the time, e.g. a small RSS reader in the corner of the desktop. I would like to be able to have a ...
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