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OS X Mail Tip – Add Reply All after drafting

Useful quick tip for those occasions when someone sends a message to you and a number of other addressees. You start drafting the reply before you remember that you should have hit the ‘Reply All’ button instead. WIthout the keyboard shortcut described below you either needed to start again or copy and paste the other email addresses.

So if you receive a message where you are just one of many addressees.

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You then hit the ...

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Fine Keyboard Controls for Brightness and Sound

Ever wanted fine control over your Mac’s Volume and Brightness keyboard controls? You can by using the ⌥⇧keys as well.

Most people know that you can control the output sound volume by pressing the F11 key to reduce the volume, and F12 to increase it. Sometimes at low levels I can’t get the perfect volume by just using the function keys alone. If you press ⌥⇧(Option and shift) and then press the function keys, your Mac will adjust the volume in quarter steps, ...

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How to Print from the Mac Reminders App

Apple’s new Reminder’s App in Mountain Lion and Mavericks (and iOS 6/7) is a great way to store reminders. However if you need to share your reminders with someone who does not have a Mac with Reminders, or an iOS device you are stuck, as Apple does not provide any way to make a hard copy of a reminders list in the App. In this article I will show you a quick and simple workaround to make a hard copy of your ...

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Change the default Application for a File Type

When you double-click a file, it will open in the default Application. In this article I will show you how you can change the default application for the file itself as well as all files of the same type. I will also cover a clever trick to enable DVD media (.dvdmedia) bundles to be reassigned back to the Mac OS X DVD Player, if you accidentally change it.

Sometimes when you install or open a new application for the first time ...

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YouTube Playback Problems Fix

If you are having problems with the new Youtube interface and you are finding stuttering and random freezes when attempting to play videos you may want to check if you have opted in to the HTML5 trial. You can check your settings by going to http://www.youtube.com/html5. If you have opted in to the HTML5 trial, I suggest turning it off, and hopefully that will stop the problem. It certainly worked for me, and has fixed the problem for a number of ...

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