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15 OS X Tricks Enabled With the Option Key You Must Not Miss

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15 OS X Tricks Enabled With the Option Key You Must Not Miss

Great news for Mac users. The Mac OS X can add more options that can help you facilitate your work or just plain use it to do administrative work. For example, organizing files, or just putting in order a bunch of photos.

 

Let’s start. The option key right on your keyboard actually can uncover a plethora of hidden little known tricks on Mac OS X. Here are some of the most notable ones.

#1. Option-click the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar and get more info.

#2. Reveal Wi-Fi information by Option clicking the Wifi icon right in the menu bar.

#3. In the menu bar, you can choose a different input and output by Option-clicking the volume icon.

#4. You can also turn off notification Center by option-clicking the notifications bar.

#5. By option-clicking the Apple icon, you can immediately go to the System Information.

#6. Option-click to re-size windows.

#7. You can open all subfolders with, you’re right, an Option plus click.

#8. Choose to re-size all columns in the Finder with Option-double-clicking on the column selector.

#9. Now you can also add the “Save As” option back by option-clicking the File menu.

#10. Option-clicking the drop down menu will give you more export options in Preview.

#11. You can replace the app in the forefront by an Option-Click on the app you want to be there.

#12. Jump to exactly where you want in a document by Option+clicking the scrollbar.

#13. You can also force quit any app you pick by option-right-clicking it.

#14. Option+click+drag the dock in order to resize in multiple of 16 pixels

#15. Option+click the plus sign to immediately add a song to your “Up next” queue in iTunes.

 

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Last Updated on December 18, 2020

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