How to: Get to the Desktop quickly in Save or Open dialogue (Mac OSX)

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in shortcuts, thoughts | No Comments

If you’re like me and use your desktop for temporary files and working documents (before you save them somewhere that’s backed-up), getting to the Desktop in an Open/Save dialogue window is a frequent operation. Fortunately there’s a shortcut key for that – Cmd+D. Very handy. Just don’t use it in Finder! (It’ll delete the currently […]

How to: Applying styles to multiple objects at once, Omnigraffle

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in howto, omnigraffle, shortcuts | No Comments
How to: Applying styles to multiple objects at once, Omnigraffle

I occasionally use Omnigraffle for wireframes (other wire-framing tools are available). I like it, it does what I need and it’s relatively inexpensive. Whether or not you believe in wireframes is another matter. This post isn’t about the various pros and cons of different wireframe tools or why or when you should wireframe. It is a quick “How-To” […]

Handy Finder Shortcut

Posted by on Aug 25, 2011 in shortcuts | No Comments

I prefer to use the keyboard when possible, so I’m a sucker for keyboard shortcuts. Mac OS X Finder certainly has its detractors but I find it useful enough to not bother installing alternatives. One shortcut that I really think it missing though is moving keyboard focus to Finder’s Sidebar