Mac Os X Create Shortcut For Particular Preference

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Apple guru Dave Marra recently tweeted a great Mac tip that I'm going to share with you. Make sure to check out his Marrathon.com site for more great Mac tips.

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I have to admit that I'm totally ashamed I didn't know this until just the other day, because Marra tells me it's been around since OS X 10.7 Lion.

  • Have you ever needed, or just wanted, to make a shortcut icon on the the desktop in Mac OS X? Honestly it’s relatively trivial to do but the result isn’t always what people expect. My goal is to demonstrate how to create a web page shortcut that is easily identifiable. This is something handy for.
  • On your Mac, choose Apple menu System Preferences, click Keyboard, then click Shortcuts. Open the Shortcuts pane for me. Select App Shortcuts on the left, click the Add button, click the Application pop-up menu, then choose a specific app or All Applications. For example, to set a shortcut for a TextEdit command, choose TextEdit.

In case you have installed Flash on your Mac, you will notice an extra icon at the bottom of System Preferences allowing you to control how Flash updates are downloaded and installed on your Mac OS X and other features which can be useful to control how flash player works on your Mac OS X.

How to access OS X System Preferences using the Dock

  1. Open your Dock.
  2. Click on the System Preferences icon and hold it.
  3. A pop-up menu appears showing you all available system preferences. Select whatever preference you need and the Mac will open it.

How to access OS X System Preferences using Spotlight

Don't want to use your mouse or trackpad? Do it with the keyboard instead.

  1. Hold down command
  2. Press the space bar to bring up Spotlight.
  3. Type in the name of the system preference you want to open

Spotlight should take care of the rest.

Any questions? Let me know.

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You can use Mac OS X Lion to reset an application’s preferences file, which may help you solve problems you may be having with the application.

A preferences file is a document that stores a user’s options, settings, and other data related to a particular application. To specify preferences, click the application’s name in the menu bar and then click Preferences. The application displays a dialog that you use to customize the preferences. When you are done, the application saves the new settings in the preferences file.

One of the more common causes of application instability is a preferences file that has somehow become corrupted. Although there is no easy way to fix a corrupt preferences file directly, you can do so indirectly by deleting the preferences file. The next time you start the application, the application detects that its preferences file is missing, so it automatically rebuilds a new — and uncorrupted — file. The downside to this method is that you may have to reconfigure the application’s preferences.

Mac Os X Create Shortcut For Particular Preference

Most preferences files use the .plist filename extension. In most cases, the filename uses the following general format: com.company.application.plist. Here, company is the name of the software company that makes the application, and application is the name of the program. Here are some examples: com.apple.iTunes.plist; com.microsoft.Word.plist; com.palm.HotSync.plist.

Mac Os X Create Shortcut For Particular Preferences

To repair a corrupt preferences file:

Mac Os X Create Shortcut For Particular Preference In Word

  1. If the problem application is still running, shut it down.

  2. Click Finder.

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  3. Click your user account folder.

  4. Click Go. Best antivirus for mac catalina.

  5. Click Go to Folder.

    The Go to Folder dialog appears.

  6. Type ~/Library/Preferences.

  7. Click Go.

    The Preferences folder appears.

  8. Click and drag the problem application’s preferences file and drop it on the Trash.

    Your Mac deletes the preferences file.

  9. Run the application and set some preferences.

    The application creates a new preferences file.