- Show All Windows for an App in OS X Lion with Mission Controls Exposé
- Forgot an OS X Lion Password? Reset it Using an Apple ID
- External Monitor & Display Deals for Black Friday 2011
- iPod touch, iPod, & iPod Accessories Deals for Black Friday 2011
- Restart Mission Control in OS X Lion
Posted: 24 Nov 2011 01:44 AM PST
Exposé was replaced with Mission Control in OS X Lion by name, but that doesn’t mean some of the most useful functions of Expose are gone.
To access app-specific Expose in Lion and display all of an applications open windows, move the cursor over an apps Dock icon and then do a three fingered swipe down. You’ll be brought to the familiar all-window view that was very popular in prior versions of Mac OS X.
Depending on your Mission Control and gesture settings in OS X Lion you might need to do a four-fingered downward swipe instead. Performing the downward swipe in the currently open app has the same effect, assuming that app has more than one window open.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 10:17 AM PST
Aside from resetting a Mac OS X Lion password with the passwordreset command line tool or by creating a new user account, you can use a new feature in OS X 10.7 that allows a user password to be reset via the accompanying Apple ID, the same Apple ID that is tied to an iCloud, iTunes, App Store, and Apple Support account.
Resetting a Lost OS X Lion Password Using an Apple ID
Understand the caveats before beginning: this method only works if you set an Apple ID to tie with the OS X user account, and this option won’t be available for users with FileVault 2 protection enabled. Also note that this leads to the creation of a new keychain, but the old keychain will remain intact if you do recall the old password sometime down the road.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 09:33 AM PST
In the market for an external monitor this Holiday season? These Amazon deals are active now and some are up to 50% off, while the in-store deals start on Black Friday itself and offer huge discounts on other brands if you don’t mind a busy visit to the stores. Whether some of the discounts are worth battling the hoards of shoppers is your call, but here’s a good selection of some of the best external display deals out there for Black Friday 2011:
External Monitor Deals for Black Friday
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 09:12 AM PST
Black Friday is quickly approaching, Apple is having their own sale, but you can sometimes find even better deals by looking elsewhere. Some of the best deals come from iPod touch combination deals, where you can buy a discounted iPod touch that comes bundled with a generous gift card to the same store or to the iTuneS Store. We’ll cover iPods and iPod accessories here, just be aware that many of these deals are available in-store only and won’t be available for purchases online.
iPod Touch & iPod Nano Deals & Sales
iPod Docks & Accessories Deals & Sales
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 08:58 AM PST
If you make any customizations to Mission Control, or if you encounter obvious problems with how Desktops and apps are handled and assigned, you can restart Mission Control without having to reboot the entire Mac. This is done by killing the Dock, where Mission Control is a child process of, and this is also why when you want to change the Mission Control background image you kill the Dock. You can kill the Dock in two ways:
The command line method is much faster if you’re comfortable with Terminal.app, launch Terminal from /Applications/Utilities/ and type the following command:
The Dock and all subprocesses will restart themselves automatically, including Mission Control.
Using the task management tool Activity Monitor is the other option for those who prefer staying within the GU and avoiding the command line:
Again, the Dock and Mission Control will automatically restart themselves.
Whichever method you choose to perform the restart, this can be a great troubleshooting tip if you’re running into peculiarities with graphical artifacts, irregular Desktop Spaces assignments, and other generally buggy behavior within Mission Control.
Thanks for the tip Mike
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