Only four days have passed since the release of Mountain Lion and downloads already scored 3 million. OS X 10.8 is full of surprises; lots of hidden features that can make a Mac user’s life easier are hidden all over the system. This article will help users discover practical features and other tips and tricks for Mountain Lion.
- Restore older OS X UI elements in Calendar and Contacts using Mountain Tweaks. You can download the app from the producer’s site.
- Recover the RSS Feeds and include them in the Mail app and Safari. Access Finder, type Command+Shift+G and then paste into the search field the following: ~/Library/Mail/V2/RSS/. Macgasm detailed this tip for you.
- Add the One-Tap Scroll to the Top feature in iOS to the Mail app in OS X. Click the “Sort by” bar in Mail Mountain lion and the bar will scroll all the way to the top of a long list.
- Create Smart Collections in Font Box. Select File, then New Smart Collection and start creating collections in terms of criteria.
- Search within Launchpad and launch an app. Just type a search term and Launchpad will suggest results. Press Return when you find the desired app and it will be launched. It’s a new feature.
- Improved navigation on Launchpad. Use the arrow keys to move on a single place and hold Command to move between pages.
- Remove Dock Icons. Check the detailed article to see how to make the icons disappear.
The following video posted by TechSmart will teach Mac users how to enable and disable the notification center, install tweaks to change the calendar and the contacts app, rename documents and spreadsheets right from an opened doc, and to integrate notifications with Growl.
Also, check out this list of 80 Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks published by Mac Life.