OSX Lion – Exit Full Screen Mode

In case you missed it: Clicking the full screen arrows at the top/right of the window will enter full screen mode.  To exit full screen mode, press escape or bring the mouse to the top of the screen and the menu bar will appear showing blue arrows to exit full screen mode.

Category : OS X Lion

OSX Lion – What happened to spaces?

The new mission control app is probably one of the most prevalent changes to the usability of OS X. But many users are startled by the apparent removal of spaces.  Never fear!  Most of the functionality of spaces exists in mission control. Tip 1: Spaces are now Desktops. Desktops are the equivalent of spaces in […]

Category : OS X Lion

OSX Lion – This disk cannot be used to start up your computer @?!

As a number of users have reported, some Lion installations are failing due to an issue with the destination hard drive.  There is a workaround posted by apple where you resize the install partition by a small amount (suggested 128MB). http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3926 Has this worked for anyone?

Category : OS X Lion

OSX Lion – Remove Full Name from appearing in menu bar?

One more oddity about OSX Lion is that with fast user switching turn on, suddenly your full name appears in the menu bar.  Turn this off by going to System Prefs -> Users & Groups -> Login Options (click unlock if everything is greyed out) ->Show fast user switching menu as…  here you can uncheck […]

Category : OS X Lion

OSX Lion – Where’s that Launchpad keyboard shortcut?

One neat new feature of OSX Lion is the Launchpad application which gives you an iOS-like springboard for starting applications.  By default there is no keyboard shortcut for Launchpad.  To add your own go to System Prefs-> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Launchpad & Dock -> Show Launchpad.  Double click the whitespace to the right […]

Category : OS X Lion