You can use aliases to create shortcuts to files and folders. You can also put aliases in the Dock and the Finder sidebar. Aliases help you keep your files organized while allowing for quick access to files you use often.
You can customize the top of every Mac OS X Finder window adding useful buttons that perform common tasks. You can also add files, folders and applications to the toolbar.
Sometimes the Finder can fail you when you want to copy lots of files, like an entire CD or DVD. Learn how to use the Terminal to copy whole volumes with better error handling and reporting.
Learn how to use and customize the Finder sidebar. Add common folders and searches, and control which devices are shown.
Learn about Hot Corners and how you can use them to have your cursor trigger actions like starting or disabling your screen saver, putting your display to sleep, or starting Expose or the Dashboard.
Look at a variety of ways to clean out old files and information from different programs like iCal, Address Book, Safari, Mail, iMovie, etc.
Learn how to control the appearance of the Dock and how it works. Lots of tips.
Learn how to use Expose to make it easier to navigate between your windows and applications in Mac OS X.
If you hold down the Option key while selecting menus in the Finder, you'll find some hidden functions.
Learn how to capture the entire screen or only a portion, then compress it to send it in an email. This is handy for sending bug reports or pointing out problems.
Gary Rosenzweig shows you how to report a bug to Apple. If you've ever been frustrated by an Apple application that isn't working right or crashes, this is the way to tell Apple about the problem and help them fix it.
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at three methods of merging files inside of folders. You can use Apple's FileMerge that comes with XCode, the 'ditto' command in Terminal or a variety of downloadable programs including File Synchronization.
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at Spotlight, the search functionality built into Leopard. By using the quick keyboard shortcut and the Spotlight menu, you can quickly run applications, search for specific files and even look up dictionary definitions and do complex mathematical calculations.
Gary Rosenzweig shows you how to find the largest files on your hard drive and clean them up to create more space.
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at the basic structure of Mac OS X, especially the user folder, and gives suggestions on how to organize your files.
Gary Rosenzweig looks at various methods for printing lists of files in folders: downloadable applications, using the Terminal, and simple copy and paste methods.
Gary Rosenzweig looks at one method to protect a set of files with a password. It involves using Disk Utility to create an encrypted disk image.
Gary Rosenzweig and Molly Stanberry show you how to use Smart Folders in Leopard.
Gary Rosenzweig looks at basic speech recognition built into Leopard. You can speak simple commands to your Mac ad have it perform functions.