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More tips for Macs and iPhones

March 14, 2019
BY GEORGE GORDON • Computer Guru , Lahaina News

Here is a neat way to edit photos on your Mac. Open up Photos and select one, then hit the two keys Command and Return.

Did you know that the Tab key has some really useful functions? Try opening up the Finder and clicking on Documents. A list of all your documents shows up. By tapping on Tab, it highlights each document starting from a date while scrolling down.

Everyone once and awhile, you get a message that says you need to enter a security code on your Mac. If you forgot your Yahoo password, you'll have to go through the process of re-creating a new one. That means you have to wait for a code to show up on your iPhone's Message App. Once it shows up, just tap the blank box on your Mac where you're supposed to type it in, and it automatically fills it in.

In one of my previous articles, I mentioned how to edit text on your iPhone. Opening up Notes and displaying a document, you could just hold down your finger on any key and the cursor moves to the top, allowing you to move it to the right spot and fix a misspelled word.

Well, now all you have to do is hold down the space bar and the cursor moves around the text to a position where you can edit a word. It's much easier this way.

You're gonna love this next tip. Let's say you just finished a phone call and want to copy that number into your Calendar App. After hanging up the phone, open up the Calendar App and swipe from the left bottom to the right. The Phone App pops back up with the number showing. Swipe from the left bottom to the right, and the Calendar App shows up. You can swipe back and forth until you type in the phone number (if it's a long one that you can't totally remember).

The same goes for copying text from one app to another one. Swiping back and forth between two opened apps allows you to quickly copy and paste words or sentences.

On my iPhone I have four different Photo apps showing on my desktop. Now I can consolidate them under one folder. Press down on one of the photo apps, and it starts to juggle and has an "x" on it. Keep your finger pressed down and don't let go. Now use your other finger, drag one of the other Photo apps over to the app that you have your finger pressed on and release. But keep that finger pressed down on that first App, then do the same for the other photo apps by dragging them over, then release you finger. Now you have a folder called Photos with four photo apps inside of it. If you open up your Photo App showing all your photos, you can select them by first tapping on Select on the top right, tap a photo and immediately start to lightly swipe to the right or left to select them.

Swiping down from the top on your iPhone brings up the Search Box. Type in 2 + 2 and you get 4. No need to open up the Calculator App to do this anymore.

Send your computer-related questions to mauimist8669@yahoo.com.

 
 

 

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