Rob GriffithsSenior Contributor, Macworld

Former Macworld Senior Editor Rob Griffiths founded Mac OS X Hints. He's now master of ceremonies at Many Tricks Software.

Snow Leopard's Old and New Annoyances

Almost a year ago, I shared my list of ten things I found annoying about Leopard. With the release of Snow Leopard, I thought I'd take a look at the new OS to...

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Services Step out in Snow Leopard

The Services menu in OS X has always been promising. In theory, it's a convenient way to perform common operations on files or text. For instance, you can select...

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See All of the Weather Widget's Weather Modes

The Weather widget in OS X's Dashboard (in OS X 10.4 and later) displays a six-day forecast along with the current weather--complete with a large graphic...

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See Really Large Results in Calculator

Have you ever thought that the results display in the built-in OS X Calculator app was too small? No, I haven't either...but perhaps, just perhaps, one day you...

Paste Tables as Graphics in IWork

There are times when you want to insert tables from Numbers into Pages documents as static graphics, rather than as live, editable tables. If you wanted to do...

Customize Safari's RSS Interface

If you read RSS feeds in Safari and find it hard to distinguish between unread and read articles--or if you have other gripes about Safari's visual interface for...

Find Parent Folders in Finder Search Results

It's basic, but handy: You probably already know that you can navigate to a file's enclosing folder by selecting the file in the Finder, then selecting Go ->...

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Create Unique Margins and Text Flows in Pages

Have you ever wanted to create a document where the margins follow graceful curves, or the text is broken up by a wandering invisible line that meanders down the...

Speed up Operations in Photo-laden Pages Files

Here's a simple speed-up tip for working with photo-laden documents in Pages. If you work with such documents, especially on older and/or memory-challenged Macs...

Identify Causes of Large Time Machine Backups

Time Machine, OS X 10.5's built-in backup solution, normally runs reliably and trouble-free for me. So much so that it has become my always-there backup...

How to Make Your Own Macworld Video

In this week's video, I cover the process and tools I use to create Macworld Videos. Yes, it's a video about making the very video you'll be watching.

Temporarily Turn Terminal Translucent

I spend a fair bit of time in Terminal, and I occasionally want to see what's behind the Terminal window. There are many ways to do this, of course. I can move...

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A Not-so-deeper Look at OS X 10.5.8

Most of the time when Apple releases an OS update--like Wednesday's Mac OS X 10.5.8 release--I'll usually spend that evening examining the update package, trying...

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Frankenbook! Another Look at Hacked Mac Netbooks

After much consideration, I finally dove into the do-it-yourself Mac netbook pool. With rumors of an impending Apple tablet spreading like wildfire--including...

The End of the Road for a Favored Text Editor

While setting up my new OS X-powered Dell Mini 10v mini-laptop, I wanted to install my favorite text editor, the open source program Smultron. When the Smultron...