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.

Looking at the Changes to Snow Leopard's Top Command

I often use top in Terminal as a quick-and-dirty version of Activity Monitor. top can report on CPU and memory usage, and much more. Because I have Terminal...

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Directly Set Screen Sharing Image Quality Level

If you use OS X 10.5 or 10.6's built-in screen sharing feature to work with other Macs on your network, you can control (somewhat) the quality of the image from...

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Add More Effects to Photo Booth and IChat

As you know, Photo Booth includes a collection of image-altering effects you can use to distort your photos; just click the Effects button to see the collection...

Four Hints About Mail and Spaces

In today's hints blog, I've got a grab bag of four shorter hints, of which two work in both 10.5 and 10.6, and two are 10.6 only. Three of the hints cover Mail...

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Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac Arrives

Parallels announced Wednesday that Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac is now available. The latest release of the virtualization solution allows users to run Windows...

Create Pause-zoom-pause Effects in IMovie Stills

Although I typically use Final Cut Express for my video projects, I recently had a really short project to do for the family, so I thought I'd give iMovie...

Delete Networked Files Without Caution Dialog

Today's hint is simple, effective, useful, and potentially quite dangerous--even though it neither uses Terminal nor modifies anything in the system. Instead...

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See Icon Previews in Folder Quick Look Windows

I demonstrated today's OS X hint (which works in both 10.5 and 10.6) in my latest Snow Leopard tips video, but for those who prefer their hints in the...

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Two More Snow Leopard Expose Tips

Exposé in Snow Leopard has gained a lot of new features. We've already discussed using Dock Exposé to switch between app windows in different Spaces, selecting...

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ScreenFlow 2

In early 2008, I reviewed Screen Flow 1.0.2 ( Macworld rated 3.5 out of 5 mice ), one of the first "screen movie studio" applications for the Mac. At the time, I...

First Look: VMware Fusion 3

The latest salvo in the continuing battle of virtualization applications has been fired by VMware, with the release of VMware Fusion 3 Tuesday. Fusion 3 brings a...

Add Notes to Events, Contacts Created With Data Detectors

When you use Mail in OS X 10.5 and 10.6, you may have noticed Apple's data detector technology at work. Data detectors scan inbound messages for addresses, phone...

Find Recently-used Apps and Documents in Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard's Recent Items menu item--located in the Apple menu--has a simple new ability that may come in handy if you use this menu regularly. By default, the...

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Two Ways to Download Software Updates in Snow Leopard

When running Software Update in OS X 10.5 and earlier, you could choose to download available Software Updates, instead of installing them. To do so, you could...

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See Which Processes Are Using the Internet

If you've ever wondered about which programs are using your Internet connection at any point in time, here's one way to find out using Terminal. Open Terminal...