How to Create a New Email Compose Shortcut for the Mac Dock

How to Create a New Email Compose Shortcut for the Mac Dock

Heavy email users may find it useful to have a handy Dock shortcut for creating new email messages on the Mac. In this tutorial, we’ll walk through setting up a simple Automator application that will compose a new email message with a set template whenever the app is clicked in the Mac Dock, from anywhere…

How to Stop Typing Periods Automatically with Double-Space on MacOS

How to Stop Typing Periods Automatically with Double-Space on MacOS

The default keyboard settings on modern Mac OS versions include a shortcut for typing periods quickly. This means that hitting the spacebar twice will insert a period automatically at the end of a sentence or word. Automatically typing periods comes to the Mac from the iPhone and iPad world, and while some the period typing…

Show the Original Item from an Alias in Mac OS

Show the Original Item from an Alias in Mac OS

Using Mac aliases as a shortcut for launching apps, files, and folders is a great trick for Mac users, particularly when you’re using a series of aliases for otherwise deeply buried items in the Finder file system. But what if you made an alias of something and you now want to access the original item…

How to Make a Shortcut (Alias) on a Mac

How to Make a Shortcut (Alias) on a Mac

Making an alias for a Mac application, folder, or file, offers an easy way to access that item without having to track down its original location. Instead, you can place an alias anywhere and it will launch the original item immediately, while the original item remains in its original location. An alias on the Mac…