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If you don’t know this, certainly you would miss a lot from Mac OS! Some PC switchers would complain the lack of functions from Mac OS right-click contextual menu. One historical reason is Apple mouse originally designed with one button. Unlikely Windows, application menu bar in Mac OS is not tied to application window but always on top of the screen. (It becomes complaint if it has no gesture, who cares right click anymore?!) Also, with shortcut keys and now multi-touch gestures, I seldom find myself need to right-click or look for something from contextual menu.

Well, if you still want to, in fact Mac OS gives us even more in flexibility. It comes from a great feature called “Services” which existed long time ago. It was not well recognized or used because it’s hidden in menu bar before.
From Lion, it’s well located in System Preferecens -> Keyboard Shortcut. It worths you to take a look and enable some of the stuffs that you would like.

I found 2 great services that improve my life!
– Convert selected text/file to traditional/simplified Chinese
– New Terminal at Folder

“Automator” is another secret weapon from Mac OS. You can add more automations by combining tasks or AppleScript. Convert the action into contextual menu that’s fun! 😀

真係時間夾得啱啱好!再遲就買唔切!
足足四年前買的Macbook Pro經歷過換motherboard,換super-drive,換過三次電池,再跌過一次落地依然不死。
好希望部Macbook Air真係飛之前收到,更希望佢生生性性!:)

如果你問我點解要用Mac可以有千百種理由,當然也有好多人唔放棄用Mac亦可以有千百種原因,小事如唔鍾意用iTunes我都聽過。
記得女友曾經問過,聽講Windows有好多winamp之類嘅程式有plugin都可以找歌詞,究竟Mac有冇呢?

我忽然間發現原來用開嘅Sing That iTune!已經唔係好work。
幸好原來有一個更好的dashboard widget – iLyrics可以替代! 🙂
只要係部Mac度播歌,iLyrics就會嘗試上網search歌詞再save到首歌裡面,準確度也不錯。
咁點睇歌詞呀?好簡單,開dashboard (F4/F12)就得啦!

如果你有用iPhone,歌詞也會照樣download到iPhone裡面。

遇到各種問題要找尋答題似乎是IT人生存之道 🙂