get the most from Yosemite
There are still plenty of little tricks in Yosemite that most people haven’t yet discovered. How many of these did you know about already? When a Spotlight search includes folders in the results, you can highlight one of the folders with the cursor keys and then press † to jump to the list of files and folders inside it. Hit ß+† to jump back to the main list of search results. You can create repeating reminders in Calendar with just about any interval – the third Saturday of the month, say, or ‘every four years on the last weekend day of March and October’. Click ‘repeat’ on a new event and choose Custom. iTunes shows an album art as a thumbnail at the top of its window, next to the currently playing track. If you click this you can instantly switch to the MiniPlayer view. Holding down å when you click will leave the main iTunes window open as well. Holding down ç instead will give you a version of the MiniPlayer with larger album art. Yosemite now defaults to Windowsstyle file sharing in the Go > Connect to Server dialog within Finder. This means you no longer need to prefix a device’s network name or IP address with smb://. When you change your login password in Yosemite (in System Preferences > Users & Groups) you now have the option of using your iCloud password. One less password to remember!
The hourglass icon switches the MiniPlayer window to an even more mini player.