I felt like such a noob yesterday when I complained that Macs can’t “print from selection” like you can on Windows. It’s probably the only thing I’ve wanted to do that I knew about in Windows and couldn’t do with my Mac.
My husband said it depends which program you’re in. I said, you get the same print window in all Mac programs…
Then I opened the print dialogue and saw something I’d never seen before. A menu item for Camino! Programs can have their own specific printing instructions. There’s one for Firefox too.
The Option Key
As a scientist who’s writing µ all the time, it would have been so handy to know that holding the Option key on your keyboard produces a whole lot of other characters.
There’s quite a few Greek letters, symbols and abbreviations. Some of my favourites are µ º © … They all took the hit of a few keys, instead of scouring the special characters dialogue!
I went through all the keys and made a PDF of what they do. If it’s useful or you, please download it. Or you can just tap away on your keyboard and see what you can find!
Download: The Option Key (PDF)