Unhide the Library Menu icon – OS X Mountain Lion

By default the library menu option in the go menu is hidden. Although I’ve never quite understood why it needs hiding, this quick tip will show you how to unhide it with just a quick keyboard click.

  1. Make sure you have a finder window active and focused
  2. Click on the Go menu at the top of the screen
  3. Press and hold the ‘Option/Alt’ key on your Mac’s keyboard
  4. The library icon should now appear. Upon releasing the keyboard key the icon will disappear again

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Associate your Twitter account in Mountain Lion

Twitter Logo

One of Mountain Lion’s most talked about feature is the introduction of the tight social integration with the 140 character site ‘Twitter”. Unless you’re like me and spent the first few days of using Mountain Lion wandering around the system preferences you may find it difficult to locate a position where you type in your twitter credentials.

The following blog post hopes to rectify that, it may not seem immediately obvious that you have to enter your details and send them as your email address and calendar contacts in the system preferences pane.

First of all you need to load up System Preferences, to do this open a new Finder window, and navigate to your Applications folder, once you are there, you should see an icon which looks like a cog, and is labelled System Preferences. Double click on this and the System Preferences pane should appear.

Now under the heading of ‘Internet & Wireless’ click on the icon highlighted below:

System Preferences - Mail, Contacts & Calendars

In the pane on the right hand side you will see a list of all the account types Mountain Lion supports by default. Some of which have been migrated over from Lion. However most are new.

Mail, Contacts & Calendars

From the list select the Twitter icon, and enter your username and password in the boxes provided:

Mountain Lion Twitter username and Password box

Once done your twitter account will become associated with your Mountain Lion user account, and you will be able to do things like tweet direct from the ‘sharing’ button in apps such as Safari:

It really is as simple as that! So happy tweeting readers… 🙂

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OS X Mountain Lion Unveiled

I’m sure everyone can remember last years release of OS X Lion, I know I was beating down the door of the AppStore to get my copy.. Looking forward to taking advantage of all the features it had to offer.

Now.. Take all of Lion’s fantastic features, and combine them with iOS’s most popular features:

  • Reminders
  • Notes
  • Notification Center
  • Game Center
  • Air Share
Check out Apple’s promotional video over at YouTube

I imagine come summertime when OS X Mountain Lion is released, I will be there – downloading my copy! Luckily for me it generally falls around my birthday, so makes a perfect birthday present from my best friend Carly Bond

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