Option Key tip #10: One-click System Information

— Option Key tip #10: One-click System Information —

Read 'em all:
Option Key tip #1: the WiFi Menu
Option Key tip #2: the Battery Status Menu
Option Key tip #3: Close All Finder Windows
Option Key tip #4: Reveal a Contact's Groups
Option Key tip #5: Rotate the Other Way
Option Key tip #6: Option-Drag
Option Key tip #7: Option-Click
Option Key tip #8: Option-Empty Trash
Option Key tip #9: Special Characters
Option Key tip #10: One-click System Information
Option Key tip #11: Delete a Messages conversation with one click
Option Key tip #12: Open your Library folder

I have to admit, I thought I might not get to Option key Tip Number 10… but here it is!

I’ll bet you’ve chosen “About This Mac” from the Apple menu– it shows you a box something like this.

About This Mac
About This Mac

The “System Report…” button launches the System Informatoin application, an important trouble-shooting tool. Not too hard. But, if you hold the Option key, the first item in the Apple menu changes from “About This Mac” to “System Information,” saving you a click. It doesn’t sound like much but they all add up.

Note: the System Information app used to be called “System Profiler.” Same idea.

And that’s 10.


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