— Option Key tip #5: Rotate the Other Way —
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
You took this photo…and now you want to rotate it so the label is readable, right-side up.. If you’re using Preview, the Rotate Button looks like this:
Here’s the “Rotate Left” button in Photos.
If you click either of those buttosn three times the picture will rotate, in 90 degree steps, to the proper position. Yay. But it takes three clicks. But, if you press the Option key, the Rotate Left Button changes to rotate the other way, so you can turn your sausage right-side-up in a single “Option-click.”
It doesn’t sound like such a big deal to save two clicks, but all those clicks add up. Ask someone with carpal tunnel syndrome.
This “Option-click” technique works in Preview, Photos, iPhoto, and probably a bunch of others. It is worth experimenting. The nice thing is, the button’s picture changes to show it’s going to rotate things the other way when you hold Option. Like this:
Here’s the rotated photo– and now that it’s rotated, you can see what a great price you can get on beef ribs if you’re willing to go to Texas to get them.
And that’s five.