Mountain Lion eyed over 3 million downloads in just four days, but those early adopters were even more quick to notice a few unfavorable tweaks in Apple’s latest OS. Have no fear, though. We have a brief tips and tricks resource guide below.

RSS Feeds:

Mountain Lion tossed RSS out the door in both the Mail app and Safari without giving Mac users a chance to save their feeds. Here is a handy tip, however, for recovering them (Macgasm offered an unverified variation of this tip, but this is a faster workaround):

1. Go to Finder, type Command+Shift+G, and then paste ~/Library/Mail/V2/RSS/ into the search field.

2. To renew feed subscriptions (requires an RSS app): From the newly opened RSS folder, open the info.plist file. Look for the string in front of RSSFeedURLString, double-click on it, copy it, and then paste the string in to the new RSS reader.


We were also pointed to a neat OS X app called Mountain Tweaks. This app features many tweaks, including the ability to restore older, silver OS X UI elements in Calendar and Contacts:

Links to other tutorial resources:

How to clean install OS X Mountain Lion

Hide files from Spotlight

MacLife has put together a gallery of 80 Mountain Lion tips

Get Save-As back in file saving in Mountain Lion

– Interesting new UNIX commands/binaries is OS X Mountain Lion


TechSmartt posted a thorough “Hidden Features/ Tips and Tricks of Mountain Lion + Fix annoyances” on YouTube—check it out below:

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