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.
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:
TechSmartt posted a thorough “Hidden Features/ Tips and Tricks of Mountain Lion + Fix annoyances” on YouTube—check it out below:
- Add RSS button to Safari 6 with Subscribe To Feed extension (9to5mac.com)
- Reminder: Mountain Lion will be free for 30 days for new Mac owners (9to5mac.com)
- Apple confirms: OS X Mountain Lion available tomorrow on the Mac App Store for $19.99 (9to5mac.com)
- RoaringApps tells you what apps are compatible with OS X Mountain Lion, just in time for tomorrow’s launch(9to5mac.com)