Configure View Options
You can also configure your programs to show files and folders in a specific view, and you can configure Safari with tabs of your choice. Let’s take a quick look at the view options for some of the common applications first. As with the preferences section earlier, take some time to experiment with the options so you’ll know what’s available. The more you know, the faster and smarter you can work!
Here are some tips for getting the most out of some common applications:
· In iCal--Switch the view to see what is on the calendar for a day, a week, or a month.
· In iPhoto--Switch the view to Film Rolls for better organizational options and faster opening of the application.
· iTunes--Turn the Visualizer off if performance suffers when playing music or listening to the radio.
For any applications, where applicable, choose to view smaller thumbnails or no thumbnails at all, choose not to obtain information from the Internet automatically, turn off animations or visualizations for better performance, and reduce the text size of the file names to increase the amount of items that can be viewed in the Finder.
Tip: For even better performance, open System Preferences>Appearance, and in the Font Smoothing Style choices, select the option that best describes your monitor (CRT, Flat). In addition, enable Use Smooth Scrolling; this makes documents more legible while you scroll.