Whether you're new to the Mac world or have been an avid user for years, there are many little tricks andmany people do not know about to gain experience with these devices productive. It does not matter if you run or an earlier version of the operating system (but you should download for various reasons
Here are 10 tips and tricks for things that you may not have known your Mac can do.
1. Turn Your Desktop Folders Into Emoji
Make differentiating (and fun) your desktop folder icons easier by turning. So it goes:
1. Create a folder on your desktop by clicking File> New Folder .
. 2 Do a Google Image search for the emoji you want (for example, "Heart Emoji" or "Star Emoji").
. 3 Drag the image you want to your desktop.
. 4 Double-click on the image to open it in the preview.
. 5 To make the image transparent, press the markup icon (it looks like a wand), click the background of the image to display a moving outline, and click Edit> Cut .
. 6 Click the markup icon again and drag a box around the emoji.
. 7 Click Edit, select all. Press Command + C .
. 8 Go back to the original folder you created on your desktop and right-click on it.
. 9 Click Get Info .
10th In the screen that appears, click the blue folder icon and press Command + V . You should see your emoji.
. 2 Bypass and reset your password when locked
Forgot your Mac password? Do not worry – MacOS offers two built-in, easy ways to log in to your Mac again.
1. Turn off your Mac.
. 2 Hold down Command + R and then press the power key. Hold down Command + R until a progress bar appears below the Apple logo on the screen. Your Mac is now in recovery mode.
. 3 Click Utilities> Terminal in the menu bar. A window opens. Type "resetpassword" as a word without quotation marks and press Enter.
. 4 Close the terminal window and find the password reset tool. You will see a list of all user accounts on your Mac. If you reset the password for your account, you must also set a new password for each other user. [ID19659008] Apple ID:
1. After entering the wrong user password multiple times, you may be asked if you want to reset it with your Apple ID. You can also click the question mark icon in the password text box and then the arrival icon to access the same procedure.
. 2 Enter your Apple ID email address and password. A pop-up alert informs you that a new keychain will be created to save your passwords. OK click.
. 3 Follow the instructions to create a new password for your user account.
. 3 Performing Calculations and Currency Conversions in Spotlight
Spotlight is one of the most underrated Mac features. If you know how to use it, it is a useful tool to get around your computer faster and without a mouse. For example, you can use Spotlight as a calculator and for currency conversion.
To open Spotlight, click the magnifying glass icon in the upper-left corner of the menu bar, or tap the keyboard shortcut Command + Spacebar . To use it as a calculator, simply enter what you want to calculate into the search bar (eg "919 + 1246/2") and the answer will appear as a search result that you can copy and paste.
To use Spotlight as the currency converter, enter the amount to convert using its currency symbol (for example, $ 100 or $ 100). In the search results, conversion rates in different currencies with drawn data are displayed by Yahoo.
4. Signing Documents in the Preview or Email App
If you receive a PDF to sign by email, you do not have to print, sign, and rescan it – it's easy for your Mac to send documents directly to Sign on your device in the preview or email app.
You can do this in different apps and programs in different ways, such as: For example, save a scanned copy of your signature on a piece of white paper and paste it as an image into a specific document. However, if you are working in the mail app, do the following:
1. Drag the PDF file to an e-mail message, hover over the PDF file, click the down-arrow button at the top right, and click Markup .
. 2 Click the box above that looks like a signature.
. 3 Click Trackpad to sign your name on the trackpad with the mouse, or click Camera sign your name on white paper and take a picture of it with your webcam computer. You can also save a signature for reuse.
. 5 Enter Emoji on your keyboard.
Emoji is not just for text on your phone. In almost any webpage or app (including Google Docs and Microsoft Word), go to the menu bar and click Edit> Emoji & Symbols . A box with emoji will be displayed, and you can add any items to the page you are working on. You can also use a keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Command + Spacebar .
. 6 Use split view to display two apps side-by-side without resizing.
Split view lets you work side-by-side in two apps without resizing and without distracting other apps.
. 1 In MacOS Catalina move to the top left corner of a window and hover over it or click and hold the green full screen button.
. 2 Select Window to tile to the left of the screen or Window to the right of the screen to tile from the menu, and the window fills in this side of the screen. In previous versions of MacOS (you need OS X El Capitan or later to use split view), click and hold the green full screen button. Drag the tile window to the left or right on the screen.
. 3 To exit the split screen, press the Esc key on your keyboard.
7. Create a Key Combination for Anything You Want
You probably know the Mac keyboard shortcuts used by Apple, such as Command + C to copy text and Command + V to paste. However, you can also create your own shortcut to access any menu option.
. 1 Go to System Preferences> Keyboard> Shortcuts> App Shortcuts and click the + icon.
. 2 A dialog box appears where you can select the application you want, the menu command name, and the keyboard shortcut of your choice.
. 3 When done, tap Add .
. 8 Adjust Volume Accurately
Sometimes the difference in volume levels on your Mac is bigger than you think, and your music, videos, or podcasts are too soft or too loud at the touch of a finger. To decrease the volume, hold down Option + up arrow while pressing the volume up or down button. This will bring up the soundbox, which will allow you to set the volume more accurately.
. 9 Rename a group of files at the same time
You do not have to rename a set of files or photos on your Mac individually. Instead, go to the Finder and select the group of documents or photos you want to rename by clicking on one, holding down the Shift key and clicking on the others. Right-click and scroll down to Rename X Elements . Or click the gear icon after selecting it and click Rename X elements . You can then add text, replace text, or apply a format like "Sarah's Birthday Party" with a number for each photo.
10th Hide or customize menu bar
You only want to see the menu bar on your Mac when you need it? Go to System Preferences> General and click Show / Hide Menu Bar Automatically .
If you want to keep and adjust the menu bar, you can hold down the Command key and drag the icons to different locations or remove them all together.
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