The addition of Apple’s homegrown M1 chips to the Mac lineup has the humble MacBook selling better than ever. Once again, Apple’s industry-leading technological wizardry has knocked their product popularity into the stratosphere.
Are you one of the millions of people with a new MacBook computer? Are you looking to take advantage of the unparalleled potential of your new machine?
Well, you came to the right place. Stay put for our guide to the best MacBook tricks you need to know about.
1. Turn Those Corners Into Buttons
If there’s one word you could use to define macOS, it’s shortcuts. On the keyboard, on the trackpad, even through your voice via Siri, there’s no end to the ways your MacBook tries to speed up task completion through its handy suite of shortcuts.
But did you know there’s one more, hidden set of shortcuts you could be taking advantage of? They’re called hot corners, and they’re about to shake up your workflow.
Go to System Preferences > Mission Control and check the ‘Hot Corners’ box. Then, you can set it so that whenever you drag your cursor to one of your MacBook computer’s four corners to automatically trigger a task (Eg. locking the machine, showing notifications, or something else).
2. Create a Signature to Use on Documents
Signing electronic documents can be a real pain, often requiring you to scan in a copy of a physical signature.
Well, not on Mac.
One of the coolest MacBook tips is accessible through the ‘Preview’ app. Just open it, go to ‘Annotate’, then ‘Signature’, and you can create and save a signature via the trackpad that you can use on documents whenever you need it.
3. Clean Up an Untidy Photo Library
Let’s be honest, your camera roll is probably filled with all sorts of junk clogging up storage space. Saved memes, accidental snaps, and at least 4 copies of the same picture over and over.
But it doesn’t have to be.
There are plenty of apps available for Mac that will let you go through your duplicates and review them. Thanks to all sorts of technical magic, these apps can identify dupes and let you decide what to do with them.
4. Quickly Add Emojis to Anything
One day, we’ll supplant the alphabet entirely and communicate exclusively via emojis. Until then, you can add emojis to whatever document you’re cooking up by hitting Control + Command + Space.
That will bring up an emoji window and let you add whatever one you want.
A Big Bag of MacBook Tricks
So there you go, our handy guide to the best MacBook tricks you can use on your new MacBook computer. Whether you’re a seasoned Mac veteran or a total Apple newbie, you can supercharge your workflow by taking advantage of some of these tips.
Or you can just add emojis to everything. That’s valid too.
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