We all aim for the same thing when we inherit or buy a new or newly formatted Mac: to start using it without making a rookie’s mistake and to prolong its peak performance for as long as possible. Here we leave you a list of the best tips and hidden features for your new Mac.

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The best tips and hidden features to unlock your new Mac

Basic macOS options to look at before the rest

As soon as you start up, something useful is to activate the right mouse click for easy access to the context menus of the system. Do you have a trackpad? Then just click with two fingers at the same time to access it. Certainly, autocorrect is something that will bore you at times when you start up with the Mac. This way you can turn off the autocorrect so that you can write more comfortably. Be careful when activating the cloud synchronization of the ‘Documents’ and ‘Desktop’ folders in iCloud Drive: they can occupy all the space of your cloud in a few minutes. Check it in the “System Preferences”, “Apple ID” section. To uninstall an app, you can either remove it directly or use more advanced programs that offer additional benefits. Here are the differences between the two methods. If you need to format a drive on Mac, we will tell you the existing formats that you can use. Remember: Adobe Flash is now obsolete. The best thing to do if you’ve installed it by mistake is to remove it. Many applications want to start automatically when you start your Mac. Disable automatic startup so that your computer does not slow down when you turn it on.

Personalization tips for Mac

If you don’t like the resolutions macOS gives you by default, you can always force the system to offer you more optional resolutions. You can tint macOS windows any color you prefer. Here’s how and other quick tips for macOS Big Sur and Monterey. If you are one of those people who spends entire afternoons customizing the system, here you have over 1000 free icons for it. Memojis aren’t just for iPhones with Face ID: here are the steps to create a Memoji from your new Mac. FaceTime calls between groups can be giddy if everyone is talking at the same time. We explain how to set a size for all video call participants. Remember that with macOS Monterey and Big Sur, you can pin iMessage conversations to the top of the sidebar. Don’t you like that Safari closes the window when you close its tabs? Here is a trick to prevent the Safari window from closing.

Get the most out of your Mac keyboard with shortcuts and shortcuts

You can use Spotlight as a calculator, unit converter of all kinds, or even as a currency converter. Check this by entering the transaction or amount yourself in a unit of measure in the search engine. Closing an application window can be done by pressing CMD + W. But if you want to quit that application completely, you have to press CMD + Q. You want to empty the trash immediately, without even being asked. of confirmation ? Press CMD + ALT + SHIFT + delete. Chrome can be annoying when it asks you to hold down CMD + Q for a few seconds to close the browser. Here is a guide to turn off this option and close Chrome right away. A recommendation: turn off the option to reopen all windows when you restart your Mac, this will ensure a clean start.

Be a productivity ace on macOS

To import documents or photos from an iPhone or an iPad there is no need to go into the complications: you have the option in the secondary menu of the desktop. Printing a document just to sign it and digitally resubmit it has been around for the past decade. So you can sign a document without using paper. If you need the maximum performance from your portable Mac, you can use this trick to turn off the optimized battery charge. If you trust Apple more than any third-party developer, you can turn the Reminders app into a basic GTD manager. If you use Mail, remember that you can send messages from senders you block directly to the trash. Safari bookmarks and bookmarks are two different things. Learn to tell them apart. In Applesfera These 43 tips and tutorials will make your new Mac an unstoppable machine

Other secret macOS features and tips

If you have series and movies waiting to be watched on your Mac, you can create a playlist from the TV app. On Macs with an M1, M1 Pro, or M1 Max chip, it’s worth checking to see if the apps you download are already ready to work with the new architecture. In the Apple menu, you will find the option “About this Mac”. From there, you can check your computer’s storage and delete what you don’t need. Downloading YouTube videos to your Mac is easy, plus there are often ad-riddled web pages. Safari is a much more flexible browser than you might think. A good proof are all its extensions. Ditto for Photos: Didn’t you know that you can remove the background from an image without depending on other programs? Ultimately, you might not need a more professional editor for what you’re looking for.

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