How To Configure Mac Settings?

I am using Mac but i am facing issues like I want to use short cuts and smart features. How can I unable those settings in Mac?

Configure Mac Settings: In your Mac there are many smart features that you may probably don’t know. By enabling these features you can work easily and smartly.

A).Enable Hot corners for smart shortcuts:

  1. First of all go to System preferences and click on Desktop and screensaver.

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2. Switch over to Screen saver tab and click on Hot Corners.

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  1. Here you can select different features for each corner. For example here we have selected top right corner for Notification Center. As I will move cursor to top right corner of my Laptop it will automatically show all notifications.

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B). Finder Settings:

  1. In Finder Preferences click on Advanced tab . Here you can tick on those features you want for your Mac. For example here I have choose some warnings. You can select Remove items from the Trash after 30 days and other features. Below these options there is a tab saying When performing a search . From this you can select either you want to search only the current folder or entire Mac.

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2. Under the General tab you can select many options you want like External disks CDs, DVDs etc. Below these there is another tab New Finder Windows show: from here you can select either desktop or cloud.

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C). Add various toggles to Menu bar:

Enabling Sound: 1. To show it on menu bar simply go to system preferences and click on Sound.

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  1. And click Show volume in menu bar.

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Enabling Bluetooth:

 

  • Go to system preferences and click on Bluetooth.

 

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2. Click on Show Bluetooth in Menu bar.

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Battery Percentage:

  • Click on battery icon and choose show Percentage.

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Thus you can add these features in menu bar including date and time from system preferences.

 

D). Add tags to organise files:

  1. Click on finder or press Command and comma (,).

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2. Now click on Tags and here you can give name to tag for example Barely used or Important.

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E) Turn on Reader mode in Safari. From this feature you can convert files into readable pdf files.

  1. First of all click on Safari and go to preferences.

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  1. Now go to Websites tab and select Reader. On the bottom change When visiting other websites to On. This feature will skip any ads on content.

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F). Set up Night shift to Filter Blue Light: if you work late night you can set up Mac for Night shift as Blue light puts a heavy stress on your eyes.

  1. To enable this feature go to System preferences and then click on Display.

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2. Switch over to Night Shift and from here you can schedule it either Sunset to Sunrise or customize yourself. You can change color temperature according to your own choice.

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G). Enable three Finger Gesture to drag files:

  1. Click on System preferences and select Accessibility.

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  1. Select Mouse and Track pad from Left side menu. And  select Track pad Options. Click on Enable dragging and choose three finger drag. At last press OK.

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H) Type to Siri:

Go to System preferences and click on Accessibility.

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  1. Click on Siri on Left side menu and check on the tab Enable Type to Siri.

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  1. Now you will see a Siri shortcut on right side of your laptop. Click it and Type Hey Siri. It will start answering your queries in written.

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These were some shortcuts that you can use on your Mac. Access to Mac will be very easy after applying these features.

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