Macs are becoming increasingly popular by the day. If you are switching from Window’s to Apple’s iOS, the change may seem a bit overwhelming at first. Here are Zhero’s top 10 tips and tricks to help you master your Mac iOS.
1. Screenshot Specifics
With Macs, you don’t need to screenshot the whole screen – it’s easy to grab the part of the screen you want. Press Cmd + Shift + 4 and then click and drag out a box over the part of the screen you want to capture. Releasing the keys saves the image to your desktop. If you want the hold screen, press Cmd + Shift + 3
2. Bulk Renaming
Remaining many files is tedious and time-consuming. Mac lets you rename files in bulk in a few easy clicks. Select all the files you want to rename and right-click on them, then click Rename. You can use Replace Text to change the text in a file name. For example, you can change ‘IMG_01’ to ‘My Holiday_01’
3. Use iSight to Create Signatures
Open the document you need to sign within the Preview application. Click the pen icon and select Create Signature from Built-in iSight. Sign your name on a white sheet of paper and hold the paper up to the webcam. Click Accept to save your signature. To use the signature again, clicking Create Signature will always give you a preview of your existing one.
4. Mac’s Ctrl + Alt + Delete
If you need to exit a program in Apple Mac iOS, you can use Mac’s version of Ctrl + Alt + Delete. Hold down Cmd + Option and then press Esc. You then see the Force Quit dialogue box which will show you all running applications and enable you to terminate the one you need to.
5. Switch between Multiple Windows
Use Cmd + Tab to quickly switch between the programs that you have running. If you have three files open in the same application, you’ll need to use a different shortcut. Using Cmd + ~ will enable you to switch between three open Word documents, for example.
6. Mute your Mac
Whether or not you are a Mac user, you’ll know the iconic chime the machine makes when it starts. If sound is inconvenient, annoying, or disruptive, simply hold down the Mute key on start-up.
7. Merge Finder Windows
If your screen is becoming swamped with new windows, it’s very easy to get more organized. Click on the Windows option in the menu bar and then click Merge all windows. Your multiple windows will small and manageable tabs all in one window.
Is a screenshot not enough? Use a feature of Apple Mac iOS QuickTime to capture animation. Go to the Applications folder and click File > New Screen recording. This enables you to record all or part of a screen and also captures audio.
9. Forgotten a Password
Have you forgotten a password for an app or website? As long as you can remember your Apple user account credentials, you can recover them from within your Mac. Open a new Finder window and go to Applications. There you’ll see Utilities and within it find Keychain. You will see every login stored on your Mac. To view any passwords, you’ll be prompted for your Apple username and login.
10. Edit a PDF
Double click on the PDF you want to edit, and it should open in Preview. If not, you will find it in Applications. Open Preview and select File > Open. Click on View and select Show annotations toolbar. You can highlight, add text, scribble, and draw shapes. Save a copy of your PDF using File > Save As and you’re done.