Tips for Mac Users
Harry Rose provides five simple but useful tips for Mac users.
If you have just shifted to Mac and want to make the most out of it, then you have stumbled on the right blog. Windows and Mac are two entirely different operating systems, and if you are switching from one to another, it will take time for you to adjust to it. The shortcuts keys, locating source files, and capturing screens everything is done differently on Mac. The functions you were used to on Windows will not be the same, and you will have to put some effort into learning the new ones.
However, adjusting to Mac is easier than it appears to be. In this article, I have mentioned a few simple but useful tips that can make the Mac experience smoother for new users. Let us take a look:
Taking a Screenshot
Taking a screenshot in Windows is as simple as pressing the (PrtSc) button and pasting it wherever you like. But when it comes to Mac, this method does not work.
There are several different ways of taking a screenshot on Mac, and most of them are pretty simple. You can press (CMD + Shift + 3) to take the screenshot of any screen, and a thumbnail will appear on the top right corner from where you can edit and manage your screenshot.
If you are looking to take a screenshot of just one part of your screen, you can press (CMD + Shift + 3) and choose the area that you want to capture. You can also check 5 ways to take a screenshot on a Mac if you also want to learn other methods.
“Help Menu” is Helpful
If you migrate to Mac from a PC, you will need some time to adjust to the new operating system. Luckily, Mac comes with a built-in help menu that can solve all your Mac problems allowing you to adopt the new OS quickly.
You will not find any manual in your Mac Box because you do not need one. All features you need to learn and any questions you might need answers to can be solved with the help menu.
When you click on the “Help Menu,” a search bar appears, and you can type keywords for any hurdle you might be facing.
Add a Signature to Documents
If you want to add a signature to your documents, you can do it easily on Mac. Adding your signature to a document separately every time you receive a new email can be frustrating. Luckily you can add your signature to any document with the help of iSight.
iSight allows you to scan your signature with the help of a camera and customizes it to be used on any document. Open the document within Preview and click on the pen icon located in the screen's upper right corner. From there, you can choose iSight, scan your signature, and save it for later use.
Window users can stop unnecessary applications running in the background by pressing (Ctrl + Alt + Delete) and ending the process from the task manager’s list. This command can help you find any file that is draining your computing power or battery, and you can shut it down completely.
If you are looking for a similar kind of feature on Mac, you can carry out this action by pressing and holding (CMD + Option) and then pressing the (Esc) key. This command will show you the list of apps that are running in the background, and you can manage them accordingly.
This means if your computer starts lagging or isn’t functioning properly, you can easily access the task manager and manage all your applications.
Backup Often With “Time Machine”
As a new Mac user, you must learn more about the app “Time Machine” and backup your data as often as you can. It is recommended that you backup your data regularly on Mac because not taking advantage of such a brilliant app would not be wise.
Timemachine allows you to recover from any sort of data loss or cyber attack without causing any serious hurdles. The app takes screenshots of your Mac from time to time and makes sure that your data can be recovered easily when required.
Another benefit of using Time Machine is that it allows you to easily migrate from one Mac to another Mac. If you are looking to change your PC down the road, you can simply use Time Machine to transfer data. It is an excellent app for those users who are afraid that they might delete or misplace any files accidentally.
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About the Author
Harry Rose is a certified personal trainer with 10+ years of experience in the fitness industry. He is an expert in sports conditioning and strength training among other disciplines.