10 Mac Beginner Tips In 6 Minutes
com. Here are 10 Mac, beginner tips in six minutes, Music macmost is brought to you. Thanks to a great group of more than a thousand supporters, go to macmost.com patreon there. You could read more about the patreon campaign, join us and get exclusive content and course discounts. So the apps that you most use may already be here in the dock. But if you want to launch any app on your Mac at all, you can go over here to Launchpad click and hold, and a list will come up with all of your apps. If you want it to appear a little faster, hold the control, key and click or two finger, click on the trackpad right click on the mouse. You can use the keyboard to search, so I can type f to jump to F or f. I and it jumps right to Final Cut Pro, then return will launch the app now to switch between apps. You may already know how to use the application switcher you hold the command key down and then, while holding down you tap tab on your keyboard, to move through the applications that you have running once youre at the application. You want to switch to just lift your finger off of the command key, but you can also switch between Windows in your currently running app to do that. Look above the tab key on American keyboards and use the command and back tick key, and that will cycle Through the Windows.
But the way to see all the windows for the apps in your current desktop, just use, control and then up Arrow to go into Mission. Control you dont have to use Mission controls other functions. You can just search for the window that you want and click to switch to it and a lot of time. If new Mac users want to get a window out of the way, theyll use the yellow button. Here to minimize the window into the dock, instead of doing that, use the hide command. Youll find it here in the application, menu hide and then the name of the app command H is the keyboard shortcut so to get reminders out of the way. I can just use command H to hide to get all of the pages windows out of the way. Command. H will now hide all of those, and you can use the application switcher to unhide just switch to that app. Now. You may already know about Spotlight using command space brings up Spotlight and you can search for files, but you can also use this as a calculator just type a math formula like this and you get a result. You can even use parentheses to do things. That will be difficult to do using a calculator, and you can also use this for conversions, so type, something like this, and you can see how it converts it heres another example and another example. You can even do currency conversions like this.
A handy way to trigger things on your Mac is to use something called hot Corners, go into system settings and then go to desktop and dock scroll all the way to the bottom and theres hot Corners. So, for instance, if you want to put your Mac to sleep really easily, you could assign put display to sleep to the top right corner. Now. If I move my pointer up there, it will put my Mac to sleep while youre doing this. You can also hold a modifier key like the command key control, option, shift or any combination, and then you need to hold those modifier Keys down. While you move your pointer over there for the Hot Corner to work, this will prevent you from accidentally triggering the Hot Corner now to take a screenshot or to record your screen. There are a whole bunch of different keyboard shortcuts you can use, but theres really only one. You need to remember and thats use command shift and the number this brings up the controls here at the bottom. You can switch between capturing the entire screen a selected window. A portion of the screen or recording the entire screen or a portion under options. You have all the different options like where the screenshots get saved to and then you can just click the record button or often just click, the screen or window. You want to capture to start and just about any situation on your Mac, you can break up a context menu that will help you get things done on Windows.
This was usually referred to as right clicking and if you have a mouse, you can actually right click to bring up the context menu on a trackpad. You can use two fingers to click or you can use control and then click on anything. So you can click here on this file and it brings up the contacts menu with all these different things you can do with whatever it is. You have selected, but this works with objects in just about any app, so you can select a word in Pages. For instance, and then control click on it and bring up a context menu here in mail, you can control click on a message: bring up a context, menu or control click on a mailbox or control click on an image in a message in a web brow browser You can control click on a link. You can control click on the page itself in photos. You can control click on a photo. You can control click on something in the left. Sidebar. You get the idea now in the finder. You may already know about quick. Look quick look is a way to preview, something you have selected in the finder, so heres an image. The icon is too small for me, you really see the image, but with the file selected I can press the space bar and it brings up quick, look but another way to preview things in the finder is to go to view and then Show preview, and this Brings up a preview here on the right side of the finder and it works in any finder view.
So you can see it here in column view. You can see it here in icon view as well when youre typing in an app. If you want to add an emoji character or other special character, just use the keyboard shortcut, Ctrl command space, and it brings up the Emoji and special character viewer. You can scroll through here to find what you want and click on it to add that character. Another way to bring this up is choose the FN or Globe key on your Mac and then the letter e eat once you bring it up, you can just type and it will search use this for all sorts of symbols, as well. Now youre probably used to using tabs in a web browser. Here I am in Safari and instead of a new window, I can create a new tab and I could have multiple tabs, but on the Mac you can use tabs in virtually any application. So, for instance, I have these three windows open here in pages, but I can go to window here and then merge all windows and you can see Ive got them now in tabs. You could even do it here in mail. If I go to file theres new viewer window, if I hold the shift key down, then I get new viewer Tab and you can see Ive got two tabs here, so I could be looking at inboxes in one and send messages in another. So heres a bonus tip notice how I used this shift key to change the menu items here in the menu bar.
You can do that in almost any app. The option key is commonly used for this, so if youre in a menu like this, hold the option key down and see how things change, for instance, here you can see duplicate changes to save, as if I hold down the option key in the finder. A lot of items in file will change if you hold down the option key and give you more commands and in the Go menu. If you hold down the option key, you get the ability to go to your library folder its not there. If the option key isnt held down, hope you found these tips useful thanks for watching Music. If you like this video click the Thumbs Up Button below to let me know, I publish new tutorials.