7 Mac Tricks You’ve Never Known About

Description: Mac users know that their computers already have great performance. Though, you can learn these seven Mac tricks to make your experience even more convenient.
All proud Mac owners usually think that they know everything about their laptops. Well, what if we tell you there is always more? Yes, many may not know some of the Mac tricks. After all, these laptops are among the best on the market. That means that they have a lot to offer beyond their high quality and reliability. Discovering some of those tricks for yourself can be pretty fun. Though, if you don’t know where to look, we can help. Here are 7 Mac tricks you’ve never known about.

  1. Folders passwords

Sure, all Macbooks come with password protection. It is a common feature on almost all devices these days. Though, if you want to have extra security, you can make it happen. Mac owners can set passwords to protect certain folders of their choices. It is tricky to find how to do it unless you know it. Open up Disk Utility, click File and then choose New Image, and next, Image from Folder. This will do the trick. Pick a folder you want to protect and select a password. That’s it. Your folders have extra protection.

  1. Lock Screen Message

Those of us who tend to be more disoriented at times and prone to losing stuff will like this special Mac feature. You can set a special message on the lock screen with a personal message. In case you ever misplace your laptop, you set a message for people who find it. You can write down your email or phone number, so these people can contact you right away. You need to go to System Preferences, next Security, click on General in the menu and find the bar which says Set Lock Message.

  1. Screenshots

Screenshots can be really useful and inconvenient at the same time. What if you need some statistic homework help right now, and sending a screenshot with your task can take up to a few minutes. It shouldn’t be that way! Here what you need to do. Press Hold Command, Control, Shift, and 4 all at the same time. Hold them and choose an area where you want your screenshot to be taken. It gets copied, and you can paste it to whomever you’d like. You don’t even have a screenshot image left on your desktop. It’s that convenient.

  1. Keychain WiFi Passwords storage

You have already been to this place, and have connected to their WiFI network, but this time your laptop doesn’t recognize or remember it? Yeah, we’ve all been there. It is pretty annoying. Though, fortunately, all Mac users can avoid getting into such situations. Your mac keeps all the used WiFi passwords in Keychain. You just need to open it, click System, and find the name of the WiFi you need to connect to. Next, just choose Show Password on the menu, and voila! Copy it and you are connected.

  1. Messages Screen Sharing

This one is one of my favorites. Mac users can help each other solve any issues on their computers even when they are far apart. All you need to do is to open up Messages and find the name of the person you want to connect to. Find Details on the menu and choose the option of screen sharing. That’s all you have to do really. For more similar options, though, you should click Buddies and pick something from there.

  1. Secret Calculator

You never know when you may urgently need a calculator. Like, when you ask a service, “can you do my essay for me?” and you need to count the price for the pages you order. Of course, there must be a separate app for calculators on your Mac, though, who has the time to look for them? Luckily, there is a quicker solution. Hold Command and Spacebar at the same time when your Spotlight is open. Now your Spotlight can serve you as a calculator. Just type in what you need to there, and click esc when you are done.

  1. Dictionary access

For all the vivid readers, writers, students, and all curious souls out there let us introduce you to the easiest way to access a dictionary on your Mac. Sure, you can access it with your Spotlight. Though, you can also do it by placing three fingers on your touchpad. Just highlight the word you want to learn and then tap the touchpad with your fingers. Right away you have a thesaurus entry and a full dictionary definition of a word. Learning new information is easy!

The bottom line

Here were 7 hidden cool tricks your Mac computers can do for you. Now you know them all! Congrats. Use them wisely and don’t forget to seek even more great tricks Mac computers are hiding for you. Only the most dedicated users can find out the majority of those useful shortcuts. Good luck!

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