Here are five useful tricks for Mac

89The Mac is best known for offering a high level of performance ranging from playing high-resolution videos to handling heavy graphics tasks. Apple’s Mac family strives to improve every year with new features and improvements that add up to a better user experience.

If you are a long-time Mac user, you may be wondering whether you can take full control of your Mac. In reality, there are a lot of little things that can help you make the most of your Mac.

In this post, we will walk you through some useful tricks for Mac. Before we begin, make sure that you are now running macOS Sierra. If not, update your device first.

  1. Look Up feature

If you happen to read an article or document that contains a word you don’t really understand, you will be happy to know that macOS allows you to find out what a particular word means thanks to its Look Up feature.

All you need to do is to right-click on any word and select Look Up. This will give you instant access to dictionary and Wikipedia.

  1. See all open windows

If you now have multiple windows opening on your Mac, and you want to locate exactly the windows you have just left off, you can easily do that on your Mac. In reality, macOS includes Mission Control, a handy feature that allows you to view all open windows on your Mac.

Step one: Use the Control + Up Arrow keyboard combination. This will bring up all open windows on your Mac

Step two: You simply need to locate your window and click on it to bring it the front.

  1. Emoji access

Emoji serves as a perfect tool to personalize your conversation. On macOS, Apple gives you a quick access to Emoji panel where you can browse and select your favorite emoji.

Step one: Head to anywhere you can enter text. After that, use Command + Control + Spacebar keyboard combination to access Emoji panel

Step two: Here, you will find a list of all emoji characters on your Mac. All you need to do is to pick one

  1. Use Spotlight to launch apps

macOS allows you to use Spotlight as an application launcher and document opener. All you need to do is to hit Command + Spacebar and type in the name of the app you wish to launch on your Mac and hit return.

  1. Mute notifications for 24 hours

macOS includes Do Not Disturb mode that allows you to mute notifications and silence alerts for 24 hours. All you need to do is to hold down the Option key and hit the Notification icon located at the top-right corner of the screen.

Also read: Here is how you can clear all notifications on your Apple Watch at one go

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