3 biggest annoyances with macOS and how to fix them

104Apple MacBook offers a constant level of high performance thanks to its powerful processor and optimized apps. Apple never stops improving its macOS in an attempt to retain its leading position on the market.

At this year’s WWDC, Apple unveiled macOS High Sierra, the next version of Mac operating system with a whole slew of new features including Autoplay blocking, support for VR/AR games, faster Safari, high efficiency video encoding and much more.

However, there are exception to everything. In reality, macOS has some frustrating aspects and features that may ruin your day ranging from annoying notifications or alerts to Trackpad not working properly.

In this post, we have compiled a list of the three biggest annoyances with macOS and possible fixes. Before proceeding, note that some of the fixes below require a modern version of macOS. We recommend you have macOS Sierra or newer.

  1. Invisible scroll bars

In the new versions of macOS, the scrollbars are hidden until activated by use on your Mac. While this comes in handy if you now depend on a trackpad to navigate your Mac, issues pop up if you use an external mouse with my Mac. Luckily, you can easily make the scroll bars always display on your Mac. Here is how.

Step one: First off, you need to launch System Preferences from the Apple Menu and then click on General

Step two: Navigate to Show scroll bars and check the box next to Always

  1. Annoying notifications and alerts

Notification Center on Mac is stocked with new messages, software updates, new email and much more. Keeping track with the latest happenings on your Mac is pretty useful, but sometimes you don’t want to be distracted by constant barrage of banners or alerts popping up on your screen.

Fortunately, macOS includes a handy feature called Do Not Disturb, which temporarily mutes and hides notifications, thus keeping your Mac away from annoying badges and banners. Here is how you can enable Do Not Disturb on your Mac.

Step one: First off, you need to click on the Notification Center icon from your Mac’s menu bar

Step two: Once Notification Center is open, swipe up to reveal the Do Not Disturb switch. After that you simply need to click the button to enable Do Not Disturb mode.

  1. Force Click not working properly

Force Click Track-pad is a great addition to macOS that allows you Force Click on specific items to perform different actions. However, at times it may become a cause of annoyance, as you could accidentally enable the feature or fire up an unexpected event on your Mac. Here is how you can turn off Force Click on a Mac

Step one: Head to Apple Menu and pull down the menu. After that, select System Preferences

Step two: Next up, select Trackpad to proceed

Step three: From the Point & Click tab, uncheck the box next to Force Click and haptic feedback.

Also read: Steps to download and install macOS High Sierra beta on your Mac

If you have got any questions, don’t forget to let us know in the comments below.

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