Apple MacBook is among the most wanted laptops on the market. Apple MacBook lineup is getting better every year when Apple unveils new models. In July 2018, the Cupertino firm announced two new MacBook Pro models after relentless rumors and leaks. The 2018 MacBook Pro is a huge internal upgrade over the last year’s machines with the addition of Coffee Lake’ Intel processors and much-improved Touch Bar.
Sources say that Apple has been working on a new MacBook Pro at its facility, but it remains unknown when we are seeing it on the market. In reality, Apple’s 2018 MacBook Pro failed to live up to expectations as it is now seeing a slow sales performance. Reports say that Apple needs something special to boost its MacBook sales this year. Tech experts claim that Apple is planning to lower the prices of its older MacBook Pro models to attract customers during this year’s shopping holiday season.
Despite its sluggish sales, Apple MacBook models are now more popular than before. If you are a newcomer, then it takes some getting used to your new MacBook. In the section below, we have created a list of the best tips and tricks that help you get the most out of your Mac. Before proceeding, make sure you now have the latest software update of macOS on your laptop. For some background, macOS Mojave is rolling out to compatible Macs and you can get it by opening System Preferences > Software Update > Update Now.
Take a screenshot of a portion of your Mac’s screen
The ability to take a screenshot on a Mac has been out there for years. With a modern version of macOS, Apple is making the process less painful. Specifically, you now can take a screenshot of a specific part of the screen, which comes in handy as you can get rid of annoying ads. To do this, you simply press Cmd + Shift + 4 on your keyboard. After that, select a portion you wish to take a screenshot of and snap a shot. Your screenshot will be saved to your desktop for editing purposes.
Rename your large files at the same time
macOS now includes the ability to rename multiple files at the same time. This comes in handy as it eliminates the need for a third-party app to be installed on your laptop. Imagine if you now have hundreds of birthday photos on your Mac and you can rename all them with some simple clicks.
To do this, select all the files you wish to rename, then right-click them and hit Rename. After that, select your preferred option for renaming your files. Keep in mind that the feature is now only available on a modern version of macOS, so make sure your Mac stays up-to-date.
Run Windows on your Mac
macOS is one of the most advanced desktop operating systems out there. However, it still lacks some exciting features, which encourages you to switch your loyalty. Fortunately, you can run both macOS and Windows at the same time on your Mac without spending some cash on a new Windows device.
To do this, open the Applications folder on your Mac, then go to the Utilities folder and navigate to Boot Camp. After that, hit Partition to start splitting your hard drive and restart your Mac. You will be asked to insert a Windows installation CD (if you don’t have one, then buy one to complete the process). When your Mac finishes booting up, it should run Windows. From now on, you can easily switch between macOS and Windows. To do this, press and hold down the Option key, and select your preferred OS.
Add your signature and characters to your documents
If you frequently use your Mac at work, then the good news is that you can quickly add your signature to your documents. In reality, the feature has been part of macOS for several years, but it may be unknown to many Mac users. To add a signature to a document in macOS, select the document you wish to sign and then open it. After that, click the Pen icon at the top right corner of the screen, then select Create Signature from Built-in iSight.
For some background, iSight camera is built directly into macOS and can be used for multiple purposes like meetings in Skype or FaceTime. Once you are done, sign your name on a white sheet, then hold it up to your Mac’s camera and hit the Accept button to complete the task. Besides, you can quickly add special characters to your documents. To do this, click on the magnifying glass at the top right, then open Character Viewer and locate the special character you wish to add to your document.
Switch between windows from the same app
In macOS, you now can quickly switch between multiple windows within a program. For instance, in Microsoft Word, you can move between your windows without closing your opening window. To do this, you simply need to press Cmd + ~. The best part is that this method works for all macOS apps.
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