Top 10 Mac os tips

Create a Keyboard Shortcut for Anything You Want

Creating your own shortcut to access any menu option you like is another macOS 12 tip & trick you need to know.

  • Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts, and choose + icon.
  • In the pop-up box choose the application you want, the name of the menu command and the keyboard shortcut of your choice.
  • Tap Add.

Create Temporary New Email Addresses

Are you tired of using your primary email address for every website you visit? With the iOS 15, Apple takes care of this hassle. From the Settings > iCloud > Hide My Email menu, you can create multiple temporary email addresses to use. This is a part of iCloud’s Hide My Email function. Users can keep their personal email addresses private by creating unique, random addresses that forward to your personal inbox and can be deleted at any time.

Make Volume Adjustments More Granular

Manipulating the Mac volume is also among the essential tips very macOS 12 owners needs to know. To make the volume increments smaller, hold down Option+ the up arrow as you hit the increase or decrease volume key. This will bring up the Sound box, which will let you adjust the volume in a more granular way.

Helpful Chrome OS Shortcuts

While there are endless keyboard shortcuts on Chrome OS, here are some crucial ones that will help you navigate through Chrome OS like a pro.

  • Search for anything: Press the Search button
  • Trigger Google Assistant: Search + A
  • Lock your Chromebook: Search + L
  • Take a Screenshot: Ctrl + Overview button (you will find it just above the 6 key)
  • Delete: Alt + Backspace
  • Snap Windows to left/right: Alt + ] and Alt + [
  • Keyboard Cheatsheet: Ctrl + Alt + ?

Add more items to the Control Panel

Not many people know that you can add more controls to the macOS Big Sur 11 Control panel for quick access. You can add the Accessibility Shortcuts option, Battery option, and Fast User switching option. Here’s how to do this:

  • Simply go to System preferences
  • Open Dock and Menu Bar
  • Scroll down on the left column
  • Choose a toggle under the Other Modules section
  • Tick Show in Control Center. If you have multiple user accounts on your Macbook, this macOS Big Sur trick will save you a lot of steps.

Switch between multiple windows

The CMD+ Tab switches between different windows of open programs, and if you have different open tabs of the same program, say three-word documents, clicking Cmd+ ~ will instantly switch from one word-doc to the next.

Change Per-App Text Size

In iOS 14, users could only change the system-wide font size. That behavior is changing in iOS 15. You can keep the text size change to a specific app only. Just make sure to keep the app open while using the Text Size toggle from the Control Centre.

Add a Secondary Google Account Inside the Existing Profile

On Windows, you can add multiple Google accounts under a single Chrome profile, but on Chrome OS, Google creates a new profile for every new Google account. While I get the idea behind it, sometimes I just want to check my work email or access Drive files from another Google account and that’s when it becomes frustrating. Nevertheless, now Google has provided an option to add a secondary account in the existing profile itself. Here is how you can access it. Open Settings and click on your name under the “You and Google” section. Here, click on “Add Account” and enter the new Google account credentials. Enjoy!

Change Your Search Engine

Safari, like most browsers, will let you choose between a few different default search engines. Google is the default search engine in Safari, but it’s not your only available option.

  1. Go to “Safari -> Preferences” and open the Preferences window.
  2. Click the “Search” tab.
  3. You will immediately see a drop-down that allows you to choose between Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ecosia, or DuckDuckGo. At this time, there is no way to add your own search engine. For now, Safari has chosen to add the most popular options.

Save Pages as PDFs

If you ever need to export a website as a PDF, Safari makes it super simple. Head to the page you want to save, then click on File and “Export as PDF.” The last remaining step is to choose where on your hard-drive you want to save the page. You can then refer to the PDF at any time, and it will automatically open in Safari, Preview or your PDF viewer of choice.