making the most of your mac
making the most of your mac

If you have recently become the proud owner of a new Mac, then you are probably very excited indeed. It’s always a joy to have new technology to play around with, but when it comes to something like a brand new Mac, it is the kind of thing that can be especially enjoyable. Of course, you will want to make sure that you are able to make the most of it and get as much out of your Mac as possible, so that is what we are going to look at in this article. As long as you have considered the following, you should find that you are getting a lot more out of your computer.

Learn Its Secrets

First of all, you’ll want to try and get to the bottom of some of its secrets, or the ways in which a Mac differs from a PC, especially if you have never used one before, or not used one for a long time. There are many distinct differences, and you need to be aware of them. Some of them are the kind of thing that you will only need to use every now and then, but are still good to know about, such as how to show hidden files – take a look at https://setapp.com/how-to/show-hidden-files-on-mac for more on that. Others are more everyday, like where you can find the files you’ll need. So start exploring and learning its secrets straight away if you want to make the most of it.

Customize

You will probably want to begin customizing the desktop too if you want it to be a little different to how it is when it comes. Most people will at the very least want to change the background, and you might find that you have a desire for a different sized dock. All of this is easy to do, but you do need to make sure that you do it early on, otherwise you might struggle to actually learn the basics while it is still early. Look at https://snapguide.com/guides/get-the-most-out-of-your-mac/ for more on this. Customizing the machine will help you to really enjoy it a lot more, so this is something that you shouldn’t overlook, even if it seems like an unimportant thing at first.

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Find The Shortcuts

There are many shortcuts on a Mac which you can make use of, and doing so is going to ultimately save you a lot of time, even if you need to spend some time first of all learning them all. You could pick them up as you go along organically, of course, and that will work in most cases. Or you might want to think about going out of your way to look up the most common and useful ones, and just start using them so that you learn them now. Either way, making use of the shortcuts is always going to be a good thing to do.

Do these, and you will make much more of your Mac and be using it like a pro in no time.

making the most of your mac

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20 Comments

  1. The shortcuts were really helpful! I’ll be sure to use them next time.

  2. I have a Macbook Pro and to be honest I don’t use it to the fullest. This is definitely helpful.

  3. This was a great article. I have to be honest, I’ve always dealt with PCs and Windows. Lately, however, I’ve been thinking about looking into a Mac for my next computer. This article was really helpful at pointing out some key thinks, like helpful shortcuts. Thanks, again!

  4. I hated Macs as a kid because we had a PC at home so I never knew how to use them at school. Wish a guide like this existed then. Now I just stick to PCs.
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  5. I have never owned a Mac computer but this will surely come handy. Saving it for myself.

  6. I have both a mac and the new surface pro, I really need to get back to my mac and using the most of it!!

  7. I never had a Mac before. I know that they have a different operating system that is so much different than Windows. This article would be very useful for someone who changes from a PC to a Mac
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  8. I am a newbie with my Mac…still like my regular PC will take me some time to get all my bells and whistles.

  9. I don’t have a Mac but there is a lot of helpful information here!

  10. I used a Mac while I was in my residency. It is definitely a different system. If I had some guidelines when I was using it, it might have helped. Thanks for these guides!

  11. MAC was like the dream computer for me – they all just look so slick and cool.

  12. I’ve never had a Mac..but this article was very nice, may have to take the leap and try.

  13. I didn’t know a MAC was that customizable! Valuable share – thank you!

  14. I’m going to get one for myself soon and I have no idea anything about. This helped a lot, thank you for sharing it.

  15. Saving this for myself. I am a bit new to the Mac. Don’t know all the secrets.

  16. I would love to be the proud owner of a new Mac. Always wanted one!

  17. I am not much of a Mac user and the last time I used it was in the 90s. But I think any mac user will enjoy these useful tips!

  18. I definitely had a learning curve with my MAC, especially being so used to a PC. The more you work on it, the easier it gets.

  19. I am a windows user and find transitioning a little difficult, but this post is definitely going to help me do that!

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