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 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.


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 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.

20 thoughts on “Making the Most of Your Mac”

  1. 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!

  2. Fransic verso – A lifestyle, DIY blogger, and entertainer.

    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.

  3. Danielle Rice – My name is Danielle Rice, but you can all me Danie for short. Since my early adulthood, I have spent any extra time I have documenting my life, and those around me. It was not until a few years ago, I began to tell the story of my life (there’s a big difference in documenting and telling a story). At the end of the day, I want those who look at my scrapbooking layouts to feel what I felt during the experience, as well as the mood I felt when I created the layout. I know you are dying to know a bit more about me. I am a wife, mother, and part-time artist. I have been married to my VERY SUPPORTIVE husband, LaDerrick, for 15?years, in which we have two rowdy boys, Teheran (13) and Tayvian (5). These two boys right here stay keeping us on our toes. With kids, comes extracurricular activities. At the moment, our time is spread between Cub Scouts and hiking. I currently work full-time as the lead emergency manager Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System based in Tuskegee. Factor that in with my kids extracurricular, there is not much more I can handle, but somehow this girl finds time to craft, YouTube, and blog on occasion.

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

  4. Ms. P – India – My name is Trisha, I am an Industrial Designer and spend time designing automobile interior products during the day. I appreciate good design and believe with a little effort everything can be made beautiful. I started Ms. Plainspoken to document and share my experiences with the online community of Beauty Enthusiasts, DIYers, and other creatives. ❤

    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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