Tips and Tricks for Mac Users

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18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A Mac Pro

1.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

Depending on the program you type in, the Emoji might only appear as a rectangle, but they will be visible on mobiles.

2.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

Sums is hard, yo.

3.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

If you can't see your screen in sunlight, or your eyes need a rest, try this. You'll need to go to Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Accessibility and ensure the "Invert colors" box is checked before this will work.

4.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

Fed up of dragging files to the trash? This will save precious seconds.

5.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

Works for any letter with special characters; I, O, U, etc. And now you owe me.

6.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

Select "New Screen Recording" in Quicktime, hit record, and either select an area of your screen, or the whole thing. When you're done, hit the stop icon in the taskbar and Quicktime will auto-output a video file for you.

7.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

Right click any highlighted text to quickly share it via Twitter, Facebook, email, or iMessage.

8.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

Pasting text from a word document or web page into an email can change the formatting of the text - use this trick to stop that happening.

9.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

Hover the cursor over any text and hit the keys above to get a definition, synonyms, and links for more info. Alternately, hover over the word and lightly tap three fingers on your trackpad.

10.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

Deletes the text the opposite way, which recent PC-to-Mac converts may be missing.

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w.soundcloud.comThis is the startup tone, some people don't like it. If you'd prefer a silent start, or if your life depends on one, simply hold down the mute button.

12.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

Sign a piece of white paper, then open Preview and go to Preferences > Signatures. Hit 'Create Signature' and hold the paper up to your iSight camera. Once Preview has detected the signature, hit 'Accept'. Now you can sign forms without printing.

13.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

Mission Control lets you see everything you've got open, and quickly switch between windows. Great when you're feeling disorganized. Alternatively, swipe up with four fingers on your track pad.

14.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

If you've got half a dozen Finder windows open, you can gather them into a single, tabbed window without having to close any.

15.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

If you're on a Skype call or listening to some dope beats and don't want the volume noise interrupting, just hold Shift while you turn the sound up or down.

16.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

If you're trying to get shit done, you can select "Do Not Disturb" in the notification sidebar and you won't get pop up notifications until tomorrow.

17.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

Sometimes you need to quickly see your desktop. You can move all open windows out of the way at once by placing your thumb and three fingers on the trackpad, and slowly moving your fingers away from your thumb.

18.18 Mac Hacks That Will Make You A MacBook Pro

You might not have much use for Safari, but this is a handy feature for those who want to browse links shared by people you follow on Twitter. Open Safari, then click 'Show Sidebar' in the top left of the task bar, then 'Shared Links'.

Browse the most recent tweets, and click to quickly open the link in the browser window. A great way to use Safari as a dedicated Twitter reader, while you use your preferred browser for everything else.

For this to work, you'll need to add your Twitter account in System Preferences > Internet Accounts.

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