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Discover New & Interesting Things About macOS

Apple macOS lineup comes with exciting features and improved functionality that makes your work just easier. With every new version of the operating system, the intent is to improve the system productivity so that you can drive the best output. 

If you are a long-time Mac user, you must have hands-on experience with many productivity features; however, learning something new will let you enjoy your Mac more than ever. 

Change macOS Feel & Appearance

Customizing MacBook’s screen magnification and font size is possible, and you can easily do it in a few simple steps. Apple offers you hundreds of customization options that let you use the high-resolution screen that you might not have experienced before.

To customize your MacBook or Mac screen, tap on the Apple icon, click System Preferences, navigate to Displays, click on the Display tab, and click on Scaled. You can either select a denser or a lighter layout for the screen display or adjust the font size for the apps installed on the device. 

Customize Dock for Easy Functionality

Dock offers ease, and it’s one of the most important functional elements on your Mac. It houses the essential apps and frequently used programs so that you can launch any of them in a single click. Click on Recent, and the Dock will display the apps that you have used recently in the right order. If you click Favorite, the Dock will display ten apps that you like the most. 

If you wish to personalize your Dock, go to the Apple menu, click on Preferences, and select Dock. You can move the Dock to the right or the left corner of the screen, change the icon size, set app icons to enlarge on hover, or hide it until you move the cursor on the bottom or to the side of the screen. 

Share Files Using AirDrop

AirDrop is a native macOS feature that allows you to share images, documents, videos, or other content wirelessly to the nearby Apple device such as iPhone, Mac, MacBook, iPad, or iPod. It is considered a secure and safest way to share data across Apple devices. 

Open the file that you wish to transfer to another Apple device, and click Share. Select AirDrop, choose the recipient, and your file will be accessible on another device within a few seconds. Apart from sending content, AirDrop also allows you to receive content from other Apple devices. 

Annotate or Edit PDF

PDFs are best known for sharing data securely online as it encrypts all integrated information to prevent it from unauthorized access with business partners, colleagues, or friends. To edit or annotate PDF from your MacBook, open the Preview app and navigate to the View menu. 

In the View menu, tap on the show Annotations toolbar to annotate or highlight the text or add notes in the PDF file. The Preview window does not allow you to edit the text of your PDF, but you can use markup tools to add comments, provide feedback, or write something. 

Clear Scratch Disk

Have you ever noticed the “Scratch disk full error” while working on your Mac? You Are more likely to see this error if you are a photographer, a graphic designer, or someone who is involved in image or video editing work. If you handle any of these tasks, you must be using video editing apps such as Photoshop or Illustrator on your Mac. 

Scratch Disk is the hard drive space that Photoshop utilizes as virtual memory when the hard drive is running out of space. While working with Photoshop, you must be working with a lot of layers and a large volume of images. This is secretly consuming your storage space, so you need to clear the scratch drive regularly. You can check this link to know more about scratch disks and different ways to clean them. 

Run Windows on Mac

You can run Windows on Mac by installing the operating system using Apple’s native Boot Camp feature. You will need 64-bit of free storage space on the hard drive and your system must have installed an Intel processor to install Windows and run it flawlessly on your Mac computer. 

To get started, check your Secure Boot settings and make sure that the Full Security option is enabled before you initiate the installation process. Create Windows partitions using Boot Camp utility, format Windows partitions (BOOTCAMP), and install the operating system. Once Windows installation completes, install boot camp and the supporting drivers. 

Switch Between macOS and Windows

After installing Windows operating system on your macOS computer, you can select to run the required OS on startup. Select the operating system that you wish to run from the Startup Manager or clicking the Boot Camp icon. 

Use Startup Manager to run Windows on your Mac and select the Windows volume when the system starts. To run macOS, press the BootCamp icon and click Restart in macOS from the options.