Let’s face it, you probably don’t know as much about your Mac as you should.
But there’s hope!
We’ve put together some great tips and tricks that can save you time and show you how to save time using your Mac, from taking advantage of its hidden calculator, to discovering the tiny icon that’s been right in front of your face the entire time.
Tired of taking screenshots that capture much more of your screen than you'd like? Hold down Command + Shift + 4, which will change your cursor into a cross hair. After you've outlined what you want to be in the screenshot, press the Spacebar to capture.
For users running Mac OS X Lion or earlier, you can easily invert and revert the colours of you Mac display by holding down Command + Option + Control + 8. The feature is originally designed to help the visually impaired.
When filling out order forms online, tabbing through the input boxes often skips dropdown menus such as the 'month' or 'year' selections. To allow your computer to tab through them like any other text box, simply go to System Preferences => Keyboard, and then set 'Full Keyboard Access' to 'All Controls.'
By simply pressing Command + Spacebar, Apple's Spotlight search is brought up, allowing you to easily search for documents or music. But the real secret is that it also does basic maths, so if you need some multiplication or division done, just type it in the search bar! For OS X Yosemite users, Spotlight also lets you search the web, which will bring up tidy summaries from Wikipedia, and you can also open applications from the search bar as well.
Once you save a Word, Pages, PowerPoint, or (most) other documents, a little icon appears at the top of your toolbar, next to the document name. You can treat this like a normal file icon and drag it wherever you like, which will move the file too.