Mac’s are quite powerful machines and regardless of how long you may have been using a mac from there always be things that you didn’t know it could do.
That’s what this article is about telling you about some cool mac tricks. I think you may not know about it.
1.)RENAME MULTIPLE FILES TOGETHER:
Hey, guys! I’m gonna tell you about some cool and useful mac tricks that you may not know about. Let’s get started there are situations.
when you may want to rename multiple files at the same time, fortunately, finder on a Mac offers an easy way to do.
Just that so if I want to rename all of these screenshots 1 to screenshot 2 etc. you can select them right click and choose rename sticks.
when I can choose the format I want to use to rename the images and once I’m done setting it up. I can click on rename and all the files will be renamed.
2.)Lock Your Mac with Keyboard Shortcut (Needs High Sierra)
If you’ve been using a map for sometimes you must have noticed the lack of a keyboard shortcut to lock the computer windows uses windows + L.
But there was no such shortcut on Mac away, fortunately. Apple has added the functionality in the latest version of Mac with Mac OS hi Sierra you cannot simply press command Ctrl + Q to lock the system it will lock the mass immediately.
3.)Create Smart Folder To Automatically Categorise Files
smart folders are a very useful feature that a lot of people don’t make use. personally, I love smart folders functionality on a Mac and I have set up a smart folder that automatically collects all of my images created in the last one day and keeps them all in one place.
To create a smart folder all you need to do this go to – file – new smart folder- where you can add rules dictate. what kind of files should be kept in the folder once you’re done just click on save and smart folder gets to work for you.
4.)Quickly Type Emojis On Your Mac
Let’s just face it. we all love emoji and wouldn’t it be a lot of fun if we could use it everywhere. well, fortunately, you can easily access the emoji keyboard onMac.
Just pressing control/command space. This will give you access to all the emojis and symbols you may ever need. so go ahead and type out your emails with as many emojis as you like.
5.) Change screenshot file type:
Have some really awesome shortcuts for taking screenshots by default pinch shots have saved on the desktop in the PNG format this is good but PNG uses up a lot of space. so if you much rather save the screenshots in a different format like JPEGs.
you can just use the following terminal command once you’ve done this subsequent screenshots will be saved in the JPEG the format which usually has a much smaller size.
6.) Create You Own Shortcut:
I love keyboard shortcuts and I use them all the time however every now and then I wish I could have a custom shortcut for a task I do often well this can also be done rather easily just go to System Preferences keyboard shortcuts.
Here go to app shortcut select the app you want to set up the shortcut for and follow the instructions on the screen once you’re done you can save them a shortcut and then use it within the app you created it.
so I can now use command + option + s inside preview to the size images. something that I do quite often.
7.)Sign Documents Using Trackpad:
you just got a PDF II to need to sign don’t head over to the printer. yet you can easily sign PDF and forms directly on your Mac just open the file in preview click on the marker button and then on the signature button.
Here you can add a digital signature by simply signing a name on the trackpad you can then use this signature in any documents or forms that you may need to easy right.?
8.)Advance Text Selection:
I may be the only one but there are times when I need to copy multiple separate lines in MS Word. I could copy and paste every single word but turns out there’s an easier way just press and hold command. Select whichever lines you need to you can then copy them and paste them.
wherever you want you can also Press and Hold options to select text in a rectangular region. something I don’t think will ever be useful but it’s good to know just in case.
10.) Use Siri Get Things Done:
Siri has had quite a lot of bad publicity but it’s actually not all that bad the smart assistant can let you send out tweets change system settings check storage.
Even pin reserves to your notification centre also with Mac OS hi Sierra you can interact with Siri by just typing without having to say a single word and without looking like an idiot on the bus to work.