Mac OS X EI Capitan, which was originally launched on 30th Sept 2015, has recently announced its new features that make up in quality rather than quantity.
When it comes to the changes in the latest Mac OS X version, you’ll see some tweaks to the new full-screen views, interface, an entirely new way of arranging all windows on your desktop, some improvements to the notes, Print Screen Mac, Safari, photo applications and an advanced Spotlight. Here, in this article, I’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Macs latest features and enhancements.
1. Cursor Locator
For most of the people, the favorite part is the way to locate the cursor. We used to do it by wiggling your finger on the trackpad or shaking the mouse, but now doing so will make the cursor grow bigger in size for a moment so you can easily spot it.
2. Split View in Full-Screen Mode
Mac’s new split view in full-screen mode feature allows the user to open more than one app at once. When you click and drag the green window resize button, it will activate the new split view, eventually allowing user screen with two apps at once. You can also have the opportunity to select the amount of space you want to give to each app.
Please Note: Some apps aren’t compatible with the Split View feature such as the Office App.
3. Hide the Menu Bar
In the latest version of Mac OS, you’ll have the option to hide the menu bar added in the System Preferences > General. It’s same as you’ll use to cover up the dock. It’s a quite helpful feature, especially for the users of small laptops where each and every pixel count like 11 inch MacBook Air or 12 inch MacBook Air.
4. Pin Tabs in Safari
Another mind blowing feature that Mac OS users will now enjoy is that you can pin your favorite website to the menu bar. Or you can say that it’s an easy way to add a shortcut to YouTube or Facebook. To activate it, just go to the Window and press Pin Tab.
5. How to tell which Safari tabs are playing audio
Now the latest version of Mac OS also allows you to identify which of Safari tabs are playing audio similar to that of Chrome, which was started for a while now.
In contrast to Chrome, you can mute the audio with just clicking the tab once. Click > Mute this tab.
6. Add PDFs, URLs and Maps to Notes
The New version of Mac OS allows the user to add the URLs, PDFs and Map locations to the Notes. If you want to insert a map location to the Notes, just click the Share > Notes. This way you can quickly add any location you want to your Notes section. After adding, double-click on the particular location and you’ll be automatically redirected to the map.
Moreover, it’s also possible to format or delete the saved text with an added option of turning a list into a checklist.
7. Smart Suggestions in Mail
Mac OS offers a new feature with the name of ‘Smart Suggestions’. The latest feature allows the user to search your mail messages with the help of events and names while prompting you to add them to your calendar or contact list.
8. MacBook Trackpad
All the latest versions of MacBooks come with a new Force touch option. With this feature, you can silently tap your touchpad to select something you want. Just go to the tab System Preferences and select Trackpad and then choose on the Point & Click > Silent Clicking.
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