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July 16, 2020 2 min to read

Mac tips and tricks: 6 things beginners need to know

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It seems like everywhere you look, people are using iPhones. But, smartphones aren’t the only product that Apple produces.

Macbooks account for around 9% of Apple sales. Due to this fact, Apple has spent the last couple of years concentrating on the Macbook.

The company has launched new laptop models, but they are also working on new software updates for existing products.

If you’ve been considering purchasing a Macbook, now is probably the best time. Keep reading to learn the most useful Mac tips and tricks you can enjoy your new computer.

1. Forget the Right-Click

If you’ve used a Windows computer, you’re probably pretty used to using the right-click. This secondary click allows you to access a context menu to interact with items on your computer screen.

But the first thing you may notice when using your Mac is that the right-click doesn’t exist anymore. Your new trackpad doesn’t include any click buttons. Instead, you’ll use the “control” button to access the control-click.

This may take a little bit of time to get used to, but using the control-click produces the same actions as a right-click.

2. Learn Your Finger Gestures

Some of the best tips for Mac users is to learn the finger gestures as quickly as possible.

You’ve already learned that the trackpad doesn’t have any click buttons, so to select something on your computer, you’ll tap with one finger.

You can scroll up or down on pages moving two fingers in the direction you wish the screen to go. You can zoom in or out on things by pinching your fingers together or apart.

These are just the basic gestures, but there are many more to discover.

If you don’t like any of the finger gestures or want a refresher, go to the Apple menu. Here you can click on “System Preferences” and then “Trackpad”. You’ll see a simple video tutorial for each gesture and have the ability to opt-out of the gestures.

3. Take Advantage of Siri

If you’ve used an iPhone before, you probably already know about the Siri function. When learning how to use a Mac, Siri on your computer is the same voice assistant.

To first enable Siri, you need to go to your system preferences, click on Siri, and make sure the “Enable Siri” is selected. The newest Macbooks have a Siri button on the digital part of the keyboard. The phrase “Hey Siri” won’t work on your MacBook because it would confuse your phone.

Once you have Siri activated, you can give it commands. You can give Siri command for your social media, computer settings, and even music control…
 
Continue reading the article and learn more about Macs on Daisy Linden’s blog.
 
 

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