While owning a MacBook is a cool thing, indeed, most users do not know the hacks to make the most of it. Apart from the basic features, you should know a few tips to help you engage in more activities. You would thus spend more time on your MacBook, which is bliss during such challenging times.
After all, the COVID-19 pandemic has compelled us to stay at home, and we need to find various ways to engage ourselves. So whether you want to watch a movie on your MacBook or get the work going – it is absolutely up to you.
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Want some help with your new gadget? Here are a few simple tips that would surely enrich your MacBook experience. To know more, do read on.
Run Windows on Apple
You can run Windows on your MacBook and transfer it into a completely different desktop environment.
You can navigate to the Applications folder on Mac and then to the utility folder for running the same.
You would see a program known as Boot camp. Then it will partition your hard drive. The best part is that you can even choose the ratio. Remember that storage in one OS is not accessible by the other part. So click on the partition after assessing the files you need to handle in one partition.
You would be asked for a Windows installation CD when you will restart the MacBook. You will need to get one if you don’t own one already.
Choose the partitioned section of the hard drive when it asks for installation. Once you do all the necessary things, your Mac will boot into Windows! How awesome is that! The next time, you can choose which OS to open by holding down the option key.
Take a full-page screen capture
Often, we need to take a screenshot of an entire page. Whether you want to upload online or on social media platforms, you have to make sure you do it the right way. There are several ways of doing it, of which we would be talking about one that is quite handy. The first thing you need to do is open the web page, launch Capto, and click on the Capto option on the menu.
After that, all you need to do is select the snap active browser URL. This screenshot will be saved to the library. You can learn about the other way of taking a long screenshot on Mac here.
Rename large batches of files simultaneously
How cool is it to be able to name large batches of files all at once? Well, it is possible on MacBook. Otherwise, it could be so boring and tedious, right? You can now bid goodbye to all the manual work if you have the version OS X – Yosemite and above.
The first thing you need to do is select the files you want to rename and then right-click on them. You can then rename them as you want! Make sure you choose the right texts so that you can find the files easily.
Take a screenshot of a particular part of the screen
If you want to take a screenshot of a certain part of the screen, all you need to do is Cmd + Shift + 4. You can capture any part of the screen that you want with this hack. It could be for work purposes or just for something else. The image would automatically be saved on the desktop once you release it.
Add signature to documents
To add a signature to documents, open the document within the preview app. Of course, you might already know the pain of adding a signature to documents on a MacBook. But, don’t worry; we have come up with some unique solutions to almost every problem.
After you have opened the document, click the pen icon near the top right-hand corner of the screen. Then, choose to create a signature from Built-in iSight. iSight is MacBook’s built-in Webcam that will be used to capture the signature.
Sign your name on white paper and hold it up against the camera. Follow the guidelines and allow the camera to extract it seamlessly. Finally, click on accept for saving the file.
Follow the set of guides so that you can use it at a later time as well.
Startup your Mac silently
If this is your first time with a MacBook, you may not know about the iconic chime that you get to hear every time it starts up. However, if you are working from home currently, it could be of inconvenience if your baby is sleeping or if someone else is working in the same room.
It is just distracting! To turn it on without any sound, hold the Mute key at startup.
So these were some hacks for you! Use your MacBook and wait till we share some more interesting tricks.