Tips & Tricks For The Mac

Tips & Tricks for the Mac The Mac has its peculiarities and these are precisely what many users love. Anyone who spends a lot of time wi...

Tips & Tricks for the Mac

The Mac has its peculiarities and these are precisely what many users love. Anyone who spends a lot of time with videos and who also records some themselves needs the Quicktime Player. Editing the videos is incredibly easy and fast with this program. Simply click on "Trim" under "Edit" and the beginning and end can be designed individually. If the film itself contains sequences that you didn't like and didn't work out, they can be removed. For this purpose, the clip is "shared" as often as you like. New sequences can be inserted. Finally, the video is made online-capable for YouTube, for example, with "Crop".

Sharing is possible directly in the player. Once logged into YouTube or another service, you can start managing. The content or the topic can be specified with a tag. If the film or video is not intended for the public, a personal setting can also be made so that either only you or a selected group of people can access it.

Rename files and set access rights

Also on a Mac there is the possibility that key combinations can be assigned individually. That saves a lot of time. Application shortcuts are available in Keyboard preferences. Very personal combinations are conceivable that make working on the Mac easier.

Personal workflows can be created with the Automator. It is a tool built into OS X and makes working easier. In this way, you can create your own application that manages the tasks. Multiple files can be renamed, combined, and edited. Images are converted with just a few clicks and audio files are converted quickly and securely.

The Mac and here the OS X are known for their security and their client operating system. The program itself is relatively complicated and especially the access rights system. If the accesses are changed here, it can happen that really important data can no longer be read or programs don't work. A hard disk utility that can repair access rights is integrated under "Programs" or "Utilities". The repair happens automatically as soon as the corresponding button has been activated. No in-depth knowledge is therefore necessary.

Pay attention to safety

The Mail or Safari operating system is specified as the default program for the Internet and e-mails on Mac OS X. If you don't want that, you can change the standard and work with Firefox, for example. Changing it is a little cumbersome and can't be found in the system settings but in the default program itself. The browser opens and Safari starts. A configuration can be made hereunder "Settings-General". In our example, you can see that we have changed this to Firefox. Everyone has to decide for themselves which browser is the right browser.

If you prefer to keep Safari, you also have a number of ways to make your work easier, such as creating bookmarks. A key combination can also be assigned here to quickly get to the desired page.

If you didn't know it yet, the Mac has a security risk that is related to mobile devices such as laptops or notebooks. If the "T" key is pressed when starting the computer, all data on the hard disk can be accessed without having to log in. With File Vault, all directories can be encrypted in such a way that they can only be accessed with a login. The setting options can be found in the system settings under "Security". Another possibility is that a disk image is created. All files that are worth it are encrypted here. These can also be sent. The prerequisite for this is that the recipient is also a Mac user.

keyboard shortcuts

The keyboard looks great on many Macs, but some special characters are missing here and there. Here are a few tips to ensure that the search does not go on forever.

Curly brackets = ALT 7 or ALT 8

Square brackets = ALT 5 or ALT 6

Backslash = SHIFT+ALT+7

Euro sign = ALT E

@ sign = ALT L

For even more special characters, there is an overview of the system settings in the keyboard menu and in the country settings that contains all the abbreviations.

For those who always have several windows open at work, it is often a horror when each one has to be closed individually. Previews, images, files, documents can be closed simultaneously with a key combination. SHIFT+ALT+W turns a crowded screen into a blank desktop. If files are not saved, this will be done automatically. If in doubt, a separate window will open asking you to save.

There are many more tips & tricks for the Mac. These are the most common and they will certainly be used because they make work and private projects easier. Just give it a try and get things done faster.


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