MacBook Air and Pro hidden Tips & Tricks that you shouldn’t know?

1. Create a keyboard shortcut for anything you want in MacBook

If you want to create your own shortcut in your MacBook to access any menu option you like:

a. Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts, and click the + icon.

b. A box will pop up allowing you to choose the application you want, the name of the menu command and the keyboard shortcut of your choice.

c. After you’re done, tap Add.

2. Rename a group of files at the same time

You don’t have to individually rename a bunch of files or photos on your Mac. Instead, go to Finder and select the group of documents or photos you want to rename by clicking one, holding down Shift and clicking the others. Right-click, and scroll down to the option that says Rename X items. Or, after selecting them, click the cog icon and click Rename X items from there. Then, you’ll be able to add text, replace text or apply a format like “Sarah’s birthday party” with a number for each photo.

3. Quickly Open Folders

To open up a folder in Finder or on your desktop, hold Command and press the down arrow key. To go back, just hold Command and press the up arrow key.

4. Instant File Deletion

 If you want to delete a file and want to bypass the Trash Can on the Mac that saves files before deleting them, just select a file and press Option + Command + Delete at the same time.

5. Screenshots

  • Video Screenshots – Shift + Command + 3 takes a screenshot, Shift + Command + 4 lets you select an area of the screen to screenshot, but Shift + Command + 5, a lesser known option, brings up an interface that lets you record your screen or a portion of your screen.
  • Cleaner Screenshots – When using Shift + Command + 4 to select an area of the screen, if you press spacebar, the icon turns to a camera. From there, you can click on any open window to get a screenshot of just that window or interface element like dock or menu bar.
  • Remember that your screen should display the content or the picture that you want to appear on it.
  • Now,  its time to Click Command + Shift + 3 and you will hear a sound as a camera makes while capturing a picture in your system.

6. How To Clean Your Apple MacBook Air and Pro PC?

We often use soap water, aerosol sprays, hydrogen peroxide cleaners, etc for the cleaning purpose, but it will not work with your MacBook. These sprays will end up damaging the finish of the Macintosh Book(waterproof coat). The usage of computer cleaners available in the market is recommended as they are specifically designed for the purpose. Also, make it a point to use a soft, and lint-free cloth for avoiding scratches.

These are the following steps to clean your MacBook:

  • Switch off your laptop, to begin with, the procedure. Make sure that it is not in a sleep mode because if in case, it’s in sleep mode, you might be unknowingly compromising on the open files and documents.
  • Detach the power adapter and battery (if detachable) before cleaning.
  • An air duster is an essential commodity that can be used to blow off the dust from difficult to reach areas. Also, make it sure that no water spills over your computer from air duster. If in case it happens, let it dry and then proceed with the cleaning process.
  • The next role is to be played by a soft bristled brush which can be used to remove dust from the edges.
  • Clean the screen with LCD cleaner, or you can make use of water for the same. Ensure that the cloth you are using to wipe off the solution is soft or lint-free. Rub in a circular motion. Make sure that there is no leftover grime or oil on the screen.
  • Clean the exterior of the computer now. Don’t spray the liquid directly over it, but pour a few drops on a lint-free cloth and then clean.
  • Don’t make use of cleaning solutions for a trackpad, but use a slightly damp and clean cloth for the same. Also, make sure to dry it with a dry cloth immediately after cleaning with a wet cloth.
  • Slightly rub the underneath portion and a non-slip rubber on the bottom of a MacBook with a dry cloth.

7. Connecting an external hard drive with the MacBook Pro?

By the heading, you guys think it’s a pretty easier task! All you need is a Data Cable to do the same. Merely insert the one end of the Data Cable to the Hard Disk and the other end to the MacBook Pro external port.

It’s not that simple guys! That’s why we are posting a short and perfect guide on our blog about How to connect external hard disk drive with MacBook Pro.

Before proceeding further, Let me share the problem we faced while connecting the Hard Disk!

The main problem with Mac Operating System ( MAC OS X) is that at the time of external hard drive connection it is only in “Read Only” mode that means it is only able to read the Data. Most of the external Hard Drive is loaded in the NTFS format that’s why Mac OS just have access to read the Data. It is not set to perform the write operation on the hard drive.

So to perform both Read & Write operations on Hard Drive, You need to install a third party application. Or follow the below-mentioned guide for the quick solution & You are done xD.

Is external hard drive not showing up mac? [ SOLVED ]

  • First of all, Connect your New Hard Disk to your MacBook Pro
  • Next press the Shift + Command + U from your keyboard
  • Now Hit the Disk Utility option there
  • Choose your Hard Disk from the disk utility
  • Select the Erase tab on the right corner of the Mac Screen
  • Next, choose the volume format you are looking for
  • For Mac OS: Select the Mac OS Extended [ Journaled ]
  • For PCs Only: Select the MS-DOS(FAT) option
  • Now your Hard Drive will be formatted to FAT32 Version
  • On the bottom left corner of the screen, You will see the Erase Button
  • Hit the Erase button
  • That’s all! Your hard disk is ready to connect with the MacBook
  • Now your Mac will both Read & Write data from your Hard Drive.

8. Things to do when liquid spill on your Macintosh Book

Shut off your MacBook immediately to avoid penetration to the internal parts. As electricity and water together can worsen the scenario further, it is advisable to unplug the power cord after shutting off the laptop.
Undoubtedly, your next move should be to wipe the water with an absorbent cloth.
Then, turn it upside down for letting off the trapped liquid inside it, if any.
You can also make use of a hair dryer to let it dry completely and wait for a few hours to evaporate it entirely before restarting it.
Now restart it to check if it is still working. If it does, great! Else contact the nearest service providers for getting it fixed.

9. Simple Steps to Take Screenshot from Mac

   For the entire screen
  • Remember that your screen should display the content or the picture that you want to appear on it.
  • Now,  its time to Click Command + Shift + 3 and you will hear a sound as a camera makes while capturing a picture in your system.

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