Are you having trouble keeping your workflow going at a satisfactory speed? This is something many content creators and bloggers struggle with on a daily basis. It’s not just about typing fast, it’s also about knowing the right key commands to get more done in the process. If you aren’t well-versed in key commands and how to accomplish more with your Mac, perhaps this will be the perfect article and resource guide for you.
If you’re a Mac user, you know it’s a great system. The design and beauty that is put into the operating system are second to none. Perhaps you’re a former Windows user who has converted to the Mac system. Maybe you just use Mac occasionally when you want to explore your Mac and see what you can do with it.
Whatever the case, it’s good to figure out ways to save time so that you can enjoy using your Mac as well as possible while saving time on your daily tasks. One way you can do this is to learn the ten key commands and functions that you can use on the Mac.
Why use shortcuts on your Mac?
When you are working on your Mac or iOS computer, it helps to know what to do to quickly when trying to finish or initiate a new task. The Mac runs quickly and responsively when it comes to everyday tasks. Knowing which shortcuts to use will save you lots of time when you are working on projects that take a lot of time.
How to Take a Full Screen Shot
If you are on a Mac and wish to take a full screenshot of your desktop, open the apps and desktop files, then press “command+shift+3.” This will capture all of your desktop and allow you to save the file as a jpeg to do what you want with it. You can use the captured files to save or share pictures and images that you want to use for various projects. This is a helpful
How to Take a Screen Shot of a Selected Window
To take a selected window screenshot of only a specific area of your desktop, press command+shift+4, then press the spacebar. Once the window is highlighted, click your mouse or trackpad to take the shot.
How to Take a Screen Shot of a Specific Part of the Screen
If there is a particular area or spot on your computer screen that you want to capture, try pressing command+shift+4. Then click and drag the crosshair to the place you want to catch and let go of the mouse. This will allow you an easy way to get still shots saved from your Mac to use for some different purposes.
How to Close out an App
If you want to close out an app completely, hit command+q. This action will immediately shut down an app that you are through with so that you can move on with other things. This is a fast time saver for Mac users.
If your Mac OS system has multi-tab controls, you can press command+t to open a new tab. Keep in mind that you may experience issues if you are working with Sirri but it works in most cases for Mac users.
Switching Between Apps on iOS
If you need to switch between applications on your Mac, press command+tab to open it. Then press the left or right arrow to switch between open apps. Switching between more than one app and multi-tasking is one of the most important aspects of using your Mac. You don’t want to spend a lot of extra time switching back and forth between various applications. This takes valuable time that can be used for other more important tasks.
Calling up the Preference Window
The preferences window allows you to find many of the app tools and special features on your Mac. By pressing the command+comma keys, you will call up the preferences window so that you can make the changes you want or switch to another option.
How to Open Spotlight
For using Spotlight with your Mac, you can press the command+space bar to call it up. This will allow you to utilize the components available with Spotlight while you are also working on other tasks without interruption.
Opening the Help Menu
If you need help while using your Mac, you can hit the command+shift+question mark keys, and you’ll get a troubleshooting option. This can help you to troubleshoot your Mac issues and find help for what ails your Mac or iOS system.
How to Cut, Copy, Paste, and Undo
If you need to cut, copy, paste, or undo anything while working on a document or other application on your Mac, press command, and X, C, V, or Z respectively. These easy controls will save you a lot of time when using your Mac.
Other Commands to Learn
We hope these shortcuts and commands will help you to get around your Mac faster and perform your tasks more efficiently. The Mac computer is meant to save you time and to help you create the best projects, work, and tasks of any other type of computer. Using these shortcuts may seem awkward at first, but with time, you will be able to use them quickly and efficiently for your projects or everyday work.
There are many other commands that you can use to make your experience with your Mac easier and more efficient on a daily basis. Using a Mac should be a hassle-free experience. You can speed up your workday and make your work more enjoyable, relaxing, and fun.
Mac vs. PC shortcuts
There’s not a lot of difference between Mac and PC shortcuts and commands. But the Mac iOS system is a very simple system to use that can help you get your work done in a faster manner by using these convenient shortcuts.
Regarding your Mac tasks, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with everything the Mac system can do. If you are a former Windows owner, you will want to learn the various operations that differ from the Windows PC so that you will become more acclimated to the Mac environment.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Mac Book
For native Mac owners, you know why you love the Mac. It’s clean, organized, and attractive. The desktop version is nicely arranged and easy to access. The apps are all lined up for easy retrieval. One of the reasons people like the Mac over Windows is the ability to multitask quickly and easily. But to get the most out of your Mac desktop or laptop, follow these steps.
1. Use the energy saver preference pane for longer battery life.– If you want your Mac to use less energy and help save your resources, you may want to go into settings and click on the energy saver preference icon. For more systems, it looks like a lightbulb. You can set one of three different sleep modes for your Mac this way and save energy so it will be ready to get going again when you need it.
2. Calibrate your battery on your Macbook.– You may not know this, but your Mac requires that you calibrate or tweak your battery settings for the best running performance. Use your battery calibration tool within the settings to do this and keep your battery running at peak performance. The battery calibration only applies to the MacBook, of course, not your desktop.
3. Reset your Mac’s SMC.– The Mac was built with the utmost precision for the optimal performance. That’s why there are so many different types of settings that you need to tweak from time to time. You should reset your SMC (System Management Control) once in awhile to get the best performance from your Mac. The SMC is important because it controls a broad range of options and actions within your Mac including your thermal temperature of the MacBook, the open and close on and off switching mechanism, and internet and external video source controls.
4. Give your Mac a tuneup from time to time using system tools or downloadable software.– Run the system cleanup tools as often as you can between jobs and any other times that are necessary to keep it running smoothly. If you need to download third-party tools, you may want to consider something like CleanMyMac or a similar program. These programs clean up the junk left behind in your computer sessions, and they may serve to prolong the life of your Mac and avoid technical issues.
5. Upgrade your RAM.– Upgrading your RAM on your Mac or MacBook can help you to gain valuable power and speed. There is a particular technique for upgrading, and you should make sure and follow all of the manufacturer’s recommendations for upgrading your RAM. It’s also important to know what you need to improve the way your Mac runs once the upgrades have been completed.
6. Know your Mac.– Treat your Macs like your children. That’s what Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple did. He even named his first computer and rumor has it, all of the others, as well. When you treat your Mac like your children, you will realize that they are a bit like children who need the loving touch of a parent who loves them to take care of them and keep them in top running condition.
The more you use your Mac, the more you should focus on maintenance. Mac’s are heavenly, but they’re not immortal, you know. Give them a long life with regular maintenance.
We hope these tips help along with the shortcut tips we offered earlier. Let us know how we can help if you need more tips or advice.