Mac OS X is a series of operating systems developed by Apple Inc. to run exclusively on Mac devices. If you’ve a Mac computer, naturally you would be using it on the regular basis. Other than the some of common PC shortcuts, there may be several things you should know about Mac operating system. So, this article is fully depend on the same concept. I’m going to provide some of the important and extremely helpful tips for your Mac OS X.
Best & Useful Tips For Your Mac OS X
Here’re 4 best and most useful tips for Mac OS X. These tips can save a lot of your precious time. So, have a look on these priceless tips:
1. Volume Control
Usually we all know that how easy it is to adjust our Mac OS X volume but still there are several things to know about volume control. I sure that most of you don’t know these tactics of volume control.
Normally, you can increase and decrease volume by pressing up and down button. However, you can also use F11 and F12 to decrease and increase your Mac OS volume respectively.
It gives a popping sound on adjusting volume. So, if you don’t want to disturb your adjacent people by the popping sound while volume adjustment, then you can use Shift+F11 or F12 to adjust volume without any sound. If you want to increase or decrease volume in different ratio, then you can use Shift+Option+F11 or F12 to adjust volume.
2. Improve Search Experience
Its not a any new thing to search in your Mac device. So, as you all know that whenever we search anything in the search bar of our Mac device, then it start searching automatically as usual. But do you know that if you want to search any special type of file like PDF, Doc etc, then you can do it without any additional settings.
To do so, you can use Kind keyword directly in the search bar for fast searching of the desired file. You can use Kind in the following manner –
This will lead to search all the PDF files in your Mac device. You can use this condition for other files such as DOC, MOV, JPEG etc. In the below of search bar, a Plus button remains available. You can hit that for using your search bar more comfortably and cleverly because it enables you to configure different criteria for your search.
3. Guest Accounts
It is more important factor than the above two. Many times when guests come in your home, then they can request to use your PC. In this condition, if you don’t want to provide him/her you Mac PC because of your personal files, you don’t need to worry. Because OS X Leopard and its later versions contain inbuilt Guest account feature. You can enable it very simply by going in System Preference > Accounts.
The important thing about Guest account is that it has the limited area to perform and after restarting the device, all the saved information and data deletes automatically.
4. Keep System Preference Clean
If you want to make any type of change in your Mac computer, you have to visit System Preference. So, its very necessary to keep system preference clean.
So, you can keep system preference clean by hiding the preferences you never need to adjust. To do so, open the system preference window and click on top menu. Here, uncheck the preferences whom you want to hide and that’s why you can make your System Preference clean and tidy.
So, these are the 4 important Mac tips that might be proven very useful anytime. Still, if you’re feeling any other problem with Mac or looking for any different Mac OS help, let me know via comments.