10 Actually Useful Siri Commands To Use On Your Mac

Learn 10 Siri commands for your Mac that may be faster than doing the same thing using the cursor and keyboard. You can open folders and files, get answers to calculation, schedule events and set reminders, and send messages or emails.

Comments: 6 Responses to “10 Actually Useful Siri Commands To Use On Your Mac”

    Robert Hiday
    1 month ago

    This is great stuff Gary! Very helpful. I have been using Siri to a large extent or all of my devices, including my MacBook but this expands out even more and I am grateful.

    Toni Smith
    1 month ago

    When I tell Siri to open a folder it. comes back with a message saying
    SiriSNCis not permitted to do that

    Tom Gonser
    1 month ago

    Although my iMac Preferences is set to open Siri by “holding” command + space, it works only sometimes. Most of the time it briefly opens the desktop file that happens to be at the bottom of the first column of desktop icons. I can of course find the cursor and move it to the Siri icon at top right of the screen. But less convenient. Really liked your Siri tips – but it would be ever so much more useful if the keyboard shortcut worked reliably. Any hints?

    1 month ago

    Tom: That almost sounds like it is activating Quick Look, which would just be the spacebar by itself. Maybe make sure you hit the Command key first, then press space?

    Hugh Husband
    1 month ago

    Stunning! Once again your tuition is entirely on point; I have Siri playing my music and breaking off to note a reminder and then resuming playing! Thank you very much from a UK follower.

    Tom Gonser
    1 month ago

    Gary — Your suggested remedy works! For others that have problems activating Siri by simultaneously “holding” command + space, the benefits of this excellent tip with the Mac will now come to life. Just press command key first, and keep holding while you also press the space bar. Highly recommend other readers recognize the value of MacMost here and express their support through the Patreon portal.

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