15 Obscure System Preferences You Should Know About

Here are some System Preference settings you may not know about or be using. Learn how to change the menu bar clock, customize your language by app, show a message on the lock screen, access hidden screen resolutions and more.

Comments: 9 Responses to “15 Obscure System Preferences You Should Know About”

    Nicholas Paul
    5 months ago

    HI Gary, I tried the option and click on scaled ( Mac Book Air with M!) but I do not see those different resolution settings as there is no response to that command. I do use one of the choices other than default but would like to see that extra flexibility. thanks

    5 months ago

    Nicholas: You won’t have any options that appear on most MacBooks. iMacs seem to have them, and any Mac that has an external screen too.

    Dave
    5 months ago

    Are you showing system prefs for Catalina? Mojave doesn’t look like yours with no Apple id or User picture

    5 months ago

    Dave: This is Big Sur, the current Mac operating system as of October, 2020. Back in Mojave things were arranged differently.

    George Hammond
    5 months ago

    Cannot get the larger text to show when typing. It works great in the hove mode when holding down the command key, but not while typing.

    Norman Probst
    5 months ago

    Really appreciate your videos. When on Zoom my name, first and last, shows up on the screen as one word. Can this be changed in system preferences some place. It appears to be picking it ups from my system. How can I change it.

    5 months ago

    Norman: That would be your name in your Zoom account.

    Gene
    5 months ago

    Another great video. How did you learn to those and hold the Command key down?

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