21 Useful Mac Tips In 8 Minutes

Here are 21 udeful Mac tips for all levels. Incuded are tips for using the Finder, Safari, Mail, Calendar and more. Even expert Mac users may find something they didn't know or had forgotten.

Comments: 12 Responses to “21 Useful Mac Tips In 8 Minutes”

    Shirley
    3 weeks ago

    You can also start a word then use Option plus tap on the Escape keys to get a list of words that start with your original typing.

    Fred Nelson
    3 weeks ago

    Although at least 90% of your readings are useful to me, “21 Useful Mac Tips – -” is without any doubt the most useful.

    Cameron C Cook
    3 weeks ago

    I’ve been a Mac user for over ten years and this article showed me many things I did not know. Thanks!

    Robert Werthman
    3 weeks ago

    Thank you for these great tips Gary.

    Ann Mulhern
    3 weeks ago

    Love the tips-any chance of getting a cheat sheet to remember these?
    Thank you.

    3 weeks ago

    Ann: A sheet would be hard since some of them need more explanation. But I do have a book you can get with 101 tips (free) https://macmost.com/101-mac-tips

    Richard Gnaedinger
    3 weeks ago

    Presently, I need to know how to move the icons around the desktop and keep them where I need them so I can work with them. It is incredible that my new iMac doesn’t have that feature. All the older iMacs (many of them) that I have used all had that as part of the Mac. To me it is a “Black Mark” against Apple not to have this most important feature on the new iMacs. This action or lack of action was an insult and most intimidating to me.

    3 weeks ago

    Richard: If you cannot drag icons on the desktop to where you want them, it means that you have View, Sort By set to something other than None. Also, make sure View, Stacks is set to off.

    Lisa
    3 weeks ago

    These were great – thanks. I’m wondering if there’s a quick and easy way to see the dimensions of images in Finder. The info is good about listing file size and type, but so often I need to reference the width and height and then waste time opening it in Photoshop to get that info. Any ideas?

    3 weeks ago

    Lisa: Lots of ways. You should see the dimensions in the Preview pane in the Finder. View, Show Preview if you have it turned off. In Icon view you can see it if you turn on Show Item Info under View, Show View Options.

    Lisa
    3 weeks ago

    Hi Gary – Follow-up to the missing image dimensions in Finder. It looks like this is only not showing up when I’m viewing files that reside on my NAS. If I’m in my local folders (Documents, Pictures, etc.) dimensions show up fine, but when accessing files on a NAS, all I get are Tags, Created and Modified (I do have other options selected in View, Show Preview Options, but no info gets displayed). Possible fix for this shortcoming?

    3 weeks ago

    Lisa: Really hard for me to guess what could be going on. Is the drive formatted something different than for Mac? Is it excluded from Spotlight indexing? Could be other factors too.

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