8 Hidden Features of macOS Sierra

While a lot of people are talking about major new additions to macOS Sierra, there are some minor new features as well. Take a look at some tiny features that may make a huge difference to some users.

Comments: 17 Responses to “8 Hidden Features of macOS Sierra”

    Jan E. Wille
    3 years ago

    Hi. – I installed Sierra yesterday, and the things you show in this video works on my iMac – except one : I can’t move icons in the top menu bar?.

    3 years ago

    Jan: Are you holding down the Command key while dragging them? Command, not Control.

    Sean
    3 years ago

    Always useful info. No questions, just wanted you to know how much your efforts are appreciated. Thanks Gary!

    Adam Snyder
    3 years ago

    Excellent clip Gary. Very helpful.
    I appreciate a video like this to sum up some small features.
    I really like the feature of keeping folders on top, as I’m always using Windows PCs at work I like Finder to look similar as Explorer does.
    Thanks

    Henrik Joergensen
    3 years ago

    Hidden new features, You forgot to tell that you can now take back up automatisk off, so you can now make manual time machine backup.

    Henrik Denmark

    Roderick C. Wahr
    3 years ago

    Gary, just wanted to thank you. My 1st time here. You’re doing an excellent job explaining new things! Thanks a lot.

    TRISH YORK
    3 years ago

    Thanks for the the very informative videos Gary. I really get a lot out of them. Keep up the good work.

    Bill
    3 years ago

    Gary , excellent as usual. I really liked this function to keep the folders at the top. Just thought I would let you know that when I changed the setting on my MacBookPro running 10.12 nothing changed until I restarted the system. Not sure if that is a bug or the way it is suppose to work.

    3 years ago

    Henrik: That’s actually not new. You could always turn off Time Machine and the. Manually back up. All they did was change the wording so instead of turning off Time Machine you are now turning off the automatic setting of Time Machine. But it is the same. It was just confusing before.

    Ian Leckie
    3 years ago

    Hi Gary! Thanks as always for your tips! Regarding shared copy & paste I couldn´t get get it to work between my iPhone SE (iOS 10.0.2) and newly-installed Sierra on my 2013 iMac until, after much tinkering, I found out that you have to turn on “Handoff” in Settings > General on the Mac, and Bluetooth has to be turned on too on both devices. This might save others a lot frustration!!?? I do wish Apple could have told us this, but maybe I just missed it…:-)

    John Stires
    3 years ago

    ‘Copy between devices’ fails between iOS 10.1 on iPhone 6s+ & iPad and OS X 10.12 on my mid 2010 MBP, the latter being on the list of devices that ‘should work’ (Apple). It works between iOS devices (using Notes, e.g.,) but not between them and any program on the OS X MBP.

    Cheryl Applegate
    3 years ago

    Hi Gary, I wanted to install the period double click feature, but when I went to keyboard, text.. the option wasn’t there. Any ideas????

    3 years ago

    Cheryl: Are you using Sierra? (Just checking). Maybe it depends on the keyboard? Look under Input Sources. I’m using ABC – Extended.

    Linda DesGroseilliers
    3 years ago

    Gary, I tried to move the wi fi indicator in the top menu bar. I used command/click and drag. Heard a poof sound and the icon is gone. How do I get it back?

    Thanks

    Linda DesGroseilliers
    3 years ago

    Oops! Never mind – figured it out myself!!! Yea me!

    Roni Kobel
    3 years ago

    Thanks, Gary! Love your videos! But when watching your videos, I don’t see a picture-in-picture option! Boo! This this one of the exceptions you talked about?

    3 years ago

    Roni: Yes. Since I use YouTube for video and YouTube embedded content doesn’t have this option yet, there’s not much I can do.

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