MacMost: System Preferences

10 Things To Try After Updating To macOS Big Sur
Here are 10 new features in macOS Big Sur that you should check out right after updating. Get to know the Control Center, new Notifications Center, new sounds and set up things like your desktop background.
How To Add a Clock To Your Mac Desktop
You can use a variety of apps to add a live clock to your Mac's desktop wallpaper background. Each app has it own style, features and settings.
How To Scroll On a Mac
New Mac users sometimes have trouble with scrolling. You can scroll using a trackpad, mouse, the keyboard or scroll bars. Learn how and see some preferences you can change.
10 Hidden Things You Can Do With Your Mac Keyboard
In addition to keyboard shortcuts, there are hidden functions you can perform with your Mac keyboard if you know the right combination or setting. You can forward delete, bring up context menus and show hidden menu commands. You can even use the Caps Lock or second set of modifier keys for other things.
10 Ways To Make Your Mac's Wallpaper Unique
Instead of using the default desktop background wallpaper, you can easily set it to something to fit your style. You can use custom colors, your own photos, create your own gradient wallpapers and much more.
How To Add 3 Very Useful Keyboard Shortcuts To Your Mac
Watch if you want to add keyboard shortcuts for Launchpad, Do No Disturb or Notification Center on your Mac. You can also bring these up using gestures or Hot Corners.
The New macOS Big Sur System Alert Sounds and How To Keep the Old Sounds
There is a complete new set of alert sounds to choose from in System Preferences once you update to macOS Big Sur. These new sounds were created using the old ones. Also, learn how to save the old sounds now, so you can use them again in Big Sur.
10 Useful Mac Features You May Not Know About
There are many very useful Mac features and functions that users don't know about because they atre hard to find. You can batch rename files, dictate text, see a paper tape in Calculator, summarize text and easily remove ads from web articles.
10 Fun Ways To Customize Your Mac Without Adding More Apps
You can highly customize what your Mac looks like without having to buy or download any new software. You can change the Destkop background, move the Dock, make folder names and icons more interesting, add notes and pictures with Stickies, change the system alter sound and so much more.
7 Ways To Adjust the Colors On Your Mac's Screen
Youc an adjust the way your Mac's screen looks many different ways. By using Color Profiles or Accessbility preferences, you can change how colors are displayed. You can also use features like Dark Mode and adjust highlight colors. The Desktop background picture you choose is also important.
A Preview Of the New Control Center In macOS Big Sur
A new feature of macOS Big Sur is Control Center. This is an iOS-like feature that brings together various system controls like volume, Wi-Fi, Do Not Disturb and other settings into a single panel you can access with one click in the menu bar.
10 Mac Menu Bar Tips
The menu bar is something you use every day in almost every mac app. Here are some shortcuts and productivity tips for using the mac menu bar.
Make It Easier To See Your Cursor And Clicks On Your Mac
Here 5 ways to make the cursor on your mac's screen and your clicks more visible. This is handy for giving presentations or recording screen tutorials. You can use some built-in methods, or get third-part software with lots of extra functionality like the ability to show key presses.
15 Ways To Make Text Easier To Read On Your Mac
If you ever have trouble reading text on your Mac because it is too small, there are many ways to adjust text in different places to help. You can make a universal change by adjusting your display resolution, use helper features like Accessibility Zoom, or change the display size for text in apps like the Finder, Safari, Mail and more.
10 Ways To Use Text Replacements On Your Mac
Text Replacements are one of the most useful productivity features on your Mac. But even people that use them don't always use them to their fullest potential. Here are 10 examples of things you can do with Text Replacement on your Mac.
Create Your Own Custom Mac Keyboard Shortcuts
You can create your own custom keyboard shortcuts on your Mac for any item in the Mac menu bar. By going into System Preferences you can set a shortcut using the exact name of the menu item in an app or across all apps. You can also change the shortcut assigned to a menu item.
How To Use Your Mac If Your Keyboard, Mouse or Trackpad Isn't Working
How can you type on your Mac if you keyboard isn't working or is missing? How can you control the cursor to click on things if your mouse or trackpad is not working? There are methods to type and point that you can use in an emergency or until you get a replacement. You can bring up the Accessibility Keyboard to type using the cursor, and use Mouse Keys to move to cursor using only the keyboard. The trick is to know how to bring those up when things aren't working.
How To Get the Most From the Notification Center
The Notification Center appears on the right side of your Mac's screen and contains lots of useful information. To get the most from it, you should take the time to customize both the Today view and Notifications view. Eliminating notifications you don't care about and learning how to use the Today view widgets will help you get more from this useful macOS feature.
How To Customize App Window Toolbars On Your Mac
Most Mac apps have toolbars at the top of each window with a collection of buttons and other controls. You can customize these toolbars, adding more buttons, arranging them and removing them. You can always easily revert to the default set. Some apps, like the Finder, even let you do more with toolbars.
Learn How To Use Dictation On Your Mac

In macOS Catalina enhanced dictation is now part of Voice Control as part of your Mac's Accessibility features. It has several improvements over previous version of macOS dictation, including several ways to work to correct text, move the cursor, make selections and type difficult words.