Sometimes we are so immersed in the day to day that we find it difficult to learn tricks for Mac that could save us time and effort. The secret is, as always, to try to introduce them as soon as possible in our routine to make them a habit. Here you have a new opportunity with these small and big macOS tricks.
These are the tricks for Mac that you needed
Use Spotlight to make conversions
You will have to use the language in which you have the operating system, in the above example in English.
Siri also makes conversions quickly …
… and makes calculations that you can copy directly
Introduce emoji anywhere
Delete files from hit without dragging them to the trash
After publishing articles in Applesfera in the end you end up with a folder full of images that you embed in them. To remove them without dragging them to the trash or without right clicking, use the keyboard shortcut cmd + delete. It will send the selected files to the trash .
Sign PDF documents without having to print them
Once you have it, you can embed it in any document without having to print it, sign it by hand and scan it again. Check this article where we have how to sign documents from any Apple device .
Add your own keyboard shortcuts in macOS
Share screen with another Mac to help someone remotely
If you see that it does not work, make sure that the corresponding option is activated from System Preferences.
Block videos that play alone in Safari
In recent times, several web pages allow the reproduction of videos without being requested by the user . Which can be quite annoying. Luckily, macOS High Sierra has a trick up its sleeve to block them. Access the settings of this app> Webpages and choose the Auto-Play section. There you can choose if you want them to play always, only those that do not have audio or block them all.
Update your Mac quickly
A trick for macOS that we’ve already seen and it will save you time when it comes to keeping your Mac updated . Enter this command in Terminal:
Then, to apply the update, write this other command:
sudo softwareupdate -i -a
In this way, you can continue using the Mac while it is updated. In the end you will have to restart the computer, but the whole process becomes much faster.
Use the macOS spaces High Sierra
Press F3 to activate the macOS spaces of Mission Control and see at a stroke all the apps and windows that you have open. You can hit the “+” button in the upper left corner to add new desktops to work on without being overwhelmed by too many windows.