I recently wanted to reinstall the latest version of macOS on my 2016 MacBook Pro from scratch, as I’ve used it for various tests and personal projects and it’s almost convenient to do it this way than to uninstall everything. was. the fact that I usually do a lot reinstatement: Not because my Mac needs it, it’s more because of the number of computers I review, such as the latest MacBook Pro M2 or MacBook Air M2
During these years, I have changed or abandoned habits, but these are essential to me because they make me more productive on a day-to-day basis.
When I want to try some new equipment, I usually use it as my main computer for weeks so that contact with him is complete. To do this, I configure it the way I like it and later Over 16 Years Writing About Apple: I like to think that beyond certain frenzyThere are habits that make me more productive on a day-to-day basis.
As soon as I have a new Mac, these are the first actions I do (or reinstall macOS) are changing as the operating system changes over time. For example, I no longer need to export iTunes content to import it to a new Mac (Thanks and Apple Music) And this Backup Copies of My Documents They’re already in iCloud – so they’re available in the new season thanks to the Apple Cloud. However, there are many others that I still do, and I would like to share with you if they are interesting to you. Adventures Daily with your Mac.
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The first two things I do when I first open a Mac can be considered personal habits, but after all these years, they help me so much more than in my everyday life. The first of them includes marking the option to show items from hard drives, external drives, and connected servers in Finder preferences. This allows me to see the drives that are mounted on the desktop on the Mac and be able to access them more easily.
I also change the opening preference new finder windows in my user folder, to avoid having to “walk through” the hard drive until I reach it. In addition to having all the information in the icon itself, in the desktop display options I put the label position to the right and “Show info”. This allows me to see the free space, the space occupied and if the mounted drive can be read or written. is or can be read only (like bootcamp ntfs) With these functions, I can comfortably navigate between units and see the necessary information when I am going to use them.
The next important thing – for me – is what I do activate hot corners, It’s practically what I use most for switching folders, icons between applications, returning to the desktop, locking the screen, and easily disabling the screensaver at the click of a mouse. The most useful configuration for me is the one you see in the previous screenshot. If you use a trackpad, perhaps gestures allow you to do many of them more comfortably, but in my day-to-day I’m more of a mouse and it allows me to fly between windows, apps, and the desktop. gives.
let’s talk screenshot, As you can assume, for the analysis work I have to add many of them to articles, but I don’t want them to appear on the desktop because I have some Allergies For icons without controls Increasing In. To do this, I use this trick from our colleague David Bernal Raspal to replace the Screenshots folder on my Mac. In my case, I’ve created a specific folder for “Screenshots” which is also inside iCloud, so I can access it from any device – including iPhone, in a very comfortable way and without sending myself pictures.
on my mac i can get to use Multiple users for testing – That’s why I always activate the “Quick User Change” menu inside “Users & Groups” showing the full name. With it I get speed switching between accounts and can see in the menu bar what I’m working on.
I also have a habit with the dock. I’ve found a combination that works great for me: first, turn off aladdin effect, which is somewhat slower than minimizing the window with the scale effect. Then, I uncheck the “Show recent applications” option, because at times it disturbs the dock and it confuses me. I also add the downloads folder next to the trash can (pulling it from finder) and I said it’s shown as folders and lists, so that it’s easier and faster to work with what’s in it. So I have everything and although I have many icons in the download, I can access practically all of them easily.
This is required on any Mac I use. It will help you live better.
one of my tricks Absolutely essential on any Mac I’ve passed: Create a folder with Automator that converts the format to JPG and resizes the image to 2000px wide (we use them like this to publish to Applesphere). It is very easy to do as I told you in the article in the previous link, and I assure you it will make your life easier. Extra life for those who configure this folder to be the recipient of screenshots, as we’ve seen before: as they’ll adjust to the format and size you need without having to move an extra finger.
And finally, within “Sounds” I mark the “Show sound in menu bar – always” drop-down menu. It is necessary to always have the volume control at hand and, for example, to have A visual way to see if AirPods are connected Or not, as the icon changes.
With these seven little basic things, I function much better and they may seem like little things but they help me a lot in my daily life. It can be said that those are the habits that I have acquired all these years, exclude some and include others – and of course in many cases they are very personal. However, I’m sure they can give you an idea of how to use them or adapt them in your own workflows.