Features Of The Mac Desktop Interface

Apple is one of the biggest brands when it comes to technology. It is constantly revolutionizing the field of smartphones and computers. Apart from the iPhones, Watches, and other major accessories, the Mac Desktop is one of Apple’s greatest products. The Mac Desktop is at the forefront when it comes to the PC world. Its features, design, and interface are on a whole new level of awesomeness and usability. Today, we will discuss some of its best features as fans of the Apple community.

Changing Its Appearance – The users have access to different pictures on their Mac Desktop. You have the option of choosing between the dynamic, still, or live ones. The dynamic ones are interesting because they tend to change throughout the day. The users can use some of their photos too and watch them change. You can also edit your background here. There is a dark or light background option available for you. You can choose it for the dock & built-in applications, menu bar, and desktop picture

Organizing Files & Finding Windows – You can utilize the stacks feature in your Mac Desktop for neatly grouping files by their types and other criteria. You can keep them in a presentable manner on one side of your Mac Desktop. It is useful, especially if you are someone that loves keeping files in a handy way. In this way, whenever you add a new file to your Mac, it automatically places into your stack.

Sometimes numerous open windows cover your desktop. To correct this issue, you can utilize the mission control feature to quickly getting to your desktop. You can also get a simple and basic view of everything open and present on your Mac Desktop. It makes it so much easier to locate your desired window.

Merging Folders – It is possible to merge contents that have folders with identical names. However, dragging a folder onto another tend to prompt and display a dialog message showing “Replace.” The entire trick behind merging two folders is to utilize the “Dragging” option. You can drag the folder that prompts an extra choice for merging folders. Here, it creates a single folder containing both the sources, including the destination folders.

Restore Scroll Bars – By default, the scroll bars are hidden inside the Lion Version. The scroll bars are only visible whenever a user starts to scroll their page. The majority of the users keep their scroll bars on because it can get confusing and hard. By changing your default settings, you can always make your scroll bars visible. You can do so by going to the system preferences present under the general category. Here, you should pick the “Always” option present under the option of “Show Scroll Bars.”

Speech-To-Text Conversion – The feature of dictation typing present in your Mac OS tends to work well. Users can easily start converting their speech to the text format using the FN key twice and start speaking. Here, the FN stands for Function. Once you press the FN key for the second time, the system will convert your voice to text. It will start typing once you begin to speak.

Access To Quick Dictionary – There are shortcut options on your Mac desktop for quickly accessing the dictionary. In the previous Mac OS version, the users utilize the ⌘^D shortcut for bringing up the word’s definition while they hover over that particular word. But now, you can locate a specific word’s definition by double-tapping using three fingers inside the Lion version. Quick dictionary access assists users in finding the meanings of obscure words instantly.

Built-In Emoji – You can easily insert emojis in your Mac Desktop, all thanks to the built-in emoticons. You can easily make use of special characters. You can press a command key for opening the window, i.e., “CTRL + ⌘ + Space.” This window possesses a wide list of many special characters. Proceed to select the emojis and special characters, which you require from this window.

Brightness Control & Easy Volume – You can have full control over your brightness and volume using this shortcut. You can proceed to hold the ⇧ +⌥ together for changing your brightness in smaller increments. Plus, you can start changing the volume control without hindering your brightness control by holding your ⇧ key.

Autocompletion of Words – This particular feature is useful for people who have a hard time with spelling. It will enable you to spell hard words as you start typing on TextEdit or iChat. For bringing up the autocomplete menu, which offers a list of potential spellings to that specific word you began typing, you can press the “Option + Escape” or “F5.” You will find it super useful whenever you type important official documents.

There are a plethora of other important features in the Mac Desktop. However, the ones we are mentioning above are some of the ones you can expect on this machine.…

Customizing A Mac Desktop

Apple iOS and Mac have been created as Proprietary Languages, and have been some of the most closely guarded codes since their release. While vast numbers of apps are available, they are mostly server-side, and customization is generally frowned on client-side. Mojave is the latest release for MacOS on Desktops, and their Fifteenth overall. Mojave has introduced a number of spectacular enhancements, but customization is not one of them. So the following Guide, on how to customize mac desktop, may be quite useful.

Personalize Your Mac

An Apple security feature called SIP (System Integrity protection) prevents deep system changes to customize Mac desktops for personalizing. Comparatively small surface changes are therefore possible only. Here are some easily followed tips on how to customize mac desktop:

  • Adding Spacers to the Dock: After use over a period, any Mac dock gets cluttered with app icons. Invisible tiles can be added as Spacers, or removed at will, by dragging them from the dock. The trick to creating a blank tile, ia to open up Terminal, and enter a suitable command. On execution of command, the dock will first disappear momentarily, then reappear with the invisible tile loaded to create a space.
  • Hot Corners: The User should navigate to Desktop & Screen Saver preference pane, then click on Screen Saver tab. An option called “Hot Corners” is revealed, which can use the four corners of the Screen to initiate certain actions, such as Launch Pad , Notification Centre, and so on. Features can now be activated as desired.
  • Autochange Wallpaper: The Apple symbol at the top left of the menu bar may be used, or, alternatively, the Command Space may be pressed to bring up Spotlight and entering Desktop, to make the selection desired. Random Order box can be used if random change of Wallpaper is desired. Or any folder on the Mac may be used, provided it holds ,more than one image
  • Color Scheme Changes: The MacOS Scheme of Color may not suit the preferences of the User, and the User may desire to change the Highlight from the standard blue to any other color for emphasis. The thong to do is to first navigate to open System Preferences-General. Change the Highlight Color to a color preferred, from the eight colors offered, or use “other” to select any color from the Color Picker.
  • Dock Magnification: Dock magnification is generally not enabled initially, so first the Apple Symbol (at the top left corner of the menu bar) must be clicked, and Dock selected. Then “Turn Magnification On” must be clicked. The option to hide the Dock is also given, and this maximizes screen space. The Dock can be shown by moving the cursor to that part of the screen where the Dock resides. The location of the Dock may be reversed from left to right corner, where it becomes 2D. This is very useful on Laptops with small screens.
  • Menu Bar Time: The Menu bar Time can be made to display seconds and a date as well as Time. To do this, skip to Clock tab, change time from Digital to Analog, display Time with seconds, then use a 24-hour clock to display AM or PM. The day of the week, date, and intervals may also be displayed.
  • Battery Percentage and Life Time: For the smaller screens of devices like the Laptop, the battery Indicator on the menu bar is often nothing more than an icon, but this is not enough. So one neds to Plug in, select Show Percentage, and then inplug Mac’s charging adapter and test instruments to provide this function continuously. For Battery Remaining function, one needs to use a third party utility called Battery Time Remaining (obtainable on GitHub).
  • App Icon Changes: this can be done simply enough on an icon from the internet that is a .icns file. Please note that .png files do not have transparent backgrounds, and so cannot be changed like this. Then select the app to be modified, and click “Get Info” or the keyboard combination of Command-I. Finally click the small icon on the top left hand corner of the app, and click Command-V to paste the new icon. However, to remove a custom icon, select the small one in the Get Info window, and click the Delete key on the keyboard.
  • Setting Regional Variations: the Time Format may change from country to country. The ISO standard allows both Ascending and Descending formats. It can also vary from Region to Region. The Language & Text pane of System Preferences may be entered, and the Region tab clicked. There is a plethora of things that can be done, from chhosing which day to start the week on, to changing Date Format altogether.

So now, the user can start adding customization tricks on his own.…