November 26, 2017

2 Secret Tips and Tricks in System Preferences for Mac Users

Well, this time the MakeMac team will share some tips and secret tricks to use System Preferences. Some of these tips you can use in Sierra macOS or maybe in the previous generation. The goal is, of course, to increase the productivity of Mac computer usage and access each part more quickly. In the meantime, you might also need to check out the best iMac repair plantation near you, just in case you need to repair your iMac. Anyway, just check these out!

1. Access System Preferences Faster

If you’ve only been accessing System Preferences from the Application – System Preferences folder, there are several ways you can use and get faster. Here is the list:

Access System Preferences with Spotlight. Enable Spotlight with default shortcut cmd + option and type System Preferences. After that press Enter to enter the application. You can also type one of the settings icons in System Preferences to Spotlight to make it even faster, eg Display, Accessibility, Users & Groups and so on.

Access System Preferences from the Dock. This method is not just pressing the application icon with the image of the gear is yes. But you can point the mouse pointer and do click and hold, or access by right click. In this way all the settings icon in System Preferences you can select and immediately open quickly.

Apple’s built-in quick shortcut. The third way is to use the quick shortcuts Apple has made to access some sub-features in System Preferences. Here are some shortcuts that the MakeMac team finds, all related to the row of shortcuts in the Function Key that are on the default Mac computer keyboard.

Displays: Option + F1 or F2.
Mission Control: Option + F3.
Keyboard: Option + F5 or F6.
Sound: Option + F10, F11 or F12.

2. Easy In-App Navigation

I often open System Preferences and want to do an arrangement, but lazy to remember which part should be accessed first. If you have the same habit, please use the Search column at the top right of System Preferences. Type in the keywords from the settings you want and select from the recommended list of System Preferences. Suppose to use the Dark Menu Bar, I just type Dark words then select the recommendation Dark Menu Bar and Dock and press Enter. In addition to the notes, you can also use the cmd + f shortcut in the System Preferences main view to entering typing mode in the search field.

The second way to navigate in System Preferences is to rely on the third button on the top left. Please press this button once to return to the main view of System Preferences. You can also click and hold to bring up the System Preferences settings menu option – similar to the way of access from the Dock.

Steven D Lawson

Steven D Lawson