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Apple computer tips to make your Mac more and more useful

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With the development and growth of Apple, Apple computer MAC also has a lot of black technology, which is different from the commonly used Windows system. When you are just starting out with Mac, you may find it a bit troublesome, but after mastering some simple tips, you will find the Mac system very practical. Here are some basic Mac tips, hope you can help.

1, Spotlight quick search

Like iPhone, Mac also has Spotlight function. Using this feature, you can quickly find documents, apps, exchange rates, emails and other contents inside your computer.merge two pdf pages into one page mac What's even better is that it can search on the current interface without closing the current file window. The method of use is very simple, click the menu bar in the [Spotlight], or use the shortcut key Command + space, you can call up the Spotlight search bar.

2, use Finder to organize information

The smiley icon in the Mac system is the Finder, also known as the file manager. It helps users quickly find and organize files. Unlike Windows, Mac's file manager doesn't have the familiar concepts of C drive, D drive, etc. that Windows users are familiar with, but more color circles in the bottom left corner. But if you are good at utilizing the Finder, you will find that it is a very powerful file manager.

The Finder has a tabs feature, which you can use to browse multiple folders. You can also drag tabs out to form another Finder window. This is similar to the browsing feature we have on the web. In addition, if you want to know the contents of a file in advance, the QuickLook feature of the Mac system makes it possible. This feature allows users to browse files without opening a third-party program. Also, the Finder offers visual icons. In addition, when installing an external hard drive or disk image, the Finder can still display other file systems on the desktop, even if it already has its own window.

In the Finder interface, the red, yellow, and green color circles in the upper left row represent close, minimize, and full screen, respectively. You can also use shortcuts to close or minimize Finder windows.

And the color circles in the bottom left column can be used to label files with color categories. With the color distinction, you can find the type of folder you need faster. Therefore, good use of this color circle classification is very convenient.

3, File Organization

In addition, Mac has already divided the system area out, so you don't need to clean up the C drive separately to ease the system lag as you need to do with Windows. For Windows, the available space on the Mac system is located outside of the C drive. There is a default folder called Desktop in the left sidebar of the Finder, which shows desktop files and where you can organize them.

For folder organization in the Finder window, when you sort by name, you may notice that folders and documents are mixed together and the whole interface doesn't look very nice. At this time, you can click Finder-Preferences from Finder's Menubar, enter Advanced panel, and check the last item "keep folders on top when sorting by name". This way, when sorting by name, folders will be on top of files. Also, the penultimate item in this panel is to set Trash to automatically clean up files in Trash after 30 days. You can check this line when you are sure that there are no files in Trash that you still need. This will not accumulate too many discarded files that take up a lot of memory space.

4, File encryption

Sometimes we have some work or private files that we don't want others to see, so we want to encrypt the files to avoid others to view them at will. file encryption on Mac system firstly needs to create an encrypted image package. We can find Disk Utility in "Other" on the computer, open Disk Utility and click "File" on the menu bar, then click "New Image", "Blank Image". Then give this blank image a name and adjust the image size, that is, the size of the encrypted folder. Then select "128-bit AES encryption" to encrypt the image. Finally, click Save and an encrypted folder will be created on the left sidebar of the Finder. At this point, you can drag the files you want to keep private into the encrypted folder.

As mentioned earlier, this encrypted folder has a capacity size limit. When the capacity of the encrypted folder is not large enough to hold the files, we do not need to create the encrypted folder again. Simply go back to Disk Utility, select "Image" in the menu bar and you will see the "Resize" option. After clicking on this option, you can select the encrypted folder (encrypted image package) for resizing.

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