There’s a lot of different recent why people shift to an Apple computer or Mac from another operating system such as Windows or Linux. Be it the popularity, ease of use, or just brand value, a Mac never fails to shine in most of the aspects of a computer. However, if you’re shifting from any other device to Mac, then there can be a lot of new and different things that you might not know yet. For starters, Mac has “Cmd” instead of “CTRL.”
In this article, we’re going to discuss the four amazing features of the Mac that you probably don’t know yet.
So, let’s begin…
Take Screenshot Of A Specific Part Of The Screen
Yeah, taking a screenshot is amazing as it really helps you save a lot of time sometimes. But generally, you might not need the whole screen’s screenshot. And sometimes, you might also need to hide some spots of the screen. But going to your photo editing tool just to crop a screenshot is too much of a hassle to take on. So, if you’re using Mac, you can take the screenshot of your preferred part of the screen with just a few simple steps.
Just click “Cmd + Shift + 4” and after that, you can get a box that you can click on and drag to the portion of the screen that you want to take a screenshot of. After you release it, it will save that part of the screen as a screenshot on your computer. Well, if you just want to take a full-screen screenshot anyway, then you can just click “Cmd + Shift + 3” and you will be good to go.
Rename A Large Number Of Files
Let’s be honest. Renaming files one by one is a really boring yet time-consuming job. And it’s downright torture if you have to rename hundreds of different files altogether in just one go. However, if you’re using a Mac that is running on Mac OS X – Yosemite or higher, then we have good news for you. You can now rename all your files just with one simple action.
First, select every single file that you want to rename and right-click on them. After the right-click, a menu box will pop up. Click on the “Rename” option of the menu box. Once you do this, you will get three different options to rename your files. All you have to do is click on the “Replace Text” option that will allow you to change the files in a select sequence of numbers. For example, you can rename your files like “School Work_01”, “School Work_02”, etc. just in one click.
Record Your Screen
Sometimes, just capturing one or two screenshots is not enough. In fact, you need to have the whole screen recorded just like a video. And if you’re using Mac, then you’re especially lucky. Because with a Mac, you can already record your screen whenever you want without needing to download any sort of third party software.
So, how are we gonna do that?
Simple. We’ll just use one of the many features of a default Mac App, QuickTime, that comes pre-installed with every single Mac. To use that, go to the “Applications” folder and click on it to open. After that, click on “File.” Now, once you get there, click on the “New Screen Recording” and a recording menu will pop up. Now, you can use this to record the full screen of your computer just like a full-screen screenshot. Or you can opt to record just a small portion of your screen. The choice is up to you.
Add Foreign Characters Quickly
If you ever used a Windows computer, then you probably know how big of a nightmare it can be to use the keyboard shortcuts to write foreign characters in a program. With windows, you usually have to remember tons of different short-cuts just to use them. Thankfully, if you’re using a Mac device that has any version of Mac OS X, then using a foreign character such as greek character will become a thousand times easier than using it on a Windows computer.
So, how can you type foreign characters in your Mac device?
It’s rather simple, to use foreign characters or a character with a certain accent, first, you need to find the simple form of the foreign letter you have in your mind. For example, “a” for Greek symbol “alpha” or “y” for “gamma.” After you do that, a pop-up box will appear offering several different foreign characters and accents. Just click on the character you want to write and voila. Your job has been accomplished.