A Short Collection Of 11 Cool OS X El Capitan Tips

11 Cool OS X El Capitan Tips

A short collection of useful tips.

Fast conversions

11 Cool OS X El Capitan TipsImmediate unit conversions are easy in Spotlight. Just tap the amount and unit you want converted and it will do the rest, as this conversion shows. More Spotlight tips.

Ninja Menu bars

Launch System Preferences>General and choose ‘Automatically hide and show the menu bar’. In future you won’t see a menu bar until you glide your cursor to the top of the screen.

Split view

Split view is actually useful for working on documents, the only drag being key apps as Office 2011 don’t sustain it. In order to enter Split view just hold down the green traffic light button at the upper-left corner of a window, the window will shrink and you can drag it to either the left or right side of the screen. Release the button and you can select another window to populate the other side of the screen.

You can enhance Photos app performance via turning off the motion effects in the application. Launch Photos, select General in preferences and choose Motion: Reduce motion and toggle the feature off.11 Cool OS X El Capitan Tips

Search better

Need to search Amazon for an item? Hunting for a specific page on any site? Simply type search [location] and [item or headline] and Safari will offer you the capacity to search the relevant site for what you seek – no Google required.

Share files fast

If you run AirDrop on your Mac and use an iPhone 5 or later you can quickly chuck files from your Mac to your smartphone using AirDrop. Open Control Center on your phone, then control click on the file you wish to transfer on your Mac, choose Share and then select AirDrop.11 Cool OS X El Capitan Tips

Give tabs a little closure

If you use multiple Macs and iOS devices then you should already be familiar with this great feature, and if you’re not then you should be. In Safari click on the icon to the top right that looks like two squares one above the other. You’ll see a view of all your currently open windows, scroll down and you will see what browser windows are open on all the Macs and iOS devices signed into that iCloud account. That’s useful to help you find pages you opened elsewhere,whereas if you hover over a page and then click the small circled X that appears you can close the pages remotely.

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