30 Mac / macOS Getting Started Tips! Do you know them all?
In this video I walkthrough everything I do when setting up a new Mac. In this macOS getting started guide, I show you some basic, intermediate, and advance Mac tips and tricks. Sponsor: Go to http://airbuddy.app/9to5mac to get AirBuddy 2. The first 100 9to5Mac viewers will get AirBuddy with a 20% discount!
This video walkthrough shows you some of the first things to do when setting up a new Mac, or reinstalling macOS. This tutorial was performed on an M1 Mac using macOS Big Sur, but should generally apply to all new Mac setups.
0:00 Introduction 1:33 Configure tracking speed for trackpad 2:11 Enable tap to click for trackpad 2:46 Enable threefinger drag on trackpad 3:41 Configure tracking speed for mouse 4:05 Enable rightclick for mouse 4:33 Enable swipe between pages for Magic Mouse 5:15 Enable Apple Watch unlock 5:59 Enable Hot Corners 8:27 Enable keyboard navigation to move focus 9:52 Update your computer name 10:27 Add volume controls to menu bar 11:16 Remove Spotlight from menu bar 11:41 New Finder windows show Desktop 12:17 Configure Finder sidebar 13:01 Add 'Hard Disks' to the Desktop 13:19 Keep folders on top when sorting by name 14:08 Make searches use the current folder 15:05 Add User Library to sidebar 16:23 Enable Finder status bar 16:53 Disable floating thumbnail for screenshots 17:56 Disable screenshot shadow 20:18 Enable Stacks on Desktop 21:09 Customize Safari start page 21:58 Enable Safari status bar 22:32 Enable Develop menu in Safari 23:11 Install Yoink 24:33 Install Alfred 26:37 Disable 'Show recent applications in Dock' 27:27 Customize Dock apps to your liking 28:37 Resize Dock 28:58 Move the Dock 'Position on screen' 29:35 Enable 'Automatically hide and show the Dock' 29:56 Enable 'Automatically hide and show the menu bar'
Screenshot mod terminal commands as requested: defaults write com.apple.screencapture disableshadow bool true defaults write com.apple.screencapture type JPG killall SystemUIServer