Hidden Functionality on a iMac and Hidden Functionality on a Mac for hire.
In this blog we reviewed the basics of a Mac, but those of you who are a little more advanced we thought we would review the hidden, slightly more complex functionality of a MacBook.
If you highlight a part of the text you would like reading and then select edit>speech>start speaking you can save any unnecessary eye straining and have your Mac read to you.
You can even change the sound of the voice by going into System preferences > diction & speech. Options include Vicky’s natural sounding voice or Princess and Bad News for a slightly more exciting otpion. Hidden Functionality on a Mac for hire
We have all been there, that moment when your boss is suddenly lurking behind your shoulder and instead of working on that very important report you are actually Facebook stalking your ex-boyfriend. Click on the Command button + H for a quick getaway, and a minimisation of all the apps on your computer.
The Print Queue
Possibly one of Apple’s most smartest inventions, rather than wait for your nearest printer to become available you can skip straight to the front of the queue by selecting all the printers in the office and having your document print from the first one available. Go to System Preferences > Printers and scanners. Hidden Functionality on a Mac for hire
Using the spotlight function on your mac as a calculator is an exceptionally quick way to make calculations.
Whilst there is no print screen button on the Mac, it is possible to hit ⌘+Shift+3
If you are starting to find the Dock a little annoying, you can hide it quite simply by pressing Command + Option + D, to get it back simply repeat.
The Apple Icon
For the ubiquitous Apple icon hold down Option + Shift + K to add to any Word Document or Message.
Highlight any word in a program and press Apple + Ctrl + D to look it up on the OSX dictionary.
To zoom in on text all you need to do is hold the Control key and then drag two fingers along your trackpad
We haven’t seen a Dictaphone in quite some time, but Apple is clearly trying to help them make a comeback. Simply open your browser go to Edit>Start diction and watch your words roll out onto the screen.
Technically this is a functionality of the iPhone, but it’s still pretty cool. Download keynote on your phone, and you can use it to slide remote a presentation on your MacBook, and look pretty darn cool in the process. It can be particularly helpful for children suffering from dyslexia.
Make Phone calls
If your Mac and iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network you can make calls from your Macbook rather than having to stretch all the way downstairs to reach your phone, which can often seem like a journey equivalent to a quick trek up Mount Etna after a long day at work. Now you know Hidden Functionality on a Mac for hire.