Did you know that Macs made up one in every 10 personal computers that accessed the web in 2018?
Macs are very popular computers and laptops to own, whether personally or at work because they have many great features and can do a variety of cool things that you might not even be aware of.
Keep reading our Mac user’s guide to learn about all the cool things to do on your Mac.
5 Cool Things to Do on a Mac
If you’ve just bought a Mac and this is your first time using one then there’ll be lots of things to learn about how to use it. Alternatively, if you’ve been a Mac user for a while, then you might need a refresher on the amazing things you can do on your desktop or laptop.
Customize Your App Icons
One of the cool things to do on a Mac is to customize your app icons. This neat personalization will help you organize your apps to ensure you know where they are and what they look like.
If you haven’t already, download the icon from the internet. Then you need to select the icon, which will either be .png or .jpeg, and open it. Click edit and select all, and copy the selection.
You should note that regular .png files won’t work, because they have a transparent background. So, if possible, find icons that are .jpeg.
Then you need to find the app that you want to add the new icon to. This manual process won’t work with Apple apps but should work with most other apps.
Select the app you want to change the icon of, and click on get info. (Or you can use the keyboard shortcut Command and I.) Select the small icon in the top left corner of the app and paste the new icon there, by using the keyboard shortcut Command and V.
If you choose to, you can later remove the icon by pressing get info and then clicking on delete on your keyboard.
There are several cool things to do with your Mac in terms of getting social. One thing you can do is send and receive texts on your Mac.
For a while now, Apple users have been able to message other iPhone users from the iMessage app on their Mac. But now you can also send and receive messages to anyone regardless of their phone brand.
You can access all the messages from your iPhone on your Mac whenever you want. On your Mac, you’ll be able to see every up-to-date text message you’ve sent and received.
As well as the above, you can also start new SMS messages or iMessage conversations from your Mac. All you need to do is click on the phone number in Contacts, Safari, Calendar, or Spotlight.
You can also keep in touch with your group chats too. With this feature, you can view friends that have shared their location, add or remove someone in the chat, and name a group chat by clicking on details.
To make use of these social features on your Mac, all you need to do is sign into your Mac using the same iMessage account that has your phone number linked to it. Then turn on Text Message Forwarding for your Mac, which can be found in Settings and then Messages on your iPhone.
You can also use your Mac to send direct messages on Instagram. Find out more about how to DM on Instagram on your Mac.
Change the Wallpaper Display as Frequently as You Wish
Did you know you can set up your wallpaper display to change every ten, twenty, or thirty minutes? You can also set it up so it changes daily.
This unique personalization means that you can enjoy all of your favorite photos. Go to system preferences and select desktop and screen saver.
You can then choose the wallpaper image you want. You will see that there is an option to have this change automatically. Or you can choose the frequency at which the wallpaper changes.
To change the frequency, you need to click the tick box that says change picture. using the drop-down menu, you can then select the appropriate interval at which you want the image to change.
You can choose the images you want by choosing a specific folder in iPhoto. Or you can choose to display wallpaper images randomly, by selecting the random order box.
Change the Mac System’s Color Scheme
Another great personalization you can make on your Mac is changing the color scheme. The default color is blue, but you can change this by going on system preferences and then general. From here you can click on highlight color and choose your preferred color.
There are 8 color choices to choose from. Alternatively, you can also choose other and find the color you like most by using the color picker.
Multitasking can be difficult, especially if you need to keep switching from screens or windows. But now you can maximize productivity and save time by splitting your screen.
To split your screen you need to left-click on the window’s green maximize button and hold it, while you drag it to the left or right of your screen. Then you need to choose the window you want to pair it with to split the screen between the two.
Personalize, Adjust, or Become More Sociable with Our Mac User’s Guide
There is no shortage of cool things you can do on your Mac. If you want to personalize, adjust settings, or become more sociable, then make sure you implement the tips from our Mac user’s guide.
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