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5 hidden features of your Mac that you didn’t know

Many users who once went on macOS, don’t go back to other operating systems. However, not all users know what they are capable Apple computers. Below are five useful features of macOS that can be useful while working for Mac.

1. Spotlight is not just for search

Usually Spotlight is used to quickly find files, but that’s technology capabilities don’t end there. The function can also be used instead of the Google search engine.


Spotlight can instantly convert currency, different values, etc., the User can specify which units of measurement you need to perform a translation. For example, if you enter 12 feet Converter will automatically display the result in meters. To get the desired number in inches, you must enter “12 feet into inches”.

Weather forecast

With Spotlight, you can find the weather forecast. To do this, simply enter a query “Weather in [city]”.

Launch applications

To avoid wasting time on searching for apps in the folder, just enter the name of the program in Spotlight and then press Enter.

Energy saving

If you enter “energy saver” in the search bar, you can navigate to the relevant section of settings.


Spotlight is able to quickly solve simple equations and examples. A great alternative to calculator.


If there is no time for looking up words in the dictionary, you can just type “Define [word]” in the Spotlight.

2. To hide the menu bar

The menu bar can be very convenient if she really enjoy. Otherwise, it takes place on the screen and just stopping. In macOS, the menu bar can be hidden, then it will only appear when you move your mouse cursor into that area.

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To do this, go to “System settings” and there choose “Key”. In the upper part there are the “Automatically hide and show the menu bar”, next to which box to check.

3. The split screen mode

Sometimes one screen is not enough, but in this case it is not necessary to manually reduce the size of Windows for the simultaneous display of two apps. Instead, you can use split-screen.
Click on the green button the full screen mode in the top left corner and hold it. The application window will be minimized and it can be drag to the left or right side of the screen. Then you need to release the button and click on another app to run it in the second half of the screen.

4. Editing images with Preview

In the preview image is a small icon box in the upper right corner. After clicking on it opens a panel with editing tools.

5. Close tabs on other devices

Using Mac, you can remotely close browser tabs on other Apple devices. To do this, open Safari and click on the icon in the upper right corner that looks like two pages overlaid. This will bring up a list of open tabs, including on other devices. Hover the mouse cursor over the tab you want to close and click on the cross.
It should be noted that in this case, both devices must be tied to one Apple ID.

About these know not all users macOS. Actually, such hidden chips much more and their use makes the interaction with Mac as comfortable as possible.

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