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.
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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.
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1:33 Configure tracking speed for trackpad
2:11 Enable tap to click for trackpad
2:46 Enable three-finger drag on trackpad
3:41 Configure tracking speed for mouse
4:05 Enable right-click 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 disable-shadow -bool true
defaults write com.apple.screencapture type JPG
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2160P 60FPS HDR ??
As an iOS noob, this was a great video. It sorted a few complaints I had with iOS. Cheers mate.
Thank you Jeff?, this video is so muchuseful!
Thank You!!!!! I just bought my first Mac after 30ish years of using a PC. It is a strange transition but your video made it easier. I will be watching more. Thank You!!!
It worked. Seemed quite complicated, but ended up to be rather easy.
Just follow it step by step and you will be fine ??
yo that was great thanks!
My Aunt is getting me the macbook air M2 for graduating
I often get frustrated when hearing unsophisticated Mac users complain about MacOS. These tips are really well curated to get started using a Mac the right way immediately?
i dear im unable to delet some apps when I long press on app it wont show me cross sign
Well done, thanks.
my screen turned pale when I clicked on this vid and it consistently does
it doesn't do it with others idk what is the deal with this vid
me going to sleep
that one YouTube vid: allow me to introduce myself
I have been using almost 2.5 and most of them I didn't know. Thanks
Great video! Can you please tell me how can I display a virtual keyboard shortcut on the desktop or on the Dock?
I also have a m1 mac mini connected to an oled tv 55inch. It would be convenient to call the keyboard in this way.
Great video. Thank you
omg the HDR in your video is blinding me ?. Thanks for the video, but please turn of HDR in the next one.
this is an awesome MacBook Pro tips for first time users. thanks.
Love the HDR
Great video. I really needed this. Thank you!
3:16 This is the only thing that drives me crazy in Mac touchpad,
I want to be able to drag by double tapping but without the delay,
But the delay is gone only if three finger drag is enabled.
Hi guys , is it possible to change my window controls from left to right? (Red,Yellow,Green dots) because i came over from windows 11 and i get us for that.
my favorite of these tips is the three finger drag. so so helpful! thanks so much
Excellent tips , This makes the usage so much more organised However, Will really appreciate if you can elaborate on text edit option for screenshots
thanks a lot… that is a big , Big help!
WHY DIDN'T I WATCH THIS EARLIER?!!
Finally got my MacBook unlocked by ???,he’s a life saver