Advanced tips for Macbook users

  1. Capture a screenshots in JPG format

If you have already snapped screenshots using Mac, you may know that those pictures are in PNG format. In spite of the fact that this is a benefit as it is lossless, there are some disadvantages for this. For instance, PNG format photos will take more space on the hard drive because its file size is bigger. Therefore, it is highly recommended to take screenshots in JPG format. With JPG format, the screenshot quality is not changed much while you can save space. Moreover, you can also share the photos more easily if it is lighter in size. All you need to do is just opening the Terminal on your Mac, type the code and hit enter. After this, every time you capture a screenshot, the results will be in a JPG format. You can also replace JPG with PDF to capture screenshots in PDF format. Last but not least, in case you want to turn back with PNJ format, you can replace JPG with PNG using the code, which is really convenient and easy to do.

  1. Mark the hidden applications

It is not strange for you to know that macOS allows users to hide applications by using the shortcut Command and H on the keyboard. Hiding app is a useful task to maintain a clean desktop, of course. One big advantage of hiding applications rather than minimizing it is that you can use the shortcut Command and Tab in order to call it back. In order to call up a minimized app, you have to press the option key for a while and release the tab key. It is not as quick as the alternative.

Nevertheless, there is also a disadvantage with hiding applications. You will not know which apps are hidden and which are closed. It makes it more difficult to call back the apps because the closed ones do not turn up using the keyboard shortcuts. To deal with this, you can open Terminal, copy and paste the command written above and press the enter key.

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