Category Archives for "Stupid Simple Mac Tips"

SSMT #107: Unclutter the Dock

SSMT #107: Unclutter the Dock

May 11, 2023

The Dock—that row of icons along the bottom of your Mac’s desktop—is great for gaining fast access to your most frequently used apps, folders, files, and other features. However, the Dock can fill up pretty quickly, forcing you to hunt around for stuff you urgently need (which, of course, cuts into your productivity). Dock crowding […]

  • May 11, 2023
SSMT #106: Start Using ‘Hot Corners’

SSMT #106: Start Using ‘Hot Corners’

April 13, 2023

Using keyboard commands is one way to get stuff done faster and easier on your Mac. We’ve talked about those a lot on these pages. But another way to speed up your workflow and boost your productivity is by using what is known as “Hot Corners.” Did you know that each of the four corners […]

  • April 13, 2023

SSMT #105: Lock Your Screen (Do It Manually or Set It On Auto)

March 9, 2023

Suppose you’re typing an important document when you suddenly need to get up from your desk and make a trip to the restroom. While you’re away, someone not authorized to see what you left open on your screen plops down in your empty chair, copies the document to a USB drive, and slithers away before […]

  • March 9, 2023

SSMT #104: Make Sure the Trackpad’s Right-Click Function is Fully Enabled

February 9, 2023

I can practically guarantee you’ll click your heels every time your fingers dance over your trackpad after fully enabling its right-click functionality. Why? Because fully enabled right-click functionality will save you one or more steps when you want to perform these and other actions: For the record, your Mac lets you perform a right-click by […]

  • February 9, 2023

Stupid Simple Mac Tips #103 – Make the “Finder” Default Folder the One You Access MostMos

January 17, 2023

Unless and until you tell it differently, your Mac will always open a folder labeled “Recents” every time you click the “Finder” icon. However, changing the “Finder” default folder from “Recents” to whichever you access most often during your busy day can help make you more productive. The problem with keeping “Recents” as the default […]

  • January 17, 2023
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