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14+ Tips for Getting Started with a New Mac (and older Macs)

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Learn over 14 of my favorite tips for setting up a new Mac. Most of these tips are also great for older Macs!

Do you have a new Mac? If so, I have over 14 tips for you! A few are for macOS Ventura, but most will even work on older Macs! These tips range from the simple items such as make sure you setup Time Machine or embracing Search in System Setting, to the more obscure ones like always showing your scroll bar, change your pointer size, and a personal favorite – enabling display zoom. Take a look at this video and see if any of these tips can help you with your Mac!

00:00 – Introduction
00:46 – Embrace Search in System Settings
02:10 – Set Up an External Disk for Time Machine Backup
02:56 – Enable Autofill for Usernames and Passwords In Safari
03:32 – Enable Passwords & Keychain in iCloud
04:15 – Always Show the Scroll Bar
05:47 – Always Show the Menu Bar
07:05 – Reduce the Transparency in the Menu Bar
08:23 – Adjust the Menu Bar Size
08:40 – Increase the Pointer Size
09:04 – Shake the Mouse Pointer to Locate It
09:26 – Show Window Title Icons
10:47 – Enable Modifier Keys for Display Zoom
12:43 – Turn Off Force Click on the Trackpad
13:28 – Turn On Tap To Click on the Trackpad
13:57 – Show the Path Bar and Status Bar in FInder Windows
15:32 – Turn On Desktop Stacks
17:03 – Add the Applications Folder to the Dock
18:09 – Set what a New Finder Window Opens To
19:36 – Conclusion

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