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5 Macbook Hacks You Need to Know

MacBooks have been available for a pretty decent time and their impact has been seen all around us These devices have been praised for their ability to perform impressively. There are some very interesting tricks that can be performed while using these devices.

So whether you have a MacBook Pro or Air, here are some tricks/hack that will really come in handy while using your Apple laptop.

Taking Screenshots

Screenshots are very important especially when you need to get an image for safekeeping or a part of your screen for referencing. To achieve screenshots, you need to simply hit Command + Shift + 4 and you’ll get a crosshair that you can drag with your mouse to capture exactly what you want. You could also use Command + Shift + 4 at the same time and then let them go, then hit the Spacebar. Now you can click on any window you want and take a shot of that entire window, shadow included.


Multiplying and whipping up the calculator could be sometimes hard to achieve but with the command space feature, you can easily do your normal math calculations on your Mac. To achieve this, you simply need to hit the space bar and the command button.

Defining Words – Accessing the dictionary

Did you know you can get the definition of any word while using your Mac? You don’t need to be connected to the internet to be able to do this. You can achieve this in a few steps.  Simply hover your cursor over the word you intend to define and tap the touchpad with three fingers. When this is done, it would bring up the definition and also a thesaurus. Great, right?

Toggling Through Running Apps

A lot of times, we get caught up in the midst of too many apps running at the same time that we get totally disorganised, but we can easily cut through the complicated nature of accessing the other running apps by simply hitting the command + Tab keys on your keyboard. From here you can hold the Command key and cycle through apps by tapping the Tab key. Whatever app you release the Command key on will be selected.

Hiding Your Dock

A lot of people like being able to see the entirety of their screens and yes, the dock at the bottom could be a huge problem. A lot of people have reported that the dock at the bottom of their screens has made working a tad stressful as they wanted to explore their screens in fullscreen mode.

Are you one of them? Here is a fast way to fix it. Simply, hit Command + Option + D on your keyboard to instantly hide the Dock. You can also view the Dock by simply dragging your cursor below, and it would reappear.

We hope you take some time to explore some of these hacks. We are excited to hear your feedback too.

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