150+ Mac Tips and Tricks

22 Th03, 2020
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You think you know the Mac? Think again. Introducing, the Big List of Mac Tips by Snazzy Labs.
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0:43 - Quick Look - quicklookplugins.com
2:21 - DND toggle
2:34 - Batch file renaming
3:16 - Window management and tiling
3:50 - Finder toolbar customization
4:30 - Common items in Finder toolbar
4:56 - Finder preferences
6:11 - Hidden files toggle
6:30 - Frequent Finder folder hotkeys
6:58 - Show path/status bar in Finder
7:29 - Finder pane view hotkeys
7:43 - Quick Look preview pane toggle
8:13 - Pane view column rescaling
8:47 - List view item scaling
9:02 - Finder advanced search filters
10:24 - Smart Folder setup
12:20 - Move original file in Finder
12:53 - Web browser navigation hotkeys
13:14 - Safari per-site settings
13:38 - Safari master site preferences
14:32 - Web form navigation hotkeys
15:16 - Safari recover browser history
16:00 - Exclude files from Time Machine
16:27 - Rapid-fire Safari tips
17:06 - Safari bookmark applet in Dock
18:27 - PIP in Safari (and other browsers)
19:00 - General keyboard shortcuts for navigation in macOS
19:24 - Paste text without formatting
19:50 - Every macOS screen shot tip you ever wanted
21:12 - Granular volume/brightness control
21:38 - Emoji character palette
22:02 - Application / Window switcher
22:41 - F5 dictionary word auto-complete
23:09 - Three finger tap "Look Up" alternative
23:33 - Spotlight power-user features
*** 24:41 - TERMINAL TIPS ***
24:51 - Screenshot format (can change JPG to: PNG, TIFF, PDF)
Paste this: defaults write com.apple.screencapture type JPG
25:36 - Mac App Store update check frequency (change 7 to any number of days)
defaults write com.apple.SoftwareUpdate ScheduleFrequency -int 7
26:13 - Disable character accent menu (revert by changing 'false' to 'true')
defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false
26:44 - Keep Mac running (end by closing Terminal window or pressing Control+C)
27:23 - Expand print dialog by default (revert by changing TRUE to FALSE)
defaults write -g PMPrintingExpandedStateForPrint -bool TRUE
27:49 - Re-enable classic Mac boot chime (restore default by changing %00 to %01)
sudo nvram StartupMute=%00
28:21 - Add dock spaces (remove by dragging space off dock like normal)
defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add '{"tile-type"="spacer-tile";}'; killall Dock
28:55 - Dock transition/reveal delay
defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 0; killall Dock (reduces delay)
defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -float 0; killall Dock (removes animation)
1. Opt+Cmd+D - Toggles dock show/hide
2. Add AirDrop to Dock (a) go to Finder, (b) press Shift+Cmd+G, (c) paste this: /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Applications/ (d) drag AirDrop icon into Dock
3. Pin Dock elsewhere quickly by holding Shift and dragging by "line" on Dock
29:54 - Set lock message on lock screen
30:27 - Move window in background without disrupting foreground
30:36 - Mac screen sharing / VNC settings
31:40 - Three finger window drag
32:13 - Move items around in menu bar (and remove)
32:30 - Find WiFi network password
33:08 - Modifier keys for hot corners
33:53 - Use Siri to show keychain password
34:09 - Toggle DND on iMessage thread and share screen
34:26 - Quick print from Desktop
34:52 - Print envelope from Contacts app
35:07 - Dialog box cancel hotkey
35:28 - Add items from iOS device with Continuity

  • 28:21 If you think the spacers are too wide try: defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add '{"tile-type"="small-spacer-tile";}';killall Dock

    lars kochsieklars kochsiekNăm trước
    • @TheDerkeGuy you can just remove it by dragging it to either trash bin or just outside of the dock like any other application

      Özgür GirayÖzgür GirayNăm trước
    • how would you cancel it? like after you do it is there a command to undo it?

      TheDerkeGuyTheDerkeGuyNăm trước
  • wouuuuuuu man ... you are awesome ... I learn alot from you today!!! ... SALUDOS DESDE PERU!!

    Jesus MorenoJesus Moreno3 ngày trước
  • Me watching this video without a Mac or any plans to get one in the near future: Interesting

    Taha Melih AkyuzTaha Melih Akyuz10 ngày trước
  • how do you change the auto delay back to original setting? "defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -float 0; killall Dock (reduces delay)" this one. thanks

    Caiden LuCaiden Lu10 ngày trước
  • Great tips, only had my iMac a week, but this has been the best video and reduced my workflow dramatically Thanks for that - keep up the great work!

    Paul ConlonPaul Conlon13 ngày trước
  • Can you not assume I've seen the buttons? I mean you don't have to go in-depth, but if you could just say real quick what button it is for the noobs watching this that have never used a Mac before, that would be cool

    KirkKirk17 ngày trước
  • Awesome job on this Quinn!!

    techtim89techtim8921 ngày trước
  • A year later we are still at home

    Mrssea SeaMrssea Sea26 ngày trước
  • So glad I found this video! I NEEDED the command + to enlarge my files in list view. Thank you!!!

    Reina OrtegaReina OrtegaTháng trước
  • JIFF. JIFF???

    Kyle BlosserKyle BlosserTháng trước
  • Why am I watching this I don't have a single apple product in my house

    Lunchbox13Lunchbox13Tháng trước
  • 04:44 first time knowing that we can put folder on the finder toolbar

    FishSunSun鯧鯧鯧FishSunSun鯧鯧鯧Tháng trước
  • Been a Mac user for more than a decade. I think I know like half of those tips only. Very nice!

    Nomadic DmitryNomadic DmitryTháng trước
  • honestly i'm the one of them who just watch the videos and don't do comments on video but this time i just can't hold myself, this video is just soo amezinggg nd "handy" 😉☺️

    SaNjaY KSaNjaY KTháng trước
  • Enjoyed it until you started using the video as a soap box for whining about the touch bar

    Alex Sørlie GlomsaasAlex Sørlie GlomsaasTháng trước
  • Thank you so mch ,best mac video i have seen ... thanks

    His heartHis heartTháng trước
  • m1 ssd wear issue mini 16gb?

    Colin DoyleColin DoyleTháng trước
  • The chilly door latterly march because plant correlatively offend inside a annoyed drain. harmonious, profuse silica

    Alexey ShuptaAlexey ShuptaTháng trước
  • Three Finger Drag to highlight in VSCode... changed my life!

    Michael MillerMichael MillerTháng trước
  • Steve Pringle: I sure hope you added timestamp for us. Snazzy Labs: Yep! I got you covered!

    Steve PringleSteve PringleTháng trước
  • this was great thank you!

    Nick CarboneNick CarboneTháng trước
  • Super useful video! I'm switching from Windows to Mac OS!

    Артур ЛомакинАртур Ломакин2 tháng trước
  • where did you get these custom disk icons?

    Igor MockoIgor Mocko2 tháng trước
  • I dunno if "ready to rumble" was intended as a pun, but it chuckled me nonetheless.

    JayGoghJayGogh2 tháng trước
  • great video. Learned a lot

    Robert RodriguezRobert Rodriguez2 tháng trước
  • OMG i have been using my Mac wrong for my whole life Thank You

    Naing Min OoNaing Min Oo2 tháng trước
  • *This is so helpful* 😍

    JackieJackie2 tháng trước
  • really helping me, thx my friend...

    pumpqnbellypumpqnbelly2 tháng trước
  • haha, you have got a good sense of humor. I learnt something new and enjoyed too!

    Ayush PandeyAyush Pandey2 tháng trước
  • Full speed dock is a great one, thank you!

    Joaquin FagundezJoaquin Fagundez2 tháng trước
  • I highly recommend syborg_toolz on instagram.He fixed mine facebook, amazon, twiiter, I pad , I watch perfectly

    Janaki GoudJanaki Goud2 tháng trước
  • Trying the Add a bookmark to the Dock in Big Sur, and it doesn't seem to take. Any thoughts?

    Blair PhiferBlair Phifer2 tháng trước
  • All these years I hated Macs because they are overexpensive and underperforming, but I’ve been missing out a great OS. Hopefully with the new M series chip, I’ll buy my first Mac in summer and completely switch to Apple starting with a Macbook Pro. Thanks for the tips, straight to the point.

    Ekin ElçiEkin Elçi2 tháng trước
  • This is very useful, especially for a new mac user

    Kamal Eldin EltayebKamal Eldin Eltayeb2 tháng trước
  • Does this work on Big Sur ore because of that it’s a deferent system it doesn’t

    PhilipmicPhilipmic2 tháng trước
  • I don't have a Mac, I Love Mac and Apple, I tried to make my Hackintosh but due to its bad graphics, I decided to leave the Mac. But now, I wanna come back to it!!! These features are insane! I never knew one could print with dragging a file on an icon!!! XD

    Raagam ParmarRaagam Parmar3 tháng trước
  • thanks you so much ... i learn a-lot from this video i am new user of mac .

    laxman neupanelaxman neupane3 tháng trước
  • Very awesome video!

    Damar WilsonDamar Wilson3 tháng trước
  • you are the man!!!!!!!!!

    Τιμοθεος ΚλαδηςΤιμοθεος Κλαδης3 tháng trước
  • 36 minutes of tips and tricks I will forget 36 seconds after watching the video.

    Shrey ButleShrey Butle3 tháng trước
  • Lacie has some icons that can be downloaded and used to the command I for external drives and USB drives

    Eric MooreEric Moore3 tháng trước
  • the dark knight 2008 in the downloads folder?

    Eric MooreEric Moore3 tháng trước
  • don't know if someone said this, but option + 2 will also toggle do not disturb. You can also use terminal and system events to create a custom shortcut to toggle dark mode on and off

    Eric MooreEric Moore3 tháng trước
  • Just transitioned from Windows to MacOs, super helpful video!!

    KingwoodsKingwoods3 tháng trước
  • you can also use the show hidden files to extend the trial periods of programs or sometimes to get programs for free. some program developers choose not to disable anything during or even after the trial period but rather to force you to save an a proprietary format or nag you or only disable features that you may never use or have redundantly in other programs so you are ok with opening the file in one program to work on it then open in another and so on. the developers often store their trial status in invisible files that you can expose and delete thereby resetting the trial period or the counter or sometimes repair by deleting a corrupt file that may be causing problems.

    ejonesssejonesss3 tháng trước
  • 28:20 i cant type my password ? wht should i do sir ?

    Difa RamadanDifa Ramadan3 tháng trước
  • Hey Sanzzylabs when you making an update video in 2021 cause with big sur there lots of changes to look at

    Mwine NgaboMwine Ngabo3 tháng trước
  • these vids are nice but like "press cmd options and hold zero, while pressing 2 times d and kicking the spacebar to open the finder. "

    Bin Undercover48Bin Undercover483 tháng trước
  • Very helpful. Thank you!

    Blank & RedBlank & Red3 tháng trước
  • It was super helpful!

    Gamidu WickramaarachchiGamidu Wickramaarachchi3 tháng trước
  • This guy is Legend

    PrabhavPrabhav4 tháng trước
  • f me, thanks man, there were so many handy tips, I need to rewatch and learn some shortcuts, but the best one was the instant dock reveal for me greetings from Austria :) (yes kangaroos

    Alexander BauerAlexander Bauer4 tháng trước
  • If you change the quick look in your description from 0:43 to 0:00, then chapters will be added.

    SciJoySciJoy4 tháng trước
  • 5:39 I'm actually the opposite. This is the default and only behavior on Windows that forces the folders to be at the top or bottom of the list. If I'm sorting by modified date, and I download a zip. When I extract that zip, on Windows, the folder it creates will show up dramatically far away from the zip file, so I have to hunt for it. I want it to just show up right next to the zip file since I'm sorting by modified date.

    EX0stasisEX0stasis4 tháng trước
  • really nice video! great tips

    Benni31113Benni311134 tháng trước
  • There be gold in them there hills.

    Frequency ManipulatorFrequency Manipulator4 tháng trước
  • Great video! 👍

    Daniel BirdDaniel Bird4 tháng trước
  • too many commercials

    Kylie SupskiKylie Supski4 tháng trước
  • Spectacle is a free app for Mac that makes Windows 10's window management a joke. You can quickly put an app in any corner or side of the screen, and then adjust the size of the window once it is where you want it, all with a few simple keyboard shortcuts. You can also make a window fill the screen or move to the center of the screen, staying the same size.

    Finn AndersFinn Anders4 tháng trước
  • THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! This was extremely helpful for a lifetime windows owner that has recently switched over to the M1 Macbook Air

    JayJay4 tháng trước
  • rumor has it, he doesn't use his mouse

    Brendan LaMarcaBrendan LaMarca4 tháng trước
  • 21:08 - Missed one of my all time favorites for screenshot tips...- (it's probably already been mentioned) hold "control" while taking any of your Command-Shift-4 shots and it will put it right in the clipboard instead of making a file.

    Ian BowlesIan Bowles4 tháng trước
  • any m1 chip

    Rby BacaniRby Bacani4 tháng trước
  • The new Mac instructions manual has only one page. One line: "go to snazzy labs".

    edmalufedmaluf4 tháng trước
  • I had no idea you could set normal images as icons! I always converted them to .icns files first. That’s so cool!

    iGadgetGuy101iGadgetGuy1014 tháng trước
  • I just learned you could do picture in picture with double right click. I windows 10.

  • Great thanks!

    Sonja MedicSonja Medic4 tháng trước
  • Emoji's aren't a good reason to like the Touch Bar. It's he contextual awareness for niche activities that you may not want to have to learn the keyboard shortcuts for. Also, for volume and brightness control from the quick settings mini bar on the right side (I forget what it's called) tap, hold, and drag. No need to tap 3 times in different places across the entire Touch Bar.

    EX0stasisEX0stasis5 tháng trước
  • Show this video to any Windows snob and watch them suddenly struggle to justify their OS of choice.

    EX0stasisEX0stasis5 tháng trước
  • 22:50 F5? is there a trick to that? FN+F5?

    Angry ReviewsAngry Reviews5 tháng trước
  • 18:00 I use Image2icon for pretty much all my folders and shortcuts But nice to know there is also this way. p.s. you can also use SnapConverter to change a .PNG image to .ICNS

    Angry ReviewsAngry Reviews5 tháng trước
  • I never knew about quick look 🙁, Apple DOES NOT do a good job at educating their users. (I've been on OS X for 8 years now) This just changed my life, this is what I always wanted and wondered why it was not built in, was so frustrating. I've been using XEE app for photos viewer cause I did not know of anything built in.

    WolfWolf5 tháng trước
  • This is by far, the most useful video on VIworld

    SpontaneitySpontaneity5 tháng trước
  • I'm new to MacBooks and this is super handy, thank you!

    Jennifer HodanJennifer Hodan5 tháng trước
  • Hey ! this channel is a constant in my youtubbing! the tuff i learn! thank you! can anyone tell me how to disable this one?: defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -float 0; killall Dock (removes animation) thx!

    Nuno NogueiraNuno Nogueira5 tháng trước
  • Why Apple keep these settings hidden though?? When I switched to Mac I thought why this bullshit is not customizable, but actually it is.

    VishuVishu5 tháng trước
  • Any one else confused about him saying right click in mac os? That doesnt exist here

    Rob RichardRob Richard5 tháng trước
  • I wish there were this kind of trick for windows

    mnazas22mnazas225 tháng trước

    I Got BankI Got Bank6 tháng trước
  • Honestly, this video blew my mind. As a new Mac user, I look forward to taking in your knowledge and increasing my efficiency!

    Sam CarmelSam Carmel6 tháng trước
  • hi you are good at tricks and thee was no earth

    Gurdip singh GujralGurdip singh Gujral6 tháng trước
  • hi Quinn, I am really loving your videos...I watched one of your videos where you mentioned setapp, so I went to the App Store to get it but it was not there. How do I get it ? I am seeing it now on your sidebar as you're sharing tips here. Thanks a lot for the Mac tips and Tricks 👍🏽, Archie.

    Anietie ArchibongAnietie Archibong6 tháng trước
  • 30+ minutes and each one worth watching! 👌🏼

    MyMiller A.MyMiller A.6 tháng trước
  • 🕊

    Vladyslav KurbatskyyVladyslav Kurbatskyy6 tháng trước
  • @Snazzy Labs , I noticed that you remove spotlight icon from the top menu bar, how did you do that?

    Billy CuiBilly Cui7 tháng trước
  • alfred>spotlight

    Sarah LinSarah Lin7 tháng trước
  • Great!

    Andrés C.Andrés C.7 tháng trước
  • I have a question. I have a Mac mini 2012 edition which I use both video output with HDMI and thunderboltI. I'd like to be able to keep the audio separate for the two and have not figured out how to direct the audio for the HDMI to the monitor with HDMI and the audio from the thunderbolt directed to that monitor anyway I can keep the audio in the proper corral?

    tornado preventiontornado prevention7 tháng trước
  • Ye

    MichiMichi7 tháng trước
  • Thanks!

    wales007wales0077 tháng trước
  • I have tremendous diarrhoea 😂

    Michael P.Michael P.7 tháng trước
  • This should be included as manual somewhere on Apple's website lol

    Vladyslav KushneyVladyslav Kushney7 tháng trước
  • I used the terminal command to remove the dock transition delay and animation-- i love it but now I can only have access to my dock on one of my screens rather than all of them... Do you know how I fix this or reverse the terminal commands?

    Shannon MShannon M7 tháng trước
  • Windows is so sucky. when importing images we cant see the preview of the image but a nasty old windoy thumbnail. That's Windows! Dumb and idiotic

    Vaibhav JainVaibhav Jain7 tháng trước
  • Does anyone know how to revert the commands inserted in terminal window? Thanks.

    Juan Ignacio SainzJuan Ignacio Sainz8 tháng trước
  • How did you connect Google Drive to the finder?

    Fan numero 1 Del grandissimo imperatore KendalFan numero 1 Del grandissimo imperatore Kendal8 tháng trước
  • Hey! How can i use 22:41 F5 dictionary word auto-complete on a macbook if on macbook it decreases brightness of keys

    Doesn't MatterDoesn't Matter8 tháng trước
  • You've changed my life! ;-) Thank you so much for this! :-)

    Greg PantelidesGreg Pantelides8 tháng trước
  • 5K VIDEO

    Crünch or something like thatCrünch or something like that8 tháng trước
  • 4:19 Guess I’m a psychopath 🤷‍♂️

    TechtypeTechtype8 tháng trước