Some of the fastest ways to get stuff done on your Apple mac are with a few specific keystrokes.
If you type “Spotlight” into the search bar, it’ll bring up all sorts of things that might be interesting for you (depending on what’s stored locally). You can also use some other keyboard shortcuts when using Spotlight:
You can press Control-Space and start typing one word from an app name in order to launch it. For example, if I was looking for Pages, after pressing Control-Space then starting to type “Pages,” my computer would immediately show me which program I needed within seconds. So instead of having to click around through menus or track down where it may have been saved, now I just have to type one word.
This is a really convenient feature, especially if you’re just looking for a specific file but don’t know where it’s been saved on your computer. You can use Control-Space and start typing the name of any application in order to launch that program with only one or two keystrokes.
So instead of having to click around through menus or track down where programs may have been saved, now I just need to type “Pages” into Spotlight search bar (or even press Ctrl+Alt+Space) and it’ll take me directly there!
It seems like an obvious trick when you think about how we’ve all learned our shortcuts over the years–but this shortcut could be so helpful.
How to Spotlight Search on Mac:
– Open Safari and go to apple.com/support
– Click “Mac Software” in the left sidebar menu, then select “macOS Sierra Support.”
– Select the topic that interests you from the list of topics at the top right corner, such as “General troubleshooting” or “Time Machine backups (hard drives).”
– In many cases, a video tutorial will appear below your web search results with helpful tips about using macOS Sierra. If it doesn’t pop up automatically for you after clicking through page links on Apple’s website–try refreshing your browser window before continuing.
You can also use Control+Spacebar to open apps anywhere within Finder if.