Switching from Windows to Mac? Well, you have a bit of learning to do. Here are some shortcuts and things to know how to do on your Mac to use it in the most efficient way possible.
Click the right corner of your Apple mouse, or click with two fingers on your Apple trackpad. You can change this in Mouse and Trackpad preferences.
Scroll, swipe, click
Settings for scroll direction, swipe gestures, and button assignments are also in Mouse and Trackpad preferences.
Close & resize windows
Buttons for closing (red), minimizing (yellow), and maximizing (green) a window are in the upper-left corner of the window.
Use the volume control in the menu bar, or use the volume keys on your Apple keyboard.
Use Spotlight to quickly find and open apps, documents, and other files.
You can also use Launchpad and the Dock to open your apps (programs).
Browse for files
Looking for Windows File Explorer? Learn about the Finder.
Throw files away
Looking for the Recycle Bin? Use the Trash, which is in the Dock.
Click the file once to select it, then press the Return key and type a new name. Press Return when done.
Preview most files on your Mac using Quick Look. Click the file once to select it, then press Space bar.
Back up files
Time machine keeps a copy of all your files, and it remembers how your system looked on any given day.
Change Mac settings
Looking for the Control Panel? Use System Preferences instead.
Many Mac keyboard combinations use the Command (⌘) key. Learn more keys and keyboard shortcuts.
Force quit app
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