Apple’s macOS is one of the most advanced desktops operating systems out there. macOS has been around for more than a decade and powers hundreds of millions of Mac devices. Apple’s desktop OS tends to get better every year when the Cupertino firm announces new software updates. This year, macOS Mojave took the center stage at Apple’s WWDC event alongside iOS 12 and watchOS 5.
macOS Mojave is promising a huge performance boost and a slew of improvements over its predecessors. In reality, the latest version of macOS was in beta stages for several months, giving us a chance to test out its new features ahead of the final release. At this year’s WWDC event, Apple confirmed that macOS Mojave would be available on September 24. True to its words, the new version of macOS officially hits compatible devices worldwide.
In the section below, we have a list of the best tips and tricks that help you get the most out of macOS Mojave. Before we proceed, make sure you now have macOS Mojave installed on your machine. To update a Mac, click on the Apple menu at the top, then select System Preferences from the drop-down menu and click Software Update. Now just simply hit the Update Now button.
macOS owners have been expecting an official Dark mode for years. In reality, macOS includes a tool that allows you to turn the Dock or Menubar to dark colors. With macOS Mojave, Apple finally introduces a Dark mode, which inverts your entire operating system to a dark color, from the dock and menu bar to all of your favorite apps.
Apple says that the company is allowing third-party developers to add the dark mode to their apps. According to reports, millions of macOS apps will support dark mode by the end of 2020. In reality, dark mode is not something new when it comes to Apple devices as it has been part of iOS since the days of iOS 8.
To enable Dark Mode in macOS Mojave, click on the Apple menu, then click System Preferences from the drop-down menu and click on General. After that, select Appearance and click on Dark and your macOS will switch to Dark Mode. Note that enabling Dark Mode will only invert the UI, meaning your desktop wallpaper is preserved in its original form. macOS Mojave includes Dynamic Wallpaper, a handy feature that changes the appearance of your Mac to match the time of day.
Organize your files with Stacks
The Stacks feature sits among the biggest additions to macOS Mojave this year. Once enabled, the feature automatically collects all of your files and groups them into stacks on your desktop. To use it, you simply need to right-click on your desktop and select Use Stacks. Once you do that, your files will be moved to separate stacks based on your file type.
Besides, you can change how stacks are grouped in macOS Mojave by clicking on View from the menu at the top > Group Stacks By and select your option. If you change your mind, then you can go back to your default desktop. To do this, right-click and then click Use Stacks to disable it.
Quick Actions in Finder
Finder has been part of macOS for years, allowing you to dive deeper into your Mac’s system. In macOS Mojave, Apple adds Quick Actions to Finder, making it more useful and smarter than before. From now on, you can see the previews of your files while scrolling through them in Gallery View. In the Preview pane on the right side, you can view all the information about your files like date of creation, date of modification, resolution, or dimensions. From here, you can quickly rotate images, create PDF, or edit videos without leaving apps.
Edit screenshots and control your tabs
The ability to take screenshots on your Mac has been out there for years. In macOS Mojave, Apple has made things much easier than before. Specifically, you now can quickly add texts or doodles on your screenshots without opening up another app. To do this, press Command + Shift + 5 to trigger a screenshot tool. From here, you can take a screenshot and then edit it to your liking.
Safari is Apple’s own web browser that comes pre-installed on every Mac device. Safari is getting better and smarter every year when a new macOS version comes out. In macOS Mojave, Apple has introduced Safari 12, which comes with a barrage of new features. One such feature lies in its support for website icons. From now on, you can quickly identify which apps are opening on your Mac, so you can jump between them. To enable this feature, open Safari on your Mac, then open Safari Preferences > Tabs > Show website icons in tabs.
Continuity Camera is one of the best features of macOS Mojave. The feature allows you to use your iPhone to scan or photograph objects which then show up on your Mac. To do this, right-click in an app, and you will be presented with two options, including Take Photo and Scan Document. Now just simply select your option.
In macOS Mojave, Apple has also redesigned the Mac store, making it more intuitive and more visually appealing. You now can easily browse the store and find your favorite apps. The coolest part is that you should see new separate tabs for Create, Work, Play and Develop.
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