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macOS Sierra Tips and Tricks

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Discover tips, tricks, and shortcuts that can help you get the most out of macOS Sierra. Explore the Sierra interface, file management, recording audio and video, and more.

Get tips, tricks, and shortcuts that can help you get the most out of Sierra, the latest operating system from Apple. Nick Brazzi begins with tips for navigating the Sierra interface, including how to capture an image of your screen and enable voice dictation. He offers suggestions for managing your files with Finder, including how to customize Finder windows, change icons for files and folders, and secure files with encrypted disk images. Nick also includes tricks for working with audio and video in QuickTime, including how to record audio and video files, and record a screen capture of your iOS device. To wrap up, he provides helpful troubleshooting tips, including how to free up disk space and use Activity Monitor to diagnose performance problems.


  • Welcome
1. General OS X Interface Tips
  • Drag files between application windows
  • Take control of status menu items
  • Adjust the date and time
  • Voice dictation and voice control
  • Text to speech
  • Enlarge part of the screen using the zoom control
  • Take pictures of the screen
  • Print to PDF
2. Finder and File Management
  • Customize Finder windows
  • Change icons for files and folders
  • Drag a folder to the Save window
  • Secure files with encrypted disk images
  • Control what Spotlight searches
3. QuickTime
  • Record audio and video in QuickTime
  • Record screen capture of an iOS device
4. Troubleshooting
  • Manage available disk space
  • Use the Activity Monitor
  • Next steps

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