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15 Secretly Hidden Features of Mac You Probably Won’t Know


Mac is one of the widely used operating systems in the world. They’re known for their quality products and services that always make the customers go gaga over their products. Apart from the pronounced amazing feature they offer, there are some hidden features that you might not be aware of. Read the article t know about the 15 most amazing hidden features of Mac that you probably didn’t know.

Merging folders

Mac provides the feature of merging the contents of two different folders with identical names, just by dragging them onto another one. Once you do that, you get a pop-up of merging or replace all content. After selecting merge, it creates a spate destination folder of the contents from both these files.

Merging folders

Volume and brightness control

Many added shortcuts are available for volume and brightness control.

Signature in preview

All Mac users know that Mac allows you to add a signature to your documents or anywhere for that matter. But, did you know that you can preview your signature? All you go to do is open the doc in preview mode and open the animations. Select the ‘Create Signature from Built-in sight’ option to view in preview mode.

Dictionary Access

Quick access to the dictionary helps people in reading or writing a document better. A double click on a particular word using three fingers gives the meaning of the word.

Restoring scroll bars

Mac gadgets, especially in Lion versions, the scroll bars are turned off by default and only ops up when you start scrolling. It can be consuming at times. But you can change this by CHOOSING ‘Always’ in the Show Scroll Bars option in settings.

Built-in emoji

Mac offers built-in emojis that re both fun and easy to use and access. Hence, you got to try this feature out!

Speech to text conversion

One of the cool features of Mac is dictation typing, which works amazingly well. By pressing on (fn) key twice, you can directly convert all your speech to text. The latest version, also allows you to type as and when you speak, simultaneously.


Create a new desktop

It is a cool and new feature in Mac gadgets, where just by pressing the A+ tab, you can create a new desktop.

Preview files

Hold the space bar and select a file that you wish to preview, whether it is an image or a video file and you can preview the files by pressing the down arrow button.

Delete apps in launch pad

It is the best and easy way to clean up all the old applications. You can do this by using the launch pad interface and the iOS-style wiggle mode.

Turn off notification

What seems evident for android users, are an extension for Mac user and turning off notifications is one among them. Thus can be done even by putting them in Do Not Disturb Toggle.

Close running apps

To avoid the consumption of lots of space and power, you can close all the running applications in the background.


Hot Corners

Hot corners trigger specific actions and events just by touching the corners of your phone.

Open duplicate file

Many versions of Mac, lack the save as option, hence duplication of files is an added advantage to do so.

Auto completing words

If you have a problem with spellings, then press F5 or Option + escape to select from the list of spellings and predictions.

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