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MacBook: Guide to customize keyboard shortcuts

This is how you can customize the keyboard shortcuts on a Mac. (Photo: YouTube)
This is how you can customize the keyboard shortcuts on a Mac. (Photo: YouTube)

An Mac has a large number of macOS keyboard shortcuts available. But if a password is too complicated or never remembered, all users of these devices Manzana have the possibility to change it by choosing a new key combination. The process to do so is extremely simple.

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TechMarkup brings in this note how to customize keyboard shortcuts on a macso users can change the default keyboard shortcuts and change the key combinations used to perform tasks.

In this way, it is possible to adapt the computer a little better to the way it is used and streamline processes that are used frequently.

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This is how you can customize keyboard shortcuts on a Mac

The first thing to do is enter the System preferences of the Mac

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To do this, click on the apple icon at the top left of the screen and tap System preferences. It can also be had in the Dock with the gear icon.

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Customize shortcuts on a Mac keyboard. (Photo: MacBook Pro/Jose Arana)
Customize shortcuts on a Mac keyboard. (Photo: MacBook Pro/Jose Arana)

Now, the System Preferences screen will open which will take the user to the screen Setting from macOS.

Here you can see several sections where the options of the operating system. Now click on the section Keyboard.

Customize shortcuts on a Mac keyboard. (Photo: MacBook Pro/Jose Arana)
Customize shortcuts on a Mac keyboard. (Photo: MacBook Pro/Jose Arana)

You will be in the keyboard settings screen. Here, the options are also spread over different screens. Now click on the tab quick functionswhich is the name macOS gives to keyboard shortcuts.

Customize shortcuts on a Mac keyboard. (Photo: MacBook Pro/Jose Arana)
Customize shortcuts on a Mac keyboard. (Photo: MacBook Pro/Jose Arana)

You will find a screen where all the shortcuts are divided into different sections in the left column.

Two things can be done here. First of all, you have to enable or disable keyboard shortcuts, since macOS doesn’t have all of them by default, and some of the keys you like may not be available because they’re somehow annoying.

To change the key combination of a shortcut, simply do double click current shortcut and it will be blank. When the shortcut is empty, it’s time to press the combination you want to use instead of the one that was previously available.

Customize shortcuts on a Mac keyboard. (Photo: MacBook Pro/Jose Arana)
Customize shortcuts on a Mac keyboard. (Photo: MacBook Pro/Jose Arana)

MacOS has a pretty good security feature that will tell the user which shortcuts are duplicated. In this way, if you decide to use a combination that is used in another, two functions that use the same shortcut will be highlighted to change it to the one that is more personal to your liking.

Customize shortcuts on a Mac keyboard. (Photo: MacBook Pro/Jose Arana)
Customize shortcuts on a Mac keyboard. (Photo: MacBook Pro/Jose Arana)

2 tips to get the most out of a MacBook Pro

– Screen corners

macOS Hot Corners is used to activate a function when the pointer is moved to one of the corners of the screen.

By default, the Mac uses only one of the four corners, and it does so to run QuickNotea tool that may not be appreciated by all users or simply unknown.

Well, thanks to Hot Corners, you can activate the option Mission Control; showing all open windows on each monitor; the option Desk, which allows you to temporarily hide everything on the desktop so that it shows only as the desktop; or you can also select Put the screen to sleep.

Active corners on a MacBook. (photo: iSenaCode)
Active corners on a MacBook. (photo: iSenaCode)

– Screen scale

It is a section that everyone will have to go through one by one until they find the right one, but the truth is that the native aspect ratio of macOS is not for everyone.

It is best to open System preferences and then go to screens.

Then you have to go to Resolution and choose scaled. At that point, you can adjust the text (larger or more spaced) to try all the possibilities and see which best suits the user’s preferences.

Another possibility that can be disabled is the auto-dimming, since it can be annoying when the control is carried out by the computer and not by oneself.

You can also choose do not enable True Tone, another tool that adjusts the screen to ambient light.

Screen scaling on a MacBook. (photo: Tecnologism)
Screen scaling on a MacBook. (photo: Tecnologism)

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