So you just come across a Mac or maybe you bought a new one to try out it but you don’t how to use it. Well, don’t because I will show you the difference and how you can use it. Mac may have a simple design and easy to use but when you first look at it and try to use it. It can give you a headache. You might think what is this? how to use it? Mac is harder to use than a PC. Yes, you are right but to be honest, It is easy to use just like a PC. When you first see a Mac it will be complicated for you. So here is an easy guide to starting using a Mac for Windows Users.
Easy Guide to Start Using a Mac for Windows Users
Starting from desktop, It already quite from each other. On Mac, you will see less of the shortcuts of applications than Windows which have software icons like This PC, Documents and more. Installed software and apps are at the bottom of Mac. Moreover, Installed software and apps at the side of your desktop in PC. This is some basic details for what you can do on Mac of what you did on Windows. Here are also some shortcuts and how to use them. Also some useful tricks of things you can do as well.
Basic Difference Between Mac and Windows
Finder is the Windows Explorer version of Mac.
Closing Files: For closing files in Mac press Command + Q while in Windows you usually do it with Alt + F4.
This is helpful because most of us don’t use the close button on the top of our screen, therefore, you can use this shortcut on your Mac.
Siri: Ask Siri anything just like you would ask Cortana. Thus Siri will more for you from changing the system preferences, adjusting audio and more.
Although with Cortana you can talk, type but with Siri, you have to talk. Because It doesn’t support typing.
Search in Spotlight: Press Command + Space and search for everything, launch apps just like you would do with Search in Windows.
This can be really useful for you. You can use Spotlight for searching for words, Applications, basically for anything on Mac.
Multitasking: Command + Tab for switching between applications you are using, while on Windows you Alt + Tab.
Well, I mostly use this because I work on many application and files. So this will useful switching between tabs easily.
Install Apps: To install the app in Mac, you need to open your dmg file and drag the app into the application folder. In Windows, you need to go through a process to install any app.
Uninstall Apps: In Windows, you go to control panel to uninstall the application. while in Mac you to go the Application Folder and select the app, then, Cmd + Delete to uninstall the app.
Installing and Uninstalling might look hard task on Mac but this is surely easier than do in Windows. Since we always used Windows It may look a little bit difficult at first but you will get used to it.
Close Unresponsive Apps: Press Cmd + Option + Esc to close unresponsive apps. This is similar to the Windows Task Manager for which you Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete.
This might not be used all the time on Mac but if you are working on multi-applications and files and If It doesn’t respond. You can use this shortcut to open the Mac version of Task Manager and it will the work for you.
That was some basic information for you how to use a Mac for beginners and switching from windows to mac guide. Congratulations for your upgrade from PC to Apple Mac or even downgrade but we have to learn more. As I said this is just some basic detail and If you are interested in full detail and guide through how to Start Using a Mac for Windows Users then let me know in the comment section. For me using Mac is as easy as Windows, Tell me how you went through Mac for the first time. Thanks for reading this article, visit us daily for more.