In this piece, we’ll break down the nine first things you should do to set up a brand new MacBook Pro. You can still use these tips even if you have owned your MacBook Pro a long time. It’s important to change your system settings, download the right apps, etc. I learned all this while reviewing Macs and using Macs since my first Bondi Blue iMac.

These recommendations apply also to the older MacBook Pros as well as MacBook Airs. You can use my ideas no matter which MacBook model you’ve just purchased. To paraphrase Pedro Pascal from Wonder Woman 1984: Your MacBook Pro is great, but you can make it better. This may not work for you. Keep using Migration Assistant (or the backup program of your choice, I prefer SuperDuper!) If you are adamant macbook air m2 price in srilanka about preserving a particular set of customisations you absolutely love. However, this is a much more straightforward method.

Simply migrated my files. In order to have a cleaner setup and less junk, and also save some space, I decided what i needed and did not need. It’s only a small problem that I end up changing all of my favorites settings to the default. That’s what inspired me write this tale. MacOS’s default resolution or screen scaling is not for everyone. Select Displays under System Preferences.

Under Resolution, select Scaled. You can adjust the size of your text and screen. All of them are worth a try, so see what suits you. Default is what I use, though I do consider More Space. Two other settings are always turned off. Since I like to have full control over the screen’s brightness, I deactivate “Automatically adapt brightness” because I don’t want macOS to change the brightness based upon my surroundings.

True Tone (another Apple feature that alters the display depending on ambient lighting) is also turned off. This tool will try to adjust your display’s white balance. I have found that this often results in a yellowed image. This is the last thing I want to happen when I edit photos and videos on my MacBook Pro.

Trackpad can be found in the System Preferences. In this section, I have noticed that many people change the default settings. Scroll & Zoom is what I use to turn off Scroll direction: natural. The iPhone inspired this setting which reverses the default Mac scrolling direction. The other direction is more appealing to me, but I don’t like to change.

You can also change the settings under Point & Click. Tap to click is set by some users to eliminate the need to use a forceful pressing when clicking. This feature is disabled because I believe it can lead to accidental clicks. Tracking speed – how quickly the cursor is moved – has also been criticized by friends. You can adjust it to make the Mac move faster, just slide the Tracking rate needle towards the right.

Macs only use one Hot Corner, and that’s for an option you probably don’t know or care about. QuickNote allows you to keep an ongoing note that is tied to certain websites or applications by simply hovering over the bottom-right hand corner.