Each new macOS user who has previously used other operating systems naturally faces a number of difficulties. However, over time, working with a Mac becomes so convenient that there is no question of a return to other ecosystems. In today’s article, we’ll look at one more small macOS add-in, which makes it easier to work with the interface – Active angles.
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As expressed once Joni Ive, simplicity is not only a visual style, minimalism or lack of clutter, in order to achieve simplicity, it is necessary to dig a tunnel in the bowels of complexity. Despite the fact that the chief designer of Apple said a few other things, the same postulate is quite applicable to the desktop operating system. So, in order to perform a number of commonly used operations, like launching Mission Control, Notification Center, or Dashboard no need to use a keyboard or do a lot of mouse manipulation, just move the pointer to one of the four corners of the screen.
For example, in the Yablyk editorial office, our favorite settings for active angles are: when you move the pointer to the upper right corner, the Launchpad (application screen) opens, when you move to the lower right corner, the Notification Center appears. Very comfortably!
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How to set active angles on Mac (macOS)
To do this, go to the menu Settings → Mission Control → Active Angles, and select four commands for each corner of the screen.
It could be:
1. Mission Control – A kind of multitasking menu that allows you to view thumbnails of all running applications and desktops;
2. Program windows – a similar option to the previous one, allowing you to view on a single screen all open windows within a single application;
3. Desktop – this command allows you to instantly show the desktop, hiding all running applications and other elements;
4. Notification Center – Displays messages from social networks, events from the Calendar, updates from the App Store, emails and much more;
5. Launchpad – the command allows you to go to the list of all applications available on this Mac;
6. Launch screensaver / disable screensaver – such an add-on will allow you to quickly close the desktop if you need to move away from the computer for a short time or turn off the screen saver (screensaver) if it automatically starts at the wrong time;
7. Put the monitor to sleep – Another useful team for office workers, allowing you to quickly hide the contents of the screen.
8. Lock screen – go to the lock screen with a field for entering the Administrator password.