Many of us are familiar with the tricks and tweaks on our windows based PCs that we can use to do awesome things without work. But when it comes to mac, the situation is a bit different. Most of us are not aware of the special features because not many of us can actually buy them, and for those of us who do, we only use them as they are and prefer not to do any tweaking with it (they are expensive of course!), but here are a few built in tweaks that you never knew existed in a mac before.
We have all been there, we try to take the screenshot of a particular area but have to take the screenshot of the whole area and then try to cut or crop the photo before sending it to someone, which obviously is very frustrating because you have to do it every time. How about being able to trim a screenshot that you take on the screen? Lo and behold, mac has a built in feature for that! All you need to do is hold down command+shift+4 and the cursor will start to look like a crosshair. All you need to do now is drag on a specific area to capture and press spacebar.
Hide Your Dock
It happens sometimes, when you are working and the dock seems to be getting in the way, which is frustrating many times. Turns out apple has a shortcut to hide that feature as well. To hide your dock, simply press command+option+D and the dock will go away in a flash. If you want the dock back, simply press the same combination again!
This feature was originally adapted to help the visually impaired see the screen better. In order to invert the colors of the screen, you need to hold the command+option+8+control for a short while which will invert the colors in a flash, and can be changed back to normal using the same combination. This feature is available of macs running on OSX lion or earlier.
One big difference between the windows and mac based PCs is the better tab management. One can cycle through the tabs easily using the command+tab key, like in windows where you use alt+tab, but here is a small tweak; you can even quit an application while cycling by pressing the q key on a highlighted application or the H key for minimizing.
Spotlight Search Calculator
If you press command+spacebar, you will easily be able to access the spotlight search, which is known to most of mac users. However, here is the secret part; the search can also be used as a basic calculator for math problems. So whenever you need some small multiplication or division done all you need to do is type it into the search bar!