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Setting up your new Mac.

Tips for getting the best out of your new iMac, Mac Mini, or Macbook Pro.

Steph Madgett avatar
Written by Steph Madgett
Updated over a week ago

Once you've got your new Mac switched on and been through the initial Apple setup, there are a few things we highly recommend doing give you the best experience.

1) Turn off autocorrect (to avoid accidentally misspelling a client’s name) and also disable auto-capitalisation to prevent login and password issues!

  • To do this, open System Preferences by clicking on this icon in your taskbar.
    It looks like this!

  • Then click on Keyboard.

2) Turn off energy saving mode so your screen doesn't go to sleep while you're working.

  • Go to System Preferences again.

  • Then click on Energy Saver.

  • Then follow the instructions below.

3) Ensure your screensaver doesn't come on too quickly. 

  • Go to System Preferences again, then click Desktop & Screen Saver.

4) Connecting to your wireless bluetooth keyboard or mouse.

  • Firstly, make sure the wireless keyboard or mouse is charged or has batteries in.

  • Then go to System Preferences.

  • Select Bluetooth.

  • Then close System Preferences and you should see the Bluetooth icon in the top right corner of your main screen.

5) Adjust the sensitivity of your mouse to suit your preference.

  • Once your mouse is connected, you can adjust the sensitivity and scroll direction in System Preferences.

  • Click on Mouse.

6) Download the Google Chrome Browser for the best experience.

  • To see instructions for how to do this, please click here.

7) Make Slick a Bookmark or Favourite on Google Chrome for ease of access.

  • To see instructions for how to do this, please click here.

  • Or, to see how to make Slick your homepage on either Chrome or Safari, please click here.

  • To turn off autocorrect on a Chrome browser please click here.


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