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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pyali, Nov 6, 2016.
stuff like keyboard shortcuts, niche macOS settings, killer programs/apps
Thanks in advance!
Definitely suggest looking at Apple's content to get started.
If you can tell us what you'll be using the Mac for we can give you more advice.
Some basic info:
It might be a little sluggish at first as it scans you harddrive (SSD). This could take about 30 minutes (or used to)
Be sure to turn off "Optimize Mac Storage" as well as iCloud backup of Desktop and Documents folders.
Does nothing but wreak havoc on your Mac.
The worst macOS feature without a doubt.
I agree. It can bring the thing to a crawl. You have to be careful with cloud stuff syncing in the background.
What does "Optimize Mac Storage" actually do?
Thank you. Any other settings you would recommend I'd turn off or on?
I'll also be receiving my first MacBook Pro on on Nov 17.
Goto trackpad settings and set the pointer speed and gestures to your liking. It will make an instant difference as out of the box the pointer is quite slow etc.
Get an external drive 2-6 times larger than internal drive. Change name of it to Time Machine computername or like. Then setup Time Machine to use as backup destination.
Plug it in regularly to keep backup up to date.
Time machine is a good one. I'll make a backup when I set everything up!
I currently use several western digital 2 TB my passport ultras to back up my Lenovo ThinkPad W540 and several of the laptops.
I ordered the MacBook Pro 15 inch with 2 TB.
Why does the external drive need to be 2 to 6 times larger than the internal drive?
Update the OS only after a few days has passed ... Don't be an early adopter ..
Also must have software
1Password .. Apple own keychain is finicky ..
Don't install Flash if not needed ...
+ Tap to click. No idea why this is not default setting.
Contrary to this advice I like to click, not tap on Mac's track pad.
I don't use TimeMachine, I use CarbonCopyCloner. Its 3rd party but... its been flawless to me.
You stick in an external hard-drive, backup to it, if anything happens to your mac you can BOOT from that drive.
I recently upgraded my HDD, and when I tried to restore from TimeMachine it failed. I tried the CCC and it worked flawlessly.
I don't trust TimeMachine or how it works
thanks I didn't know about this
By click I assume you mean force touch?
Tap, my bad. Now corrected in original post.
Yup. But liked mechanical click better.