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  • Apple’s Mac computers are easy to set up and start using, but there are tons of hidden tricks that only power users know about.
  • Apple has added useful tricks to every Mac, like an easy way to organize your desktop, a simple way to find your cursor, and even a built-in thesaurus. 
  • Here are 26 tricks to help you speed up your Mac usage.

Steve Jobs may have been obsessed with making Macs super-simple to use — but some of the best Mac tips and tricks aren’t always obvious to the everyday user. 

From keyboard shortcuts to hidden tools, Macs are full of features that will help you work more quickly and easily. 

So whether you’re a Mac newbie or you’re just coming back from a long Windows vacation, here are 24 handy, not-totally-obvious tricks to help you get the most out of your Mac.

Jeff Dunn contributed to an earlier version of this post.