Are you tired of looking at the same desktop every single day? If yes, then it’s high time, customize your mac system for a seamless experience. But is it that easy?
Mac owners would agree to the fact that it is not something that can be customized easily with system preferences. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Obviously, not everyone can purchase a brand new system just to get rid of that “bored” feeling. In fact, even if you decide to personalize your Mac, it is a bit challenging without purchasing or downloading a new software package.
This article focuses on how you can customize your mac system easily for a seamless experience. Don’t worry! It’s not like you have to search for a needle in a haystack. With these tips mentioned below, you can make your Mac enjoyable.
Let’s get started!
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Customize Your Mac Desktop
With Apple’s security feature, SIP (System Integrity Protection) does not allow the users to personalize their Mac with profound system tweaks. But that doesn’t mean you cannot give your own touch to your desktop.
1. Change The Desktop Wallpaper
By merely changing your desktop wallpaper, you can make your desktop look as good as new. You can either opt for a solid color or a picture from the themes built in the MacOs.
You can also consider accessing your photo library and choosing a personal picture you wouldn’t mind seeing every day. If you want to spice up more, you can opt for a desktop wallpaper that gets changed after every hour. It will allow you to select multiple pictures as your desktop wallpaper.
To change the desktop wallpaper, you just need to click on General>Desktop & screen saver> Desktop. And you know the rest.
2. Add Those Cool Widgets
Thanks to Apple’s redesigned Notification center, there is a single column that can help you manage the notifications and devices easily. Adding to your surprise, you can get all the information on your hands with just one click. You can easily find the widgets under the notification section. Some of the available ones are Calendars, Podcasts, and Reminders.
If you are having trouble adding widgets to your desktop screen, you need to follow a series of steps.
First of all, Right-click on a widget and select the “edit widget” option in the pop-up menu. Or you can scroll down to the Notification Center and click on “edit widgets.” It will allow the notification center to expand to display the available widgets. Once you see which one you want to use, pick a size by clicking on S, M, or L buttons. Click on the widget’s image and drag it to your Notification Center. And that’s how it’s done!
3. Change The Fonts
Not everyone is comfortable with the different fonts. If you are having trouble adjusting to the in-build fonts on your Mac, you can consider changing it to your liking. But how?
First of all, if you haven’t changed the fonts on your Mac, it’s okay to be clueless at first. Secondly, you can use third-party tools or software to change the system fonts.
Fonts such as Ariel, Veranda, and Times New Roman were designed and optimized for the screens that belonged to the 90s and haven’t been updated since. The contemporary era belongs to the fonts like ubiquitous Retina and HD resolutions. Wouldn’t you want these fonts on your system? If yes, then use the tips mentioned in the article setapp.com/how-to/install-fonts-on-mac and install the fonts of your choice. Now that you know everything about installing fonts, explore the web, and know what font will suit your needs and you know the rest.
4. Change The Color Scheme
Since the introduction of macOS Mojave, Apple has allowed users to mix and match the variety of color schemes according to their choice. This remarkable feature is best for the ones who want to change the color scheme on their systems. It will definitely give a fresh feel to your desktop screen. From Accent to Highlight, you can choose any scheme you feel comfortable with. It also gives you the option to experiment and play around with the colors.
For this, you need to click on Command>System Preference>General Icon. After clicking on the General icon, a menu bar will open with a pop-up menu in which you can choose the color variation of your choice. That was really easy. Right?
5. Use Custom Icons
If you want to have a much more personalized experience on your Mac, you can opt to simply personalize your folder icons. Sounds confusing? Well, not many people know this, but you can distinguish between different folders by customizing the default icon with any image in your system. Also Read – The 10 Best Chrome Extensions for Gamers
Here are some steps you need to take if you want those custom icons on your system.
- Control-click on the image you want to use to replace the default one and then click on “open with”> Preview.
- Select the option “edit” from the toolbar that just appeared.
- Copy the image (command + c)
- Go to the “Finder” window and select the folder you want to customize
- Click on “get info,” and on the upper left corner, select the folder’s icon. You’ll see that the folder is now marked blue.
- Paste your image on the icon (Command+V)
- Close the window, and Voila, there’s a brand new icon on your folder.
- Repeat the same process for every folder icon you want to customize.
These were some best ways that can be used to give a new feel to your system. However, you can use any other customizing techniques you are comfortable with. And don’t hesitate to experiment with your precious Mac. Remember, everything can be fixed.
Now, whenever you boot your system, you’ll feel that there is a part of you in that machine because everything is according to your needs and choices. Isn’t that great? You wanted a brand new PC all along, and now with the customizing tips mentioned above, you already have one!