How To Customize Your Macbook│Tips & Tricks

Why not customize our MacBooks while we are just at home? I loooove to customize my MacBook and change my wallpaper and so on often since it makes me feel like I’ve got a brand new laptop, haha! Some of these tips are inspired by Julia Christ 🙂
This blog post is, How To Customize Your Macbook.

Change Folders Icon

Did you know that you can actually change the icon of your folders so you don’t need those boring blue folders anymore? I’ve done this sooo many times and I love how it looks!! The way you do it is pretty simple. 

  • Search for any picture you want but you have to add PNG after what you search for so for example “Moon icon png” and then a bunch of moons that are in png will show up. 
  • Then you save that picture and open it in preview and click ALT + A to mark the whole picture and then click CMD + C to copy it. 
  • Right-click on a folder and click “Get info” 
  • And then you click on that little blue folder and click CMD + V to paste it. Sometimes it won’t work on an already existing folder so try to make a new folder and do the steps and then you can copy everything from the old folder to the new one.

Organize Folders

Is your desktop cluttered with folders and pictures all over the place? I have a simple trick you can do to make your desktop look clean and organized. 

  • First, go to your desktop 
  • Click on “View” and then “Use stacks” 
  • Or you can just go to your desktop and right-click anywhere on your desktop and then click on “Use stacks”.
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Change Accent Colors

You can change the color that appears when you click on something on your toolbar etc. 

  • Go to Settings
  • Then General

Hot Corners

If you don’t know what hot corners are it’s just each corners on your laptop, and you can change what each corner does by doing this: 

  • Go to Settings 
  • Click on Desktop and screensaver
  • Click on the Screensaver tab
  • Click Hot Corners

There you go, you can now customize each hot corners to do whatever you’d like!

Hide & Show Dock

If you don’t like that you can’t see your whole wallpaper because of your dock, then you can hide your dock by doing these few easy steps! 

  • Go to settings
  • Click on dock on the top row
  • Then check the box that says automatically hide and show the dock 

Now it will only show when you move your cursor down to where the dock was.

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Make Your Own Wallpaper

You can make your own wallpaper, how awesome is that!!

  • Go to https://unsplash.com and search for any pics you want! (Don’t use Pinterest since there are so many problems with copyright and it can go very bad very quickly!)  
  • Then go to Canva and make your wallpaper!!

I’ve made a few FREE wallpapers just for you if you don’t want to make your own. Just sign up and you’ll receive them straight to your inbox. Currently, I only have 2 wallpapers but I’ll upload more soon!!

Sticky Notes

You can have little sticky notes on your desktop if you didn’t know. It’s pretty convenient since you can write your to-do lists and all kinds of stuff so you don’t forget! 

  • Go to launchpad and then find stickies
  • Write whatever you want to write on the sticky note and then mark the whole sentence and go to Font and then show fonts and choose whichever font you like. 
  • If you want to change the size click CMD and “+” or CMD & “-” if you want to make the size smaller. 
  • If you want to change the color of the sticky note then go to color and choose the color you like.
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Analog Clock Screensaver

Have you always wanted the clock screensaver that you see in every Youtubers background? I’m going to tell you how to get it! 

  • Go to this website: https://fliqlo.com/#/screensaver 
  • And download it for your mac or windows! 
  • Once you’ve downloaded it go to settings and then desktop and screensaver 
  • Go to screensaver and scroll down and click on fliqlo at the end!

Screensaver

If you want to have a screensaver with all your favourite pictures with friends and family in the background then do these easy and simple steps. 

  • Make a new folder and drag all the pictures you want to appear on the screensaver into that folder
  • Then go to settings and to desktop and screensaver 
  • Click on screensaver 
  • Choose whichever way you’d like the pictures to be shown and then click on source
  • And then choose folder and click on the folder where all your pictures are.

Dark Mode / Light Mode

You can customize your macbook to be in light mode, dark mode or it will change automatically! 

  • Go to Settings
  • Then go to General and you can choose between the 3 themes!

I really hope that this blog post helped you to customize your MacBook! Go grab my FREE wallpapers while they are still here! Make sure to share it with your friends and family! Take care of yourself until next time! xx

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