Category Archives: Mac OS

Adjust screen brightness of the secondary display

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Last week I moved from a Mac Mini to a MacBook Pro. I had a Thunderbolt display so the keyboard controls for brightness worked perfectly. But with the MacBook Pro you can only control its screen. I was really bummed with the fact that I couldn’t change the brightness of that huge display. That’s when i found out that the ‘control’ key does the trick.

So if you want to adjust the screen of your thunderbolt display just use control + F1 and control + F2

How to open files on a Mac with your keyboard

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I’ve used Windows all my life and when I changed to Apple i was quite lost. I found an alternative for everything but opening a file from the keyboard. I’d press enter and then the file name was ready to be rewritten.

It was just recently that I discovered that cmd + down opens the file. I practically saw fireworks when I discovered this shortcut!

Check out other cool shortcuts here and here.