5 things to do in El Capitan
1. Find the pointer
Lost the pointer? Don’t waste time moving it slowly around the screen until you spot it: give the mouse a good shake, or scrub your finger quickly back and forth on your trackpad, and the pointer balloons to its maximum size so you can easily spot it. Stop shaking or scrubbing and it’ll shrink back to its normal size.
2. Edit images in Mail
Place the pointer over an image in an outgoing mail message and click the arrow that then appears in the corner of the image. You can edit and annotate the picture right inside Mail before sending it. This neat change should be enough to save you a trip to an image editing app before you click Send.
3. Search using sentences
Spotlight has always been good at finding files based on their names or contents, but you can now use more abstract phrases like ‘documents I worked on
this week’ to pull up recent files.
4. Silence Safari
If you’re like us, you despise sites which autoplay sound; especially when you’ve got several tabs open and can’t work out which is the obnoxious one. In Safari 9, noisy tabs sport a speaker icon that you can click to mute it without having to close the page. If there’s more than one, click the speaker icon in the Smart Search field to silence all of them.
5. Relocate Spotlight
We use Spotlight to work out simple calculations, but its window frequently covers the numbers we need to refer to. This was a problem in Yosemite, but not in El Capitan, as you can now drag the window (from its search bar) to a new spot on the screen to uncover your