How To On Macbook Pro

Whether you’re a seasoned MacBook user or a newbie who just switched from Windows, the MacBook Pro is a powerful machine that takes a bit of time to get used to. This blog post aims to cover some practical tips on how to use your MacBook Pro to its full potential.

Taking Screenshots

Taking a screenshot on a MacBook Pro is quite easy. Here’s the magic command:

Command + Shift + 3

This command will capture the entire screen. If you want to capture a specific part of the screen, use:

Command + Shift + 4

Once you press this, your cursor will turn into a crosshair which you can drag to select a section of the screen to capture.

Force Quit an Application

Just like the Windows Task Manager allows you to force quit unresponsive apps, the MacBook Pro has a similar feature. The following command opens the Force Quit dialogue box:

    Command + Option + Escape

Switching Between Apps

Switching between open apps is as easy as pressing:

Command + Tab

You can keep the Command button pressed and keep hitting the Tab button to navigate to the app you want to switch to.

Spotlight Search

Spotlight is a powerful search tool on your MacBook Pro that allows you to find files, open apps, perform calculations, preview pages in documents, and much more. To open Spotlight, use:

    Command + Space

Empty Trash

Once you have moved files to the trash, you can empty it using the following command:

Command + Shift + Delete

You will be asked to confirm this, as this action can’t be undone.


These are just a few useful commands to get you started with your MacBook Pro. The more you use it, the more comfortable you’ll become. Remember, practice makes perfect. Happy computing!