10 Tips For Setting Up Your New MacBook Pro [Video]

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Learn the first 10 things I do to set up my new MacBook Pro so I can be as productive as possible.

If you're like me, whenever you get a new laptop, there are a few settings you change right off the bat. Whenever I get a new laptop or desktop I usually set it up as a new device. This way, instead of porting over old settings and system files that may not be relevant anymore, I get the very best performance from my new machine.

But in doing that, I end up having to re-download my favourite macOS apps for productivity and change a few settings so that my MacBook Pro is set up the way I want it to be. These setup tips can vary from simple tweaks of the trackpad settings to enabling security settings to protect your data and that of your customers. Let's take a look at my top tips below.


Tip #1:Trackpad Speed

Every new MacBook Pro comes with what is probably the best trackpad in the industry. The responsiveness, build quality and additional features like multi-touch gestures embedded in the pressure-sensitive machinery make it a joy to use and that's why I use Apple's Magic Trackpad even with my iMac. I wouldn't go back to a mouse if you paid me!

That said, there's one thing that always bugs me when I get a new computer. The trackpad speed is infuriatingly slow. I have to drag my finger across the surface several times to navigate the entire screen. Thankfully Apple has made fixing this issue incredibly simple. To make your trackpad movements quicker, simple go to System Preferences > Trackpad > Point & Click and at the bottom, move the slider over to the right so the tracking speed is faster.

The same thing can be done for your mouse if you use one. To do this go to System Preferences > Mouse and perform the same speed change.

More Tips

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