One of the ways of improving your macOS workflow is to activate Hot Corners in MacBook. Using it, you can invoke a screen action when moving the Magic mouse cursor into any of the four corners of the screen. You don’t need to remember shortcut keys or navigate through system settings to execute the desired function or open a particular app. So, if you want to know how to enable this modest feature and speed up your workflow, read along!
How to enable Hot Corners in MacBook
There’s no hard and fast rule that all desktop operating systems should have nifty features placed in front and center. You’ll always come across some handy additions tucked away in the corners of the screen that aren’t reported with much fanfare. Hot Corners in MacBook is one such elusive addition. It gives you a super quick way to open and access your most frequently used apps or functions. Here’s how to activate it!
- Click the Apple menu.
- Choose System Preferences.
- Select Desktop & Screen Saver > Screen Saver.
- Click Hot Corners.
- Use the pop-up menu to choose an option.
- Click OK to finish the process.
When you enable Hot Corners in MacBook, you just need to drag your cursor to the associated corner and see the feature work its magic. Instantly, your assigned function or application should show up or run.
How do you use hot corners?
The process is straightforward. Do the following to get started!
On your MacBook Desktop screen, click the Apple Menu in the upper-left corner. From the list of options displayed, select System Preferences.
When the System Preferences window appears, click the Desktop & Screen Saver icon.
Next, switch to the Screen Saver tab as shown in the image above. At the bottom of the screen, the Hot Corners button should be visible to you.
Click the button to open the Hot Corners pop-up windows. Inside Window 4 drop-down menu should be available. These coincide with one of the four corners of your screen i.e.;
To add an action to a corner, simply click the box for that corner and select an action from the menu. You can configure the following.
- Lock Screen – Locks your screen temporarily.
- Start Screen Saver – Kicks-in screensaver animation.
- Disable Screen Saver – Turns off your screen saver.
- Mission Control – Offers a hawk-eye view of your windows, currently opened.
- Application Windows – Displays all open windows of a specific app, currently in use.
- Desktop – Lands you on the Desktop screen, hiding the rest of the apps.
- Notification Center – Shows notifications from weather and more.
- Launchpad – This allows you to see all of your applications in Launchpad.
- Put Display to Sleep – Activates the sleep mode.
Lastly, if you don’t want action to run in a certain corner, select the hyphen (–) option to disable or remove it. Also, if you would like to use a modifier key with the hot corner, press and hold the Command, Shift, Option key in Mac while viewing the pop-up menus.
Hope that makes sense!