The 5 most important features of macOS Mojave. Try it right away.

I will assume that we did not use the test versions of macOS Mojave. If so, rather update to the final, it’s worth it. By the way, it works fine, so do not be afraid for your Mac.

I bring you up to date with a selection of the most important chips of the system, which you should try right after the upgrade.

I draw attention to the nuances of use and alternatives.

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1. First you need to try the dark design of the system

Where to enable: “System settings …”> “General”> “Appearance”> “Dark”.

Yes, in the macOS Mojave “finally” appeared a dark design. Why in quotes? Personally, I did not like it. It seems like in the evening with it is more comfortable for the eyes, but the rest is unusual.

Dark design changes the appearance of Finder, iTunes, Safari, “Mail” and other standard applications of macOS Mojave. Try, you may have another reaction.

It’s a pity, but this is not a “Smart Inversion” from iOS 12. Third-party applications without support for a dark theme with macOS Mojave will not get it.


What are the nuances? It’s not always convenient to read against a dark background, it’s a fact. Most of the text usually falls into the incoming “Mail”, and the background for it can be made light.

To do this, turn on the dark design, open the “Settings” in the “Mail”, go to the “View” and turn off the item “Show messages on a dark background”.

But note, a lot of mail today comes with HTML markup. There the background is prescribed by the author, and this method does not work.

2. Then make the wallpaper change by the time of day


Where to enable: “System settings …”> “Desktop and screen saver”> “Dynamic desktop background”> ​​”Mojave” or “From dawn to dusk”.

The possibility is extremely curious. With her macOS, Mojave changes the desktop splash screen more than 10 times a day. It is brightest in the daytime and darker in the morning and evening.

When a lot of work, changing the scenery will help you navigate the time: if the Mac desktop is already completely dark, it’s time to tie up, and if it’s still light, go ahead and with the song!


What are the nuances? Note, for reasons that we do not know, the dynamic background of the desktop in the first test versions of the system did not work in its dark design.

It was very strange, because originally the dark design was positioned as a night theme for work in the evening.

Nevertheless, today this chip works without problems both with dark, and with light registration.

3. Do not forget to include icons for tabs in Safari


Where to enable: Safari> Preferences> Tabs> Show Web Site Icons on Tabs.

At this moment, the active users of Chrome exploded with a loud laugh: this is the “innovation”, in any normal browser this has been for several years.

I can fend off: Chrome is still eating the battery of the MacBook as not in itself, so self-respecting Mac owners have long since abandoned it.

But the main thing is that the icons of web sites on the tabs make navigation on them much faster, and it’s great.

What are the nuances? It’s a pity, but on the bookmarks bar the icons are still only in the folders.

Apple has always brought convenience to the victim’s appearance, so this state of affairs is not even puzzling.

On the other hand, the less elements of the interface distract from the content, the better.

4. Learn how to manage piles on the desktop


Where to enable: Calling the shortcut menu on the desktop> “Assemble in the stacks.”

In the macOS Mojave, there is a unique ability to sort files in stacks. It works only on the desktop and is designed to quickly clean it of useless junk.

With the help of stacks, you can scatter the files into groups that will unfold immediately after clicking.

Consider that these are special smart folders.


What are the nuances? After including the stacks, expand the context menu again and select one of the options in the “Group stacks” menu:

  • type
  • by the date of the last discovery
  • by date added
  • by date of change
  • by creation date
  • by tags

Sorting is really clever.

For example, if you have there both simple pictures and screenshots, the latter will fall into a separate pile.

5. And in the end, disable the latest programs in the Dock


Where to disable: “Dock settings …”> “Show recent programs in the Dock”.

By default, the Dock on the macOS Mojave shows the latest programs that you ran.

In the special panel of the panel, only those programs that are not fixed in the Dock are shown.

This chip seems to me more useless, because there are more interesting alternatives.

What are the nuances? Here’s a cool alternative, enter this command in the “Terminal”:

defaults write persistent-others -array-add ‘{“tile-data” = {“list-type” = 1;}; “tile-type” = “recents-tile”;} ‘

And then this one:

killall Dock

Instead of a few shortcuts, now your Dock has a whole folder with the latest running applications. This is much more convenient.

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