Apple submerges many informations and options in the MacBook’s menus. The users can have access to these with the ‘Option Key’ available on the keyboard. The users may have to hold the Option Key before opening menu in some cases and in others you can hold the Option Key at the same time while menu is open and witness items on menu change.
View Network Connection Details
To view connection speed, Present IP address and other user interface details, clicking on the Wi-Fi menu won’t provide such infos. Instead of that just press Option Key and click on the Wi Fi menu to view these options. This will help you to channel out the least crowded Wi Fi channel one should select to have uninterrupted network use.
Checking Battery and Using Move File options
To see battery running conditions, just hold down Option Key and click on battery menu. By clicking on the condition menu would list down page with various battery statuses. The Mac Finder enables the user to copy the file in its original form but when coming to cut and paste option, it won’t work as in Windows and Linux. Option Button comes in handy here. When one want to move a file, copy it usually. Now go to the folder where you want to paste it. Hold Option Key along with right click and when the menu appears click ‘Move Item Here’. It works for other menus also. ‘Get Info’ turns to ‘Show Inspector’, ‘Arrange By’ becomes ‘Sort By’, ‘Open in New Tab’ turns to ‘Open in New Window’ and so on.
Merge Folders and Other Application Menu Options
When you want to merge files on Mac, just hold on Option Key. The Merge Button won’t appear unless you press Option Button on the keyboard. The Option Key unlocks certain other options to its users. These may include ‘Text Edit’, when you are editing text file and close it and keep working with windows, it will automatically open the text file when you open it for next time. On the basis of functions that you are using, you may encounter with more options. ‘Minimize’ turns to ‘Minimize all’, ‘Bring all to Front’ changes to ‘Arrange in Front’ etc.
Access system Info, Bluetooth and Others
By clicking Apple Menu along with Option Key for ‘About This Mac’ option turns out to be ‘System Information’ option. It gives an indepth information on About This Mac Window. To know about Bluetooth functioning you need to click on Option Button while clicking on Bluetooth icon. Time Machine icon offers certain other advanced options by holding Option Key. The Option Key works even on Booting your Mac PC.