You can quickly minimize the screen on a Mac to increase screen space.Kite_rin/Shutterstock
You can quickly minimize a window screen on a Mac, as well as exit full-screen mode to minimize a window, so that you can more efficiently use your computer’s screen space.
If you aren’t used to using a Mac, the various keyboard commands and locations of simple tools can be confusing. That includes finding the minimize button for your windows.
That said, all it takes to adjust to Mac’s system is a bit of time familiarizing yourself with its various quirks.
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For those who are unfamiliar with a Mac’s setup, it can be confusing, and doing things as simple as minimizing the screen or getting out of full-screen mode can present a small challenge.
However, once you get more familiar with the system, it can become quick, easy and even intuitive.
To get you started, here’s what you need to know to minimize a window screen on a Mac:
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How to minimize a window screen on a Mac
There are two primary ways you can get this done:
1. Click the yellow button in the top-left corner of the window — when you do, the screen will disappear and a small icon of it will appear in your dock.
There are several simple ways to minimize the screen on Mac.Devon Delfino/Business Insider
2. Use the keyboard command “Command+M” to minimize the screen.
On the other hand, if you’re viewing a window in full-screen mode, you can quickly exit using one of the following methods, and then use either of the above methods to minimize your screen:
1. Press Control + Command + F.
2. Move your cursor to the top left corner and when the top toolbar appears click the green button.
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