8. Making the Most of Your MacBook Hardware


In this chapter, you learn how to make your MacBook hardware work at its best for your particular needs, including

• Balancing performance and battery efficiency

• Fine-tuning the keyboard settings

• Adjusting trackpad gestures

• Setting sound input and output

• Configuring the monitor resolution and color

• Recording audio

• Recording video and screen actions


When you purchased your MacBook, you bought more than just a “computer”—you bought a power system, monitor, keyboard, trackpad, video camera, microphone, and speakers! On a desktop system, these might all be separate components, ...

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