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How to always show only open apps in your Mac Dock

Mac Dock in three sizes with first image showing all apps, second one showing just open apps, and the last one showing only Finder and Trash icons

You have most likely already customized your Mac’s Dock with applications you use daily. However, if you feel that your Dock is cluttered and takes a lot of space, you can customize it from System Preferences to decrease its size. Alternatively, you can even set your Mac’s Dock only to show open, running apps!

Getting your Mac Dock to show only running apps will significantly tidy it up. And whenever you restart your Mac, you will be greeted with a tiny Dock that just has the Finder and Trash icons.

5 ways to bookmark folders on Mac and open them instantly in just a few clicks

Pin folder to Mac menu bar to open it instantly

You can create any number of folders on your Mac, and you certainly have several of them. However, some folders are extremely useful, and you open them multiple times each day.

To make this process fast, you can bookmark Mac folders at various places like the Dock, desktop, menu bar, Finder sidebar, and more to open them instantly in one or few clicks.

This tutorial shows you five free ways to open your desired important folders at lightning speed on your Mac.

How to share your iPhone or Mac screen during a Telegram call

iPhone showing screen sharing on Telegram

Telegram lets you share your device screen during calls. This makes it ideal for live classes, video presentations, business meets, etc.

Telegram's screen sharing works across platforms, which means you can share your screen no matter which device (iOS, macOS, Android, Windows) you or the participants are using.

In this tutorial, we show you how to share your iPhone or Mac screen with a single person or group on Telegram.

How to upload a tone and set it as the custom notification sound for all or selected contacts on Telegram

How to upload and set Telegram custom notification tone iPhone and Mac

Telegram allows you to upload a custom tone and use it as the notification(s) sound. You can set a fun, sweet, personalized tone for your specific contacts or channels to help differentiate the notification sounds and instantly know whose message you received simply by hearing the tone.

This tutorial shows you the quick steps to upload a custom tone and use it for all or selected Telegram notifications.

How to create a slideshow in the Photos app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Two iPhones showing ongoing slideshow of pictures

The Photos app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac lets you play beautiful slideshows of your pictures and videos. You can start a slideshow of your vacation photos or a wedding album and sit back and enjoy the images cycle through automatically.

To take things up a notch, you can also customize the slideshow with themes, music, or AirPlay it to a bigger display.

Follow along and see how to create a slideshow on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to see your download and upload speeds on Mac

See internet speed on Mac

At times, you might want to know your internet download and upload speeds on your Mac. This is especially true when you're trying to stream a video, make a video call, download files, or play online games, and the experience is subpar.

This tutorial shows you how to check your download and upload speeds, what's considered a good internet speed, and other helpful information.

How to change a Spotify playlist cover image in the app and web

Change Spotify playlist cover image

When you create a Spotify playlist, the cover image is automatically made up of album artwork of the songs added to that playlist. If you don't like what you currently see, you can easily set any desired image as the playlist cover. Here's how to edit your Spotify playlist and use a custom image as the playlist cover picture.

How to use Voice Isolation to reduce background sounds and noise in FaceTime calls on your Mac

Filter out background sound in video calls on Mac

FaceTime calls can become uncomfortable for the other person when your audio quality is poor, especially with a lot of unnecessary background noise. Thankfully, just like iPhone or iPad, your Mac has built-in mic modes to filter out and reduce background sounds on FaceTime audio and video calls. Here's how to use the Voice Isolation effect on macOS Monterey or later.