Customizing Your MacBook Air

In this article you will learn where to go and how to make adjustments to your district MacBook Air laptop computer.

First, select the Apple icon in the top left hand corner of your screen, then select System Preferences…

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System Preferences is the application to customize your MacBook Air. Not only can you make changes in this window, but you will often find out how the different tools on your laptop computer work. This article will highlight a few of the more popular customizations, noted in the image below, and this Apple Support article will go into a little more depth about the options available in System Preferences.

If you select the General button, you can choose your Appearance, Accent and Highlight colors in menus, plus adjust the Sidebar icon in Finder windows. Try different options to see what works for you. There are several other changes that can be made in this section. Two other notable options in the General System Preferences are when to show the scroll bars and choosing your default Web browser.

Under Accessibility you can find options to enhance the visual, auditory, and interactive features on the laptop. One of the most popular options is the Zoom feature. The animated GIF below shows how this feature works.


There are several other customizations that you can make to your laptop in System Preferences, you might select the different options and see what other modifications are possible. Check out this Apple Support article for more information about System Preferences.