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Prevent the Mac from sleeping, switch between light and dark macOS mode and many other settings on the Apple computer can be made via the system settings. But clicking through there again and again is not much fun in the long run. Memorizing shortcuts is also tedious. Fortunately, there is the Mac app One switch, which brings practical functions of the system to the menu bar, where they are always just two clicks away. Details about One Switch, the download of the app and more can be found in this small post.
Activate or deactivate dark mode with a virtual switch or switch on night shift, play music and adjust the screen resolution? You can do this with the One Switch Mac app. Like so many programs for the Apple computer that access system settings, they are not available in the Mac App Store, but on the Internet, on the website of the developer "Fireball" (see below). The software is also available in the app collection SetApp. In addition to prefabricated switches, it offers the option of making your own settings to individualize the functions.
Of course, there is also a terminal command or your own system setting on the Mac for many functions, but you will hardly reach your goal as quickly as with One Switch. I find the quick switch very practical and I don't want to miss the app on my MacBook Pro anymore.
If you are looking for a small overview of the One Switch shortcuts, you will find it here. I'll just list all the options with a brief explanation:
The free trial version, which you can use for 7 days, can be found on the Developer website. There are also purchase options there; for example, a one-device license for $ 4,99 or a two-device license for $ 7,99.
The SetApp You get One Switch along with other full program versions for the Apple Mac at the general subscription price. This is often worthwhile starting with one or two applications from the portfolio, which now offers a considerable selection.
What do you think of it or was One Switch already able to convince you in the free trial version? Feel free to leave a comment with your tips for quickly executing system settings!
I have been using the app for a few months with the set app subscription and most often use the function to hide all the files from the desktop, as well as the function to quickly pair the AirPods. But also the option to quickly activate Night Shift or to show hidden files is not uncommon.
I can warmly recommend the small app, as it hardly takes up any space, runs stably in the background and offers really practical shortcuts to important functions.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.