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MacOS Monterey Tidbits: Animated Memoji on Login Screen, Change the Color of the Mouse Pointer, and More

12 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

We've highlighted several new features coming to macOS Monterey , such as Low Power Mode and the option to erase a Mac without reinstalling the operating system , but there are some smaller tidbits that we wanted to share.
Animated Memoji on Login Screen
One small but fun new feature in macOS Monterey is the addition of a personalized Memoji on the login screen, complete with animated facial expressions.
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Change the Color of the Mouse Pointer
A new Accessibility feature added to macOS Monterey is the ability to customize the outline...
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Microsoft says OneDrive will support M1-powered Macs 'later this year'

Microsoft says OneDrive will support M1-powered Macs 'later this year'

12 days ago   |   By iMore

What you need to know
Microsoft says it's working to have OneDrive running natively on Apple silicon this year.
Known Folder Move is coming to macOS, too.
It's rolling Known Folder Move out as well.
Microsoft says that it's working to have OneDrive run natively on Apple silicon "later this year" in a new blog post that also confirmed a much-requested feature is in the works - Known Folder Move.
Support for M1-powered Macs is something users have been asking for and Microsoft says that it's been listening to those requests. OneDrive will no longer need Rosetta 2 by the end of the year.
We...
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Tab groups in macOS Monterey helps you keep your Safari tabs organized

Tab groups in macOS Monterey helps you keep your Safari tabs organized

12 days ago   |   By iMore

Always have a lot of Safari tabs open? Use the new Safari tab groups feature to cut down on visual clutter on your Mac.
When you're browsing the web with Safari on your best Mac , using tabs is a great way to keep all the web pages you want open without having multiple Safari windows. However, if you're like me, you end up using so many tabs that your Safari toolbar ends up looking so cluttered that it's impossible to tell what you even have open. Luckily, macOS Monterey has introduced tab groups on Safari.
Tab groups let you group various tabs together and then easily switch between them...
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MacOS Monterey will support smoother screen updates with Adaptive Sync

MacOS Monterey will support smoother screen updates with Adaptive Sync

12 days ago   |   By iMore

What you need to know macOS Monterey will support Adaptive Sync for improved screen refreshes.
Variable screen refreshes make for a better gaming experience.
But it'll only work on some Macs.
Apple has confirmed that macOS Monterey , due to release later this year, will include native support for Adaptive Sync on external displays. The announcement came as part of a WWDC developer session as the week-long event comes to an end.
The support of Adaptive Sync will depend on a few things, though. It'll work on all Macs with Apple silicon inside, so M1 chips and newer. Some Intel Macs will also...
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MacBooks Running Windows Gain Improved Trackpad Support With Boot Camp Update

MacBooks Running Windows Gain Improved Trackpad Support With Boot Camp Update

13 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Apple this week released a Boot Camp version 6.1.15 for users running Windows on a Mac, as noted in a Reddit post spotted by The Verge .
The update adds support for more precise trackpad gestures, including a single tap to click, tapping the lower-right corner to right-click, swiping down to scroll up, and various multi-touch gestures using three or four fingers.
Support for these precise trackpad gestures while running Windows is available on Macs with Apple's T2 chip, according to an Apple user guide .
Boot Camp allows Windows to boot natively on Intel-based Macs. The utility is not...
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MacOS Monterey to Offer Smoother Gameplay With Support for Adaptive-Sync Displays on Newer Macs

MacOS Monterey to Offer Smoother Gameplay With Support for Adaptive-Sync Displays on Newer Macs

13 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

As part of WWDC this week, Apple revealed that newer Macs will be gaining support for Adaptive-Sync external displays with variable refresh rates in macOS Monterey.
Apple says Adaptive-Sync displays will be supported on any Mac with Apple silicon, like the M1 chip, as well as some recent Intel-based Macs. When a supported Adaptive-Sync display is connected to a compatible Mac, users will be able to enable Adaptive-Sync mode by selecting a new variable refresh rate option in System Preferences > Displays.
Adaptive-Sync is a feature of the DisplayPort 1.2a specification, and it serves as the...
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