While El Capitan may not have a lot of flashy features like the older updates OSX updates, it would be wrong to say that Apple has not added features that make the upgrade worthwhile. The focus this time has been on performance, and we are glad to report that the performance of our Macbook has most definitely gone a couple of notches up after the El Capitan update as compared to what it was while using OSX 10.10. Other than performance, another area of focus has been ‘Accessibility’ where Apple has made sure that the everyday usage of Mac OSX is made easier.
A good example of this is the shake to locate, feature on the mousepad. Every so often, we are lost for where we are while composing a post in the sea of characters or where the mouse pointer is when we are keenly looking at that high-resolution picture. The natural thing to do for everyone is to juggle the mouse pointer vigorously in the hope you would catch the glimpse of the little pointer. If you have OSX 10.11 installed on your Mac and you lose your mouse pointer then you can vigorously move your finger over the touchpad, a gesture, which would enlarge the mouse pointer and show you the exact position where it is at. However, this gesture can be a little irritating, if you like to simply move your fingers fast on the touchpad for no reason and that is why you may want to turn it off. Turning the Shake to Locate Mouse gesture is really simple on El Capitan
Open the System Preferences app on your Mac and look for Accessibility option located in the fourth pane.
Inside the accessibility option, you must select the option of ‘Display’ in the left pane and on the right pane locate the option ‘Shake Mouse Pointer to Locate’.
You will see a check-mark next to the option of ‘Shake Mouse Pointer to locate’, that you simply need to uncheck in order to turn the effect off. You can obviously click on it again to enable the same.
We hope this little trick would help you make the usage of El Capitan smoother and easier. If you have such cool tips and tricks from the latest OSX update, do share with us.