Apple is launching its new Stage Manager feature on Macs with macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 for the iPad M1 to help “focus on tasks and move between apps and windows easier and faster than ever before.” Follow us to find out how to activate Stage Manager on Mac, how it works and how to use it.
Arriving as one of the new flagship features for Mac and iPad in macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16, here’s Apple’s description of how Stage Manager works:
“Stage Manager automatically organizes open applications and windows so users can focus on their work and see everything at a glance. The current window users are working in is prominently displayed in the center, and in other open windows appear on the left side so they can quickly and easily switch between tasks. Users can also group windows together when working on specific tasks or projects that require different applications. Stage Manager works in concert with other macOS windowing tools, including Mission Control and Spaces, and users can now easily access their desktop with just one click.
Follow below to find out how it works on Mac and we also have a guide on how it works on iPad:
macOS Ventura is currently available in free public and developer beta. Learn more about installing macOS Ventura in our comprehensive guide.
Stage Manager on Mac: discover the new user interface [Video]
Activate Stage Manager on Mac
- In macOS Ventura, click the Control center icon in the upper right corner of your Mac (double pill icons)
- Click Scene Manager near upper right corner
Add Stage Manager to Mac Menu Bar
If you plan to use the feature regularly, adding Stage Manager to your menu bar is handy:
- You can also head to System Parameters > Control center > Manager and set it to Show in menu bar
- You can now activate and deactivate Stage Manager more quickly
Go back to Control Center > Scene Manager > disable or menu bar button > disable to stop using it or you can choose to hide recent apps.
Here’s a detailed hands-on look at using Stage Manager on Mac in macOS Ventura:
What do you think of Stage Manager on Mac? Is it something you use or can’t wait to use? Or are you ready to use Mission Control and Spaces for multitasking? Share your opinion in the comments!
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