Big Sur is one of Apple’s most striking updates for its computers. Among the novelties the most remarkable there is a redesign of its interface and the possibility of having more attractive widgets in the notification center.
Widgets on Mac
Big Sur has become the Mac operating system that launches a new generation. The changes applied in this version were well received, appealing to all users for their new features, including widgets.
Widgets in macOS Big Sur they are very similar those found on iOS with the iPhone. However, it is important to point out that for the Mac system, this is one of the novelties that can be used the most in the future and thus be able to see more advanced and customizable widgets as there are in iOS 14
In Big Sur, we also have a new control center that can be modified and with new tools to customize Safari. But it is also possible to do this with the widgets of the notification center.
Add widgets to Control Center in macOS Big Sur
The widgets of native system applications and those of third party apps they can be added to the notification center to make their functions more efficient and it is done in the following way.
-Open the notification center in macOS Big Sur by left clicking on the top right corner of the Apple menu bar where the date and time is located or by being on the desktop and sliding two fingers from right to left on the TrackPad.
-In the lower part of the notification center, select “Edit widgets”
-A new window will appear. On the left are the available widget apps. In the center the display of widgets and on the right the overview of the center.
-Once the app we want for the widget is selected, the size is selected in the widget display, where we can choose small, medium and large. Once the size is selected, a “+” icon appears in a green circle in the corner of the widget.
-Add the widgets you want with the green icon with the + and on the right side of the screen, arrange them as you want. A gray icon with a “-” appears on each widget in the preview, clicking on it will allow you to remove unwanted widgets or remove them to change their size again.
You can also resize already customized widgets in the notification center by right-clicking on the widget you want to edit and selecting the new size.
In addition, the customization is extended in some widgets that can be configured, like that of The clock. The user can select the time of the zones he wants to see, or in the widget Bag you can set the default currency.
In addition, widgets can also be re ordered once you have finished customizing the action center. Click and hold as you drag the widget to the new desired area.
Widgets for macOS came with the intention of simplify many tasks and options offered by some applications. With these, the user has the ability to view or start tasks that Apple and other developers can offer.