Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training
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Navigating the web


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Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training

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Video: Navigating the web

Safari is Apple's web browser, which has been bundled with the Mac OS for several generations of that OS. In this movie, we'll start by looking at how you can navigate around the web with Safari. Now by default, when you launch Safari for the first time, you will see Apple's Start page, because obviously, they'd like you to buy some Apple stuff, but you don't have to go to this page if you don't want to. So, go to Safari, go to Preferences, and look in this area in the General tab that reads New windows open with. They will open with Homepage by default and currently, Apple has defined the homepage as their website, but you don't have to do that.
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  1. 1m 4s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
  2. 6m 56s
    1. Installing Mountain Lion
      6m 56s
  3. 47m 16s
    1. Personalizing the interface
      4m 11s
    2. Touring the Finder
      3m 29s
    3. Staying current with Software Update
      2m 52s
    4. Configuring Gatekeeper settings
      3m 17s
    5. Getting on the Internet
      5m 36s
    6. Setting up iCloud
      4m 55s
    7. Understanding AutoSave and documents in the cloud
      4m 42s
    8. Configuring Mail, Contacts, and Calendar
      4m 33s
    9. Configuring your printer
      3m 39s
    10. Protecting your data with Time Machine
      4m 28s
    11. Learn your way around the Mac App Store
      5m 34s
  4. 11m 17s
    1. Finding files with Spotlight
      6m 6s
    2. Digging deeper with Finder searches
      5m 11s
  5. 23m 35s
    1. Configuring basic personal preferences
      11m 15s
    2. Adjusting Input Device preferences
      9m 38s
    3. Examining the basic system preferences
      2m 42s
  6. 1h 13m
    1. Organizing workspaces with Mission Control
      5m 49s
    2. Modifying Language & Text settings
      4m 5s
    3. Optimizing Security & Privacy settings
      6m 18s
    4. Getting notifications
      4m 38s
    5. Configuring displays and AirPlay
      2m 20s
    6. Using Energy Saver
      6m 1s
    7. Setting up Bluetooth wireless devices
      3m 39s
    8. Sharing files on a network
      6m 1s
    9. Configuring sharing
      6m 28s
    10. Editing your users and groups
      6m 48s
    11. Setting rules with Parental Controls
      7m 4s
    12. Taking notes with Dictation & Speech
      6m 0s
    13. Exploring the Accessibility settings
      5m 54s
    14. Listening with Sound
      2m 53s
  7. 36m 2s
    1. Organizing your business with Mail
      12m 42s
    2. Scheduling time with Calendar
      8m 32s
    3. Keeping tabs with Contacts
      5m 30s
    4. Tracking your tasks with Reminders
      3m 39s
    5. Staying in touch using Messages
      5m 39s
  8. 37m 18s
    1. Tracking your documents in TextEdit
      7m 3s
    2. Looking up words in Dictionary
      1m 56s
    3. Keeping notes with Notes
      3m 48s
    4. Working with images in Preview
      6m 14s
    5. Working with PDFs in Preview
      4m 27s
    6. Installing fonts with Font Book
      4m 42s
    7. Posting a note in Stickies
      1m 55s
    8. Adding things up with Calculator
      4m 46s
    9. Organizing apps with Launchpad
      2m 27s
  9. 34m 5s
    1. Navigating the web
      3m 38s
    2. Working with bookmarks
      4m 49s
    3. Using Reading List
      2m 4s
    4. Saving web pages and creating web clips
      1m 44s
    5. Viewing and saving PDFs
      3m 24s
    6. Using Safari to search the web
      2m 20s
    7. Opening local files in Safari
      1m 59s
    8. Working with preferences in Safari
      11m 1s
    9. Managing your Internet footprint
      3m 6s
  10. 8m 48s
    1. Playing media in QuickTime
      4m 15s
    2. Recording videos with QuickTime
      4m 33s
  11. 10m 13s
    1. Video conferencing with FaceTime
      3m 38s
    2. Taking pictures in Photo Booth
      3m 47s
    3. The great utility of Image Capture
      2m 48s
  12. 12m 40s
    1. Writing a simple Automator workflow
      4m 15s
    2. Creating an Automator application
      2m 20s
    3. Setting up an Automator calendar workflow
      2m 31s
    4. Creating an Automator service
      3m 34s
  13. 22m 1s
    1. Managing processes in Activity Monitor
      5m 13s
    2. Formatting, partitioning, and repairing storage devices
      8m 58s
    3. Taking care of your passwords
      4m 1s
    4. Setting up a Windows install with Boot Camp
      3m 49s
  14. 14m 57s
    1. Creating a boot drive
      3m 19s
    2. Understanding and configuring permissions
      4m 5s
    3. Exploring troubleshooting techniques
      7m 33s
  15. 19m 35s
    1. Getting your game on
      4m 1s
    2. Integrating with Facebook and Twitter
      2m 38s
    3. Advanced tips and tricks
      9m 35s
    4. Sharing files with AirDrop
      3m 21s
  16. 30s
    1. Goodbye
      30s

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In this course, Macworld senior editor Christopher Breen provides a comprehensive overview of Mac OS X Mountain Lion, complete with insider tips for getting the most out of the operating system. The course shows how to configure system preferences, personalize the interface, master gestures, and achieve fluency with applications such as Mail, Calendar, and Preview. The course also includes tutorials on browsing the web with Safari, automating complex tasks with Automator, sharing over a network, performing maintenance operations using Disk Utility, and offers time-saving techniques for using the Mac efficiently. Along the way, Christopher reviews the 200+ new features in Mountain Lion, which gives even experienced Mac users a valuable head start.

Topics include:
  • Installing Mountain Lion
  • Setting up and syncing iCloud
  • Configuring Mail, Contacts, and Calendar
  • Setting rules with Parental Controls
  • Jotting down info with Notes
  • Viewing and saving PDFs, text documents, and images
  • Using Safari to browse the Internet
  • Playing and recording videos with QuickTime
  • Video conferencing with FaceTime
  • Setting up a Windows install with Boot Camp
  • Downloading widgets
  • Sharing files with AirDrop
Subjects:
Business Education + Elearning
Software:
Mac OS X
Author:
Christopher Breen

Navigating the web

Safari is Apple's web browser, which has been bundled with the Mac OS for several generations of that OS. In this movie, we'll start by looking at how you can navigate around the web with Safari. Now by default, when you launch Safari for the first time, you will see Apple's Start page, because obviously, they'd like you to buy some Apple stuff, but you don't have to go to this page if you don't want to. So, go to Safari, go to Preferences, and look in this area in the General tab that reads New windows open with. They will open with Homepage by default and currently, Apple has defined the homepage as their website, but you don't have to do that.

If you like, you can navigate to another website and then click on Set to Current Page. And then as for these other settings, New windows open with Homepage, you can use something called Top Sites, which are websites that Apple pushes to you or ones that you visited. So if you visit a site a lot of times, it will appear among your top sites. You can choose Empty Page, the Same Page that you're on currently, or you can go to your Bookmarks window. For the time being, we'll leave it as we have it. Now, the main way to go to a website is to use the Address bar, which is here at the top of the window, and just start typing a URL.

You don't have to type http://www. Instead, you can just type the name of the site. So, if I type lynda.com and press Return, I'll be taken to the lynda.com website. With Safari 6, which is bundled with Mountain Lion, the Address bar and Search field are now the same thing. So for example, let's enter Macworld, and you see when I do that, the first list of results is from Google Search.

So, if I were to press the Return key, I would be taken to a Google Search page, which would then provide me with a link to Macworld. But what I can do instead is choose Go to Site macworld, and when I do that, I'm taken to macworld.com. Now, if you like to navigate between pages, if you have a trackpad, you just swipe with two fingers. So, I'll go down here to the main part of the page, and I swipe to the right and I go forward one page.

I'll swipe two fingers to the left and I go back a page. Swipe to the left again, and once again, I go back a page. You can also use the arrows at the top of the window, forward, forward, back and back, or you can use arrow keys, that would be Command+right arrow and Command+left arrow. Let's go to our last page. If you like to see where you've been within that window, click and hold on the back arrow, and you can navigate that way.

So, go back to that Apple Start page. Now you're not stuck viewing one page per window. Instead, choose View > Show Tab Bar, and now you can start using tabs. To add a tab, click on the plus button, and here are Top Sites that I mentioned earlier. So, let's go back to Macworld. Now it's in my history once I've been there so it automatically fills in. I click on Macworld and I can go between Apple's Start page and Macworld, simply by clicking on tabs. One other way to navigate is to look at your history.

So go to the History menu, and near the bottom, you can see the various sites that you visited. Select the one you want to visit that site. And those are the basics of moving around the web with Safari. In subsequent movies, we'll look at some of Safari's other features.

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