The desktop on a Mac computer is different from a Windows environment, although there are many similarities. In this video, you will be taken on a brief tour of the desktop user interface, exploring various components such as: the apple menu, the menu bar, spotlight, the dock, and the notifications pane, all of which are customizable. By the end of this movie, you feel more comfortable navigating the Mac desktop interface.
- [Voiceover] When moving from a Windows computer…to a Mac computer, specifically Windows 10…to Mac OS X here on the Mac, you're going…to notice some similarities.…You're also gonna notice some differences,…such as what you see on the desktop.…That's where we're going to start in this chapter,…with a quick tour of the desktop.…Now your desktop is likely going to…look different than mine, it's fully customizable.…For example, when you launch your computer,…and you log in, you're taken directly to the desktop.…
With the defaults, you'll see a different background.…I have a solid color to make it easier on the eyes,…for you to see what I'm doing.…You'll also see different options up here…in the top-right hand corner.…Your dock may look different and behave differently.…Everything is customizable and that's…what we're going to focus on in this chapter,…but let's just begin with what we see…here on the desktop in common.…For example, in the top-left hand corner,…you'll always find the Apple menu.…It is omnipresent, even if you're running…
- Using the keyboard and gestures
- Exploring the desktop, Apple menu, Finder, and dock
- Finding files and folders
- Locating files with Spotlight
- Launching and quitting applications
- Task switching with Mission Control
- Transferring files from Windows to Mac
- Transferring mail and address books
- Connecting printers, cameras, and Bluetooth devices
- Getting online
- Adjusting settings in System Preferences
- Getting the best free apps from the App Store
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Navigate the Mac
2. The Mac Interface
3. Work with Files and Folders
4. Search on the Mac
5. Work with Applications on the Mac
6. Moving Day
7. Hardware on the Mac
8. Get Online with Your Mac
9. Set System Preferences
10. Top 5 Free Mac Apps
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