The dock, which appears by default across the bottom of the Mac desktop, allows for easy access to running applications, shortcuts to other applications, as well as minimized windows and the trash. In this movie, you will learn how to use the dock effectively as well as how to customize the dock to include the shortcuts you want while having it appear and behave the way you want.
- [Voiceover] I mentioned earlier that the desktop…environment you see here in the Mac may look different…on my screen than what you see on your screen,…and that's because it's fully customizable,…including where we're going to start.…Across the bottom of your screen, by default, the dock.…The dock does appear here by default, but there are…different options for how it behaves, and things like size…and what's on the dock.…So let's talk about customizing your dock now.…The easiest way to get to the preferences is to go…to the dock itself, without pointing to any of the icons…that appear here, but instead going to an empty space…where you can right click, and see some of the options like…hiding, which can be turned on.…
If it's not already hiding on you when you move away…from it, you can turn it on from here.…Give it a click and it disappears.…That gives you extra space on your desktop to work…with windows, and when you need the dock you just go…down to the bottom and it pops up.…Let's right click again in an empty spot, control click…
- 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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