In a time where energy costs are high, it's important to know how to conserve energy to keep those costs down. In this movie, you will know how to access energy saving settings on a Mac computer to decide if and when your screen and hard disks will turn off automatically after a period of inactivity that is set by you.
- [Voiceover] In these days of high energy cost,…obviously, we're using electricity to run our computers.…You may be running a battery…on a MacBook or a laptop.…Well, in those cases,…you still need to recharge those batteries.…Conserving energy becomes important.…Here on a standalone Mac, an iMac, like I'm using,…we have certain energy-saving options…which are different from a laptop,…but we'll take a look at some that are in common…by going up to the Apple menu, click there…and select System Preferences.…
Next, we'll look for the light bulb Energy Saver icon,…give that a click,…and we're into our energy-saving options now,…and as I mentioned here, on an iMac,…I'm gonna see certain options on a MacBook laptop,…you're gonna see some additional options…for saving battery life.…Right at the top, though, is the display options.…You can see mine is going to turn off,…it's gonna go blank after one hour of inactivity.…That means no tapping of the keyboard,…no mouse movements or clicking.…After an hour of inactivity, my screen appears to turn off,…
- 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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