Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Using your desktop, part of Computer Literacy for Mac.
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- Now let's talk about the word Desktop.…This word already came up once at the beginning…of the course but, in reference to the type of…computer you may be using as in laptop or desktop.…But that's not the only use of the word Desktop…when it comes to computer terminology.…Another meaning of Desktop refers to…what we're seeing onscreen right now.…This vast empty blue area.…Now the Desktop is, in reality,…just another folder on your computer.…It just happens to be the folder you see most often…and it's always open unless it's completely…covered by another window.…But if you can see any tiny portion of your Desktop…you can drag files out of other folders on to…the Desktop to move them there.…
And the Desktop can be a very convenient place…to store commonly used files or even…recently downloaded files.…For example, I'm gonna open up a program…called TextEdit which comes on every Mac and…is found in the Applications folder.…We'll get into opening and using Applications in a later…chapter but for now, I just need to run an Application…
Note: This course was recorded on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. To upgrade to Yosemite before you begin, watch "Installing and running Mac OS X 10.10 for the first time."
- Working with a laptop versus a desktop computer
- Understanding the five traits almost all applications share in Mac OS X
- Printing on a Mac computer
- Setting up a scanner
- Connecting to the Internet
- Sending and receiving email
- Searching the Internet
- Importing and editing images from a digital camera
- Sharing files
Skill Level Beginner
iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Trainingwith Garrick Chow8h 21m Appropriate for all
Mac OS X Yosemite Essential Trainingwith Nick Brazzi8h 4m Appropriate for all
1. Introduction to Computers
2. Introduction to Operating Systems
3. Introduction to Software and Applications
4. Introduction to Computer Peripherals
5. Introduction to Networks and Getting Online
6. Introduction to Email
7. Introduction to Internet Searching
8. Introduction to Word Processing and Spreadsheets
9. Introduction to Photo and Image Management
10. Introduction to Sharing Files
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