Learn how to set up El Capitan's high contrast resolution.
- [Narrator] In this movie, we are going to customize…El Capitan's accessibility with regard to…the keyboard and mouse.…This will allow for a better user experience…for those with both motor skill and visual challenges.…First, let's go ahead and open up the system preferences…from the Apple menu, and choose system preferences,…and then choose accessibility.…Now let's go ahead and scroll down on the left-hand side…and choose keyboard.…The first option is regarding keyboard shortcuts…called sticky keys.…This will allow you to press one key at a time,…rather than simultaneously.…
In other words, the computer becomes more patient…for the second key when doing keyboard shortcuts.…For example, a keyboard shortcut could be…Command + P to print.…So instead of having to press on them…at the same exact time, sticky keys will allow you…to press them one key at a time.…Clicking on options gives you the choice…to receive the feedback that you have, in fact,…pressed the modifier key, and it will show…in the upper right of the screen.…
Technology trainer David Casuto explains basic macOS conventions, and explores how to best resize and manage windows, change the way your mouse behaves, and customize the desktop, including the Dock. Need help finding files and applications? Learn how to search more effectively using Spotlight and Finder. If you have visual or audio impairments, your Mac's accessibility features are a great tool. Find out how to use the display options, zoom, and closed captioning to make macOS more user friendly. Last but not least, David shows how to save time with some helpful keyboard shortcuts. Apple's operating system is a powerful platform; with these tips, you'll find it even easier to use.
- Personalizing your desktop
- Managing windows
- Changing mouse properties
- Searching with Spotlight
- Customizing Finder
- Using accessibility features such as zoom and closed captions
- Using keyboard shortcuts
Skill Level Beginner
What was added in the 01/30/2017 update to this course?
A new video was added that discusses using Siri on a desktop.