The Zoom feature will make items on your computer easier to see and can be accessed and customized easily and quickly. You will learn keyboard and mouse shortcuts, how to adjust the magnifying settings to your liking and preference and adjust the Zoom style settings.
- [Instructor] In this movie,…we are going to cover El Capitan's Accessibility features…for activating and modifying your computer's Zoom properties…to assist in viewing items on your screen more clearly…and visibly.…First, let's open to System Preferences from the Apple menu…and choose Accessibility.…Let's then click on Zoom on the left-hand side.…The first option you will see is the option…to activate the keyboard shortcuts to zoom in or out,…let's go ahead and click on that to activate.…We're just going to focus on the Zoom in…and out keyboard shortcuts.…Notice, all we have…to do is choose Option + Command + and the equal sign (=)…which is also known as the plus sign (+)…to think about that as zooming in…or Option + Command + and the minus sign (-),…now that these are active.…
So if I'd like to Zoom in on a part of the screen…I can go ahead and just do Option + Command + plus sign (+)…and notice it gets zoomed in,…Option + Command + minus sign (-) then brings it back.…If you prefer to use a mouse to Zoom…you can choose the next option.…
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.