Change the mouse cursor size, secondary click settings, Smart zoom and tracking speed.
- [Instructor] In this lesson,…we're going to cover how to change your mouse properties.…This can be valuable if you'd like to…change the scrolling direction, double-click speed,…enlarge the size of your mouse, and more.…Let's start by going to the System Preferences…from the Apple menu in the upper left,…and choosing System Preference.…Then let's go ahead and click on the Mouse icon.…The first option you will see is the Scroll direction.…This means what direction the screen will move…when you scroll with your mouse's scroll wheel,…depending on how you scroll,…on your mouse wheel or pad.…
Scrolling up will go one way with natural…and down another way.…You can just go ahead and check it or uncheck it.…Please note that natural is a relative term…as it has changed since the invention of the mouse.…Tracking speed is the level of friction…you feel when you move your mouse.…If you move it to the left to Slow,…the mouse will feel heavy but maybe easier to control.…If you move it to the right to Fast,…it will feel lighter and move faster and easier,…
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.