The Dock is an essential part of your experience on your Mac. But did you know that is highly customizable allowing you to have a great deal of control over it's content. In this course, you will learn how to change the properties of the Dock including adding and removing icons, folders, files, the location, size and how to autohide.
- In this video,…I'm going to show you how…to customize the Dock in El Capitan.…Your Dock is located at the bottom of the screen…and it's a series of icons.…You can add icons to your Dock,…change their size,…make them grow,…disappear and more.…This will give you more control…of your work flow and make things…more accessible.…Many of these icons I don't use,…so I want to remove them.…Note that removing them from your Dock…does not actually uninstall them…from your computer,…it just removes them from the Dock.…You can remove icons from your Dock in two ways.…Let's start with the first way,…which is just simply dragging the icon…up until you see the word…remove appear next to the icon.…
I'm going to go ahead and remove the maps icon,…and just simply click and drag…until you about several inches up…to the screen,…you see the word remove and let go,…and it is removed from the Dock.…The second way to remove an icon from the Dock…is to right-click or secondary-click.…Reminder, you do this by holding down the control key…on your keyboard and clicking the mouse.…
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