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
- [David] Mac OS offers a great deal of features and functions for all users to enjoy. One of the great things about a Mac is the ability to customize and personalize your computer settings, visual elements, interface, and so much more. Although powerful and easy to use, they're not always easy to find, that's where this course comes in. Hi, I'm David Casuto, an experienced tech trainer who loves technology and loves to teach it. I'm excited about all the features included with the latest versions of Mac OS, El Capitan, and Sierra, and I think you will be, too, after learning all the tips this course has to offer.
In this short course, we will cover a solid range of topics from file management tricks, using the spotlight tool, Siri, searching effectively, using keyboard shortcut keys, creating and sending screenshots, and making you computer more accessible for those with audio and visual challenges. By the end of this course, you will have a solid foundation of how to use and customize your Mac to make it easier to navigate and create a more personalized experience for your computing needs, so if you're ready, let's get started.
What was added in the 01/30/2017 update to this course?
A new video was added that discusses using Siri on a desktop.