Keyboard shortcuts are not just for the pros. Learning keyboard shortcuts can help you better navigate your computer and make navigating your computer easier and more productive. You will learn several important and commonly used keyboard shortcuts found in the El Capitan platform as well as how to create custom keyboard shortcuts.
- [Instructor] Why use keyboard shortcuts?…Using keyboard shortcuts are useful…for all populations now,…including those who have trouble reading icons,…those who want a smoother work flow,…and anyone who is familiar or wants to be more familiar,…with the keyboard.…If you are new to keyboard shortcuts,…and it feels awkward at first,…don't worry, that's normal.…But if you give it a try and…force yourself to use them the first few times,…you will see it only gets easier,…and chances are, you will prefer them.…Note, I have created this file that you can download.…In this video,…we are going to be covering some of them in action.…Let's start with the command key.…
This is where a great deal of the El Capitan…shortcuts begin.…As we've discovered in the video,…search using the Spotlight tool,…command plus space bar opens up the Spotlight tool.…Here's a review.…Let's explore some other essential keyboard shortcuts.…Let's open up the Finder.…I have some generic files here…that I would like to interact with.…Let's say you wanted to delete a file,…
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.