This is the information every Mac user should know. How can we change all of the basic elements of our operating system to our liking. In this movie you will learn how to change the color scheme, highlight color, sidebar icon size, scrolling options and your computer's resolution.
- In this video, we're going to cover…how to change the color schemes,…scrolling options,…menu appearance,…additional dock visuals.…You'll find your sidebar icons,…and overall size of your computer's visual elements.…We start by going to the System Preferences.…The easiest way to get to the System Preferences,…is to click on the Apple menu,…in the upper left of the screen.…Notice that there are several helpful options…to choose from,…including the ability to Restart and Shut Down.…But we're going to choose System Preferences.…The first option you will see, is just called General.…
Let's go ahead and click on that icon.…And from here, you see the first option,…is just called Appearance.…The default says blue for Buttons, Menus and Windows.…Click on that option,…and you see you just have one other option, for Graphite.…The main thing that that will change…is our buttons up on top here.…And a few other buttons all throughout the operating system.…I'm gonna go ahead and change mine back to blue.…Choosing dark menu bar and Dock,…
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.