Ever lose anything on your computer? Or have a hard time finding applications or system preferences? In this you will learn how to find virtually anything on your computer using the Spotlight. You will learn how to custom the search settings as well as use some of the more advanced features such as the calculator and web search.
- [Narrator] In this lesson, we're going to cover…how to search using the spotlight tool.…El Capitan makes it very easy to find mostly…anything on your computer including,…files, folders, programs, search the web,…and even system preference items.…Once you start using the spotlight tool to find things…you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.…Let's begin by clicking on the spotlight icon…on the upper right of your screen.…It looks like a magnifying glass.…A new window pops up in the middle of the screen,…to find something all I have to do is…start typing out my search word.…
I want to open up Safari.…So all I have to do is type in…the first few letters of Safari.…S A F and then notice what appears.…And once I see it there, all I have to do is hit return…on my keyboard and then it opens up.…Let's go in and close this out.…Let's now try it with a document.…I have a document on my computer called course proposal.…Let's go ahead and do it again.…Click on it, this time I'm gonna type out course proposal…and notice it helps me fill it out,…
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.