Join David Casuto for an in-depth discussion in this video Desktop personalization, part of Customizing Macs for Accessibility and Ease of Use.
- [Instructor] In this movie, you're going to learn…how to customize and personalize your desktop.…El Capitan gives you the options…to change the size of your icons,…sort them in a particular order,…as well as change the desktop background…to a different color or image.…Like many elements in El Capitan, we start off…by accessing what is known as the secondary menu…by holding down the Control key and clicking,…also known as the right click.…Make sure to do this in an empty area…to bring up the context menu.…I'm going to go ahead and choose Change Desktop Background.…This now takes me into my System Preferences section…for changing the desktop background.…
On the right hand side you will see a series…of stock images to choose from.…I will go ahead and choose one of these images,…and notice that as soon as I click on the image,…it appears on the desktop.…Let me go ahead and choose a different image,…and watch it change.…If I have a photo of my own I'd like to add,…I can choose Photos and choose a photo from my library.…
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.