Join David Casuto for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Siri on the desktop, part of Customizing Macs for Accessibility and Ease of Use.
- [Instructor] In this movie,…we're going to learn about Siri,…Apple's new search assistant tool…currently found in the iPhone…and now available on a computer.…Siri is easy to use, highly intuitive,…and can make your life on the computer…much more efficient.…You can access Siri in a few ways.…You will see an icon in the dock in the lower left,…and in the menu bar in the upper right near the time.…I will also show you a keyboard shortcut you can use…a little bit later in this movie.…I'm going to simply click on the icon…in the upper right hand corner…and Siri will immediately be listening for me…to ask her a question or speak a command.…
(computer beeps)…Open Safari.…And you can see that Siri responds to my command…by showing the text and now actually opening up the program.…Let's go ahead and do some other examples.…(computer beeps)…Go to Apple.com.…(computer beeps)…And you can see now that it opens up…to my default browser, Chrome,…and opens up to the website Apple.com.…Let's check out a few more examples.…
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.