Apple MacBook Introduction
Dual Boot Technology
Goals and Purpose of this Session
To cover policy and check out of the MacBook laptop computer to each eligible staff
To give instructions that will enable each staff member to perform basic computer
operations needed daily, including Email, Internet access, productivity software
and multimedia software.
Policy and Check Out form – Q & A
Dual Boot Technology – This advanced computer runs both Windows XP and OS X
operating systems. Switching between these operating systems is as simple as restarting.
Setting Up – Using the MagSafe power adapter.
The Boot Screen –
Use the arrow keys (home, end
and page keys) to
choose the operating
system and press Enter.
Note: This screen will appear
every time the computer is
powered on or restarted. If
you do not select an operating
system it will automatically boot
into OS X after 30 seconds.
The Mac Desktop
Volume Battery Indicator
Menu Bar Connection
applicatio Hard Drive
The Menu Bar (across the top of the screen) (TLMB, p. 3). Changes based on open
Use to get information about your computer
Use to change Dock preferences
Use to Log Off, Shut Down, Restart
The Dock (TLMB Pp. 26 – 34)
Finder Dashboard Safari iTunes iPhoto iMovie iDVD Garage Band iCal Preferences Apple Support Trash
Single click on icon to open an application
Black triangle under icon indicates open application
Dashboard--Widgets (TLMB, p. 183)
(TLMB, Chapter 12)
Desktop and Screensaver (TLMB, p. 170)
Spotlight/Search (TLMB, p. 174)
Saving Files – Best Practices and District Policies
Staff laptop computers use a method call “synchronization” to keep the files you create on your
computer the same as what is kept on the network drive (also known as the H drive). This is
done to protect you from data loss in the event of a catastrophic computer failure. It is the
policy of the technology department for computer users to always save files as prescribed.
In Windows XP – always save your files to the H Drive. Please place only documents, and
photo files in your H drive. Logout of the computer to force an immediate synchronization.
In Mac OS X – always save your files to the appropriate corresponding folder: documents in
the documents folder, etc. Some of the Mac saving methods are automatic, ex. Music files in
iTunes are automatically placed in the music folder, Photos imported into iPhoto are
automatically placed in the Pictures folder, etc. Logout of the computer to force an immediate
PLEASE NOTE: Due to server space limitations, the only folders synchronized on the Mac are
Desktop, Documents, and Pictures. If you place music or movies on your computer you will
need to back them up using the DVD burner or an external drive.
Regardless of which operating system you use, do not put music or video files in your
The Finder Window (TLMB, p. 4, pp. 35 – 59)
Title of Finder Window
A ? may be
displays Document Preview
Files and Folders and Information
folders (Double Click to
Open in Application
Use automatically created folders to save files:
Save documents to the Documents Folder, pictures to the Picture Folder, movies to the
Movies Folder, etc.
To delete a file, drag to the Trash
To move a file, drag to the correct folder
Use Folder Options to create new folders
Files will be synchronized with the Edgewood network
Click on Applications to see all available applications
To add application icon to Dock, drag icon to dock and release
To remove an application from the Dock, drag it to the desktop and release.
Location Box Google Search
(press and hold Back Add to Bookmarks
button to see list of
Access a Printer on the Edgewood Network
Printers for OS X are added automatically based on the building or workgroup you are
assigned. In addition to printers in your building, district media center printers and training
room printers are also available to all. When printing a document, choose the correct printer
from the list that appears in the print dialog box.
To view all available printers or manually install a network printer, use the Printer Setup
Utility. For detailed instructions, see the document, “IP Printer Install for Mac”.
To set a default printer, open System Preferences, click Printers and Fax and set it in the
Drop down box: Selected printer in print dialog.
NOTE: When printing, it is wise to always check to see which printer is selected
in order to avoid sending documents to the wrong printer.
To Add a Printer at Home
See instructions on page 48
of the User’s Guide and page 88 in
To Burn Data Files to a CD
(User’s Guide, p. 69 and TLMB, p.
After inserting a blank CD, Files and Folders to Burn Button
choose to open Finder, then be burned to
drag the files you wish to CD/DVD
burn to a CD to the CD drive
Once all files have been placed, click on the Burn Icon
Hint: Open two Finder Windows and drag from one to the other (TLMB, p. 182)
To Burn a Music CD
After inserting the blank CD, choose Open
iTunes and follow the directions on the
Check the Help Menu in iTunes for step-by-
Log Out/Shut Down (TLMB, p. 187)
To synch your files, log out (Apple Menu) or choose Synch Now from menu bar
Simply close the LCD
Use Apple Menu to Log Out or Shut Down
If the computer locks up:
1. Use Force Quit (hold down CMD and OPTION keys and hit ESC), then choose the
application to quit
2. Force Power Off by holding down the power button until computer shuts down
Choose Applications, Utilities, Disk Utilities
Choose Repair Permissions
Use “update” for user name and password
EDGE TECH CAFÉ by Kathy Korty – An Edgewood web site with teacher resources and
helpful links: http://web.mac.com/kortyk/iWeb/Edge%20Tech%20Cafe/Home.html
Edgewood City Schools Technology website: www.edgewoodschools.net
(this web site is currently under construction)
Mac Help Menu
The Little Mac Book User’s Guide
Go to Apple Support
Apple Discussion Groups
Turn in Trouble Trakker Ticket
When downloading, loading new software, updating existing programs or changing
system settings, if you are asked for an admin password and user name, use update
Playing a DVD for the first time requires you to select a REGION CODE. The USA is in
REGION 1. Use update for the admin username and password.
Close/Minimize/Zoom are in the upper left-hand corner. A red dot in the close icon indicates
the file has not been saved since changes were made last.
To resize windows, use the lower right hand corner to drag to desired size. The Zoom button
(green plus) zooms from the default window size to the resized window size.
Scroll arrows are at the bottom right of the screen.
RIGHT CLiCK using the track pad:
In OS X - CTRL Click for right mouse button.
In WinXP – two fingers on the track pad and click for right mouse button.