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  • 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 member. 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. MacBook familiarization: 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 Active Volume Battery Indicator Application Wireless Menu Bar Connection — Spotlight Changes based on active applicatio Hard Drive n Icon The Desktop The Dock The Menu Bar (across the top of the screen) (TLMB, p. 3). Changes based on open applications
  • Apple Menu Always available 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) Tutorial: http://www.apple.com/macosx/quicktours/dashboard.html System Preferences (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 synchronization. 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 H drive. The Finder Window (TLMB, p. 4, pp. 35 – 59)
  • Title of Finder Window currently open Folder Options Toolbar View Buttons Spotlight The globe indicates full network access. A ? may be seen when working off the network Folder Contents Sidebar (Files) displays Document Preview Files and Folders and Information drives and 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. Safari
  • To Bookmarks Location Box Google Search Engine Back/Forward Buttons (press and hold Back Add to Bookmarks button to see list of visited pages 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 TLMB To Burn Data Files to a CD (User’s Guide, p. 69 and TLMB, p. 180) 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 Icon CD/DVD Drive
  • 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 screen. Check the Help Menu in iTunes for step-by- step instructions. 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 Help 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 Disk Utilities 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 Tutorials Apple Discussion Groups Internet Search Turn in Trouble Trakker Ticket Hints 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 for both. 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.