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Prepared for the Whittier Area Macintosh User Group, this slide set accompanied a "live" demonstration of the Keyboard Viewer and Dictionary apps.

Prepared for the Whittier Area Macintosh User Group, this slide set accompanied a "live" demonstration of the Keyboard Viewer and Dictionary apps.

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  • 1. May 18, 2013More Macintosh BasicsWhittier Area Macintosh User GroupSaturday, May 18, 13
  • 2. Today’s Session✤ Keyboard and Character Viewers✤ DictionarySaturday, May 18, 13
  • 3. Notes for today are on Slidesharehttp://slideshare.net/wamug/Saturday, May 18, 13
  • 4. Keyboard Preferences✤ Apple Menu > System Preferences> Keyboard✤ Key Repeat✤ Delay Until Repeat✤ Function KeysSaturday, May 18, 13
  • 5. More Keyboard Goodness✤ To show Keyboard andCharacter Viewers in Menu Bar✤ Check box “ShowKeyboard ...”✤ Resize with multitouch gestures ✤ Or click and drag margin✤ DEMOSaturday, May 18, 13
  • 6. DictionarySaturday, May 18, 13
  • 7. Dictionary: Systemwide PopupDefinitions✤ In most Mac applications–Safari, TextEdit, Mail, Pages,you name it–✤ Position cursor over theword you want to know✤ Press Control-Command-D( ) [or three-finger tap on trackpad]✤ Invokes Dictionary app andpresents definitionSaturday, May 18, 13
  • 8. Dictionary: Contextual Menus✤ Select a word✤ Control-click (or right click)✤ Select “Look Up in Dictionary (orLook Up)”✤ Instant gratification? Three-finger tap on your iPadSaturday, May 18, 13
  • 9. Dictionary: Use Spotlight✤ Invoke Spotlight (Cmd-spacebar)✤ Type in word you want defined✤ Hover over the word to see thefull definition✤ Enter Cmd-L to go to definitionwithout mousing over✤ Select word and press Return +(or Cmd-D) to see full definitionand WikipediaSaturday, May 18, 13
  • 10. Dictionary: Speak to Me✤ System Preferences > Dictationand Speech✤ Text to Speech tab; choosevoice✤ Select a word✤ Control-click (right-click),choose Speech > Start speakingSaturday, May 18, 13
  • 11. Dictionary: Changing Sources✤ Select Dictionary > Preferences tosee list of references✤ Change at will …Saturday, May 18, 13
  • 12. ✤ Finder Help Menu (Shift-Cmd-?)✤ New, improved Google Mapshttp://tinyurl.com/c7njuco(Request an invite)✤ Macworld Video http://tinyurl.com/dy9ulabResourcesSaturday, May 18, 13
  • 13. endWhittier Area Macintosh User GroupSaturday, May 18, 13