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Tips and Tricks for new users to Mac OS X Lion

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OS X Lion resources

  1. 1. Mac Attack Mac Basics Staff Development October, 2013
  2. 2. Basics: Hardware
  3. 3. Basics: Hardware
  4. 4. Basics: Hardware
  5. 5. Basics: Trackpad
  6. 6. Basics: Trackpad
  7. 7. The Finder The Desktop The Dock Access the Finder anytime Resize the Dock Shortcuts The Finder is the desktop interface of a Mac. It allows users to move, copy, delete, and open files, navigate through folders, and move windows around the desktop. The Finder loads automatically when the computer starts up and is always running in the background. TIP: Any item on the dock that has a glowing sphere below it is open. To quit any open application, click and hold on the item in the dock and choose quit from the menu that appears.
  8. 8. Finder: Parts & Pieces 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 6 1 5 1 1. Apple Menu: Launch recently opened applications, shut down or log out from here 2. Wireless Signal: Make sure this signal is black. If gray click and select BPS 3. Spotlight: Search for files, folders and applications located on your computer 4. Hard Drive: This contains all of your files, folders and applications 5. Sidebar: This shows shortcuts to important locations on your hard drive or the server 6. Finder Window: Use this when navigating for files, folders or applications on your computer
  9. 9. Finder: Parts & Pieces 1. Window close, minimize, and zoom buttons 2. Finder window view buttons – icon, list, column, and cover flow 3. Action Menu - Quick access to Finder functions for highlighted items, such as Get Info, Move to Trash, and Services. 4. Item Arrangement button - In any view, you can organize the window by clicking the item arrangement button and choosing one of the ways to group items. 5. Search Field - Start typing a word or phrase and Spotlight will search your Mac for any matches. 6. Right pane - The contents of a selected folder are shown in this pane. 7. Pane edge - Drag to resize. 8. Devices - A device connected to your computer, such as a DVD, USB device, or your Time Machine backup disk. 9. Sidebar - Items are grouped into categories: Favorites, Shared, and Devices—the top portion has Favorites which contains quick access to All My Files, Applications, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Movies, Music, and Pictures. 10. Back / Forward buttons – You can use the back button to return one step back and the forward button to go forward.
  10. 10. Finder: The Dock The Dock is the bar of icons that sits at the bottom or side of your screen. It provides easy access to some of the applications on your Mac, displays which applications are currently running, and holds windows in their minimized state. It's also the place to find the Trash (its icon looks like a waste basket). Tip: Click and hold on an item in the dock to reveal an option menu Tip: Quickly see what applications are running by the little glow below the icon Tip: Drag an application from your Finder window into the Dock to have a shortcut appear. Tip: Drag an icon off the Dock to remove it.
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  12. 12. Screen Shots Screen shots are a handy trick to know. When you take a screen shot, you are capturing what is on your screen to use when building lessons, sending notes in email, or asking your tech for help. Below are the four most common types of screen shots. • Command-Shift-3: Takes a screenshot of the screen, and saves it as a file on the desktop • Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Takes a screenshot of an area and saves it as a file on the desktop • Command-Control-Shift-3: Takes a screenshot of the screen, and saves it to the clipboard • Command-Control-Shift-4, then select an area: Takes a screenshot of an area and saves it to the clipboard
  13. 13. Keyboard Shortcuts What you see in the menu In the Finder Switching Between Apps
  14. 14. Keyboard Shortcuts The Dock Working with Text Windows & Dialogs
  15. 15. Keyboard Shortcuts Troubleshooting and Miscellaneous Shortcuts