Tutorial: Macintosh OS X—Getting Started
Macintosh OS X is UNIX based and UNIX certified. UNIX is supported by developers all over the world. UNIX has been evolving since 1969 and is considered the most stable and secure operating system available.
Learning to use the Macintosh Operating System is like learning any new skill. Start with the basics. You’ll be amazed how fast you’ll pick up progressively more advanced techniques.
Getting Started—Video Tutorials. Most of these videos are less than 3 minutes.
Anatomy of a Mac
The Finder: using the Sidebar
Move to Mac
Switching to a Mac from a PC
Personalizing Your Mac
Setting Up Your Wireless Network
Going Further with Mail
Organizing you Mail
Time Machine Basics
The OS X Finder is your way to manage all your files. Leaning how to manage where you work is saved and how to keep your work organized is an essential skill. Here are some tips that will help you take advantage of OS X to better manage you work.
Copying and Pasting Files
Customizing the Finder
Managing Multiple Windows
Advanced “Find File” Options
Boolean Searches in Spotlight
Getting Detailed Information about a File or Folder
Where did this file come from?
Securing Your Computer and Files.
Lookup Definitions from Multiple Sources
Understanding Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard Capture Keyboard Shortcuts
Setting Up Workspaces (Spaces)
Mail Productivity Tips
Mail is a critical tool in today’s world. These tips take you beyond the basics. Being a power Mail user is easy and will have a positive impact on your productivity.
Multiple eMail Accounts
Junk Mail Filtering
Creating “To Do” items in Mail
Using Data Detectors in Mail
Mail as RSS Reader
Organizing RSS in Mail
Mail Web Link *Fast*
Using Lists in Mail
Downloading Linked Files
Using Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) in Mail
Using Mail Conversation Threads
Safari is an advanced Web browser. Leaning to go beyond the basics with Safari will enable you do work more efficiently.
Private Web Browsing
Safari Tab Tips
Bookmarking Multiple Tabs
Opening Multiple Sites Instantly
PDFs in Safari
Getting Started—Text Tutorials
Video tutorials are great, but sometimes all you need is a picture and some text to see how something is done. These text tutorials are great “jolts” of information that show how to do a task in a simple, easy to understand format.
Quickly Switch Between Applications
Block Ads in Safari
Email a PDF
Quickly Email a Photo
Email a Web Link Instantly
Add a Buddy to iChat
Create a Buddy Icon with Photo Booth
Add an RSS Feed to Mail
About this Tutorial
This resource guide was written and is maintained by Jerry Monti. Jerry Monti is a technology trainer at the Knight Digital Media Center. If you have suggestions or additional resources you think would be good to add to this tutorial, please email me
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