INTRODUCTION TO MAC OS Basics
Application Menu Status Menu Spotlight Apple Menu Desktop Dock
DESKTOP • Apple Menu- Access software updates, system preferences, sleep, shut down, and recent items • Application Menu- Contains menus for the current application. • Status Menu- Shows the status of your computer or gives quick access to certain features • Spotlight- Search field for entire computer • Desktop- Workspace • Dock- Displays shortcuts to applications
PERSONALIZE • Take a few minutes to personalize your machine • Click on Apple Menu --> Dock --> Dock Preferences
THE FINDER Close, minimize, zoom View Buttons Action Menu Search Sidebar Remaining HDD Space
FINDER • Close, Minimize, Zoom - They close, minimize and zoom. • Sidebar- Contains breakdown and access of your HDD, and primary folders. Contains a way to look at all documents, music, movies, videos, photos. Flash drives and CD’s get displayed here too. • View- Changes the way the finder displays the contents of the folders. • Action Menu- Info, trash, label, duplicate • Search- Searches computer
STOP!!! • Before you go any further, go to: Finder--> xserve01--> Final Work-->2014-2015-->Leonard--> A Thousand Roads • Copy the Folder A Thousand Roads to your documents folder.
PERSONALIZE • Using the finder, drag applications to your dock • Click on Apple Menu -->System Preferences
SYSTEM PREFERENCES Click Here: Change your desktop background Click Here: Change your mouse settings Click Here: Change your password and log on icon
Icon Password User Name Here you can change your user name and password, and add startup icons.
PERSONALIZE • Take a few minutes to personalize your machine • Mouse settings • Password and icon • Desktop Image (appropriate content and resolution) • When done go back to your system preferences
DON’T DO THIS! Good Bad
SPACES AND EXPOSE` Spaces allows you to emulate additional desktop space. This allows you to be better organized when having multiple applications open.
EXPOSE` • Expose allows you designate “hot corners” as shortcuts for functions delegated to the keyboard.
PERSONALIZE • Take a few minutes to personalize your machine • Create any spaces you like and practice using them • Use expose’ to utilize hot corners, or turn them off.
SHORTCUT KEYS • Shortcut keys are a way to map functions to keyboard button combinations as a means to increase productivity, and have quick access to actions that are frequently used. • Shortcut keys can make your FPC experience substancially better.
SHORTCUT KEYS • cmd N - New (in app) • cmd(shift) N - New Folder • cmd O - Open • cmd P - Print • cmd H- Hide • cmd- W Close • cmd Q - Quit • cmd(shift) Q- Log out • cmd Z - Undo • cmd(shift) Z - Redo • cmd A - select all • cmd(shift) A - Deselect • cmd C - Copy • option(C&D) - Copy • cmd X - Cut • cmd V- Paste • cmd S- Save • cmd TAB- cycle through applications • ctrl(arrow)- cycle though spaces
ONCE YOU’RE SET UP... • Writing Prompt • Using PAGES, I want you to write a half page summery of your favorite movie GENRE. What aspects of the genre appeal to you and why? What conventions do we see within this genre (shot type, music, tone, style, colors, copy, etc.) Explain • Find a movie trailer that categorizes under your chosen genre. Explain what aspects of the trailer aid your description and write an additional paragraph.