Apple Mac – OS X Basics Module 2:
Mouse & Keyboard Basics

 

Length

Description

   

25:36

Mouse Basics – Clicking Correctly

Over the years, I’ve found that a majority of people aren’t really using their mouse the right way. This is not to say they’re using it completely wrong, but they misunderstand when they’re supposed to click once, and when they’re supposed to double-click.

In many cases, they double-click everything, which can cause unexpected results and lead to frustration and confusion.While there unfortunately is no dead simple, clear-cut rule for when to click and when to double-click that can be said in one or two sentences, this lesson goes over most of the common examples and variations a few times to show you the right way to use your mouse.

Once you see it in context, with a few different examples, it’ll start to make more sense. The lesson also clarifies terminology that a lot of people misuse, and explains when to “right-click” (alternatively, Control-click if you have a single-button mouse, or two-finger click on a modern trackpad) and why you might want to do so.

   

13:34

A Simple Secret That Makes the Computer Faster and Easier to Use

Most people use their computer in a way that slows them down and makes the whole thing more slow and frustrating than it has to be — learn a few simple steps in this quick easy lesson that you can use every day to make things quicker and easier with just a few clicks.

   

8:24

Using “Modifier Keys” – What Are They, & How Can They Make the Computer Easier?

This video lesson explains the right way to use the “modifier keys” on your keyboard, including Shift, Control, Option, and Command.

I also teach you a few “keyboard shortcuts” that use those keys — when you use keyboard shortcuts along with the mouse (instead of mainly using the mouse to control the computer) it can make the computer easier and faster to use.

   

5:45

Using Cutting & Pasting with Your Keyboard Part 1

Part one of this two-part lesson teaches the basic terms and concepts related to cutting and pasting on your Mac and shows you the Command key, the modifier key used to cut, copy, and paste.
   

12:02

Using Cutting & Pasting with Your Keyboard Part 2

Part two concludes the lesson that started in the last video – see how to cut and paste step-by-step including a few example scenarios. Includes the steps for copying and pasting on an iPhone, iPad, or most other mobile devices
   

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