Apple Max – OS X Module 6:
Tips to Make the Computer Easier & Save Time






How to Arrange and Organize Icons On Your Desktop

This video lesson gives you some tips on different ways you can make your desktop more organized and set up the way you want.



How to Arrange, Organize, and Easily Find Your Files, Emails, Music and More With Column View

People see their music, photos, documents, emails and more on their screen, arranged in columns every day (think of your email inbox with columns for From, Subject, Date Sent, etc), but a lot of people have no idea you can use column view to quickly and easily arrange things to make them more organized and make things easier to find and work with.

This lesson shows you a few tricks you probably never knew about a wide range of programs on your computer that will make them easier to use.



Overview of the Dock

In this lesson I explain the basics of the “Dock” the strip of icons at the bottom of your Mac’s screen.



How to use Apple’s Mission Control (formerly Exposé) to Make Using Your Mac More Efficient

Mission Control is one of the coolest features of Mac OS X that I use every day to make it easier to navigate my Mac. It’s hard to describe, so it’s best to just watch the lesson and see what you think.

In the lesson I’ll show you how it works and how to easily set it up on your computer.

Note: the lesson refers to Exposé, but Apple has renamed it Mission Control. It still works fundamentally the same way.



How to Make Text Larger and Easier to Read in the Finder

In this lesson I show you how to change a setting in the Finder (the part of OS X through which you view the desktop, as well as all files & folders on your computer) which increases the “font size”.

This makes words, such as the names of files & folders, larger and easier to read.



How to Change the Resolution of Your Computer Screen

The resolution of your computer’s display (screen) is the number of “pixels” (dots) which make up the image on the screen. Newer computers usually come with very high resolution screens which can sometimes make things look smaller than you might want.

This lesson helps you understand exactly what the resolution means to you and helps you decide on the best setting for your computer screen and your personal needs.

The information in this lesson used together with the information in the lesson above can make a big difference in how clearly you can see what’s on the screen, especially if you have vision problems.



How to Use the Zoom Feature of Your Mac to Zoom in on Any Detail on The Screen

Your Mac comes with a number of features designed to help people with vision or hearing problems use the computer more easily. These features are part of a system called “Universal Access”.

The specific Universal Access feature we’re looking at in this lesson is the Zoom feature, which allows you to easily zoom in and out of parts of the screen. This can be a huge help if you have vision problems, and a very handy tool even if you can see fine.


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