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| Helpful Reminder List for Macintosh OSX.2 Users (Jaguar)
By Cynthia Kirkeby
Mar 17, 2008, 13:01
Quick Notes for Using the Computer OSX.2 (Jaguar)
This is by no means a comprehensive list of information on how to use OSX.2. For people who are just starting out, however, this should be a helpful list.
Apple Key + S = save
Apple Key + P = print
Apple Key + C = copy
Apple Key + V = paste
Apple Key + N = Creates a new page in the program that you're currently using.
Apple Key + Q = Quits the program that you're using.
Click the red button on the left to close a window.
Click the yellow button to hide it momentarily - it will be in the right side of the dock.
IS A PROGRAM OPENED OR CLOSED?
If an icon has a little triangle under it in the dock, then it's open.
To close the program, click and hold. A menu will appear... don't unclick....
Slide up to Quit.
This will close the program.
Try not to keep too many programs open at the same time if you're not using them.
IF A PROGRAM CRASHES OR FREEZES
Click on the desktop (the blue design on your screen - not inside any
of the white windows).
Click on the blue apple in the upper left corner of the screen.
Pull down to Force Quit.
This will show a list of programs that are open.
Click on the program that is frozen.
Click Force Quit.
This will shut down only that program.
You can now reopen the program by clicking on it in the Dock and it
will restart that program.
Internet Explorer - blue E in the Dock
If your home page is AOL - click on the home at the top of the page to go back there at any point.
If you like a web page and want to send it automatically to a friend:
Click and hold down the Mail icon (at the top right of the screen).
Scroll down to send link and type in the address of your friend.
It will automatically open and send a letter with the link built in.
Desert Shores, Cruise West, etc. is under Favorites - pull it down on the menu at the top of the page until you see the name - Explorer will take you there.
To save something to your Favorites, go to the top toolbar. Click on Favorites and pull down to save to favorites. It will show up on your list from then on.
Mail - The image of a stamp in the Dock
In (Your inbox - all mail goes here when it comes in) To get rid of a piece of mail, click delete on your keyboard.
Drafts - If you dont want to send something right away. Click save as draft.
Sent - This keeps a copy of everything you send unless you delete it.
Reply - Answer someones mail. It automatically addresses it to them.
Forward - Send something you like to other friends.
Click the address book at the top of the window after you push
To send to one person just click on their email address.
To send to more than one person, click on the first one then hold
down shift on your keyboard and click on everyone else to whom
youd like to send the letter.
Compose - Write a letter.
If you start to type someones name or address, the computer will
fill in the rest.
Little paper airplane Sends your letter when you click it.
Address Book - Gold book with the @ symbol on it in the Dock
To add a person:
Click on the Address Book.
Click on the group to which you want to add the name.
Hold down Apple Key + N on your keyboard.
Type in the information - Use return or tab to move from item to item.
iTunes Music Notes picture in the Dock
To play music:
Click on the icon in the dock that has the music notes.
Choose the playlist that you want (on the left side).
Click the arrow key at the top to start the music.
Click on the same spot (two vertical lines) to stop the music.
To play a CD:
Insert the CD in to your computer.
iTunes will launch and automatically set up the CD.
Push play or stop.
To import music from a CD:
Insert the CD.
iTunes will launch and set up the CD.
In the upper right corner youll see a little icon (round) that says
import. Click on the and it will start importing all of the songs.
If you dont like a song, uncheck it on the left side.
To give the CD its own playlist:
Go to File.
Highlight Create New Smart Playlist.
Give the playlist a name that is part of the Artists name.
The computer will automatically import anything with his or her
name into that playlist.
Click on Top 25 Most Played to play your favorites. The computer keeps track of what you play the most.
Listen to the radio (iTunes).
Click on Radio to listen to radio stations.
Choose the type you like and click on the little arrow on the left of
the name to see the list of stations available.
Click twice on the station name to start the music or on the arrow
on the top left.
Click on the same spot (now looks like a square) to stop the music.
The icon of Sherlock Holmes hat and Magnifying Glass in the Dock
Sherlock has all sorts of fun stuff built into it. This is a good place to explore. Top items of interest:
Check your stock.
Click on the stock symbol
Type in the symbol or name of the company.
This will show you how your stock is doing.
This also has a little chart on the right that shows how its doing
over a year, week, or today.
Find a Movie
Click on the film reel.
Put in zip code.
If you want to find whats playing at a theater - click Theaters.
If you want to see where a particular movie is playing - click Movies
instead and youll see a list of theaters and the trailer.
The movie times that are still available will be in the upper right
corner of the window.
Type in part of the name or the type of business, and the city.
It will show a list of businesses. Click on the business you want.
Youll see directions and a map.
Click print (left side above the driving directions and the printer will
print the directions and the map.)
Check the status of a flight.
Pull down the list on the left that says All Airlines and choose the airline
you want to check.
If you know the flight number enter it, if not, put in the
departure and arrival locations and youll get a list of flights. Click on the flight that you wanted.
This program will show everything about the flight, just like you see at the airport, including what time the flight left, how long its been in the air, if it's going to be late, and how fast it's flying. Very cool!
Need to look up a word? This is the place.
Type in words and get the dictionary definition and the thesaurus entry as well.
There are other things to check out here as well, such as eBay. Poke around a little.
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