Mac OS Basics

This is the outline for Wesley Fryer's 3 hour workshop, Mac OS (Macintosh Operating System) Basics.

Last updated 25 April 2011.

Apple Resources

File System / Finder
- About (System Info)
- File Structure (Applications, User Folders)
- Ejecting / Safely removing media
- Optical v USB v Firewire
- icons (iconfactory)

Shutdown / Sleep

System Preferences
- Wifi / Bluetooth
- Accessibility
- Video extras
-- Perian
-- Windows Components for QuickTime
-- MS Silverlight
- Display / multiple displays

Force Quit Apps

Browsers
- Safari
- Chrome
- FireFox

App Launch Options
- Spotlight
- Dock
- Finder Window Launcher

Utilities
- Disk Utility (repair permissions)

Apple Apps
- Preview (PDF combination, scanning)
- Facetime (desktop app)
- iTunes
- iPhoto
- iMovie

3rd Party Apps
- Seashore
- NeoOffice
- Audacity
- Appolicious
- Google Earth / SketchUp
- VLC

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