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macOS Manual For Beginners | 2021 Edition

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Lessons in This Class

19 Lessons (1h 35m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Finder File Organisation

    • 3. Dock Bar and Basic Settings

    • 4. Trackpad Usage

    • 5. Advanced Settings

    • 6. Menue Bar

    • 7. Keyboard Shortcuts

    • 8. Application Installation

    • 9. Useful Applications

    • 10. Cloud Storage

    • 11. Spotlight Search

    • 12. Preinstalled Applications

    • 13. Apple Mail

    • 14. Safari Browser

    • 15. 25 advanced Shortcuts

    • 16. My Favorite Mac Features

    • 17. macOS and iOS

    • 18. UPDATE: macOS Catalina

    • 19. UPDATE: macOS Big Sur

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About This Class

Become a Mac pro in 60 minutes + lots of keyboard shortcuts for better handling in everyday and professional life ✅

Own research = zero

No need to do your own research into what you're used to and how to transfer it to your Mac.

Adé! Frustration

Save yourself the frustration of switching to a Mac and learn how to use it correctly and confidently from the start.

Save money

No additional contributions for travel, accommodation or training fees like in a 1:1 coaching.

Time saving

You will soon be working much more effectively and productively with the tips from the pro's. Every click is now right.

Hidden functions

Discovering and applying hidden features in the operating system will soon make you a Mac pro.

Are there any specific requirements or prerequisites for this course?

You should be able to operate a computer (basic knowledge)

Content Overview:

Lesson 1: Learn how to store and manage pictures, videos, and documents in Finder.
Lesson 2: Learn to customize basic system settings.
Lesson 3: After this lesson, you'll get the most out of your Mac with the trackpad.
Lesson 4: Learn to confidently apply advanced system settings.
Lesson 5: Learn how to customize the menu bar.
Lesson 6: Learn the most important Mac keyboard shortcuts for effective productivity.
Lesson 7: Learn to manage, install, and uninstall applications.
Lesson 8: Learn about useful tools to make your day easier.
Lesson 9: Learn what the cloud is for, how to activate it, and how to use it properly.
Lesson 10: Learn about the Spotlight search and advanced search features.
Lesson 11: Learn how to use the pre-installed Office applications.
Lesson 12: Learn how to configure the mail client and send your first mail.
Lesson 13: Learn to customize Safari to your personal taste.

What is the target group?

Mac switcher
Mac beginner
Computer course interested people
Mac owner
Companies that are converting their employees to a Mac
PC Switch to Mac
MacBook owner
MacBook Air owner
Macbook Pro owner
iMac Owner
If you don't have a Mac yet, but are considering buying a Mac.
To prepare before you buy a Mac.

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1. Introduction: Welcome to the switch to make course. In this course, I will show you everything you need to know to get started with a Mac computer. I have been working with a MAC for a long time and now I would like to share my knowledge and experience with beginners in new commerce. Switching to Madison introductory calls for users who would like to have a simple and understandable introduction to get started quickly. In the course, I will show all the basics of the operating system Mac OS, which are necessary for everyday life. I will explain step-by-step how you can use your Mac efficiently in everyday life. How you can get the many advantages for your professional life out of your Mac. Since I want to introduce you to the operating system as quickly as possible, we will take a look at the file management and the dark bar. That way we will quickly get to installing applications. Then I'll show you a lot of tricks like shortcuts for everyday use. I'll also show you the features and applications that come with a MEK. By the end of the course, you will have learned so much about the Mac that you will be able to use your new Mac safely and quickly. This course is designed for fresh Mac users who want to build or expand their knowledge. The course is designed for newcomers who are new to the magnetic Yunus who want to learn more if your goal is to use the Mac and everyday or professional life, This course is perfect for you. Thank you for your interest in this course. I hope I've made you curious. Now, if you'd like to learn more about the Mac, watch another free video. See you soon. 2. Finder File Organisation: In this video, we take care of the Finder at Mac. After this video, you'll be able to use the mac file browser safely. The finder is the equivalent of Windows Explorer. Here you will find all the files on your Mac listed. You start the Finder by clicking the smiley icon on the far left of your doc. Navigating through folders is intuitive. And just like you are used to windows. From the top bar, you can easily change the way folders and files appear. Try it out for yourself and see which view you like best. Here you can set how the files are organized. For example, whether they are sorted by date modified or date created. Next, let's take a look at the settings in the finder. To do that, click finder and settings on the left side of the bar. Under show these items on your desktop. You can control which items are shown on your hard drive. For example, you can show and hide your hard drives and automatically show other connected drives on your desktop. I recommend selecting your home folder in the show new finder windows section. Here you will find your pictures, documents, movies, et cetera. The home folder corresponds to the My Documents folder in Windows. Whenever you open a new window in the finder, your home folder will open automatically. You can open a new Finder window with the key combination command end n. You can ignore the text for now. Under site by, you can choose which of your folders are displayed in your sidebar. The sidebar is this area in your Finder window. I recommend unchecking all my files, iCloud Drive programs, Desktop Documents, Downloads, music, and your home folder. Of course, you can make other changes later. You can also drag and drop folders into your favorites bar. You can ignore the advanced settings for now. In the Applications folder, you will find Oreo and stalled programs clearly listed. This folder corresponds to the Program Files folder in Windows. If you want to uninstall a program, simply put the icon in the trash. Afterwards you have to confirm with your password and the program will be uninstalled automatically. The desktop is your desktop. I recommend to keep the desktop as tidy as possible. If you create a new folder on your desktop, it will also appear in the folder view in the Finder. The Documents folder is where you store your documents, which you create with words or other word processing programs. For example, downloads this your downloads from your web browser on mail program. Devices shows all your active hard drives and connected removable storage devices, such as USB sticks or memory cards. For example, if you plug in a USB flash drive, it will automatically appear as a drive under your devices. That's it for this video. 3. Dock Bar and Basic Settings: This video is about the dark bar and some basic settings for your Mek. After watching this video, you will be familiar with the dark bar and able to make some basic settings on your Mac. When you move the cursor to the bottom of your screen, the dark bar appears. You will find various applications here. It's best to put the applications you use most often in the dock. Just drag and drop to add them. Just go to the Applications folder and drag the application of your choice to your doc bomb. To remove an application, simply drag and drop it into the Applications folder. If you select an item and drag it from the dock, it will be removed automatically. You can also change the position of each icon again by dragging and dropping. In the right part of the dock by you will find downloads endure trashed by default. But you can also view other folders there. To do this, go to the Finder and select a folder on your favorite spot. Then right-click at too dark and it will be added to the dock. You can remove it from the dock by choosing options and remove. Now let's look at some basic MAC settings. Click the Apple icon and then click System Preferences. Under General, you refine some settings related to the appearance of your Mac. For example, you can darken the menu bars are changed, the selection color. Windows uses are sometimes a bit irritated because the scroll bar is not automatically displayed in the web browser. Only a few really scroll it will be displayed. Let's take a look at The scroll bar on the right is invisible. Only when we scroll it becomes visible. You can change this behavior in the settings. If you click on always, this bar is always shown. Let's go back to the main menu by clicking on back. Under desktop and screensaver, you can change your desktop background. Here you can choose from some standard backgrounds. Of course, you can also choose your own pictures as background. You can do this by clicking on the plus button and then selecting the folder. You want to use screensavers and no longer absolutely necessary with LCD and LED screens. But if you want to set a nice screensaver, He is the menu for it. You can customize your doc bar in the dark menu. For example, you can change the size of the dark bar. Optionally, you can also place the dark bar on the left or right of your screen. Mission Control is a clear display of all currently open Windows. By default, you call Mission Control by pressing F3 or control end up arrow. You can then quickly switch back and forth between the open applications with a click, press the F3 key again to close Mission Control. I would leave the mission control settings as they are for now. However, experienced users can make some adjustments here. The menu item language and region contains settings for the system language and colander format. The menu item security contains advanced security settings. To make changes here you must be locked in with an administrator account. Then click on the lock to edit it. You must now confirm the changes with the password. You can then change the security settings. As a beginner, it is best to leave the settings as they are. A handy feature of mx is spotlight search. You can open it by clicking the magnifying glass in the upper-right corner of the screen or by pressing command and space bar in the finder, you can quickly find specific files and folders or some other things. For example, you can view the current Bundesliga match schedule. Double-click the Escape key to close the spotlight search. In the settings, you can determine which events and files are displayed in the spotlight search. If you do not want certain folders to be found in the search, you can add them to a kind of blacklist here. These folders will not be found by the spotlight search. Let's say I don't want my movies to be found. I select the movie folder, click select, and then the movies folder and all the files in it no longer appear in this spotlight search. Under messages you can choose which programs can send you messages. These messages will pop up on your screen and tell you about reminders on new messages. If you don't want to be disturbed at night, you can also choose a specific time when no new messages will appear. That's it for this video. 4. Trackpad Usage: This video is about the trackpad and how to navigate between full-screen windows. After watching this video, you will know the features of your trackpad and how to work quickly and effectively with full-screen windows. A MacBook has a high-quality trackpad that makes it easy to use without a mouse to learn about the features. Let's go to System Preferences. To do so, we click the Apple icon in the upper left corner again and then click System Preferences in the menu item track Pet, the different functions of the trackpad are listed and explained. On the right, you see an animation of the individual functions, how they are used, and what they do. By taking the checkbox, you can activate or deactivate all functions. A relatively new function is the strong click, especially when surfing, I find this function very useful. You can find out what is hidden behind a link by a strong click. In a second small window, a preview of the link is shown. You mark a word with strong click, for example, in a word processor. You can also have the word looked up automatically in the lexicon or dictionary. The touchpad also supports various multi-touch gestures. You can scroll with two fingers in two different directions. With the natural scrolling direction, the content follows the movement of your fingers, similar to squatting on touchscreens like iPad or iPhone. The natural scrolling direction takes some getting used to. But actually, this direction is much more intuitive. After a short period of getting used to it, I started to appreciate this direction. Other multi-touch gestures as zooming in and out with two fingers are rotating images. Under other guest chairs. There are certain advanced guest chairs. It's best to just try the functions whether you need them or not. A very useful features, the ability to switch between full-screen apps with three fingers. In the newer operating systems of MacOS, there's a full screen mode. The full-screen mode is a very useful feature for productive work and an optimal display of the window. By clicking on the green button in the upper left corner of the window, you can switch to full screen mode by pressing the escape key or by clicking on the green button again, you can leave the full screen mode again. If the window is outside the full-screen mode, it can be minimized by clicking on the yellow button. The window then moves to the dark bar and can be easily retrieved by clicking on it. If your windows in full-screen mode, you can automatically switch back and forth between different full-screen windows by swiping it sideways with three fingers. Another useful guest chair is the one for opening the launch pets. If you zoom out with three fingers and your thump, the so-called Launchpad opens. This is where REO and start programs are listed. You can also open the Launchpads by clicking on the rocket icon and your dark bar. That was it for this video. 5. Advanced Settings: This video is about some advanced settings. After watching this video, you'll be able to make advanced system settings around your Mac. Let's go to System Preferences, then switch two monitors. Here you can change the appearance of a built in or external monitor. A useful feature of MacBook is the automatic brightness adjustment. For example, if you are working outdoors, it automatically increases the brightness of the display. You can change color settings in colors, but I recommend that beginners leave them that way. Now, let's go to the safe energy menu. The battery menu only appears if you are using your MacBook with the battery. You can use the slider to set the amount of time your Mac screen turns off automatically. I recommend setting the slider to five minutes. If you don't use your Mac 4-5 minutes, the display automatically turns off and battery life increases. I leave the checkboxes underneath it like this. I would set the slider at power supply to never. This way, the monitor will never go into hibernation mode. When you connect the power deta. Again, it's best to leave the checkboxes as they are. It's natural for the battery to wear out after a few years compared to a new MacBook. If you use your MacBook only at home on your desk, I recommend using battery mode once in a while. That way the battery will stay in US and last longer. You should run your Mac on battery at least once a week. With keyboard preferences, you can adjust your keyboard without surprise. The texts menu item heights, particularly useful feature. You can use shortcuts for frequently used text. For example, DAG stands for dear ladies and gentlemen. If I now enter DLJ And a text document and press the spacebar does automatically replaced by DO ladies and gentlemen. With the button plus, I can create my own text modules. For example, LG, love. These shortcuts can save you a lot of time when writing mails, letters, and documents. If you use an external mouse, you can customize it in the mouse menu. I will explain the trackpad and its settings in more detail in another video. Under printer and scanner, you will find a list of your installs printers. Adding a new printer is easy on a Mac. Almost all new devices or network compatible. That means you can connect them to your wireless network. To add a printer to your network, just click the plus sign. Your computer automatically searches for available printers on your network. You can now highlight a printer and click at. You can then print immediately no disk or software as required for installation. Under sounds, you will find your speaker and microphone settings. Icloud is Apple's online storage service, especially if you have multiple Apple devices such as an iPhone or iPad. You'll appreciate the service. Automatically sync photos, contexts, Music, and more. Icloud requires you to create an Apple ID and lock into all your Apple devices. Please note, however, that iCloud is not a replacement for a pool backup of your computer. And the Internet accounts. You can link accounts from services like Facebook, Twitter, Google, or iCloud to your computer. You can ignore the menu item extensions for the time being. These are configurable extensions from Apple and third party providers, but they're usually not relevant for beginners. The network menu also contains settings that you don't need as a beginner. Under Bluetooth, your stored Bluetooth devices such as a mouse, keyboard, speakers are listed. You can also add new devices here. Similar to Windows, sharing allows you to share specially selected folders or printers with people on your network. The Users and Groups menu item is similar to Windows for managing users. Here you can create or delete new users or at passwords. When kids use your Mac, you can set a parental controls to determine what features your kids can use. Again, you click the lock to change it, and then click the password to unlock it. Then you can choose to unlock only adult websites or set automatic time limits. The date and time menus self-explanatory. If the date and time cannot be set automatically over the internet as recommended and preset. You can adjust the time, the time zone here. If you want to boot from an external hard drive or USB stick, you can configure this under startup volume. Also, this menu is small for advanced users. Time Machine is a very useful feature that allows you to make automatic backups of your system. If you want to use an external hard drive with Mac, you'll need to forward it to the correct file format first. And if you want, it, does it automatically when you plug in an external drive, time machine automatically creates backups that preset intervals. If you accidentally delete a file Time Machine lets you restored quickly. I highly recommend that you take advantage of this very useful feature and make regular backups. If your Mac breaks down and you get a new device, you can use time machine to transfer your backup to your new MSc and everything will be exactly the same. The accessibility features are designed to make it easier for visually impaired or blind people to use their Mac. Now we've covered all the important system settings. And that's it for this video. 6. Menue Bar: This video is about Menu bar settings on your Mac. After this video, you'll be able to understand and use this menu bar. Let's go back to the Apple symbol in the upper left corner. We've already covered about this MSc and system preferences in other videos. Now, let's go to the App Store. App Store offers of byte variety of applications for your Mac. All of these applications have been tested by Apple and are free of viruses and Trojan horses. The App Store offers free and paid applications. Before you can download an application, you must create an Apple ID. To download a paid app, you must also have payment information such as credit cards. The purchase amount will then be automatically charged to your credit card or the account you specify. You can browse apples highlighted apps here, view the most downloaded apps, or navigate through specific categories. One of the main reasons Meg is so secure is because all applications update automatically. From the updates menu, you'll find all available updates for applications and for your operating system. I recommend that you update all your applications regularly. Especially if the update is preceded by security, you should install it as soon as possible to close any security gaps. Under used items, you will find a list of the files and programs you last used. For many Windows users control alt and remove are some of the most common keyboard shortcuts, even on a Mac application, may be unresponsive. Although this is much less common. You can quit an open application immediately, but choosing Quit immediately from the System menu all by using the command Alt and escape shortcut. In this menu, you can also put your computer into hibernation mode, restart, or switch it off. If you use several user accounts, you can also lock off a current user here. Mac hibernation is very economical. You can even leave your MSc in hibernation mode overnight without using much power. I recommend shutting down your computer completely and restarting it once a month. Some updates and features won't take effect until you restart. Now, let's look at the icons on the right side of the menu bar. On the far right is the icon for notifications. Here you can see some information, for example, about the weather or stock prices. Click on edit to change the information displayed. Under Notifications. You can see notifications from different programs, such as males. I have recently emptied the notifications, therefore, nothing is shown here at the moment, I click on the magnifying glass to open the spotlight search, but it is much faster with the key combination command and space bar. On the left side, the current user and the day of the week, width times displays. The battery symbol is of course, only available for Mac books. Click to see remaining battery life and applications that use a lot of battery power. Click the icon to the left of the battery to connect to wireless networks. Click the speaker icon to adjust the volume of your speakers. There are also keys on the keyboard for this purpose. In my case, these are the keys F1 to F2. Depending on your model, this may also be different for you. Airplay lets you connect to your Mac wirelessly to speakers or displace. It shows all the devices currently available on your network. That's it for this video. 7. Keyboard Shortcuts: This video is about the most important shortcuts on the Mac. After watching this video, you will know useful shortcuts that will help you work faster and more productively. Shortcuts are key combinations that let you perform common tasks faster. In practice, it takes a lot of time to get to the mouse with shortcuts. You can avoid this. Many of the shortcuts you know from windows work the same way on the Mac. On a Mac you use the command key to the left of the space bar for all commands that Windows uses with the Control key. Some of the most common actions you might perform are copying and pasting text files and folders. Use command and C to copy the current selection. Use command and V to paste it into the new location. The Windows shortcut command nC four cut works only with text. If you want to move a file or folder, simply copy the file or folder with commanded C and paste it to the new location with command Alt and V. This moves the folder. Instead of copying it. You can use the command and a shortcuts to select all items in the current window. The whole thing also works with texts. There are also quite useful shortcuts for text input. Command and B makes the current text bold command. And I set the selected text italic and command and you underlines the texts. Many Windows uses don't immediately know where the square and curly brackets on their keyboard are. You can set square brackets without end five or six. Without end seven, you can set a vertical line and ALS and eight or nine places curly brackets. Command and n opens in New Document and new window in the finder, in a new browser window, or a new male. Depending on the program, a different action is performed with command, end n with command. And oh, you can open a file command and S saves the current file command and P for print, prints the current document. Clicking on the red cross in the upper left corner of a window does not close the program. This is quite unusual for people switching from Windows, because Windows the program is closed with it. After I click on X, the program remains active in the background, active programs can be recognized by the small dot on the dark bar. If you click on it again, the windows will open again. The shortcut command and q closes the program completely. You can see that the DOT has disappeared and the program is closed. If your computers running slowly at the moment, you should consider closing some programs in the background as they require system resources. Windows uses often use the command and Q shortcut inadvertently, at first, the usual handle for the at sign add an email address ends the current program. The at sign is entered with alt and L instead. Command and W closed this the current window and is equivalent to clicking on the red X in the web browser. This closest the current tap with command and t, you can open a new tab. Working with tabs is much clearer than working with multiple, broader windows. The taps are clearly arranged next to each other at the top, with Command Shift and the arrow keys, you can switch between the current tabs. Command and D sets a bookmark command and our reloads the current window, the shortcut command and F opens the surge in the current window. For example, I can now search for iPad and the hits are displayed one after the other. This also works in the Finder or in a word processing application. A very useful shortcut is Command and z. With these, you can undo the current action. For example, if you accidentally delete a file or texts, are if you want to undo the last steps in your image editing, just press command N, Z. Press command and delete to remove one or more selected files or messages to the trash. If you hold down the command key, you can also easily select multiple folders or files. Mac newcomers often miss the Delete key on their keyboard. The shortcut fn, which is the key in the lower left corner of your keyboard, along with the delete key is equivalent to pressing the Delete key on Windows, you can use command and comma to quickly switch to the settings for that application. This shortcut is especially useful because the settings for each program are located elsewhere in the menu. Just like Windows, you can use command and tap to switch between currently open Windows on a Mac. When you hold down the command key and press Tab, you'll switch between the current applications. A very useful feature of max is that shortcuts always appear on the menu. When you switch to the menu, you will always see the shortcuts listed on the right. For example, command in c for copy, command in V for paste, or command in plus four, zoom in. That was it for this video. 8. Application Installation: In this video, you will learn how to install applications on your Mac. I would like to show you this using the VLC player as an example. The VLC players and excellent free video player that can play pretty much any video format. Let's open the page www video The VLC player is available for every operating system. Of course, we want the version for Mac OS to do so we click on the MacOS symbol and then on download VLC. After a few seconds, the VLC player will be downloaded automatically. By clicking on the download icon in the upper-right corner of Safari, you can find out when the download is finished. The installation file looks like a small drive. It is the so-called disk image file with the file extension.dmg. The whole thing can be thought of as an installation disk on a file with a double-click, the disk is inserted virtually. Make beginners often have difficulties installing programs. With Windows. Simply click on the setup file and the dialogue is executed. On the Mac. This dialogue is often missing and the file is installed in the background as it is now. Often a window similar to this one opens. You can then complete the installation by seeing the application icon in the Applications folder. You can then find the program in your programs folder. Uninstalling applications is easy on Macs to just move the icon to the trash. Of course, you will need to confirm your password first. That's it for this video. 9. Useful Applications: In this video, I would like to introduce you to some useful applications for the Mac. Let's start with Evernote. Evernote is a very powerful note-taking application. Evernote is through you, by the way, you can find it on the App Store. I already have it installed, so I can click open here. You must first register for free and lock into the app. Your notes are always stored online and you can access them from other devices. Evernote lets you create different folders, Safe Links, organize to-do lists and more. I would recommend that you install a second browser. Sometimes the firing may not open webpages. Here you have the option to switch to another browser. A good choice is either Mozilla, Firefox, or Google Chrome. You can download both browsers for free. The best thing to do is to search Google for the download link. I recommend that you always use the manufacturer's side for downloads. Now you will see the page result of the manufacturer Mozilla at the top of the search results. For the Mac, I don't think you need any security software. The MAC is well protected against the texts by its closed system. Some people claim that you should still install antivirus software. In my opinion, you can save yourself the purchase. And anti-virus software also makes your computer much slower. The only security program I recommend is ad block plus. At LAC plus blocks the browser. It removes unwanted banner ads or blocks pop-ups. Malicious websites are also automatically blocked. Some websites can only be operated by the revenue from their banner ads. Due to the increasing spread of ad blockers, the income of many free sites is decreasing. To support these small websites. Ad block plus does not block unobtrusive advertising. This feature can be configured and if desired, turned off completely. But I recommend to leave this feature enabled otherwise, many small websites with free offers will die out. A great free program for image editing is Jim. Jim can also be downloaded quickly and easily for free from the manufacturer's website. Gym provides unbelievably many functions for image editing. And it's a real alternative to the expensive program Photoshop from Adobe. That was it for this video. 10. Cloud Storage: This video is about Cloud Storage. I'll tell you what the Cloud Storage is and introduce you to two well-known and good solutions for cloud storage. The cloud is now an integral part of the internet and computers. It's an online storage device where you can store files or folders. Especially if you work on multiple computers. You will appreciate cloud storage services. Cloud storage services are also a great way to backup important files. One of the most popular services is Dropbox box that allows you to synchronize files across multiple computers. You can find Dropbox on WWU dot where you can download the free program. Afterwards you have to create an account with an email address and a password. And then confirm. Dropbox offers a free account, but it only offers limited storage space. When you recruit new members, you'll be rewarded with an increased storage volume. You can also increase your Dropbox storage by paying a certain amount each month. After downloading and installing Dropbox and new folder called Dropbox will appear in your file system. Here you can now create new folders or storage files as you wish. These files are then automatically uploaded and you can use them on other computers or mobile devices, such as your iPad or iPhone. The advantage of Dropbox is that files are not only stored online, but are also downloaded automatically. So you can access downloaded files even when you don't have internet access. Also useful is the ability to share folders with friends and family. You can share your folder with others via email. Then you can share and collaborate on files. Whether you want to share photos with your family or share important documents with colleagues. Dropbox makes it fast and easy. By the way, data transferred to Dropbox is done over an encrypted and secure connection. And your file stored online are also encrypted. If you accidentally changed or deleted file, you can lock into the dropbox homepage and restore previous versions of your folder or specific files is similar service to Dropbox or Google Drive. Google Drive also requires you to download a free program year. You have a free storage capacity of 15 gigabytes. Unlike Dropbox, you can't expand your online storage. However, Google Drive has an integrated office package. Within drive, you can create texts, are tables, the changes are uploaded immediately and are visible and available to other users. That's it for this video. 11. Spotlight Search: This video is about the spotlight search. You will learn about the useful special features your spotlight search has to offer. In another video, I have already briefly talked about the spotlight search and its settings. Here I would like to introduce you to some more features, the El Capitan operating system page. You can open the spotlight search by clicking on the magnifying glass in the upper-right corner of the menu bar, or even easier using the shortcuts Command Spacebar. You can also move the search window around your screen. The next time you open it, the search bow window will remain in the same place. You can leave the search by pressing the escape key. Spotlight monitors your search behavior and suggests files and programs as you type. For example, if you search for and click Safari, The next time you type S, safari will be the first one suggested. And spotlight search lets you open applications quickly without having to switch to the launchpad or finder. For example, I can type F and Firefox will appear and I can hit Enter to open the Firefox browser. You can also use the spotlight search to get weather forecasts. For example, whether Berlin shows the current weather and the forecast for the next days in Berlin. You can also view sports events and results. For example, Fc Byron shows the current results and dates of FC Bayern. With a keyword share, you can quickly display share prices. For example, shared ducks shows the ducks status, or share BMW shows the BMW share. The spotlight search is also ideal for smaller calculation tasks. You don't have to open a calculator, just type the task into the search field. For example, 1.56 times 3.9 is 6.084. You can also use the spotlight search as a currency or unit converter. For example, you can convert €5 into dollars or five inches into centimeters. The spotlight search is also perfect for quick searches for words information, our definitions. For example, type menu lawyer, and you will find information about manual lawyer on the rights. Of course, you need to be connected to the internet. That was it for this video. 12. Preinstalled Applications: This video is about the most important Apple applications already installed on your Mac. You will learn about the applications that come preloaded and what you can use them for. Newer Mac computers come with a free offers, huge prion starts. You can buy the same Microsoft Office applications you are used to, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for your Mac. But they are not cheap and Apple software has completely free. Pages is Apple's word processor similar to Word, you can create format and print documents. When you create a new document, you can choose from several templates. For example, you will find various letter templates, resumes, cuts, and more. Of course you can just start with a blank sheet of paper. As you are used to with Apple, it's very intuitive and easy to learn. Numbers is the spreadsheet application from Apple. Again, you can either start with a completely blank spreadsheet or choose one of the templates. With keynote, you can create attractive presentations. The counterpart to Microsoft PowerPoint is very easy to use, just like numbers or pages, but it still has quite a lot of features. Imovie is a video editing application. With iMovie, you can create your own videos, are cut and edit movies. Facetime is a program for video telephony between Apple devices. You can use FaceTime to call other people on their Mac, iPhones or iPads. You can make the call with or without video. Itunes is the music player from Apple. If you have an iPhone or iPod, you will know it from Windows. Itunes not only manages the music and movies on your computer, it also helps you manage your Apple mobile device. Use iTunes to sink or a populate your iPhone or iPad with music. The iTunes application also includes the iTunes store. The iTunes store is a huge online marketplace for music, videos and podcasts. When you buy content from the iTunes store, it automatically downloads to your Apple devices. Of course, you still need your Apple ID and account information. Ibooks is a virtual bookshelf. All your e-books can be stored here and read on your computer. Ibooks also has a huge online store where you can browse books in many categories. Maps is the map service from Apple. Similar to Google Maps, you can search for addresses and gets directions. That's it for this video. 13. Apple Mail: This video is about the mail application on the Mac. You learn how to create a new account and use the mail program. First, we will open the mail program with the stamp. Of course, before you can check your mail, you need to add an account first. To do this, you click on mail, end at accounts in the list. Several mail providers are already suggested. If you may provide us an unlisted just click on other mail accounts. The very convenient feature of the apple mayor client is the easy way to set up an account. All you have to do is you're enter your email address and your password, and the mail account will be set up automatically. You don't have to enter any port numbers or other information manually. Then you can receive mail or compose new messages. In the bar above the inbox, you will find buttons with the most important functions. The button with the ledger retrieves the males of all your email accounts. By clicking on the sheet with a pen, you can compose a new male. An alternative is the shortcut command and n. With this button, you can archive selected emails. They are deleted from your inbox, but only moved to another folder and not removed. By clicking on the trash, you can delete selected males. The shortcut for this is Command Enter delete key with a thumbs down button, the selected males are marked as spam and the sender will be featured in the future. With a single arrow to the left. You can reply to the center of a mail. By clicking on the double arrow. You can reply to all recipients of a male that was sent to several recipients. With this arrow, you can forward a mail to another recipient. Here, you can mark certain males with the colored flag if you like. To make it easier to follow the conversation, the Mac mail application copies conversations in your inbox. Click this arrow to expand all messages. Then click the arrow on the right to see the entire conversation in chronological order. That's it for this video. 14. Safari Browser: In this video, I would like to give you a few tips about Safari. You learn how to surf the web with ease and learn a few useful tricks. Safaris, apples default web browser pre-installed on every Mac. In the address bar at the top center of the screen. Type in the webpage you want to visit. You will see suggestions as you type. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the suggestion, to then press Enter. In the address bar, you can enter not only a web address, but also a search query. The default search engine for searching and the address bar is Google. After the search, you can change the default search engine by clicking on the magnifying glass here. By the way, you do not have to enter HTTP or www when entering an address, this will be added automatically. For example, if I enter apple dot d, The URL is immediately added and the page is called up. On the right in the address bar, we find the reload button. Let's assume you are watching a live ticker and want to refresh the page. Just click on this little arrow here and the page will reload. Alternatively, you can also use the command end our shortcut. The arrow in the circle is the download button. If you download something, the fastest way to get the file is to click here. You don't have to switch to the finder to do this. A double-click on this file here is enough. You want to open the folder where the downloaded files located. Just click on the magnifying glass next to the file and the Finder will open. The small square with the arrow is the Share button. Here you can bookmark the current website, edits to your book list, email it, or share it on Facebook. I recommend that you show the favorite spot under views, you'll see a bow with your favorites below the address bar. Here you can store the pages you use most often. You can add the current page to your bookmarks with the Share button here or with the shortcut command end D. If you move the mouse to the left edge, not only in full screen mode, the favorites will open. The farads bias. A very convenient way to have the most important pages always at hand. By clicking on this button, you can also make the bar permanently visible and hide it again. Favorites stores all the pages that are displayed here in the February bar in Safari. You can simply drag and drop your bookmarks into the favorites bar. You can also change the position of your bookmarks. You can also right-click to create a new folder to organize your bookmarks. You can also drag and drop the folders into your favorites bar. And you can also drag and drop other websites into this folder. You can also use shortcuts to open your favorites on your favorites bar command aisles. And one opens the favorite on the far left command ICT into opens the second patient, so on. If I type command Alt and one now Apple will open automatically. It's best to bookmark pages that you visit regularly. If you want to read a webpage with an article or useful information later, the bookmark list is ideal. Let's go to the page of the Frankfurter eig a mine it's item. Then tap on an article and you can edit to the book list here. You can find the reading list in the favorites bar in the tab with the glasses. By the way, the website is also saved immediately. You can access it even without an internet connection. Once you have read the page, simply remove it by clicking on the cross in the upper-right corner. This button at the top right lists all open taps clearly arranged, not just the ones you have opened on this computer, but also those on your iPad or iPhone. At the moment, I only have one tab open, therefore, only this single tap is shown here. Next, I'd like to show you how to customize your toolbar here. To do so, right-click on the grey area and any other free area here, right-click and click on customize toolbar. Afterwards you can drag and drop the buttons you want to have in the toolbar. Into the toolbar. Of course, you can also change the position of the buttons. If you want to restore the default setting, simply drag this item to your toolbar. With a click on the small plus symbol here you open a new browser tab. The shortcut to this is command and t. With the shortcut command and one, you can quickly switch to the first step with command and to use switch to the second tab and so on. Alternatively, you can use the command shift and the arrow keys to switch between the currently open tabs. For a completely new window, press command and n. When you open a new window, you can choose to see your homepage or your favorites. You can change the behavior under the settings. To do so, click Safari and preferences. On the General tab, you can set what is displayed and when you open a new page. By the way, you can also change your homepage here. But a new private window is opened via the menu File and New Private Window. Other shortcut Command Shift and n. In private mode, your usage behavior is not recorded. For example, History and search queries are not saved. You can easily identify the private mode by this gray colored address bar. If you want to close the tap, just click the small x on the left side of the tab and the shortcut is command nT W. A handy new feature is the mute function. Let's go to YouTube for this, click on any video, the speaker icon here indicates that this tab is currently playing sounds. If you click the icon, the tap is muted. Click it again to unmute it. If you want to delete your history, click on safari and still eat history in the menu. Then select the period of time for which you want to delete your history. After that, all the websites you've visited will be deleted and cannot be tracked anymore. That's it for this video. 15. 25 advanced Shortcuts: In this video, I'd like to show you 25 more basic shortcuts for the Mac. Keyboard. Shortcuts can save you a lot of time. For example, you don't have to move your mouse across the screen to perform a specific action. In practice, it takes a lot of time to keep switching between keyboard and mouse or a trackpad. Shortcuts can often help you avoid having to use the mouse. To use shortcuts. You need the command key to the left of the space bar, out and control, which is abbreviated to CTRL. Often you also need the Shift key for all shortcuts, it is important that you press the command or control key before the other keys. The whole thing is like capitalizing letters here you also need to press the Shift key before the other keys. Most often I use the shortcuts for copy and paste. You can copy text as well as files or folders with command and see you copy the current selection. The content is then copied to the so-called clipboard. You can see the contents of the clipboard in the Finder. To do so, click on edit and show clipboard with command in V. You can paste the text from the clipboard. With command and x. You can cut a text and paste it to another place. With the shortcut command and a, you can select all elements in the current window. A useful shortcut is command and that you are probably familiar with the situation. You have accidentally deleted a text or file or made a mistake while editing an image and ruined the whole work. With command and z, you can undo the last action. By the way, you can also perform the action several times in succession. Command Shift and z is the exact opposite of this function. If you have undone in action, you can repeat it with Command Shift and z. Just like Windows, you can use command and tap to switch between currently open Windows on a Mac. Command and W closest the current window. And it's equitable into clicking on the red x. And the web browser, it closes the current tap. The command end n shortcut opens a new window or document. This works almost in every program. For example, in the Finder and the mayor Program and the web browser, or in words to make sure you don't lose your work, you should save your files regularly. But navigating to the file and save menu is tedious. It's much faster with command and S, The first time you save for fire, you need to give it a name and location. Once you've assigned the name and location command and S, a farce and silent. Use Command Shift and S to open the Save As dialog. Here you can change the file name and location command and oh, opens a file or document. With command and P, you can print the current documents. A useful shortcut is Command and F four find. I often search for a specific location. Enlarged PDF files are on webpages. Command and f open search window, and you can then enter your search term. The results then highlighted. Use the Enter key to navigate to the next hit. With the Shift and Enter, you go to the last hit. By the way, command and F also works in the Finder. Search mask will open where you can search for files. Clicking on the red cross in the upper left corner will not close the program. This is quite unusual for people who are new to the program, because in Windows the program will be closed. After clicking on the X, the program remains active in the background, active programs can be recognized by the small dot in the dark bar, the shortcuts Command and Q opens the program completely. You see no more dot, the program is no longer active. If your computer is slow at the moment, you should consider clothing some programs in the background. Windows uses often use the shortcut command in Q inadvertently. At first, the usual handle for the at sign at an e-mail address ends the current program. The at sign is entered with alt end L instead. With command in the spacebar, the Spotlight searches opened. The spotlight search is very useful and versatile. I've created my own video about the functions, the shortcut Command Shift and n opens a new folder in the Finder. Commands in the delete key moves, selected files, mails, or folders to the trash. You can empty the trash with Command Shift and delete. Use command and comma to quickly switch to the settings of the currently open application. This shortcut is especially useful because each program settings are located elsewhere in the menu. Use command and the arrow keys to navigate through a document faster. With command and arrow left, you jumped to the left end of the line with command and write huge jump to the right end of the line. Command and up arrow moved to the beginning of the document command and down arrow go to the end. Command Shift. And three creates a screenshot of the entire screen. The screenshot is then saved to your desktop. Use Command Shift and four to select an area for the screenshot. Use Command Shift four, end the spacebar to select a window. Afterwards, a screenshot of the windows taken with one-click. By the way, on the Mac, shortcuts are always displayed in the menu. When you switch to the menu, you will always see the shortcuts listed on the right. By the way, the circumflex is the control key. That was it for this video. 16. My Favorite Mac Features: In this video, you can see my personal favorite features on Mac. When switching from windows, installing and uninstalling programs is a little unfamiliar or sometimes confusing at first, but it's much easier and faster. Especially uninstalling is a very convenient. Simply move the program under Programs to the trash. Of course, you have to confirm with a password and then the program is uninstalls. To uninstall the program, there's no need to search for the uninstalled file or navigate to the control panel. I also appreciate the good cooperation of different Apple devices. For example, iCloud automatically transfers contexts, photos, and messages from my iPhone to my MSc. Another of my favorite features is the spotlight search. This makes it much easier to start applications or search. Searching for files is lightning fast and the smart suggestions often mean you don't even have to finish typing. Time machine makes it easy to make regular backups. Everyone knows regular backups are important. But honestly, who really backs up more than once a month? Plug-in your hard-drive launched the program, select Options and then start the backup. These steps prevents many people from making regular backups with Time Machine turned on, all you have to do is plug in your hard drive and your backups are automatically created. And the background, it was no different for me before. What also used to bother me with windows is that creating backups always took a long time. With Mac. It takes only a few minutes. The hourly backups are finished even faster. You can simply navigate the timeline and view previous versions of folders and files. For example, I can click today or yesterday at 417, then the window opens as it looked at that time, deleted or changed files can be restored very easily. All in all, after a little getting used to make things are lot easier. The operation is very intuitive. And with every operating system update, new useful features are added. And MacOS is highly secure and automatically protected against viruses. Those were my favorite Mac features and functions. 17. macOS and iOS: In this video, I would like to show you three functions that allow you to work perfectly with your Mac and with your other Apple devices like an iPhone, iPad or your Apple Watch. These three functions are AirDrop, which allows you to send files between the devices. Then there is the function that lets you unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch. And I'll show you how you can receive calls on your Mac from your iPhone and then make calls from your MSc. The first thing you'll see here is the window for AirDrop add drop is found in the finder up here by default. And it's enabled by default as long as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are turned on. Down here, you can choose whether your device should be visible to everyone, to your contexts or to no one. And that's actually all that needs to be presets. I will now send the screenshots to my Mac here on my iPhone. I select this one, takes a little moment, and since this is my own device, I can already find it here in the downloads below, and you can use it on my Mac. Now. The other way around works the same way. Of course. I can now take the screenshot here and can send it to my iPhone. Then it takes a little moment again. And this screenshot is opened automatically. Second, I will show you how to answer calls when someone calls you on your iPhone and how to make these calls on your MSc. Personally, I think the whole thing is a very practical feature. For example, if your iPhone is not close to your Mac, you can still receive calls and may calls from your Mac Book. It is important that both devices are registered with the same Apple ID. And then you have to activate the setting on the iPhone, in the phone settings under another devices, and then allow calls on which devices these codes should be visible. In this case, I have activated this on my iPad and on my MacBook. If I get a call now, called pops up on my iPhone of course, but also on my MacBook. How this looks like. I will show you now. If I get a call now FaceTime will open right away. And you can see this window up here where I can take the call now and now I can talk to this person. And that works just like normal while the microphone integrated in the MSc end to hang up, I just click on the Quit button here. The third example I want to show you now is the possibility to unlock the Mac with your Apple watch in the security menu of the System Preferences, you will find this little checkmark unlock with your Apple Watch apps and your Mac. And if you check this box, you can easily unlock your Mac with your watch. And that super-simple both devices, the Apple Watch and the Mac, must be locked in with the same Apple ID. Your Apple Watch must be unlocked. And then you just need to open your Mac. And then the connection to your Apple Watch is automatically established. And if it is nearby, your Mac will be unlocked to. That's really all you need to know for this very simple but very time-saving and practical function, the setup actually works by itself. And then all you have to do is open your Mac and you can still have password protection without having to enter a password every time. These are just three examples of how you can use your Mac with your other Apple devices. How to combine these devices in the best possible way, how to make them even more practical, and how to get even more out of the combination that Apple makes possible. Here, there are a few more small features that might be useful in one situation or another. But these three are actually the most practical for everyday use. And I personally use them very, very much. 18. UPDATE: macOS Catalina: In this video, I would like to show you the new features of megawatts Catalina. You can download the update macOS Catalina either via the app store or why are System Preferences under software updates? Macos, Catalina bring some new features that we're overdue on the one hand, but on the other hand, are very useful and what you can do with it, I want to show you now in this video, Apple has given up iTunes, as it was known until now, iTunes used to be the complete management program for music podcasts, movies, TV shows, and so on. Itunes no longer exists, but we now have three different apps. Don't hear music, podcasts and TV. Under music, you will find the Whole Music Library who has can use his Apple Music subscription over here. And here you can listen to your playlist, titles and albums. Then there is the podcast app, which is similar or analogous to the iPhone and iPad. That means you can access podcasts. Here. It synchronizes automatically with the iPhone or iPad if you have one. And then there's the TV app which contains everything you've ever bought from iTunes, all TV shows and movies. And of course you can find them here now. Also Apple TV, the new offer from Apple where you can stream movies and series and all of this for a monthly price. Another important point are the new security settings. They have been tightened again significantly under maker as Catalina and whoever does the update is first asked three or four times by each program whether the program still has the security clearance and should continue to have access, you can set them all completely new. And then you will be asked, as I said before, this should increase the security and MacOS Catalina, All in all, Apple has also treatment the security structure in order to increase the structure and the security of the operating system. Once again, another important change for all who are switching to MacOS Catalina is that 32-bit apps will no longer be supported in the future. The 32-bit apps are apps that use the memory structure of the Mac differently then 64-bit apps. But 64-bit apps are usually more powerful before updating, you should therefore go to about this MSc in the system report section here you will find all installed programs under the item programs and also the information whether they use 64-bit or 32-bit. If there are 32-bit apps, they won't work in the new version. Another innovation and now also the addition of the iPhone and iPad is Apple are caught. The game subscription is now also available on the Mac. You can now switch back and forth between all platforms. Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, end use and play the games on all devices. The whole thing costs for 99 per month and can be used once for one month for free. In other new features, the screen time, which was already available on iPhone and iPad. This can now also be displayed and adjusted on the MSc. On the one hand, you can see how long the MSc has been used per day and for what you can said when and how many messages you have received and how often you have turned the device on or off. With screen time, you can also define timeouts. That means, for example, you can say that between 10:00 PM, seven AM, the MSc cannot be used. Of course, if you needed urgently, you can unlock it accordingly. You can set up limits here. For example, you can say that all games can be used for two hours or one hour a day. And then you can create this. And then after two hours, all games will be blocked. You can define apps that are always allowed, that can always be used. And then you can also define content and privacy. All this in the new menu items, screen time. Another feature that has gone rather unnoticed is that in the future, the voice memos app and the stock will also be available on the Mac. That's not such a big change for the time being because there are already apps for them, even in the App Store. This special thing about it, however, is that there is something behind it that could be very interesting for them making the future. Because these apps are actually analogous to the iPad and iPhone apps. And they will simply converted and can now be used on the Mac. That means that in the future we will see more often that we can use iPad apps on the Mac. Apple has made this possible with this update. These are the changes in macOS Catalina. There are some changes that are really useful, but also many that you have to take over into your daily life and which you can use in the future with this update. Otherwise, the speed has of course increased. With this operating system, everything goes a bit faster. The MAC we x faster even on older devices. So it is definitely worth installing this update. 19. UPDATE: macOS Big Sur: In this video, I would like to show you macOS, Big Sur, which is the newest version of macOS, and it was released in or by the end of 2020. Big Sur is a update which has not that much new features around the system, but in specific apps as you can read here and maps, maps or messages. But there are a lot of design updates as you possibly already, you can see here on the home screen, already here on the dock. So we have new icons that look a bit like apps we have on iOS. So macOS pick sir has already the preparations for the functionality to converge iOS apps to MacOS and use them. So these app icons also give the design touch for this. And then there are a lot of design updates, smaller design updates. For example, the control center, which is up here. You can see this is a very new update, all very new design Apple has placed here. So now it looks much more like witches widgets. And if you ask me, it's a bit more like on iOS. So you can simply change the display brightness here or you can change the volume here. And yeah, it's very easy to use. And even the Control Center, it's new at this position. Normally it was placed, the button was placed here besides the clock, and it was moving or fading out. If you click the button in the previous version, the most new functionality updates you can find here in Safari. Actually it looks a bit like the older version, but now you can customize Safari even more than before. So for that you can click on this here. And then you can change a background or you can select and background image here. So for example, I can take, so let's take this phi here, a light stream blue. I can choose it, and then I have this background here. You can choose any picture you want, but there are also a lot of high-quality images Apple provides within the new updates. In whole new feature that was placed in Safari with this update is the privacy report or all the privacy functions that I can show you now. So if you use your Mac more than seven days or if you use your mic longer, you will find statistics that below here where you can see what Safari has done for your privacy. So for example, if I now go to, I will probably find a lot of trackers that are following me. So okay, there's only one tracker, but you see this button up here. And as you can see, I can now look what trekkers I find here. And I can also see here a lot of statistics around, but these are also functionalities that we already have on iOS, but there are now included into Safari on your Mac. Actually, this is not only a report, but this is also the new privacy update that you're that we blocked, that pages are tracking you. So this is like the Privacy offensive that Apple has. Another update that is now placed in Safari is the translation function that you can find up here. So for example, if I now take any article here from the New York Times, I can translated to different languages. So for example, I have done with German to my computer. I can now select translation. It's even in a better mode, so don't wander, but I can now enable it. And a few seconds later I have the whole page in German. But you can add any different language here, but you can also get back to the original one. Maps also received a lot of features, a lot of new features, but they are actually not that new because they are already available on iOS. So as you can see, it also got a whole new design. So you see this side screen year that is all so placed in a lot of different apps like messages, mails. They all have this side screen here. But yeah, in the map app, we can now find much more interesting functions then this side screen. So for example, Apple now included on the Mac though look around feature that was already available on Mac OS. So for example, you can now take this Google Street View like function to look around and have a very smooth walk. So this was made very good. And this is very high quality so you can move around. So Apple use the images and on the street by cars, and also edit 3D models or use these images to generate 3D models. Which made this smooth walk around here, for example, in New York City, even possible. So, so this is one functionality you now have, but they are actually all the features you already know from iOS. So you can now use the functionality for electric cars to search for charging stations. Just to give you an idea. So all the functions that are already available on iOS and now also available in the map app. On MacOS. Messages also received new functions, also already available on the, on iOS. So for example, you can now reply on messages. You can change group images, and the whole design now looks more like on iOS. As I said at the beginning of this video, There aren't that much new features. So actually these are the most important features you need to know. There are, as I've already said, a lot of design updates. They are just small things and it, the whole functionality of your MSc hasn't change, hasn't changed that much. So that's the update for Big Sur, macOS, Big Sur. You can download it for free and you can do the upgrades. You can find on which models of MSc or which Macbook models are comfortable to the MacOS Big Sur update. And then you just download it and then hold step-by-step guide will guide you through the AP. Great. That's it for this video.