Learning Mac Computers - Making Life Easier
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macOS User Guide  
  https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/welcome/mac

Select items on your Mac screen  (Demo in Finder)
  https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/select-items-mchlp1378/mac

  

Right-click on Mac  
  https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/right-click-mh35853/mac

Use Multi-Touch gestures on your Mac's Trackpad 
  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204895






Keyboard Shortcuts System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts Font Size Increase .................. Control + Decrease .................. Control - Normal .................... Control 0 Full Screen Mode Toggle .................... Control-Command-F There are many keyboard shortcuts such as: Select All ................ Command-A Copy ...................... Command-C Paste ..................... Command-V New Window ................ Command-N Minimize Window ........... Command-M Close a Window ............ Command-W Hide Current Window ....... Command-H Quit an Application ....... Command-Q Force Quit an Application . Command-Option-Q Force Quit Menu ........... Command-Option-Esc Full Screen Viewing ....... Control-Command-F Text Capture .............. Command-Shift-2 (requires TextSniper.app) Screen Capture ............ Command-Shift-3 Screen Capture (part) ..... Command-Shift-4 Screen Capture Options .... Command-Shift-5 Print ..................... Command-P Safari Reader Mode ........ Command-Shift-R Activate Safari Search .... Command-L Activate Siri ............. Command-Space Bar The worth of learning to use keyboard shortcuts is in the fact that you get to improve your efficiency using the computer. Instead of wasting time on the trackpad, you can use the keyboard and do things faster. Of course, you will need some time at first to learn shortcuts and work on your muscle memory to learn them. However, once you do, keep it up and add more shortcuts in your repertoire so that you know as many keyboard shortcuts as you can. TextSniper ($11.99) https://apps.apple.com/app/textsniper-pdf-image-ocr/id1528890965 TextSniper is an easy-to-use desktop Mac OCR app that can extract and recognize any non-searchable and non-editable text on your Mac's screen. More Mac Keyboard Shortcuts https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201236

Making Life Easier - The Safari Browser https://www.apple.com/safari/ https://support.apple.com/safari Safari is the best way to experience the internet on all your Apple devices. It brings robust customization options, powerful privacy protections, and industry-leading battery life - so you can browse how you like, when you like. And when it comes to speed, it's the world's fastest browser. Safari > Preferences (Suggested Security & Privacy Settings) Safari > Help > Safari Help Clear your browsing history Manage cookies and website data Reader Safari Reader Mode ........ Command-Shift-R Demo Reader Lookup (Dictionary, etc.) APPLE ICLOUD PRIVATE RELAY https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212614 iCloud Private Relay is Apple's biggest assault on advertisers and trackers. The service hides your IP address and Safari browsing activity from network providers and websites so that no one - including Apple can see who you are, where you are, or what sites you are visiting. The service protects your web traffic from prying eyes and spammers. Private Relay hides data from both the ISP and advertisers that aim to build your online profile. iCloud Private Relay is built right into iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. It will only work if you are an iCloud+ subscriber and you have it enabled from within your iCloud settings. Privacy When Using the Internet https://www.apple.com/privacy/manage-your-privacy/ http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Privacy/index.html

Making Your Life Easier -- Hey Seri, What can Siri Do? https://support.apple.com/siri https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206993 Siri: "Will it rain tomorrow?" Maps and Navigation https://support.apple.com/guide/maps/welcome/mac Maps > Help > Maps Help Siri: "Show me Denver Colorado on Maps"

Making Life Easier - Mail (The same as on iPhones and iPads) https://support.apple.com/en-lamr/guide/mail/welcome/mac https://www.apple.com/support/mac-apps/mail/ https://support.apple.com/mail Mail > Help > Mail Help Siri: "Send an email to my sister"

Making Life Easier -- Readability and Security System Preference Setting https://support.apple.com/guide/imac/system-preferences-apda966cb8af/mac System Preferences > Help > System Preferences Help Siri: "Open system preferences"

Making Life Easier - Dropbox (Free service for all platforms) https://www.dropbox.com/basic Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California, that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of which computer is used to view it. Files placed in this folder also are accessible through a website and mobile phone applications. Downloading Dropbox (Mac) https://www.dropbox.com/basic Downloading Dropbox (iPad, iPhone, iPod-Touch) https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dropbox-backup-sync-share/id327630330 Stress-free file sharing (large file sharing) https://www.dropbox.com/features/share File sharing with Dropbox is quick and simple. By just sharing a link, you can send anything - from photos and videos to zipped folders and large CAD files - with anyone, even if they don't have a Dropbox account. Share links and files from anywhere, using your phone, tablet or computer. And unlike email attachments, you don't have to worry about file size limits-share files as large as your cloud storage space quota (2 GB and up). sam.wormley@gmail.com