1.2 Tools

1.2 Tools

The Mouse

Mac Menu Bar

The mouse is touch sensative like the iPhone.

Mac Menu Bar

Pressing down on the LEFT side of the mouse, will be the primary or "left" click.

Mac Menu Bar

Pressing down on the RIGHT side of the mouse, will be the secondar or "right" click.

Mac Menu Bar

Dragging your finger down the middle of the mouse (not pressing), will scroll the window contents up & down.

BONUS! You can also scroll left & right!

 

Mac Menu Bar

We will discuss using modifier keys with the mouse clicks in the future!

 


 

 

Activity 1

  1. Select any item on the DESKTOP
  2. Using the RIGHT-CLICK
  3. Display the additional INFORMATION about your selection

Activity 2

  1. Select any item on the DESKTOP
  2. Using the RIGHT-CLICK
  3. Select any IMAGE file
  4. Bring up the image PREVIEW or QUICK LOOK

Activity 3

  1. Select any file on the desktop
  2. Add a RED LABEL MARKER to the file

Color Label Markers are often used to make an item easier to find in a large group of items

 


 

 

Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can speed up your work by completing common functions like cut, copy, paste, etc. with the press of a few keys, rather than dragging your mouse allllllllllllllllllll the way across the screen.

Some important and common keyboard shortcuts include:

  • ⌘-A Select All
  • ⌘-X Cut
  • ⌘-C Copy
  • ⌘-V Paste
  • ⌘-Q Quit Application
  • ⌘-O Open
  • ⌘-W Close Window / Document
  • ⌘-S Save
  • ⌘-N New Document
  • ⌘-P Print
  • ⌘-Z Undo

More Keyboard Shortcuts

 


 

 

Activity 1

  1. Using the correct KEYBOARD SHORTCUT
  2. OPEN any FOLDER on the desktop
  3. CLOSE the FOLDER

Activity 2

  1. Go to the FILE menu
  2. Learn the correct keyboard shortcut for QUICK LOOK
  3. USE THE SHORTCUT to preview any image
  4. Go to the FILE menu
  5. Find the correct keyboard shortcut to CLOSE the quick look preview

Activity 3

  1. Select any file on the desktop
  2. Use the FILE menu
  3. Find the correct KEYBOARD SHORTCUT to determine the file size, type, and other INFORMATION about the file without opening the file

 

On a sheet of paper, write down how you think the keyboard shortcuts you used for each activity. Beside each shortcut, write down how you believe these could be used. (Your best guess will be correct).

 

 


 

 

The Dock

 

Another component of your desktop is called the Dock.

Dock

The dock contains:

  1. Access to the Finder application
  2. Any OPEN applications
  3. Any applications you have KEPT in the dock (for fast access)
  4. Any FOLDERS you have KEPT in the dock (for fast access)
  5. The trash icon

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