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1 Macintosh Operating System OSX 10.3.x STARTING YOUR COMPUTER Logging in Whenever you start your computer, you will need to enter your computer password at the log in screen. When the log in screen appears, hit the RETURN key or click on the picture. A password box appears. Type your computer password in the box and hit RETURN again or click on LOG IN. Putting Your Computer to Sleep During the day, you do not shut down and restart your computer. Keep your computer plugged in at all times. If you keep your computer plugged in, it will not go to sleep. Should you wish to take your computer to another room, QUIT MACSCHOOL AND DRAG YOUR SERVER ICONS TO THE TRASH OR HIT THE DISCONNECT BUTTON BESIDE THE SERVER ICON IN THE TOP SIDEBAR. Then unplug your Ethernet cable and close your ibook. Closing your ibook puts it to sleep. It will automatically wake up when you open it. Should the screen stay dark, just move your finger on the track pad or hit a key to wake the computer up. REMEMBER, DO NOT UNPLUG THE ETHERNET CABLE OR PUT YOUR COMPUTER TO SLEEP UNLESS YOU FIRST QUIT MACSCHOOL AND LOG OUT OF ALL SERVERS (Vol 1, Personal, Virtualshare, etc.) Shutting Your Computer Down At the end of every day, shut your computer down before transporting it. To shut your computer down, go under the blue apple to SHUT DOWN. You will be asked if you really want to shut down your computer. Click SHUT DOWN. Logging Out Sometimes logging out of your computer will fix simple problems. To log out of your computer, go under the BLUE APPLE to LOGOUT STUDENT. You will be asked it you really want to quit all applications and log out now? Click LOG OUT.

2 The Macintosh Desktop Macintosh Operating System OSX 10.3.x Finder Icons Macintosh HD Dock Using the Trackpad When using the ibook trackpad, think of your index finger and thumb as an L. Use your index finger to move the cursor on the screen and your thumb to click the mouse button. Here are some of the common OSX trackpad commands: CLICK- Click the mouse button on the trackpad one time. Click once to select (highlight) a folder or document, to navigate through columns view, or to select and start a program in the Dock. DOUBLE CLICK- Click twice with the mouse button on the trackpad. Double click to open the Macintosh Hard drive or open an application. SELECT- Move the cursor on top of the item you wish to select and click with your thumb. 2

3 SELECT MULTIPLE ADJACENT ITEMS- click on the first item. Hold down SHIFT and click on the last item. All of the items in between will be selected. SELECT MULTIPLE RANDOM ITEMS- Click on the first item. Hold down the APPLE key and click on the other items you want to select. CLICK AND DRAG- Click on an item but hold the mouse button down. Use your index finger to drag the item where you want it to go. Use click and drag to drag a server icon to the trash or drag a document to a folder. CONTROL CLICK- Hold down the control key and click on any icon, folder, or the desktop to get a RIGHT-CLICK menu similar to right clicking on a PC. OPTION + DRAG- Hold down the option key and drag any item to another location to make a copy. (NOTE: When you drag something to your Personal Folder or virtual share, or drag something from your Personal Folder, Vol 1, or virtualshare, you do NOT need to hold down Option. A copy is automatically made when you drag anything to or from a server.) Finder The Finder is the application that gives you access to all the programs and files on your computer. The Finder uses windows and menu items to help you navigate through your computer. Double-click on the Macintosh HD icon and take a look at a Finder window. Back/forward View options Columns view- single click to get from one column to another. Click the back button in the Toolbar to move back one click. SIDEBAR- The sidebar is divided into two parts. The upper part holds the Macintosh Hard Drive icon and the Network icons. In addition, anytime you are logged into a server, the server icon appears in the upper part of the sidebar as well. To disconnect from a server, just click on the arrow (the eject icon) to the right of the server icon. You are immediately disconnected. The bottom portion of the sidebar holds aliases of your Home folder, your Documents folder, the Applications folder and your favorites. You can add any folder (or document) that you use a lot to the sidebar by dragging it from the Hard Drive to the sidebar. An alias is automatically created for you there. 3

4 Three Ways to View the Finder Window Macintosh Operating System OSX 10.3.x The Finder has three ways to view your computer s contents: Icon View, List View, and Column View. Icon View List View Column View Your computer has been set to open a new Finder window in Column View. Clicking on a folder will show that folder s contents in the column to the right. Column View will also give you previews of pictures and QuickTime movies. List View lets you turn triangles to open and close folders. Icon View shows only the contents of one folder at a time. Finder Toolbar Back and Forward Buttons Action Menu Search/Find The Toolbar section of your Finder window allows you to navigate quickly and can be customized to fit your style. To customize your Toolbar, choose View >Customize Toolbar. This window allows you to change elements of your Toolbar or choose the default set. Use the back and forward buttons to navigate through columns view. The Search feature allows you to search for a name or part of a name of any program or file on your computer. If you see the >> symbol on the right side of the Toolbar, click on it or expand the window and see hidden Toolbar options. Action Menu Click on the Action Menu button to: Create a new folder Get info about a folder or program Color code your folders Move a document or folder to the trash Duplicate a document or folder Make an alias (shortcut) of a document or folder Create an archive- an archive is a compressed file that is easier to Make a copy of a document or BUTTONS folder Change your view options 4

5 BUTTONS You have 3 buttons that control the windows: The red button closes the window. The green button maximizes the window. The yellow button minimizes the window. (places it on the Dock) SCROLLBARS Use scrollbars to navigate up and down columns and back and forth from one column to another. You can also use the BACK and FORWARD buttons to navigate in columns view. Use the bottom scrollbar to move back and forth between columns in column view. Use the side scrollbars to move up and down a column in column view. Click here to resize the window. Drag out to the right to make it larger and in to the left to make it smaller. Sidebar The sidebar menu is a new feature of OSX 10.3 that helps to make OSX even more convenient. The sidebar is divided in two parts. The upper portion of the sidebar contains system and network icons- the Macintosh Hard Drive and icons for any servers you are logged in to. In the picture to the left, you can see that I am logged into virtualshare, Byrd Vol 1, and my Personal Folder. To disconnect from any server, click on the grey eject arrow next to the server name. Click here to disconnect. 5

6 The lower portion of the sidebar holds aliases to: Your home folders (daroethk) The Applications folder Your Documents folder Your Favorites folder You can add any folders (or documents) you want to the lower part of the side bar. Place folders you are using a lot here to make them convenient. In the example to the left, I have added a web pages folder and an Online Course folder. To remove a folder, drag it to the trashcan. Finder Menu Items Much of the power of the Finder is accessed through the Menu Items. Here are some highlights: Blue Apple Menu- Access System preferences; make changes to the Dock; change locations; access recent items; Force Quit, Sleep, Logout, & Shut Down 6

7 Changing Locations When you move from one location to another (for example, from school to home or home to school) you have to change the settings on your ibook. Instead of manually changing the settings, you will use LOCATION under the blue apple. To pick your location, click on the blue apple, mouse down to location, and mouse over to the correct location. At school, students should select AUTOMATIC. Connecting to a Wireless Location You may also connect to the Internet wirelessly. Your computer will automatically pick up the wireless network signal. Check the airport symbol in Toolbar in the upper right-hand corner. If you see black lines, your signal is active. If you do not see lines, click on the airport symbol and drag down to select HCPS WIRELESS. PARENTS, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOUR CHILD CAN PICK UP ANY WIRELESS NETWORK IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD IF IT IS NOT PASSWORD PROTECTED. PLEASE PASSWORD PROTECT YOUR NETWORK. File Menu Find (or F) to use the Finder s advanced search feature. There is another, less powerful Search tool on the Finder Window Toolbar. New Folder (Shift+Apple+N) to create a new folder. The new folder will be created in the active window. 7

8 Edit Menu Cut (Apple+X), Copy (Apple+C), or Paste (Apple+V) for quick replication of text or pictures. View menu View > Arrange to arrange file order in List View and Column View. Show View Options (or J) to change the look of icons. Go menu Choose Go >Connect to Server (or K) to connect to servers such as Vol 1 and teachers.henrico (webpage server). Highlight a server, once it is mounted on your desktop, and drag it on top of the Favorites icon in the lower sidebar to create an alias. Use the Go Menu to access other places on your computer such as your Documents folder or the Desktop. Menulets In the upper right-hand corner there are a series of small icons called MENULETS. Each one is a short cut to a system preference. Airport signal indicator Change Monitor Size Volume Sync ( for handheld PDA s) Classic Indicator Remote Desktop Indicator Battery Level Date/Time Airport Signal Indicator- Use this to select your airport network or to see how strong your wireless signal is. Classic Indicator- Start and stop Classic from here. Remember, the computer will start Classic automatically if needed. Monitor Size- Change monitor size here. Note: Some video beams require 800X600 resolution to operate. Remote Desktop Indicator- Remote Desktop is the application that administrators use to view student computer screens. Battery Level- This gives you an indication of the amount of battery you have left. If you are plugged in to an electrical outlet, you will see a small plug symbol on the battery. Sync- Sync allows you to sync your Palm Pilot or other handheld PDA. Date and Time- The date and time is displayed in the menulet bar. Click once on the date to view the time. THE DOCK The Dock is a graphical representation of the applications, servers, documents, minimized windows, utilities, or folders on the computer. It combines the features of the Control Strip 8

9 and the Apple Menu Items that were used in OS9. Touching each icon with the mouse will display the name of the icon. Setting Dock Preferences 1. Click once on the blue Apple Menu in the top left corner of your screen. 2. Scroll down to Dock>Dock Preferences. 3. The Dock size, magnification, and position on the screen can be changed. The screen can be minimized using the scale effect or the genie effect. 4. If the box beside Animate Opening Applications is checked, the icon will bounce when the application is opening. 5. If the box beside Automatically hide and show the Dock is checked, the Dock will not be seen unless the mouse pointer is moved down to the bottom of the desktop. Adding and Removing Dock Items Items that are used often can be placed on the Dock. Note: Everyone is encouraged to place items on the Dock rather than on the desktop. Application icons can only be placed to the left of the vertical divider line on the Dock. Utilities such as printers and scanners can also be placed to the left of the vertical line. Documents, folders, servers, minimized windows, and the trash can appear to the right of the vertical divider line on the Dock. To add an application to the dock, open the folder that contains the application or file to be placed on the Dock. Drag the application icon from the folder to the Dock. The icons on the dock will separate to make room for the new alias. Be sure it lands on the Dock. If it lands on the desktop, put it back in the original folder. To remove an item from the Dock, drag the icon from the Dock to the desktop. The icon will magically disappear. 9

10 Starting An Application or Utility From the Dock Click once on the icon on the Dock to launch an application or utility. When an application is running, a small, black triangle appears below the Dock icon. In OSX, closing the application window does not quit the application program. Quit ant application by clicking in the Application Window, going to the Application name (to the right of the blue apple menu), and selecting Quit. In the illustration above, Internet Explorer, Keynote, and Preview are all open applications. Switching Applications Using the Dock The Dock can be used to switch between running applications and utilities. If you have multiple applications open, switching from one to the other is possible. Remember, if an application does not currently appear on the Dock, opening that application places its icon on the left side of the Dock. Follow the steps below to switch between applications. Click on an application or utility in the Dock. Notice that the Finder menu at the top of the screen changes to show the name of the application next to the apple and the menus for the application will appear across the top of the screen. The illustrations below show the change in the Finder window (to the right of the blue apple menu) when different applications are chosen. If more than one application is open, clicking on the icon for either application moves its window to the front and displays its menu bar across the top of the screen. A Table of Common Keyboard Shortcuts in OS X Shortcut + Delete Send selected item to trash Action Shift + + Delete Empty trash Ctrl + + Power Restart the computer Option + + ESC Force Quit + A + C Select all Copy selected item 10

11 + F + H Find (in Finder and some applications) Hide the current application + K Connect to a server Make alias (shortcut: hold Option + and drag the item to your + L desktop. This creates the alias for you.) + M Minimize window + N Open new window Shift + + N + O + P + Q Shift + + Q + S + V + W Option + + W Option + + D + X + Y + Z F9 F10 F11 F12 + Shift +3 + Shift +4 + Control +Shift +4 Create new folder Open item Print Quit an application Log out Save Paste contents of clipboard Close current window Close all open windows Hide/Show Dock Cut selected item Redo Undo Expose- show all windows- tiled Expose- show all windows in any one application Expose- Hide all windows- show desktop (students cannot use this shortcut. Eject CD (The preferable way to eject a CD is to drag the CD icon to the trash.) Take picture of the screen Take a picture of a selected area- you will get a + that you can drag around the area you would like to take a picture of Take a picture of a selected are and place it in the clipboard to paste to another application. 11

12 Using the Home Folder In Mac OS X, each user has a place to store his/her own documents and files. This place is called the user s Home folder. By default, all students Home folders are named student. Home (student) contains folders such as Desktop, Documents, Library, Movies, Music, Pictures, Public, and Sites. The easiest way to get to your Home (student) folder is to click on the Home icon in the lower section of the sidebar, Here s what is in your Home Folders: The Desktop folder contains all of the documents and files that are on your Desktop. The Documents folder is where you should save all of documents and schoolwork. Create you re my Classes folder here. You re my Downloads folder is also located in Documents. My Miscellaneous is for storing appropriate materials that are not related to schoolwork. The Library contains files used by the Mac OS X system software. The Movies, Music, and Pictures folders are for the movies, music, and pictures that you create. If the files are stored in your Home, Mac OS X can do more with them. For example, an image stored in the Pictures folder in your Home can be used as your Desktop picture. 12

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