Tips for rookie Mac users

Life can be difficult for the digitally illiterate. And it’s those who struggle to make computers do what they want them to do who are likely to delay switching devices and operating systems even if is better in the long run.

But I’ve had a win. I’ve finally got my dad on a Mac. Now all I have to do is teach him how to use it. Because I know there’s many others out there in this situation, I’m compiling a list of resources and basic Mac tips for everyone’s benefit.

More How To videos:

Key board shortcuts:

Screenshots:

  • Full screen = Command + Shift + 3
  • Portion of a screen = Command + Shift + 4 (drag the cursor over the area you want to capture)

    NB: Screen shots are by default saved to the desktop. If you wish to change this, you can try something a little more advanced – see instructions. This is by far one of the best tips I’ve come across for Macs. While screenshots are saved to your desktop, things tend to get messy very quickly.

Helpful downloads:

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