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MacBook Pro Tips

MacBook Pro Tips

Set up The first time your MacBook Pro starts up, Setup Assistant walks you through the simple steps needed to begin using your new Mac. If you want to transfer your data from another computer, see Migrate your data for details. Be sure to connect to Wi-Fi, turn on Bluetooth® wireless technology, get an Apple ID,(…)

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Folder Basics

Folder Basics

Everything on your Mac – Documents, Pictures, Music, Apps, and more, is organized in folders. As you create documents, install apps, and do other work, you can create new folders to keep yourself organized. See your files in the Finder The Finder is the home base for your Mac. The Finder icon looks like a(…)

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Window Basics

Window Basics

Most of the information on your Mac is displayed in windows, including Finder windows and app windows. When you have multiple windows open, only one is active. When an app window is active, the menu bar contains the app’s name. Some windows that you open within apps, such as the Fonts window, always appear in front of(…)

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Screensaver Tips

Screensaver Tips

When you’re not using your Mac, you can set it to display a screen saver or to turn off your display. Choose a screen saver OS X comes with several screen savers that display photos, messages, artwork from your iTunes library or photo library, and more. To set your preferred screen saver: From the Apple(…)

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Custom Lock Screen Message

Custom Lock Screen Message

To set a Mac lock screen message, head to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General. Click the padlock icon in the lower-left section of the screen and authenticate as an administrative user. Find and check the box “Show a message when the screen is locked” and then clickSet Lock Message. In the text box(…)

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Menu Bar Tips

Menu Bar Tips

The menu bar at the top of your Mac’s display acts as a convenient tray on which Apple serves you menus of your current app to the left along with more static status icons to the right. In addition, many third-party apps — Dropbox and Skip Tunes to name but two — install icons in(…)

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Desktop Tips

Desktop Tips

There are several ways to give your desktop—the background area of your screen—a custom look. Change your desktop picture In Desktop & Screen Saver preferences, you can change the picture that’s displayed on your desktop. Your Mac comes with dozens of desktop pictures to choose from, but you can also use your own pictures, or(…)

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Change Background

Change Background

How to change your background: 1. Click the System Preferences icon in the Dock. (or Apple menu and System Preferences) 2. Click Desktop & Screen Saver, (and select Desktop). 3. To select the kind of desktop image you want to use, you can use an image that come with your Mac or use your own picture. 4. To use your own(…)

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Desktop

Desktop

Elements of the desktop Apple menu () – Access Software Update, System Preferences, Sleep, Shut Down, and more. Application menu – Contains menus for the application you’re currently using. The name of the application appears in bold next to the Apple menu. Menu bar – Contains the Apple menu, active application menu, status menus, menu(…)

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