Mac OSX

OSX is a wonderful operating system which has matured a great deal with each version. OS 10.2 (Jaguar) was the first useable version. The OS 10.3 (Panther) upgrade was a significant change and has many new features and OS 10.4 (Tiger) was a more "under the hood" upgrade with a few new features. I have a set of pages for OS 10.2 (Jaguar) and then a set for both OS 10.3 (Panther) and 10.4 (Tiger). I will try to point out the features that differ between Panther and Tiger but there may be some I miss. Be sure to choose the pages that correspond to the version you are using.

Finder Basics - OS 10.2 - Jaguar

Desktop & Finder - This is your home, where you access and work with the files, folders and applications. Get familiar with it and all will go much smoother as you learn to use your Mac.

Menu Bar - The part of the screen which is always at the very top of your screen

Dock - The part of the Desktop which gives you quick access to start (launch) applications (programs) and to bring any running to the forefront.

Get Info - See and edit the information of any item.

 

Finder Basics - OS 10.3 - Panther & 10.4 - Tiger

Desktop & Finder - This is your home, where you access and work with the files, folders and applications. Get familiar with it and all will go much smoother as you learn to use your Mac.

Menu Bar - The part of the screen which is always at the very top of your screen

Dock - The part of the Desktop which gives you quick access to start (launch) applications (programs) and to bring any running to the forefront.

Get Info - See and edit the information of any item.

 

System Preferences - These are where you adjust the settings for your Mac. They are a bit different in Jaguar and Panther/Tiger so I have included a set of pages for each.

System Preferences for Jaguar 10.2 - incomplete

System Preferences for Panther 10.3 and Tiger 10.4 - very incomplete

 

 

Save - How and where to save your files

Disk Utility - Tools for maintainence and repair

Print Center - Where you manage your printers

 

FAQs

 

Mac Gems - Don't miss the little wonderful things that are sitting right there for you to use.

Contextual Menus - An easy way to get access to the most used menu items

Apple Calculator - Besides common advanced functions you can convert currency, speeds, temperatures and much more.

Character Palette - Do you need that special symbol or character?

Script Menu - Use the power of AppleScripts without even having to understand what they are.

Desktop Snapshots - Take a picture of what you see on your screen.

 

 

Graphic Converter - A short tutorial on how to begin to use Graphic Converter to arrange and edit your digital photos. With many new machines this wonderful shareware program will be found in the Applications folder. If not, it can be found here.

 

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