Mac 101

We recently had a Switching to Mac Workshop for those Mac users who needed to brush up on their Mac skills and for others who needed help from the bottom up, the beginners or the want-to-be Mac owners looking for some lessons before they entered into the new frontier of the Mac OS X simplicity.  We were told it was very informative.

The next day however, I was approached by an attendee who needed more in-depth help.  I showed some basics with our Mac’s at the Apple Desk in the Bookstore and then sent the individual to Mac 101- the Grand Tour Introduction.  You can actually start with Mac 101 which is a Getting Started with Mac tutorial assistance link provided by Apple. There is also a Mac 101- Mac Essentials which includes helpful pictures.

After you’re more comfortable with the basics, you can visit Mac 101- All Work and Playfor help with different applications like TextEdit, Safari, File sharing, iChat, VoiceOver and many other fun apps.  So for those of you out there, who would like more tutorial instructional assistance, just follow the links provided for a look into the other world, allusive to some, the world of Mac OS X.


Changing The Language on a Mac

You can learn more tips like this if you can make it to the Switching to Mac Workshop- Wednesday, March 14th at the Davis Family Library Rm 201 from 1:00-3:00. Try this step-by-step instruction for those who want to change the system language in the Mac OS X. Changing the system language in Mac OS X Step 1. Click on “Apple Logo“, and then click on System Preferences Step 2. In System Preferences; click on the International icon. Step 3. At the right hand side of the window, look for a flag with “Languages & text” beneath Step 4. Change the system language from English to Simplified Chinese (or any language you choose). Do this by dragging the Simplified Chinese on top of English. To see the changes right away without logging out by clicking on the red button to close the International settings first: Step 5. Click on the “Apple Logo”, and then click on Force Quit Finder: Step 6. Select Finder and click on the Relaunch button: Step 7. Click on the Relaunch button again: Step 8. Now you should see the changes I retrieved this from the link below which includes pictures!: