So let’s begin with macOS tutorial.
This is the default screen of macOS
which is known as desktop
and on the top we get a horizontal bar
which is known as menu bar.
At the bottom of the desktop we can find dock
on which App shortcuts are present.
So first let’s check the features of the menu bar.
So first we have Apple logo in which the first option is
About this Mac
from About this Mac we can check the system’s hardware configuration
and find the macOS version
as you can see here.
Below About this Mac we can find System Preferences.
System Preferences is basically a control panel
from where we can modify the software and hardware settings.
Further in this video we will check the System Preferences in detail.
After this we can find Appstore
by clicking on which opens Appstore.
Below it we have Recent Items
which shows the recently opened items.
After this we have Force Quit.
By using Force Quit we can check which apps are open
and if an app hangs
we can forcefully quit it from here.
Below Force Quit we can find
and Log Out Options.
Besides the Apple logo we can find
Finder is macOS’s default file manager
which can be used to browse the macOS.
We will discuss about Finder in detail later.
After Finder the next important option is GO.
By using GO we can directly go to any location.
like we can to Downloads
similarly we can click on GO and go to applications
where we can find all the installed apps.
Now let’s check the icons on the right hand side of the menu bar.
Over here you can find WiFi icon
from where you can connect or disconnect the WiFi network.
After this we have Battery icon
by clicking on which you can show or hide the battery percentage.
After Battery icon we have
Date and Time
which can be set to Digital or Analog.
After this you can find the Logged In User’s name
besides which we have Spotlight Search.
which is macOS’s lightning fast search engine
from where you can search anything within this macOS.
Finally we can find the Notifcation Bar
from where you can check the notifcations.
So these were the default menu bar details
but if you see closely there are some icons missing.
like Volume and Bluetooth icons
So in order to bring these icons to the menu bar
we will go to System Preferences
and click on Sound.
And here on the bottom we will click on
show volume in menu bar
due to which we can find the Volume icon on the menu bar
Similarly we can go to Bluetooth
and tick on show Bluetooth in menu bar
due to which now we find the Bluetooth icon on the menu bar.
And in order to rearrange or remove these icons
you need to press and hold the command button on your keyboard
and by dragging left or right with the pointer
you can rearrange these icons
or by dragging the icons down you can remove them as well
as you can see in the video.
Now let’s check the Dock
on the dock we can find the shortcuts for the installed applications
and at the very end we have Trash Bin.
The actual location of all the shortcuts is the Application folder
here you can see that the Safari app is installed
and if you remove it from the dock
it will not be deleted from the Applications folder
because there are only shortcuts on the dock
and we can drag Safari back to dock
For dock settings we will go to system preferences
and select dock.
Here we can set the dock size
which you can see in real time
and by turning on magnification the dock icons will magnify
when we scroll the pointer through them.
And the magnification size can be set manually
and from here we can set the dock’s positioning to the left
or to the right.
And by ticking on this option we can auto hide the dock as well
and the shortcuts which you don’t want on the dock
that can be removed by clicking on secondary
and then selecting the Remove from Dock option
or you can directly remove them by drag and drop.
Let’s remove some shortcuts from here
Now we will check important system preferences settings
Firstly we have General
In Appearance we can set between light and dark theme
and by using this option we can auto hide the menu bar
After this we have desktop and screen saver settings
from where you can set the desktop wallpaper and screen saver
After this we have dock settings
which we have already checked in detail.
After this in important settings, we can find Internet Accounts
Here accounts such as iCloud, Google, Yahoo
and other accounts can be added
which will get synchronized by the macOS’s mail app
Users & Groups
From here we can add and delete user accounts
and also change the related settings
and by using Bluetooth settings, Bluetooth can be turned On or Off
and also pair Bluetooth devices.
In Sound settings, you can see the output and input devices
and also modify the related settings.
And most importantly let’s check the Trackpad settings
In trackpad by default, the secondary click is by two fingers
but we will set it to bottom right click
just like Windows laptop
and on the right, you can also watch the preview video
And below this, we will also enable tap to click.
Here we can also set the trackpad’s tracking speed
From the Scroll & Zoom tab,
we can set the scroll direction
and check the zoom in and zoom out gestures
with video preview on right.
Similarly, you can also see the smart zoom and rotate gestures.
In More Gestures, you can see swipe between pages,
swipe between Fullscreen apps, Notification Center, Launchpad, etc
all these trackpad gestures can be learned.
Apple’s trackpad is one of the best trackpads
which makes the overall user experience better.
In Display, you can change the display resolution and brightness
and other display-related changes can be done.
In Energy-saving settings, if you have a dual graphics MacBook
you can turn On or Off the Automatic graphics switching
and energy saver related settings
for the battery and power adapter can be set separately.
Lastly from the Date and Time,
you can set the date and time-related settings.
Now let’s check the macOS’s Finder
which is macOS’s default file manager
Firstly we will go to Finder Preferences and tick on Hard-disk
due to which we will get the built-in hard-disks icon on the desktop.
We can click on finder icon on the dock to open the Finder window
or double click on the hard disk icon to open the Finder window
On the left-hand side of the Finder window, we can find
in which we can find the Favourites and Tags option.
On the Finder window’s top left corner
three colored circles
from which using the Green colored circle we can make the window full-screened
and in order to exit the full screen
we need to click the Green circle again.
Using the Yellow circle minimizes the window
which goes to the dock
from where we can bring it back
and by using the Red circle we can close the window
but most of the applications don’t close by the Red circle.
Let’s check an example
we will open Safari app
you can see that in the menu bar Safari’s menu is merged
and even after clicking the Red circle
Safari app is still open in the background
as you can see in the menu bar.
To quit this, we can go to Safari
and select the Quit Safari option
which will completely close the Safari app.
So this is how you can close the application.
We can resize the Finder window from any corner easily
as you can see
We can easily browse any files from the Finder window
on the left, we can find a sidebar
where under Favourites
Airdrop, Recents, Desktop, etc
their location shortcuts can be found.
You can also easily customize these
by going into Finder preferences
We need to select sidebar
and from here you can add or remove shortcuts from the favorites
as you can see in the video.
By double-clicking on the harddisk
we can directly come to the hard disks root location
where we can find four folders
At the very first, we have Applications folder
in which all our installed applications are present.
Second folder is Library
in which macOS related important files are present.
Third folder is System
in which again macOS related important folders are present.
And at last we can find the users folder
in which we have the actual user’s, home folders
and under home folders there are actual predefinded folders
like desktop, documents, downloads, etc
In fact, all the shortcuts on the sidebar are from these locations
Now we will learn how to create a new folder
and how to rename, cut, copy and paste.
In order to create a new folder
you need to click secondary and select new folder
you can rename it on the spot
or do secondary click and
select the rename option
as you can see in the video.
We will rename it as
We can drag and drop this folder to rearrange it
or you can do a secondary click
and select the sort by name option to rearrange it alphabetically.
In order to delete this folder
you can secondary and select the move to bin option to delete it
which will dump it in the trash bin.
From the trash bin
you can permanently empty it
or you can do the secondary click
and select the put back option to recover it as well.
which will put it back to it’s original location
from where it was deleted.
In order to copy and paste
you need to select the copy option from the secondary click
then go to the desired location and from the secondary option
click on paste item
which will paste it.
So this was a very easy step
but in macOS, to cut, paste or move is a bit different
if you notice, you will see that after secondary click
you won’t find the cut option anywhere
but don’t worry it’s a bit of a tricky step
you need to select the copy option
and then go to the location you want to move it to
and do the secondary click
and simultaneously you need to press the option button on the keyboard
due to which we can find the move option
which will move the copied item here.
So friends this was today’s basic tutorial video
we will upload more Mac related videos
like tips and tricks,
keyboard shortcuts and must have apps on Mac systems
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