Last night we spend some time organizing files (using the Finder) and photos (using iPhoto). In both cases I emphasized the importance of knowing what you want to move and where you want to put it. Knowing this you can open the proper windows with the files (that you want to move) and the folder (that is the target for the move).
This morning I found this video describing how to organize photos in iPhoto. I think it illustrates what we did. Notice that the author goes one step further by creating a folder and moving his albums into folders.
This could be helpful once you create many albums and want to organize them into manageable categories. – Happy Viewing
Tonight we’re going to explore the “Dock” and “System Preferences“. For future reference, you will find links to the Mac 101 site where you can get a brief overview of these features.
But first we will do a review of last week.
Exercise 1: On the Desktop.
* open a program.
* create a file.
* Click, hold, and drag a file from one side of the Desktop to another.
* create a folder.
* drag file into folder.
* move the folder into Documents.
Exercise 2: The Dock
* Move a program to the Dock
* Open a program and set it to “stay in the Dock”
* Remove a program from the Dock
* Change the preferences of your Dock (resize, magnify, reorient to left or right)
Preferences Personal – These control the look and feel. Personalize what you see and what you can find.
Hardware – Hardware controls the devices that connect to your computer
* CDs – DVDs
* Battery – Energy
Internet and wireless – Connecting your computer to other computers and wireless devices.
* Network – wired and wireless controls
* Bluetooth – a different wireless
* Sharing – allowing access to your computer
System – Control the main parts of your Operating System.
* Date and Time
* Parental Controls
* Software Update
* Startup Disk
* Time Machine
* Universal Access