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HOT TIP 1 - Right Click

Want to display the right click menu? Hold down the Ctrl key and click the mouse.


HOT TIP 2 - Zoom in an out on web pages

Want to show someone a small image or text on a web page but they are too small? By holding down cmd and + you can zoom in. You can zoom out by holding down cmd and -


HOT TIP 3 - Which applications am i running?

Want to quickly see which applications you are running? Simply hold down the cmd key and press the tab button to cycle through open applications. Alternatively, swipe four fingers across your tracker pad (if you have a recent mac).


HOT TIP 4 - Screenshot

Want to take a screenshot?

You can take a screenshot of your entire desktop by pressing
Shift 3. The screenshot will be saved as an image file on your desktop.


If you want to select the area you want to take a screenshot of just press
, shift and 4 to bring up a cross hair. Drag the cross hair over the area you want to take a screen shot of. Once the area is selected press the return key. You will hear a camera sound the and image will be saved to your desktop.


Instead of saving the image to your desktop you can save it to your clipboard by also pressing the Shift key with the above combinations. 


HOT TIP 5 - Take a picture of yourself

Open Photo Booth by opening Finder. The click Applications then Photo Booth. Click the Snapshot button to take a picture of yourself. You can also record a video by selecting the appropriate icon. The effects are worth exploring!


HOT TIP 6 - Switch between applications

fn + Press F9 – to view all open windows


fn + Press F10 -  clear the screen of all menus and clutter to focus purely on the working document


fn + Press F11 – clear the screen to view the desktop


fn + Press F12 – view the Dashboard


+ Tab allows you to cycle through all the applications that are open. You can also swipe 4 fingers from left to right along the track pad to do this.


HOT TIP 7 - Change your desktop picture

  1. 1.Click the Apple menu icon (the black apple icon located at the top left of your screen).

  2. 2.Select System Preferences

  3. 3.Click Desktop & Screensaver

  4. 4.Click Desktop at the top of the window

  5. 5.Choose your image


HOT TIP 8 - Check for software updates

  1. 1.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.

  2. 2.Click the Apple menu icon (the black apple icon located at the top left of your screen).

  3. 3.Select Software Update


HOT TIP 9 - Add Applications and Folders to the Dock

If you have an application you use often or a file that contains documents you frequently use you can add them to the Dock. The Dock is the bar of icons that sits at the bottom or side of your screen.

  1. 1.Open finder

  2. 2.Click Applications.

  3. 3.Locate the Application you want in your Dock.

  4. 4.Drag the icon to the Dock.

You can also do this for any folders you have on your Mac.


HOT TIP 10 - Customise your Dock

You can customise the location and the appearance of the Dock utilising options such as auto-hiding and using different minimise effects.

  1. 1.Click the Apple menu icon (the black apple icon located at the top left of your screen).

  2. 2.Select System Preferences

  3. 3.Click Dock

  4. 4.Experiment with what works for you


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