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Over the last couple of months I have been spending my time working on a couple of pastimes and there has not been time for me to post links to Mac 101, Macworld’s guides for the new Mac user. The articles by Christopher Breen published between 25 July and 17 October 2013, in date order, are
The links below will take you to a number of items on MacWorld.com prompted by the recent release of OS X Mavericks. All bar one were written by Dan Frakes .
A series under the banner Installing Mavericks: Our complete guide appeared on 22 Oct 2013. The topics covered include
The requirements for running Mavericks.
How to get your Mac ready.
Downloading the new OS.
On 25 July 2013 MacWorld.com published the Mac 101 tutorial Editing and annotating images
with Preview, the first of two Christopher Breen articles on this OS X application. In it he writes about Preview being designed to let you view PDFs and Images but not other types of files.
[The tutorial occupies two MacWorld.com webpages. In this note
An easy way of inserting accented characters on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches had been a success before a similar feature came to Macs with OS X 10.7. Before then Mac users had to insert accents by, for example,
● using combinations of the alt/⌥ and other keys
● using the International Keyboard
● using the Keyboard Viewer
● changing the keyboard layout to the appropriate one
which were more disruptive.
Keyboard Viewer - Mac OS X's Virtual Keyboard, posted on 25 July 2013 says "some symbols e.g. # and ≠ that you may wish to use do not appear on an Apple physical keyboard". It went on to explain
● that the operating system comes with a built-in component, called Keyboard Viewer, which is a virtual or onscreen keyboard
Some symbols e.g. # and ≠ that you may wish to use are not readily visible on some Apple physical keyboards. Keyboard Viewer is Mac OS X’s built-in virtual or onscreen keyboard and can help with some of these. It can be used to show which combination of physical keyboard keys e.g. alt/⌥and 3 pressed at the same time will enter a particular symbol/character where the cursor is positioned in an open document, password entry box etc.
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