Head Start in Using Your New Mac OS

For many people, who’ve switched from a lifetime of using Microsoft Windows there first steps using the Mac OS can be a confusing time initially. Well you’ve come to the right place, hopefully these simple tips will get you started with your journey into your new Operating system.

It’s a good assumption on our part that you are looking at tips for the new Mac OS. We do understand because that is just the way it is with any operating system, Mac or Windows. But, you surely realize that, when we get new operating systems, discovering how they work is a lot of fun. Those who don’t like to discover the bells and whistles of a new operating system, simply wait until someone else writes about them. Which is fine! We, and others like us, enjoy doing this “work” and are happy to post it online for sharing with everyone else. So in that spirit we offer you several very cool and helpful Mac OS tips, and we know they will help you get things done faster.

If you want to create EPUBs and make them interesting with various types of multimedia, then that is definitely doable. You can quickly embed video or any images as well as audio. They are especially useful for sorting and streaming online media, personally I use them to download TV shows from ITV player which I do using this. You don’t have a locker room for error here. What you need to do is hit the button for Add when you see the dialog and from there you can choose the files to embed. Special considerations for video must be taken into account before adding them. Though this is not a problem in most cases, it is important that you make your video iPhone compatible so that it works with the embedding process.

Many people used to be irritated by the indicator lights that came on whenever an app was open. This was before the Mac OS X Lion. Now, however, the Dock offers features that make working more convenient as well as easier. As a result, you can now turn off those irritating indicator lights if you want to. It’s easy. Go to System Preferences and click on the appropriate selection. The indicator lights can then be disabled by going to Dock and making the choice you prefer.

For reasons of security, when you back up your computer, you should encrypt the external disks you use. My friends and I take this standard security precaution all of the time. You can now apply encryption to the system volume, with the Mac OS Lion. This was done differently before, but this way is convenient and an easy way to go. You can apply this level of security directly to your devices, such as fire wire drive, once you select them.

In this article, you have learned some Mac OS tips, that should help your computer usage be faster. Everything that helps make life more efficient is very worthwhile since most people are way busier than they should be. Since we have not even scratched the surface of what is available, you just have to keep learning more and use it.

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