Larry Spent time reviewing what we worked on the past season and asked for suggestions for next fall. He spoke about many of the programs we use often such as mail, finder, zoom, iPhoto, iMovie, tutorials, contacts and more.
David A. Cox's site is very good and most importantly understandable. Here's a link: http://pcclassesonline.com/ He requires joining and then furnishes a password each month to your email. The tutorials are free but he gives classes and sells items to support his work. If you haven't checked it out please do.
Grab and Preview Screen Shots
Grab is a program included in OS-X in the applications folder under utilities. To find it open finder, click on applications and utilities. It's an easy way to take a screen shot of a selected area of your desktop and save it for later. Here's Apples info: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH6846?viewlocale=en_US
The same thing can be accomplished by using Preview which is also included in OS-X inside the Applications folder. It also is usually included in the Dock.
When Preview is open click on file and choose Take Screen Shot. Here is a site with lots of instructions on using Preview. http://www.take-a-screenshot.org/ Preview will allow saving of files in various formats.
Firefox is an open source program developed to improve on Windows Internet Explorer. Here's a site giving its history and other facts: http://browsers.about.com/od/historylesson/a/firefoxhistory.htm Probably more than we need to know but interesting. Also a site giving detail of usage: http://www.newbie.org/firefox/#why I spoke about some of the features but this Mozilla site is very detailed.
How to Install Firefox
This link give good instructions. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-download-and-install-firefox-mac
Someone asked about printing a list of MAC User Group Members from Address Book. I've done some reading but haven't found an appropriate answer yet. Check back.
How to uninstall Firefox
Follow this link: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/uninstall-firefox-from-your-computer This won't remove your personal settings, although it will remove the program. As near as I can tell Firefox stores personal settings, passwords, etc. in the Library file under Application support. I assume deleting these files will purge the program's information although, resetting to factory defaults before deleting may do the same thing. Sorry, I don't know all the answers.
Various backup programs. BackBlaze, Carbonite, Crashplan. Also some discussion of computer security.
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