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Working with Folders and Files: Macintosh

This is the first in a series of posts about organizing media. The first two posts discuss using your operating system (Windows or Macintosh) to organize and view media assets.

The Macintosh Finder allows you to find and manage all your files and programs on the Mac. To get to the Finder, double-click any folder, or click in any blank area of your Mac’s desktop. The Finder menu bar will appear at the top of the screen.

Click on a menu heading to see the menu. Choose File > New Finder Window and a new Finder window will appear (click on the screenshot to see it at full size):


By default, a toolbar at the top includes icons that allow you to view folder items in different ways. (If you don’t see the view icons, choose View> Customize Toolbar or View>Show Toolbar from the Finder menu).

In thumbnail view, you can change the size of the thumbnails using the slider at the bottom of the window.  The path of the folder also appears at the bottom of the Finder window (it it doesn’t appear, choose View>Show Path Bar). Continue reading ‘Working with Folders and Files: Macintosh’

Steve Jobs

In my life I’ve bought several Mac computers, beginning with the SE around 1989. I just loved it. It was portable, had a neat built-in screen, and allowed you to do things like change fonts, do page layout, and some other things that IBM and Microsoft probably hadn’t even thought of, much less developed.

What made it special to me was not just the cool design,  but that it was a tool that I could relate to and that helped me imagine (and create) a creative future for myself. I’m typing this on a Mac now… I use it every day. Thanks Steve Jobs, what you did is an inspiration for all of us.

New “Getting Started with Macintosh” Online Guide

If you are new to the Macintosh, or know someone who is, you may find this guide helpful.  Any feedback is of course welcome!

http://guides.lib.unc.edu/macintosh