Macs For Seniors For Dummies by Mark L. Chambers

By Mark L. Chambers

You are by no means too previous to fall in love—with your Mac!You took your time, yet you're now the proud proprietor of your first Mac desktop. Macs For Seniors For Dummies is simply for you. This pleasant, available consultant walks you thru selecting a Mac and studying how you can use it. you will find your self falling head over heels to your Mac in no time.Macs For Seniors For Dummies introduces you to the entire fundamentals you want to comprehend: turning the Mac on and getting hooked up; utilizing the keyboard and mouse; operating with documents and folders; navigate round the Mac laptop and OS X Lion; establishing a web connection and electronic mail; and lots more and plenty extra. indicates Mac beginners the way to surf thoroughly with Safari, video chat with FaceTime, and attach with family and friends on-line Covers identifying the Mac that is good for you, environment it up, working courses and dealing with records, and hooking up a printerFeatures how one can have a few enjoyable, too, with electronic pictures and video clips, tune, video clips, video games, apps, and moreIncludes pointers on troubleshooting and taking good care of your MacYour Mac can achieve this even more than you ever imagined and Macs For Seniors For Dummies exhibits you ways!

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Remember: Never assign an account administrator-level access unless you deem it truly necessary. Standard accounts are quick and easy to set up, and I think they provide the perfect compromise between access and security. You’ll find that standard access allows your users to do just about anything they need to do, with a minimum of hassle. ” Your Mac already has one admin-level account set up for you (created during the initial Lion setup process), and you need to be logged in with that account to add a user.

A user account keeps track of information such as ➟ Address Book contacts ➟ Safari (Apple’s Internet browser) bookmarks and ➟ Desktop settings (including things like background ➟ iTunes libraries, just in case that significant other settings images and screen resolutions) buys his or her own music (sigh) User accounts keep other people from accessing your stuff, and you can lock other accounts out of where-others-should-not-be, such as certain applications, iChat, Mail, and websites (including that offshore Internet casino site that your nephew favors).

Click the name of the user who wants to log in. Lion displays the login window, just as though the computer had been rebooted. Because the previous user’s stuff is still running, you definitely should not reboot or shut down the computer! After the password is entered, you’ll see the entire screen rotate, and the second user’s Desktop appears. Spiffy! If you click the username in the menu again, you’ll see that each logged-in user has an orange check mark. 3. Click the username again on the Finder menu.

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