Monitoring, Configuring, & Optimizing in macOS Sierra

macOS Sierra    |    Intermediate
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You can configure a number of settings to make your Mac your own. Discover how to configure a trackpad and a keyboard, monitor activity, and optimize hard drive space.


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    measure your Mac's activity with the Activity Monitor in macOS Sierra
    optimize hard drive space with macOS Sierra
    configure a mouse with macOS Sierra
    configure a trackpad with macOS Sierra
  • configure a keyboard with macOS Sierra
    use Voice Over in macOS Sierra for accessibility
    adapt the accessibility of your keyboard with macOS Sierra
    create and edit keyboard shortcuts with macOS Sierra


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    If you type the same word or phrase often, you can save time by creating automatic text shortcuts. See how to add and use the text replace feature on macOS Sierra. FREE ACCESS
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    If your Mac seems slower than normal you can use the Activity Monitor to view the apps that may be causing this issue. See how to access and analyze your Mac's activity within macOS Sierra. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Optimizing hard drive space in macOS Sierra
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    With macOS Sierra you have the ability to view and manage you hard drive space. See how to optimize and create more space by storing files on you iCloud, reducing clutter and emptying your trash automatically. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Configuring a mouse in macOS Sierra
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    Once you've connected your mouse you can customize its settings. See how to activate useful gestures as well as adjust the speed and tracking of your mouse cursor. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Configuring a trackpad in macOS Sierra
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    You can connect a trackpad to you Mac via the Bluetooth settings. See how to connect, configure and activate trackpad gestures on macOS Sierra. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Configuring a keyboard in macOS Sierra
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    If you have a Bluetooth keyboard you can connect it to your Mac. See how to connect your keyboard as well as how to configure your settings on macOS Sierra. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Using Voice Over in macOS Sierra
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    If need additional services for visual accessibility you can use Voice Over. Voice Over can read the text, menu and location of your mouse cursor out loud. There is also the possibility to read within the caption box to help follow along and find keyboard shortcuts to perform tasks on macOS Sierra. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Adapting the accessibility of your keyboard in macOS Sierra
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    In order to add sticky keys to aide motor accessibility needs you can use the accessibility menu within macOS Sierra. See how to add sticky and slow keys as well as how to define the duration for repeat keystrokes. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Creating & editing keyboard shortcuts in macOS Sierra
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    Keyboard shortcuts can save you time and make using your Mac easier. See how to use, edit and restore your keyboard shortcuts to default on macOS Sierra. FREE ACCESS


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