Searching for & finding items in macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina    |    Beginner
  • 11 videos | 41m 6s
  • Includes Assessment
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Need to locate a document or app on macOS Catalina? This course will focus on using different tools for finding items. For example, learn how to use Siri, Apple's virtual assistant, to open apps and perform tasks. Another useful tool is the Spotlight Search, which you will discover how to use and configure. The Finder application also allows you to access and open any file or application on your Mac.


  • discover the key concepts in the macOS Catalina: Searching for & finding items course
    access and open the Finder
    discover and navigate the Finder
    use and customize the sidebar
    use and manage tags
    create and manage customized tags
  • get access to files and display their information
    perform a search
    configure Spotlight
    activate and use Siri
    configure and customize Siri


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    This video outlines the key content covered in the Searching for & finding items course, including using the Finder, discovering and using tags, searching for items with Spotlight search and Siri. FREE ACCESS
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    The Finder is an application that allows you to access and open any file on your Mac. The Finder is located on the Dock and is also accessible by opening or saving files on your Mac. See how to access your Finder on macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Discovering the Finder's interface in macOS Catalina
    3m 43s
    In macOS Catalina, the Finder allows you to access all the files and applications on your Mac. See how to navigate and use the app interface to stay organized and find what you need. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Using the sidebar in macOS Catalina
    3m 44s
    The sidebar found on the left side of the Finder in macOS Catalina is very useful. It allows you to access all your files, applications as well as connected devices. See how to use and customize your sidebar to suit your way of working. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Using tags in macOS Catalina
    3m 30s
    Tags allow you to mark and organize files in your Finder. See how to add tags as well as remove them from your files. This video will also teach you how to view your tagged files on macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Customizing tags in macOS Catalina
    4m 21s
    Tags are useful for organizing files and they can be customized to meet your requirements. In this video, learn how to customize your tags in the Finder preferences and how to create and manage your own tags. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Displaying file information in macOS Catalina
    5m 21s
    Every file on your Mac contains useful information such as the file size, date modified, and a preview of its contents. See how to access and analyze your files' information menus on macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Conducting a search in macOS Catalina
    4m 18s
    If you need to find a specific file or other item on your Mac, you can use Spotlight Search. See how to search with Spotlight as well as search within the Finder to locate the files you need. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Configuring Spotlight Search in macOS Catalina
    3m 42s
    In the preferences menu of macOS Catalina, you can configure Spotlight Search. See how to customize the search criteria and add privacy search blocks to protect files from being found on your Mac. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Using Siri on Mac in macOS Catalina
    4m 5s
    With macOS Catalina, you can activate and use "Siri" Apple's virtual assistant. Learn how to enable and use Siri to open apps and perform different tasks. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Configuring Siri in macOS Catalina
    4m 45s
    Siri, Apple's virtual assistant, allows you to get access to your files and applications, as well as to perform other tasks. In this video, learn how to configure its settings and manage the data shared with Siri in macOS Catalina. FREE ACCESS


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