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[Guide] New user? Your complete Guide to OS X Tiger

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You might have realized that windows XP is a real joke. XP to me is a smilie i normally use for gaming = joke! and if you have ever noticed if you say osx oh-ess-ex is sound like os - sex and it truly is that great the graphical user interface is like jenna jameson right on your desktop!


Easy to use user interface


The Dock:


This can do everything the start menu can do. simply click on an icon and the program will launch! there is also a trash bin and a link to your system prefrences ( this is like your contraol panel )


The Menu Bar:


This is not a Finder bar! this is a common mistake people often make. this basically adapts t ay prgram giving many options. play around with it and you will find it very usefull. there is also an apple icon to the left hand side of the menu bar when clicked a menu will appear this menu is important because you can log out shut down and reboot from here!


The Simple Shortcuts


Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.


Keystroke Description

Press X during startup Force Mac OS X startup

Press Option-Command-Shift-Delete

during startup Bypass primary startup volume and seek a different startup volume (such as a CD or external disk)

Press C during startup Start up from a CD that has a system folder

Press N during startup Attempt to start up from a compatible network server (NetBoot)

Press T during startup Start up in FireWire Target Disk mode

Press Shift during startup start up in Safe Boot mode and temporarily disable login items and non-essential kernel extension files (Mac OS X 10.2 and later)

Press Command-V during startup Start up in Verbose mode.

Press Command-S during startup Start up in Single-User mode



Finder window

Keyboard shortcut Description

Command-W Close Window

Option-Command-W Close all Windows

Command-Right Arrow Expand folder (list view)

Option-Command-Right Arrow Expand folder and nested subfolders (list view)

Command-Left Arrow Collapse Folder (list view)

Option-Command-Up Arrow Open parent folder and close current window



Menu commands

Keyboard shortcut Description

Shift-Command-Q Apple Menu

Log out

Shift-Option-Command-Q Apple Menu

Log out immediately

Shift-Command-Delete Finder Menu

Empty Trash

Option-Shift-Command-Delete Finder Menu

Empty Trash without dialog

Command-H Finder Menu

Hide Finder

Option-Command-H Finder Menu

Hide Others

Command-N File Menu

New Finder window

Shift-Command-N File Menu

New Folder

Command-O File Menu


Command-S File Menu


Shift-Command-S File Menu

Save as

Command-P File Menu


Command-W File Menu

Close Window

Option-Command-W File Menu

Close all Windows

Command-I File Menu

Get Info

Option-Command-I File Menu

Show Attributes Inspector

Command-D File Menu


Command-L File Menu

Make Alias

Command-R File Menu

Show original

Command-T File Menu

Add to Favorites (Mac OS X 10.2.8 or earlier), Add to Sidebar (Mac OS X 10.3 or later—use Shift-Command-T for Add to Favorites)

Command-Delete File Menu

Move to Trash

Command-E File Menu


Command-F File Menu


Command-Z Edit Menu


Command-X Edit Menu


Command-C Edit Menu


Command-V Edit Menu


Command-A Edit Menu

Select All

Command-1 View Menu

View as Icons

Command-2 View Menu

View as List

Command-3 View Menu

View as Columns

Command-B View Menu

Hide Toolbar

Command-J View Menu

Show View Options

Command - [ Go Menu


Command - ] Go Menu


Shift-Command-C Go Menu


Shift-Command-H Go Menu


Shift-Command-I Go Menu


Shift-Command-A Go Menu


Shift-Command-F Go Menu


Shift-Command-G Go Menu

Goto Folder

Command-K Go Menu

Connect to Server

Command-M Window Menu

Minimize Window

Option-Command-M Window Menu

Minimize All Windows

Command-? Help Menu

Open Mac Help

Command-Space Open Spotlight (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)



Universal Access and VoiceOver

Keyboard shortcut Description

Option-Command-* (asterisk) Turn on Zoom

Option-Command-+ (plus) Zoom in

Option-Command-- (minus) Zoom out

Control-Option-Command-* (asterisk) Switch to White on Black

Control-F1 Turn on Full Keyboard Access

When Full Keyboard Access is turned on, you can use the key combinations listed in the table below from the Finder.

Control-F2 Full Keyboard Access

Highlight Menu

Control-F3 Full Keyboard Access

Highlight Dock

Control-F4 Full Keyboard Access

Highlight Window (active) or next window behind it

Control-F5 Full Keyboard Access

Highlight Toolbar

Control-F6 Full Keyboard Access

Highlight Utility window (palette)

Command-F5 or fn-Command-F5 Turn VoiceOver on or off (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)

Control-Option-F8 or fn-Control-Option-F8 Open VoiceOver Utility (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)

Control-Option-F7 or fn-Control-option-F7 Display VoiceOver menu (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)


or fn-Control-option-; Enable/disable VoiceOver Control-Option lock (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)





The Universal Access preference pane allows you to turn on Mouse Keys. When Mouse Keys is on, you can use the numeric keypad to move the mouse. If your computer doesn't have a numeric keypad, use the Fn (function) key.


Mouse Keys

Keystroke Description

8 Move Up

2 Move Down

4 Move Left

6 Move Right

1, 3, 7, and 9 Move Diagonally

5 Press Mouse Button

0 Hold Mouse Button

. (period on keypad) Release Mouse Button (use after pressing 0)





Other Commands

Keystroke Description

Option-Command-D Show/Hide Dock

Command-Tab Switch application

tab Highlight next item

Command-Up Arrow Move up one directory

Command-Down Arrow Move down one directory

Page Up or Control-Up Arrow Move up one page

Page Down or Control-Down Arrow Move down one page

Option-Drag Copy to new location

Option-Command-Drag Make alias in new location

Command-Drag Move to new location without copying

Shift-Command-C Show Colors palette in application

Command-T Show Font palette in application

Command-Shift-3 Take a picture of the screen

Command-Shift-4 Take a picture of the selection

Command-Shift-4, then press Control while selecting Take a picture of the screen, place in Clipboard

Command-Shift-4, then Spacebar Take a picture of the selected window

Option-Command-esc Force Quit

Control-Eject Restart, Sleep, Shutdown dialog box

Control-Command-Eject Quit all applications and restart

Option-Command-Eject or

Option-Command-Power Sleep

Command-click window toolbar button (upper right corner) Cycle through available views for the window's toolbar (dependant on the nature of the Finder or application window)

Command-` Cycle through windows in application or Finder (if more than one window is open)

Function-Delete (PowerBook, iBook only) Forward Delete (delete the character to the right of your cursor)


Screen Shots


default desktop


voice over


finder this is just like windows explorer eg my documents , my pcitures etc.


sytem preferences your mac os control panel


Getting Sold on the PERFECT os

Meet the world’s most advanced operating system. Instantly find what you’re looking for. Get information with a single click. Mac OS X Tiger delivers 200+ new features which make it easier than ever to find, access and enjoy everything on your computer. Whether that machine is Intel- , PowerPC-based or an X86 Hackintosh, you’ll enjoy 21st century innovations before anyone else. Stay ahead of the curve with Mac OS X.


And last but not least good luck!


happy OS-sexing



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