Mac OS X Superuser - Use Mac OS X like a Pro
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Mac OS X Superuser - Use Mac OS X like a Pro

Mac OS X on steroids. Learn to Move Around OS X and Automate Common Tasks!
4.3 (68 ratings)
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678 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2016
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know the most common shortcuts on OS X
  • Cut down their computer time by a large amount each day
  • Understand how to modify OS X to fit their needs exactly
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Requirements
  • You will need access to a Mac running OS X. Mavericks or higher would be best.
  • No other knowledge needed
Description

Macs are Great...if...

You know what you're doing.

But I have bad news, you're probably missing out on a whole lot.

I know because I teach people to use Macs everyday and what I see is heart breaking! They waste at least 20 minutes per day navigating menus, apps and screens or just incorrectly using the trackpad.

What's more they don't realise that there's a shortcut key combination for almost everything - that's even more wasted time!

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That's why I created this course - I can help you save colossal amounts of time spent on your Mac.

That's time STRAIGHT back into your life that you could spend with family or friends.

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No other Mac OS X course takes you from zero to supercharged hero in so little time. take this course if you want to:

  • Navigate OS X using swipes and key combos
  • Navigate text documents without laborious trackpad or mouse usage
  • Open applications lightning fast
  • Switch between open applications with a swipe
  • Switch between open windows of certain applications with a key combo
  • Tune up your Safari browsing experience and solve the all too common Safari Slow Down
  • Learn to use Automator and Apple Script to automate every day tasks with a simple click of your mouse

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This course is not for you if:

  • You are an expert Mac user (but you may find the Apple Script section interesting)

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What software do you need?

  • Running Mac OS X Mavericks or later

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Do you need experience?

  • No. I assume you are a complete beginner to Macs

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What makes this course different?

  • It is fast.
  • It is not boring!
  • It's hands on so you learn ultra fast!

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The secret extra you get when taking this course:

  • You'll have to watch the final thank you lecture to find out :)

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Who is the target audience?
  • New Mac users should definitely take this course
  • Expert Mac users should NOT take this course
  • Intermediate Mac users who aren't familiar with Apple Script and Automator should try this course
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:59

I introduce you to what we will be doing on this course

Preview 02:59
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Moving and Selecting Items on OS X at High Speed
3 Lectures 09:16

We look at the unique keys on a Mac and iron out the differences between Control and Command. These are usually the most confusing for users coming from the Windows world.

Preview 02:52

The trackpads on modern Macs have many features and functions. We go through the most common ones, used to speed up your computing experience.

How to use a trackpad on a Mac
02:20

We learn how to move around desktops, spaces and open application with a simple swipe or key combination

How to Move Around OS X and Open Applications by Simple Key Combo or Swipe
04:04
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Basic Key Combinations for Common Tasks
3 Lectures 11:29

Until I discovered how to cancel saves I was wasting around 10 seconds each time I closed a file. That really adds up if you create a lot of files! I will show you how to do it in a fraction of that time!

Preview 02:37

Writing, editing and copying text is performed everyday by Mac users. Learn the shortcuts and key combos that allow you to perform it high speed.

How to Manipulate Text on OS X
03:40

Did you know you can skip between words in an open document? How about deleting from current position to end of paragraph with a key combo? I show you these and more in this lecture.

Advanced Text Manipulation and Navigation on OS X
05:12
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Web Browsing on Steroids
3 Lectures 09:24

We run through the basic shortcuts to supercharge your browsing experience. These work on Safari, Chrome and Firefox.

Basic Safari Browser Navigation
04:53

Ads are annoying! Some websites really overdo them and in this lecture I show you how to remove them from your life permanently. Result? Your bandwidth usage goes down and the web browses faster!

How to get rid of ads to speed up page load times
01:43

Safari slowdowns are a common complaint amongst Mac users. I show you how to fix this in 2 simple steps.

How to fix Safari slowdowns
02:48
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Taking Pictures of Your Screen on OS X - Screenshots
2 Lectures 04:55

Did you know Mac has screenshot abilities built in that far exceed those on Windows? Here we take shots of portions of screens, whole screens and individual windows - all with one key combination.

Preview 02:24

Here we add to the previous lecture and take shots of portions of screens, whole screens and individual windows - all without saving to a file - only to the clipboard for easy instant access.

How to save a screenshot to the OS X Clipboard
02:31
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How to Create Custom Shortcuts for Apps on OS X
1 Lecture 03:26

Your Mac has a lot of shortcuts built in but did you know you can create your own? In this lecture I take you through the process and outline the most common error as to why some shortcuts won't work.

How to create OS X keyboard shortcuts
03:26
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How to Automate Tasks using Automator and Apple Scripts
4 Lectures 15:48

Automator is the robot looking tool on Mac. it allows you to automate common and complex tasks. We run though a common task, opening some files with one double tap.

How to use Automator on OS X
02:53

The NUMBER ONE request I get for automator is to resize images as a batch. I show you exactly how to do this.

How to resize images using Automator on OS X
04:12

Apple Script is Automators bigger and more powerful brother. It allows you to do amazing things with your Mac. In this lecture we create a really simple script.

How to Create a Simple Apple Script
03:32

We continue to explore Apple Script by creating a more complex morning work routine script. It fires up our documents, opens a website and starts an iTunes playlist for us.

How to Create a Workspace Apple Script on OS X
05:11
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Good Bye and Something Free Just For You
1 Lecture 01:02

As a thank you of taking my course I offer you an extra piece of value. Simply watch the lecture to receive it!

Something Free for you - a thank you for watching my course
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About the Instructor
Mr Grant Klimaytys
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Professional App Developer and Teacher

Swift 3 on iOS, a little Java here and there and C# for Xamarin. I'll show you how to use them all!

When you learn from me you learn in an holistic manner. You learn concepts that are applicable to ALL mobile systems.

My aim is to get you qualified mighty fast, with very little hair tearing from frustration!

And what does that mean for you?

You'll be able to make your own apps to earn passive income. Or you could become a freelance developer which I can honestly say it is the best life in the world. You will have no boss and earn an hourly rate of over $100. You can also take holiday whenever you want!

Of course you have to learn how to make good apps first so take my courses now and you will see how easy mobile app development can be!