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Things you need to know and be able to find on a Mac Computer.

There are two Mac computers we use to produce our Sunday service.  As an operator it is important that you know basic tasks and where to find different things.  If you are doing this, "I'm not a tech person" is no longer a valid response!!!  Here we go!

How to turn on, off and sleep the computer.

Turn on the Computer

When you have to power on the Mac Mini, there is a small button on the back of the computer.  Push it once to turn on.  

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Turn off the Computer

To turn off the Mac Mini, left click on the small black apple in the top left corner of the screen, the click on "Shut Down" , then "Shut Down" again

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Put the computer to sleep.

To sleep the Man Mini, again, left click on the small black apple then on "Sleep".  You know have a sleepy computer!  It will "wake up when you giggle the mouse!

How to access "System Settings", i.e. Sound, Displays & Network

First we need to know what the DOCK is and how to find it.  The DOCK is at the bottom of the screen. Icons for different and sundry applications are found there.

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Notice this icon.                             It is where system preferences are found.  Click on it and you should see something like this...

The three settings we use most often are Network, Sound and Displays.  We'll look closer at each below.

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For Network, if you click on "Ethernet" you will see something like this.  The most important thing for us on this screen is the computer's IP address, in this case  Think of it as a "postal address" for your computer.


In the sound dialog box you will see two sections, input and output. There will be a source called USB X32. This is the source you want to have highlighted in both the input and output sections.




These three buttons control the size and visibility of Mac application windows. The red button closes the window. The yellow button minimizes the window, placing it in the Dock. The green button can either take the window into full screen mode, or maximize the window to its logical size.

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