When we last met, we’d just waded into the first lessons for getting the most from iMovie. And I’d fully intended to push on through iMovie and into GarageBand and then the iWork applications. But then a funny thing happened. Apple picked up the board and threw all the pieces in the air, which naturally caused me to give the future a significant re-think.
Of course this is about more than me. I can imagine those of you who’ve followed these lessons from the very beginning are quietly fuming “Great, all that time spent on the old operating system. Now I have to relearn the whole thing.”
Fortunately, no, you don’t. While there’s plenty going on in the newest version of the Mac OS (known as Mavericks), on the surface it’s not radically different than what you’ve used before. In this lesson I’ll provide you with some information on the obvious changes so that you can get on with your work and play rather than stumbling over something unexpected. Let’s start with the Finder’s most significant changes.
Back in mid-June we talked about Safari and its Tabs feature. The gist was that it was possible to create a single window and within that window create tabs—with each tab representing a different web page. It’s a great way to cut down on the clutter while browsing the Web.