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What's Different

Scrolling/Gestures - Trackpad will scroll up and down with a reverse action from what you are used to with a computer.  The scrolling and gestures are customizable, see the Trackpad box to the right.

Launchpad - displays every application, see the Tips and Tricks box.

Applications may be viewed in full screen using the arrows in the upper right hand of the window, mouse to the top of the screen for a roll down menu that will allow exiting from full screen.  See below for more information.

Auto save, Versions, Resume - Saving is automatic and previous versions may be viewed, see the Saving Documents box below.

Mission Control - Combines Exposé, Spaces and Dashboard screen management functionality.  See Mission Control box to the right.

Airdrop - Simple sharing between computers.  See the Tips and Tricks box.

Mac App Store is now built in.


Saving Documents

This link from Apple Support provides a very good explanation of Auto-Save, Versions and Duplicate.

For a different explanation of the changes involved with Auto-Save, Versions and Duplicate look at this article from Macworld.

If you just can't get used to Duplicate instead of "Save As" this OSX Daily post will give you a work around.


View Applications Full Screen


This link from Apple Support contains directions for going full screen and back.




This link from Apple Support provides videos and step-by-step instructions with photos regarding tapping, scrolling, pinching and swiping on the Multi-Touch trackpad.

To customize your trackpad, open System Preferences and select Trackpad. This will not only demonstrate the trackpad functions for you, but it will allow you to turn them on and off.


Mission Control

This article from Apple Support gives an overview of Mission Control.  Look to the right under related articles for more details.

PC Magazine provides instructions for creating multiple desktops with different backgrounds.,2817,2388803,00.asp

Tips and Tricks

tips and tricks

  • 80 Handy OS X Lion Tips and Tricks
    JR Bookwalter from TechRadar.Computing shares 80 tips and tricks for using Lion.
  • Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts
    Apple provides a fairly comprehensive list of keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard Shortcuts are "a way to invoke a function in Mac OS X by pressing a combination of keys on your keyboard."
  • Disable Auto Correct
    Auto correct in Lion is similar to an iPhone, if you want to turn it off or adjust it, provides directions.
  • AirDrop
    Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac explains and demonstrates Airdrop.
  • Launchpad
    Cory Bohon with MacLife how to use Launchpad to navigate, organize, and delete apps.

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