Getting Started

This lesson shows the basic user interface of the Mac and how to find and launch Applications (Apps).

Mac screen layout

The Mac User Interface.

Using Launchpad to Open Applications (Apps)

Using Launchpad to Open Applications (Apps)

The easiest way to find and open Applications  (Apps) on your Mac is by clicking on the Launchpad button on the Mac dock.

Finding and Launching Apps in Launchpad

Click on the dots or swipe to the right with three fingers on your trackpad to see more apps (similar to an iPad) and click on an App icon to launch (open) it