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  1. Mac the knife74 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, i just got my first Mac and was wondering if there's any free online literature that i can print off that help me navigate and get the best use out of OS X El Capitan.
    I done the upgrade from Yosemite but haven't done much else with it.
    I've had the iphone and Ipad for years so i'm pretty much up to scratch with what they can do.
    My old desktop and laptops in the past have been Windows so this is my first time using a Mac so don't know where to begin really.

    Any help help would be muchly appreciated!

    Thanks

    Mac
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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  4. Mac the knife74 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's great guys!

    Thanks i'll take a look.
     
  5. Mac the knife74 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've got my Mac mini plugged into my 40" tv via hdmi.
    I'm sat about 6ft away from the tv but I'm struggling to read the words in the menus.
    Is there a way of making everything that's on the screen bigger?
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    I've tried view>show view options and then tried adjusting the icon size but nothing seems to change.
     
  6. Mac the knife74 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just noticed the slider makes the icons in folders bigger but I was wanting to make the desktop bigger so the menu bar and options are more easily read.
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    That's never been possible in the past. Now? I'm not sure.
     
  8. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Go to System Preferences/Displays, if necessary click the 'Scaled' button, and pick a lower resolution than the one you are using. Everything will get bigger. Scaling is not always pretty, you might want to try a few choices to see if one suits you.

    A.
     
  9. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Yeah, most people reporting on that technique have found it to be unsatisfactory.
     
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