Working with Applications

Finding your Applications Folder

In this lesson for macOS Mojave on the Mac, I look at the different ways you can find your Applications folder, which is where all your Applications for your Mac are located. I also take a real quick look at how you can access your Applications from the Launchpad app.

Hiding Applications

In this lesson for macOS Mojave on the Mac, I look at how to hide your open applications as well as how to hide all your other open applications and keep your frontmost application visible.

Launchpad and Applications

In this lesson for macOS Mojave on the Mac, I look at the application Launchpad. With Launchpad, you see all your installed application in a similar style to what you see on your iPhone or Pad. You swipe back and forth to see more apps, you tap-and-hold to delete or move them, and you drag one icon on top of another to create a folder, much like you do on your iOS devices.

Opening Applications with Spotlight

In this lesson for macOS Mojave on the Mac, I look at how you can open applications using Spotlight. This is one of my favorite or most common ways I open applications. So what is Spotlight Search? Spotlight Search is how we search the Mac for documents, folders, and even applications. What's nice about Spotlight is once you find what you are looking for you can press the Return key and whatever you have selected will open, including applications.

Installing Applications

In this lesson for macOS Mojave on the Mac, I look at the different ways you install applications. When you install applications, the overall goal is to install them in the Applications folder. When you download an app from the App Store, it installs it in the Applications folder, if you use an installer, it will install the app in the Applications folder. There are four basic ways to install an app in the Applications folder.

Removing or Uninstalling Applications

In this lesson for macOS Mojave on the Mac, I look at the different ways you uninstall or remove applications. When you uninstall an application, the overall goal is to remove them from the Applications folder.

Applications in Full-screen Mode

In this lesson for macOS Mojave on the Mac, I look at how to open an app in full screen. When you open an app in full screen, you are actually opening the app's window in full screen. It opens into a Space.

Finding an App’s Preferences or Settings

In this lesson for macOS Mojave on the Mac, I look at how you can set an app's preferences or default behavior. The preferences for an app are accessed the same way across the different apps on your Mac.

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