Monday, August 31, 2009

Your Student Server Account and Computer Desktop

Now you will begin using your very own server account!

When you log in as:

Name: FirstNameLastName
Password: Student ID#

you will be using your own personal account.

This means:
  • You are the only person who has access to this account.
  • You will be able to save your documents in your own documents folder.
  • You will be able to access your documents from any computer in the Spurgeon Mac Lab.
  • You will be able to access your documents from the iBook laptops.
Let's log in in and look around. We will explore your computer's "desktop."
  • Double click on the eMac/iMac Hard Drive to see your account. You will see your account on the left side of this window.
  • Click on your name.
  • Click on the Documents folder to find your documents.
  • Click on the Applications folder to find the computer programs.
When you open a folder or a file, you will see a "window" of this on your desktop. You can move this window by dragging its title bar at the top of the window. You are also able to close this window by clicking on the red button; minimize the window (hide it in the dock) by clicking on the yellow button; or re-size the window by clicking on the green button.

You are also able to see your applications folder and documents folder in the Dock at the bottom of the screen. Place your mouse over each folder icon and see what happens (you will see the name of the folder). This is called a "mouseover" and it allows you to find the name of a folder without opening it.


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