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Welcome to the FreeMacLessons.com visual glossary! Here you will learn about the parts and symbols of your Mac.
                     
                 
This is the Apple key used for keyboard shortcuts. The symbol on the right is the Apple key symbol and you will see it on pull-down menus to indicate the shortcut, see below for examples.
                             
This is a pull-down menu where you will find keyboard shortcuts for certain tasks. The right side of the column indicates the keyboard shortcut for the tasks on the left. For example, if I want to create a New Finder Window, I use the keyboard shortcut, Apple, N. So I would first push the Apple Key and then push the "N" key to create a new window.
                                 
                             
 
This is keyboard shortcut Apple "N"
 
                             
 
This is keyboard shortcut Shift, Apple "N"
 
       
           
This is keyboard shortcut Shift, Apple "N"
 
           
   
       
 
This is keyboard shortcut Shift, Apple "N"
       
 
                               
This is a USB Port. Here you can plug in a USB cable for things such as printers, flash drives, iPods, iPhones, etc.
               
This is the Ethernet Port. Here you plug in an Ethernet cable to connect to the Internet.
       
         
         
       
This is a Firewire 400 Port. Here you can plug in a Hard Drive with a Firewire 400 cable.
This is a Firewire 800 Port. Here you can plug in a Hard Drive with a Firewire 800 cable.
       
This is a DVI Port. Here you connect a monitor to your computer. Your monitor will need to have a DVI connection or you need an adapter.
 
This is a Headphone jack. Here you can plug in a pair of headphones or external speakers. This requires a 3.5mm plug.
 
                 
      This is the LockPort. Here you can insert a laptop lock and secure it to your desk.  
 
This is the Wireless Internet Connection icon, showing signal strength. This is the Apple icon on the top left of the menu bar. Click on it to get to the Apple Menu.
   
This is an SD card for taking pictures with a digital camera.  
             
                           
                             
                   
             
   
This is a mini USB Cable for connecting to cameras and cell phones.
This is a USB Cable for connecting to printers.
   
This is a regular USB Cable.
       
This is an SD card reader for connecting your SD Card to the computer.                    
                       
           
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