Watching movies on your Mac screen couldn’t be simpler: Just insert a movie DVD. Unless you’ve fiddled with your preference settings, the DVD Player program opens and begins playing the movie in a full-screen mode. (Even the menu bar disappears. To make it reappear, move your cursor to near the top of the screen.)
If DVD Player doesn’t open automatically when you insert a DVD movie, you can open it yourself. It’s sitting there in your Applications folder. (Then fix the problem, using System Preferences→CDs & DVDs.)
Once DVD Player starts playing your movie, you can move your mouse to the bottom of the screen, at any time, to bring up the control bar (Figure 12-9).
Or just use the keyboard controls, which appear here in this clip ’n’ save cheat sheet:
Shift-⌘-, Shift-⌘- (press repeatedly to cycle to 3, 8, 16, and 32 times normal speed)
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