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Using Mac OS X Snow Leopard by Yvonne Johnson

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3. Getting Familiar with Your Hardware

This chapter helps you install or make the optimum settings for your hardware—including the screen, the mouse or trackpad, speakers, disk drives, and printers.

In this chapter, we’re going to look at some of the settings that control the screen, the speakers, the keyboard and mouse, internal and external drives, and printers. Before reading this chapter you need to familiarize yourself with the components of your own system by reading everything you can about your hardware in your user manuals.

Controlling the Screen Brightness

Two keys on your keyboard control the brightness of your screen: F1 turns the brightness down, and F2 turns the brightness up. Over time, Apple has changed the location of keys ...

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