You may remember the Windows 7 marketing campaign where they kept accentuating the snap method of splitting your screen when using two different programs. By dragging a program to the left it would automatically reshape your window to take up the left half of your screen. Then you can do the same thing to another program on the right side. This way you can easily use both programs simultaneously. Writing a paper? Have Safari open on the left side and Microsoft Word on the right.
Microsoft calls this Windows Snapping. You can also drag a window to the top and it will maximize automatically. Now you can bring Windows Snapping to Mac!
If you’re coming from Microsoft Windows and start using a Mac you probably expect the green button to maximize your window. However, the maximize button behaves differently on Mac. When you hit the green button it widens your window just enough to the point where all your content fits horizontally. So you can still see your desktop or other programs in the background. There is, of course, the full screen button that will have your program overlap the toolbar on the top. Unfortunately, not all programs have the fullscreen button. Also, if you’re used to Microsoft Windows you may prefer to just have your program maximize by taking up the entire desktop area but still leave you with the toolbar on the top. Thankfully, there is a way to do that.
By downloading an application called RightZoom it will automatically have the green button on the top left of all your applications maximize the way it does on Windows; by taking up your whole desktop without hiding the toolbar on the top.
Here is another great tutorial for iMovie but this one is more specifically on how to create movie trailers. Making movie trailers is actually easier than making your own movie clips because you are basically just importing your video clips into a template. The music and transitions are already added in for you. If you are just beginning on learning iMovie creating a movie trailer maybe what you want to try out first. Once you get the hang of it then try creating your own movie clip so that you have the freedom to make it how you want rather than following a template. That being said, here is the tutorial on creating movie trailers with iMovie ’11:
As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments. Hope this helped!
Here is a great tutorial I found on YouTube on how to use iMovie ’11 to make video clips. This is a great video for anyone who is learning to use iMovie for the first time. He shows you how to import videos, grab clips, add music, fade sound in and out, add photos, text, and transitions, and more. Have a look and please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or comments!
I found a great video tutorial on how to create songs using GarageBand ’11. This is perfect for those who have never used Garageband before. It shows how simple it is to use and gives the basics for anyone to get started.
Hope this was helpful. Drop a line in the comments if you have any questions or comments!