What is help viewer on mac and why do you need it
Help viewer is a users interface to help you learn how to use mac better. It does not replace the help file for the software, but it does give you access to certain topics. It helps because it can be used on different profiles and if there are errors in one profile, they can be accessed through another. Help viewer also allows you to try different installation options before you actually buy or download an application that is not compatible with your computer. [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]
Help viewer is a good tool for users who are not familiar with mac operating systems. It can be used to download applications and explore different features that are available on your computer. It also helps new mac users explore the advanced features of mac that they may not even be aware are possible.
Help viewer is a useful tool for more experienced programs, as well, who don’t need the help file open when they are trying to troubleshoot.
Title:What is help viewer on mac and why do you need it [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]
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How to find help viewer on mac
Help viewer won’t come pre-installed with your new mac. i will assume your new mac came without it, and you need to find it. There are two ways to locate help viewer, the first is directly through apple.com and the second is through an app store search for it. The first way to get help viewer is directly through apple.com. Go to http://www.apple.com/macosx/what-is-macosx/ and find the section that says “click here for a shortcut.” (image 1)
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When you click that link you will be taken to the direct download for help viewer for mac (image 2). image 2 http://blucigs.com/images/how-to-find-help-viewer-on-mac_2.jpg
After the download is complete, double click on this file to open it and run it (image 3). image 3 http://blucigs.com/images/how-to-find-help-viewer-on-mac_3.jpg
You will be presented with the user agreement (image 4). image 4 http://blucigs.com/images/how-to-find-help-viewer-on-mac_4.jpg
Press continue after reading and accepting the agreements, and you will be presented with the help viewer introduction window (image 5). image 5 http://blucigs.com/images/how-to-find-help-viewer-on-mac_5.jpg
Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install help viewer (image 6). image 6 http://blucigs.com/images/how-to-find-help-viewer-on-mac_6.jpg
How to use help viewer on mac
Once on apple’s website, click on the “click here for a shortcut” link. This will open up a new window (image 2). In this window all you have to do is click the “download the latest version” button (image 3) and follow the instructions. Make sure you get the most updated application in that application. The most current version is really important because it will offer many more ways to customize and use your mac. The next way to get help viewer is directly through the app store. To do this you will need an apple id, which can be created by going to apple.com, clicking on “membership,” then clicking on “register now.” (image 4) Once you have your id and password, go to the app store by clicking on the app store icon on your dock (image 5). Once in the app store scroll all the way down until you find “help viewer” (image 6). Then click on the “get” button (image 7) and it will start to download. Finally, if you want to go directly through quick time, click on quick time in your dock and click the help viewer icon in the bottom right corner of your screen (image 8). After this it will start playing a video showing how to use help viewer. (image 9)
Tips and tricks for using help viewer on mac
If you use help viewer on mac, you will notice it takes up a lot of hard drive space. This is because each application has its own info and help files in their folders. This means that if you are using the same app on multiple profiles and therefore multiple mac’s, it will take up a large amount of hard drive space. To fix this you can use an app called “reduce” which will run in the background and save space by compressing your large programs into a smaller file. After you compress it, it will leave the original files untouched and small, but they will be merged into one larger file in the background. This makes it easier to access help files and app info on all your macs, but be warned that extracting the info from a compressed file takes a while and uses up a lot of hard drive space.
Tip: Enable help viewer in Terminal:
Type “defaults write com.apple.helpviewer DevMode -bool TRUE;killall HelpViewer” in a terminal window and hit enter. Now it is enabled in all applications. Use the command again to disable help viewer.
Tip: Help viewer keyboard navigation: