Episode 4 - Customize Your System Preferences!

To open System Preferences:

  • Click the Apple logo at the top left of the screen
  • Select any icon to configure different options

To configure what programs start up with your computer:

  • Open System Preferences =>Users & Groups
  • Select Login Items
  • Select a program in the list you don’t want to start with your computer
  • Click on the “-” button at the bottom of the list

To configure automatic downloads and updates:

  • Open System Preferences => App Store
  • If you want to manage all updates manually (use caution):
    • Uncheck “Automatically check for updates”
  • If you want to automatically download updates but not automatically install them:
    • Check “Automatically check for updates”
    • Check “Download newly available updates in the background”
    • Uncheck all other options underneath