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Mac OS X Snow Leopard on demand

Author: Steve Johnson
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Que Publishing, ©2010.
Series: On demand (Indianapolis, Ind.)
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Presents a step-by-step guide to the Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system, covering such topics as using Spotlight, accessing the Internet with Safari, using iTunes, setting up multiple users, maintaining security, and using Windows along with Snow Leopard.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Johnson
ISBN: 9780789739858 0789739852
OCLC Number: 317927424
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxii, 554 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction xix1 Getting Started with Mac OS X Snow Leopard 1Starting Mac OS X 2Exploring the Finder and Desktop 4Using the Mouse 6Working with Menus, Toolbars, and Panes 7Using Menus for Quick Results 8Choosing Dialog Options 9Working with Icons 10 New!Viewing Windows 12 New!Managing Windows 14 New!Using the Sidebar 16 New!Using Toolbars 17Displaying and Using the Dock 18Displaying and Using Stacks on the Dock 19 New!Exposing Windows 20 New!Grouping Windows into Spaces 21 New!Switching Users 22 New!Sleeping, Restarting, and Shutting Down 24 New!2 Managing Files and Folders 25Opening and Viewing Disks 26Viewing and Opening Documents 28Changing the Window View 30 New!Arranging Files and Folders in Icon View 32Working with Files and Folders in List View 34Viewing Files with Cover Flow 36Working with Files and Folders in Column View 37Viewing Files Using Quick Look 38Going to Common or Recent Places 39Organizing Files and Folders by Color 40Creating and Renaming Files and Folders 42Copying and Moving Files and Folders 44Using Spring-Loaded Folders 46Sharing Files or Folders with Others 47Deleting and Restoring Files and Folders 48 New!Getting and Setting File Information 50Creating a CD or DVD Using the Finder 52Mounting and Ejecting Disks 543 Finding What You Want with Spotlight 55Finding Information Using Spotlight 56Finding Information in the Spotlight Window 58Filtering Spotlight Results 60Grouping and Sorting Spotlight Results 62 New!Working with Spotlight Results 63Setting Spotlight Preferences 64 New!Searching for Files Using the Find Window 66Searching for Hard to Find Information 68Working with Find Window Results 69Creating and Using Smart Folders 70Using Smart Folders in the Sidebar 72Getting Help While You Work 74Getting Help Using Spotlight 764 Customizing the Finder 77Understanding Finder Preferences 78 New!Showing Icons on the Desktop 79Customizing the Way Windows Open 80Showing or Hiding File Extensions 81Customizing Finder Window Views 82Customizing the Toolbar 84Customizing the Sidebar 86 New!Customizing the Dock 88Creating Aliases 90Customizing Expose 92Setting Up and Customizing Spaces 93 New!Using Simple Finder 945 Setting System Preferences 95Understanding System Preferences 96Viewing System Preferences 98Locking and Unlocking Preference Settings 99Changing Appearance Options 100 New!Setting Up the Desktop 102 New!Setting Up Screen Savers 103 New!Setting the Date and Time 104 New!Changing Language Options 106 New!Changing Text Substitution Options 108 New!Saving Energy and Managing Power 110Selecting a Startup Disk 112Changing the Way a CD or DVD Starts 113Controlling Sound 114Recognizing Your Speech 116Letting Mac Do the Talking 118Setting Universal Access Options 120 New!Having VoiceOver Read from the Screen 122Setting VoiceOver Preferences 124Using VoiceOver Commands 126Setting Ink Preferences 1286 Using Mac OS X Applications 129Using Mac OS X Applications 130Installing Other Applications 131Launching Applications 132Opening Applications and Files 133Switching Between Applications 134Quitting Applications 136Playing Chess 137Creating an Address Book 138Editing an Address Book 140Managing and Sharing an Address Book 142 New!Adding an Image to an Address Book 144Performing Graph Calculations 145Performing Calculations and Conversions 146Capturing Images with a Digital Camera 148Capturing Screen Shots with Grab 149Previewing Images and PDF's 150 New!Creating Sticky Notes 152Managing Fonts with Font Book 153 New!Activating, Deactivating, and Customizing Fonts 154Working with Dashboard 156Using Dashboard Widgets 158Adding and Removing Dashboard Widgets 160Creating a Web Clip Dashboard Widget 1627 Working with Documents 163Creating and Opening a Document 164Editing Text 166Recognizing Handwriting Ink 168 New!Making Corrections 170Making Text Substitutions 171 New!Checking Spelling and Grammar 172Looking Up Words with Dictionary 174 New!Finding and Replacing Text 176 New!Formatting Text 178Displaying Rulers 179Setting Paragraph Tabs 180Setting Paragraph Indents 181Changing Character Spacing 182Changing Line Spacing 183Adding Lists and Tables 184Applying and Creating a Style 186Inserting Special Characters 188Adding Pictures, Movies, or Files to a Document 189Saving and Closing a Document 190Using TextEdit for Web Design 192Setting TextEdit Preferences 1948 Printing and Faxing 195Understanding Printers 196Understanding Printer Drivers 197 New!Adding or Removing a Printer 198Setting Print Settings 200Sharing a Printer 202Setting Up Page Options 204Setting Basic Print Options 206Previewing Documents 208Saving Documents as PDF Documents 209Using Desktop Printers 210Managing Print Queues 211Scheduling Print Jobs 212Creating a Cover Page 213Sending Fax Documents 214Receiving Faxes Automatically on Your Computer 216Addressing Faxes from the Address Book 2189 Exploring the Internet 219Connecting to the Internet 220Setting Up a Modem Connection 222Setting Up an Ethernet Connection 223Setting Up an AirPort Wireless Connection 224 New!Setting Up Multiple Connections 225Making an Internet Connection 226Understanding Web Sites and Browsers 227Starting and Customizing Safari 228Viewing the Safari Window 229Browsing the Web 230Browsing the Web Using Tabs 232Viewing Top Sites 234 New!Changing the Home Page 235Viewing a History List 236 New!Bookmarking a Web Page 237Working with Bookmarks 238 New!Viewing and Bookmarking RSS Feeds 240Filling Out Forms on the Web 242Searching the Web 244Printing a Web Page 246Viewing PDF Files 247Saving a Web Page 248Saving Pictures or Text from a Web Page 249Downloading Files Safely from the Web 250Setting Safari Preferences 252Setting Security Preferences 254Blocking Pop-Up Windows 255Selecting a Default Browser 25610 Exchanging Messages Using Mail 257Starting Mail 258Setting Up an Account 260 New!Managing Accounts 262Viewing the Mail Window 264Composing and Sending an E-Mail 265Addressing an E-Mail 266Adding Stationery to E-Mail 268 New!Formatting Message Text 269Adding an E-Mail Signature 270Creating Notes and Tracking To-Do's 271Receiving and Reading E-Mail 272Responding to E-Mail 274Sending and Retrieving a File 276Managing E-Mail 278 New!Deleting E-Mail 280Saving E-Mail 282Searching E-Mail for Text 283Blocking and Bouncing E-Mail 284Diverting Incoming E-Mail to Mailboxes 286Creating a Smart Mailbox 287Getting RSS Feeds in E-Mail 28811 Conducting Live Chats and Video Conferences 289Creating an Instant Message Account 290Starting iChat 292Viewing iChat 293Changing My Status 294 New!Using the iChat Status Menu 295Adding a Buddy 296Changing a Buddy Picture 297Creating and Managing Buddy Groups 298Sending and Receiving Instant Messages 300 New!Blocking a Buddy 302 New!Sending a File During an Instant Message 303 New!Having an Audio and Video Chat 304Enhancing a Video Chat 306 New!Chatting on a Local Network 308 New!Changing the Appearance of a Chat 310 New!Getting Notification Alerts 31212 Working with Music and Media 313Starting and Setting Up iTunes 314Viewing the iTunes Window 315Setting Up iTunes to Automatically Play CDs 316Getting and Playing Music from CDs 317Getting Media from the iTunes Music Store 318Using and Creating Playlists 320Adding Media to a Playlist 322Listening to Internet Radio 323Subscribing and Playing Podcasts 324Using iPod or iPhone with iTunes 325Burning CDs and Exporting to MP3 Players 326Setting iTunes Preferences 328Capturing Photos in Photo Booth 329Recording Movies in Photo Booth 330Adding Photo Booth Effects 331Playing and Browsing DVD Movies 332Customizing the DVD Player 333Playing QuickTime Movies 334 New!Creating QuickTime Movies 336 New!Erasing a CD or DVD 338Starting and Exploring Front Row 339Viewing Media in Front Row 340Changing Settings in Front Row 341Exploring iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto 34213 Exploring MobileMe 343Joining the MobileMe Community 344Accessing Your MobileMe Account 345Changing MobileMe Account Preferences 346Managing MobileMe Mail 348Creating a MobileMe Address Book 350Working with MobileMe Calendar 352Creating a MobileMe Gallery 354Viewing and Sharing a MobileMe Gallery 356Backing Up Your Files Using MobileMe 358Managing Files with iDisk 360Setting iDisk Preferences 362Getting MobileMe Online Support 36414 Tracking and Synchronizing Information 365Viewing the iCal Window 366 New!Creating a To Do List 367Creating and Working with Calendars 368Adding and Editing Calendar Events 370 New!Publishing and Subscribing to a Calendar 372Printing Calendars and To Do Lists 374Adding Portable Devices to iSync 375Setting Device Synchronization Options 376Setting iSync Preferences 377Setting Up MobileMe Synchronization 378Resetting MobileMe Synchronization 379Keeping Track of Passwords with Keychain 380Working with Keychains 381Modifying Keychains 382Adding Keychains 38415 Setting Up Accounts and Maintaining Security 385Understanding User Accounts 386Activating the Login Window 387Adding a User Account 388Deleting a User Account 389Setting File Access Permissions 390Setting Account Access Privileges 391Setting Parental Controls 392Specifying Log In and Start Up Items 394Setting Fast User Switching 396Setting System Security Preferences 397Restoring the Administrator Password 398Managing Files with the Home Folder 400Protecting the Home Folder with FileVault 401Sharing Files with Other Users 40216 Managing Files Using a Network 403Using Network Sharing Services 404Setting Up File Sharing 406Sharing an Internet Connection 408Configuring an Internet Firewall 409Setting Up a Local Area Network 410Setting Up a Network Connection 411Setting Up for Different Network Connections 412Setting Up a Bluetooth Wireless Network 413Moving Items with Bluetooth 414Setting Bluetooth Preferences 415Browsing the Network with the Finder 416Connecting to Another Computer 418Connecting Your Mac Using a MobileMe Account 420Controlling a Computer with Screen Sharing 422Setting Up Mac and Windows to Share Files 424Connecting from a Windows 7 or Vista Computer 425Connecting from a Windows XP Computer 426Connecting to a Network Over the Internet 428Exploring Additional Utility Applications 43017 Maintaining Your Computer 431Downloading and Installing Software 432Automating Software Updates 433Opening Compressed Files 434Compressing and Uncompressing Files and Folders 435Using Application Services 436 New!Understanding Disk File Systems 437Formatting and Copying a Disk 438Fixing Disk Problems 440Optimizing a Disk 441Starting Your Computer from a Mac OS 9 Disk 442Migrating Information Between Macs 443Monitoring System Activities 444Viewing System Messages with the Console 446Viewing System Information with System Profiler 447Forcing a Restart 44818 Managing Hardware 449Installing Hardware Devices 450Viewing Hardware Settings 451Changing Mouse Settings 452 New!Changing Keyboard Settings 453Changing Monitor Display Settings 454Measuring Display Colors with the Digital Color Meter 456Selecting Colors with the Color Picker 457Matching Colors to Devices with ColorSync 458Configuring Audio MIDI Devices 460Preventing Hardware Problems 462Removing Hardware Devices 46419 Working with Mac OS X Along with Windows 465Preparing a Mac for Windows 466Installing Windows on a Mac 468Starting Up with Mac OS X or Windows 470Using Windows on a Mac 472 New!Removing Windows 47420 Backing Up Everything with Time Machine 477Setting Up Time Machine for Backups 478 New!Performing a Backup 479Excluding Items from a Backup 480Working with a Backup 481Recovering Backed Up Items 482Recovering an Entire Computer System 484Creating a Disk Image to Backup Files 486Burning a CD or DVD from a Disk Image 488Restoring a Disk Image 489Backing Up Files onto a CD or DVD 49021 Automating Your Work 491Introducing Automator 492Viewing the Automator Window 494Getting Started with Automator 495 New!Opening an Existing Workflow 496Opening an Example Workflow 497Working with an Example Workflow 498Adding Actions to a Workflow 500Adding Variables to an Action 501Recording an Action 502Working with Workflows 503Running and Stopping a Workflow 504Saving a Workflow 505Using a Workflow as Plug-ins 506Understanding AppleScript Basics 507Using Ready-Made AppleScripts 508Writing and Recording AppleScripts 510Using AppleScript with Automator 512A Appendix: Installing Mac OS X Snow Leopard 513Preparing to Install Mac OS X Snow Leopard 514 New!Determining the Current Mac OS Version 515Installing Mac OS X Snow Leopard 516 New!Configuring Mac OS X Snow Leopard 518Downloading Mac OS X Tools from Apple 520New Features 521 New!Index 527
Series Title: On demand (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Responsibility: Steve Johnson.


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