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Author: Steve Johnson; Perspection, Inc.
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Que, ©2012.
Series: On demand (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A visual quick reference book that demonstrates how to work efficiently with Apple OS X Mountain Lion; provides complete coverage of basic to advanced OS X skills.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Johnson, Steve, 1961-
OS X Mountain Lion on demand.
Indianapolis, IN : Que, ©2012
(OCoLC)811726236
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Johnson; Perspection, Inc.
ISBN: 9780133102277 0133102270 0789749904 9780789749901
OCLC Number: 829079995
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction xvii 1 Getting Started with OS X Mountain Lion 1 Starting OS X 2 Exploring the Finder and Desktop 4 New! Using the Mouse or Multi-Touch Gestures 6 Working with Menus, Toolbars, and Panes 7 Using Menus for Quick Results 8 Choosing Dialog Options 9 Working with Icons 10 Viewing Windows 12 Managing Windows 14 Using the Sidebar 16 Using Toolbars 17 New! Displaying and Using the Dock 18 Displaying and Using Stacks on the Dock 19 Exposing Windows in Mission Control 20 New! Grouping Windows in Mission Control 21 New! Switching Users 22 New! Sleeping, Restarting, and Shutting Down 24 2 Managing Files and Folders 25 Opening and Viewing Disks 26 New! Viewing and Opening Documents 28 Changing the Window View 30 Arranging Files and Folders in Icons View 32 Working with Files and Folders in List View 34 Viewing Files with Cover Flow View 36 Working with Files and Folders in Columns View 37 Viewing Files Using Quick Look 38 New! Going to Common or Recent Places 39 New! Organizing Files and Folders by Color 40 Creating and Renaming Files and Folders 42 Copying and Moving Files and Folders 44 Using Spring-Loaded Folders 46 Sharing Files Using Online Services 47 New! Deleting and Restoring Files and Folders 48 Getting and Setting File Information 50 Creating a CD or DVD Using the Finder 52 Mounting and Ejecting Disks 54 3 Finding What You Want with Spotlight 55 Finding Information Using Spotlight 56 Finding Information in the Spotlight Window 58 Filtering Spotlight Results 60 Grouping and Sorting Spotlight Results 62 Working with Spotlight Results 63 Setting Spotlight Preferences 64 Searching for Files Using the Find Window 66 Searching for Hard to Find Information 68 Working with Find Window Results 69 Creating and Using Smart Folders 70 Getting Help While You Work 72 Getting Help Using Spotlight 74 4 Customizing the Finder 75 Understanding Finder Preferences 76 Showing Icons on the Desktop 77 Customizing the Way Windows Open 78 Showing or Hiding File Extensions 79 Customizing Finder Window Views 80 Customizing the Toolbar 82 Customizing the Sidebar 84 New! Customizing the Dock 86 New! Creating Aliases 88 Customizing Mission Control 90 New! Using Simple Finder 92 5 Setting System Preferences 93 Understanding System Preferences 94 New! Viewing System Preferences 96 Locking and Unlocking Preference Settings 97 Changing Appearance Options 98 New! Setting Up the Desktop 100 Setting Up Screen Savers 101 New! Setting the Date and Time 102 Changing Language Options 104 Changing Text Substitution Options 106 Saving Energy and Managing Power 108 New! Selecting a Startup Disk 110 Changing the Way a CD or DVD Starts 111 Controlling Sound 112 Dictating Your Speech 114 New! Letting Mac Do the Talking 116 Setting Accessibility Options 118 New! Having VoiceOver Read from the Screen 120 New! Setting VoiceOver Preferences 122 New! Using VoiceOver Commands 124 Setting Ink Preferences 126 6 Using OS X Applications 127 Getting Apps from the App Store 128 New! Downloading and Installing Apps 130 New! Using OS X Apps 131 New! Launching Apps 132 New! Opening Apps and Files 134 New! Viewing Full Screen Apps 135 New! Switching Between Apps 136 Quitting Apps 138 Playing Chess 139 New! Playing Games with the Game Center 140 New! Creating a Contacts List 142 New! Editing a Contacts List 144 New! Managing and Sharing a Contacts List 146 New! Performing Calculations and Conversions 148 Capturing Images with a Digital Camera 150 Capturing Screen Shots with Grab 151 Previewing Images and PDF's 152 New! Using Apps with Auto Save 154 New! Creating Sticky Notes 155 Managing Fonts with Font Book 156 New! Activating, Deactivating, and Customizing Fonts 157 Working with Dashboard 158 New! Adding and Removing Dashboard Widgets 160 New! Creating a Web Clip Dashboard Widget 162 7 Working with Documents 163 Creating and Opening a Document 164 New! Editing Text 166 Recognizing Handwriting Ink 168 Making Corrections 170 New! Making Text Substitutions 171 Checking Spelling and Grammar 172 Looking Up Words with Dictionary 174 New! Finding and Replacing Text 176 Formatting Text 178 Displaying Rulers 179 Setting Paragraph Tabs 180 Setting Paragraph Indents 181 Changing Character Spacing 182 Changing Line Spacing 183 Adding Lists and Tables 184 Applying and Creating a Style 186 Inserting Special Characters 188 Adding Pictures, Movies, or Files to a Document 189 Saving and Closing a Document 190 New! Using TextEdit for Web Design 192 Setting TextEdit Preferences 194 8 Printing and Faxing 195 Understanding Printers 196 Understanding Printer Drivers 197 Adding or Removing a Printer 198 New! Setting Print Settings 200 Sharing a Printer 202 Setting Up Page Options 204 Setting Basic Print Options 206 Previewing Documents 208 New! Saving Documents as PDF Documents 209 Managing Print Queues 210 Creating a Cover Page 211 Scanning Documents 212 Sending Fax Documents 214 Receiving Faxes Automatically 216 9 Exploring the Internet 217 Connecting to the Internet 218 Setting Up a Modem Connection 220 Setting Up an Ethernet Connection 221 Setting Up a Wireless Connection 222 Setting Up Multiple Connections 223 Making an Internet Connection 224 Understanding Web Sites and Browsers 225 Starting and Customizing Safari 226 New! Viewing the Safari Window 227 New! Browsing the Web 228 Browsing the Web Using Tabs 230 New! Using the Reader and Reading List 232 New! Viewing Top Sites 234 Changing the Home Page 235 Viewing a History List 236 Bookmarking a Web Page 237 New! Working with Bookmarks 238 Filling Out Forms on the Web 240 New! Searching the Web 242 New! Printing a Web Page 244 Viewing PDF Files 245 Saving a Web Page 246 New! Saving Pictures or Text from a Web Page 247 Downloading Files Safely from the Web 248 Setting Safari Preferences 250 Setting Security Preferences 252 New! Blocking Pop-Up Windows 254 Changing Web Notifications 255 New! Selecting a Default Browser and Search 256 10 Exchanging E_Mail Messages 257 Setting Up Accounts in One Place 258 New! Starting Mail 259 Setting Up an Account 260 Managing Accounts 262 Viewing the Mail Window 264 Composing and Sending an E-Mail 265 Addressing an E-Mail 266 Adding Stationery to E-Mail 268 Formatting Message Text 269 Adding an E-Mail Signature 270 Customizing the Mail Window 271 Receiving and Reading E-Mail 272 New! Responding to E-Mail 274 Sending and Retrieving a File 276 Managing E-Mail 278 Deleting E-Mail 280 Saving E-Mail 282 Searching E-Mail for Text 283 Blocking and Flagging E-Mail 284 Diverting Incoming E-Mail to Mailboxes 286 Creating a Smart Mailbox 287 Creating a VIP List 288 New! 11 Sending Instant Messages 289 Creating a Messages Account 290 New! Starting Messages 292 New! Viewing Messages 293 Changing My Status 294 Using the Messages Status Menu 295 Adding a Buddy 296 Changing a Buddy Picture 297 Creating and Managing Buddy Groups 298 Sending and Receiving Messages 300 New! Sending a File During a Message 302 New! Working with Messages 303 New! Having an Audio and Video Chat 304 New! Enhancing a Video Chat 306 Changing Chat Message Options 307 New! Chatting on a Local Network 308 Changing the Chat Message Appearance 310 Getting Chat Notification Alerts 311 Blocking a Buddy 312 Getting Started with FaceTime 313 Making a Video Call with FaceTime 314 12 Working with Music and Media 315 Starting and Setting Up iTunes 316 Viewing the iTunes Window 317 Setting Up iTunes to Automatically Play CDs 318 Getting and Playing Music from CDs 319 Getting Media from the iTunes Store 320 Using and Creating Playlists 322 Adding Media to a Playlist 324 Socializing with Ping 325 Subscribing and Playing Podcasts 326 Using iPod, iPhone, iPad with iTunes 327 Listening to Internet Radio 328 Streaming a Mac to Apple TV 329 New! Burning CDs and Exporting to MP3 Players 330 Setting iTunes Preferences 332 Capturing Photos in Photo Booth 333 New! Recording Movies in Photo Booth 334 New! Adding Photo Booth Effects 335 Playing and Browsing DVD Movies 336 Customizing the DVD Player 337 Playing QuickTime Movies 338 Creating QuickTime Movies 340 New! Exploring iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto 342 13 Sharing Information in the Cloud 343 Joining the iCloud Community 344 New! Setting iCloud Preferences 346 New! Sharing with Back to My Mac 348 Finding Your Mac 349 Using iCloud on the Mac 350 New! Using iCloud Enabled Apps 352 New! Using iCloud on the Web 354 14 Tracking and Managing Information 357 Viewing the Calendar Window 358 Changing Calendar Views 359 New! Creating and Working with Calendars 360 New! Adding and Editing Calendar Events 362 Inviting Attendees to Calendar Events 364 Printing Calendars 365 Publishing and Subscribing to a Calendar 366 Sharing an iCloud Calendar 368 Creating Reminder Lists 370 New! Working with Reminder Lists 372 New! Adding Notifications to Reminders 374 New! Enabling Accounts for Reminders and Notes 375 New! Creating and Managing Notes 376 New! Using the Notification Center 378 New! Posting Tweets to Twitter 380 New! 15 Setting Up Accounts and Maintaining Security 381 Understanding User Accounts 382 Activating the Login Window 383 Adding a User Account 384 Deleting a User Account 385 Setting File Access Permissions 386 Setting Account Access Privileges 387 New! Setting Parental Controls 388 New! Specifying Log In and Start Up Items 390 Setting Fast User Switching 392 Setting Security Preferences 393 New! Setting Privacy Preferences 394 New! Protecting Your Computer with FileVault 395 Restoring Password Access 396 Adding Keychains and Passwords 398 Working with Keychains and Passwords 399 Modifying Keychains and Passwords 400 Managing Files with the Home Folder 402 16 Managing Files Using a Network 403 Using Network Sharing Services 404 Setting Up File Sharing 406 Sharing an Internet Connection 408 Configuring an Internet Firewall 409 Setting Up a Local Area Network 410 Setting Up a Network Connection 411 Setting Up for Different Network Connections 412 Setting Up a Bluetooth Wireless Network 413 New! Moving Items with Bluetooth 414 Setting Bluetooth Preferences 415 Browsing the Network with the Finder 416 Connecting to Another Computer 418 Sharing Files or Folders with Others 420 Sending Files Wirelessly with AirDrop 421 Controlling a Computer with Screen Sharing 422 New! Setting Up Mac and Windows to Share Files 424 Connecting from a Windows 7 or Vista Computer 425 Connecting from a Windows XP Computer 426 Connecting to a Network Over the Internet 428 Exploring Additional Utility Applications 430 17 Maintaining Your Computer 431 Downloading and Updating Software 432 New! Automating Software Updates 433 New! Opening Compressed Files 434 Compressing and Uncompressing Files and Folders 435 Using Application Services 436 New! Understanding Disk File Systems 437 Formatting and Copying a Disk 438 Fixing Disk Problems 440 Fixing Disk Permission Problems 441 Erasing a CD or DVD Disc 442 Migrating Information Between Macs 443 Monitoring System Activities 444 Viewing System Messages with the Console 446 Viewing System Information 447 Forcing a Restart 448 18 Managing Hardware 449 Installing Hardware Devices 450 Removing Hardware Devices 451 Viewing Hardware Settings 452 Changing Keyboard Settings 453 Changing Mouse Settings 454 Changing Trackpad Settings 455 Changing Monitor Display Settings 456 New! Measuring Display Colors with the Digital Color Meter 458 Selecting Colors with the Color Picker 459 Matching Colors to Devices with ColorSync 460 Configuring Audio MIDI Devices 462 New! Preventing Hardware Problems 464 19 Working with OS X Along with Windows 465 Preparing a Mac for Windows 466 New! Installing Windows on a Mac 468 New! Starting Up with OS X or Windows 470 Using Windows on a Mac 472 New! Removing Windows 474 New! 20 Backing Up Everything with Time Machine 477 Setting Up Time Machine for Backups 478 New! Performing a Backup 479 New! Excluding Items from a Backup 480 Working with a Backup 481 Recovering Backed Up Items 482 Recovering an Entire Computer System 484 Creating a Disk Image to Backup Files 486 Burning a CD or DVD from a Disk Image 488 Restoring a Disk Image 489 Backing Up Files onto a CD or DVD 490 21 Automating Your Work 491 Introducing Automator 492 Viewing the Automator Window 494 Getting Started with Automator 495 Opening an Existing Workflow 496 Opening an Example Workflow 497 Working with an Example Workflow 498 Adding Actions to a Workflow 500 Adding Variables to an Action 501 Recording an Action 502 Working with Workflows 503 Running and Stopping a Workflow 504 Saving a Workflow 505 New! Using a Workflow as Plug-ins 506 Understanding AppleScript Basics 507 Using Ready-Made AppleScripts 508 Writing and Recording AppleScripts 510 Using AppleScript with Automator 512 Appendix A: Installing OS X Mountain Lion 513 Preparing to Install OS X Mountain Lion 514 New! Determining the Current OS X Version 515 Getting Mac Information 516 Getting OS X Mountain Lion from the App Store 517 New! Installing OS X Mountain Lion 518 New! Reinstalling OS X Mountain Lion 520 New! New Features 521 New! Index 527
Series Title: On demand (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Other Titles: Mountain Lion on demand
Responsibility: Steve Johnson ; Perspection, Inc.

Abstract:

A visual quick reference book that demonstrates how to work efficiently with Apple OS X Mountain Lion; provides complete coverage of basic to advanced OS X skills.

"Inside the book: Find and preview everything you need with Spotlight; Master the OS X Mountain Lion user interface and file management; Use the App Store and full-screen apps for maximum efficiency; Explore the Internet with Safari and send e-mail with Mail; Manage and play digital music with iTunes and iPod or iPhone; Chat online instantly with Messages and FaceTime; Manage and share your schedule with Calendar; Send files wirelessly to anyone around you with AirDrop; Keep your files backed up with Time Machine; Automatically save document changes as you work with Auto Save ; Use multi-touch gestures and keyboard shortcuts to save time; Post content straight to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or Vimeo; Use Microsoft Windows along with Mountain Lion"--Page 4 of cover.

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