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Author: Mark L Chambers
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2019]
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10th editionView all editions and formats
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The perfect companion for iMac users You've got a great iMac, but now it's time to take things to the next level. This easy-to-use guide shows you how to do stuff like setting up and configuring your iMac along with fun stuff like using the Photos, Messages, and iMovie apps. You'll also discover how to get down to business with productivity apps like Numbers, Pages, and Keynote. Finally, you'll find help on how to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Instructional and educational works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark L Chambers
ISBN: 9781119520184 1119520185
OCLC Number: 1066283932
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 421 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1Foolish Assumptions 1About This Book 2Icons Used in This Book 3Beyond the Book 4Where to Go from Here 4Part 1: Getting Started with Your iMac 5Chapter 1: Okay, This Machine Looks Really, Really Weird 7iMac or iMac Pro - That Is the Question 8An Introduction to the Beast 9Major parts of your major appliance 9Important hidden stuff 14Choosing a Home for Your New Pet 15Picking the right location 15Considering the convenience factor 16Unpacking and Connecting 17Unpacking your iMac For Dummies 17Connecting cables like a true nerd 18Discovering All the Cool Things You Can Do 19What software do I get? 19Looking forward to fun on the Internet 20Applications that rock 20Would you like to play a game? 21Stuff You Oughta Buy Right Now 21Chapter 2: Life! Give My iMac Life! 23Throwing the Big Leaf Switch 23Mark's Favorite Signs of a Healthy iMac 24Harriet, It's Already Asking Me Questions! 25Setting up macOS Mojave 26Registering your iMac 27Importing Documents and Data from Your Old Mac 27Manually Importing Documents and Data from Windows 29Chapter 3: The Basics Behind macOS Mojave 31Your Own Personal Operating System 32The Mojave Desktop 33Wait a Second: Where the Heck Are the Mouse Buttons? 37Launching and Quitting Applications with Aplomb 40Performing Tricks with Finder Windows 43Viewing your stuff 43Scrolling in and resizing windows 44Minimizing and restoring windows 45Moving and zooming windows 46Closing windows 47Juggling Folders and Icons 48A field observer's guide to icons 48Selecting items 50Copying items 52Moving things from place to place 53Duplicating in a jiffy 53Using Finder Tabs 54Keys and Keyboard Shortcuts to Fame and Fortune 55Special keys on the keyboard 55Using the Finder and application keyboard shortcuts 56Home, Sweet Home Folder 57Working with Mission Control, Spaces, and Dashboard 59Switching Desktops with Spaces 60Stick it on the Dashboard 61Personalizing Your Desktop 62Customizing the Dock 64Adding applications and extras to the Dock 64Keeping track with Stacks 65Using Desktop Stacks 65Using Dock Stacks 66Resizing the Dock 67What's with the Trash? 68All You Really Need to Know about Printing 69And Just in Case You Need Help 70The Mojave built-in Help system 71The Apple web-based support center 71Magazines 71Local Mac user groups 71Part 2: Shaking Hands with macOS 73Chapter 4: What's New in Mojave? 75Come to the Dark Mode 76Showing Off Gallery View 77Welcome New iOS Apps 78Quick Actions Are the Cat's Meow 78Strolling Through the Improved App Store 79Chapter 5: A Nerd's Guide to System Preferences 81An Explanation - without Jargon, No Less 82Locating That Certain Special Setting 84Popular Preferences Panes Explained 85The Displays pane 85The Desktop & Screen Saver pane 87Mission Control preferences 89The General pane 91The Energy Saver pane 92The Dock pane 93The Sharing pane 95The Time Machine pane 96iCloud preferences 97Notifications preferences 99Chapter 6: Searching Amidst iMac Chaos 101Doing a Basic Search 102How Cool Is That? Discovering What Spotlight Can Do 105Expanding Your Search Horizons 106Customizing Spotlight to Your Taste 108Chapter 7: Putting Common Apps to Work 111Remind Me to Use Reminders 112Taking Notes the Mojave Way 115Staying Current with Notification Center 117Introducing the Maps Application 118Switching Views in Maps 120Getting Directions Over Yonder 122Catching Up on News 123Using Favorites and Channels 124Part 3: Connecting and Communicating 127Chapter 8: Let's Go on Safari! 129Pretending You've Never Used This Thing 130Visiting Websites 131Navigating the Web 133Setting Up Your Home Page 136Adding and Using Bookmarks 138Working with the Reading List 139Downloading Files 140Using History 141Tabs Are Your Browsing Friends 142Printing Web Pages 144Protecting Your Privacy 145Yes, there are such things as bad cookies 145Banishing pesky iCloud Keychain passwords 147Handling ancient history 147Setting notifications 148Chapter 9: Expanding Your Horizons With Icloud 149So How Does iCloud Work, Anyway? 150Moving, Saving, and Opening iCloud Documents 151Putting Handoff to Work 152Configuring iCloud 153Managing Your iCloud Storage 155Chapter 10: Creating A Multiuser Imac 157Once Upon a Time (An Access Fairy Tale) 158Big-Shot Administrator Stuff 159Deciding who needs what access 159Adding users 160Modifying user accounts 162I banish thee, mischievous user! 163Setting up login items and parental controls 165Mundane Chores for the Multiuser Laptop 172Logging in and out in Mojave For Dummies 172Interesting stuff about sharing stuff 175Encrypting your Home folder can be fun 176Chapter 11: Working Well with Networks 179What Exactly Is the Network Advantage? 180Should You Go Wired or Wireless? 181Be a Pal: Share Your Internet! 183Using your iMac as a sharing device 183Using a dedicated Internet-sharing device 183What Do I Need to Connect? 184Wireless connections 184Wired connections 190Connecting to the Network 193Verifying that the contraption works 193Sharing stuff nicely with others 195Use Your Firewall! 197Chapter 12: Hooking Up with Handy Helpers 201Connecting Printers 201USB printers 202Network printers 204Connecting Scanners 205Using Photo Booth 206Conversing with FaceTime 209Part 4: Living the Digital Life 211Chapter 13: The Multimedia Joy of iTunes 213What Can I Play on iTunes? 214Playing an Audio CD 215Playing Digital Audio Files 216Browsing the Library 219Finding songs in your Music Library 220Removing old music from the Library 221Watching Video 221Keeping Slim Whitman and Slim Shady Apart:Organizing with Playlists 222Know Your Songs 224Setting the song information automatically 225Setting or changing the song information manually 225Ripping Audio Files 226Tweaking the Audio for Your Ears 227A New Kind of Radio Station 228Internet Radio 228Tuning in your own stations 229Radio stations in your playlists 229Creating a custom iTunes Radio station 230iTunes and iCloud Together 230iSending iStuff to iPod, iPhone, and iPad 231Sharing Your Media across Your Network 232Burning Music to Shiny Plastic Circles 233Feasting on iTunes Visuals 235Exercising Parental Authority 235Buying Digital Media the Apple Way 237Chapter 14: Focusing on Photos 239Delving into Photos 239Working with Images in Photos 242Import images 101 243Organize mode: Organizing and sorting your images 244Edit mode: Removing and fixing stuff the right way 251Exploring iCloud Photo Library 256Putting My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing to Work 257Chapter 15: Making Film History with iMovie 259Shaking Hands with the iMovie Window 260A Bird's-Eye View of Moviemaking 263Importing the Building Blocks 264Pulling in video clips 264Making use of still images 266Importing and adding audio from all sorts of places 267Building the Cinematic Basics 269Adding clips to your movie 270Marking clips 271Removing clips from your movie 271Reordering clips in your movie 272Editing clips in iMovie 272Transitions for the masses 273Even Gone With the Wind had titles 274Adding maps and backgrounds 275Creating an Honest-to-Goodness Movie Trailer 276Sharing Your Finished Classic with Others 278Chapter 16: Recording Your Hits with GarageBand 279Shaking Hands with Your Band 280Composing Made Easy 282Adding tracks 283Choosing loops 285Resizing, repeating, and moving loops 288Using the Arrangement track 290Tweaking the settings for a track 291Sharing Your Songs 293Creating song files in iTunes 294Exporting a project 295Burning an audio CD 296Part 5: Getting Productive with Your iMac 297Chapter 17: Desktop Publishing with Pages 299Creating a New Pages Document 300Open an Existing Pages Document 301Saving Your Work 302Touring the Pages Window 302Entering and Editing Text 303Using Text, Shapes, and Graphics Boxes 304The Three Amigos: Cut, Copy, and Paste 304Cutting stuff 304Copying text and images 304Pasting from the Clipboard 305Formatting Text the Easy Way 305Adding a Spiffy Table 306Adding Alluring Photos 307Adding a Shape as a Background 308Are You Sure about That Spelling? 309Printing Your Pages Documents 310Sharing That Poster with Others 310Chapter 18: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers 313Before You Launch Numbers 314Creating a New Numbers Document 314Opening an Existing Spreadsheet File 315Save Those Spreadsheets! 316Exploring the Numbers Window 317Navigating and Selecting Cells in a Spreadsheet 318Entering and Editing Data in a Spreadsheet 319Selecting the Correct Number Format 320Aligning Cell Text Just So 321Formatting with Shading 322Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns 323The Formula Is Your Friend 323Adding Visual Punch with a Chart 325Printing Your Spreadsheet 326Chapter 19: Building Presentations with Keynote 329Creating a New Keynote Project 330Opening a Keynote Presentation 331Saving Your Presentation 331Putting Keynote to Work 332Adding Slides 333Working with Text, Shapes, and Graphics Boxes 334Adding and Editing Slide Text 335Formatting Slide Text for the Perfect Look 335Using Presenter's Notes in Your Project 336Every Good Presentation Needs Media 336Adding a Background Shape 337Creating Your Keynote Slideshow 338Printing Your Slides and Notes 339Part 6: The Necessary Evils: Troubleshooting, Upgrading, and Maintaining 341Chapter 20: It Just Sits There 343Repeat after Me: Yes, I Am a Tech! 343Step-by-Step iMac Troubleshooting 344The number-one rule: Reboot! 344Special keys that can come in handy 346All hail Disk Utility, the troubleshooter's friend 348Mark's iMac Troubleshooting Tree 351Okay, I Kicked It, and It Still Won't Work 355Local service, at your service 355The macOS Help Center 355Apple Help Online 356Chapter 21: I Want to Add Stuff 357More Memory Will Help 358Figuring out how much memory you have 358Installing memory modules 360Can I Upgrade My Internal Drive? 363Consider your external options 364Gotta have internal 366Weighing Attractive Add-Ons 367Game controllers 367External drive arrays 367Video controllers 367Audio hardware and MIDI controllers 367Chapter 22: Tackling the Housekeeping 369Cleaning Unseemly Data Deposits 369Managing your storage in macOS (or cleaning things the elegant way) 370Getting dirty (or cleaning things the manual way) 371Using a commercial cleanup tool 374Backing Up Your Treasure 375Saving Files 375Backing up to an external drive 375Backing up to CD and DVD 376Putting Things Right with Time Machine 377Maintaining Drive Health 379Automating Those Mundane Chores 380Creating an application in Automator 381Creating an Automator login item 382Updating macOS Automatically 382Part 7: The Part of Tens 385Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Speed Up Your iMac 387Nothing Works Like a Shot of Memory 388Hold a Conversation with Your iMac 388Vamoose, Unwanted Fragments! 388Keep Your Desktop Background Simple 389Column Mode Is for Power Users 389Make the Dock Do Your Bidding 390It All Started with Keyboard Shortcuts 390Hey, You Tweaked Your Finder! 390Keep in Touch with Your Recent Past 391Go Where the Going Is Good 391Chapter 24: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague 393Keep Things Cool 394Phishing Is No Phun 394Don't Rely on a Single Password 395Do You Really Want a Submerged Keyboard? 395Don't Use Antiquated Utility Software 396Don't Endorse Software Piracy 396Call It the Forbidden Account 397Don't Settle for a Surge Suppressor 397Refurbished Hardware Is No Deal at All 398iMacs Appreciate iCleanliness 398Index 399
Series Title: --For dummies.
Other Titles: iMac for dummies
Responsibility: by Mark L. Chambers.

Abstract:

The perfect companion for iMac users You've got a great iMac, but now it's time to take things to the next level. This easy-to-use guide shows you how to do stuff like setting up and configuring your iMac along with fun stuff like using the Photos, Messages, and iMovie apps. You'll also discover how to get down to business with productivity apps like Numbers, Pages, and Keynote. Finally, you'll find help on how to sync everything to iCloud and stay organized with Family Sharing. Personalize your iMac and find your way around macOS X Surf the web, send Reminders, and make FaceTime video calls Store your photos and files with iCloud Discover tricks to become more efficient iMac newbies wont want to be without this easy-to-follow companion guide!

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