This book goes right to the heart of Snow Leopard, with details on system preferences, built-in applications, and utilities. You'll also find configuration tips, keyboard shortcuts, guides for troubleshooting, lots of step-by-step instructions, and more.
Learn about new features and changes since the original Leopard releaseGet quick tips for setting up and customizing your Mac's configurationSolve problems with the handy reference to the fundamentals of the Finder, Dock, and moreUnderstand how to manage user accountsWork more efficiently using keyboard shortcutsTake advantage of MobileMe, Apple's online suite of services and tools
Maximize the amazing features packed into the latest release of Apple’s cutting-edge desktop operating system. With coverage of the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, and Mac mini, How to Do Everything: Mac OS X Mountain Lion shows you how to set up and customize your machine for peak performance. Find out what’s new, such as Messages, the Notification Center, Reminders, and more. Networking, hardware, security, and troubleshooting are fully explained in this hands-on guide.Manage system preferences Interact with your Mac using Multi-Touch gestures Launch apps and utilities from Launchpad Manipulate open items with Mission Control Connect to the Internet and surf with Safari Video chat with FaceTime Download content from the App Store Stay in touch, on schedule, and organized with Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, Notes, and Reminders Use iWork for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations Enjoy multimedia with QuickTime, iPhoto, iTunes, and iMovie Use iCloud to sync data with your iPod, iPad, and iPhone Set up a wired or wireless network Connect external devices via USB and FireWire Troubleshoot, tune, and back up your Mac
Mac OS X Leopard Pocket Guide offers an easy-to-read format for users of all levels. If you're a Mac newcomer, there's a Survival Guide that explains how to adapt, and a chapter on Mac OS X's key features. Experienced Mac users can go right to the heart of Leopard with chapters on system preferences, applications and utilities, and configuring. In all, plenty of tables, concise descriptions, and step-by-step instructions explain:What's new in Leopard, including the Time MachineHow to use Leopard's totally revamped FinderAll about Spaces and how to quickly flip between themHow to search for and find things with SpotlightHow to use Leopard's enhanced Parental ControlsHandy keyboard shortcuts to help you be more efficientQuick tips for setting up and configuring your Mac to make it your ownIf you're ready to tame Apple's new cat, this is the guide you want.
Learn how to:
• Save, open, and print your documents
• Use Spotlight to instantly locate any file
• Network multiple Macs and share your Internet connection
• Back up your important data automatically
• Buy music online
• Use iPhoto to take control of your photo collection
• Share calendars with coworkers, family, and friends
• Keep your Mac running smoothly
Easy steps guide you through each task.
Items you select or click are shown in bold.
Each step is fully illustrated.
Chapter 1: Getting Started 2
Chapter 2: Working with Disks, Folders, and Files 20
Chapter 3: Installing and Using Applications 56
Chapter 4: Setting System Preferences 76
Chapter 5: Customizing Your Mac 90
Chapter 6: Organizing Your Life 108
Chapter 7: Printing, Faxing, and Scanning 132
Chapter 8: Getting Online 146
Chapter 9: Living Online 166
Chapter 10: Getting an iLife 202
Chapter 11: Sharing Your Mac with Multiple Users 226
Chapter 12: Creating a Home Network 238
Chapter 13: Maintaining Your Mac 250
Perfect for new and longtime Mac users, this no-fluff guide to OS X Lion is packed with details on system preferences, the desktop, built-in applications, and utilities. You'll also find step-by-step instructions for printing, scanning, networking, sharing, troubleshooting, and going online. A Windows glossary makes switching to Mac (mostly) painless, and keyboard mavens will find a complete list of keyboard shortcuts.
New features covered include iCloud, Mission Control, Full-Screen Apps, Launchpad, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Mac App Store, AirDrop, and multitouch gestures.
- See live previews of documents, pictures, and folders.- Use Mission Control to juggle all your open windows and desktops.- Dock programs, documents, and folders for one-click access.- Use iCloud to store your files and settings online and sync them wirelessly across your Macs, Windows PCs, and iOS devices.- Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, programs, and more.- Share files and printers on your home network.- Connect to wireless networks with a couple of clicks.- Set up and manage printers, scanners, and other devices.- Download and install OS X, apps, and updates from the Mac App Store.- Secure your data from thieves and snoops.- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.
Contents1. OS X Basics2. The Desktop3. System Preferences4. Files, Folders, and Drives5. Programs and Documents6. Printing, Faxing, and Fonts7. Networks and Sharing8. Online Connections9. Security and Privacy10. Maintenance and Backups11. Switching from Windows12. Keyboard Shortcuts
If you are new to OS X, you'll learn the basics of how to use OS X efficiently and joyfully. From there, you can move on to customize Mountain Lion to suit the way you work. And if you've been using OS X already, you'll learn to use all of Mountain Lion's new features, including iCloud integration, Messages, Reminders, Notes, the Notification Center, Share Sheets, Gatekeeper, and more.