9781449330279

OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual

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    9781449330279

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    1449330274

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/17/2012
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc
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Summary

With Mountain Lion, Apple has unleashed the most innovative version of Mac OS X yet-and once again, David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to the #1 bestselling Mac book. Mac OS X 10.8 brings more innovations from the iPad and makes syncing across devices smarter and easier with higher iCloud integration throughout the operating system. Perfect for newcomers. Get crystal-clear, jargon-free introduction to the Dock, the Mac OS X folder structure, Safari, Mail, and iCloud. Go in-depth. Learn how use key new features such as Messages, Reminders, Notification Center, Gatekeeper, AirPlay Mirroring, Share Sheets, and more. Theres something new on practically every page of this new edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Apple's brought a new cat to town, and Mac OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual is the best way to tame it.

Author Biography

David Pogue is the New York Times tech columnist, an Emmy-winning host for CBS News and NOVA, and creator of the Missing Manual series.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Mac Becomes an iPadp. 1
About This Bookp. 3
The Very Basicsp. 5
The OS X Desktop
The Mountain Lion Landscapep. 9
Launchpadp. 9
Full-Screen Mode, Safarip. 11
Full-Screen Apps, Mission Controlp. 12
Folders & Windowsp. 15
Getting into OS Xp. 15
Windows and How to Work Themp. 19
The Four Window Viewsp. 35
Icon Viewp. 37
List Viewp. 47
Column Viewp. 53
Cover Flow Viewp. 57
Quick Lookp. 59
Logging Out, Shutting Downp. 64
Getting Help in OS Xp. 66
Organizing Your Stuffp. 71
The OS X Folder Structurep. 71
Icon Namesp. 76
Selecting Iconsp. 78
Moving and Copying Iconsp. 81
Aliases: Icons in Two Places at Oncep. 87
Color Labelsp. 89
The Trashp. 92
Get Infop. 95
Shortcut Menus, Action Menusp. 98
Spotlightp. 101
The Spotlight Menup. 101
The Spotlight Windowp. 112
Customizing Spotlightp. 125
Smart Foldersp. 128
Dock, Desktop & Toolbarsp. 131
The Dockp. 131
Setting Up the Dockp. 132
Using the Dockp. 140
The Finder Toolbarp. 145
Designing Your Desktopp. 149
Menulets: The Missing Manualp. 151
Programs in OS X
Documents, Programs & Spacesp. 157
The Mac App Storep. 157
Other Ways to Get Mac Softwarep. 160
Opening OS X Programsp. 163
Launchpadp. 164
Windows that Auto-Reopenp. 168
The "Heads-UP" Program Switcherp. 172
Mission Control: Death to Window Clutterp. 173
Dashboardp. 182
Exposťp. 197
Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Wayp. 203
How Documents Know Their Parentsp. 205
Keyboard Controlp. 210
The Save and Open Dialog Boxesp. 214
Auto Save and Versionsp. 220
Documents in the Cloudp. 225
Cocoa and Carbonp. 227
Data: Typing Dictating, Sharing & Backing Upp. 233
The Macintosh Keyboardp. 233
Motes on Right-Clickingp. 237
Power Typingp. 239
Dictationp. 245
The Many Languages of OS X Textp. 251
Data Detectorsp. 256
Moving Data Between Documentsp. 258
Exchanging Data with other Macp. 258
Exchanging Data with Windows PCsp. 261
The Mountain Lion Share Burtonp. 268
Time Machinep. 271
Automaton, AppleScript & Servicesp. 283
Servicesp. 285
Automatorp. 291
Building Your Own Workflowp. 302
Doing More with Automatorp. 309
AppleScriptp. 312
Windows on Macintoshp. 317
Boot Campp. 319
Windows in a Windowp. 325
Life with Microsoft Exchangep. 327
The Components of OS X
System Preferencesp. 333
The System Preferences Windowp. 333
Accessibilityp. 336
Bluetoothp. 341
CDs & DVDsp. 344
Date & Timep. 345
Desktop & Screen Saverp. 347
Dictation & Speechp. 353
Energy Saverp. 355
Generalp. 360
iCloudp. 362
Language & Textp. 363
Mail, Contacts & Calendarsp. 364
Mission Controlp. 364
Networkp. 365
Notificationsp. 365
Parental Controlsp. 366
Print & Scanp. 366
Security & Privacyp. 366
Software Updatep. 367
Spotlightp. 370
Startup Diskp. 370
Time Machinep. 370
Users & Groupsp. 373
Reminders, Notes & Notification Centerp. 375
Notification Centerp. 376
Remindersp. 381
Notesp. 382
The Other Free Programsp. 389
Your Free OS X Programsp. 389
Address Bookp. 390
App Storep. 390
Automatorp. 390
Calculatorp. 390
Calendarp. 390
Chessp. 392
Contactsp. 407
Dashboardp. 409
Dictionaryp. 409
DVD Playerp. 411
Face Timep. 412
Font Bookp. 415
Game Centerp. 415
GarageBandp. 418
iChatp. 418
Image Capturep. 418
iMovie, iPhotop. 423
iTunesp. 423
Launchpadp. 423
Mailp. 423
Messagesp. 424
Mission Controlp. 424
Notesp. 424
Photo Boothp. 424
Previewp. 428
Remindersp. 438
QuickTime Playerp. 439
Safarip. 439
Stickiesp. 439
System Preferencesp. 442
TextEditp. 442
Time Machinep. 450
Utilities: Your OS X Toolboxp. 451
CDs, DVDs, iTunes & AirPlayp. 471
Disks Todayp. 471
Disks In, Disks Outp. 472
Startup Disksp. 474
Erasing a Diskp. 475
Burning CDs and DVDsp. 476
iTunes: The Digital Jukeboxp. 479
DVD Moviesp. 490
AirPlayp. 494
The Technologies of OS X
Accounts, Security & Gatekeeperp. 499
Introducing Accountsp. 499
Creating an Accountp. 501
Parental Controlsp. 510
Editing Accountsp. 518
Setting Up the Login Processp. 519
Signing In, Logging Outp. 523
Sharing Across Accountsp. 525
Fast User Switchingp. 527
Six OS X Security Shieldsp. 529
And Four Privacy Shieldsp. 545
Networking, File Sharing & AirDropp. 547
Wiring the Networkp. 547
File Sharing: Three Waysp. 551
Accessing Shared Filesp. 561
Networking with Windowsp. 569
Screen Sharingp. 576
More Dialing In from the Roadp. 586
Graphics, Fonts & Printingp. 587
Mac Meets Printerp. 587
Making the Printoutp. 591
Managing Printoutsp. 594
Printer Sharingp. 596
Faxingp. 597
PDF Filesp. 597
Fonts-and Font Bookp. 599
ColorSyncp. 608
Graphics in OS Xp. 609
Screen-Capture Keystrokesp. 611
Sound, Movies & Speechp. 615
Playing Soundsp. 615
Recording Soundsp. 617
QuickTime Playerp. 618
The Mac Reads to Youp. 630
VoiceOverp. 634
Ink: Handwriting Recognitionp. 634
OS X Online
Internet Setup & iCloudp. 637
The Best News You've Heard All Dayp. 638
Network Central and Multihomingp. 638
Broadband Connectionsp. 640
Cellular Modemsp. 646
Tetheringp. 647
Dial-Up Modem Connectionsp. 648
Switching Locationsp. 648
Internet Sharingp. 650
iCloudp. 653
Internet Location Filesp. 653
Mail & Contactsp. 665
Setting Up Mailp. 665
Checking Your Mailp. 669
Writing Messagesp. 677
Stationeryp. 683
Reading Emailp. 685
VIPSp. 703
The Anti-Spam Toolkitp. 704
Contacts (Address Book)p. 705
Safarip. 719
Browsing Basicsp. 719
The New, Unified Address/Search Barp. 720
Bookmarksp. 728
15 Tips for Better Surfingp. 730
Tabbed Browsingp. 740
Messagesp. 747
Welcome to Messagesp. 747
iMessagesp. 748
The Traditional Chat Networksp. 751
Let the Chat Beginp. 756
Text Chattingp. 758
Audio Chatsp. 761
Video Chatsp. 762
Juggling Chats and Windowsp. 766
Sharing Your Screenp. 767
Messages Theaterp. 769
SSH, FTP, VPN & Web Sharingp. 773
FTPp. 773
Connecting from the Roadp. 776
Remote Access with SSHp. 777
Virtual Private Networkingp. 779
Appendixes
Installing OS X Mountain Lionp. 787
Hardware Requirementsp. 788
Psychological Requirementsp. 789
The Standard Installationp. 790
The Setup Assistantp. 792
The Homemade Installer Diskp. 796
Troubleshootingp. 799
Minor Eccentric Behaviorp. 799
Frozen Programs (Force Quitting)p. 801
Recovery Mode: Three Emergency Disksp. 802
Application Won't Openp. 806
Startup Problemsp. 806
Fixing the Diskp. 809
Where to Get Troubleshooting Helpp. 812
The Windows-to-Mac Dictionaryp. 813
The Master OS X Secret Keystroke Listp. 827
Indexp. 837
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