Easy Mac OS X Lion

Easy Mac OS X Lion

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SEE IT DONE. DO IT YOURSELF. It's that Easy! Easy Mac OS X Lion teaches you the fundamentals of working with the Mac operating system as well as how to use many of the applications that come with your Mac. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to master Mac OS X Lion with ease. No need to feel intimidated-we'll hold your hand every step of the way. * Locate, purchase, and down load applications using the Mac App Store * Use Spotlight to instantly locate any file * Chat with your friends online using audio and video * Buy music online * Use iPhoto to take control of your photo collection * Share calendars with coworkers, family, and friends * Use LaunchPad to start and organize any applications on your Mac * Make your email organize itself * Burn custom music CDs and video DVDs * Customize your desktop and icons * Set up your own wireless network to share files, printers, and Internet access
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 203.2 x 251.46 x 20.32mm | 657.71g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0789748150
  • 9780789748157

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started 1Touring the Desktop 3Restarting or Shutting Down the Mac 5Using the Dock 6Using Contextual Menus 7Getting Help 8Moving and Resizing Windows 9Minimizing and Maximizing Windows 10Managing Multiple Windows 11Using Custom Spaces 13Setting Basic System Preferences 15Setting Up Your Connection 17Connecting to Your ISP 20Using Universal Access 21Setting Up VoiceOver 23Chapter 2 Working with Disks, Folders, and Files 25Using Single-Window Mode 27Using Multi-Window Mode 28Using the 29Customizing the Toolbar 30Using Different Folder Views 31Selecting Files 33Moving and Copying Files and Folders 34Making a New Folder 35Renaming Folders and Files 36Viewing File Information 37Previewing a File 38Opening a File 39Choosing a Program to Open a File 40Finding Files with Spotlight 41Creating a Smart Folder 43Creating a Burn Folder 45Accessing Your Favorite Files and Places 47Deleting a File 48Setting Up a Backup Drive 49Restoring Backed-Up Files 51Using the Go Menu 52Chapter 3 Installing and Using Applications 53Installing Programs 55Using the App Store 57Starting Applications with Launchpad 59Organizing Applications with Launchpad 60Using Apps in Full-Screen Mode 61Finding and Starting Up Programs 63Saving Files 64Writing with TextEdit 65Using the Font Panel 67Watching DVDs 69Using the Apple Remote 71Switching Programs with the Dock 73Hiding Programs 74Running Windows on Your Mac 75Chapter 4 Setting System Preferences 77Setting System Preferences 79Changing Your Alert Sound 81Changing Display Settings 82Changing the Mouse Speed 83Changing Keyboard Settings 84Setting Energy Saver Options 85Setting the Time and Date 87Adjusting the System Volume 88Setting Trackpad Preferences 89Monitoring Battery Use 90Chapter 5 Customizing Your Mac 91Moving the Dock Around 93Changing the Dock's Size 94Customizing the Dock's Behavior 95Changing the Way the Finder Works 96Changing Your Desktop Picture 97Changing Your Screen Saver 98Changing Your Login Icon 99Changing Your Mac's Language 100Adding Login Items 101Increasing Your Mac's Security 102Making Your Own Widgets 103Automatically Updating Your Widgets 104Creating Custom Network Locations 105Chapter 6 Organizing Your Life 107Adding Contacts to Address Book 109Creating Groups of Contacts 110Creating a Smart Contact Group 111Exporting Contacts as vCards 113Importing a vCard into Address Book 114Mapping a Contact's Address 115Adding a To-Do in iCal 116Adding an Appointment in iCal 117Modifying an Event in iCal 118Switching Calendar Views in iCal 119Setting Up an Alert in iCal 120Inviting Contacts to Events in iCal 121Putting Contacts, Bookmarks, and Calendars Online 122Searching Calendars in iCal 123Subscribing to an iCal Calendar 124Publishing an iCal Calendar 125Making Notes in Mail 127Flagging an Email for Later Action 128Syncing an iPad, iPod, or iPhone with Your Mac 129Chapter 7 Printing, Faxing, and Scanning 131Setting Up a Printer 133Switching Printers 135Printing a Document 136Sending a Fax 137Using a Scanner 139Adding Fonts 141Organizing Fonts 142Chapter 8 Using Email 143Setting Up Email Accounts 145Sending Email with Mail 147Receiving Email with Mail 148Organizing Mailboxes 149Creating a Smart Mailbox 151Filtering Email in Mail 153Intercepting Spam in Mail 155Chapter 9 Living Online 157Making Video Calls with FaceTime 159Setting Up an iChat Account 161Using iChat with Other Services 163Editing Your iChat Buddy List 165Messaging with iChat 167Talking over the Internet in iChat 168Holding a Videoconference 169Applying Special Video Effects 171Giving a Presentation over iChat 173Surfing in Safari 175Viewing an RSS Feed in Safari 177Subscribing to RSS Feeds in Mail 178Organizing Bookmarks 179Using the History in Safari 181Automatically Filling Out Forms 182Using Tabbed Browser Windows 183Searching Within a Web Page 185Browsing Securely 186Accessing Your Mac Remotely 187Controlling Kids' Computer Use 189Chapter 10 Getting an iLife 191Importing Photos into iPhoto 193Creating iPhoto Albums 194Printing Photos 195Sharing Photos on the Web 197Applying Fun Photo Effects 199Ripping Songs from a CD 201Making a New Playlist 202Burning a Music CD 203Buying Songs Through iTunes 205Renting Movies 207Importing Video Footage into iMovie 209Inserting Transitions 211Saving a Movie 213Creating a New iDVD Project 214Previewing a DVD 215Burning a DVD 216Chapter 11 Sharing Your Mac with Multiple Users 217Creating and Deleting Users 219Making a User an Admin 221Logging In and Out 223Switching Users Without Logging Out 224Resetting Your Password 225Sharing Files with Other Users 227Chapter 12 Creating a Home Network 229Joining a Wired Network 231Creating an AirPort Network 233Connecting to Networked Computers 235Sharing Files on a Network 236Controlling Another Mac 237Searching Multiple Macs 239Sharing a Printer on a Network 240Sharing an Internet Connection 241Joining a Wi-Fi Network 242Chapter 13 Maintaining Your Mac 243Fixing Errors with Disk Utility 245Repairing the Startup Disk 246Updating Programs with Software Update 247Using the Date & Time Preferences 249Color Calibrating Your Monitor 251Forcing an Application to Quit 255Reformatting a Hard Disk 256Glossary 257Index 265
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About Kate Binder

Kate Binder is a longtime Mac lover and graphics expert who works from her home in New Hampshire. She has written articles on graphics, publishing, and photography for magazines including Publish, PEI, and Desktop Publishers Journal. Kate is also the author of several books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Mac OS X, and coauthor of books including Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop CS3 in 24 Hours, Microsoft Office: Mac v.X Inside Out, SVG for Designers, and Get Creative: The Digital Photo Idea Book. To those interested in a successful career as a computer book writer, Kate recommends acquiring several retired racing greyhounds (find out more at www.adopt-a-greyhound.org)-she finds her own pack of greyhounds extraordinarily inspirational.
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