Mac OS X Panther Edition

Mac OS X Panther Edition : Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks

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The "Top 100 Simplified" series helps visual learners work smarter by teaching them tips, tricks, and techniques for getting more done in less time. This book provides users with new insights into using the latest version of Apple's operating system - Panther. Packed with time-saving tips, cool secrets, and productivity tricks, this book takes a reader's knowledge of Mac OS X Panther beyond the basics, and presents a task-oriented approach in a highly visual format consisting of two-page tutorials with step-by-step screen shots in full color on every page.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 216.4 x 255 x 11.7mm | 589.68g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764543954
  • 9780764543951

Table of contents

1. Customizing Your Desktop. Task # 1: Add Your Own Desktop Background. Task # 2: Change Desktops Automatically. Task # 3: Change Menu Colors. Task # 4: Switch Video Resolutions. Task # 5: Use Font Smoothing. Task # 6: Configure the Clock. Task # 7: Select an Alert Sound. Task # 8: Customize Your Mouse. Task # 9: Display or hide Desktop Icons. Task # 10: Configure Visual and Audio Aids. Task # 11: Customize the Finder. 2. Managing Files and Folders. Task # 12: Accelerate File Access with Panther's New Places Sidebar. Task # 13: Use Spring--Loaded Folders to Reduce Clutter. Task # 14: Access Contexual Menu Commands. Task # 15: Leverage Keyboard Shortcuts to Speed up Work. Task # 16: Find Files in a Flash. Task # 17: Use Color Labels. Task # 18: Access File Information with Get Info. Task # 19: Open a File without Using the Default Application. Task # 20: Copy Files Four Different Ways. Task # 21: Create an Alias. Task # 22: Customize Icons of Files and Folders. Task # 23: Navigate Panther's New Open and Save Dialog Boxes. Task # 24: Protect Files from Prying Eyes. 3. Using Panther More Efficiently. Task # 25: Add and Delete Dock Icons. Task # 26: Add Web Sites to the Dock. Task # 27: Customize the Finder Toolbar. Task # 28: Relocate and Resize the Dock. Task # 29: Configure Expose. Task # 30: Launch Recent Items. Task # 31: Put Your Mac to Sleep. Task # 32: Switch Between Users. Task # 33: Start or Shut Down Your Mac Automatically. Task # 34: Hide and Display the Finder Toolbar. Task # 35: Use the Go Menu. Task # 36: Save Time with Keyboard Shortcuts. Task # 37: Work Automatically with CD and DVD Discs. Task # 38: Use Mac OS X Services. Task # 39: View Files with Preview. 4. Expanding Your Mac's Horizons. Task # 40: Connect to Other Devices with iSync. Task # 41: Use Stickies on Your Desktop. Task # 42: Access UNIX With Terminal. Task # 43: Delete Your Trash Securely. Task # 44: Protect Your Privacy with FileVault. Task # 45: Start Applications Automatically When You Log In. Task # 46: Activate Voice Commands. Task # 47: Save Documents as PDF Files. Task # 48: Run Multiple Versions of Mac OS. Task # 49: Configure Your Personal Address Book Card. Task # 50: Add a New Font. Task # 51: Take Screenshots with Grab. Task # 52: Add a New Event in iCal. Task # 53: Editing Text Files with TextEdit. 5. Working with Multimedia and the Digital Hub. Task # 54: Get Photos, Movies, and Music onto Your Mac. Task # 55: Convert Audio with iTunes. Task # 56: Burn DVDs with iDVD. Task # 57: Burn CDs and DVDs with iTunes. Task # 58: Use iTunes Audio in iMovie. Task # 59: Use iPhoto Images in iMovie. Task # 60: Fade iMovie Audio In and Out. Task # 61: Add or Remove the Ken Burns Effect. Task # 62: Export iMovies for Use in the Hub. Task # 63: Export iPhoto Images. Task # 64: Use iTunes to Crop and Split Files. 6. Troubleshooting Problems and Seeking Help. Task # 65: Force a Program to Quit. Task # 66: Use Mac OS X Help. Task # 67: Fix Hard Drive Problems with the Disk Utility. Task # 68: Find out Hardware and Software Information with the System Profiler. Task # 69: Monitor Your Mac's Performance. Task # 70: Search the AppleCare Knowledge Base. Task # 71: Update Mac OS X. Task # 72: Boot from a CD--ROM. Task # 73: Uninstall Applications the Correct Way. Task # 74: Fix Problems with User Accounts. Task # 75: Rebuild the Classic Mode Desktop. 7. Taking Advantage of the Internet. Task # 76: Organize Your Web Surfing with Tabs. Task # 77: View and Bookmark Documents In Safari. Task # 78: Save Web Pages on Your Hard Drive. Task # 79: Stop Pop--Up Ads from Appearing in Your Browser. Task # 80: Eliminate Spam with Mail. Task # 81: Manage Threaded E--Mail. Task # 82: Set Up a Web Server. Task # 83: Visit Web Sites of People in Your Address Book. Task # 84: Use Rendezvous to Surf Local Web Sites. Task # 85: Save Internet Content for Later Use. Task # 86: Use Sherlock to Find Information and Perform Tasks. Task # 87: Channel the Power of the Address Book in Mail. 8. Making the Most of Your Network Connection. Task # 88: Share Music over Your Network with iTunes. Task # 89: Audio and Video Conferencing with iChat. Task # 90: Share Music on a Network Drive. Task # 91: Download Files with FTP. Task # 92: Remotely Control Other Computers on Your Network. Task # 93: Protect Your Computer with a Firewall. Task # 94: Share Files with Windows Computers. Task # 95: Share Printers with Other Computers. Task # 96: Unfreeze a Frozen Mac over the Network. Task # 97: Share Files with iChat. Task # 98: Use iChat Keyboard Shortcuts. Task # 99: Fax Files from Any Application. Task # 100: Share an iPod on a Network.
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About Mark L. Chambers

Mark L. Chambers has been an author, computer consultant, programmer, and hardware technician for more than 20 years. With a degree in journalism and creative writing from Louisiana State University, Mark took the logical career choice and started programming computers. However, after five years as a COBOL programmer for a hospital system, he became the documentation manager for Datastorm Technologies, a well--known communications software developer. Somewhere in between organizing and writing software manuals, Mark began writing computer books; his first book, Running a Perfect BBS, was published in 1994. Along with writing several books a year, Mark has recently branched out into Web--based education, designing and teaching a number of online classes called WebClinics for Hewlett--Packard. Mark's list of books includes Mac OS X All--in--One Desk Reference For Dummies, Microsoft Office v. X Power User's Guide, Teach Yourself the iMac VISUALLY, Building a PC For Dummies, Scanners For Dummies, and CD and DVD Recording For Dummies. Mark welcomes all comments and questions about his books; you can reach him at or visit MLC Books Online, his Web site, at Erick Tejkowski is an author and programmer. In addition to writing books on Mac OS X Jaguar, Cocoa programming, and REALbasic, he is a regular contributor to periodicals such as MacTech, MacWorld, and MacAddict. Erick also serves on the editorial board of REALbasic Developer magazine. He lives near St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife, Lisa, and children, Mercedes and Leopold.
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