Special Edition Using Mac OS X

Special Edition Using Mac OS X

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From using the basic features of the OS to using OS X applications, and working with multimedia, the Internet, and peripherals to administering mixed networks, this book provides readers with the information they need to become savvy on Mac OS X. Topic selection focuses on the practical rather than the esoteric. The information in the book is designed to be applicable in regular, daily use of the Mac to accomplish specific tasks with the theme of "learn by doing."
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  • Paperback | 816 pages
  • 185.42 x 228.6 x 48.26mm | 1,338.09g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0789724707
  • 9780789724700

Table of contents

Introduction. Welcome to Mac OS X. Introduction to Special Edition Using Mac OS X.I. MAC OS X: EXPLORING THE CORE. 1. Mac OS X: Foundations. Mac OS X: The Future Is Now. Mac OS X Benefits. Mac OS X Architecture and Terminology. Mac OS X Costs.2. Getting Started with Mac OS X. Welcome to Mac OS X. Starting Up Mac OS X. Logging In, Logging Out, Restarting, and Shutting Down Mac OS X. Configuring the Login Window. Setting Up Startup Processes. Troubleshooting.3. Viewing and Navigating Mac OS X Finder Windows. The Mac OS X Finder. Working with Finder Windows. Navigating Finder Windows. Customizing Finder Windows. Mac OS X to the Max: Finder Window Keyboard Shortcuts.4. Working on the Mac OS X Desktop. The Mac OS X Desktop. Working with Mac OS X Menus. Working with the System Preferences Utility. Understanding Mac OS X Directories. Working with Files and Folders. Getting Info on Items. Finding Files and Folders on Your Mac. Customizing the Mac OS X Desktop. Mac OS X to the Max: Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts.5. Using and Customizing the Dock. Understanding the Dock. Using Items on the Dock. Organizing the Dock. Customizing the Appearance and Behavior of the Dock. Working with Docklings. Mac OS X to the Max: Dock It.6. Installing and Using Mac OS X Applications. Understanding Applications That You Can Run Under Mac OS X. Installing Mac OS X Applications. Launching Mac OS X Applications. Understanding and Using Standard Mac OS X Application Menus. Opening Documents in Mac OS X. Saving Documents in Mac OS X. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: Using Applications That Ship with Mac OS X.7. Working with Mac OS 9, the Classic Environment, and Classic Applications. Understanding Mac OS 9.2, the Classic Environment, and Classic Applications. Installing, Configuring, and Running the Classic Environment. Installing and Using Classic Applications. Running Mac OS 9.2. Troubleshooting.8. Configuring, Customizing, and Exploring Mac OS X. Setting Your Preferences. Using the Color Picker to Choose Colors. Controlling Open Applications. Using Disks and Discs. Controlling System Startup. Installing and Using Mac OS X. Logging In As Root. Exploring Mac OS X.9. Unix: Working with the Command Line. A Command Line with the Mac OS? Learning Unix by Example. Working with Basic Unix Applications. Mac OS X to the Max: Unix Resources.II. MAC OS X: CONNECTING TO THE WORLD. 10. Connecting Your Mac to the Internet. Connecting to the Internet. Choosing Your Internet Connection Technology. Obtaining and Configuring an Account. Configuring Your Mac for Internet Access. Troubleshooting.11. Using an AirPort Network to Connect to the Internet. AirPort Wireless Networking. Setting Up an AirPort Base Station. Connecting to the AirPort Network with Mac OS X. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: Using AirPort to Share an Internet Connection with a Wired Network.12. Using E-Mail. Introducing the Address Book and Mail. Setting Up and Using an Address Book. Configuring Your Address Book. Searching for Addresses. Configuring Mail. Sending, Receiving, and Replying to E-Mail. Customizing Your E-Mail. Sending and Receiving Files with E-Mail. Searching E-Mail. Troubleshooting. Max OS X to the Max: E-Mail Away.13. Surfing the Web. Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer for Mac OS X. Using Sherlock to Search the Web. Downloading and Preparing Files. Working with Plug-Ins and Helper Applications. The Basics of Web Security. Mac OS X to the Max: Going Further on the Web.14. Putting Yourself on the Web. Developing Your Own Presence on the Web. Using iTools to Create and Serve Your Web Pages. Using Mac OS X to Serve Web Pages. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: Web Creation Software.III. MAC OS X: LIVING THE DIGITAL LIFESTYLE. 15. Creating and Editing Digital Images. Capturing Images for the Digital Lifestyle. Understanding Image Resolution. Understanding Image Types. Understanding Color Depth and Color Palettes. Capturing Images Using a Digital Camera. Capturing Digital Images Using a Scanner. Capturing Screen Images. Working with Digital Images. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: Image File Formats.16. Listening to and Working with Music. Understanding Music on the Mac. Listening to Audio CDs with iTunes. Listening to MP3 Music with iTunes. Making Your Music Mobile. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: More Music.17. Viewing, Editing, and Creating QuickTime Movies. Understanding QuickTime and QuickTime Pro. Upgrading and Configuring QuickTime. Viewing QuickTime Movies. Creating and Editing a Movie with QuickTime Pro. Creating a QuickTime Slideshow. Using the Movie Properties Tool to Customize Your QuickTime Movies. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: Taking QuickTime Further.18. Making Digital Movie Magic with iMovie. Working with Digital Video. Choosing and Using a DV Camcorder. Building a Basic Video Track. Adding Transitions. Titling Your Movie. Adding Special Effects. Using Sound in Your Movies. Distributing Your Movie. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: iMovie Editing Shortcuts.19. Watching DVD Movies. Watching DVD Movies on the Mac. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: And DVD for All.IV. MAC OS X: EXPANDING YOUR SYSTEM. 20. Understanding Input and Output Technology. Understanding Interface Technology. Working with External Interfaces. Using Internal Interfaces.21. Working with Input Devices. Choosing an Input Device. Finding, Installing, and Configuring a Keyboard. Finding, Installing, and Configuring a Mouse. Finding, Installing, and Using a Trackball. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: Other Input Devices.22. Finding, Installing, and Using Output Devices. Working with Output Devices. Finding, Installing, and Using a Monitor. Finding, Installing, and Using Speakers. Finding, Installing, and Using Printers. Synchronizing Color Among Devices. Troubleshooting.23. Understanding and Using Data Storage Devices. Understanding Data Storage Options. Choosing, Installing, and Using a Hard Drive. Finding, Installing, and Using a CD Writer. Using the Apple SuperDrive. Using a Tape Drive. Working with Other Removable Media Drives. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: Other Data Storage Applications.24. Installing and Configuring Connecting Devices. Using Hubs to Connect Your Mac to Networks or Peripheral Devices. Finding and Installing an Ethernet Hub. Finding, Installing, and Using a USB Hub. Finding, Installing, and Using a FireWire Hub. Choosing a Modem.V. MAC OS X: LIVING IN A NETWORKED WORLD. 25. Building and Using a Local Area Network. Local Area Networking with Mac OS X. Designing a Network. Building a Network. Configuring the Services on a Network. Monitoring and Administering a Network. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: Networking Mac OS X with Windows Computers.26. Sharing an Internet Connection. Enabling Multiple Macs to Use a Single Internet Account. Using AirPort to Share an Internet Account. Using Software to Share an Internet Account. Using Multiple IP Addresses to Share an Internet Account. Using a Hardware DHCP Server to Share an Internet Account. Troubleshooting.VI. MAC OS X: PROTECTING, MAINTAINING, AND REPAIRING YOUR MAC. 27. Maintaining and Protecting Your Mac. Keeping Your Mac Safe and in Good Working Condition. Maintaining Your Mac. Securing Your Mac. Defending Your Mac from Net Attacks.28. Solving Mac Problems. Handling Mac Problems. Understanding the Causes of Problems. Preventing Problems. Assessing Your Mac. Solving Problems.VII. MAC OS X: APPENDIXES. Appendix A. Installing and Maintaining Mac OS X. Moving to and Maintaining Mac OS X. Assessing Your Mac's Capability to Handle Mac OS X. Updating Your Mac's Firmware. Preparing a Volume for Mac OS X. Installing Mac OS X. Configuring Mac OS X. Maintaining Mac OS X. Troubleshooting.Appendix B. Computing on the Move with PowerBooks and iBooks. Using Mac OS X on a Mobile Computer.Index.
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About Brad Miser

Brad Miser has been living the Macintosh Way ever since he first glimpsed the mighty Macintosh SE ("say, that's a nice machine, but the screen is so small"). In the years since (not to mention the Quadra 660AV, Power Mac 8600, a couple of DV iMac Special Editions, iBook, PowerBooks G3 and G4, and several Power Mac G4s running Mac OS 6, 7, 7.1, 7.5, 8, 8.1, 8.5, 9, 9.1, and now 10.0.3), Brad has written extensively about all things Macintosh. Brad loves to help people get the most out of their Macs, and has even been known to occasionally provide help where none is desired ;-). He hopes that his books help people make the most of the best personal computer on Earth. By day, Brad is an engineer (who likes to write??you must be kidding) who develops technical documentation, online help systems, and other "stuff" for Mezzia, Inc. (www.mezzia.com). He has also been a proposal specialist for Rolls-Royce, a development editor for Pearson Education, and a civilian aviation test officer for the U.S. Army. In addition to Special Edition Using Mac OS X, Brad has written many other Mac books including The Mac OS X Guide, The iMac Way, The Mac OS 9 Guide, The Complete Idiot's Guide to iMovie 2, The Complete Idiot's Guide to the iBook, The Complete Idiot's Guide to the iMac, and Using Mac OS 8.5. Brad would love to hear about your experiences with this book (the good, the bad, and the ugly). You can write to him at seusingmacosx@mac.com.
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