Special Edition Using Mac OS X Leopard

Special Edition Using Mac OS X Leopard

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SPECIAL EDITION USING MAC OS X LEOPARD THE ONLY MAC OS X LEOPARD BOOK YOU NEED We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward software proficiency and use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on Mac OS X Leopard, Special Edition Using Mac OS X Leopard is the only book you need. * Explore the depths of Mac OS X's core including the desktop, Finder, Finder windows, the Dock, user accounts, the Dashboard and widgets, Spaces, and much more. * Master OS X by installing and using Mac OS X applications, customizing the system, making your Mac accessible to everyone, automating your Mac with the Automator, using Unix commands, and working with mobile Macs. * Run Windows applications on your Mac for those rare occasions when a Mac application isn't available. * Exploit Mac OS X's Internet tools to connect to the Net with or without wires, use email, surf the Web, and take advantage of the many features of .Mac. * Explore some of the great applications included with Mac OS X, such as iTunes, QuickTime, DVD Player, iCal, Address Book, iChat, and on it goes. * Expand your system with input devices (such as keyboards and trackballs), output devices (printers, displays, and such), hard drives, and hubs (Ethernet, USB, and FireWire). * Connect to other computers and devices safely and easily using Mac OS X's advanced networking tools. Learn to configure your own network including Macs and Windows computers and how to share an Internet connection among them. * Use great Mac OS X tools and techniques to keep your system in top condition and to solve problems. "Whether you are already familiar with OS X or are updating from an earlier Mac OS, you will find this volume useful. A clear, comprehensive, well-organized and, above all, usable reference."-Glenn Lisle, Managing Editor, MONITOR Magazine "A must-read for anyone using Mac OS X for the first time-and for those upgrading to the latest version of the Mac operating system. Brad Miser covers all the important topics in an interesting, easy-to-understand manner that's aided and abetted by well chosen graphics, useful tips and explanatory notes. Leopard's a great OS-and Brad's book is a great guide for it.-Dennis Sellers, Publisher, Macsimum News Brad Miser has written extensively about all things Macintosh. In addition to Special Edition Using Mac OS X Leopard, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone; Sleeping with the Enemy: Running Windows on a Mac (digital Short Cut); Special Edition Using Mac OS X, v10.4 Tiger; Absolute Beginner's Guide to iPod and iTunes; Absolute Beginner's Guide to Homeschooling; Mac OS X and iLife: Using iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD; iDVD 3 Fast & Easy; Special Edition Using Mac OS X v10.2; and Using Mac OS 8.5. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor on more than 50 other titles. He has written numerous articles for MacAddict magazine and has been a featured speaker at Macworld Expo, user group meetings, and other venues. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics.
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  • Paperback | 1056 pages
  • 178 x 232 x 58mm | 1,401.59g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0789736535
  • 9780789736536
  • 1,453,629

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SPECIAL EDITION USING MAC OS X LEOPARD THE "ONLY" MAC OS X LEOPARD BOOK YOU NEED We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward software proficiency and use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on Mac OS X Leopard, "Special Edition Using Mac OS X Leopard "is the only book you need. - Explore the depths of Mac OS X's core including the desktop, Finder, Finder windows, the Dock, user accounts, the Dashboard and widgets, Spaces, and much more. - Master OS X by installing and using Mac OS X applications, customizing the system, making your Mac accessible to everyone, automating your Mac with the Automator, using Unix commands, and working with mobile Macs. - Run Windows applications on your Mac for those rare occasions when a Mac application isn't available. - Exploit Mac OS X's Internet tools to connect to the Net with or without wires, use email, surf the Web, and take advantage of the many features of .Mac. - Explore some of the great applications included with Mac OS X, such as iTunes, QuickTime, DVD Player, iCal, Address Book, iChat, and on it goes. - Expand your system with input devices (such as keyboards and trackballs), output devices (printers, displays, and such), hard drives, and hubs (Ethernet, USB, and FireWire). - Connect to other computers and devices safely and easily using Mac OS X's advanced networking tools. Learn to configure your own network including Macs and Windows computers and how to share an Internet connection among them. - Use great Mac OS X tools and techniques to keep your system in top condition and to solve problems. ""Whether you are already familiar with OS X or are updating from an earlier Mac OS, you will find this volume useful. A clear, comprehensive, well-organized and, above all, usable reference."" "-Glenn Lisle, Managing Editor, MONITOR Magazine" " " ""A must-read for anyone using Mac OS X for the first time-and for those upgrading to the latest version of the Mac operating system. Brad Miser covers all the important topics in an interesting, easy-to-understand manner that's aided and abetted by well chosen graphics, useful tips and explanatory notes. Leopard's a great OS-and Brad's book is a great guide for it." "-Dennis Sellers, Publisher, Macsimum News" Brad Miser has written extensively about all things Macintosh. In addition to "Special Edition Using Mac OS X Leopard," Brad has written many other books, including "My iPhone"; "Sleeping with the Enemy: Running Windows on a Mac "(digital Short Cut); "Special Edition Using Mac OS X, v10.4 Tiger"; "Absolute Beginner's Guide to iPod and iTunes"; "Absolute Beginner's Guide to Homeschooling"; "Mac OS X and iLife: Using iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD"; "iDVD 3 Fast & Easy"; "Special Edition Using Mac OS X v10.2"; and "Using Mac OS 8.5." He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor on more than 50 other titles. He has written numerous articles for MacAddict magazine and has been a featured speaker at Macworld Expo, user group meetings, and other venues. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics.
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Table of contents

IntroductionI Exploring the Core1 Getting Started with Mac OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Viewing and Navigating Mac OS X Finder Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Working on the Mac OS X Desktop . . . . . . . . . . . 554 Finding Things on Your Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 935 Using and Customizing the Dock . . . . . . . . . . . . 1076 Working with the Dashboard and Widgets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1237 Installing and Using Mac OS X Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141II Mastering the System8 Running Windows and Windows Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1719 Setting System Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18910 Managing and Using Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21311 Configuring and Working with User Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23112 Managing Your Desktop with Expose, Spaces, and Other Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26513 Making Your Mac Accessible to Everyone . . . 27714 Unix: Working with the Command Line . . . . . 29715 Computing on the Move with MacBook Pros and MacBooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317III Living in a Connected World16 Connecting a Mac to the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . 33517 Building and Using a Wired Network . . . . . . . . 35918 Creating and Managing AirPort Wireless Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39319 Sharing an Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42120 Using .Mac to Integrate a Mac onto the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435IV Getting Things Done with Leopard'sApplications21 Managing Your Email with Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46522 Surfing the Web with Safari . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51123 Managing Audio with iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54724 Using Leopard's Other Digital Media Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60125 Tracking Your Contacts with Address Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63926 Creating and Using Calendars with iCal . . . . 66327 Conferencing in Text, Audio, and Video with iChat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68128 Working with Leopard's Text and Graphic Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69529 Making Your Mac Do the Work for You with the Automator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 721V Expanding the System30 Understanding Input and Output Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74331 Working with Mice, Keyboards, and Other Input Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76332 Working with Your Mac's Displays . . . . . . . . . . . 78533 Working with Your Mac's Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80134 Installing, Configuring, and Using Printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81335 Understanding and Using Data Storage Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83336 Synchronizing Information on Macs and Other Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 859VI Protecting, Maintaining, and Repairing Your Mac37 Maintaining a Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87538 Backing Up a Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89539 Securing a Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92140 Solving Mac Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 949Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 981
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About Brad Miser

Brad Miser has written extensively about all things Macintosh, with his favorite topics being OS X and the amazing "i" applications that empower Mac OS X users to unleash their digital creativity. In addition to Special Edition Using Mac OS X Leopard, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone, Sleeping with the Enemy: Running Windows on a Mac (digital Short Cut); Special Edition Using Mac OS X, v10.4 Tiger; Absolute Beginner's Guide to iPod and iTunes; Absolute Beginner's Guide to Homeschooling; Mac OS X and iLife: Using iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD; iDVD 3 Fast & Easy; Special Edition Using Mac OS X v10.2; and Using Mac OS 8.5. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor on more than 50 other titles. He has written numerous articles in MacAddict magazine and has been a featured speaker on various topics at Macworld Expo, at user group meetings, and in other venues. Brad is or has been a sales support specialist, the director of product and customer services, and the manager of education and support services for several software development companies. Previously, he was the lead proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics. In addition to his passion for silicon-based technology, Brad likes to ride his steel-based technology, AKA a motorcycle, whenever and wherever possible. A native of California, Brad now lives in Brownsburg, Indiana, with his wife Amy; their three daughters, Jill, Emily, and Grace; and a rabbit named Bun-Bun. Brad would love to hear about your experiences with this book (the good, the bad, and the ugly). You can write to him at bradmacosx@mac.com.
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