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Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual


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Demonstrates the operating system's basic features, including Internet access, file management, configuring the desktop, installing peripherals, and working with applications.


David Pogue is one of America's best-selling how-to


"Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition is the

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David Pogue is one of America's best-selling how-to authors, with nearly 3 million books in print. David is the creator of the Missing Manual series and the weekly computer columnist for The New York Times.

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgments; The Missing Manual Series; For Starters; Introduction; What's New in Leopard; About This Book; The Very Basics; Part I: The Mac OS X Desktop; Chapter 1: Folders and Windows; 1.1 Getting into Mac OS X; 1.2 Windows and How to Work Them; 1.3 The Four Window Views; 1.4 Icon View; 1.5 List View; 1.6 Column View; 1.7 Cover Flow View; 1.8 Quick Look; 1.9 Logging Out, Shutting Down; 1.10 Getting Help in Mac OS X; Chapter 2: Organizing Your Stuff; 2.1 The Mac OS X Folder Structure; 2.2 Icon Names; 2.3 Selecting Icons; 2.4 Moving and Copying Icons; 2.5 Color Labels; 2.6 The Trash; 2.7 Get Info; Chapter 3: Spotlight; 3.1 The Spotlight Menu; 3.2 The Spotlight Window; 3.3 Customizing Spotlight; 3.4 Smart Folders; Chapter 4: Dock, Desktop, and Toolbars; 4.1 The Dock; 4.2 Setting Up the Dock; 4.3 Using the Dock; 4.4 The Finder Toolbar; 4.5 Designing Your Desktop; 4.6 Menulets: The Missing Manual; Part II: Programs in Mac OS X; Chapter 5: Documents, Programs, and Spaces; 5.1 Opening Mac OS X Programs; 5.2 The "Heads-Up" Program Switcher; 5.3 Exposé: Death to Window Clutter; 5.4 Spaces: Your Free Quad-Display Mac; 5.5 Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Way; 5.6 How Documents Know Their Parents; 5.7 Keyboard Control; 5.8 The Save and Open Dialog Boxes; 5.9 Two Kinds of Programs: Cocoa and Carbon; 5.10 The Cocoa Difference; 5.11 Universal Apps (Intel Macs); 5.12 Installing Mac OS X Programs; 5.13 Dashboard; 5.14 Web Clips: Make Your Own Widgets; Chapter 6: Time Machine, Syncing, and Moving Data; 6.1 Moving Data Between Documents; 6.2 Exchanging Data with Other Macs; 6.3 Exchanging Data with Windows PCs; 6.4 Time Machine; 6.5 iSync; 6.6 .Mac Sync; Chapter 7: Automator and AppleScript; 7.1 Introducing Automator; 7.2 Building Your Own Workflow; 7.3 Doing More with Automator; 7.4 Workflows as Programs and Plug-ins; 7.5 Getting Started with AppleScript; Chapter 8: Windows on Macintosh; 8.1 Boot Camp; 8.2 Windows in a Window; Part III: The Components of Mac OS X; Chapter 9: System Preferences; 9.1 The System Preferences Window; 9.2 .Mac; 9.3 Accounts; 9.4 Appearance; 9.5 Bluetooth; 9.6 CDs & DVDs; 9.7 Date & Time; 9.8 Desktop & Screen Saver; 9.9 Displays; 9.10 Dock; 9.11 Energy Saver; 9.12 Exposé & Spaces; 9.13 International; 9.14 Keyboard & Mouse; 9.15 Network; 9.16 Parental Controls; 9.17 Print & Fax; 9.18 QuickTime; 9.19 Security; 9.20 Sharing; 9.21 Software Update; 9.22 Sound; 9.23 Speech; 9.24 Spotlight; 9.25 Startup Disk; 9.26 Time Machine; 9.27 Universal Access; Chapter 10: The Free Programs; 10.1 Your Free Mac OS X Programs; 10.2 Address Book; 10.3 AppleScript; 10.4 Automator; 10.5 Calculator; 10.6 Chess; 10.7 Dashboard; 10.8 Dictionary; 10.9 DVD Player; 10.10 Exposé; 10.11 Font Book; 10.12 Front Row; 10.13 GarageBand; 10.14 iCal; 10.15 iChat; 10.16 iDVD; 10.17 Image Capture; 10.18 iMovie, iPhoto; 10.19 iSync; 10.20 iTunes; 10.21 Mail; 10.22 Photo Booth; 10.23 Preview; 10.24 QuickTime Player; 10.25 Safari; 10.26 Stickies; 10.27 System Preferences; 10.28 TextEdit; 10.29 Time Machine; 10.30 Utilities: Your Mac OS X Toolbox; Chapter 11: CDs, DVDs, and iTunes; 11.1 How the Mac Does Disks; 11.2 Burning CDs and DVDs; 11.3 iTunes: The Digital Jukebox; 11.4 DVD Movies; Part IV: The Technologies of Mac OS X; Chapter 12: Accounts, Parental Controls, and Security; 12.1 Introducing Accounts; 12.2 Creating an Account; 12.3 Parental Controls; 12.4 Editing Accounts; 12.5 Setting Up the Login Process; 12.6 Signing In, Logging Out; 12.7 Sharing Across Accounts; 12.8 Fast User Switching; 12.9 Six Mac OS X Security Shields; Chapter 13: Networking, File Sharing, and Screen Sharing; 13.1 Wiring the Network; 13.2 File Sharing; 13.3 Accessing Shared Files; 13.4 Networking with Windows; 13.5 Screen Sharing; 13.6 More Dialing In from the Road; Chapter 14: Printing, Faxing, Fonts, and Graphics; 14.1 Mac Meets Printer; 14.2 Making the Printout; 14.3 Managing Printouts; 14.4 Printer Sharing; 14.5 Faxing; 14.6 PDF Files; 14.7 Fonts—and Font Book; 14.8 ColorSync; 14.9 Graphics in Mac OS X; 14.10 Screen-Capture Keystrokes; Chapter 15: Sound, Movies, and Speech; 15.1 Playing Sounds; 15.2 Recording Sound; 15.3 QuickTime Movies; 15.4 Speech Recognition; 15.5 The Mac Reads to You; 15.6 VoiceOver; 15.7 Ink: Handwriting Recognition; 15.8 Front Row; Chaptttttter 16: The Unix Crash Course; 16.1 Terminal; 16.2 Navigating in Unix; 16.3 Working with Files and Directories; 16.4 Online Help; 16.5 Terminal Preferences; 16.6 Terminal Tips and Tricks; 16.7 Changing Permissions with Terminal; 16.8 20 Useful Unix Utilities; 16.9 Putting It Together; Chapter 17: Hacking Mac OS X; 17.1 TinkerTool: Customization 101; 17.2 Redoing Mac OS X's Graphics; 17.3 Replacing the Finder Icons; 17.4 Rewriting the Words; 17.5 Your Bright Hacking Future; Part V: Mac OS Online; Chapter 18: Internet Setup; 18.1 The Best News You've Heard All Day; 18.2 Network Central—and Multihoming; 18.3 Broadband Connections; 18.4 Dial-up Modem Connections; 18.5 Switching Locations; 18.6 .Mac Services; 18.7 Internet Location Files; Chapter 19: Mail and Address Book; 19.1 Setting Up Mail; 19.2 Checking Your Mail; 19.3 Writing Messages; 19.4 Stationery; 19.5 Reading Email; 19.6 The Anti-Spam Toolkit; 19.7 RSS Feeds; 19.8 Notes; 19.9 To Dos; 19.10 Address Book; Chapter 20: Safari; 20.1 Safari; 20.2 RSS: The Missing Manual; Chapter 21: iChat; 21.1 Welcome to iChat; 21.2 Three Chat Networks; 21.3 Signing Up; 21.4 The Buddy Lists; 21.5 Making a List; 21.6 Let the Chat Begin; 21.7 Text Chatting; 21.8 Audio Chats; 21.9 Video Chats; 21.10 Sharing Your Screen; 21.11 iChat Theater; 21.12 iChat Tweaks; Chapter 22: SSH, FTP, VPN, and Web Sharing; 22.1 Web Sharing; 22.2 FTP; 22.3 Connecting from the Road; 22.4 Remote Access with SSH; 22.5 Virtual Private Networking; Part VI: Appendixes; Appendix A: Installing Mac OS X 10.5; Getting Ready to Install; Four Kinds of Installation; The Basic Installation; The Upgrade Installation; The Clean Install ("Archive and Install"); Erase & Install; The Setup Assistant; Uninstalling Mac OS X 10.5; Appendix B: Troubleshooting; Minor Eccentric Behavior; Frozen Programs (Force Quitting); Can't Move or Rename an Icon; Application Won't Open; Startup Problems; Fixing the Disk; Where to Get Troubleshooting Help; Appendix C: The Windows-to-Mac Dictionary; About [This Program]; Accessibility Options control panel; Active Desktop; Add Hardware control panel; Add or Remove Programs control panel; All Programs; Alt key; Automatic Update; Backspace key; Battery Level; BIOS; Briefcase; Calculator; Camera and Scanner Wizard; CDs; Character Map; Clean Install; Clipboard; Command line; Control Panel; Copy, Cut, Paste; Ctrl key; Date and Time; Delete Key (Forward Delete); Desktop; Directories; Disk Defragmenter; Disks; Display control panel; DLL files; DOS prompt; Drivers; End Task dialog box; Exiting programs; Explorer; Favorites; Faxing; File Sharing; Floppy disks; Folder Options; Fonts; Help and Support; Hibernation; Internet Explorer; Internet Options; IRQs; Java; Keyboard control panel; Logging in; Mail control panel; Maximize button; Menus; Minimize button; Mouse control panel; My Computer; My Documents, My Pictures, My Music; My Network Places; Network Neighborhood; Notepad; Personal Web Server; Phone and Modem Options control panel; Power Options; Printer Sharing; Printers and Faxes; PrntScrn key; Program Files folder; Properties dialog box; Recycle Bin; Regional and Language Options control panel; Registry; Run command; Safe Mode; ScanDisk; Scheduled Tasks; Scrap files; Screen saver; Search; Shortcut menus; Shortcuts; Sounds and Audio Devices; Speech control panel; Standby mode; Start menu; StartUp folder; System control panel; System Tray; Taskbar; Taskbar and Start Menu control panel; "Three-fingered salute"; ToolTips; TweakUI; User Accounts control panel; Window edges; Windows (or WINNT) folder; Windows logo key; Windows Media Player; Windows Messenger; WordPad; Zip files; Appendix D: Where to Go From Here; Web Sites; Free Email Newsletters; Advanced Books, Programming Books; Appendix E: The Master Mac OS X Secret Keystroke List; Colophon;

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The Missing Manual
Pogue Press/O'Reilly
Pogue David
Pogue, David
Pogue David
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Operating systems (computers)
Macintosh (computer)
Macintosh (Computer) -- Programming.
Macintosh-OS X
Operating Systems - General
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