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Mac OS X Tigersmall TM /Small: Top 100 Simplified Tips &Amp; Tricksby Mark L Chambers
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"Mac OS X “ Version X” Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks provides adventurous users with 100 useful and surprising techniques that can be performed in the latest version of Apple’ s operating system. Organized into 10 chapters, with 10 tasks per chapter, "Mac OS X “ Version X” Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks provides the timesaving tips, cool secrets, and productivity tricks to help take a reader’ s knowledge of Mac OS X Panther beyond the basics. Full-color screen shots and numbered, step-by-step instructions show readers how to save time and boost productivity.
Book News Annotation:
Featuring an easy-to-follow visual layout, this volume guides users of Macintosh's OS X Tiger through 100 quick lessons aimed at helping them to work smarter and faster. Each lesson is presented on two facing pages, and each step is fully illustrated with color screenshots. Included are shortcuts, tips, and tricks for customizing the desktop, managing files and folders, using keyboard shortcuts, eliminating spam, watching DVDs, setting up firewalls, and more.
Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Book News Annotation:
Featuring an easy-to-follow visual layout, this volume guides users of Macintosh's OS X Tiger through 100 quick lessons aimed at helping them to work smarter and faster. Each lesson is presented on two facing pages, and each step is fully illustrated with color screenshots. Included are shortcuts, tips, and tricks for customizing the desktop, managing files and folders, using keyboard shortcuts, eliminating spam, watching DVDs, setting up firewalls, and more. Annotation Â©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks
You already know Mac OS X Tiger basics. Now you'd like to go beyond with shortcuts, tricks, and tips that let you work smarter and faster. And because you learn more easily when someone shows you how, this is the book for you. Inside, you'll find clear, illustrated instructions for 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach timesaving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive with Mac OS X Tiger.
* The task-oriented approach helps visual learners work smarter by teaching them tips, tricks, and techniques for getting more done in less time
About the Author
Mark L. Chambers (Columbia, Missouri) has been an author, computer consultant, BBS sysop, programmer, and hardware technician for more than 20 years. Mark has written over 15 computer books. Mark is currently a full-time author and tech editor. He has recently branched out into Web-based education, designing and teaching a number of online classes, called WebClinics, for Hewlett Packard. Mark holds degrees in journalism and creative writing from Louisiana State University.
Table of Contents
1. Customizing Your Desktop.
#1 Add Your Own Desktop Background.
#2 Configure Your Desktop Clock.
#3 Select an Alert Sound.
#4 Configure Visual and Audio Aids.
#5 Customize the Finder’s Appearance.
#6 Switch Display Resolutions.
#7 Display or Hide Desktop and Sidebar Icons.
#8 Customize Your Mouse and Keyboard.
#9 Change Menu Colors.
#10 Change Desktops Automatically.
2. Managing Files and Folders.
#11 Accelerate File Access with Tiger’s Finder Sidebar.
#12 Leverage Keyboard Shortcuts to Speed Up Work.
#13 Copy Files Four Different Ways.
#14 Create an Alias.
#15 Protect Files from Prying Eyes.
#16 Find Files and Information in a Flash.
#17 Access File Information with Get Info.
#18 Use Color Labels to Prioritize Your Files.
#19 Open a File with an Alternate Application.
#20 Customize Icons for Files and Folders.
3. Using Your Desktop More Efficiently.
#21 Add and Delete Dock Icons.
#22 Customize the Finder Toolbar.
#23 Relocate and Resize the Dock.
#24 Customize Exposé for Keyboard or Mouse Operation.
#25 Put Your Mac to Sleep to Save Energy.
#26 Switch Between Users Without Logging Off.
#27 Start or Shut Down Your Mac Automatically.
#28 Add Web Sites to the Dock.
#29 Save Time with Keyboard Shortcuts.
#30 Utilize Dashboard to Handle Simple Tasks.
4. Expanding Your Mac’s Horizons.
#31 Connect to Other Devices with iSync.
#32 Use Stickies on Your Desktop for Quick Reminders.
#33 Access UNIX with Terminal.
#34 Delete Your Trash Securely.
#35 Protect Your Privacy with FileVault.
#36 Start Applications Automatically When You Log In.
#37 Activate Voice Commands to Speak to Your Mac.
#38 Save Documents as PDF Files.
#39 Configure Your Personal Address Book Card.
#40 Add a New Font to Spice Up Your Documents.
5. Working with Multimedia and the Digital Hub.
#41 Get Photos onto Your Mac.
#42 Burn CDS and DVDs with iTunes.
#43 Use iTunes Audio in iMovie HD.
#44 Use iPhoto Images in iMovie HD.
#45 Fade iMovie HD Audio In and Out.
#46 Add or Remove the Ken Burns Effect.
#47 Export iMovies for Use in the Hub.
#48 Export iPhoto Images into iMovie HD.
#49 Use iTunes to Crop and Split Files.
#50 Convert Audio Formats with iTunes.
6. Troubleshooting Problems and Seeking Help.
#51 Force Quit a Program.
#52 Use Mac OS X Help.
#53 Fix Hard Drive Problems with the Disk Utility.
#54 Monitor Your Mac’s Performance.
#55 Search the AppleCare Knowledge Base.
#56 Update Mac OS X.
#57 Boot from a CD-ROM.
#58 Uninstall Applications the Correct Way.
#59 Fix Problems with User Accounts.
#60 Rebuild the Classic Mode Desktop.
7. Taking Advantage of the Internet.
#61 Organize Your Web Surfing with Tabs.
#62 Save Images and Movies for Later Use.
#63 Use Sherlock to Find Information and Perform Tasks.
#64 Channel the Power of the Address Book in Mail.
#65 View and Bookmark Documents in Safari.
#66 Save Web Pages on Your Hard Drive.
#67 Set Up a Web Server.
#68 Visit Web Sites of People in Your Address Book.
#69 Eliminate Spam with Mail.
8. Making the Most of Your Network Connection.
#71 Share Music over Your Network with iTunes.
#72 Audio and Video Conferencing with iChat.
#73 Share Music on a Network Drive.
#74 Remotely Control Computers on Your Network.
#75 Share Files with Windows Computers.
#76 Share Printers with Other Computers.
#77 Unfreeze a Frozen Mac over the Network.
#78 Share Files with iChat.
#79 Use iChat Keyboard Shortcuts.
#80 Share an iPod on a Network.
9. Using Tiger’s Advanced Features.
#81 Protect Your Computer with a Firewall.
#82 Transfer Files with FTP.
#83 Fax Files from Any Application.
#84 Display Hardware and Software Information with the System Profiler.
#85 Use Mac OS X Services.
#86 Work Automatically with CD and DVD Discs.
#87 Run Multiple Versions of Mac OS X.
#88 Use Bonjour to Surf Local Web and Intranet Sites.
#89 Tracking Internet Information with Network Utility.
#90 Manage Threaded E-Mail.
10. Putting Tiger’s Applications to Work.
#91 Take Screenshots with Grab.
#92 Add a New Event in iCal.
#93 Publish a Shared iCal Calendar.
#94 Create an Application with Automator.
#95 Fix Color Problems with ColorSync.
#96 Watch a DVD Movie with DVD Player.
#97 Convert Currency with Calculator.
#98 Edit Text Files with TextEdit.
#99 Control Your Print Jobs with Printer Setup Utility.
#100 Update Contact Information with Address Book.
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