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Mac OS X Snow Leopard in Depth (In Depth)


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CATEGORY: Macintosh Operating System

COVERS:   Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard


Book News Annotation:

Just because Apple Computer's Mac operating system is easy to use does not mean that it has no depth, says the author of Mac and PC guides including Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Snow Leopard. McFedries introduces the basics of Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6), an upgrade available for Intel-based Macintosh computers, from the desktop to Mac applications. He delves into upgrades of OS X 10.5 (Leopard) in using Exposé and notebook features, working with widgets and devices, and running Windows and Windows applications. A trial online edition of the book is available. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


For readers looking to gain a general understanding of the new Mac OS X operating system, this book is an ideal introduction. Using full color, rich screenshots and illustrations, and step-by-step instructions, anyone wanting to know how to get the most from their Mac OS will find what they need in this book.

About the Author

Paul McFedries is a Mac expert with more than 20 years experience with all flavors of Macs. Paul is a full-time technical writer and has been authoring computer books since 1991. He has more than 60 books to his credit, including a number of titles covering Macs, Mac OS X, and the iPhone. Paul has written many books for Que, including Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way; Build It. Fix It. Own It: A Beginner’s Guide to Building and Upgrading a PC; Tricks of the Microsoft Office 2007 Gurus; Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2007; VBA for the 2007 Microsoft Office System; and Microsoft Office Access 2007 Forms, Reports, and Queries. Paul’s Mac titles include Macs Portable Genius, Switching to a Mac Portable Genius, iPhone 3G S Portable Genius, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Paul’s books have sold more than three million copies worldwide.


However, all geek and no play makes Jack (and Paul) a dull boy. Paul’s other interests include solving and writing cryptic crosswords, word play of all forms, reading, running, baking bread, and taking naps. Paul lives in Toronto with Karen, the love of his life, and Gypsy the kissing dog. They have no cats.


Paul is also the proprietor of Word Spy, a website devoted to recently coined words and phrases. Word Spy generates over a million page views each month, has won numerous awards, and has been mentioned or featured in such august publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine.  

Table of Contents

        Introduction xxi

Welcome to Mac OS X xxi

Welcome to Mac OS X Snow Leopard In Depth xxii

How This Book Is Organized xxii

Special Features xxiii

Conventions xxiii

Who Should Use This Book xxiv

     I  Exploring Mac OS X

    1  Working on the Mac OS X Desktop 1

    The Mac OS X Desktop 1

    Working with Mac OS X Menus 2

        The Mac OS X Apple Menu 2

        Mac OS X Application Menus 3

        Mac OS X File Menus 5

        Mac OS X Edit Menus 6

        Finder’s View Menu 7

        Finder’s Go Menu 7

        Mac OS X Window Menus 7

        Mac OS X Help Menus 8

        The Spotlight Menu 10

        Menu Extras 10

        Mac OS X Contextual Menus 10

        Finder’s Action Menu 12

    Working with the System Preferences Application 12

    Managing Open Windows with Exposé 14

    Managing the Desktop with Spaces 14

    Customizing the Mac OS X Desktop 15

        Changing the Clock Display 15

        Changing the Desktop’s Appearance 17

    Restarting Your Mac 19

    Shutting Down Your Mac 20

    Using Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts 20

    2  Getting to Know the Dock 23

    Introducing the Dock 23

    Using the Dock 27

        Opening Items with the Dock 27

        Switching Windows 27

        The Dock and Minimizing Windows 28

        Working with Icon Pop-Up Menus 29

    Customizing the Dock 30

        Moving Icons on the Dock 30

        Adding an Icon to the Dock 30

        Removing Items from the Dock 31

        Adding Folders to the Dock 31

    Customizing the Appearance and Behavior of the Dock 32

    Using Dock Keyboard Shortcuts 35

    3  Getting to Know Mac OS X Finder Windows 37

    Learning Finder Window Basics 37

        Opening Finder Windows 38

        Scrolling Finder Windows 42

        Resizing Finder Windows 43

        Resizing the Panes of Finder  Windows 44

        Closing, Minimizing, and Maximizing Finder Windows 44

        Moving Finder Windows 44

        Using the Finder Window Views 44

    Navigating Finder Windows 50

        Using the Keyboard to Select Items in a Finder Window 50

        Navigating Up and Down the Folder Structure 53

    Customizing Finder Windows 56

        Customizing the Sidebar 56

        Customizing the Toolbar 59

        Customizing the Status Bar 61

        Customizing the Finder Window Views 62

    Working with the Finder Window’s Action Pop-Up Menu 66

    Organizing Folder Items with Labels 67

        Setting Up Labels 67

        Applying Labels 68

    Finder Window Keyboard Shortcuts 68

    4  Managing Files and Folders 71

    Understanding the Standard Mac OS X Folders 71

        Mac OS X System Folders 71

        Mac OS X User Folders 73

    Working with Files and Folders 76

        Moving Files and Folders 76

        Copying Files and Folders 76

        Creating and Naming Folders 77

        Naming Files 77

        Creating and Using Aliases 78

        Trashing Files and Folders 79

        Creating and Using Burn Folders 80

    Getting Information on Items 81

        Working with the Spotlight Comments Information 82

        Working with General Information 82

        Working with More Info Information 83

        Working with Name and Extension Information 83

        Working with Preview Information 84

        Working with Open With Information 85

        Working with Sharing & Permissions Information 85

        Working with the Inspector 86

    Getting a Quick Look at Things 86

    5  Searching Your Mac 89

    Looking for Things on Your Mac: A Modern Approach 89

    Searching Your Mac with Spotlight 89

        Configuring Spotlight 90

        Searching with Spotlight 91

        Saving Spotlight Searches 95

        Using Spotlight to Create Complex Searches 95

        Adding Spotlight Information to Folders and Files 97

    Searching Your Mac with Smart Folders 97

        Creating and Saving a Smart Folder 98

        Using Smart Folders 101

        Changing Smart Folders 101

    Keeping Your Mac Organized 101

    6  Setting System Preferences 103

    Taking a Tour of the System Preferences 103

    Setting Appearance Preferences 107

        Using the Appearance Pane 107

        Using the Color Picker to Choose Colors 109

    Setting Desktop Pictures and Choosing a Screen Saver 109

        Choosing Desktop Pictures 110

        Configuring a Screen Saver 112

    Setting International Preferences 116

        Setting the Language Tab Options 117

        Setting the Formats Tab Options 118

        Setting the Input Sources Tab Options 120

    Setting Default Disc Behaviors 120

    Configuring Your Mac’s Date and Time 120

    Controlling System Startup 123

        Choosing a Startup Volume with System Preferences 123

        Choosing a Startup Volume During Startup 124

        Starting Up in Single-User Mode 124

        Starting Up in Verbose Mode 125

        Starting Up in Safe Mode 125

        Starting Up in Target Disk Mode 125

        Using Other Startup Options 126

    7  Installing and Using Mac OS X Applications 127

    Understanding Mac OS X Application Types 127

    Installing Mac OS X Applications 128

        Installing Mac OS X Applications with Drag and Drop 129

        Installing Mac OS X Applications Using an Installer 130

    Launching Mac OS X Applications 131

    Using Standard Mac OS X Application Menus 132

        Working with Mac OS X Application Menus 132

        Working with Mac OS X File Menus 134

        Working with Mac OS X Edit Menus 134

        Working with Mac OS X Format Menus 134

    Opening Documents in Mac OS X 135

        Using the Mac OS X Open Dialog Box 136

        Determining the Application That Opens When You Open a Document 138

    Saving Documents in Mac OS X 143

        Understanding Filenames and Filename Extensions 145

        Viewing or Hiding Filename Extensions 147

        Saving Documents as PDFs 148

     II  Getting Things Done with Leopard’s Applications

    8  Playing and Managing Music with iTunes 149

    Listening to Music 149

        Viewing Information While Listening to Tunes 151

        Controlling the Order of Tunes 152

        Playing Music Randomly 154

        Repeating Tracks 154

        Controlling iTunes from the Dock 154

        Controlling iTunes with the iTunes Widget 155

    Customizing iTunes 156

        Setting General iTunes Preferences 156

        Setting iTunes Playback Preferences 157

    Ripping Music from Audio CDs 158

        Configuring iTunes to Import Music 158

        Adding Audio CDs to Your Library 161

        Adding Audio CDs to the iTunes Library Quickly 162

    Adding Music from Other Sources to Your iTunes Music Library 163

        Purchasing Music from the iTunes Store 163

        Importing Audio Files into Your Library 163

    Browsing and Searching Your Music Library 164

        Browsing in the Library with the List View 164

        Browsing in the Library Using the Grid View 166

        Browsing in the Library with the Cover Flow View 166

        Searching Your Music Library 168

    Removing Tunes from the Music Library 169

    Understanding and Using Tags 170

        Viewing Tags in the Info Window 172

        Labeling a Track in the Info Window 173

        Tagging Multiple Tracks at the Same Time 174

        Setting Tags in the Content Pane 175

        Changing Sorting Tags 175

    Configuring a Track’s Options 175

        Configuring Track Options in the Info Window 176

        Rating Tracks in the Content Pane 178

    Working with Lyrics 178

        Adding Lyrics to a Track 178

        Viewing Lyrics for a Track 179

    Adding and Viewing Album Artwork 180

        Configuring iTunes to Download Album Artwork Automatically 180

        Adding Artwork for Songs Manually 180

        Viewing Album Artwork 182

    Customizing the Content Pane 183

    Building and Listening to Standard Playlists 184

        Creating a Standard Playlist 184

        Adding Songs to a Playlist 186

        Removing Songs from a Playlist 186

        Setting the Order in Which a Playlist’s Songs Play 187

        Listening to a Standard Playlist 187

        Deleting a Standard Playlist 187

    Building and Using Smart Playlists 187

        Understanding Why Smart Playlists Are Called Smart 188

        Creating a Smart Playlist 188

        Listening to a Smart Playlist 191

        Changing a Smart Playlist 191

    9  Playing and Managing Movies and Digital Video 193

    Playing Digital Video with QuickTime 193

        Opening QuickTime Player 194

        Watching QuickTime Movies Stored Locally 194

        Watching QuickTime Movies Stored on the Web 196

        Using QuickTime Player Keyboard Shortcuts 197

    Watching DVD Movies with DVD Player 197

        Configuring DVD Player 201

        Working with Disc Info 205

        Using Closed Captioning 206

        Working with Bookmarks 207

        Working with Video Clips 208

        Using the DVD Player Timer 209

        Setting Custom Playback Size 210

        Configuring DVD Player Audio 210

        Using DVD Player Keyboard Shortcuts 210

  10  Managing Your Contacts 213

    Getting to Know Address Book 213

        Exploring Address Book 214

        Finding Information in Address Book 215

        Using Information in Address Book 216

    Configuring Your Address Book 217

        Configuring Address Book General Preferences 218

        Configuring Address Book Accounts Preferences 218

        Customizing Your Address Book Card Template 219

        Configuring Address Book’s Phone Number Format 219

        Choosing vCard Preferences 220

    Sharing Your Address Book with MobileMe Users 220

    Adding Contacts to Your Address Book 221

        Editing Your Own Address Card 221

        Adding Contacts Manually 222

        Adding a Contact from an Email Message 224

        Using vCards to Add Contacts to Your Address Book 225

        Importing Contacts from Another Application 225

    Editing Contacts in Your Address Book 226

    Working with Address Groups 227

        Creating and Configuring a Basic Address Group 227

        Creating a Smart Address Group 228

    Getting More Out of Address Book 229

        Addressing Email 229

        Printing Your Address Book 229

        Using the Address Book Widget 231

        Subscribing to an Address Book 231

        Using Address Book Keyboard Shortcuts 231

  11  Managing Your Schedule 233

    Managing Your Calendar with iCal 233

    Getting to Know iCal 234

        Navigating the Calendar 235

        Configuring iCal 235

    Creating, Configuring, and Working with Calendars 239

    Working with Events 239

    Working with Your To Do List 242

    Printing from iCal 245

    Publishing Your iCal Calendar 245

    Subscribing to Other Calendars 247

        Subscribing to Personal Calendars 247

        Subscribing to Public Calendars 248

  12  Working with Text and Graphics 249

    The Mac OS X Text and Graphics Applications 249

    Word Processing with TextEdit 249

    Previewing Documents 252

        Working with Images in Preview 253

        Using Preview to Read PDFs 256

        Viewing a Slideshow in Preview 259

        Using Preview to Convert Files to Different Formats 260

        Setting Preview Preferences 261

    Capturing Images 263

        Using Image Capture to Download Images from a Camera to Your Mac 263

        Troubleshooting Image Capture 265

    Capturing Screen Images 265

        Capturing Screen Images with Keyboard Shortcuts 265

        Capturing Screen Images with Grab 266

    III  Living in a Connected World

  13  Connecting Your Mac to the Internet 267

    Connecting Your Mac Directly to the Internet 267

    Gathering the Internet Connection Data 268

        Gathering Dial-Up Internet Connection Data 268

        Gathering Broadband Internet Connection Data 269

    Connecting Your Mac with Dial-Up Internet Access 270

        Configuring Your Mac for Dial-Up Internet Access 270

        Making the Dial-Up Connection 272

    Configuring Your Mac for Broadband Internet Access 273

        Connecting Your Mac to the Broadband Modem 273

        Configuring TCP/IP Using a DHCP Server 274

        Configuring Static TCP/IP Settings 275

        Understanding and Configuring Proxy Servers 275

        Configuring a PPPoE Account 276

        Troubleshooting the Connection 278

    Managing Multiple Internet Accounts 279

  14  Surfing the Web 283

    Configuring Safari Preferences 283

        Configuring Safari’s General Preferences 283

        Configuring Safari’s Appearance Preferences 285

        Configuring Safari’s Security Preferences 285

        Configuring Safari’s Advanced Preferences 287

    Browsing the Web with Safari 288

        Configuring Safari’s Window 288

        Browsing and Configuring RSS Feeds 289

        Searching with Safari 292

        Using Safari SnapBack 294

        Using Safari Bookmarks 294

        Using Safari Tabs 298

        Using Safari AutoFill 301

        Creating Web Widgets 303

        Using Safari’s Activity Viewer 306

        Browsing Privately 306

        Emailing Web Pages 306

        Using Safari Keyboard Shortcuts 306

    Downloading and Preparing Files 308

        Configuring a Downloads Folder 308

        Downloading Files Using Safari 309

        Preparing Files for Use 310

    Working with Plug-Ins and Helper Applications 311

        Working with Plug-Ins 311

        Working with Helper Applications 313

  15  Managing Your Email 315

    Managing Email with Apple Mail 315

    Configuring Apple Mail 315

        Configuring General Mail Preferences 316

        Configuring Email Accounts 317

        Setting RSS Preferences 322

        Setting Junk Mail Preferences 322

        Setting Fonts & Colors Preferences 322

        Setting Viewing Preferences 323

        Setting Composing Preferences 324

        Setting Signature Preferences 325

        Setting Rules 327

    Receiving, Sending, and Replying to Email 327

        Retrieving and Reading Email 328

        Writing and Sending Email 332

        Replying to Email 335

    Organizing Your Email 336

        Using Mailboxes to Organize Your Email 336

        Using Smart Mailboxes to Organize Your Email 337

        Using Smart Mailbox Folders to Organize Your Smart Mailboxes 338

        Configuring and Using Rules for  Email 339

        Handling Junk Mail 341

    Sending and Receiving Files with Email 343

        Attaching Files to Your Email 343

        Sending Windows-Friendly Attachments 343

        Using Mail’s Photo Browser 344

        Using Files Attached to Email You Receive 344

    Working with RSS Feeds 345

        Adding RSS Feeds and Configuring Mail to Manage Them 345

        Reading RSS Feeds 346

    Apple Mail Keyboard Shortcuts 347

  16  Chatting in Text, Audio, and Video 349

    Chatting with iChat 349

    Configuring a Mac for iChat 350

        Getting Started with iChat 350

        Configuring iChat Preferences 351

    Setting Up Chatting Buddies 353

        Examining the Buddy Windows 353

        Adding Someone to Your Buddy List 354

    Chatting with Text 355

        Starting a Text Chat 355

        Answering a Text Chat Request 356

    Chatting with Sound 357

    Chatting with Video 357

    More iChat Ideas 359

        Sharing Your Screen in a Chat 360

        Presenting in the iChat Theater 360

  17  Wired Networking with Mac OS X 361

    Networking and Mac OS X 361

    Configuring and Using File Sharing 364

        Configuring File Sharing on a Mac Running Mac OS X 366

        Using Firewalls and Network Services 367

        Accessing Shared Files from a Mac OS X Computer 368

    Using the Network Utility to Assess Your Network 374

        Checking Network Connections with Ping 376

        Tracing a Route with Traceroute 376

    Understanding and Setting Permissions 377

    Networking Mac OS X with Windows Computers 380

        Sharing Files with Windows Computers 381

Accessing Virtual Private Networks 383

  18  Wireless Networking with Mac OS X 385

    Networking the Wireless Way 385

        Understanding AirPort 386

        Upgrading with the AirPort Extreme 802.11n Enabler 388

    Setting Up an AirPort Base Station 389

        Setting Up an AirPort Extreme Base Station 389

        Configuring an AirPort-equipped Mac to Act As a Base Station 398

    Connecting to an AirPort Network with Mac OS X 400

    Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network 402

        No AirPort Hardware Is Found 403

        I Can’t Configure My Base Station Manually 403

        I Don’t Know the Base Station Password 403

        Weak Signal 403

        I Can’t Access the Internet Through AirPort Even Though I Can Connect to the AirPort Network 404

  19  Sharing an Internet Connection 405

    Enabling Multiple Macs to Use a Single Internet Account 405

    Using an AirPort Extreme Base Station to Share an Internet Connection 406

        Setting Up and Sharing a DHCP Internet Connection 407

        Setting Up and Sharing a PPPoE Internet Connection 409

    Sharing an Internet Account with Mac OS X 411

    Using Multiple IP Addresses to Share an Internet Account 415

    Troubleshooting Internet Connection Sharing 416

        The Machines with Which I Am Sharing a Connection from My Mac Can’t Connect at All 416

        The Machines with Which I Am Sharing a Connection from My Mac Have Lost Internet Access 417

        I Get an Error Message Telling Me That Multiple Devices Have the Same IP Address 417

    Troubleshooting a Network Internet Connection 418

  20  Using MobileMe to Integrate a Mac onto the Internet 421

    Understanding MobileMe 421

    Configuring Your MobileMe Account on Your Mac 423

    Working with Your MobileMe Email Account 424

        Using Your MobileMe Email Account with Mail 424

        Accessing Your MobileMe Email Account from the Web 425

        Accessing a POP Email Account Using MobileMe 426

    Using Your iDisk 427

        Setting the Size of Your iDisk 428

        Configuring Your iDisk 428

        Working with a Local Copy of Your iDisk 430

        Working with Your Online iDisk 431

        Accessing iDisks from the Go Menu 432

        Sharing Information on Your iDisk with Others 432

        Upgrading Your iDisk 433

        Using Your iDisk to Work with the Same Files on Multiple Macs 433

    Using MobileMe to Publish a Website 434

    Using MobileMe to Synchronize Important Information on Multiple Macs 435

    Accessing Your Mac Remotely with Back to My Mac 437

   IV  Delving Deeper Into Mac OS X

  21  Working with User Accounts 441

    Understanding Mac OS X User Accounts 441

        Understanding Administrator Accounts 442

        Understanding the Clean Account 443

        Understanding Standard User Accounts 443

        Understanding Managed Accounts 443

        Understanding the Guest Account 443

        Understanding Sharing Only  Accounts 444

        Understanding the Root Account 444

        Understanding User Groups 444

    Creating and Configuring User Accounts 444

        Creating User Accounts 445

        Configuring User Accounts 448

        Enabling the Guest Account 454

        Creating a Sharing Only Account 455

        Creating Groups of Users 455

        Resetting Your Password If You Forget Your Administrator Password 456

    Logging Out and Configuring Login Options 457

        Configuring Automatic Login 457

        Controlling How User Accounts Appear in the Login Window 458

        Hiding the Sleep, Restart, and Shut Down Buttons 459

        Enabling and Using Fast User Switching 459

    Enabling the Root User Account 461

  22  Managing Your Desktop with Exposé and Spaces 465

    Taking Control of Your Desktop 465

    Managing Your Running Applications 466

        Switching Between Running Applications and Windows 466

        Hiding a Running Application 468

    Managing Open Windows with Exposé 468

        Using Exposé 468

        Configuring Exposé 470

    Creating, Using, and Managing Spaces 471

        Enabling and Building Spaces 471

        Using and Managing Spaces 474

  23  Managing and Using Fonts 477

    Understanding the Architecture of Characters 477

        Typefaces 478

        Type Size 480

        Type Style 480

        Character Spacing 480

    Installing and Managing Mac OS X Fonts 481

        Understanding Mac OS X Fonts 481

        Configuring Fonts with the Font Book 482

        Working with Font Libraries 482

        Working with Font Collections 483

        Configuring the Font Book Window 485

        Installing Fonts with the Font Book 485

    Using the Fonts Panel 485

        Previewing Fonts 487

        Using Font Favorites 487

        Creating or Removing Font Collections 488

        Applying Effects to Fonts 488

        Editing the Sizes That Appear  on the Size Pane 490

        Applying Typography Effects to Fonts 491

    Working with the Character Viewer 491

        Opening the Character Viewer from the Fonts Panel 492

        Installing the Character Viewer on the Finder Menu Bar 492

        Using the Character Viewer 493

  24  Making Your Mac Accessible to Everyone 495

    Understanding Universal Access 495

    Configuring and Using Seeing Assistance 496

        Understanding and Using VoiceOver 496

        Understanding and Using Zoom 504

        Understanding and Using Display Options 506

    Configuring and Using Hearing Assistance 506

    Configuring Keyboard Assistance 507

    Configuring and Using Mouse Assistance 508

    Configuring and Using Speech Recognition 509

        Configuring Your Mac for  Voice Control 509

        Using Speech Recognition 512

        Using Text to Speech 513

  25  Making Your Mac Do the Work for You with Automator 515

    Getting to Know Automator 515

        Understanding Automator’s Workflows 515

        Understanding the Automator Utility 516

        Knowing When to Automate Tasks 518

        Understanding Actions That Are Supported by Automator 518

        Understanding Action Inputs and Outputs 520

        Understanding Variables That Are Supported by Automator 520

    Creating Your Own Workflows 521

        Designing a Workflow 521

        Building a Workflow Manually 521

        Recording a Workflow 522

        Testing and Editing a Workflow 522

        Saving a Workflow as an Application 523

    Learning How to Automate Your Mac by Example 523

        Opening Websites 523

        Sending Files via Email 526

  26  Working with the Mac OS X Command Line 531

    Using the Unix Command Line with Mac OS X 531

        Running Terminal 532

        Understanding Shells 533

        Understanding Unix Command Structure 533

        Understanding Unix Applications 535

        Understanding Shell Scripts 535

        Understanding Unix Flavors 536

    Learning Unix by Example 536

        Learning About the Environment 536

        Viewing the Contents of Directories 537

        Changing the Contents of Directories 539

        Using the Manual 540

        Using Superuser Commands 541

        Killing a Process 542

    Working with Basic Unix Applications 544

        Editing Text with vi 544

        Compressing, Uncompressing, and Extracting Files 545

    Unix Resources 546

        Using Terminal Keyboard Shortcuts 546

        Learning Unix 547

  27  Using the Mac OS X Notebook Features 549

    Using Mac OS X on a Mobile Computer 549

    Managing Your Mobile Mac’s Power 549

        Monitoring Battery Status 549

        Using the Battery Status Menu 550

        Maximizing Battery Life 551

        Configuring Power Use 552

    Controlling Your Mobile Mac with Function Keys 554

    Using and Configuring the Trackpad 555

    Configuring and Using Locations 557

        Creating a New Location 557

        Changing Your Mac’s Location 559

        Editing or Deleting Locations 559

    Keeping Your Files in Sync 560

  28  Working with Dashboard and Widgets 561

    Using Dashboard and Widgets 561

        Activating and Deactivating Dashboard 561

        Configuring the Widgets That Open When You Activate Dashboard 562

        Using and Customizing Useful Widgets 564

    Configuring Widgets 571

    Configuring Dashboard 571

        Setting Dashboard’s Hot Key and Active Screen Corner 572

        Removing Widgets from Dashboard 572

    Finding and Installing More Widgets 572

        Building Your Own Widgets with Web Clips 573

        Finding and Downloading Widgets 575

        Installing Third-Party Widgets 575

  29  Running Windows and Windows Applications 577

    Choosing How to Run Windows on a Mac 577

        Understanding Boot Camp 578

        Understanding Virtualization Software 578

    Using Boot Camp to Run Windows on a Mac 579

        Running the Boot Camp Assistant and Installing Windows 579

        Switching Between Mac OS X and Windows 583

        Reinstating Mac OS X as the Default OS 584

    Using Parallels Desktop for Mac to Run Windows Virtually on a Mac 584

        Installing Parallels Desktop 585

        Configuring a Virtual Machine and Installing Windows 585

        Running Windows 589

    Protecting Windows on a Mac from Attack 590

    V  Working with Devices in Mac OS X

  30  Working with Mice, Keyboards, and Other Input Devices 591

    Choosing an Input Device 591

    Choosing, Installing, and Configuring a Keyboard 592

        Choosing and Installing a Keyboard 592

        Configuring a Keyboard 593

        Configuring Keyboard Shortcuts 594

        Configuring Your Keyboard’s Language Settings and the Input Menu 595

    Choosing, Installing, and Configuring a Mouse 597

        Choosing and Installing a Mouse 597

        Configuring a Mouse 598

    Choosing, Installing, and Using a Trackball 600

    Choosing, Installing, and Using Bluetooth Devices 601

        Preparing for Bluetooth 601

        Configuring Bluetooth on Your Mac 603

        Installing a New Bluetooth Device 605

        Working with Bluetooth Devices 606

    Getting the Most from Keyboard Shortcuts 606

        Using Keyboard Navigation 607

        Adding Keyboard Shortcuts for Application Commands 609

  31  Working with Your Mac’s Display 611

    Getting the Most out of Your Mac’s Displays 611

    Configuring a Mac’s Display 612

        Configuring Resolution 612

        Configuring Color Depth 613

        Configuring Rotation and Brightness 613

        Using the Displays Menu in the Menu Bar 614

    Setting Up and Using Multiple Displays 614

        Installing a Display 615

        Working with Two (or More) Displays 619

    Synchronizing Color Among Devices 622

        Configuring ColorSync 623

        Using ColorSync 624

  32  Working with Your Mac’s Sound 625

    Understanding Mac Audio 625

    Understanding Audio Output Options 625

    Choosing Speakers 626

    Installing Speakers 627

        Installing Analog Speakers 627

        Installing Digital Speakers Using the Mac’s mini-Toslink Digital Audio Out Port 627

        Installing Digital Speakers with a Mac Pro 627

        Installing Digital Speakers Using USB 628

        Installing Digital Speakers Using a PCI Express Card (Mac Pro) 628

    Understanding Audio Input Options 628

    Controlling a Mac’s Audio 629

        Configuring Sound Effects 630

        Controlling Sound Output 631

        Controlling Sound Input 631

    Installing Additional Alert Sounds 632

  33  Installing, Configuring, and Using Printers 635

    Finding, Installing, and Using Printers 635

    Configuring Printers 636

        Configuring a Local USB Printer 636

        Configuring a Network Printer 638

        Configuring Other Types of Printers 640

    Managing Printers 641

    Working with Shared Printers 642

        Sharing a Printer Connected to Your Mac 643

        Adding Shared Printers to Your Mac 643

    Printing Under Mac OS X 644

    Sending Faxes with Mac OS X 647

        Receiving Faxes on Your Mac 648

        Sending Faxes from Your Mac 649

    Creating a PDF File 649

  34  Using Data Storage Devices 653

    Using Disks and Discs 653

    Installing and Using a Hard Drive 654

        Installing an ExternalHard Drive 654

        Installing an Internal Hard Drive 654

        Initializing and Partitioning a Hard Drive 656

    Working with Optical Discs 660

        Assessing Your Mac’s Disc Drive 660

        Configuring Disc Actions 661

    Burning Discs from the Finder 663

    Burning CDs/DVDs with Disk Utility 665

        Creating a Disk Image to Burn 666

        Burning a Single Disk Image on CD or DVD 667

        Burning a Folder on CD or DVD 669

        Burning a Volume on CD or DVD 670

   VI  Maintaining, Protecting, and Repairing Your Mac

  35  Maintaining Your Mac 671

    Basic Mac Maintenance 671

    Using Software Update to Maintain Your System Software 672

        Configuring Software Update 672

        Working with Software Update 673

    Maintaining Your Disk Drives 675

        Checking and Repairing Disks with Disk Utility 675

        Erasing Disks with Disk Utility 679

        Enabling Journaling with Disk Utility 680

        Defragmenting and Optimizing Your Hard Disks 681

        Cleaning Up Your Drives 682

    Maintaining Alternative Startup Volumes 683

    Maintaining Your Applications 684

    Building and Maintaining a Mac Toolkit 685

    Going Further with Disk Utility 686

  36  Backing Up Your Mac 689

    Backing Up Your System 689

    Defining a Backup Strategy 690

    Backing Up Your Mac with Time Machine 692

        Configuring Time Machine 692

        Restoring Files with Time Machine 694

        Managing Your Time Machine Backups 698

    Backing Up Your Mac with Apple’s Backup 698

        Obtaining and Installing Backup 699

        Configuring Backups with Backup 699

        Backing Up with Backup 702

        Restoring Files with Backup 702

    Using a Backup System 703

  37  Securing Your Mac 705

    Making Your Mac More Secure 705

        Securing Your Mac with User  Accounts 706

        Securing Your Mac with Privileges 706

    Securing Your Mac with the Security Pane 706

        Securing Your Mac with FileVault 707

        Securing Your Mac with the Mac OS X Firewall 709

        Securing Your Mac with Security Settings 711

    Securing Your Mac by Removing Trash Securely 712

    Securing Your Mac with Keychains 712

        Viewing and Configuring Your Keychains and Keychain Items 714

        Adding Items to a Keychain 716

        Adding a Keychain 718

        Using Keychains 718

        Going Further with Keychains 719

    Defending Your Mac from Internet Attacks 720

        Defending Your Mac from Virus Attacks 720

        Defending Your Mac Against Internet Hackers 723

    Using Parental Controls to Safeguard a Mac 724

        Using Parental Controls to Limit a User’s Access to the Mac 724

        Limiting the Web and Dictionary Content Your Mac’s Users Can Access 726

        Limiting Email and Chat Access of Others to Your Mac’s Users 728

        Viewing Logs of User Activity 730

  38  Solving Mac Problems 733

    Handling Mac Problems 733

    Understanding the Causes of Problems 734

        User Error 734

        Bugs 735

        Conflicting Software 735

        Attacks on Your System 735

        Hardware Failures 736

    Preventing Problems 736

    Assessing Your Mac 737

        Using System Profiler to Create a System Profile 737

        Using Activity Monitor to Understand and Manage Processes 743

        Using the Activity Monitor to Monitor System Activity 746

        Viewing System Activity with Top 749

        Using the Console to View Logs 751

    Solving Problems 753

        Implementing a Workaround 754

        Troubleshooting and Describing Your Problem 754

        Fixing Problems Yourself 756

    Getting Help for Your Problem 760

TOC, 9780789742292, 8/31/09


Product Details

Mcfedries, Paul
McFedries, Paul
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Operating systems (computers)
Macintosh (Computer) -- Programming.
Operating Systems - Windows
Operating Systems - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
In Depth
Publication Date:
September 2009
Grade Level:
9.02 x 7 x 1.586 in 1236 gr

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