Synopses & Reviews
Apple says that Mac OS X 10.3 introduces 150 new features--but that's not really true. In fact, "Panther" includes many more than that. It's faster, more polished, and much more efficient. But it still comes without a manual.With 300,000 copies in print, the first two versions of this book became industry bestsellers. Now David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to this completely rewritten, greatly expanded edition. It covers:
- Getting started. The early chapters demystify the Dock, windows, and the unfamiliar Mac OS X folder structure--an ideal introduction.
- New technologies. Mac OS X 10.3 brings breakthroughs in window management (Expose, the Sidebar); security (File Vault, Secure Empty Trash); and productivity (faxing, Fast User Switching).
- Bonus software. Panther comes with over 50 free programs--and this book gives you expertise in all of them. This beefed-up edition includes all-new mini-manuals on iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto, iChat AV, and Safari.
- Basics of Unix. You can completely ignore Panther's Unix core. But if the command line intrigues you, this book offers a gentle introduction.
- Finding familiar features. Two "Where'd It Go?" Dictionaries make it easy for Mac OS 9 and Windows refugees to look up a traditional feature--and find out where it went in Mac OS X 10.3.
As always, Mac OS X: The Missing Manual
offers warm, witty writing, and bursts with the shortcuts, surprises, and design touches that make the Mac the most passionately championed computer in the world.
This title offers detail on the all of the changes in Apple's Mac OS X 10. 3, aka "Panther". This edition covers everything from the all-new Finder to iChat AV-Apple's exciting tool for video conferencing. The book also deals with features under the hood, such as the Terminal and networking tools.
About the Author
David Pogue, Yale '85, is the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. With nearly 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors, having written or co-written seven books in the "for Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music), along with several computer-humor books and a technothriller, "Hard Drive" (a New York Times "notable book of the year"). Pogue is also the creator and primary author of the Missing Manual series of complete, funny computer books, a joint venture with O'Reilly & Associates. Titles in the series include Mac OS X, Windows XP, iPod, Microsoft Office, iPhoto, Dreamweaver, iMovie 2, and many others. His Web page is www.davidpogue.com, and his email address is email@example.com.
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgments; Introduction; What's New in Panther; About This Book; About These Arrows; The Very Basics; 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 Three Window Views; 1.4 Icon View; 1.5 List View; 1.6 Column View; 1.7 Logging Out, Shutting Down; 1.8 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 Aliases: Icons in Two Places at Once; 2.6 Color Labels; 2.7 The Trash; 2.8 Get Info; 2.9 Finding Files 1: The Search Bar; 2.10 Finding Files 2: The Find Window; Chapter 3: Dock, Desktop, and Toolbar; 3.1 The Dock; 3.2 Setting Up the Dock; 3.3 Using the Dock; 3.4 The Finder Toolbar; 3.5 Designing Your Desktop; 3.6 Menulets: The Missing Manual; Applications in Mac OS X; Chapter 4: Programs and Documents; 4.1 Launching Mac OS X Programs; 4.2 The "Heads-Up" Program Switcher; 4.3 Exposé: Death to Window Clutter; 4.4 Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Way; 4.5 How Documents Know Their Parents; 4.6 Keyboard Control; 4.7 The Save and Open Dialog Boxes; 4.8 Three Kinds of Programs: Cocoa, Carbon, Classic; 4.9 The Cocoa Difference; 4.10 Installing Mac OS X Programs; Chapter 5: Back to Mac OS 9; 5.1 Two Roads to Mac OS 9; 5.2 Classic: Mac OS 9 on Mac OS X; 5.3 Restarting in Mac OS 9; 5.4 Three Tricks for Faster Switching; Chapter 6: Moving Data; 6.1 Moving Data Between Documents; 6.2 Exchanging Data with Other Macs; 6.3 Exchanging Data with Windows PCs; Chapter 7: AppleScript; 7.1 Running Ready-Made AppleScripts; 7.2 Creating Your Own AppleScripts; 7.3 Recording Scripts in "Watch Me" Mode; 7.4 Saving a Script; 7.5 Writing Commands by Hand; 7.6 Folder Actions; 7.7 Advanced AppleScript; The Components of Mac OS X; Chapter 8: System Preferences; 8.1 The System Preferences Window; 8.2 .Mac; 8.3 Accounts; 8.4 Appearance; 8.5 Bluetooth; 8.6 CDs and DVDs; 8.7 Classic; 8.8 Date and Time; 8.9 Desktop and Screen Saver; 8.10 Displays; 8.11 Dock; 8.12 Energy Saver; 8.13 Exposé; 8.14 International; 8.15 Keyboard and Mouse; 8.16 Network; 8.17 Print and Fax; 8.18 QuickTime; 8.19 Security; 8.20 Sharing; 8.21 Software Update; 8.22 Sound; 8.23 Speech; 8.24 Startup Disk; 8.25 Universal Access; Chapter 9: The Free Programs; 9.1 Your Free Mac OS X Programs; 9.2 Address Book; 9.3 AppleScript; 9.4 Calculator; 9.5 Chess; 9.6 DVD Player; 9.7 Font Book; 9.8 iCal, iChat, iSync; 9.9 iDVD 3; 9.10 Image Capture; 9.11 iMovie; 9.12 Internet Connect; 9.13 Internet Explorer; 9.14 iPhoto; 9.15 iSync; 9.16 iTunes; 9.17 Mail; 9.18 Preview; 9.19 QuickTime Player; 9.20 Safari; 9.21 Sherlock; 9.22 Stickies; 9.23 System Preferences; 9.24 TextEdit; 9.25 Utilities: Your Mac OS X Toolbox; Chapter 10: CDs, DVDs, and iTunes; 10.1 How the Mac Does Disks; 10.2 Burning CDs and DVDs; 10.3 iTunes: The Digital Jukebox; 10.4 DVD Movies; The Technologies of Mac OS X; Chapter 11: Security and Accounts; 11.1 Introducing Accounts; 11.2 Administrator vs. Standard Accounts; 11.3 Creating an Account; 11.4 Setting Up the Login/Logout Process; 11.5 Signing In; 11.6 Logging Out; 11.7 Fast User Switching; 11.8 The Root Account; Chapter 12: Networking; 12.1 Wiring the Network; 12.2 File Sharing; 12.3 Networking with Windows; 12.4 Managing Groups; 12.5 Dialing In from the Road; 12.6 Forgettable Passwords: The Keychain; Chapter 13: Printing, Faxing, Fonts, and Graphics; 13.1 Mac Meets Printer; 13.2 Making the Printout; 13.3 Managing Printouts; 13.4 Printer Sharing; 13.5 Faxing; 13.6 PDF Files; 13.7 Fonts--and Font Book; 13.8 Font Fuzziness on the Screen; 13.9 ColorSync; 13.10 Graphics in Mac OS X; 13.11 Screen-Capture Keystrokes; Chapter 14: Sound, Movies, Speech, and Handwriting; 14.1 Playing Sounds; 14.2 Recording Sound; 14.3 QuickTime Movies; 14.4 Speech Recognition; 14.5 The Mac Talks Back; 14.6 Ink: Handwriting Recognition; Chapter 15: Terminal: Doorway to Unix; 15.1 Terminal; 15.2 Navigating in Unix; 15.3 Working with Files and Directories; 15.4 Online Help; 15.5 Terminal's Window Preferences; 15.6 Terminal Tips and Tricks; 15.7 Double-Clickable Unix Tools; Chapter 16: Fun with Unix; 16.1 Changing Permissions with Terminal; 16.2 Enabling the Root Account; 16.3 Nine Useful Unix Utilities; 16.4 Where to Go from Here; 16.5 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; Mac OS X Online; Chapter 18: Internet Setup, Firewall, and .Mac; 18.1 The Best News You've Heard All Day; 18.2 Connecting by Dial-up Modem; 18.3 Broadband Connections; 18.4 AirPort Networks; 18.5 The Firewall; 18.6 Switching Locations; 18.7 Multihoming; 18.8 Internet Sharing; 18.9 .Mac Services; 18.10 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 Reading Email; 19.5 The Anti-Spam Toolkit; 19.6 Address Book; Chapter 20: Panther's Internet Software Suite; 20.1 Sherlock; 20.2 iChat AV; 20.3 iCal; 20.4 iSync; 20.5 Safari; Chapter 21: SSH, FTP, VPN, and Web Sharing; 21.1 Web Sharing; 21.2 FTP; 21.3 Connecting from the Road; 21.4 Remote Access with SSH; 21.5 Virtual Private Networking; Appendices; Installing Mac OS X 10.3; Getting Ready to Install; Four Kinds of Installation; The Basic Installation; The Upgrade Installation; The Clean Install; The Setup Assistant; Uninstalling Mac OS X 10.3; Troubleshooting; Problems That Aren't Problems; Minor Eccentric Behavior; Frozen Programs (Force Quitting); The Wrong Program Opens; Can't Empty the Trash; Can't Move or Rename an Icon; Application Won't Open; Startup Problems; Fixing the Disk; Where to Get Troubleshooting Help; The "Where'd It Go?" Dictionary (Mac Version); ~ATM control panel; Appearance control panel; Apple DVD Player; Apple Extras; Apple () menu; Apple Menu Options control panel; AppleCD Audio Player; AppleScript; AppleTalk control panel; Application menu; Audio CD AutoPlay; Balloon Help; Battery Level; Button View; Chooser; Clean Up command; Click-and-a-half; CloseView; -Drag to scroll an icon-view window; Shift--3, Shift--4; Collapse box; ColorSync control panel; Contextual Menu Items folder; Control panels; Control Strip control panel; Date and Time control panel; Desktop clippings; Desktop printers; Dial Assist control panel; Disk First Aid; Disk icons; Draggable window edges; Drive Setup; Edit menu; Eject; Empty Trash; Encrypt; Energy Saver control panel; Erase Disk; Extensions; Extensions Manager control panel; Favorites; File Exchange control panel; File menu; File Sharing control panel; File Synchronization control panel; Find Similar Files; Finder (the application); Finder Preferences; Fonts folder; FontSync; Force quitting; General Controls control panel; Get Info; Graphing Calculator; Grid Spacing; Help menu; Hide commands; Info Strip; Infrared control panel; Internet control panel; Internet Utilities; iTunes; Key Caps; Keyboard control panel; Keychain Access control panel; Label command; Launcher control panel; Location Manager; Locked; Mac Help; Mac OS Runtime for Java; Map control panel; Memory control panel; Modem control panel; Monitors control panel; Mouse control panel; Multiple Users control panel; New Folder command; Note Pad; Numbers control panel; Open Transport; Picture 1, Picture 2...; Pop-up windows; Preferences folder; PrintMonitor; Put Away command; QuickTime Settings control panel; Quit command; Remote Access; Reset Column Positions; Restart; Script Editor; Scripting Additions; Search Internet; Security; Select New Original; Set to Standard Views; Sherlock; Show All; Show Clipboard; Show warning before emptying Trash; Shut Down; Shutdown Items; Simple Finder; SimpleSound; SimpleText; Size box; Sleep; Smart scrolling; Software Update control panel; Sorting triangle; Sound control panel; Special menu; Speech control panel; Spring-loaded folders; Startup Disk control panel; Startup Items; Stationery Pad; Stickies; Systemfile; System Folder; TCP/IP control panel; TCP/IP, AppleTalk; Text control panel; Trackpad; USB Printer Sharing; View menu; View Options; Warn before emptying; Web Pages folder; Web Sharing control panel; Window collapsing; Zoom box; The "Where'd It Go?" Dictionary (Windows Version); 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; Where to Go From Here; Web Sites; Free Email Newsletters; Advanced Books, Programming Books; The Master Mac OS X Secret Keystroke List; Startup Keystrokes; In the Finder; Power Keys; Managing Programs; Colophon;