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With Leopard, Apple has unleashed the greatest version of Mac OS X yet, and David Pogue is back with another meticulous Missing Manual to cover the operating system with a wealth of detail. The new Mac OS X 10.5, better known as Leopard, is faster than its predecessors, but nothing's too fast for Pogue and this Missing Manual. It's just one of reasons this is the most popular computer book of all time.
Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition is the authoritative book for Mac users of all technical levels and experience. If you're new to the Mac, this book gives you a crystal-clear, jargon-free introduction to the Dock, the Mac OS X folder structure, and the Mail application. There are also mini-manuals on iLife applications such as iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto, and a tutorial for Safari, Mac's web browser.
This Missing Manual is amusing and fun to read, but Pogue doesn't take his subject lightly. Which new Leopard features work well and which do not? What should you look for? What should you avoid? Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition offers an objective and straightforward instruction for using:
- Leopard's totally revamped Finder
- Spaces to group your windows and organize your Mac tasks
- Quick Look to view files before you open them
- The Time Machine, Leopard's new backup feature
- Spotlight to search for and find anything in your Mac
- Front Row, a new way to enjoy music, photos, and videos
- Enhanced Parental Controls that come with Leopard
- Quick tips for setting up and configuring your Mac to make it your own
There's something new on practically every page of this new edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Mac's brought a new cat to town and Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition
is a great new way to tame it.
About the Author
David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.
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 and DVDs; 9.7 Date and Time; 9.8 Desktop and Screen Saver; 9.9 Displays; 9.10 Dock; 9.11 Energy Saver; 9.12 Exposé and Spaces; 9.13 International; 9.14 Keyboard and Mouse; 9.15 Network; 9.16 Parental Controls; 9.17 Print and 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; Chapter 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 and 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;