Synopses & Reviews
No matter how much Mac experience you have, Mac OS X Leopard requires that you get reacquainted. This little guide is packed with more than 300 tips and techniques to help you do just that. You get all details you need to learn Leopard's new features, configure your system, and get the most out of your Mac. Pronto.
Mac OS X Leopard Pocket Guide offers an easy-to-read format for users of all levels. If you're a Mac newcomer, there's a Survival Guide that explains how to adapt, and a chapter on Mac OS X's key features. Experienced Mac users can go right to the heart of Leopard with chapters on system preferences, applications and utilities, and configuring. In all, plenty of tables, concise descriptions, and step-by-step instructions explain:
- What's new in Leopard, including the Time Machine
- How to use Leopard's totally revamped Finder
- All about Spaces and how to quickly flip between them
- How to search for and find things with Spotlight
- How to use Leopard's enhanced Parental Controls
- Handy keyboard shortcuts to help you be more efficient
- Quick tips for setting up and configuring your Mac to make it your own
If you're ready to tame Apple's new cat, this is the guide you want.
About the Author
Chuck Toporek cut his teeth on a Mac II system when he got his first job in publishing in 1988, and has been using them ever since. Chuck is a senior editor in charge of the Mac OS X/Apple Developer Connection (ADC) series for O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. He is also the author/editor of the Mac OS X Panther Pocket Guide, co-author of Mac OS X in a Nutshell, and author of the upcoming title, Inside .Mac.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Conventions Used in This Book; Safari® Books Online; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: What's New in Leopard?; 1.1 Cool New Features in Leopard; Chapter 2: Mac OS X Survival Guide; 2.1 Your User Account; 2.2 Security; 2.3 Force Quitting Applications; 2.4 Relaunching the Finder; 2.5 Keyboard Shortcuts; Chapter 3: Mac OS X Basics; 3.1 The Menu Bar; 3.2 Window Controls; 3.3 The Dock; 3.4 Trash; 3.5 The Finder; 3.6 Creating New Folders; 3.7 The Services Menu; 3.8 Exposé; 3.9 The Dashboard; 3.10 Spotlight; 3.11 Get Info and File Permissions; Chapter 4: System Preferences; 4.1 Searching for Preferences; 4.2 System Preferences Overview; Chapter 5: Applications and Utilities; 5.1 Applications; 5.2 Utilities; Chapter 6: Configuring Your Mac; 6.1 AirPort and Wireless Networking; 6.2 Customizing the System; 6.3 Files and Folders; 6.4 Fonts and Font Management; 6.5 .Mac; 6.6 Mail.app; 6.7 Maintenance and Troubleshooting; 6.8 Networking; 6.9 Obtaining Information About the System; 6.10 Printer Configuration and Printing; 6.11 Spotlight and Searching for Files; 6.12 Safari and the Internet; Chapter 7: Special Characters;