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Discover OS X Lion and unleash the power of your Mac
Ready to roar with your Mac running OS X Lion? Whether you just got your first Mac or recently upgraded, the Mac's newest operating system will make your life easier in amazing new ways. With this handy guide from Mac expert Bob LeVitus, you'll have your Lion jumping through hoops in no time!
Make friends with Lion — explore the Desktop, menus, windows, and icons, and perform basic tasks
Herd all your cats — organize your files and use the free iCal, Address Book, and Mail to manage your contacts, calendar, and e-mail
Get purrfectly connected — set up your Internet connection, surf with Safari, and import your media to iTunes and iPhoto
Be productive — set up a network; create, share, and print documents; and keep your Mac safe and sound
Your very own Time Machine — discover how easy it is to back up and restore important information automatically using Lion'sTime Machine
Open the book and find:
How to set up your keyboard, mouse, and other hardware
Tips for navigating with Multi-Touch Gestures
How to work at warp speed with Mission Control and Launchpad
Details about running Windows on your Mac
How iCal helps you manage appointments and projects
Simple steps for networking your Macs
Maintenance and troubleshooting solutions for your Mac
Work with the Dock, Launchpad, and Mission Control
Go online, set up your e-mail, and surf the Web with Safari
Enjoy music, movies, DVDs, and digital photos on your Mac
- What the book covers: the key features of the software including Mac OS X basics, touring the Finder and its Desktop, customizing Mac OS X, putting widgets on the Dashboard, getting to know the Dock, setting Finder preferences, organizing and managing files and folders, searching with Spotlight, working with Spaces, organizing events and to-do’s with iCal, browsing the web with Safari, mastering e-mail with Mail, using iTunes, watching movies with DVD player, creating documents with TextEdit, connecting a printer and printing documents, setting up a network and sharing your Mac, backing up your system with Time Machine, troubleshooting solutions for your Mac, and more.
- Updated coverage of the new version: Revised throughout to cover the latest updates and enhancements made to Mac OS X. This new version will have will have approximately 35-45% new content and be richly illustrated in FULL COLOR for the first time ever.
- Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than nineteen years.
The bestselling Mac guide, updated for the latest Mac OS and now in full color
Mac OS X Lion represents a new era in the Mac operating system. This friendly guide to Macs has sold more than 550,000 copies in previous editions. Now fully updated for the latest Mac OS, it provides everything new Mac users and users upgrading to OS X Lion need to know, richly illustrated with full-color screen shots to make learning even easier.A bestseller in previous editions, this new Mac guide features full-color illustrations and everything users need to know to get up and running with the newest operating system, OS X LionCovers using the Finder, customizing Lion, adding widgets to the Dashboard, organizing and managing files and folders, searching with Spotlight, and working with SpacesExplores browsing the Web with Safari, using Apple Mail and iCal, connecting a printer, performing backups with Time Machine, troubleshooting, and setting up a networkGets you up and running with iTunes, iDVD, and the other digital lifestyle applications
Popular author Bob Dr. Mac LeVitus provides everything you need to know to get going with Mac OS X Lion in this easy-to-use, colorful guide.
The bestselling Mac guide, updated for the latest Mac OS X and now in full color!
Mac OS X Lion represents a new era in the Mac operating system. This friendly guide is fully updated for the latest Mac OS X and provides everything new Mac users and users upgrading to Mac OS X Lion need to know. A bestseller in previous editions, Mac OS X Lion For Dummies covers all the cool stuff and prepares you for the quirks. So whether it's your first Mac or just an OS upgrade, you'll learn to tame your Lion with the expert advice of Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus and Dummies.
- Covers using the Finder, customizing Lion, adding widgets to the Dashboard, organizing and managing files and folders, searching with Spotlight, and working with Spaces
- Explores browsing the web with Safari, using Apple Mail and iCal, connecting a printer, performing backups with Time Machine, troubleshooting, and setting up a network
- Walks readers through the new features of Mac OS X Lion, including FaceTime, Photo Booth, Launchpad, Mission Control, Full-screen apps, and more
- Gets you up and running with iTunes, downloading fun apps from the Mac App Store, and staying entertained with videos, photos, and other multimedia
You'll make your Lion roar with the friendly advice in Mac OS X Lion For Dummies.
About the Author
Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is among the world's leading authorities on the iPad, iPhone, and Mac OS X. He's been one of the Mac community's most trusted gurus for almost 20 years and has written or cowritten more than 60 books. He is also a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and The Mac Observer.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introducing OS X Lion: The Basics 7
Chapter 1: Mac OS X Lion 101 (Prerequisites: None) 9
Chapter 2: The Desktop and Windows and Menus (Oh, My)! 23
Chapter 3: Have It Your Way 45
Chapter 4: What’s Up, Dock? 69
Chapter 5: The Finder and Its Desktop 89
Part II: Lion Taming (Or "Organization for Smart People") 121
Chapter 6: The Care and Feeding of Files and Folders 123
Chapter 7: Timesaving Tools 165
Chapter 8: Dealing with Disks 183
Chapter 9: Organizing Your Life 195
Part III: Do Unto Lion: Getting Things Done 207
Chapter 10: Internet-Working 209
Chapter 11: E-Mail Made Easy 233
Chapter 12: The Musical Mac 257
Chapter 13: The Multimedia Mac 275
Chapter 14: Words and Letters 285
Part IV: Making This Lion Your Very Own 295
Chapter 15: Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing 297
Chapter 16: Sharing Your Mac and Liking It 315
Chapter 17: Features for the Way You Work 351
Part V: The Care and Feeding of Your Lion 373
Chapter 18: Safety First: Backups and Other Security Issues 375
Chapter 19: Utility Chest 393
Chapter 20: Troubleshooting Mac OS X 407
Part VI: The Part of Tens 419
Chapter 21: Almost Ten Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience 421
Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Make Your Mac Better by Throwing Money at It 431
Chapter 23: Ten (Or So) Great Websites for Mac Freaks 437
Appendix: Installing or Reinstalling Mac OS X Lion (Only If You Have To) 445