Synopses & Reviews
This updated edition of David Pogue's immensely popular Mac guidebook offers a wealth of detail on Apple's newest operating system. Snow Leopard is faster and more reliable than earlier Mac OSX versions, and no one is more reliable at bringing you up to speed than David Pogue.
The most authoritative book for Mac users of all technical levels and experience, this Missing Manual is amusing and fun to read, but Pogue doesn't take his subject lightly. Which features work well and which don't? What should you look for? What should you avoid? You get all the answers with crystal-clear, jargon-free introductions to:
The Dock, the Mac OS X folder structure, and Mail -- all faster and with new Snow Leopard-only features iLife apps such as iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto -- each with its own mini-manual Safari 4, the latest and best-performing Mac web browser QuickTime X, the new multimedia player that lets you trim and share clips to YouTube, MobileMe, and iTunes Snow Leopard's new support for Microsoft Exchange, and how you can best use it Features such as Spaces for organizing tasks, and Time Machine for backups Quick tips for setting up and configuring your Mac to make it distinctive
There's something new on practically every page of this edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. No wonder it continues to be one of the most popular computer books of all time.
For a company that promised to "put a pause on new features," Apple sure has been busy there's barely a feature left untouched in Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard." There's more speed, more polish, more refinement but still no manual. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the humor and expertise that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for eight years straight. You get all the answers with jargon-free introductions to:
- Big-ticket changes. A 64-bit overhaul. Faster everything. A rewritten Finder. Microsoft Exchange compatibility. All-new QuickTime Player. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it.
- Snow Leopard Spots. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, iChat, Preview, Time Machine.
- Shortcuts. This must be the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page.
- Power usage. Security, networking, build-your-own Services, file sharing with Windows, even Mac OS X's Unix chassis this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear.
The latest update of Pogue's immensely popular Mac manual offers a wealth of detail on Apple's latest Mac OS X operating system known as Snow Leopard.
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. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "For Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). 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; Introduction; Introduction; About This Book; The Very Basics; Part One: 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 Aliases: Icons in Two Places at Once; 2.6 Color Labels; 2.7 The Trash; 2.8 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 Two: 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) and Rosetta; 5.12 Installing Mac OS X Programs; 5.13 Dashboard; 5.14 Web Clips: Make Your Own Widgets; Chapter 6: Entering Data, Moving Data, and Time Machine; 6.1 The Macintosh Keyboard; 6.2 Notes on Right-Clicking; 6.3 Power Typing in Snow Leopard; 6.4 The Many Languages of Mac OS X Text; 6.5 Data Detectors; 6.6 Moving Data Between Documents; 6.7 Exchanging Data with Other Macs; 6.8 Exchanging Data with Windows PCs; 6.9 Time Machine; Chapter 7: Services, Automator, and AppleScript; 7.1 Services; 7.2 Automator; 7.3 Building Your Own Workflow; 7.4 Doing More with Automator; 7.5 AppleScript; Chapter 8: Windows on Macintosh; 8.1 Boot Camp; 8.2 Windows in a Window; 8.3 Life with Microsoft Exchange; Part Three: The Components of Mac OS X; Chapter 9: System Preferences; 9.1 The System Preferences Window; 9.2 Accounts; 9.3 Appearance; 9.4 Bluetooth; 9.5 CDs and DVDs; 9.6 Date and Time; 9.7 Desktop and Screen Saver; 9.8 Displays; 9.9 Dock; 9.10 Energy Saver; 9.11 Exposé and Spaces; 9.12 Keyboard; 9.13 Language and Text; 9.14 MobileMe; 9.15 Mouse; 9.16 Network; 9.17 Parental Controls; 9.18 Print and Fax; 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 Trackpad; 9.28 Universal Access; Chapter 10: The Free Programs; 10.1 Your Free Mac OS X Programs; 10.2 Address Book; 10.3 Automator; 10.4 Calculator; 10.5 Chess; 10.6 Dashboard; 10.7 Dictionary; 10.8 DVD Player; 10.9 Font Book; 10.10 Front Row; 10.11 GarageBand; 10.12 iCal; 10.13 iChat; 10.14 iDVD; 10.15 Image Capture; 10.16 iMovie, iPhoto; 10.17 iSync; 10.18 iTunes; 10.19 Mail; 10.20 Photo Booth; 10.21 Preview; 10.22 QuickTime Player; 10.23 Safari; 10.24 Stickies; 10.25 System Preferences; 10.26 TextEdit; 10.27 Time Machine; 10.28 Utilities: Your Mac OS X Toolbox; Chapter 11: CDs, DVDs, and iTunes; 11.1 Disks Today; 11.2 Disks In, Disks Out; 11.3 Startup Disks; 11.4 Burning CDs and DVDs; 11.5 iTunes: The Digital Jukebox; 11.6 DVD Movies; Part Four: 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 Five 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 Five: Mac OS Online; Chapter 18: Internet Setup and MobileMe; 18.1 The Best News You've Heard All Day; 18.2 Network Central--and Multihoming; 18.3 Broadband Connections; 18.4 Cellular Modems; 18.5 Dial-up Modem Connections; 18.6 Switching Locations; 18.7 Internet Sharing; 18.8 MobileMe; 18.9 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 Tips for Better Surfing; 20.3 Tabbed Browsing; 20.4 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 Six: Appendixes; Installing Mac OS X 10.6; Getting Ready to Install; Two Kinds of Installation; The Automatic Installation; The Erase and Install Option; The Setup Assistant; Uninstalling Mac OS X 10.6; 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; The Windows-to-Mac Dictionary; About [this program]; Where to Go from Here; Web Sites; Free Email Newsletters; Advanced Books, Programming Books; The Master Mace OS X Secret Keystroke List; Startup Keystrokes; In the Finder; Menu; Finder Menu; File Menu; Edit Menu; View Menu; Go Menu; Window Menu; Help Menu; Power Keys; The Dock; Managing Programs; Dialog Boxes; Colophon;