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Simply the easiest way to learn Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Mac OS X Snow Leopard is Apple's newest version of Mac OS X and combines the reliability of UNIX with the ease of use of Macintosh. This introductory guide offers you a basic understanding of the new Mac OS X operating system and some of the most common peripherals associated with it.
You'll learn essential tasks for working with files, connecting printers, scanners and other peripherals, exploring iPhoto and iMovie applications, and you'll discover what MobileMe is all about. Full-color screenshots and illustrations combine with straightforward, step-by-step instructions in order to show you how to get the most from your Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system.
- A basic, straightforward introduction to all the essentials of the new Mac operating system: Snow Leopard
- Offers easy-to-find information and clear explanations on basic tasks such as finding files, organizing and sharing digital content, using iPhoto and iMovie, and more
- Features large, full-color screen shots and illustrations to enhance your understanding of Mac OS X Snow Leopard
If you're looking to gain a solid understanding of the new Mac OS X operating system, then this is the book for you.
Mac OS® X Snow Leopard Simplified
Simply the Easiest Way to Learn
Mac OS® X Snow Leopard Simplified
Are you new to computers? Does new technology make you nervous? Relax! You're holding in your hands the easiest guide ever to Mac OS X Snow Leopard a book that skips the long-winded explanations and shows you how things work. All you have to do is open the book and discover just how easy it is to get up to speed.
Tour the Dock, menus, and toolbars
Create, edit, save, and print documents
Browse the Web and send and receive e-mail
Use the iTunes® Library and shop at the store
View and edit digital photos and video
Organize your desktop and troubleshoot OS X
"Simplify It" sidebars offer real-world advice
Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
Self-contained, two-page lessons make learning a snap
Table of Contents
1. Learning Basic Mac OS X Tasks.
Explore the Mac OS X Screen.
Tour the Dock.
Start an Application.
Switch Between Applications.
Tour an Application Window.
Select a Command from a Pull-Down Menu.
Select a Command Using a Toolbar.
Select Options with Dialog Controls.
Save a Document.
Open a Document.
Print a Document.
Edit Document Text.
Copy a File.
Move a File.
Rename a File.
Delete a File.
2. Surfing the World Wide Web.
Open and Close Safari.
Select a Link.
Enter a Web Page Address.
Open a Web Page in a Tab.
Navigate Web Pages.
Navigate with the History List.
Change Your Home Page.
Bookmark Web Pages.
Search for Sites.
3. Communicating via E-mail and Chat.
Open and Close Mail.
Add an E-mail Account.
Send an E-mail Message.
Add a File Attachment.
Add a Signature.
Receive and Read E-mail Messages.
Reply to a Message.
Forward a Message.
Open and Close iChat.
Add a Buddy.
Start a Text Chat.
Start an Audio Chat.
4. Tracking Your Contacts and Appointments.
Open and Close Address Book.
Add a New Contact.
Edit a Contact.
Create a Contact Group.
Open and Close iCal.
Navigate the Calendar.
Create an Appointment.
Create a Repeating Appointment.
Create a To-Do Item.
5. Playing and Organizing Your Music.
Open and Close iTunes.
Understanding the iTunes Library.
Navigate the iTunes Window.
Play a Song.
Play a Music CD.
Import Tracks from a Music CD.
Create a Playlist.
Burn Music Files to a CD.
Purchase Music from the iTunes Store.
Listen to an Internet Radio Station.0
6. Synchronizing Your iPod or iPhone.
Connect an iPod.
Connect an iPhone.
Synchronize Photos to Your iPod or iPhone.
Synchronize Photos from Your iPhone..
Synchronize Movies and TV Shows.
Synchronize Mail, Contacts, and Calendars.
7. Viewing and Editing Your Photos.
View a Preview of a Photo.
View a Slideshow of Your Photos.
Open and Close iPhoto.
Import Photos from a Digital Camera.
View Your Photos.
Create an Album.
Crop a Photo.
Rotate a Photo.
Straighten a Photo.
Remove Red Eye from a Photo.
Add Names to Faces in Your Photos.
Map Your Photos.
E-mail a Photo.
Take Your Picture.
8. Playing and Creating Digital Video
Play a DVD Using DVD Player.
Play Digital Video with QuickTime Player.
Create a New Movie Project.
Import a Video File.
Add Video Clips to Your Project.
Trim a Clip.
Add a Transition Between Clips.
Add a Photo.
Add a Music Track.
Record a Voiceover.
Add Titles and Credits.
Play the Movie.
9. Customizing Mac OS X to Suit Your Style.
Display System Preferences.
Change the Desktop Background.
Activate the Screen Saver.
Set the Mac OS X Sleep Options.
Add a User Account.
Customize the Dock.
Add an Icon to the Dock.
Add a Widget to the Dashboard.
10. Performing Maintenance with Mac OS X.
Empty the Trash.
Organize Your Desktop.
Check Hard Disk Free Space.
Uninstall Unused Applications.
Configure Time Machine Backups.
Restore Files Using Time Machine.
11. Troubleshooting Mac OS X Problems.
Restart Your Mac.
Unlock System Preferences.
Force a Stuck Application to Close.
Repair a Corrupt Preferences File.
Reset a Forgotten Password.
Repair Disk Permissions.
Repair a Disk.