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You can set your watch to it: As soon as Apple comes out with another version of Mac OS X, David Pogue hits the streets with another meticulous Missing Manual to cover it with a wealth of detail. The new Mac OS X 10.4, better known as Tiger, is faster than its predecessors, but nothing's too fast for Pogue and Mac OS X: The Missing Manual. There are many reasons why this is the most popular computer book of all time.
With its hallmark objectivity, the Tiger Edition thoroughly explores the latest features to grace the Mac OS. Which ones work well and which do not? What should you look for? This book tackles Spotlight, an enhanced search feature that helps you find anything on your computer; iChat AV for videoconferencing; Automator for automating repetitive, manual or batch tasks; and the hundreds of smaller tweaks and changes, good and bad, that Apple's marketing never bothers to mention.
Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition is the authoritative book that's ideal for every user, including people coming to the Mac for the first time. Our guide offers an ideal introduction that demystifies the Dock, the unfamiliar Mac OS X folder structure, and the entirely new Mail application. There are also mini-manuals on iLife applications such as iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto, those much-heralded digital media programs, and a tutorial for Safari, Mac's own web browser.
And plenty more: learn to configure Mac OS X using the System Preferences application, keep your Mac secure with FileVault, and learn about Tiger's enhanced Firewall capabilities. If you're so inclined, this Missing Manual also offers an easy introduction to the Terminal application for issuing basic Unix commands.
There's something new on practically every page, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Mac's brought a new cat to town and we have a great new way to tame it.
The bestselling computer book of all time now covers Mac OS X Tiger
With new material on practically every page, the latest update of David Pogue's hot-selling title offers a wealth of detail on all of the changes in Apple's Mac OS X Tiger. Written with humor and technical insight characteristic of the Missing Manual series, the new edition covers everything Tiger has to offer, including Spotlight, an enhanced search feature that helps users find anything on their computers; iChat AV, a feature that adds videoconferencing capabilities; Automator, which lets users automate repetitive, manual or batch tasks; and VoiceOver, a feature that adds enhanced support for the visually impaired. Pogue, the renowned New York Times computer columnist, tackles his subject with scrupulous objectivity, revealing which new features work well and which do not. This is an authoritative book that will appeal to every user-no matter how green or seasoned, who relies on Mac OS X Tiger.
About the Author
David Pogue, Yale '85, is the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. With nearly 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors, having written or co-written seven books in the "for Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music), along with several computer-humor books and a technothriller, "Hard Drive" (a New York Times "notable book of the year").Pogue is also the creator and primary author of the Missing Manual series of complete, funny computer books, a joint venture with O'Reilly & Associates. Titles in the series include Mac OS X, Windows XP, iPod, Microsoft Office, iPhoto, Dreamweaver, iMovie 2, and many others. His Web page is www.davidpogue.com, and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Tiger; About This Book; About→These→Arrows; The Very Basics; 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 Three Window Views; 1.4 Icon View; 1.5 List View; 1.6 Column View; 1.7 Logging Out, Shutting Down; 1.8 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 The Find Command; 3.5 Smart Folders; Chapter 4: Dock, Desktop, and Toolbar; 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; Applications in Mac OS X; Chapter 5: Documents, Programs, and Dashboard; 5.1 Opening Mac OS X Programs; 5.2 The "Heads-Up" Program Switcher; 5.3 Exposé: Death to Window Clutter; 5.4 Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Way; 5.5 How Documents Know Their Parents; 5.6 Keyboard Control; 5.7 The Save and Open Dialog Boxes; 5.8 Three Kinds of Programs: Cocoa, Carbon, Classic; 5.9 The Cocoa Difference; 5.10 Installing Mac OS X Programs; 5.11 Dashboard; Chapter 6: Mac OS 9 Programs--and Windows Programs; 6.1 Two Roads to Mac OS 9; 6.2 Classic: Mac OS 9 on Mac OS X; 6.3 Restarting in Mac OS 9; 6.4 Three Tricks for Faster Switching; 6.5 Boot Camp: Your Mac as Windows PC; 6.6 Parallels: Windows in a Window; Chapter 7: Moving Data; 7.1 Moving Data Between Documents; 7.2 Exchanging Data with Other Macs; 7.3 Exchanging Data with Windows PCs; Chapter 8: Automator and AppleScript; 8.1 Introducing Automator; 8.2 Building Your Own Workflow; 8.3 Workflows as Programs and Plug-ins; 8.4 Getting Started with AppleScript; 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 Classic; 9.8 Dashboard and Exposé; 9.9 Date and Time; 9.10 Desktop and Screen Saver; 9.11 Displays; 9.12 Dock; 9.13 Energy Saver; 9.14 International; 9.15 Keyboard and Mouse; 9.16 Network; 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 Universal Access; Chapter 10: The Free Programs; 10.1 Your Free Mac OS X Programs; 10.2 Address Book; 10.3 AppleScript; 10.4 Calculator; 10.5 Chess; 10.6 Dictionary; 10.7 DVD Player; 10.8 Font Book; 10.9 Front Row; 10.10 GarageBand; 10.11 iCal; 10.12 iChat, iSync; 10.13 iDVD; 10.14 Image Capture; 10.15 iMovie; 10.16 Internet Connect; 10.17 iPhoto; 10.18 iSync; 10.19 iTunes; 10.20 Mail; 10.21 Photo Booth; 10.22 Preview; 10.23 QuickTime Player; 10.24 Safari; 10.25 Sherlock; 10.26 Stickies; 10.27 System Preferences; 10.28 TextEdit; 10.29 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; The Technologies of Mac OS X; Chapter 12: Accounts, Firewalls, 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 Logging Out; 12.8 Fast User Switching; 12.9 The Root Account; 12.10 Permissions; 12.11 Six Mac OS X Security Shields; Chapter 13: Networking; 13.1 Wiring the Network; 13.2 File Sharing; 13.3 Networking with Windows; 13.4 Dialing In from the Road; Chapter 14: Graphics, Fonts, Printing, and Faxing; 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; 14.11 The Finder Slideshow; Chapter 15: Sound, Movies, Speech, and Handwriting; 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; Chapter 16: Terminal: Doorway to Unix; 16.1 Terminal; 16.2 Navigating in Unix; 16.3 Working with Files and Directories; 16.4 Online Help; 16.5 Terminal's Window Preferences; 16.6 Terminal Tips and Tricks; 16.7 Double-Clickable Unix Tools; Chapter 17: Fun with Terminal; 17.1 Changing Permissions with Terminal; 17.2 Enabling the Root Account; 17.3 Nine Useful Unix Utilities; 17.4 Where to Go from Here; 17.5 Putting It Together; Chapter 18: Hacking Mac OS X; 18.1 TinkerTool: Customization 101; 18.2 Redoing Mac OS X's Graphics; 18.3 Replacing the Finder Icons; 18.4 Rewriting the Words; Mac OS X Online; Chapter 19: Internet Setup, .Mac, and iSync; 19.1 The Best News You've Heard All Day; 19.2 Connecting by Dial-up Modem; 19.3 Broadband Connections; 19.4 AirPort Networks; 19.5 Switching Locations; 19.6 Multihoming; 19.7 Internet Sharing; 19.8 .Mac Services; 19.9 iSync; 19.10 Internet Location Files; Chapter 20: Mail and Address Book; 20.1 Setting Up Mail; 20.2 Checking Your Mail; 20.3 Writing Messages; 20.4 Reading Email; 20.5 The Anti-Spam Toolkit; 20.6 Address Book; Chapter 21: Safari, iChat, and Sherlock; 21.1 Safari; 21.2 iChat; 21.3 Sherlock; 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; Appendices; Installing Mac OS X 10.4; Getting Ready to Install; Four Kinds of Installation; The Basic Installation; The Upgrade Installation; The Clean Install; Erase and Install; The Setup Assistant; Uninstalling Mac OS X 10.4; Troubleshooting; Problems That Aren't Problems; Minor Eccentric Behavior; Frozen Programs (Force Quitting); The Wrong Program Opens; Can't Empty the Trash; Can't Move or Rename an Icon; Application Won't Open; Startup Problems; Fixing the Disk; Where to Get Troubleshooting Help; The "Where'd It Go?" Dictionary (Mac Version); ~ATM control panel; Appearance control panel; Apple DVD Player; Apple Extras; Apple () menu; Apple Menu Options control panel; AppleCD Audio Player; AppleScript; AppleTalk control panel; Application menu; Audio CD AutoPlay; Balloon Help; Battery Level; Button View; Chooser; Clean Up command; Click-and-a-half; CloseView; -Drag to scroll an icon-view window; Shift--3, Shift--4; Collapse box; ColorSync control panel; Contextual Menu Items folder; Control panels; Control Strip control panel; Date and Time control panel; Desktop clippings; Desktop printers; Dial Assist control panel; Disk First Aid; Draggable window edges; Drive Setup; Edit menu; Eject; Empty Trash; Encrypt; Energy Saver control panel; Erase Disk; Extensions; Extensions Manager control panel; Favorites; File Exchange control panel; File menu; File Sharing control panel; File Synchronization control panel; Find Similar Files; Finder (the application); Finder Preferences; Fonts folder; FontSync; Force quitting; General Controls control panel; Get Info; Graphing Calculator; Grid Spacing; Help menu; Hide commands; Info Strip; Infrared control panel; Internet control panel; Internet Utilities; iTunes; Key Caps; Keyboard control panel; Keychain Access control panel; Label command; Launcher control panel; Location Manager; Locked; Mac Help; Mac OS Runtime for Java; Map control panel; Memory control panel; Modem control panel; Monitors control panel; Mouse control panel; Multiple Users control panel; New Folder command; Note Pad; Numbers control panel; Open Transport; Picture 1, Picture 2...; Pop-up windows; Preferences folder; PrintMonitor; Put Away command; QuickTime Settings control panel; Quit command; Remote Access; Reset Column Positions; Restart; Script Editor; Scripting Additions; Search Internet; Security; Set to Standard Views; Sherlock; Show All; Show Clipboard; Show warning before emptying Trash; Shut Down; Shutdown Items; Simple Finder; SimpleSound; SimpleText; Size box; Sleep; Smart scrolling; Software Update control panel; Sorting triangle; Sound control panel; Special menu; Speech control panel; Spring-loaded folders; Startup Disk control panel; Startup Items; Stationery Pad; Stickies; System file; System Folder; TCP/IP control panel; TCP/IP, AppleTalk; Text control panel; Trackpad; USB Printer Sharing; View menu; View Options; Warn before emptying; Web Pages folder; Web Sharing control panel; Window collapsing; Zoom box; The "Where'd It Go?" Dictionary (Windows Version); 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; Where to Go From Here; Web Sites; Free Email Newsletters; Advanced Books, Programming Books; The Master Mac OS X Secret Keystroke List; Startup Keystrokes; In the Finder; Power Keys; Managing Programs; Dialog Boxes; Colophon;