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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Visual QuickStart Guide

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So you're finally ready to find out what all the fuss is about. Whether you're switching from Windows or upgrading from an older Mac OS, this task-based guide represents the surest way to go from 0 to 60 in no time flat with Apple's much anticipated Mac OS X Tiger--more mature, powerfully enhanced, and with more than 200 new features that will knock your socks off. In this thoroughly revised bestseller, Maria Langer walks readers through the process of installing and configuring Tiger, then introduces the Mac OS desktop, including the Dock and the Sidebar, before moving on to more advanced Finder techniques, application basics, printing and faxing, connecting to the Internet, account management, configuring your Mac for multiple users, and more. Weighing in at over 700 pages, this new edition also offers plenty of coverage on what's new in Mac OS X Tiger, including Spotlight, the search tool that helps you find anything on your Mac instantly; multi-way video in iChat AV; the enhanced Mail application; Automator, which lets you automate repetitive manual tasks; Tiger's ultra-useful mini-applications (known as "Dashboard Widgets"); and more. Rounded out with plenty of tips, tricks, and sage advice, this book is equally useful for Macintosh novices as well as early adopters looking for a comprehensive reference on what's new in this much-talked-about Mac OS upgrade.


Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Thanks!
  3. Introduction to Mac OS X
  4. Setting Up Mac OS X 10.4
    1. Setting Up Mac OS X 10.4
    2. Determining Which Mac OS Versions Are Installed
    3. Installing Mac OS X 10.4
    4. Configuring Mac OS X 10.4
  5. Finder Basics
    1. The Finder & Desktop
    2. The Mouse
    3. Menus
    4. The Keyboard
    5. Windows
    6. The Toolbar
    7. The Sidebar
    8. The Dock
    9. Sleeping, Restarting, & Shutting Down
    10. Logging Out & In
  6. File Management
    1. File Management
    2. Mac OS X Disk Organization
    3. Pathnames
    4. The Go Menu
    5. Views
    6. Icon Names
    7. Folders
    8. Moving & Copying Items
    9. The Trash & Deleting Items
    10. Storage Media
    11. Mounting Disks
    12. Ejecting Disks
    13. Burning CDs
  7. Advanced Finder Techniques
    1. Advanced Finder Techniques
    2. Working with List View
    3. Spring-Loaded Folders
    4. Exposé
    5. Labels
    6. Aliases
    7. Favorites
    8. Recent Items
    9. The Info Window
    10. Working with Archives
    11. Undoing Finder Actions
  8. Using Mac OS Search Features
    1. Search Features
    2. The Search Field
    3. The Find Command
    4. Smart Folders
    5. Spotlight
    6. Working with Search Results
  9. Customizing the Finder
    1. Customizing the Finder
    2. Finder Preferences
    3. To customize labels
    4. Customizing the Toolbar
    5. Customizing the Sidebar
    6. Customizing the Dock
    7. Customizing Window & Desktop Views
  10. Application Basics
    1. Applications
    2. Multitasking & the Dock
    3. Using Applications & Creating Documents
    4. Standard Application Menus
    5. The Application Menu
    6. The File Menu
    7. The Edit Menu
    8. The Window Menu
    9. The Help Menu
    10. Dialogs
    11. Force Quitting Applications
  11. Using Mac OS X Applications
    1. Mac OS Applications
    2. Address Book
    3. Calculator
    4. Chess
    5. Dictionary
    6. DVD Player
    7. iCal
    8. Image Capture
    9. iSync
    10. iTunes
    11. Preview
    12. QuickTime Player
    13. Stickies
  12. Using TextEdit
    1. TextEdit
    2. Launching & Quitting TextEdit
    3. Entering & Editing Text
    4. Basic Text Formatting
    5. Undoing & Redoing Actions
    6. Copy, Cut, & Paste
    7. Find & Replace
    8. Checking Spelling
    9. Saving & Opening Files
  13. Dashboard
    1. Dashboard & Widgets
    2. Opening & Closing Dashboard
    3. Working with the Widget Bar
    4. Opening & Closing Widgets
    5. Address Book
    6. Calculator
    7. Calendar
    8. Dictionary
    9. Flight Tracker
    10. iTunes
    11. Stickies
    12. Stocks
    13. Tile Game
    14. Translation
    15. Unit Converter
    16. Weather
    17. World Clock
    18. Phone Book
    19. Installing & Uninstalling Widgets
  14. Fonts
    1. Fonts & Font Formats
    2. Font Locations
    3. Font Book
    4. The Font Panel
    5. The Character Palette
  15. Printing & Faxing
    1. Printing & Faxing
    2. Printer Drivers
    3. Printer Setup Utility
    4. The Page Setup Dialog
    5. Setting Options in the Print Dialog
    6. Previewing Documents
    7. Saving Documents as PDF Files
    8. Faxing Documents
    9. Printing Documents
    10. Desktop Printers
    11. Print Queues
    12. The Finder’s Print Command
  16. Connecting to the Internet
    1. Connecting to the Internet
    2. TCP/IP, PPP, & Internet Connect
    3. Using the Network Setup Assistant
    4. Working with Locations
    5. Setting Internet Options in Network Preferences
    6. Connecting to an ISP
    7. Internet Applications
    8. Mail
    9. iChat
    10. Safari
  17. .Mac
    1. .Mac
    2. Joining & Accessing .Mac
    3. Configuring .Mac Preferences
    4. Mail
    5. Address Book
    6. Bookmarks
    7. HomePage
    8. iCards
    9. iDisk
    10. Backup
    11. Virex
    12. Learning Center
  18. Using Sherlock
    1. Sherlock
    2. Channels & Collections
    3. The Internet Channel
    4. The Pictures Channel
    5. The Stocks Channel
    6. The Movies Channel
    7. The Phone Book Channel
    8. The eBay Channel
    9. The Flights Channel
    10. The Dictionary Channel
    11. The Translation Channel
    12. The AppleCare Channel
    13. Customizing Sherlock
  19. Networking
    1. Networking
    2. Basic Networking Terms
    3. Setting Up Network Sharing
    4. Connecting to Another Computer for File Sharing
    5. Users, Groups, & Privileges
    6. AirPort
    7. Bluetooth
    8. Advanced Network Administration Tools
  20. Multiple Users & Security
    1. Multiple Users & Security
    2. Configuring Mac OS X for Multiple Users
    3. Fast User Switching
    4. The Home Folder
    5. Sharing Files with Other Users
    6. Keychain Access
    7. FileVault
    8. Enhancing System Security
  21. The Classic Environment
    1. The Classic Environment
    2. Installing Mac OS 9.x
    3. Using the Classic Preferences Pane
    4. Using Classic Applications
    5. Starting Your Computer with Mac OS 9.x
    6. Configuring Mac OS 9.2
  22. Unix Basics for Mac OS X
    1. Unix & Mac OS X
    2. Unix Directories & Files
    3. Terminal, the Shell, & Console
    4. Unix Command Basics
    5. Listing Directory Contents with the ls Command
    6. Viewing man pages
    7. Moving Around with the cd Command
    8. Getting the Directory Location with the pwd Command
    9. Wildcards in File Names & Directories
    10. Copying & Moving Files
    11. Making Symbolic Links with ln
    12. Removing Files & Directories with rm & rmdir
    13. Creating a New Directory with mkdir
    14. Viewing File Contents
    15. Creating & Editing Files with pico
    16. Output Redirection
    17. Unix Passwords & Security
    18. File & Directory Permissions & Ownership
    19. More about File & Directory Ownership
    20. Changing Permissions for a File or Directory
    21. Learning What’s Happening on Your System
    22. Archive & Compression Utilities
  23. Automation Tools
    1. Automation Tools
    2. Automator
    3. AppleScript Basics
    4. Using AppleScript
  24. System Preferences
    1. System Preferences
    2. Appearance
    3. CDs & DVDs
    4. Dashboard & Exposé
    5. Date & Time
    6. Desktop & Screen Saver
    7. Displays
    8. Dock
    9. Energy Saver
    10. International
    11. Keyboard & Mouse
    12. Print & Fax
    13. QuickTime
    14. Software Update
    15. Sound
    16. Speech
    17. Startup Disk
    18. Universal Access
    19. Locking Preference Settings
  25. Mac OS Utilities
    1. Mac OS Utilities
    2. Activity Monitor
    3. Audio MIDI Setup
    4. ColorSync Utility
    5. Console
    6. DigitalColor Meter
    7. Disk Utility
    8. Grab
    9. Grapher
    10. Installer
    11. Migration Assistant
    12. System Profiler
    13. VoiceOver Utility
    14. Application Services
  26. Getting Help
    1. Getting Help
    2. Help Tags
    3. Mac Help
    4. Application Help
    5. Help & Troubleshooting Advice
  27. Menus & Keyboard Equivalents
    1. Menus & Keyboard Equivalents
  28. Index