You are previewing Mac OS® X Lion™ in Depth, Second Edition.
O'Reilly logo
Mac OS® X Lion™ in Depth, Second Edition

Book Description

Beyond the Basics…Beneath the Surface…In Depth

Mac OS X Lion  in Depth

Do more with Mac OS X Lion–in less time!

Mac OS X Lion In Depth is a comprehensive guide to Mac OS X Lion, grounded in real-world advice and experience. The author, Robyn Ness, is a long-time Mac user and provides practical instruction on how to get up and running with Lion, and then move on to more advanced features and options.

•   Streamline your workflow with Mission Control and Spaces

•   Organize your apps with Launchpad

•   Get the most from Lion’s multitouch gestures 

•   Set up your desktop and apps to give you a clean start or resume where you left off

•   Purchase and download apps from the Mac App Store and run full-screen apps

•   Manage contacts, calendars, and email

•   Set up user accounts and parental controls

•   Configure wired and wireless networking

•   Chat, video chat, and screen-share with Lion’s iChat and FaceTime

•   Use the Safari web browser for reading lists, bookmarks, and RSS

•   Share files with nearby Lion users with AirDrop

•   Run Windows and Windows apps on your Mac

•   Activate Universal Access and accessibility features

•   Recover files through Versions and Time Machine

•   Use Lion’s built-in disk recovery options

Mac OS X Lion In Depth is for any experienced Mac user seeking to deepen their
understanding and master the features of the new version of Mac OS X.

All In Depth books offer

Comprehensive coverage with detailed solutions

Troubleshooting help for tough problems you can’t fix on your own

Outstanding authors recognized worldwide for their expertise and teaching style

Learning, reference, problem-solving... the only Mac OS X Lion book you need!

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Contents
  5. About the Author
  6. Dedication
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. We Want to Hear from You!
  9. Reader Services
  10. Introduction
  11. I: Exploring Mac OS X
    1. 1. Working on the Mac OS X Desktop
    2. 2. Getting to Know the Dock
    3. 3. Getting to Know Mac OS X Finder Windows
    4. 4. Managing Files and Folders
    5. 5. Searching Your Mac
    6. 6. Setting System Preferences
    7. 7. Installing and Using Lion Apps
    8. 8. Working with Mission Control, Spaces, and Dashboard
  12. II: Getting things Done with Lion’s applications
    1. 9. Playing and Managing Music with iTunes
    2. 10. Playing Digital Video and DVD Media
    3. 11. Managing Your Contacts
    4. 12. Managing Your Schedule
    5. 13. Working with Text and Graphics
  13. III: Living in a Connected World
    1. 14. Connecting to Wired and Wireless Networks
    2. 15. Using the Safari Web Browser
    3. 16. Managing Your Email with Apple Mail
    4. 17. Chatting with Text, Audio, and Video
    5. 18. Sharing Files in OS X Lion
  14. IV: Delving Deeper into Mac OS X
    1. 19. Working with User Accounts
    2. 20. Managing and Using Fonts
    3. 21. Making Your Mac Accessible to Everyone
    4. 22. Automating Your Mac
    5. 23. Working with the Mac OS X Command Line
    6. 24. Using Lion’s Mobile Features
    7. 25. Running Windows on Your Mac
  15. V: Working with Devices in Mac OS X
    1. 26. Working with Mice, Keyboards, and Other Input Devices
    2. 27. Working with Your Mac’s Display
    3. 28. Working with Your Mac’s Sound
    4. 29. Installing, Configuring, and Using Printers
    5. 30. Using Data Storage Devices
  16. VI: Maintaining, Protecting, and Repairing Your Mac
    1. 31. Maintaining Your Mac
    2. 32. Backing Up and Restoring Your Files
    3. 33. Securing Your Mac
    4. 34. Solving Mac Problems
  17. A. Using iCloud
  18. Index