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Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the newest Mac operating system, with even better performance and more efficient use of hard drive space as well as cool features like MobileMe, the iWork productivity suite, and improved media technology. And Mac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies is your one-stop reference for all its features.

Eight self-contained minibooks cover OS X basics, customizing and sharing your Mac, the digital hub, iWork, Internet features, networking, expanding your system, and advanced Mac OS X (for those with more techie inclinations). You’ll learn to:

  • Determine whether your hardware can handle upgrading to Snow Leopard

  • Navigate Snow Leopard, find things with Spotlight, control your Mac with Front Row, and make backups

  • Explore the digital hub and its applications: iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iTunes, GarageBand, QuickTime, and iWeb

  • Create cool-looking documents with Pages, crunch numbers with Numbers, and build awesome slide presentations with Keynote

  • Set up your Internet connection and e-mail, connect with iChat, sync up with MobileMe, and share large files via iDisk

  • Build a wireless network with AirPort Extreme

  • Keep your Snow Leopard happy with regular maintenance

Mac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies also shows you a little of what’s under the hood, in case you’re interested in doing a little AppleScript programming or learning a bit more about UNIX. Whatever your level of involvement with OS X Snow Leopard, this complete guide covers what you need to know.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About The Author
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Introduction
    1. What's Really Required
    2. About This Book
    3. Conventions Used in This Book
      1. Stuff you type
      2. Menu commands
      3. Display messages
      4. In case you're curious about computers
    4. How This Book Is Organized
      1. Book I: Introducing Mac OS X
      2. Book II: Customizing and Sharing
      3. Book III: The Digital Hub
      4. Book IV: Using iWork
      5. Book V: The Typical Internet Stuff
      6. Book VI: Networking in Mac OS X
      7. Book VII: Expanding Your System
      8. Book VIII: Advanced Mac OS X
    5. Icons Used in This Book
  5. I. Introducing Mac OS X
    1. I.1. Shaking Hands with Mac OS X
      1. I.1.1. Convince Me: Why Mac OS X?
        1. I.1.1.1. Pretty to behold
          1. I.1.1.1.1. The allure of Aqua
          2. I.1.1.1.2. The quality of Quartz
        2. I.1.1.2. Stable, stable, stable
        3. I.1.1.3. Multitasking and multithreading for normal human beings
        4. I.1.1.4. The definition of Internet savvy
        5. I.1.1.5. Lots of free goodies
      2. I.1.2. What Do I Really Need to Run the Big X?
      3. I.1.3. Upgrading from Earlier Versions of Mac OS
        1. I.1.3.1. Back up — PLEASE back up
        2. I.1.3.2. Snuff out disk errors
        3. I.1.3.3. Plug it, road warrior
      4. I.1.4. Personalizing the Big X
    2. I.2. Navigating and Running Programs
      1. I.2.1. Restarting, Sleeping, and Shutting Down
      2. I.2.2. A Window Is Much More Than a Frame
        1. I.2.2.1. Opening and closing windows
        2. I.2.2.2. Scrolling windows
        3. I.2.2.3. Minimizing and restoring windows
        4. I.2.2.4. Zooming windows
        5. I.2.2.5. Toggling toolbars
        6. I.2.2.6. Moving windows
        7. I.2.2.7. Resizing windows
        8. I.2.2.8. Switching windows
      3. I.2.3. Menu Mysteries Explained
      4. I.2.4. Icons 'R Us
        1. I.2.4.1. Hardware
        2. I.2.4.2. Programs and applications
        3. I.2.4.3. Files
        4. I.2.4.4. Folders
        5. I.2.4.5. Aliases
      5. I.2.5. Selecting Icons for Fun and Profit
        1. I.2.5.1. Selecting a single icon
        2. I.2.5.2. Selecting multiple icons
      6. I.2.6. Keyboard Shortcuts for the True Power User
      7. I.2.7. Houston, We're Go to Launch Programs
        1. I.2.7.1. Running applications from your hard drive
        2. I.2.7.2. Running applications from a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
      8. I.2.8. Switching 'Twixt Programs with Aplomb
      9. I.2.9. Opening and Saving Your Stuff in an Application
        1. I.2.9.1. Opening a document
        2. I.2.9.2. Saving a document
      10. I.2.10. Quitting Programs
    3. I.3. Basic OS X Housekeeping
      1. I.3.1. The Finder: It's the Wind beneath Your Wings
      2. I.3.2. Copying and Moving Files and Folders
      3. I.3.3. Cloning Your Items — It's Happening Now!
      4. I.3.4. Deleting That Which Should Not Be
        1. I.3.4.1. Dragging unruly files against their will
        2. I.3.4.2. Deleting with the menus and the keyboard
      5. I.3.5. Emptying That Wastepaper Basket
      6. I.3.6. WAIT! I Need That After All!
      7. I.3.7. Renaming Your Items
      8. I.3.8. Adding a Dash of Color
      9. I.3.9. Displaying the Facts on Files and Folders
        1. I.3.9.1. Adding Spotlight comments
        2. I.3.9.2. Displaying extensions
        3. I.3.9.3. Choosing the application with which to launch a file
        4. I.3.9.4. Locking files against evildoers
      10. I.3.10. Creating an Alias
      11. I.3.11. Using the Apple Menu
        1. I.3.11.1. Using Recent Items
        2. I.3.11.2. Playing with the Dock
        3. I.3.11.3. Bad program! Quit!
        4. I.3.11.4. Tracking down your version
        5. I.3.11.5. Specifying a location
      12. I.3.12. Availing Yourself of Mac OS X Services
      13. I.3.13. Get Thee Hence: Using the Go Menu
      14. I.3.14. Monkeying with the Menu Bar
        1. I.3.14.1. Using menu bar icons
        2. I.3.14.2. Doing timely things with the Clock
      15. I.3.15. Eject, Tex, Eject!
      16. I.3.16. Common Tasks Aplenty
        1. I.3.16.1. Opening and editing text files
        2. I.3.16.2. Listening to an audio CD
        3. I.3.16.3. Recording — nay, burning — a data CD
      17. I.3.17. All You Really Need to Know about Printing
    4. I.4. Searching Everything with Spotlight
      1. I.4.1. Basic Searching 101
      2. I.4.2. Is Spotlight Really That Cool?
      3. I.4.3. Expanding Your Search Horizons
      4. I.4.4. Customizing Spotlight to Your Taste
    5. I.5. Fun with Photo Booth and Front Row
      1. I.5.1. Capturing the Moment with iSight and Photo Booth
      2. I.5.2. Producing Video on the Spot with iMovie
      3. I.5.3. Controlling Your Mac Remotely with Front Row
    6. I.6. Keeping Track with the Address Book
      1. I.6.1. Hey, Isn't the Address Book Just a Part of Mail?
      2. I.6.2. Entering Contact Information
      3. I.6.3. Using Contact Information
      4. I.6.4. Arranging Your Contact Cards
      5. I.6.5. Using Network Directories
      6. I.6.6. Printing Contacts with Flair
      7. I.6.7. Swapping Bytes with vCards
    7. I.7. The Joys of Maintenance
      1. I.7.1. Deleting Applications the Common Sense Way
      2. I.7.2. Popping the Hood: Using the System Profiler
      3. I.7.3. Tracking Performance with Activity Monitor
      4. I.7.4. Fixing Things with the Disk Utility
        1. I.7.4.1. Displaying the goods on your disks
        2. I.7.4.2. Playing doctor with First Aid
        3. I.7.4.3. Erasing without seriously screwing up
        4. I.7.4.4. Partitioning the right way
        5. I.7.4.5. RAID has nothing to do with insects
      5. I.7.5. Updating Mac OS X
      6. I.7.6. I Demand That You Back Up Your Hard Drive
        1. I.7.6.1. Hitching a ride on the Time Machine
        2. I.7.6.2. Using other backup solutions
      7. I.7.7. I Further Demand That You Defragment
      8. I.7.8. Special Start-Up Keys for Those Special Times
      9. I.7.9. Crave the Newest Drivers
    8. I.8. Getting Help for the Big X
      1. I.8.1. Displaying the Help Viewer Window
      2. I.8.2. Searching for Specific Stuff
      3. I.8.3. Prodding Apple for the Latest Gossip
      4. I.8.4. Calling for Help Deep in the Heart of X
      5. I.8.5. Other Resources to Chew On
        1. I.8.5.1. Voice support
        2. I.8.5.2. Mac publications and resource sites
        3. I.8.5.3. Local Mac outlets and user groups
    9. I.9. Troubleshooting the X
      1. I.9.1. Don't Panic!
      2. I.9.2. The Troubleshooting Process
        1. I.9.2.1. Step 1: Always try a simple shutdown
        2. I.9.2.2. Step 2: Check all cable connections
        3. I.9.2.3. Step 3: Retrace your steps
        4. I.9.2.4. Step 4: Run Disk Utility
        5. I.9.2.5. Step 5: Run antivirus software
        6. I.9.2.6. Step 6: Check the Trash
        7. I.9.2.7. Step 7: Check online connections
        8. I.9.2.8. Step 8: Disable troublesome Login Items
        9. I.9.2.9. Step 9: Turn off your screen saver
        10. I.9.2.10. Step 10: Check for write protection
        11. I.9.2.11. Step 11: Check your System Profiler
        12. I.9.2.12. Step 12: Reboot with the Mac OS X Installation disc
      3. I.9.3. Do I Need to Reinstall Mac OS X?
      4. I.9.4. It's Still Not Moving: Troubleshooting Resources
        1. I.9.4.1. The Mac OS X Help Viewer
        2. I.9.4.2. The Apple Mac OS X Support site
        3. I.9.4.3. Your local Apple dealer
  6. II. Customizing and Sharing
    1. II.1. Building the Finder of Your Dreams
      1. II.1.1. Will That Be Icons or Lists or Columns . . . or Even a Flow?
      2. II.1.2. Doing the Toolbar Dance
        1. II.1.2.1. Hiding and showing the toolbar
        2. II.1.2.2. Hiding and showing the status bar
        3. II.1.2.3. Giving your toolbar big tires and a loud exhaust
      3. II.1.3. Searching for Files from the Toolbar
      4. II.1.4. Searching for Files from the Find Dialog
      5. II.1.5. Configuring the View Options
        1. II.1.5.1. Setting icon view options
        2. II.1.5.2. Setting list view options
        3. II.1.5.3. Setting column view options
        4. II.1.5.4. Setting Cover Flow view options
      6. II.1.6. Setting Finder Preferences
    2. II.2. Giving Your Desktop the Personal Touch
      1. II.2.1. Changing the Background
        1. II.2.1.1. Picking something Apple
        2. II.2.1.2. I just gotta have lavender
        3. II.2.1.3. Selecting your own photo
      2. II.2.2. Changing the Screen Saver
      3. II.2.3. Changing Colors in Mac OS X
      4. II.2.4. Adding Stickies
      5. II.2.5. Customizing the Dock
        1. II.2.5.1. Adding applications and extras to the Dock
        2. II.2.5.2. Keeping track(s) with Stacks
        3. II.2.5.3. Resizing the Dock
      6. II.2.6. Stick It on the Dashboard
      7. II.2.7. Arranging Your Precious Desktop
    3. II.3. Delving under the Hood with System Preferences
      1. II.3.1. The Preferred Way to Display the Preferences
      2. II.3.2. Saving Your Preferences
      3. II.3.3. Searching for Specific Settings
      4. II.3.4. Getting Personal
        1. II.3.4.1. Appearance preferences
        2. II.3.4.2. Desktop and screen saver preferences
        3. II.3.4.3. Dock preferences
        4. II.3.4.4. Exposé and Spaces preferences
        5. II.3.4.5. Language & Text preferences
        6. II.3.4.6. Security preferences
        7. II.3.4.7. Spotlight preferences
      5. II.3.5. It's All about the Hardware
        1. II.3.5.1. CDs and DVDs preferences
        2. II.3.5.2. Displays preferences
        3. II.3.5.3. Energy Saver preferences
        4. II.3.5.4. Keyboard preferences
        5. II.3.5.5. Mouse preferences
        6. II.3.5.6. Printing and fax preferences
        7. II.3.5.7. Sound preferences
      6. II.3.6. Sharing the Joy: Internet and Network
        1. II.3.6.1. MobileMe preferences
        2. II.3.6.2. Network preferences
          1. II.3.6.2.1. Ethernet network settings
          2. II.3.6.2.2. Modem network settings
          3. II.3.6.2.3. FireWire and AirPort network settings
        3. II.3.6.3. Bluetooth preferences
        4. II.3.6.4. Sharing preferences
      7. II.3.7. Tweaking the System
        1. II.3.7.1. Accounts preferences
        2. II.3.7.2. Date and time preferences
        3. II.3.7.3. Parental Controls preferences
        4. II.3.7.4. Software Update preferences
        5. II.3.7.5. Speech preferences
        6. II.3.7.6. Startup Disk preferences
        7. II.3.7.7. Time Machine preferences
        8. II.3.7.8. Universal Access preferences
    4. II.4. You Mean Others Can Use My Mac, Too?
      1. II.4.1. How Multiuser Works on Mac OS X
      2. II.4.2. Configuring Your Login Screen
      3. II.4.3. Locking Things Down
      4. II.4.4. Starting Applications Automatically after Login
    5. II.5. Setting Up Multiuser Accounts
      1. II.5.1. Adding, Editing, and Deleting Users
        1. II.5.1.1. Adding a new user account
        2. II.5.1.2. Editing an existing account
        3. II.5.1.3. Deleting an existing account
      2. II.5.2. Tightening Your Security Belt
        1. II.5.2.1. Setting Parental Controls
        2. II.5.2.2. Assigning the Simple Finder
      3. II.5.3. Using Keychains — NOT
    6. II.6. Sharing Documents for Fun and Profit
      1. II.6.1. Sharing over a Network versus Sharing on a Single Mac
        1. II.6.1.1. No network is required
        2. II.6.1.2. Relying on a guaranteed lock
        3. II.6.1.3. Most places are off-limits
      2. II.6.2. Permissions: Law Enforcement for Your Files
      3. II.6.3. Permission and Sharing Do's and Don'ts
      4. II.6.4. Sharing Stuff in Office 2008
        1. II.6.4.1. Document-sharing features
        2. II.6.4.2. File-level sharing features
          1. II.6.4.2.1. Password protection
          2. II.6.4.2.2. Document protection
  7. III. The Digital Hub
    1. III.1. The World According to Apple
      1. III.1.1. First, Sliced Bread . . . and Now, the Digital Hub
      2. III.1.2. What Does Digital Mean, Anyway?
      3. III.1.3. What Can I Digitize?
        1. III.1.3.1. Photographs
        2. III.1.3.2. Music
        3. III.1.3.3. Video
        4. III.1.3.4. DVD
      4. III.1.4. The Software That Drives the Hub
        1. III.1.4.1. iPhoto
        2. III.1.4.2. iTunes
        3. III.1.4.3. iMovie
        4. III.1.4.4. iDVD
        5. III.1.4.5. GarageBand
        6. III.1.4.6. iWeb
      5. III.1.5. Can I Use All This Stuff at One Time?
    2. III.2. Jamming with iTunes and iPod
      1. III.2.1. What Can I Play on iTunes?
      2. III.2.2. Playing an Audio CD
      3. III.2.3. Playing Digital Audio and Video
        1. III.2.3.1. Browsing the Library
        2. III.2.3.2. Finding songs in your Music Library
        3. III.2.3.3. Removing old music from the Library
        4. III.2.3.4. Watching video
      4. III.2.4. Keeping Slim Whitman and Slim Shady Apart: Organizing with Playlists
      5. III.2.5. Know Your Songs
        1. III.2.5.1. Setting the song information automatically
        2. III.2.5.2. Setting or changing the song information manually
      6. III.2.6. Ripping Audio Files
      7. III.2.7. Tweaking the Audio for Your Ears
      8. III.2.8. A New Kind of Radio Station
        1. III.2.8.1. iTunes Radio
        2. III.2.8.2. Tuning in your own stations
        3. III.2.8.3. Radio stations in your playlists
      9. III.2.9. iSending iStuff to iPod
      10. III.2.10. Sharing Your Media across Your Network
      11. III.2.11. Burning Music to Shiny Plastic Circles
      12. III.2.12. Feasting on iTunes Visuals
      13. III.2.13. Buying Digital Media the Apple Way
    3. III.3. Focusing on iPhoto
      1. III.3.1. Delving into iPhoto
      2. III.3.2. Working with Images in iPhoto
        1. III.3.2.1. Import Images 101
        2. III.3.2.2. Organize mode: Organizing and sorting your images
          1. III.3.2.2.1. A new kind of photo album
          2. III.3.2.2.2. Arranging stuff by Events
          3. III.3.2.2.3. Working with Faces and Places
          4. III.3.2.2.4. Organizing with keywords
          5. III.3.2.2.5. Digging through your library with keywords
          6. III.3.2.2.6. Playing favorites by assigning ratings
          7. III.3.2.2.7. Sorting your images just so
        3. III.3.2.3. Edit mode: Removing and fixing stuff the right way
          1. III.3.2.3.1. Rotating tipped-over shots
          2. III.3.2.3.2. Crop 'til you drop
          3. III.3.2.3.3. Straightening what's crooked
          4. III.3.2.3.4. Enhancing images to add pizzazz
          5. III.3.2.3.5. Removing rampant red-eye
          6. III.3.2.3.6. Retouching like the stars
          7. III.3.2.3.7. Switching to black-and-white or sepia
          8. III.3.2.3.8. Adjusting photo properties manually
      3. III.3.3. Producing Your Own Coffee-Table Masterpiece
      4. III.3.4. You'll Love MobileMe Gallery!
      5. III.3.5. Mailing Photos to Aunt Mildred
    4. III.4. Making Magic with iMovie
      1. III.4.1. The iMovie Window
      2. III.4.2. A Bird's-Eye View of Moviemaking
      3. III.4.3. Importing the Building Blocks
        1. III.4.3.1. Pulling in video clips
        2. III.4.3.2. Making use of still images
        3. III.4.3.3. Importing and adding audio from all sorts of places
      4. III.4.4. Building the Cinematic Basics
        1. III.4.4.1. Adding clips to your movie
        2. III.4.4.2. Removing clips from your movie
        3. III.4.4.3. Reordering clips in your movie
        4. III.4.4.4. Editing clips in iMovie
        5. III.4.4.5. Transitions for the masses
        6. III.4.4.6. Even Gone with the Wind had titles
      5. III.4.5. Sharing Your Finished Classic with Others
    5. III.5. Burn Those DVDs! Using iDVD
      1. III.5.1. Introducing Your Mac to iDVD
      2. III.5.2. Starting a New DVD Project
        1. III.5.2.1. Creating a new project
        2. III.5.2.2. Opening an existing project
        3. III.5.2.3. Automating the whole darn process
          1. III.5.2.3.1. Using OneStep DVD
          2. III.5.2.3.2. Using Magic iDVD
      3. III.5.3. Creating a DVD from Scratch
        1. III.5.3.1. Choosing just the right theme
        2. III.5.3.2. Adding movies
        3. III.5.3.3. Great, now my audience demands a slideshow
        4. III.5.3.4. Now for the music . . .
      4. III.5.4. Giving Your DVD the Personal Touch
        1. III.5.4.1. Using Uncle Morty for your DVD Menu background
        2. III.5.4.2. Adding your own titles
        3. III.5.4.3. Changing buttons like a highly paid professional
        4. III.5.4.4. Give my creation motion!
      5. III.5.5. Previewing Your Masterpiece
      6. III.5.6. A Word about Automation
        1. III.5.6.1. One-click paradise with OneStep DVD
        2. III.5.6.2. Exercising control with Magic iDVD
      7. III.5.7. Recording a Finished Project to a Shiny Disc
    6. III.6. Becoming a Superstar with GarageBand
      1. III.6.1. Shaking Hands with Your Band
      2. III.6.2. Composing and Podcasting Made Easy
        1. III.6.2.1. Adding tracks
        2. III.6.2.2. Choosing loops
          1. III.6.2.2.1. Looking for just the right loop
          2. III.6.2.2.2. Second verse, same as the first
        3. III.6.2.3. Resizing, repeating, and moving loops
        4. III.6.2.4. Using the Arrange track
        5. III.6.2.5. Tweaking the settings for a track
      3. III.6.3. Automatic Composition with Magic GarageBand
      4. III.6.4. Sharing Your Songs and Podcasts
        1. III.6.4.1. Creating MP3 and AAC files and ringtones
        2. III.6.4.2. Sending a podcast to iWeb or iTunes
        3. III.6.4.3. Burning an audio CD
    7. III.7. Crafting a Web Site with iWeb
      1. III.7.1. Looking around the iWeb Window
      2. III.7.2. Planning Your Pages
      3. III.7.3. Adding a New Site
      4. III.7.4. Adding a New Page
      5. III.7.5. Editing a Page
        1. III.7.5.1. Modifying text
        2. III.7.5.2. Replacing images
        3. III.7.5.3. Adding new elements
      6. III.7.6. Tweaking with the Inspector
      7. III.7.7. Publishing Your Web Site
    8. III.8. No, It's Not Called iQuickTime
      1. III.8.1. QuickTime Can Do That?
      2. III.8.2. Playing Media with QuickTime
        1. III.8.2.1. Opening QuickTime movies
        2. III.8.2.2. Operating QuickTime Player
          1. III.8.2.2.1. Playing media
          2. III.8.2.2.2. Movie info
    9. III.9. Turning Your Mac into a DVD Theater
      1. III.9.1. The DVD Hardware
      2. III.9.2. The DVD Player: It's Truly Shiny
        1. III.9.2.1. Using the Controller
        2. III.9.2.2. Keeping your eyes on the Viewer
      3. III.9.3. Taking Advantage of Additional DVD Features
        1. III.9.3.1. Controller extras
        2. III.9.3.2. DVD Player preferences
          1. III.9.3.2.1. Player
          2. III.9.3.2.2. Disc Setup
          3. III.9.3.2.3. Full Screen
          4. III.9.3.2.4. Windows
          5. III.9.3.2.5. Previously Viewed
          6. III.9.3.2.6. High Definition
  8. IV. Using iWork
    1. IV.1. Desktop Publishing with Pages
      1. IV.1.1. Creating a New Pages Document
      2. IV.1.2. Open an Existing Pages Document
      3. IV.1.3. Saving Your Work
      4. IV.1.4. Touring the Pages Window
      5. IV.1.5. Entering and Editing Text
      6. IV.1.6. Using Text and Graphics Boxes
      7. IV.1.7. The Three Amigos: Cut, Copy, and Paste
        1. IV.1.7.1. Cutting stuff
        2. IV.1.7.2. Copying text and images
        3. IV.1.7.3. Pasting from the Clipboard
      8. IV.1.8. Formatting Text the Easy Way
      9. IV.1.9. Adding a Spiffy Table
      10. IV.1.10. Adding Alluring Photos
      11. IV.1.11. Adding a Background Shape
      12. IV.1.12. Are You Sure About That Spelling?
      13. IV.1.13. Printing Your Pages Documents
      14. IV.1.14. Sharing That Poster with Others
    2. IV.2. Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers
      1. IV.2.1. Before We Launch Numbers . . .
      2. IV.2.2. Creating a New Numbers Document
      3. IV.2.3. Opening an Existing Spreadsheet File
      4. IV.2.4. Save Those Spreadsheets!
      5. IV.2.5. Exploring the Numbers Window
      6. IV.2.6. Navigate and Select Cells in a Spreadsheet
      7. IV.2.7. Entering and Editing Data in a Spreadsheet
      8. IV.2.8. Selecting the Right Number Format
      9. IV.2.9. Aligning Cell Text Just So
      10. IV.2.10. Format with Shading
      11. IV.2.11. Insert and Delete Rows and Columns
      12. IV.2.12. The Formula Is Your Friend
      13. IV.2.13. Adding Visual Punch with a Chart
    3. IV.3. Building Presentations with Keynote
      1. IV.3.1. Creating a New Keynote Project
      2. IV.3.2. Opening a Keynote Presentation
      3. IV.3.3. Saving Your Presentation
      4. IV.3.4. Putting Keynote to Work
      5. IV.3.5. Adding Slides
      6. IV.3.6. Working with Text and Graphics Boxes
      7. IV.3.7. Adding and Editing Slide Text
      8. IV.3.8. Formatting Slide Text for the Perfect Look
      9. IV.3.9. Using Presenter's Notes in Your Project
      10. IV.3.10. Every Good Presentation Needs Media
      11. IV.3.11. Adding a Background Shape
      12. IV.3.12. Creating Your Keynote Slideshow
      13. IV.3.13. Printing Your Slides and Notes
  9. V. The Typical Internet Stuff
    1. V.1. Getting on the Internet
      1. V.1.1. Shopping for an ISP
      2. V.1.2. Investigating Various Types of Connections
      3. V.1.3. Setting Up Your Internet Connection
        1. V.1.3.1. Using an internal or external modem
        2. V.1.3.2. Using Ethernet hardware
    2. V.2. Using Apple Mail
      1. V.2.1. Know Thy Mail Window
      2. V.2.2. Setting Up Your Account
        1. V.2.2.1. Adding an account
        2. V.2.2.2. Editing an existing account
        3. V.2.2.3. Deleting an account
      3. V.2.3. Receiving and Reading E-Mail Wisdom
        1. V.2.3.1. Reading and deleting your messages
        2. V.2.3.2. Replying to mail
      4. V.2.4. Raise the Little Flag: Sending E-Mail
      5. V.2.5. What? You Get Junk Mail, Too?
      6. V.2.6. Attachments on Parade
      7. V.2.7. Fine-Tuning Your Post Office
        1. V.2.7.1. Adding sound
        2. V.2.7.2. Checking Mail automatically
        3. V.2.7.3. Automating junk mail and message deletion
        4. V.2.7.4. Adding signatures
        5. V.2.7.5. Changing the status of an account
      8. V.2.8. Automating Your Mail with Rules
    3. V.3. Staying in Touch with iChat
      1. V.3.1. Configuring iChat
      2. V.3.2. Changing Modes in iChat
      3. V.3.3. Will You Be My Buddy?
      4. V.3.4. Chat! Chat, I Say!
      5. V.3.5. Sharing Screens and iChat Theater
      6. V.3.6. Sending Files with iChat
      7. V.3.7. Eliminating the Riffraff
      8. V.3.8. Adding Visual Effects
    4. V.4. Expanding Your Horizons with iDisk
      1. V.4.1. Grabbing Internet Storage for Your Mac
      2. V.4.2. Understanding What's on Your iDisk
      3. V.4.3. Opening and Using iDisk
    5. V.5. Going Places with Safari
      1. V.5.1. Pretend You've Never Used This Thing
      2. V.5.2. Visiting Web Sites
      3. V.5.3. Navigating the Web
      4. V.5.4. Setting Up Your Home Page
      5. V.5.5. Adding and Using Bookmarks
      6. V.5.6. Downloading Files
      7. V.5.7. Using Subscriptions and History
      8. V.5.8. Tabs Are Your Browsing Friends
      9. V.5.9. Saving Web Pages
      10. V.5.10. Protecting Your Privacy
        1. V.5.10.1. Yes, there are such things as bad cookies
        2. V.5.10.2. Cleaning your cache
        3. V.5.10.3. Handling ancient history
        4. V.5.10.4. Avoiding those @*!^%$ pop-up ads
    6. V.6. Staying Secure Online
      1. V.6.1. What Can Really Happen?
      2. V.6.2. "Shields Up, Chekov!"
        1. V.6.2.1. Firewall basics
          1. V.6.2.1.1. Do I already have a firewall?
          2. V.6.2.1.2. Using the internal Mac OS X firewall
          3. V.6.2.1.3. Using a commercial software firewall
        2. V.6.2.2. Antivirus basics
      3. V.6.3. A Dose of Common Sense: Things Not to Do Online
  10. VI. Networking in Mac OS X
    1. VI.1. Setting Up a Small Network
      1. VI.1.1. What Do I Need to Set Up My Network?
        1. VI.1.1.1. Something to network
        2. VI.1.1.2. Network interface card (NIC)
        3. VI.1.1.3. Switch
        4. VI.1.1.4. Cables
      2. VI.1.2. Setting Up Your Network
      3. VI.1.3. Understanding the Basics of Network Configuration
        1. VI.1.3.1. TCP/IP
          1. VI.1.3.1.1. IP addresses
          2. VI.1.3.1.2. IP addresses at home versus on the Internet
        2. VI.1.3.2. Software applications
      4. VI.1.4. Configuring Network System Preferences
        1. VI.1.4.1. Using DHCP for automatic IP address assignment
        2. VI.1.4.2. Manually choosing an IP address range
      5. VI.1.5. Verifying Connectivity
      6. VI.1.6. Troubleshooting Your New Network
        1. VI.1.6.1. Physical problems with your network
        2. VI.1.6.2. Network configuration problems
    2. VI.2. Using Your Network
      1. VI.2.1. It's All about (File) Sharing
        1. VI.2.1.1. Creating an account
        2. VI.2.1.2. Enabling file sharing
        3. VI.2.1.3. Connecting to a shared resource
      2. VI.2.2. Sharing a Connected Printer
      3. VI.2.3. Sharing Files with Windows Computers
      4. VI.2.4. Accessing File Shares on Windows Computers
      5. VI.2.5. Using FTP to Access Files
        1. VI.2.5.1. Using the Mac OS X built-in FTP to share files
        2. VI.2.5.2. Using FTP from Terminal to transfer files
      6. VI.2.6. Using the Built-in Firewall
      7. VI.2.7. Remote Control of Your Mac
        1. VI.2.7.1. Using Screen Sharing
        2. VI.2.7.2. Remotely control your Mac (for free, no less!)
        3. VI.2.7.3. How VNC works
        4. VI.2.7.4. Remote control of another computer from your Mac
    3. VI.3. Going Wireless
      1. VI.3.1. Speaking the Wireless Lingo
      2. VI.3.2. Figuring Out the Different Flavors of Wireless Ethernet
        1. VI.3.2.1. Basic Wi-Fi: 802.11b
        2. VI.3.2.2. Let's get Extreme: 802.11g
        3. VI.3.2.3. Raising the bar to 802.11n
        4. VI.3.2.4. The guy with the turquoise teeth
      3. VI.3.3. Keeping Your Wireless Network Secure
        1. VI.3.3.1. WPA and WPA2
        2. VI.3.3.2. WEP
        3. VI.3.3.3. The LEAP security standard
      4. VI.3.4. Setting Up Your Wireless Network
        1. VI.3.4.1. Installing an AirPort Extreme network card
        2. VI.3.4.2. Setting up an Ad Hoc wireless network
        3. VI.3.4.3. Setting up wireless networks with an AirPort Base Station
          1. VI.3.4.3.1. Joining in an existing AirPort network
          2. VI.3.4.3.2. Disconnecting from an AirPort network
          3. VI.3.4.3.3. Turning your AirPort hardware on or off
    4. VI.4. Sharing That Precious Internet Thing
      1. VI.4.1. Sharing the Internet
      2. VI.4.2. Using Network Address Translation
      3. VI.4.3. Ways to Share Your Internet Connection
        1. VI.4.3.1. Using hardware for sharing an Internet connection
        2. VI.4.3.2. Using software for sharing an Internet connection
      4. VI.4.4. Connecting Everything for Wired Sharing
        1. VI.4.4.1. Using the software method
        2. VI.4.4.2. Using the hardware method
      5. VI.4.5. Adding Wireless Support
        1. VI.4.5.1. If you already have a cable/DSL router or are using software Internet sharing
        2. VI.4.5.2. If you do not have a cable/DSL router or an AirPort Extreme Base Station
  11. VII. Expanding Your System
    1. VII.1. Hardware That Will Make You Giddy
      1. VII.1.1. Parading Pixels: Digital Cameras, DV Camcorders, and Scanners
        1. VII.1.1.1. Digital cameras
          1. VII.1.1.1.1. What they cost
          2. VII.1.1.1.2. What to look for
        2. VII.1.1.2. DV camcorders
          1. VII.1.1.2.1. What they cost
          2. VII.1.1.2.2. What to look for
        3. VII.1.1.3. Scanners
          1. VII.1.1.3.1. What they cost
          2. VII.1.1.3.2. What to look for
      2. VII.1.2. Incredible Input: Keyboards, Trackballs, Joysticks, and Drawing Tablets
        1. VII.1.2.1. Keyboards
          1. VII.1.2.1.1. What they cost
          2. VII.1.2.1.2. What to look for
        2. VII.1.2.2. Trackballs
          1. VII.1.2.2.1. What they cost
          2. VII.1.2.2.2. What to look for
        3. VII.1.2.3. Joysticks
          1. VII.1.2.3.1. What they cost
          2. VII.1.2.3.2. What to look for
        4. VII.1.2.4. Drawing tablets
          1. VII.1.2.4.1. What they cost
          2. VII.1.2.4.2. What to look for
      3. VII.1.3. Sublime Storage: CD/DVD Recorders
        1. VII.1.3.1.
          1. VII.1.3.1.1. What they cost
          2. VII.1.3.1.2. What to look for
      4. VII.1.4. Awesome Audio: Subwoofer Systems and MP3 Hardware
        1. VII.1.4.1. Subwoofer speaker systems
          1. VII.1.4.1.1. What they cost
          2. VII.1.4.1.2. What to look for
        2. VII.1.4.2. MP3 players (well, actually, just the iPod)
    2. VII.2. Add RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Stir
      1. VII.2.1. Adding Memory: Reasons for More RAM
      2. VII.2.2. Shopping for a RAM Upgrade
        1. VII.2.2.1. Finding out the current memory in your Mac
        2. VII.2.2.2. Determining the exact model of your computer
      3. VII.2.3. The Tao of Hard Drive Territory
      4. VII.2.4. Internal versus External Storage
        1. VII.2.4.1. External drives
        2. VII.2.4.2. Internal drives
      5. VII.2.5. Determining How Much Space You Need
      6. VII.2.6. Shopping for a Hard Drive
      7. VII.2.7. Installing Your New Stuff
        1. VII.2.7.1. The easy way
        2. VII.2.7.2. The hard way
    3. VII.3. Port-o-Rama: Using USB and FireWire
      1. VII.3.1. Appreciating the Advantage of a FireWire Connection
      2. VII.3.2. Understanding USB and the Tale of Two Point Oh
      3. VII.3.3. Hey, You Need a Hub!
      4. VII.3.4. Uh, It's Just Sitting There
        1. VII.3.4.1. Common FireWire and USB headaches
        2. VII.3.4.2. Check those drivers
    4. VII.4. I'm Okay, You're a Printer
      1. VII.4.1. Meet the Printer Browser
      2. VII.4.2. Adding a Funky Printer
      3. VII.4.3. Managing Your Printing Jobs
      4. VII.4.4. Sharing a Printer across That There Network
    5. VII.5. Applications That You've (Probably) Gotta Have
      1. VII.5.1. The Trundling Microsoft Mammoth
      2. VII.5.2. Your Mac OS X Toolbox: TechTool Pro
      3. VII.5.3. Image Editing for the Masses
      4. VII.5.4. The Morass of Digital Video
      5. VII.5.5. Yes, It's Really Called "Toast"
      6. VII.5.6. If You Positively Have to Run Windows . . .
      7. VII.5.7. All Hail FileMaker Pro
      8. VII.5.8. Utilities That Rock
        1. VII.5.8.1. StuffIt
        2. VII.5.8.2. QuicKeys X3
        3. VII.5.8.3. BBEdit
        4. VII.5.8.4. REALbasic
      9. VII.5.9. At Least One Game
        1. VII.5.9.1. Mac OS X Chess
        2. VII.5.9.2. World of WarCraft
  12. VIII. Advanced Mac OS X
    1. VIII.1. . . . And UNIX Lurks Beneath
      1. VIII.1.1. Why Use the Keyboard?
        1. VIII.1.1.1. UNIX keyboarding is fast
        2. VIII.1.1.2. The UNIX keyboard is a powerful beast
        3. VIII.1.1.3. Go where no mouse has gone before
        4. VIII.1.1.4. Automate to elevate
        5. VIII.1.1.5. Remote control
      2. VIII.1.2. Uncovering the Terminal
        1. VIII.1.2.1. What's a prompt?
        2. VIII.1.2.2. A few commands to get started
        3. VIII.1.2.3. Using the skills you already have
      3. VIII.1.3. UNIX Commands 101
        1. VIII.1.3.1. Anatomy of a UNIX command
        2. VIII.1.3.2. Command-line gotchas
        3. VIII.1.3.3. Help is on the way!
        4. VIII.1.3.4. Autocompletion
      4. VIII.1.4. Working with Files
        1. VIII.1.4.1. Paths
        2. VIII.1.4.2. Copying, moving, renaming, and deleting files
        3. VIII.1.4.3. Opening documents and launching applications
      5. VIII.1.5. Useful Commands
        1. VIII.1.5.1. Calendar
        2. VIII.1.5.2. Processes
      6. VIII.1.6. UNIX Cadillac Commands
        1. VIII.1.6.1. Finding files
        2. VIII.1.6.2. Using pipes
      7. VIII.1.7. UNIX Programs That Come in Handy
        1. VIII.1.7.1. Text editors
        2. VIII.1.7.2. Creating a new document
        3. VIII.1.7.3. Networking with the Terminal
          1. VIII.1.7.3.1. WWW and FTP
          2. VIII.1.7.3.2. How do you spell success? C-u-r-l!
    2. VIII.2. AppleScript Just Plain Rocks
      1. VIII.2.1. What's So Great about AppleScript?
        1. VIII.2.1.1. Automate common tasks in the Finder
        2. VIII.2.1.2. Automate tasks in other applications
      2. VIII.2.2. Running a Script
        1. VIII.2.2.1. Identifying scripts in the field
        2. VIII.2.2.2. The AppleScript Editor application
        3. VIII.2.2.3. Executing a script
      3. VIII.2.3. Writing Your Own Simple Scripts
        1. VIII.2.3.1. Create a script without touching a key
        2. VIII.2.3.2. Building your own scripts
      4. VIII.2.4. One Step Beyond: AppleScript Programming
        1. VIII.2.4.1. Grab the Dictionary
        2. VIII.2.4.2. Anatomy of a simple script
      5. VIII.2.5. I Summon Automator — the Silicon Programmer!
      6. VIII.2.6. Help Is at Your Fingertips
        1. VIII.2.6.1. Built-in AppleScript Help
        2. VIII.2.6.2. AppleScript on the Web
          1. VIII.2.6.2.1. Apple Computer
          2. VIII.2.6.2.2. Automator World
    3. VIII.3. Talking and Writing to Your Macintosh
      1. VIII.3.1. Using Ink with a Tablet
      2. VIII.3.2. Computer, Can You Hear Me?
        1. VIII.3.2.1. The Speech Recognition tab
          1. VIII.3.2.1.1. The Settings pane
          2. VIII.3.2.1.2. The Commands pane
        2. VIII.3.2.2. The Feedback window
        3. VIII.3.2.3. The Speech Command window
      3. VIII.3.3. Your Mac Talks Back!
        1. VIII.3.3.1. The Text to Speech panel
          1. VIII.3.3.1.1. Talking alerts
          2. VIII.3.3.1.2. Other spoken items
        2. VIII.3.3.2. The Date & Time pane
        3. VIII.3.3.3. Configuring VoiceOver within the Universal Access pane
        4. VIII.3.3.4. Speaking text through applications
        5. VIII.3.3.5. Speaking text through services
    4. VIII.4. Hosting a Web Site with Mac OS X
      1. VIII.4.1. Building a Site with MobileMe
        1. VIII.4.1.1. Registering as a MobileMe user
        2. VIII.4.1.2. Creating a Web page manually on MobileMe
      2. VIII.4.2. Using Mac OS X Web Sharing
        1. VIII.4.2.1. I love Apache: Confessions of a UNIX Webmaster
        2. VIII.4.2.2. Configuring and running Apache
          1. VIII.4.2.2.1. Serving static information
          2. VIII.4.2.2.2. Serving information dynamically
          3. VIII.4.2.2.3. Fancier dynamic stuff
          4. VIII.4.2.2.4. When bad things happen to good Webmasters