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Mac OS® X Snow Leopard™ Simplified®

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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.

    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. Praise for Visual Books
    3. Credits
    4. About the Author
    5. Author's Acknowledgments
    6. How to Use This Book
      1. Who Needs This Book
      2. Book Organization
      3. Chapter Organization
      4. What You Need to Use This Book
      5. Using the Mouse
      6. The Conventions in This Book
    7. 1. Learning Basic Mac OS X Tasks
      1. 1.1. Explore the Mac OS X Screen
      2. 1.2. Tour the Dock
      3. 1.3. Start an Application
        1. 1.3.1. Start an Application
      4. 1.4. Switch Between Applications
        1. 1.4.1. Switch Between Applications
      5. 1.5. Tour an Application Window
      6. 1.6. Select a Command from a Pull-Down Menu
        1. 1.6.1. Select a Command from a Pull-Down Menu
      7. 1.7. Select a Command Using a Toolbar
        1. 1.7.1. Select a Command Using a Toolbar
      8. 1.8. Select Options with Dialog Controls
      9. 1.9. Save a Document
        1. 1.9.1. Save a Document
      10. 1.10. Open a Document
        1. 1.10.1. Open a Document
      11. 1.11. Print a Document
        1. 1.11.1. Print a Document
      12. 1.12. Edit Document Text
        1. 1.12.1. Edit Document Text
      13. 1.13. Copy a File
        1. 1.13.1. Copy a File
      14. 1.14. Move a File
        1. 1.14.1. Move a File
      15. 1.15. Rename a File
        1. 1.15.1. Rename a File
      16. 1.16. Delete a File
        1. 1.16.1. Delete a File
    8. 2. Surfing the World Wide Web
      1. 2.1. Open and Close Safari
        1. 2.1.1. Open and Close Safari
      2. 2.2. Select a Link
        1. 2.2.1. Select a Link
      3. 2.3. Enter a Web Page Address
        1. 2.3.1. Enter a Web Page Address
      4. 2.4. Open a Web Page in a Tab
        1. 2.4.1. Open a Web Page in a Tab
      5. 2.5. Navigate Web Pages
        1. 2.5.1. Navigate Web Pages
      6. 2.6. Navigate with the History List
        1. 2.6.1. Navigate with the History List
      7. 2.7. Change Your Home Page
        1. 2.7.1. Change Your Home Page
      8. 2.8. Bookmark Web Pages
        1. 2.8.1. Bookmark Web Pages
      9. 2.9. Search for Sites
        1. 2.9.1. Search for Sites
    9. 3. Communicating via E-mail and Chat
      1. 3.1. Open and Close Mail
        1. 3.1.1. Open and Close Mail
      2. 3.2. Add an E-mail Account
        1. 3.2.1. Add an E-mail Account
      3. 3.3. Send an E-mail Message
        1. 3.3.1. Send an E-mail Message
      4. 3.4. Add a File Attachment
        1. 3.4.1. Add a File Attachment
      5. 3.5. Add a Signature
        1. 3.5.1. Add a Signature
      6. 3.6. Receive and Read E-mail Messages
        1. 3.6.1. Receive and Read E-mail Messages
      7. 3.7. Reply to a Message
        1. 3.7.1. Reply to a Message
      8. 3.8. Forward a Message
        1. 3.8.1. Forward a Message
      9. 3.9. Open and Close iChat
        1. 3.9.1. Open and Close iChat
      10. 3.10. Add a Buddy
        1. 3.10.1. Add a Buddy
      11. 3.11. Start a Text Chat
        1. 3.11.1. Start a Text Chat
      12. 3.12. Start an Audio Chat
        1. 3.12.1. Start an Audio Chat
    10. 4. Tracking Your Contacts and Appointments
      1. 4.1. Open and CloseAddress Book
        1. 4.1.1. Open and Close Address Book
      2. 4.2. Add a New Contact
        1. 4.2.1. Add a New Contact
      3. 4.3. Edit a Contact
        1. 4.3.1. Edit a Contact
      4. 4.4. Create a Contact Group
        1. 4.4.1. Create a Contact Group
      5. 4.5. Open and Close iCal
        1. 4.5.1. Open and Close iCal
      6. 4.6. Navigate the Calendar
        1. 4.6.1. Navigate the Calendar
      7. 4.7. Create an Appointment
        1. 4.7.1. Create an Appointment
      8. 4.8. Create a Repeating Appointment
        1. 4.8.1. Create a Repeating Appointment
      9. 4.9. Create a To-Do Item
        1. 4.9.1. Create a To-Do Item
    11. 5. Playing and Organizing Your Music
      1. 5.1. Open and Close iTunes
        1. 5.1.1. Open and Close iTunes
      2. 5.2. Understanding the iTunes Library
      3. 5.3. Navigate the iTunes Window
      4. 5.4. Play a Song
        1. 5.4.1. Play a Song
      5. 5.5. Play a Music CD
        1. 5.5.1. Play a Music CD
      6. 5.6. Import Tracks from a Music CD
        1. 5.6.1. Import Tracks from a Music CD
      7. 5.7. Create a Playlist
        1. 5.7.1. Create a Playlist
      8. 5.8. Burn Music Files to a CD
        1. 5.8.1. Burn Music Files to a CD
      9. 5.9. Purchase Music from the iTunes Store.
        1. 5.9.1. Purchase Music from the iTunes Store
      10. 5.10. Listen to an Internet Radio Station
        1. 5.10.1. Listen to an Internet Radio Station
    12. 6. Synchronizing Your iPod or iPhone
      1. 6.1. Connect an iPod
        1. 6.1.1. Connect an iPod
      2. 6.2. Connect an iPhone
        1. 6.2.1. Connect an iPhone
      3. 6.3. Synchronize Music
        1. 6.3.1. Synchronize Music
      4. 6.4. Synchronize Photos to Your iPod or iPhone
        1. 6.4.1. Synchronize Photos to Your iPod or iPhone
      5. 6.5. Synchronize Photos from Your iPhone
        1. 6.5.1. Synchronize Photos from Your iPhone
      6. 6.6. Synchronize Movies and TV Shows
        1. 6.6.1. Synchronize Movies and TV Shows
      7. 6.7. Synchronize Mail, Contacts, and Calendars
        1. 6.7.1. Synchronize Mail, Contacts, and Calendars
    13. 7. Viewing and Editing Your Photos
      1. 7.1. View a Preview of a Photo
        1. 7.1.1. View a Preview of a Photo
      2. 7.2. View a Slideshow of Your Photos
        1. 7.2.1. View a Slideshow of Your Photos
      3. 7.3. Open and Close iPhoto
        1. 7.3.1. Open and Close iPhoto
      4. 7.4. Import Photos from a Digital Camera
        1. 7.4.1. Import Photos from a Digital Camera
      5. 7.5. View Your Photos
        1. 7.5.1. View Your Photos
      6. 7.6. Create an Album
        1. 7.6.1. Create an Album
      7. 7.7. Crop a Photo
        1. 7.7.1. Crop a Photo
      8. 7.8. Rotate a Photo
        1. 7.8.1. Rotate a Photo
      9. 7.9. Straighten a Photo
        1. 7.9.1. Straighten a Photo
      10. 7.10. Remove Red Eye from a Photo
        1. 7.10.1. Remove Red Eye from a Photo
      11. 7.11. Add Names to Faces in Your Photos
        1. 7.11.1. Add Names to Faces in Your Photos
      12. 7.12. Map Your Photos
        1. 7.12.1. Map Your Photos
      13. 7.13. E-mail a Photo
        1. 7.13.1. E-mail a Photo
      14. 7.14. Take Your Picture
        1. 7.14.1. Take Your Picture
    14. 8. Playing and Creating Digital Video
      1. 8.1. Play a DVD Using DVD Player
        1. 8.1.1. Play a DVD Using DVD Player
      2. 8.2. Play Digital Video with QuickTime Player
        1. 8.2.1. Play Digital Video with QuickTime Player
      3. 8.3. Create a New Movie Project
        1. 8.3.1. Create a New Movie Project
      4. 8.4. Import a Video File
        1. 8.4.1. Import a Video File
      5. 8.5. Add Video Clips to Your Project
        1. 8.5.1. Add Video Clips to Your Project
      6. 8.6. Trim a Clip
        1. 8.6.1. Trim a Clip
      7. 8.7. Add a Transition Between Clips
        1. 8.7.1. Add a Transition Between Clips
      8. 8.8. Add a Photo
        1. 8.8.1. Add a Photo
      9. 8.9. Add a Music Track
        1. 8.9.1. Add a Music Track
      10. 8.10. Record a Voiceover
        1. 8.10.1. Record a Voiceover
      11. 8.11. Add Titles and Credits
        1. 8.11.1. Add Titles and Credits
      12. 8.12. Play the Movie
        1. 8.12.1. Play the Movie
    15. 9. Customizing Mac OS X to Suit Your Style
      1. 9.1. Display System Preferences
        1. 9.1.1. Display System Preferences
      2. 9.2. Change the Desktop Background.
        1. 9.2.1. Change the Desktop Background
      3. 9.3. Activate the Screen Saver
        1. 9.3.1. Activate the Screen Saver
      4. 9.4. Set the Mac OS X Sleep Options
        1. 9.4.1. Set the Mac OS X Sleep Options
      5. 9.5. Add a User Account
        1. 9.5.1. Add a User Account
      6. 9.6. Customize the Dock
        1. 9.6.1. Customize the Dock
      7. 9.7. Add an Icon to the Dock
        1. 9.7.1. Add an Icon to the Dock
      8. 9.8. Add a Widget to the Dashboard
        1. 9.8.1. Add a Widget to the Dashboard
    16. 10. Performing Maintenance with Mac OS X
      1. 10.1. Empty the Trash
        1. 10.1.1. Empty the Trash
      2. 10.2. Organize Your Desktop
        1. 10.2.1. Organize Your Desktop
      3. 10.3. Check Hard Disk Free Space
        1. 10.3.1. Check Hard Disk Free Space
      4. 10.4. Uninstall Unused Applications
        1. 10.4.1. Uninstall Unused Applications
      5. 10.5. Configure Time Machine Backups
        1. 10.5.1. Configure Time Machine Backups
      6. 10.6. Restore Files Using Time Machine
        1. 10.6.1. Restore Files Using Time Machine
    17. 11. Troubleshooting Mac OS X Problems
      1. 11.1. Restart Your Mac
        1. 11.1.1. Restart Your Mac
      2. 11.2. Unlock System Preferences
        1. 11.2.1. Unlock System Preferences
      3. 11.3. Force a Stuck Application to Close
        1. 11.3.1. Force a Stuck Application to Close
      4. 11.4. Repair a Corrupt Preferences File
        1. 11.4.1. Repair a Corrupt Preferences File
      5. 11.5. Reset a Forgotten Password
        1. 11.5.1. Reset a Forgotten Password
      6. 11.6. Repair Disk Permissions
        1. 11.6.1. Repair Disk Permissions
      7. 11.7. Repair a Disk
        1. 11.7.1. Repair a Disk