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Mac OS by Paul McFedries

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6. Setting System Preferences

Taking a Tour of the System Preferences

If you want to learn Mac OS X in depth, as I hope to show you in this book, you have to go beyond the superficial features and tools that the interface provides and get under the hood to tinker with the non-obvious settings and options. In Mac OS X, this means (at least in part), tackling the System Preferences application, which is a powerful and important tool that you use to control how your Mac OS X system works and looks. With a thorough understanding of what you can do with System Preferences, you’ll be in great shape not only to learn Mac OS X in depth, but also to fully customize and configure Mac OS X to suit the way you work and your personal tastes. This chapter ...

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