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Mac OS by Paul McFedries

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38. Solving Mac Problems

Handling Mac Problems

Even though Mac OS X is a very stable and reliable operating system, you’ll inevitably experience problems. You might experience application crashes or hangs, or an application just might not work the way it is supposed to. You might even experience minor annoyances, such as having to do something in several steps that should require only one. In any case, eventually you’ll run into a situation that requires you to troubleshoot and solve a problem.

Dealing with a problem, especially related to Mac OS X, can be intimidating even if you are a power user because there is so much going on that you might not understand. Although the top-level Mac interface is relatively intuitive, the Unix underpinnings ...

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