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macOS High Sierra: The Missing Manual

Book Description

With High Sierra, Apple has taken its macOS operating system to new heights. From Apple’s efficient new file system to improved video streaming and support for virtual reality, this latest macOS version provides features improve your experience. And once again, David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to the #1 bestselling Mac book.

Whether you’re a developer or a home-user, this guide offers a wealth of detail on Apple’s macOS 10.13 operating system, this new edition covers everything High Sierra has to offer.

  • Perfect for newcomers. Get crystal-clear, jargon-free introductions to the best and brightest macOS apps, including Siri, Safari, iCloud, FaceTime, and AirDrop.
  • Get the whole picture. Learn more efficient ways to navigate, organize, and edit your photos with new features in the Photos app.
  • Go in-depth. Take advantage of Apple’s new graphics technology, and its support for virtual reality.Gain real insight. David Pogue doesn't just tell you how to use macOS features. You’ll also learn why to use them—and how to avoid common pitfalls.i

Table of Contents

  1. The Missing Credits
  2. Introduction
    1. What’s New in High Sierra
    2. About This Book
    3. The Very Basics
  3. Part One: The macOS Desktop
    1. Chapter 1: Folders, Windows& Finder Tabs
      1. Getting into macOS
      2. Windows and How to Work Them
      3. The Four Window Views
      4. Icon View
      5. List View
      6. Column View
      7. Cover Flow View
      8. The Preview Pane
      9. Keep Folders on Top
      10. Quick Look
      11. Finder Tabs
      12. Tabs in Other Apps
      13. Logging Out, Shutting Down
      14. Getting Help in macOS
    2. Chapter 2: Organizing Your Stuff
      1. The macOS Folder Structure
      2. Icon Names
      3. Selecting Icons
      4. Moving and Copying Icons
      5. Aliases: Icons in Two Places at Once
      6. Finder Tags
      7. The Trash
      8. Get Info
      9. Shortcut Menus, Action Menus
      10. Optimized Storage
    3. Chapter 3: Spotlight
      1. The Spotlight Menu
      2. The Searching Window
      3. Customizing Spotlight
      4. Smart Folders
    4. Chapter 4: Dock, Desktop & Toolbars
      1. The Dock
      2. Setting Up the Dock
      3. Using the Dock
      4. The Finder Toolbar
      5. Designing Your Desktop
      6. Menulets: The Missing Manual
  4. Part Two: Programs in macOS
    1. Chapter 5: Documents, Programs & Mission Control
      1. The Mac App Store
      2. Other Ways to Get Mac Software
      3. Opening macOS Programs
      4. Launchpad
      5. Windows That Auto-Reopen
      6. The Application Menu
      7. The “Heads-Up” Program Switcher
      8. Full Screen Mode
      9. Split Screen Mode
      10. Mission Control: Death to Window Clutter
      11. Spaces (Virtual Desktops)
      12. Dashboard
      13. Exposé
      14. Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Way
      15. How Documents Know Their Parents
      16. Keyboard Control
      17. The Save and Open Dialog Boxes
      18. Auto Save and Versions
      19. iCloud Drive
      20. The Cocoa Advantage
    2. Chapter 6: Data: Typing, Sharing & Backing Up
      1. The Mac Keyboard
      2. The Touch Bar + Fingerprint Reader
      3. Notes on Right-Clicking
      4. Power Typing
      5. The Many Languages of macOS Text
      6. Ink: Handwriting Recognition
      7. Data Detectors
      8. Moving Data Between Documents
      9. Exchanging Data with Other Macs
      10. Exchanging Data with Windows PCs
      11. The Share Button
      12. Time Machine
    3. Chapter 7: Dictation & Siri
      1. Dictation
      2. Siri on the Mac
      3. How to Use Siri
      4. How to Use “Hey Siri”
      5. What to Say to Siri
      6. Advanced Siri
      7. The Mac Reads to You
    4. Chapter 8: Continuity: Mac+iPhone
      1. Mac as Speakerphone
      2. Texting from the Mac
      3. Instant Hotspot
      4. Handoff
      5. AirDrop
      6. The Universal Clipboard
      7. Apple Watch Login
  5. Part Three: The Components of macOS
    1. Chapter 9: System Preferences
      1. The System Preferences Window
      2. Accessibility
      3. App Store
      4. Bluetooth
      5. CDs & DVDs
      6. Date & Time
      7. Desktop & Screen Saver
      8. Displays
      9. Dock
      10. Energy Saver
      11. Extensions
      12. General
      13. iCloud
      14. Internet Accounts
      15. Keyboard
      16. Language & Region
      17. Mission Control
      18. Mouse
      19. Network
      20. Notifications
      21. Parental Controls
      22. Printers & Scanners
      23. Security & Privacy
      24. Sharing
      25. Siri
      26. Sound
      27. Spotlight
      28. Startup Disk
      29. Time Machine
      30. Touch ID
      31. Trackpad
      32. Users & Groups
      33. Wallet & Apple Pay
    2. Chapter 10: Notifications
      1. Insta-Respond to Bubbles
      2. Shutting Up the Bubbles
      3. The Notification Center
    3. Chapter 11: The Free Programs of macOS
      1. Your Free Programs
      2. App Store
      3. Automator
      4. Calculator
      5. Calendar
      6. Chess
      7. Contacts
      8. Dashboard
      9. Dictionary
      10. DVD Player
      11. FaceTime
      12. Font Book
      13. GarageBand
      14. iBooks
      15. Image Capture
      16. iMovie
      17. iPhoto
      18. iTunes
      19. Launchpad
      20. Mail
      21. Maps
      22. Messages
      23. Mission Control
      24. Notes
      25. Numbers, Pages
      26. Photo Booth
      27. Photos
      28. Preview
      29. Reminders
      30. QuickTime Player
      31. Safari
      32. Stickies
      33. System Preferences
      34. TextEdit
      35. Time Machine
      36. Utilities: Your macOS Toolbox
  6. Part Four: The Technologies of macOS
    1. Chapter 12: Accounts, Security & Gatekeeper
      1. Introducing Accounts
      2. Creating an Account
      3. Parental Controls
      4. Editing Accounts
      5. Setting Up the Login Process
      6. Signing In, Logging Out
      7. Sharing Across Accounts
      8. Fast User Switching
      9. macOS and Security
      10. Five Privacy Shields
    2. Chapter 13: Networking, File Sharing & AirDrop
      1. Wiring the Network
      2. File Sharing: Three Ways
      3. AirDrop
      4. Sharing Your Public Folder
      5. Sharing Any Folder
      6. Accessing Shared Files
      7. Networking with Windows
      8. Screen Sharing
      9. More Dialing In from the Road
    3. Chapter 14: Printing, Fonts & Graphics
      1. Mac Meets Printer
      2. Making the Printout
      3. Managing Printouts
      4. Printer Sharing
      5. Faxing
      6. PDF Files
      7. Fonts—and Font Book
      8. ColorSync
      9. Graphics in macOS
      10. Screen-Capture Keystrokes
    4. Chapter 15: Movies & Sound
      1. QuickTime Player
      2. Playing Sounds
      3. Recording Sounds
  7. Part Five: macOS Online
    1. Chapter 16: Internet Setup & iCloud
      1. The Best News You’ve Heard All Day
      2. Network Central and Multihoming
      3. Broadband Connections
      4. Cellular Modems
      5. Tethering (Personal Hotspot)
      6. Dial-Up Modem Connections
      7. Switching Locations
      8. Internet Sharing
      9. Meet iCloud
      10. iCloud Drive
      11. Photos
      12. Email Address
      13. Data Synchronization
      14. Find My Mac, Find My iPhone
      15. Family Sharing
      16. Back to My Mac
      17. Apple Pay on the Web
      18. More iCloud Features
    2. Chapter 17: Mail & Contacts
      1. Setting Up Mail
      2. Checking Your Mail
      3. Tailoring the Look of Mail
      4. Writing Messages
      5. Stationery
      6. Reading Email
      7. VIPs
      8. The Anti-Spam Toolkit
      9. Contacts
    3. Chapter 18: Safari
      1. The Unified Address/Search Bar
      2. Bookmarks, Favorites, and Top Sites
      3. Full Screen and Gestures
      4. Scrolling
      5. Five Ways to Magnify a Page
      6. Customizing the Toolbar
      7. Saved Passwords: The iCloud Keychain
      8. Tabbed Browsing
      9. Tips for Better Surfing
      10. Per-Website Settings
      11. Privacy and Security Features
    4. Chapter 19: Messages
      1. Welcome to Messages
      2. Setting Up Messages
      3. Let the Chat Begin
      4. iMessages
      5. Other Chat Networks
      6. Sharing Your Screen
    5. Chapter 20: FTP, SSH, VPN & Web Sharing
      1. FTP
      2. Connecting from the Road
      3. Remote Access with SSH
      4. Virtual Private Networking
  8. Part Six: Appendixes
    1. Appendix A: Installing macOS High Sierra
      1. Hardware Requirements
      2. The Standard Installation
      3. The Setup Assistant
      4. The Homemade Installer Disk
    2. Appendix B: Troubleshooting
      1. Slowdowns and Fans
      2. Minor Eccentric Behavior
      3. Frozen Programs (Force-Quitting)
      4. Startup Problems
      5. Recovery Mode: Three Emergency Disks
      6. Use a Local Snapshot to Rewind Your OS
      7. Fixing the Disk
      8. Where to Get Troubleshooting Help
    3. Appendix C: The Windows-to-Mac Dictionary
    4. Appendix D: The Master Secret Keystroke List
  9. Index