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OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual

Book Description

What do you get when you cross a Mac with an iPad? OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Its 200 new features include Mac versions of iPad goodies like Maps, iBooks, and iTunes Radio—but not a single page of instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for over 11 years straight.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Big-ticket changes. Finder tabs. Finder tags. App Nap. iCloud Keychain. iTunes Radio. Maps. iBooks. Automatic app updating. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it.
  • Nips and tucks. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, Calendar, Notification Center,Messages, Time Machine…
  • Shortcuts. Meet the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page.
  • Power users. Security, networking, build-your-own Services, file sharing with Windows, even Mac OS X’s Unix chassis—this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear.

There’s something new on practically every page of this edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them.

Table of Contents

  1. OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual
  2. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
  3. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. The Missing Manual Series
  4. Introduction
    1. The Mac Becomes an iPad
    2. What’s New in Mavericks
    3. About This Book
    4. The Very Basics
  5. One. The OS X Desktop
    1. 1. Folders & Windows
      1. Getting into OS X
      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. Quick Look
      9. Finder Tabs
      10. Logging Out, Shutting Down
      11. Getting Help in OS X
    2. 2. Organizing Your Stuff
      1. The OS X Folder Structure
      2. Icon Names
      3. Selecting Icons
      4. Moving and Copying Icons
      5. Making Spring-Loaded Folders Work
      6. Aliases: Icons in Two Places at Once
      7. Finder Tags
      8. The Trash
      9. Get Info
      10. Shortcut Menus, Action Menus
    3. 3. Spotlight
      1. The Spotlight Menu
      2. The Spotlight Window
      3. Customizing Spotlight
      4. Smart Folders
    4. 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
  6. Two. Programs in OS X
    1. 5. Documents, Programs & Mission Control
      1. The Mac App Store
      2. Other Ways to Get Mac Software
      3. Opening OS X Programs
      4. Launchpad
      5. Windows That Auto-Reopen
      6. The “Heads-Up” Program Switcher
      7. Full Screen Mode
      8. Mission Control: Death to Window Clutter
      9. Dashboard
      10. Exposé
      11. Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Way
      12. How Documents Know Their Parents
      13. Keyboard Control
      14. The Save and Open Dialog Boxes
      15. Auto Save and Versions
      16. Documents in the Cloud
      17. Cocoa and Carbon
    2. 6. Data: Typing, Dictating, Sharing & Backing Up
      1. The Mac Keyboard
      2. Notes on Right-Clicking
      3. Power Typing
      4. Dictation
      5. The Many Languages of OS X Text
      6. Data Detectors
      7. Moving Data Between Documents
      8. Exchanging Data with Other Macs
      9. Exchanging Data with Windows PCs
      10. The Share Button
      11. Time Machine
    3. 7. Automator, AppleScript & Services
      1. Services
      2. Automator
      3. AppleScript
    4. 8. Windows on Macintosh
      1. Boot Camp
      2. Windows in a Window
      3. Life with Microsoft Exchange
  7. Three. The Components of OS X
    1. 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. Dictation & Speech
      9. Displays
      10. Dock
      11. Energy Saver
      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. Sound
      26. Spotlight
      27. Startup Disk
      28. Time Machine
      29. Trackpad
      30. Users & Groups
    2. 10. Notifications
      1. Insta-Respond to Bubbles
      2. Shutting Up the Bubbles
      3. The Notification Center
    3. 11. The Free Programs of OS X
      1. Your Free OS X 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. Game Center
      14. GarageBand
      15. iBooks
      16. iChat
      17. Image Capture
      18. iMovie, iPhoto
      19. iTunes
      20. Launchpad
      21. Mail
      22. Maps
      23. Messages
      24. Mission Control
      25. Notes
      26. Photo Booth
      27. Preview
      28. Reminders
      29. QuickTime Player
      30. Safari
      31. Stickies
      32. System Preferences
      33. TextEdit
      34. Time Machine
      35. Utilities: Your OS X Toolbox
    4. 12. CDs, DVDs & iTunes
      1. Disks Today
      2. Disks In, Disks Out
      3. Startup Disks
      4. Erasing a Disk
      5. Burning CDs and DVDs
      6. iTunes: The Digital Jukebox
      7. DVD Movies
  8. Four. The Technologies of OS X
    1. 13. 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. Six OS X Security Shields
      10. And Four Privacy Shields
    2. 14. Networking, File Sharing & AirDrop
      1. Wiring the Network
      2. File Sharing: Three Ways
      3. Accessing Shared Files
      4. Networking with Windows
      5. Screen Sharing
      6. More Dialing In from the Road
    3. 15. Graphics, Fonts & Printing
      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 OS X
      10. Screen-Capture Keystrokes
    4. 16. Sound, Movies & Speech
      1. Playing Sounds
      2. Recording Sounds
      3. QuickTime Player
      4. The Mac Reads to You
      5. VoiceOver
      6. Ink: Handwriting Recognition
  9. Five. OS X Online
    1. 17. 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
      6. Dial-Up Modem Connections
      7. Switching Locations
      8. Internet Sharing
      9. iCloud
    2. 18. 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 (Address Book)
    3. 19. Safari
      1. Browsing Basics
      2. The Unified Address/Search Bar
      3. Full Screen and Gestures
      4. Top Sites
      5. Customizing the Toolbar
      6. Bookmarks (and the Sidebar)
      7. Saved Passwords and the iCloud Keychain
      8. 14 Tips for Better Surfing
      9. Tabbed Browsing
      10. Privacy and Security Features
    4. 20. Messages
      1. Welcome to Messages
      2. iMessages
      3. The Traditional Chat Networks
      4. Let the Chat Begin
      5. Text Chatting
      6. Audio Chats
      7. Video Chats
      8. Juggling Chats and Windows
      9. Sharing Your Screen
      10. Messages Theater, RIP
    5. 21. SSH, FTP & VPN
      1. FTP
      2. Connecting from the Road
      3. Remote Access with SSH
      4. Virtual Private Networking
  10. Six. Appendixes
    1. A. Installing OS X Mavericks
      1. Hardware Requirements
      2. Psychological Requirements
      3. The Standard Installation
      4. The Setup Assistant
      5. The Homemade Installer Disk
    2. B. Troubleshooting
      1. Minor Eccentric Behavior
      2. Frozen Programs (Force Quitting)
      3. Recovery Mode: Three Emergency Disks
      4. Application Won’t Open
      5. Startup Problems
      6. Fixing the Disk
      7. Where to Get Troubleshooting Help
    3. C. The Windows-to-Mac Dictionary
      1. About [this program]
    4. D. The Master OS X Secret Keystroke List
      1. Startup Keystrokes
  11. Index
  12. About the Author
  13. Colophon
  14. Copyright