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OS X Mountain Lion: Visual QuickStart Guide

Book Description

The latest update of this best-selling Visual QuickStart Guide will have you up and running in no time with OS X Mountain Lion. Respected, best-selling author Maria Langer will take you through all of OS X Mountain Lion's groundbreaking capabilities and new features, including iCloud, Messages, Reminders, Notes, Notification Center, Game Center, AirPlay Mirroring, and Gatekeeper. In addition to beng a great reference to the essentials of Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Maria includes projects that shows readers how to apply the book's instruction in real-world situations.

Includes Free eBook and Video Access
In addition to concise, step-by-step explanations of core tools and tasks, with plenty of helpful screen shots to keep you on track as you work, OS X Mountain Lion: Visual QuickStart Guide includes an hour-long HD video and eBook. In addition to reading about how to use the tool, you can watch it in action. You can also download digital versions of this book to load on the mobile device of your choice so that you can continue learning whenever and wherever you are. We provide you with ePub, PDF, and Mobi eBook formats to ensure that you get the experience that best suits your viewing needs.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Special Thanks
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Introduction
    1. New Features in OS X Mountain Lion
  8. I. Getting Started with OS X
    1. 1. Setting Up OS X Mountain Lion
      1. Installing OS X Mountain Lion
      2. Configuring OS X Mountain Lion
    2. 2. Finder Basics
      1. The Finder & Desktop
      2. The Mouse & Trackpad
      3. Menus
      4. The Keyboard
      5. Icons
      6. Windows
      7. The Toolbar
      8. The Sidebar
      9. The Status Bar
      10. The Dock
      11. Sleeping, Restarting & Shutting Down
    3. 3. File Management Basics
      1. OS X Disk Organization
      2. Pathnames
      3. The Go Menu
      4. Icon Names
      5. Folders
      6. Moving & Copying Items
      7. The Trash & Deleting Items
    4. 4. Window Views
      1. Window Views
      2. Working with Icon View
      3. Working with List View
      4. Working with Column View
      5. Working with Cover Flow
      6. Arranging Window Contents
    5. 5. Getting Help
      1. Help Tags
      2. Help Center
      3. Help & Troubleshooting Advice
  9. II. Managing Files
    1. 6. Advanced Finder Techniques
      1. Spring-Loaded Folders
      2. Labels
      3. Aliases
      4. Recent Items
      5. Quick Look
      6. The Info Window
      7. Compressing Files & Folders
      8. Undoing Finder Actions
    2. 7. Searching for Files
      1. The Spotlight Menu
      2. The Search Field
      3. The Find Command
      4. Smart Folders
      5. Working with Search Results
    3. 8. Storage Devices & Media
      1. Storage Devices & Media
      2. Mounting Disks
      3. Unmounting & Ejecting Disks
      4. Burning CDs & DVDs
    4. 9. Backup & Recovery Features
      1. Backup Basics
      2. Time Machine
      3. Recovery Partition
    5. 10. Multiple Users
      1. Logging Out & In
      2. Fast User Switching
      3. The Home Folder
      4. Sharing Files with Other Users
  10. III. Using Applications
    1. 11. Application Basics
      1. Applications
      2. OS X Applications
      3. Multitasking & the Dock
      4. Using Applications & Creating Documents
      5. Launchpad
      6. Full-Screen Apps
      7. Auto Save, Versions, Revert & Resume
      8. Share Sheets
      9. Force Quitting Applications
    2. 12. Standard Application Menus
      1. The Application Menu
      2. The File Menu
      3. The Edit Menu
      4. The Window Menu
      5. The Help Menu
      6. Dialogs
    3. 13. The App Store
      1. Launching & Quitting App Store
      2. Signing In & Out
      3. Browsing the App Store
      4. Buying & Installing Apps
      5. Updating Apps
    4. 14. TextEdit
      1. Launching & Quitting TextEdit
      2. Entering & Editing Text
      3. Basic Text Formatting
      4. Undoing & Redoing Actions
      5. Copy, Cut & Paste
      6. Checking Spelling & Grammar
      7. Using Dictation
      8. Saving Documents
      9. Opening Documents
    5. 15. Music & Video Applications
      1. iTunes
      2. QuickTime Player
      3. DVD Player
    6. 16. Other OS X Applications
      1. Calculator
      2. Chess
      3. Dictionary
      4. Game Center
      5. Image Capture
      6. Photo Booth
      7. Preview
      8. Stickies
    7. 17. Dashboard
      1. Opening & Closing Dashboard
      2. Displaying the Widget Browser
      3. Using Widgets
      4. Managing Widgets
      5. OS X Widgets Overview
    8. 18. Desktop Management
      1. Stacks
      2. Mission Control
      3. Exposé
      4. Spaces
      5. Notification Center
  11. IV. iCloud-Savvy Applications
    1. 19. Working with iCloud
      1. Setting Up iCloud
      2. Using the iCloud Website
      3. Using iCloud with iWork
      4. Using Find My Mac
      5. Managing iCloud Storage
      6. Disabling iCloud
    2. 20. Contacts
      1. Getting Started with Contacts
      2. Working with Contact Cards
      3. Importing & Creating vCards
      4. Organizing Contact Cards
      5. Printing Contact Cards
    3. 21. Calendar
      1. Launching & Quitting Calendar
      2. Working with the Calendar Window
      3. Working with Events
      4. Creating & Deleting Calendars
      5. Sharing Calendars
    4. 22. Reminders & Notes
      1. Reminders
      2. Notes
  12. V. Mac OS Utilities
    1. 23. Fonts
      1. Font Formats
      2. Font Book
      3. The Fonts Panel
      4. The Character Viewer
    2. 24. Printing
      1. Printing: An Overview
      2. The Page Setup Dialog
      3. Setting Options in the Print Dialog
      4. Previewing Documents
      5. Saving Documents as PDF Files
      6. Printing Documents
      7. Desktop Printers
      8. Print Queues
      9. The Finder’s Print Command
    3. 25. Disk Utility
      1. Launching & Quitting Disk Utility
      2. Learning More about a Disk or Volume
      3. Verifying & Repairing Disks
      4. Erasing & Partitioning Disks
      5. Working with Disk Image Files
    4. 26. OS X Utility Applications
      1. Activity Monitor
      2. Boot Camp Assistant
      3. ColorSync Utility
      4. Console
      5. DigitalColor Meter
      6. Grab
      7. Grapher
      8. Keychain Access
      9. Migration Assistant
      10. System Information
      11. Terminal
      12. VoiceOver Utility
      13. Automation Tools
  13. VI. Network & Internet Connectivity
    1. 27. Networking
      1. Network Interfaces
      2. AirPort
      3. Using the Wi-Fi Status Menu
      4. Bluetooth
      5. Ethernet
      6. FireWire
      7. Users, Groups & Privileges
      8. Connecting for File Sharing
      9. AirDrop
      10. Using a Remote Disc
      11. Network Utility
    2. 28. Connecting to the Internet
      1. Internet Connection Methods
      2. Network Setup & Diagnostics
      3. Using Wi-Fi Hotspots
    3. 29. Internet Applications
      1. Mail
      2. Messages
      3. FaceTime
      4. Safari
  14. VII. Customizing Your Mac
    1. 30. Customizing the Finder
      1. Setting Finder Preferences
      2. Customizing the Dock
      3. Organizing Launchpad
      4. Rearranging Menu Bar Icons
    2. 31. Customizing Finder Windows
      1. Setting View Options
      2. Customizing the Toolbar
      3. Customizing the Sidebar
    3. 32. System Preferences Basics
      1. Getting Started with System Preferences
      2. Locking & Unlocking Preference Settings
      3. Customizing System Preferences
    4. 33. Personal Preferences
      1. General
      2. Desktop & Screen Saver
      3. Dock
      4. Language & Text
      5. Mission Control
      6. Security & Privacy
      7. Spotlight
      8. Notifications
    5. 34. Hardware Preferences
      1. CDs & DVDs
      2. Displays
      3. Energy Saver
      4. Keyboard
      5. Mouse
      6. Trackpad
      7. Print & Scan
      8. Sound
    6. 35. Internet & Wireless Preferences
      1. iCloud
      2. Mail, Contacts & Calendars
      3. Network
      4. Bluetooth
      5. Sharing
    7. 36. System Preferences
      1. Users & Groups
      2. Parental Controls
      3. Date & Time
      4. Software Update
      5. Dictation & Speech
      6. Time Machine
      7. Accessibility
      8. Startup Disk
  15. VIII. References
    1. A. Menus & Keyboard Shortcuts
      1. Apple Menu
      2. Finder Menu
      3. File Menu
      4. Edit Menu
      5. View Menu
      6. Go Menu
      7. Window Menu
      8. Help Menu
  16. Index
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