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No other author documents the Mac OS the way Robin Williams does. In The Robin Williams Mac OS X Book, Jaguar Edition updated to include Mac OS X 10.2, she brings her inimitable approach to Apple's radically redesigned OS, eschewing jargon for straightforward explanations and a good dose of humor. It's an approach that works equally as well for newcomers looking for a gentle introduction to the Macintosh as it does for experienced Mac users upgrading to Mac OS X 10.2.

This practical, how-to guide covers all of the exciting new features in Mac OS X 10.2, including the revamped Finder, new instant messaging client, global address book, spam-blocking email program, QuickTime 6, Sherlock 3, and more. Robin doesn't neglect the basics either. You'll find logical, easy-to-follow sections on how to use your Mac for a variety of everyday tasks: printing, sending email, exchanging files, and surfing the Web. And for those frustrating moments When Things Go Wrong, Robin has compiled a troubleshooting guide for common Mac snafus. See for yourself why Robin's books have won her millions of fans.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction
  4. Mini-Glossary
  5. What is .Mac?
  6. Start Here
    1. Finding Your Way Around
      1. The Desktop
      2. The Dock
      3. The Finder Windows
      4. Home
      5. The Icons
      6. The Menu Bar
      7. The Finder Menus
      8. Sherlock
      9. System Preferences
      10. Getting Help
    2. An Easy Tutorial
      1. Don’t Limit Yourself!
      2. Quick Start
      3. Start Using the Tutorial Here
      4. Turning it On
      5. The Desktop, Finder, and Home
      6. Using the Mouse
      7. Getting Familiar with the Keyboard
      8. Using the Dock
      9. Using Menus and Menu Commands
      10. Controlling the Windows
      11. Recognizing Icons
      12. Taking Advantage of Keyboard Commands
      13. Word Processing (typing)
      14. Saving your Documents
      15. Printing
      16. Quitting
      17. Basic Desktop Tasks
      18. Inserting Disks
      19. Other Very Important Features
      20. User Groups!
  7. The Basics
    1. The Mouse
      1. Connecting the Mouse
      2. Left-Handed Mousing
      3. The Pointer
      4. Using the Mouse
      5. Mouse Pad
      6. Moving the Mouse when you’ve run out of space
      7. Adjust the Tension on an Optical Mouse
      8. Mouse Preferences
      9. Trackpads and Trackballs
      10. Cleaning the Mouse
      11. Quiz
    2. Keys & the Keyboard
      1. What are All These Keys?
      2. Modifier Keys
      3. Any Key
      4. Asterisk Key
      5. Caps Lock Key
      6. Command Key Apple Key
      7. Control Key ctrl or control
      8. Delete Key (Backspace Key)
      9. Eject Media Disk Key
      10. Enter Key
      11. Escape Key
      12. Forward Slash
      13. Option Key (Alt Key)
      14. Return Key
      15. Shift Key
      16. Sound Level Keys
      17. Spacebar
      18. Tilde
      19. Tab Key
      20. Arrow Keys
      21. Numeric Keypad
      22. Power Key Power Button
      23. Edit Keys
      24. Forward Delete Key (del)
      25. Fkeys F1–F12 or F1–F15
      26. Keyboard Repeat Rate
      27. Full Keyboard Access
      28. fn Key on Laptops (Function Key)
      29. International Keyboard Layouts
      30. Using Zapf Dingbats, Webdings, or Symbol
      31. Quiz
    3. Menus& Shortcuts
      1. Choosing a Menu Command
      2. Pop-up Menus
      3. Hierarchical Menus
      4. Contextual Menus
      5. Gray vs. Black Commands
      6. Ellipses in the Menus
      7. Keyboard Shortcuts
      8. Other Menus and their Visual Clues
      9. Quiz
    4. How to Use the Windows
      1. Finder Windows vs. Document Windows
      2. Finder Windows
      3. Three Views of the Same Contents
      4. Title Bar
      5. Resize Corner
      6. Window Buttons
      7. Scroll Bars and Scrollers
      8. Scroll Arrows
      9. Status Bar
      10. Window Scroll Preferences
      11. The Toolbar
      12. Using Icon View
      13. Using List View
      14. Using Column View
      15. The Window Menu
      16. Close or minimize all of the Windows
      17. Finder Preferences
      18. Document Windows
      19. Quiz
    5. All About Icons
      1. Highlighted, or Selected, Icons
      2. Icons: Single-Click or Double-Click?
      3. Types of Icons
      4. Disk Icons
      5. Folder Icons
      6. Fancy Folders
      7. Trash, or Wastebasket Icon
      8. Application Icons
      9. Document Icons
      10. Blank Document Icons
      11. System Icons
      12. Renaming Icons
      13. Undoing a Name Change
      14. If You Can’t Change the Name
      15. Locking a File
      16. Moving Icons
      17. Creating Your Own Icons
      18. Quiz
    6. All About the Dock
      1. The Basic Dock
      2. Add Items to the Dock
      3. Rearrange Items in the Dock
      4. Remove Items from the Dock
      5. Dock Preferences
      6. Triangles in the Dock
      7. Quit an Application from the Dock
      8. Dock Tips and Tricks
      9. Quiz
    7. The Desktop, Finder, and Home
      1. The Desktop
      2. Desktop Colors, Patterns, or Pictures
      3. Desktop View Options
      4. Computer Level
      5. Finder Preferences
      6. Your Home
      7. General Preferences
      8. The Finder Menu Bar
      9. The Apple Menu
      10. Finder Menu
      11. File Menu
      12. Go Menu
      13. Quiz
    8. How to Use Folders
      1. Organizing Your Disk Using Folders
      2. Understanding Folders and how they display their contents in the different views
      3. Creating a New Folder
      4. Naming the New Folder
      5. Changing the Name of a Folder
      6. Where Did Your New (or renamed) Folder Go?
      7. Putting Something inside a Folder
      8. Storing a Folder in the Toolbar
      9. Storing a Folder in the Dock
      10. Storing a Folder on the Desktop
      11. Opening a Folder in a New Window
      12. New Finder Window
      13. Drag a File to the Desktop
      14. Spring-Loaded Folders
      15. Moving vs. Copying Files
      16. Quiz
    9. Selecting, Moving, and Copying Files
      1. Selecting Individual Files
      2. Selecting Multiple Files in Icon View and on the Desktop
      3. Selecting Multiple Files in List View
      4. Selecting Multiple Files in Column View
      5. Using Search to Select Files
      6. Moving Around in a Window
      7. Moving Files
      8. Copying Files
      9. Copying Files onto a CD
      10. Quiz
    10. Opening Applications & Documents
      1. What is an Application?
      2. Opening an Application
      3. Find the Application
      4. New vs. Open
      5. What is a Document?
      6. Opening a Document
      7. Opening a Document with Drag-and-Drop
      8. Opening a Document in a Different Application
      9. Opening Clipart or Photos
      10. An “Open” Dialog Box
      11. Quiz
    11. Word Processing also known as “typing”
      1. I-Beam
      2. Insertion Point
      3. Delete (or Backspace)
      4. One Space After Periods
      5. Selecting (Highlighting) Text
      6. When to Use the Return Key
      7. Changing Fonts (typefaces) and Rule No. 2
      8. Changing Style
      9. Changing Styles Mid-Sentence—without using the menu
      10. Changing Type Size
      11. Alignment
      12. Blank Spaces
      13. Centering Text
      14. Cut, Copy, and the Clipboard
      15. Copy
      16. Cut
      17. Paste
      18. Delete or Clear and the Clipboard
      19. Undo
      20. Commands Z, X, C, V
      21. Accessing Special Characters
      22. Using Real Accent Marks
      23. Practice What You Learned
      24. Quiz
    12. Saving Your Documents
      1. RAM: Random Access Memory
      2. Danger!
      3. Rule #1: Save Often!
      4. Save As... vs. Save
      5. The Quick-and-Easy Save
      6. The Entire “Save As” Dialog Box
      7. Using the “Where” Menu
      8. Creating a New Folder to Save Into
      9. Visual Clues and Navigating in the Dialog Box
      10. Naming Your Files and Extensions
      11. Reverting to a Previously Saved Version
      12. Making Several Versions
      13. Templates and Stationery
      14. Quiz
    13. Printing Documents
      1. Printers
      2. Quick Start
      3. Making Sure Your Printer is Connected and Turned On
      4. Adding a Printer to the List
      5. Page Setup
      6. Print Specifications
      7. Using the Print Center
      8. Collect Files to Print Later
      9. Create a Virtual PostScript Printer
      10. Use your Color Printer Tools
      11. Quiz
    14. Closing & Quitting
      1. Quit vs. Close
      2. Closing a Document Window
      3. Quitting an Application
      4. Force Quit
      5. Relaunch the Finder
      6. Quiz
    15. Using the Trash
      1. Putting Something in the Trash
      2. Trashing Files when Dock is Hidden
      3. More Ways to Trash Files
      4. Taking Something out of the Trash
      5. Emptying the Trash
      6. Stop the Trash Warning
      7. Throwing Away Locked Files
      8. Quiz
    16. Ejecting Disks
      1. Mounting and Unmounting
      2. Ejecting a Removable Disk
      3. Media Eject Key
      4. F12 Key
      5. Eject on Shut Down or Restart
      6. The Mouse Trick
      7. The Media Eject Key Trick
      8. The Paperclip Trick
      9. Quiz
    17. Restart, Shut Down, or Log Out
      1. The Options
      2. Unsaved Documents
      3. Good Housekeeping
      4. Restart
      5. Log Out
      6. Shut Down
      7. Lock People out of your Mac
      8. Quiz
  8. Beyond the Basics
    1. Multiple Users & their Homes
      1. Advantages of having Multiple Users
      2. Logging Out and Logging In
      3. Creating New Users
      4. Limit a User’s Access
      5. Setting up a User’s Login
      6. Users Can Adjust Their Own Settings
      7. Folders for Sharing Files with Others
      8. Deleting Users
      9. Quiz
    2. Downloading & Installing
      1. Downloading Software
      2. What are all those Files?
      3. Visual Examples of all those Files and What They Do
      4. Installing Applications
      5. Install from a CD
      6. Install by Dragging
      7. If You Forgot a Password
      8. Quiz
    3. Customizing Your Mac with System Preferences
      1. System Preferences
      2. Personal
      3. Hardware
      4. Internet & Network
      5. System
      6. Quiz
    4. Using Aliases
      1. What is an Alias?
      2. Using Aliases
      3. Automatic Aliases
      4. Making an Alias
      5. Details of Aliases
      6. Finding the Original File
      7. Linking an Alias to a New Original
      8. Original File Could Not Be Opened
      9. Quiz
    5. Making & Using Favorites
      1. What are Favorites?
      2. Taking Advantage of Favorites
      3. Making Favorites
      4. Deleting Favorites
      5. Quiz
    6. Find Files on Your Computer
      1. The Search Box
      2. Quick-and-Easy Search
      3. More Detailed Search
      4. Indexing Files for Content Searches
      5. Quiz
    7. Fonts on Your Mac
      1. What Your Fonts Look Like
      2. Using the Font Panel
      3. Installing New Fonts
      4. There’s one more place . . .
      5. Technical Font Stuff
      6. ATM and Mac OS X
      7. Font Management
      8. Quiz
    8. Applications on Your Mac
      1. Acrobat Reader
      2. Address Book
      3. AppleScript
      4. Calculator
      5. Chess
      6. DVD Player
      7. Clock
      8. Image Capture
      9. Internet Connect
      10. Internet Explorer
      11. iPhoto
      12. iTunes
      13. Mail
      14. Preview
      15. QuickTime Player
      16. iMovie
      17. Sherlock
      18. Stickies
      19. System Preferences
      20. TextEdit
      21. Quiz
    9. Useful Utilities
      1. AirPort Setup Assistant
      2. AirPort Admin Utility
      3. Apple System Profiler
      4. Disk Utility
      5. Troubleshooting Utilities
      6. Java Utilities
      7. Color Utilities
      8. Other Utilities
      9. Other Stuff
      10. Quiz
  9. The Internet
    1. What is the Internet?
      1. The Internet
      2. Web Browsers
      3. Internet Service Providers
      4. America Online is not the Internet!
      5. Quiz
    2. Connecting to the Internet & the Web
      1. Step by Step: What To Do
      2. You Need a Modem
      3. If You Have an America Online Account
      4. If You Don’t Have a Provider and don’t want to think about it
      5. So This is the Decision You Must Make
      6. What You Need Before You Start
      7. Walking Through the Connection Setup
      8. Entering the Setup Information Yourself
      9. Internet Preferences
      10. Connect to the Internet with Your Broadband Account
      11. Connect to the Internet with Your Dial-up Account
      12. URLs for you!
    3. Using the World Wide Web
      1. What are Web Pages?
      2. What are Links?
      3. Web Addresses, also known as URLs
      4. Using a Browser
      5. Favorites or Bookmarks
      6. Don’t Forget the Help Files!
      7. Search Tools
      8. Other Sorts of Search Tools
      9. Finding Information on the Web with Sherlock
      10. Quiz
    4. Mail and Address Book
      1. Mail
      2. Address Book
    5. Chat with iChat
      1. Set Up iChat
      2. What is it Like?
      3. Instant Message, Direct Message, or Chat?
      4. Create Your Buddy List
      5. The iChat File Menu
      6. Three Ways to Send an Instant Message
      7. Send an Email to Someone on Your Buddy List
      8. Send a Direct Message
      9. Chat with Several Buddies at Once
      10. Send or Receive Files through iChat
      11. Save Transcripts of Chats
      12. Customize Chat Background
      13. Set up Additional iChat Accounts
      14. Preferences
  10. Basic Networking & Sharing
    1. Sharing Files on One Mac
      1. Permissions
      2. Post a File for All Users to Access
      3. Post a File for Others to Copy
      4. Do You Need to Make a New Public Folder?
      5. Using the Public Folder
      6. Using the Drop Box
      7. Change Permissions on Home Folders
    2. Sharing Files between Several Macs
      1. Simple Networking
      2. How Do I Connect? Let Me Count the Ways
      3. First Step: Ethernet Cables
      4. Second Step: Connect your Macs with Ethernet Cables
      5. Share Files with Rendezvous
      6. Personal File Sharing
      7. Connect with a Double-Click
      8. Share Mac OS 9 Files with Mac OS X
      9. Share Files with a Windows Computer
      10. Disconnect
      11. Other Tips
    3. Sharing Files over the Internet
      1. Personal Web Sharing
      2. Your Mac as an FTP Server
      3. Security Issues
  11. Extra Stuff
    1. Ports & Peripherals
      1. What is a Peripheral?
      2. What is a Port?
      3. What is a Connector?
      4. What is a Slot?
      5. Modem Ports
      6. Ethernet Ports
      7. AAUI Ports
      8. USB Ports
      9. FireWire Ports
      10. PCI Bus and Slots
      11. PC Slots and PC Cards
      12. ADB Ports
      13. Serial Ports
      14. SCSI Ports
      15. Parallel Ports
    2. Reformatting and Partitions
      1. Why Partition?
      2. Why Reformat?
      3. Reformat and Partition Your Hard Disk
    3. Using the Classic Environment
      1. Opening Classic
      2. Classic System Preferences
      3. Quit Classic
      4. Allocate Memory to Classic Applications
      5. Installing and Opening Classic Applications
      6. Working in Classic
      7. Classic and Mac OS X Together
      8. Where’s the OS 9 Desktop?
  12. Back Matter
    1. Where Did it Go? For Experienced Mac OS 9 Users
      1. Desktop and Finder Features
      2. The Dock
      3. Window Views
      4. Finder Windows
      5. Selecting Files
      6. Naming Files
      7. Apple Menu
      8. Control Panels
      9. Internet Features
      10. Miscellaneous Features
      11. Utilities and Small Applications
      12. Fonts
      13. Networking and File Sharing
      14. Printing
      15. Using Classic (Mac OS 9)
      16. Tips for Making the Transition Easier
    2. Accent Marks
    3. Quiz Answers
      1. The Mouse
      2. Keys and the Keyboard
      3. Menus
      4. Windows
      5. Icons
      6. Dock
      7. Desktop and Finder
      8. Folders
      9. Selecting and Copying Files
      10. Opening Documents and Applications
      11. Word Processing
      12. Saving Documents
      13. Printing Documents
      14. Closing and Quitting
      15. Using the Trash
      16. Ejecting Disks
      17. Restart, Shut Down, or Log Out
      18. Multiple Users and their Homes
      19. Downloading and Installing
      20. System Preferences
      21. Aliases
      22. Favorites
      23. Search
      24. Fonts
      25. Applications on the Mac
      26. Utilities on Your Mac
      27. What is the Internet?
      28. Using the World Wide Web
      29. Reformatting and Partitions