You are previewing Show Me Mac® OS X, v10.3 Panther™.
O'Reilly logo
Show Me Mac® OS X, v10.3 Panther™

Book Description

Show Me Mac OS X offers readers a fast, visual way to learn and solve their Mac OS problems. All the most important tasks are covered, using clear, step-by-step instructions with accompanying visuals. The book covers system-level functions, as well as the many accessories and free applications that come with Mac OS X, such as the popular iTunes, iMovie, and iCal programs. This easy-to-use book includes Show Me Live! Software that shows you how to perform everyday tasks and helps you gain real-world experience. Other features include a Troubleshooting Guide to help you solve common problems.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Introduction
  4. Getting Started with Mac OS X Panther
    1. Introduction
    2. Starting Mac OS X
    3. Exploring the Finder and Desktop
    4. Using the Mouse
    5. Working with Menus, Toolbars, and Panes
    6. Using Menus for Quick Results
    7. Choosing Dialog Options
    8. Working with Icons
    9. Viewing Windows
    10. Managing Windows
    11. Exposing Windows
    12. Using the Sidebar
    13. Using Toolbars
    14. Displaying and Using the Dock
    15. Getting Help While You Work
    16. Switching Users
    17. Sleeping, Restarting, and Shutting Down
  5. Managing Files and Folders
    1. Introduction
    2. Opening and Viewing Disks
    3. Viewing and Opening Documents
    4. Changing the Window View
    5. Arranging Files and Folders in Icon View
    6. Working with Files and Folders in List View
    7. Working with Files and Folders in Column View
    8. Going to Common or Recent Places
    9. Organizing Files and Folders by Color
    10. Searching for Files Using the Search Bar
    11. Searching for Files Using the Find Window
    12. Creating and Renaming Files and Folders
    13. Copying and Moving Files and Folders
    14. Using Spring-Loaded Folders
    15. Sharing Files or Folders with Others
    16. Deleting and Restoring Files and Folders
    17. Getting and Setting File Information
    18. Creating a CD or DVD Using the Finder
    19. Mounting and Ejecting Disks
  6. Customizing the Finder
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding Finder Preferences
    3. Showing Icons on the Desktop
    4. Customizing the Way Windows Open
    5. Showing or Hiding File Extensions
    6. Customizing Finder Window Views
    7. Customizing the Toolbar
    8. Customizing the Sidebar
    9. Customizing the Dock
    10. Creating Aliases
    11. Customizing Exposé
    12. Using Simple Finder
    13. Tinkering Around
    14. Customizing Other Ways
  7. Setting System Preferences
    1. Introduction
    2. Where Did They Go?
    3. Understanding System Preferences
    4. Viewing System Preferences
    5. Locking and Unlocking Preference Settings
    6. Set Preference Panes to Lock
    7. Changing Appearance Options
    8. Setting Up the Desktop
    9. Setting Up Screen Savers
    10. Setting the Date and Time
    11. Changing International Options
    12. Setting Universal Access Options
    13. Saving Energy
    14. Selecting a Startup Disk
    15. Changing the Way a CD or DVD Starts
    16. Setting QuickTime Options
    17. Controlling Sound
    18. Recognizing Your Speech
    19. Letting Mac Do the Talking
    20. Setting Ink Preferences
  8. Using Mac OS X Applications
    1. Introduction
    2. Using Mac OS X Applications
    3. Launching Applications
    4. Opening Applications and Files
    5. Quitting Applications
    6. Switching Between Applications
    7. Creating an Address Book
    8. Editing an Address Book
    9. Managing an Address Book
    10. Adding an Image to an Address Book
    11. Playing Chess
    12. Performing Calculations and Conversions
    13. Capturing Images with a Digital Camera
    14. Capturing Screen Shots with Grab
    15. Previewing Images and PDF's
    16. Playing DVD Movies
    17. Playing QuickTime Movies
    18. Creating Sticky Notes
    19. Managing Fonts with Font Book
    20. Activating, Deactivating, and Customizing Fonts
    21. Understanding AppleScript Basics
    22. Using Ready-Made AppleScripts
    23. Writing and Recording AppleScripts
  9. Working with Documents
    1. Introduction
    2. Creating and Opening a Document
    3. Editing Text
    4. Recognizing Handwriting Ink
    5. Making Corrections
    6. Changing Text Wrap
    7. Checking Spelling
    8. Finding and Replacing Text
    9. Formatting Text
    10. Displaying Rulers
    11. Setting Paragraph Tabs
    12. Setting Paragraph Indents
    13. Changing Character Spacing
    14. Changing Line Spacing
    15. Applying and Creating a Style
    16. Inserting Special Characters
    17. Adding Pictures, Movies, or Files to a Document
    18. Saving and Closing a Document
    19. Setting TextEdit Preferences
  10. Printing and Faxing
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding Printers
    3. Understanding Printer Drivers
    4. Using the Printer Setup Utility
    5. Setting Print and Fax Settings
    6. Setting Up Page Options
    7. Setting Basic Print Options
    8. Previewing Documents
    9. Saving Documents as PDF Documents
    10. Using Desktop Printers
    11. Managing Print Queues
    12. Scheduling Print Jobs
    13. Creating a Cover Page
    14. Sending Fax Documents
    15. Receiving Faxes Automatically on Your Computer
    16. Addressing Faxes from the Address Book
  11. Exploring the Internet
    1. Introduction
    2. History of the Internet and the World Wide Web
    3. Connecting to the Internet
    4. Setting Up a Modem Connection
    5. Setting Up a Built-In Ethernet Connection
    6. Setting Up an AirPort Connection
    7. Setting Up Multiple Connections
    8. Using Internet Connect
    9. Understanding Web Sites and Browsers
    10. Starting Safari
    11. Viewing the Safari Window
    12. Customizing the Safari Window
    13. Browsing the Web
    14. Browsing the Web Using Tabs
    15. Navigating Basics
    16. Changing the Home Page
    17. Viewing a History List
    18. Bookmarking a Web Page
    19. Working with Bookmarks
    20. Filling Out Forms on the Web
    21. Searching the Web
    22. Printing a Web Page
    23. Saving a Web Page
    24. Saving Pictures or Text from a Web Page
    25. Downloading Files from the Web
    26. Setting Safari Preferences
    27. Setting Security Preferences
    28. Blocking Pop-Up Windows
    29. Selecting a Default Browser
  12. Using Sherlock for Internet Searches
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding Collections and Channels
    3. Using the Internet Channel
    4. Using the Pictures Channel
    5. Using Third-Party Channels
    6. Using the Stocks Channel
    7. Using the Movies Channel
    8. Using the Phone Book Channel
    9. Using the eBay Channel
    10. Using the Flights Channel
    11. Using the AppleCare Channel
    12. Using the Dictionary Channel
    13. Using the Translation Channel
    14. Customizing Sherlock
  13. Exchanging Messages Using Mail
    1. Introduction
    2. Starting Mail
    3. Setting Up an Account
    4. Managing Accounts
    5. Viewing the Mail Window
    6. Composing and Sending an E-Mail
    7. Addressing an E-Mail
    8. Formatting Message Text
    9. Adding an E-Mail Signature
    10. Receiving and Reading E-Mail
    11. Responding to E-Mail
    12. Sending and Retrieving a File
    13. Managing E-Mail
    14. Deleting E-Mail
    15. Saving E-Mail
    16. Searching E-Mail for Text
    17. Diverting Incoming E-Mail to Mailboxes
    18. Blocking and Bouncing E-Mail
  14. Exploring .Mac Services
    1. Introduction
    2. Joining the .Mac Community
    3. Accessing Your .Mac Account
    4. Setting Up .Mac Mail
    5. Managing .Mac Mail
    6. Sending an iCards Message
    7. Creating a .Mac Address Book
    8. Syncing a .Mac Address Book
    9. Working with .Mac Bookmarks
    10. Creating Web Pages with HomePage
    11. Editing Web Pages with HomePage
    12. Backing Up Your Files Using .Mac
    13. Managing Files with iDisk
    14. Protecting Files with Virex
    15. Getting Online Support
  15. Conducting Live Chats and Video Conferences
    1. Introduction
    2. Creating an Instant Message Account
    3. Starting iChat AV
    4. Viewing iChat AV
    5. Changing My Status
    6. Using the iChat Status Menu
    7. Adding a Buddy
    8. Creating and Managing Buddy Groups
    9. Sending and Receiving Instant Messages
    10. Blocking a Buddy
    11. Sending a File During an Instant Message
    12. Having a Audio and Video Chat
    13. Chatting on a Local Network
    14. Changing the Appearance of a Chat
    15. Getting Notification Alerts
  16. Tracking and Synchronizing Information
    1. Introduction
    2. Viewing the iCal Window
    3. Creating a To Do List
    4. Adding and Editing Calendar Events
    5. Publishing and Subscribing to a Calendar
    6. Setting iCal Preferences
    7. Viewing the iSync Window
    8. Adding Portable Devices to iSync
    9. Setting Up .Mac Synchronization
    10. Setting Device Synchronization Options
    11. Keeping Track of Passwords with Keychain
    12. Adding Keychains
    13. Managing Keychains
  17. Working with Music and DVDs
    1. Introduction
    2. Viewing the iTunes Window
    3. Setting Up iTunes to Automatically Play CDs
    4. Creating Playlists
    5. Adding Songs to a Playlist
    6. Listening to Internet Radio
    7. Burning CDs and Exporting to MP3 Players
    8. Using the iTunes Music Store
    9. Setting iTunes Preferences
    10. Using iPod with iTunes
    11. Viewing the iDVD Window
    12. Creating a Project and Selecting a Theme
    13. Adding and Modifying Titles
    14. Adding Menus, Buttons, and Folders
    15. Creating a Slideshow
    16. Setting iDVD Preferences
    17. Burning and Using a DVD
    18. Erasing a CD or DVD
  18. Working with Photos and Movies
    1. Introduction
    2. Viewing the iPhoto Window
    3. Importing Images
    4. Organizing Images
    5. Editing Photos
    6. Creating a Photo Book
    7. Sharing Photos with Others Using Print or E-Mail
    8. Understanding iMovie Basics
    9. Viewing the iMovie Window
    10. Creating an iMovie Project
    11. Recording Video
    12. Recording Audio
    13. Adding Media to an iMovie
    14. Moving and Trimming Clips
    15. Adding Titles
    16. Adding Transitions
    17. Adding Effects
    18. Exporting an iMovie to Camera
    19. Exporting iMovies to the Web and E-Mail
    20. Putting iMovies on CD or DVD
  19. Setting Up Accounts and Maintaining Security
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding User Accounts
    3. Activating the Login Window
    4. Adding a User Account
    5. Deleting a User Account
    6. Setting Account Access Privileges
    7. Setting File Access Permissions
    8. Specifying Log In and Start Up Items
    9. Setting Fast User Switching
    10. Setting System Security Preferences
    11. Restoring the Administrator Password
    12. Managing Files with the Home Folder
    13. Protecting the Home Folder with FileVault
    14. Sharing Files with Other Users
  20. Managing Files Using a Network
    1. Introduction
    2. Using Network Sharing Services
    3. Setting Up a Local Area Network
    4. Setting Up an AirPort Wireless Network
    5. Setting Up a Bluetooth Wireless Network
    6. Moving Items with Bluetooth
    7. Browsing the Network with the Finder
    8. Setting Up File Sharing
    9. Connecting to Another Computer for File Sharing
    10. Connecting to a Network Over the Internet
    11. Creating Privileges for Users and Groups
    12. Connecting from a Windows Computer
    13. Sharing an Internet Connection
    14. Configuring an Internet Firewall
    15. Exploring Additional Utility Applications
    16. Setting Bluetooth Preferences
  21. Maintaining Your Computer
    1. Introduction
    2. Downloading and Installing Software
    3. Automating Software Updates
    4. Opening Compressed Files
    5. Backing Up and Restoring Compressed Files and Folders
    6. Using Application Services
    7. Understanding Disk File Systems
    8. Formatting and Copying a Disk
    9. Recording or Duplicating a Data CD
    10. Fixing Disk Problems
    11. Optimizing a Disk
    12. Monitoring System Activities
    13. Viewing System Messages with the Console
    14. Viewing System Information with System Profiler
    15. Forcing a Restart
  22. Managing Hardware
    1. Introduction
    2. Installing Hardware Devices
    3. Viewing Hardware Settings
    4. Changing Mouse Settings
    5. Changing Keyboard Settings
    6. Changing Modem Options
    7. Changing Phone Settings
    8. Changing Monitor Display Settings
    9. Measuring Display Colors with the Digital Color Meter
    10. Selecting Colors with the Color Picker
    11. Matching Colors to Devices with ColorSync
    12. Configuring Audio MIDI Devices
    13. Preventing Hardware Problems
    14. Removing Hardware Devices
  23. Using Basic Unix Commands
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding UNIX and Mac OS X
    3. Viewing Man Pages for a Command
    4. Listing Directory Contents
    5. Moving Around Directories
    6. Getting the Directory Location
    7. Creating a New Directory
    8. Using Wildcards in File Names and Directories
    9. Viewing File Contents
    10. Copying and Moving Files
    11. Removing Files or Directories
    12. Creating and Editing Files with Pico
    13. Redirecting Output
    14. Changing UNIX Passwords
    15. Changing Permissions for a File or Directory
  24. Using the Classic Environment
    1. Introduction
    2. Installing Mac OS 9
    3. Setting Classic Preferences
    4. Using Classic Applications
    5. Starting Your Computer with Mac OS 9
  25. Installing Mac OS X Panther
    1. Introduction
    2. Mac OS 9 Upgrade for Classic
    3. Preparing to Install Mac OS X Panther
    4. Determining the Current Mac OS Version
    5. Installing Mac OS X 10.3
    6. Configuring Mac OS X 10.3
    7. Downloading Mac OS X Tools from Apple
  26. New! Features
    1. Mac OS X Panther
    2. General
    3. Finder
    4. Address Book
    5. Exposé
    6. Font Book
    7. iCal 1.5.2
    8. iChat AV 2.1
    9. iMovie 3.03
    10. iPhoto 2
    11. International
    12. Mail 1.3.2
    13. iTunes 4.2
    14. Networking and Security
    15. Preview
    16. Printing and Faxing
    17. Safari 1.2
    18. TextEdit
    19. Utilities
  27. Keyboard Shortcuts
    1. Finding a Keyboard Shortcut
  28. Troubleshooting
    1. Account maintenance and security
    2. Applications
    3. Bookmarks and channels
    4. Calendar and syncing
    5. CDs, DVDs, and movies
    6. Chats and video conferencing
    7. Computer maintenance and hardware
    8. Customizing
    9. Dock
    10. Documents
    11. Files and folders
    12. Finder
    13. Getting help and searching
    14. Internet and Safari
    15. Image photos and digital movies
    16. Installation
    17. .Mac services
    18. Mail
    19. Maintaining and using your computer
    20. Menus, dialogs, panes, and toolbars
    21. Network services
    22. Playlists
    23. Printing and faxing
    24. Sidebars and windows
    25. System preferences
    26. Unix commands
  29. Index