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Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mountain Lion

Book Description

Get to know the new cat in the pride-Mac OS X Mountain Lion-with this VISUAL guide

Apple's new Mac OS X Mountain Lion is impressive, with features and functions that will be familiar to Mac users from their iPhones and iPads. Make sure you get the most out of your new big cat with this practical guide. Using step-by-step instructions and full-color screenshots or illustrations on virtually every page-the hallmark of the practical Teach Yourself VISUALLY series-this book clearly shows you how to accomplish tasks, rather than burying you with paragraphs of text.

You'll learn how to customize your Mac; make the most of your digital media; use OS X's new Game Center, Messages, and Notifications; and much more.

  • Helps Mac OS X Mountain Lion users get up to speed quickly on all the features of this new Mac operating system, such as Game Center, Messages, and Notifications

  • Teaches practical techniques using easy-to-follow, step-by-step visuals and brief explanations

  • Features full-color screenshots or illustrations on almost every page

  • Also covers how to customize your Mac, enjoy your digital media, and use peripherals, as well as how to continue to get the most out of Mission Control and the App Store

Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mountain Lion is the perfect guide for visual learners who want to quickly tame Apple's new Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Chapter 1 Reviewing What You Can Do with OS X
    1. Create Documents
    2. Play and Record Music
    3. View and Organize Your Photos
    4. Play and Make a Movie or Slide Show
    5. Take Advantage of the Web
    6. Communicate with Others
    7. Organize Your Contacts and Appointments
  5. Chapter 2 Learning Basic OS X Program Tasks
    1. Explore the OS X Screen
    2. Tour the Dock
    3. Start an Application
    4. Start an Application Using Launchpad
    5. Switch Between Applications
    6. View Running Applications with Mission Control
    7. Tour an Application Window
    8. Run an Application Full Screen
    9. Select a Command from a Pull-Down Menu
    10. Select a Command Using a Toolbar
    11. Select Options with Dialog Controls
  6. Chapter 3 Learning Basic OS X Document Tasks
    1. Save a Document
    2. Open a Document
    3. Print a Document
    4. Edit Document Text
    5. Copy a File
    6. Move a File
    7. Rename a File
    8. Delete a File
  7. Chapter 4 Browsing the World Wide Web
    1. Open and Close Safari
    2. Select a Link
    3. Enter a Web Page Address
    4. Open a Web Page in a Tab
    5. Navigate Web Pages
    6. Navigate with the History List
    7. Change Your Home Page
    8. Bookmark Web Pages
    9. Search for Sites
    10. Download a File
  8. Chapter 5 Communicating via E-mail
    1. Open and Close Mail
    2. Add an E-mail Account
    3. Send an E-mail Message
    4. Add a File Attachment
    5. Add a Signature
    6. Receive and Read E-mail Messages
    7. Reply to a Message
    8. Forward a Message
    9. Open and Save an Attachment
    10. Create a Mailbox for Saving Messages
    11. Create Rules to Filter Incoming Messages
  9. Chapter 6 Talking via Messages and FaceTime
    1. Configure Messages
    2. Send a Message
    3. Send a File in a Message
    4. Open and Close FaceTime
    5. Sign In to FaceTime
    6. Connect Through FaceTime
  10. Chapter 7 Tracking Your Contacts and Events
    1. Open and Close Contacts
    2. Add a New Contact
    3. Edit a Contact
    4. Create a Contact Group
    5. Open and Close Calendar
    6. Navigate the Calendar
    7. Create an Event
    8. Create a Repeating Event
    9. Send or Respond to an Event Invitation
  11. Chapter 8 Playing and Organizing Music
    1. Open and Close iTunes
    2. Understanding the iTunes Library
    3. Navigate the iTunes Window
    4. Play a Song
    5. Play a Music CD
    6. Import Tracks from a Music CD
    7. Create a Playlist
    8. Burn Music Files to a CD
    9. Edit Song Information
    10. Purchase Music from the iTunes Store
    11. Listen to an Internet Radio Station
  12. Chapter 9 Learning Useful OS X Tasks
    1. Connect an iPod, iPhone, or iPad
    2. Synchronize an iPod, iPhone, or iPad
    3. Install a Program Using the App Store
    4. Write a Note
    5. Pin a Note to the Desktop
    6. Create a Reminder
    7. Create a New Reminder List
    8. Sign In to Your Twitter Account
    9. Send a Tweet
    10. Share Information with Other People
    11. Work with the Notification Center
    12. View the OS X Screen on Your TV
  13. Chapter 10 Viewing and Editing Photos
    1. View a Preview of a Photo
    2. View a Slide Show of Your Photos
    3. Open and Close iPhoto
    4. Import Photos from a Digital Camera
    5. View Your Photos
    6. Create an Album
    7. Crop a Photo
    8. Rotate a Photo
    9. Straighten a Photo
    10. Remove Red Eye from a Photo
    11. Add Names to Faces in Your Photos
    12. Map Your Photos
    13. E-mail a Photo
    14. Take Your Picture
  14. Chapter 11 Playing and Creating Digital Video
    1. Play a DVD Using DVD Player
    2. Play Digital Video with QuickTime Player
    3. Create a New Movie Project
    4. Import a Video File
    5. Add Video Clips to Your Project
    6. Trim a Clip
    7. Add a Transition between Clips
    8. Add a Photo
    9. Add a Music Track
    10. Record a Voiceover
    11. Add Titles and Credits
    12. Play the Movie
    13. Publish Your Movie to YouTube
  15. Chapter 12 Customizing OS X
    1. Display System Preferences
    2. Change the Desktop Background
    3. Activate the Screen Saver
    4. Set Your Mac’s Sleep Options
    5. Change the Display Resolution
    6. Create an App Folder in Launchpad
    7. Add a User Account
    8. Customize the Dock
    9. Add an Icon to the Dock
    10. Hide the Dock
    11. Add a Widget to the Dashboard
  16. Chapter 13 Maintaining OS X
    1. Empty the Trash
    2. Organize Your Desktop
    3. Check Hard Disk Free Space
    4. Uninstall Unused Applications
    5. Set a Software Update Schedule
    6. Update Software Manually
    7. Force a Stuck Application to Close
    8. Configure Time Machine Backups
    9. Restore Files Using Time Machine
    10. Recondition Your Mac Notebook Battery
    11. Restart Your Mac
  17. Chapter 14 Working with Your iCloud Account
    1. Create an Apple ID
    2. Sign In to iCloud
    3. Set Up iCloud Synchronization
    4. Send and Receive iCloud Mail
    5. Work with iCloud Contacts
    6. Manage Your Schedule with iCloud
    7. Locate a Lost Mac, iPod, iPhone, or iPad
  18. Chapter 15 Networking with OS X
    1. Understanding Networking
    2. Connect a Bluetooth Device
    3. Connect to a Wireless Network
    4. Connect to a Network Resource
    5. Change Your Password
    6. Turn On File and Printer Sharing
    7. Share a Folder
    8. Share a Printer
    9. Add a Shared Printer
    10. Share a Screen with Another Mac