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Teach Yourself VISUALLY™: MacBook®

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If you prefer instructions that show you how to do something and skip the long-winded explanations, then this book is for you. You ll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 160 MacBook tasks. Each task-based spread includes easy, visual directions for performing necessary operations, including using the Dock and Dashboard, managing Exposé and Spaces, video chatting with iChat, and creating albums and photos in iPhoto. Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task so that you can get started using your MacBook today.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Praise for Visual Books
  3. Credits
  4. About the Author
  5. Author's Acknowledgments
  6. How to use this book
    1. How to Use this Teach Yourself VISUALLY Book
    2. Who Needs This Book
    3. Book Organization
    4. Chapter Organization
    5. What You Need to Use This Book
      1. Using the Trackpad
      2. Point
      3. Click
      4. Double-click
      5. Click and Drag, and Release the Trackpad Button
    6. The Conventions in This Book
      1. Bold
      2. Italics
      3. Numbered Steps
      4. Bulleted Steps
      5. Indented Text
      6. Notes
      7. Icons and buttons
  7. 1. Explore the MacBook
    1. 1.1. Tour MacBook
    2. 1.2. Start Up and Log In
    3. 1.3. Explore the Mac OS X Desktop
    4. 1.4. Point and Click, Double-click, or Right-click
    5. 1.5. Understand Disks, Volumes, Discs, Folders, and Files
    6. 1.6. Sleep, Log Out, Restart, or Shut Down
  8. 2. Look Through Mac OS X Finder Windows
    1. 2.1. Understand Finder, Application, and Document Windows
    2. 2.2. Open, View, and Scroll in Windows
    3. 2.3. Minimize, Resize, Move, or Close Windows
    4. 2.4. View Finder Windows in Icon View
    5. 2.5. View Finder Windows in List View
    6. 2.6. View Finder Windows in Column View
    7. 2.7. View Finder Windows in Cover Flow View
    8. 2.8. Configure the Sidebar
    9. 2.9. Use the Action Pop-up Menu and Quick Look
    10. 2.10. Configure the Finder Window Toolbar
  9. 3. Manage the Desktop with the Dock, Exposé, Spaces, and the Dashboard
    1. 3.1. Explore the Dock, Exposé, Spaces, and the Dashboard
    2. 3.2. Use and Configure the Dock
    3. 3.3. Manage Open Windows with Exposé
    4. 3.4. Create and Use Desktop Spaces
    5. 3.5. Use and Configure the Dashboard
  10. 4. Work on the Mac Desktop
    1. 4.1. Go Places
    2. 4.2. Return to Where You Have Been Before
    3. 4.3. Open Files and Folders
    4. 4.4. Move or Copy Folders and Files
    5. 4.5. Create Folders
    6. 4.6. Create Smart Folders
    7. 4.7. Rename Files and Folders
    8. 4.8. Compress Files and Folders
    9. 4.9. Delete Files and Folders
    10. 4.10. Eject Disks and Discs
    11. 4.11. Find Files, Folders, and Other Information
    12. 4.12. Get Information about Files and Folders
    13. 4.13. Burn a CD or DVD
  11. 5. Work with Mac Applications
    1. 5.1. Understand Applications
    2. 5.2. Install Applications
    3. 5.3. Launch and Control Applications
    4. 5.4. Remove Applications
    5. 5.5. Save Documents
  12. 6. Personalize Your MacBook
    1. 6.1. Set Finder Preferences
    2. 6.2. Explore the System Preferences Application
    3. 6.3. Change the Desktop's Appearance
    4. 6.4. Set a Desktop Picture
    5. 6.5. Choose a Screen Saver
    6. 6.6. Save Energy
    7. 6.7. Configure MacBook's Screen
    8. 6.8. Configure the Keyboard and Trackpad
    9. 6.9. Control MacBook's Sound
    10. 6.10. Create and Configure User Accounts
    11. 6.11. Set Login Options
    12. 6.12. Set and Configure MacBook's Clock
    13. 6.13. Protect Users with Parental Controls
  13. 7. Connect to a Network and the Internet
    1. 7.1. Understand Networking Concepts
    2. 7.2. Obtain an Internet Account
    3. 7.3. Set Up a Local Network
    4. 7.4. Protect MacBook from Internet Attacks
    5. 7.5. Connect to the Internet with Ethernet
    6. 7.6. Connect to the Internet with AirPort
    7. 7.7. Share Files on a Local Network
    8. 7.8. Troubleshoot an Internet Connection
  14. 8. Surf the Web
    1. 8.1. Explore Safari
    2. 8.2. Move to Web Sites
    3. 8.3. Search the Web
    4. 8.4. Download Files
    5. 8.5. Browse the Web with Tabs
    6. 8.6. Set and Organize Bookmarks
    7. 8.7. Open Many Web Pages at the Same Time
    8. 8.8. Watch Movies on the Web
    9. 8.9. Use AutoFill to Quickly Complete Web Forms
    10. 8.10. Create Your Own Web Widget
    11. 8.11. Save or E-mail Web Pages
    12. 8.12. Set Safari Preferences
  15. 9. E-mail
    1. 9.1. Explore Mail
    2. 9.2. Set Up E-mail Accounts
    3. 9.3. Read and Reply to E-mail
    4. 9.4. Send E-mail
    5. 9.5. Work with Files Attached to E-mail
    6. 9.6. Attach Files to E-mail
    7. 9.7. Organize E-mail
    8. 9.8. Search E-mail
    9. 9.9. Avoid Spam
    10. 9.10. Create and Use E-mail Signatures
    11. 9.11. Create E-mail Rules
    12. 9.12. Set Mail Preferences
  16. 10. Use .Mac
    1. 10.1. Explore .Mac
    2. 10.2. Obtain and Configure a .Mac Account
    3. 10.3. Use an iDisk
    4. 10.4. Use .Mac Webmail
    5. 10.5. Publish a .Mac Web Site
    6. 10.6. Synchronize Bookmarks, Contacts, and Calendars among Multiple Macs
  17. 11. Listen to Music and Watch Video with iTunes
    1. 11.1. Explore iTunes
    2. 11.2. Understand the iTunes Library
    3. 11.3. Browse or Search for iTunes Content
    4. 11.4. Browse the Library with Cover Flow View
    5. 11.5. Browse the Library with Group View
    6. 11.6. Listen to Audio Content
    7. 11.7. Watch Video Content
    8. 11.8. Add Audio CDs to the iTunes Library
    9. 11.9. Explore the iTunes Store
    10. 11.10. Obtain and Log Into an iTunes Store Account
    11. 11.11. Buy Music, TV, Movies, and More from the iTunes Store
    12. 11.12. Subscribe to Podcasts
    13. 11.13. Create a Standard Playlist
    14. 11.14. Create a Smart Playlist
    15. 11.15. Burn a CD or DVD
  18. 12. Create Photo Books and Other Projects with iPhoto
    1. 12.1. Explore iPhoto
    2. 12.2. Import Photos from a Digital Camera
    3. 12.3. Browse and Search the iPhoto Library
    4. 12.4. Label Photos
    5. 12.5. Edit Photos
    6. 12.6. Organize a Photo Book's Photos in an Album
    7. 12.7. Create a Photo Book
    8. 12.8. Lay Out a Photo Book
    9. 12.9. Edit a Photo Book
    10. 12.10. Configure a Photo Book's Settings
    11. 12.11. Print a Photo Book
  19. 13. Chat
    1. 13.1. Explore iChat
    2. 13.2. Configure an iChat Account
    3. 13.3. Chat with Text
    4. 13.4. Chat with Audio
    5. 13.5. Chat with Video
    6. 13.6. Share MacBook's Desktop
  20. 14. Manage Contacts
    1. 14.1. The Address Book Window
    2. 14.2. Understand Address Book
    3. 14.3. Add a Contact Manually
    4. 14.4. Work with vCards
    5. 14.5. Find Contact Information
    6. 14.6. Create an Address Group
    7. 14.7. Use Address Cards and Groups
    8. 14.8. Change or Delete Address Cards or Groups
  21. 15. Manage Calendars
    1. 15.1. Explore iCal
    2. 15.2. Add a Calendar
    3. 15.3. Add an Event to a Calendar
    4. 15.4. Add a To Do Item to a Calendar
    5. 15.5. Publish Calendars
    6. 15.6. Subscribe to Calendars
    7. 15.7. Configure iCal Preferences
  22. 16. Print on Paper or Electronically
    1. 16.1. Understand Printers
    2. 16.2. Install and Configure a USB Printer
    3. 16.3. Install and Configure a Networked Printer
    4. 16.4. Share a Printer
    5. 16.5. Connect to a Printer Wirelessly
    6. 16.6. Print to PDF
  23. 17. Travel with a MacBook
    1. 17.1. Connect to the Internet while Traveling
    2. 17.2. Manage MacBook's Power
    3. 17.3. Protect MacBook's Data with FileVault
    4. 17.4. Protect MacBook with System Security
    5. 17.5. Protect MacBook with Its Firewall
    6. 17.6. Synchronize Files with Other Computers
  24. 18. Connect a MacBook to Other Devices
    1. 18.1. Expand Storage Space with an External Hard Drive
    2. 18.2. Connect and Use an External Display
    3. 18.3. Connect and Use a Bluetooth Mouse
    4. 18.4. Connect and Use External Speakers
    5. 18.5. Synchronize a MacBook with an iPhone
  25. 19. Maintain and Troubleshoot MacBook
    1. 19.1. Keep MacBook's Apple Software Current
    2. 19.2. MAINTAIN AND UPDATE THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS
    3. 19.3. Profile MacBook
    4. 19.4. Monitor MacBook's Activity
    5. 19.5. Maintain MacBook's Hard Drive
    6. 19.6. Use Time Machine to Back Up MacBook
    7. 19.7. Restore Files with Time Machine
    8. 19.8. Troubleshoot and Solve MacBook Problems
    9. 19.9. Capture a Screenshot
    10. 19.10. Get Help with MacBook Problems