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SEE IT DONE. DO IT YOURSELF. It?s that Easy! Easy Mac OS X Lion teaches you the fundamentals of working with the Mac operating system as well as how to use many of the applications that come with your Mac. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to master Mac OS X Lion with ease. No need to feel intimidated?we?ll hold your hand every step of the way.

? Locate, purchase, and down?load applications using the Mac App Store

? Use Spotlight to ...

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Overview

SEE IT DONE. DO IT YOURSELF. It’s that Easy! Easy Mac OS X Lion teaches you the fundamentals of working with the Mac operating system as well as how to use many of the applications that come with your Mac. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to master Mac OS X Lion with ease. No need to feel intimidated—we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.

• Locate, purchase, and down­load applications using the Mac App Store

• Use Spotlight to instantly locate any file

• Chat with your friends online using audio and video

• Buy music online

• Use iPhoto to take control of your photo collection

• Share calendars with coworkers, family, and friends

• Use LaunchPad to start and organize any applications on your Mac

• Make your email organize itself

• Burn custom music CDs and video DVDs

• Customize your desktop and icons

• Set up your own wireless network to share files, printers, and Internet access

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789748157
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 10/3/2011
  • Series: Easy Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 1,418,896
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Binder is a longtime Mac lover and graphics expert who works from her home in New Hampshire. She has written articles on graphics, publishing, and photography for magazines including Publish, PEI, and Desktop Publishers Journal. Kate is also the author of several books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Mac OS X, and coauthor of books including Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Photoshop CS3 in 24 Hours, Microsoft Office: Mac v.X Inside Out, SVG for Designers, and Get Creative: The Digital Photo Idea Book. To those interested in a successful career as a computer book writer, Kate recommends acquiring several retired racing greyhounds (find out more at www.adopt-a-greyhound.org)—she finds her own pack of greyhounds extraordinarily inspirational.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started 1

Touring the Desktop 3

Restarting or Shutting Down the Mac 5

Using the Dock 6

Using Contextual Menus 7

Getting Help 8

Moving and Resizing Windows 9

Minimizing and Maximizing Windows 10

Managing Multiple Windows 11

Using Custom Spaces 13

Setting Basic System Preferences 15

Setting Up Your Connection 17

Connecting to Your ISP 20

Using Universal Access 21

Setting Up VoiceOver 23

Chapter 2 Working with Disks, Folders, and Files 25

Using Single-Window Mode 27

Using Multi-Window Mode 28

Using the 29

Customizing the Toolbar 30

Using Different Folder Views 31

Selecting Files 33

Moving and Copying Files and Folders 34

Making a New Folder 35

Renaming Folders and Files 36

Viewing File Information 37

Previewing a File 38

Opening a File 39

Choosing a Program to Open a File 40

Finding Files with Spotlight 41

Creating a Smart Folder 43

Creating a Burn Folder 45

Accessing Your Favorite Files and Places 47

Deleting a File 48

Setting Up a Backup Drive 49

Restoring Backed-Up Files 51

Using the Go Menu 52

Chapter 3 Installing and Using Applications 53

Installing Programs 55

Using the App Store 57

Starting Applications with Launchpad 59

Organizing Applications with Launchpad 60

Using Apps in Full-Screen Mode 61

Finding and Starting Up Programs 63

Saving Files 64

Writing with TextEdit 65

Using the Font Panel 67

Watching DVDs 69

Using the Apple Remote 71

Switching Programs with the Dock 73

Hiding Programs 74

Running Windows on Your Mac 75

Chapter 4 Setting System Preferences 77

Setting System Preferences 79

Changing Your Alert Sound 81

Changing Display Settings 82

Changing the Mouse Speed 83

Changing Keyboard Settings 84

Setting Energy Saver Options 85

Setting the Time and Date 87

Adjusting the System Volume 88

Setting Trackpad Preferences 89

Monitoring Battery Use 90

Chapter 5 Customizing Your Mac 91

Moving the Dock Around 93

Changing the Dock’s Size 94

Customizing the Dock’s Behavior 95

Changing the Way the Finder Works 96

Changing Your Desktop Picture 97

Changing Your Screen Saver 98

Changing Your Login Icon 99

Changing Your Mac’s Language 100

Adding Login Items 101

Increasing Your Mac’s Security 102

Making Your Own Widgets 103

Automatically Updating Your Widgets 104

Creating Custom Network Locations 105

Chapter 6 Organizing Your Life 107

Adding Contacts to Address Book 109

Creating Groups of Contacts 110

Creating a Smart Contact Group 111

Exporting Contacts as vCards 113

Importing a vCard into Address Book 114

Mapping a Contact’s Address 115

Adding a To-Do in iCal 116

Adding an Appointment in iCal 117

Modifying an Event in iCal 118

Switching Calendar Views in iCal 119

Setting Up an Alert in iCal 120

Inviting Contacts to Events in iCal 121

Putting Contacts, Bookmarks, and Calendars Online 122

Searching Calendars in iCal 123

Subscribing to an iCal Calendar 124

Publishing an iCal Calendar 125

Making Notes in Mail 127

Flagging an Email for Later Action 128

Syncing an iPad, iPod, or iPhone with Your Mac 129

Chapter 7 Printing, Faxing, and Scanning 131

Setting Up a Printer 133

Switching Printers 135

Printing a Document 136

Sending a Fax 137

Using a Scanner 139

Adding Fonts 141

Organizing Fonts 142

Chapter 8 Using Email 143

Setting Up Email Accounts 145

Sending Email with Mail 147

Receiving Email with Mail 148

Organizing Mailboxes 149

Creating a Smart Mailbox 151

Filtering Email in Mail 153

Intercepting Spam in Mail 155

Chapter 9 Living Online 157

Making Video Calls with FaceTime 159

Setting Up an iChat Account 161

Using iChat with Other Services 163

Editing Your iChat Buddy List 165

Messaging with iChat 167

Talking over the Internet in iChat 168

Holding a Videoconference 169

Applying Special Video Effects 171

Giving a Presentation over iChat 173

Surfing in Safari 175

Viewing an RSS Feed in Safari 177

Subscribing to RSS Feeds in Mail 178

Organizing Bookmarks 179

Using the History in Safari 181

Automatically Filling Out Forms 182

Using Tabbed Browser Windows 183

Searching Within a Web Page 185

Browsing Securely 186

Accessing Your Mac Remotely 187

Controlling Kids’ Computer Use 189

Chapter 10 Getting an iLife 191

Importing Photos into iPhoto 193

Creating iPhoto Albums 194

Printing Photos 195

Sharing Photos on the Web 197

Applying Fun Photo Effects 199

Ripping Songs from a CD 201

Making a New Playlist 202

Burning a Music CD 203

Buying Songs Through iTunes 205

Renting Movies 207

Importing Video Footage into iMovie 209

Inserting Transitions 211

Saving a Movie 213

Creating a New iDVD Project 214

Previewing a DVD 215

Burning a DVD 216

Chapter 11 Sharing Your Mac with Multiple Users 217

Creating and Deleting Users 219

Making a User an Admin 221

Logging In and Out 223

Switching Users Without Logging Out 224

Resetting Your Password 225

Sharing Files with Other Users 227

Chapter 12 Creating a Home Network 229

Joining a Wired Network 231

Creating an AirPort Network 233

Connecting to Networked Computers 235

Sharing Files on a Network 236

Controlling Another Mac 237

Searching Multiple Macs 239

Sharing a Printer on a Network 240

Sharing an Internet Connection 241

Joining a Wi-Fi Network 242

Chapter 13 Maintaining Your Mac 243

Fixing Errors with Disk Utility 245

Repairing the Startup Disk 246

Updating Programs with Software Update 247

Using the Date & Time Preferences 249

Color Calibrating Your Monitor 251

Forcing an Application to Quit 255

Reformatting a Hard Disk 256

Glossary 257

Index 265

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