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Beyond the Basics…Beneath the Surface…In Depth

Mac OS X Lion in Depth

Do more with Mac OS X Lion–in less time!

Mac OS X Lion In Depth is a comprehensive guide to Mac OS X Lion, grounded in real-world advice and experience. The author, Robyn Ness, is a long-time Mac user and provides practical instruction on how to get up and running with Lion, and then move on to more advanced features and options.

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Overview

Beyond the Basics…Beneath the Surface…In Depth

Mac OS X Lion in Depth

Do more with Mac OS X Lion–in less time!

Mac OS X Lion In Depth is a comprehensive guide to Mac OS X Lion, grounded in real-world advice and experience. The author, Robyn Ness, is a long-time Mac user and provides practical instruction on how to get up and running with Lion, and then move on to more advanced features and options.

• Streamline your workflow with Mission Control and Spaces

• Organize your apps with Launchpad

• Get the most from Lion’s multitouch gestures

• Set up your desktop and apps to give you a clean start or resume where you left off

• Purchase and download apps from the Mac App Store and run full-screen apps

• Manage contacts, calendars, and email

• Set up user accounts and parental controls

• Configure wired and wireless networking

• Chat, video chat, and screen-share with Lion’s iChat and FaceTime

• Use the Safari web browser for reading lists, bookmarks, and RSS

• Share files with nearby Lion users with AirDrop

• Run Windows and Windows apps on your Mac

• Activate Universal Access and accessibility features

• Recover files through Versions and Time Machine

• Use Lion’s built-in disk recovery options

Mac OS X Lion In Depth is for any experienced Mac user seeking to deepen their understanding and master the features of the new version of Mac OS X.

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Comprehensive coverage with detailed solutions

Troubleshooting help for tough problems you can’t fix on your own

Outstanding authors recognized worldwide for their expertise and teaching style

Learning, reference, problem-solving... the only Mac OS X Lion book you need!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789748317
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Series: In Depth Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robyn Ness has been using and writing about Mac OS X since 2001. Over the years, she has contributed to more than a dozen books about the Mac, web development software, and digital media. A glutton for punishment, she often helps family, friends, and colleagues diagnose and correct their computer problems and has learned the hard way what regular people understand and don’t understand about Mac OS X, and computers in general. Robyn currently works as a web developer at Ohio State University, focusing on user-centered design, information architecture, and content development. In her spare time, she tests the bounds of iPhoto by taking a ridiculous number of digital photographs, the best of which can be seen at www.floraphotographs.com. She also really likes dogs.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Exploring Mac OS X

Chapter 1 Working on the Mac OS X Desktop 5

The Mac OS X Desktop 5

Working with Mac OS X Menus 6

The Mac OS X Apple Menu 7

Mac OS X Application Menus 8

Mac OS X File Menus 9

Mac OS X Edit Menus 11

Finder’s View Menu 11

Finder’s Go Menu 12

Finder’s Window Menu 12

Mac OS X Help Menus 13

The Spotlight Menu 15

Menu Extras 15

Mac OS X Contextual Menus 15

Finder’s Action Menu 17

Working with the System Preferences Application 17

Customizing the Mac OS X Desktop 19

Changing the Clock Display 19

Changing the Desktop’s Appearance 21

Restarting Your Mac 23

Shutting Down Your Mac 24

Using Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts 24

Chapter 2 Getting to Know the Dock 27

Introducing the Dock 27

Using the Dock 31

Opening Items with the Dock 31

Switching Windows 31

The Dock and Minimizing Windows 32

Working with Icon Pop-Up Menus 32

Customizing the Dock 33

Moving Icons on the Dock 33

Adding an Icon to the Dock 34

Removing Items from the Dock 34

Adding Folders to the Dock 34

Customizing the Appearance and Behavior of the Dock 35

Using Dock Keyboard Shortcuts 38

Chapter 3 Getting to Know Mac OS X Finder Windows 39

Learning Finder Window Basics 39

Opening Finder Windows 39

Resizing Finder Windows 43

Resizing the Panes of Finder

Windows 44

Closing, Minimizing, and Maximizing Finder Windows 44

Moving Finder Windows 44

Viewing All My Files 44

Using the Finder Window Views 45

Navigating Finder Windows 51

Using the Keyboard to Select Items in a Finder Window 51

Navigating Up and Down the Folder Structure 52

Customizing Finder Windows 55

Customizing the Sidebar 55

Customizing the Toolbar 57

Using the Status Bar 59

Customizing the Finder Window Views 61

Working with the Finder Window’s Action Pop-Up Menu 65

Organizing Folder Items with Labels 66

Setting Up Labels 66

Applying Labels 66

Finder Window Keyboard Shortcuts 67

Chapter 4 Managing Files and Folders 69

Working with Files and Folders 69

Moving Files and Folders 69

Copying Files and Folders 70

Creating and Naming Folders 70

Naming Files 70

Creating and Using Aliases 72

Trashing Files and Folders 72

Creating and Using Burn Folders 73

Getting Information on Items 75

Working with the Spotlight Comments Information 76

Working with General Information 77

Working with More Info Information 77

Working with Name and Extension Information 78

Working with “Open With” Information 78

Working with Preview Information 78

Working with Sharing & Permissions Information 79

Working with the Inspector 79

Getting a Quick Look at Things 80

Understanding the Standard Mac OS X Folders 81

Mac OS X User Folders 81

Mac OS X System Folders 85

Understanding and Setting Permissions 86

Chapter 5 Searching Your Mac 89

Looking for Things on Your Mac: A Modern Approach 89

Searching Your Mac with Spotlight 89

Searching with Spotlight 90

Saving Spotlight Searches 92

Using Spotlight to Create Complex Searches 93

Adding Spotlight Information to Folders and Files 94

Configuring Spotlight 94

Searching Your Mac with Smart Folders 95

Creating and Saving a Smart Folder 95

Using Smart Folders 98

Changing Smart Folders 98

Keeping Your Mac Organized 99

Chapter 6 Setting System Preferences 101

Taking a Tour of the System Preferences 101

Setting General Preferences 105

Using the General Pane 105

Using the Color Picker to Choose Colors 107

Setting Desktop Pictures and Choosing a Screen Saver 108

Choosing Desktop Pictures 108

Configuring a Screen Saver 110

Setting Language & Text Preferences 113

Setting Language Options 113

Setting Text Options 114

Setting Formats for Dates, Times, and Numbers 114

Setting the Input Sources Tab Options 117

Setting Default Disc Behaviors 117

Configuring Your Mac’s Date and Time 118

Controlling System Startup 120

Choosing a Startup Volume with System Preferences 120

Choosing a Startup Volume During Startup 121

Starting Up in Target Disk Mode 121

Chapter 7 I nstalling and Using Lion Apps 123

Understanding Lion Application Types 123

Installing Apps from the Mac App Store 124

Browsing the Store for Apps 125

Searching the Store for Apps 126

Purchasing an App from the Mac App Store 126

Checking for Updates 126

Reinstalling Apps and Installing

Purchases on Other Macs 128

Installing Non-App Store Applications 129

Installing Applications with Drag and Drop 129

Installing Applications Using an Installer 131

Working with Applications in Launchpad 131

Starting Launchpad 131

Finding Your Way Around Launchpad 132

Managing Your Launchpad 132

Common Application Conventions 134

Launching Apps via Drag and Drop 134

Application Menus and Services 134

File Dialogs 135

Opening Files in Alternate Applications 136

Chapter 8 Working with Mission Control, Spaces, and Dashboard 137

Managing the “Big Picture” with Mission Control 137

Launching Mission Control 138

Configuring Mission Control 138

Using Spaces 140

Viewing Spaces 140

Adding and Removing Spaces 140

Moving Between Spaces 141

Assigning Applications to Spaces 141

Moving Windows Between Spaces 142

Configuring Spaces 142

Using Dashboard and Widgets 142

Activating and Deactivating Dashboard 143

Configuring the Widgets That Open When You Activate Dashboard 144

Using and Customizing Useful Widgets 145

Configuring Widgets 146

Finding and Installing More Widgets 147

Building Your Own Widgets with Web Clips 147

Finding and Downloading Widgets 149

Installing Third-Party Widgets 149

Configuring Dashboard 149

Setting Dashboard’s Hot Key and Active Screen Corner 150

Part II Getting Things Done with Lion’s Applications

Chapter 9 P laying and Managing Music with iTunes 151

Listening to Music 151

Viewing Information While Listening to Tunes 153

Controlling iTunes from the Dock 154

Customizing iTunes 155

Setting General iTunes Preferences 155

Setting iTunes Playback Preferences 157

Adding Music Files to Your iTunes Music Library 158

Purchasing Music from the iTunes Store 158

Importing Audio Files into Your Library 159

Importing Music from Audio CDs 159

Configuring iTunes to Import Music 159

Adding Audio CDs to Your Library 162

Adding Audio CDs to the iTunes Library Quickly 163

Removing Tunes from the Music Library 164

Searching Your Music Library 165

Building and Listening to Standard Playlists 165

Creating a Standard Playlist 166

Adding Songs to a Playlist 167

Removing Songs from a Playlist 168

Setting the Order in Which a Playlist’s Songs Play 168

Listening to a Standard Playlist 168

Deleting a Standard Playlist 168

Building and Using Smart Playlists 169

Understanding Why Smart Playlists Are Called Smart 169

Creating a Smart Playlist 170

Listening to a Smart Playlist 172

Changing a Smart Playlist 172

Creating Genius Playlists and Genius Mixes 173

Managing Playback 173

Controlling the Order of Tunes 173

Playing Music Randomly 174

Repeating Tracks 175

Understanding and Using Tags 175

Viewing Tags in the Info Window 177

Labeling a Track in the Info Window 178

Tagging Multiple Tracks at the Same Time 179

Setting Tags in the Content Pane 180

Changing Sorting Tags 180

Configuring a Track’s Options 181

Configuring Track Options in the Info Window 182

Rating Tracks in the Content Pane 183

Working with Lyrics 183

Adding Lyrics to a Track 183

Viewing Lyrics for a Track 185

Adding and Viewing Album Artwork 185

Configuring iTunes to Download Album Artwork Automatically 185

Adding Artwork for Songs Manually 185

Viewing Album Artwork 187

Customizing the Content Pane 188

Chapter 10 P laying Digital Video and DVD Media 191

Playing and Recording Digital Video with QuickTime 191

Opening QuickTime Player 192

Watching QuickTime Movies Stored Locally 192

Watching Web Videos with QuickTime 193

Using QuickTime Player Keyboard Shortcuts 195

Recording Video, Audio, and Screen Actions 195

Transferring Movies to iTunes, Email, or Online Services (Including YouTube) 196

Watching DVD Movies with DVD Player 196

Using Closed Captioning 198

Working with Chapters and Bookmarks 199

Using the DVD Player Timer 200

Setting a Custom Zoom Size 201

Adjusting Video Color 201

Fine-Tuning DVD Player Audio 201

Enabling Parental Controls 202

Using DVD Player Keyboard Shortcuts 202

Configuring DVD Player 203

Chapter 11 Managing Your Contacts 207

Getting to Know Address Book 207

Exploring Address Book 208

Finding Information in Address Book 209

Viewing Your Own Address Card 210

Adding Contacts to Your Address Book 210

Adding Contacts Manually 210

Adding a Contact from an Email Message 213

Using vCards to Add Contacts to Your Address Book 213

Importing Contacts from Another Application 214

Editing Contacts in Your Address Book 215

Working with Address Groups 215

Creating and Configuring a Basic Address Group 216

Creating a Smart Group in Contacts 217

Getting More Out of Address Book 218

Addressing Email 218

Printing Your Address Book 218

Configuring Your Address Book 220

Configuring Address Book General Preferences 221

Configuring Address Book Accounts Preferences 221

Customizing Your Address Book Card Template 222

Configuring Address Book’s Phone Number Format 223

Choosing vCard Preferences 223

Using Address Book Keyboard Shortcuts 224

Chapter 12 Managing Your Schedule 225

Managing Your Calendar with iCal 225

Getting to Know iCal 225

Navigating the Calendar 226

Configuring iCal 227

Creating, Configuring, and Working with Calendars 230

Working with Events 231

Working with Reminders 234

Printing from iCal 236

Publishing Your iCal Calendar 237

Subscribing to Other Calendars 239

Subscribing to Personal Calendars 239

Subscribing to Public Calendars 239

Chapter 13 Working with Text and Graphics 241

Word Processing with TextEdit 241

Previewing Documents 245

Working with Images in Preview 245

Using Preview to Read PDFs 250

Viewing a Slideshow in Preview 252

Using Preview to Convert Files to Different Formats 253

Setting Preview Preferences 254

Capturing Images 256

Using Image Capture to Download Images from a Camera to Your Mac 256

Troubleshooting Image Capture 258

Capturing Screen Images 258

Capturing Screen Images with Keyboard Shortcuts 258

Capturing Screen Images with Grab 259

Part III Living in a Connected World

Chapter 14 Connecting to Wired and Wireless Networks 261

Gathering Your Network Information 261

Configuring Your Mac for Wired (Ethernet) Networks 263

Configuring TCP/IP Using a DHCP Server 263

Configuring Static TCP/IP Settings 265

Configuring a PPPoE Account 266

Configuring Your Mac for Wi-Fi Networks 268

Setting Your Wi-Fi Options 268

Using the Wi-Fi Status Menu 269

Configuring Proxy Servers for Wired and Wireless Networks 270

Troubleshooting a Network Connection 271

Sharing an Internet Connection 272

Configuring Connection Sharing 273

Using the Network Utility 275

Checking Network Connections with Ping 277

Tracing a Route with Traceroute 278

Chapter 15 Using the Safari Web Browser 279

Navigating in Safari 279

Using Gestures 280

Using Tabbed Browsing 281

Enabling Tabs 281

Using Cool Safari Tab Tricks 282

Searching with Safari 283

Using Safari SnapBack 284

Using Safari Bookmarks 284

Setting Safari Bookmarks 285

Accessing Safari Bookmarks 285

Organizing Safari Bookmarks 285

Configuring Safari Bookmarks Preferences 287

Creating a Reading List 288

Using Safari AutoFill 289

Configuring AutoFill 289

Using AutoFill 290

Viewing (and Not Viewing) Browser History 292

Browsing Privately 292

Downloading Files 292

Configuring a Downloads Folder 293

Preparing Files for Use 294

Browsing and Configuring RSS Feeds 295

Browsing RSS Feeds 296

Configuring Safari’s RSS

Preferences 297

Working with Plug-Ins 298

Installing Internet Plug-Ins 298

Configuring Safari Preferences 300

Configuring Safari’s General Preferences 300

Configuring Safari’s Appearance Preferences 301

Configuring Safari’s Security and Privacy Preferences 301

Working with Browser Extensions 304

Configuring Safari’s Advanced Preferences 304

Using Safari Keyboard Shortcuts 304

Chapter 16 Managing Your Email with Apple Mail 307

Configuring Apple Mail 307

Configuring General Mail Preferences 308

Configuring Email Accounts 309

Setting Fonts & Colors Preferences 314

Setting Viewing Preferences 314

Setting Composing Preferences 316

Setting Signature Preferences 317

Setting Rules 319

Receiving, Sending, and Replying to Email 319

Retrieving and Reading Email 320

Writing and Sending Email 323

Replying to Email 326

Organizing Your Email 327

Using Mailboxes to Organize Your Email 327

Using Smart Mailboxes to Organize Your Email 328

Using Smart Mailbox Folders to Organize Your Smart Mailboxes 329

Configuring and Using Rules for Email 330

Handling Junk Mail 331

Sending and Receiving Files with Email 333

Attaching Files to Your Email 334

Using Mail’s Photo Browser 334

Using Files Attached to Email You Receive 334

Working with RSS Feeds 335

Adding RSS Feeds and Configuring Mail to Manage Them 335

Reading RSS Feeds 337

Apple Mail Keyboard Shortcuts 337

Chapter 17 Chatting with Text, Audio, and Video 339

Chatting with iChat 339

Configuring a Mac for iChat 339

Getting Started with iChat 340

Setting Up Chatting Buddies 340

Chatting with Text 342

Chatting with Audio 343

Chatting with Video 344

More iChat Ideas 346

Configuring iChat Preferences 347

Conducting Video Calls with FaceTime 349

Setting Up FaceTime 349

Placing FaceTime Calls 350

Receiving a FaceTime Call 352

Accessing Your Call List 353

Shutting Off FaceTime 353

Updating Account Information and FaceTime Addresses 354

Chapter 18 Sharing Files in OS X Lion 355

Configuring File Sharing 355

Using AirDrop to Wirelessly Share Files and Folders Between Macs 355

Activating Traditional File Sharing 357

Choosing Windows/Mac File-Sharing Protocols 360

Setting Shared Folders 361

Setting Folder Access Permissions 361

Accessing Shared Files 362

Browsing Shared Files 362

Connecting to a Share via URL 364

File-Sharing Tips and Tricks 365

Part IV Delving Deeper Into Mac OS X

Chapter 19 Working with User Accounts 367

Understanding Mac OS X User Accounts 367

Understanding Administrator Accounts 368

Understanding Standard User Accounts 368

Understanding Managed Accounts 369

Understanding Sharing-Only Accounts 369

Understanding the Guest Account 369

Understanding the Root Account 369

Understanding User Groups 369

Creating and Configuring User Accounts 370

Creating User Accounts 370

Configuring User Accounts 374

Creating a Sharing-Only Account 379

Creating Groups of Users 379

Resetting Your Password If You Forget Your Administrator Password 380

Logging Out and Configuring Login Options 381

Configuring Automatic Login 381

Controlling How User Accounts Appear in the Login Window 382

Hiding the Sleep, Restart, and Shut Down Buttons 383

Enabling and Using Fast User Switching 383

Enabling the Root User Account 385

Chapter 20 Managing and Using Fonts 387

Using the Fonts Panel 387

Previewing Fonts 389

Using Font Favorites 390

Creating or Removing Font Collections 390

Applying Effects to Fonts 390

Editing the Sizes That Appear on the Size Pane 391

Applying Typography Effects to Fonts 392

Working with the Character Viewer 393

Opening the Character Viewer from the Fonts Panel 393

Using the Character Viewer 393

Adding the Character Viewer to the Finder Menu Bar 395

Installing and Managing Mac OS X Fonts 396

Configuring Fonts with the Font Book 396

Working with Font Collections 397

Working with Font Libraries 399

Configuring the Font Book Window 400

Installing Fonts with Font Book 400

Choosing a Location for Mac OS X Fonts 401

Deleting Fonts 402

Chapter 21 Making Your Mac Accessible to Everyone 403

Understanding Universal Access 403

Configuring and Using Seeing Assistance 404

Understanding and Using VoiceOver 404

Understanding and Using Zoom 412

Understanding and Using Display Options 413

Configuring and Using Hearing Assistance 413

Configuring Keyboard Assistance 414

Configuring and Using Mouse Assistance 415

Configuring and Using Speech Recognition 416

Configuring Your Mac for Voice Control 416

Using Speech Recognition 419

Using Text to Speech 420

Chapter 22 A utomating Your Mac 423

Getting to Know Automator 423

Understanding Automator’s Workflows 423

Understanding the Automator Utility 424

Exploring Automator Actions 426

Understanding Action Inputs and Outputs 427

Understanding Application Variables 428

Creating Your Own Workflows 428

Designing a Workflow 428

Building a Workflow Manually 429

Recording a Workflow 429

Testing and Debugging a Workflow 430

Saving a Workflow as an Application 430

Automation by Example 431

Opening Websites 431

Sending Files via Email 433

Chapter 23 Working with the Mac OS X Command Line 437

Using the UNIX Command Line with Mac OS X 437

Running Terminal 438

Understanding Shells 438

Understanding UNIX Command Structure 439

Understanding UNIX Applications 440

Understanding Shell Scripts 441

Understanding UNIX Flavors 441

Learning UNIX by Example 441

Learning About the Environment 442

Viewing the Contents of Directories 443

Changing the Contents of Directories 445

Using the Manual 446

Using Superuser Commands 447

Killing a Process 448

Working with Basic UNIX Applications 450

Editing Text with vi 450

Compressing, Uncompressing, and Extracting Files 451

UNIX Resources 452

Using Terminal Keyboard Shortcuts 452

Learning UNIX 453

Chapter 24 Using Lion’s Mobile Features 455

Managing Your MacBook’s Power 455

Monitoring Battery Status 455

Using the Battery Status Menu 456

Maximizing Battery Life 457

Configuring Power Use 458

Controlling Your MacBook with Function Keys 459

Using and Configuring the MacBook Trackpad 460

Configuring and Using Locations 462

Creating a New Location 462

Changing Your MacBook’s Location 463

Editing or Deleting Locations 463

Keeping Your Files in Sync 464

Chapter 25 Running Windows on Your Mac 465

Choosing How to Run Windows on a Mac 465

Understanding Boot Camp 466

Understanding Virtualization Software 466

Using Boot Camp to Run Windows on a Mac 467

Running the Boot Camp Assistant and Installing Windows 468

Switching Between OS X Lion and Windows 471

Setting OS X Lion as the Default OS 472

Using VirtualBox for Mac to Run Windows 472

Installing VirtualBox 473

Configuring a Virtual Machine and Installing Windows 474

Running Windows 477

Protecting Windows on a Mac from Attack 478

Part V Working with Devices in Mac OS X

Chapter 26 Working with Mice, Keyboards, and Other Input Devices 479

Installing and Configuring a Keyboard 480

Installing a Keyboard 480

Configuring a Keyboard 480

Configuring Keyboard Shortcuts 482

Configuring Your Keyboard’s Language Settings and the Input Menu 482

Installing and Configuring a Mouse 484

Installing a Mouse 485

Configuring a Mouse 485

Installing Bluetooth Devices 489

Configuring Bluetooth on Your Mac 489

Installing a New Bluetooth Device 490

Getting the Most from Keyboard Shortcuts 492

Using Keyboard Navigation 492

Adding Keyboard Shortcuts for

Application Commands 494

Chapter 27 Working with Your Mac’s Display 497

Configuring a Mac’s Display 497

Configuring Resolution 498

Using the Displays Menu in the Menu Bar 499

Setting Up and Using Multiple Displays 500

Installing a Display 500

Working with Two (or More) Displays 501

Calibrating Displays 504

Using the Display Calibrator Assistant 504

Using ColorSync 505

Configuring ColorSync 505

Chapter 28 Working with Your Mac’s Sound 507

Understanding Mac Audio 507

Controlling a Mac’s Audio 507

Configuring Sound Effects 508

Installing Additional Alert Sounds 509

Understanding Audio Output Options 511

Choosing Speakers 511

Installing Speakers 512

Installing Analog Speakers 512

Installing Digital Speakers Using the Mac’s mini-Toslink Digital Audio Out Port 512

Installing Digital Speakers with a Mac Pro 513

Installing Digital Speakers Using USB 513

Installing Digital Speakers Using a PCI Express Card (Mac Pro) 513

Controlling Sound Output 513

Understanding Audio Input Options 514

Controlling Sound Input 515

Chapter 29 I nstalling, Configuring, and Using Printers 517

Installing and Using Printers 517

Configuring Printers 518

Configuring a Local USB Printer 518

Configuring a Network Printer 520

Configuring Other Types of Printers 521

Managing Printers 522

Working with Shared Printers 524

Sharing a Printer Connected to Your Mac 524

Adding Shared Printers to Your Mac 525

Printing Under Mac OS X 525

Creating a PDF File 529

Scanning Images with Mac OS X 531

Chapter 30 Using Data Storage Devices 533

Using Disks and Discs 533

Using an External Hard Drive 534

Partitioning a Hard Drive 534

Working with Optical Discs 538

Assessing Your Mac’s Disc Drive 538

Burning Discs from the Finder 539

Creating Burn Folders 542

Burning CDs/DVDs with Disk Utility 543

Creating a Disk Image to Burn 543

Burning a Single Disk Image on CD or DVD 545

Burning a Folder on CD or DVD 546

Part VI Maintaining, Protecting, and Repairing Your Mac

Chapter 31 Maintaining Your Mac 549

Basic Mac Maintenance 549

Using Software Update to Maintain Your System Software 550

Configuring Software Update 550

Working with Software Update 551

Cleaning Up Your Drives 553

Maintaining Your Disk Drives 554

Checking and Repairing Disks with Disk Utility 554

Erasing Disks with Disk Utility 558

Going Further with Disk Utility 559

Maintaining Alternate Startup Volumes 560

Building and Maintaining a Mac Toolkit 561

Chapter 32 Backing Up and Restoring Your Files 563

Defining a Backup Strategy 564

Backing Up Your Mac with Time Machine 565

Configuring Time Machine 566

Restoring Files with Time Machine 568

Manually Navigating Your Time Machine Backups 570

Saving and Recovering File Versions 571

Third-Party Backup Solutions 572

Backup System Best Practices 573

Chapter 33 Securing Your Mac 575

Securing Your Mac with the Security & Privacy Pane 576

Securing Your Mac with FileVault 576

Securing Your Mac with the Mac OS X

Firewall 578

Securing Your Mac with Security Settings 580

Securing Your Mac by Removing Trash Securely 581

Securing Your Mac with Keychains 581

Viewing and Configuring Your Keychains and Keychain Items 582

Adding Items to a Keychain 584

Adding a Keychain 586

Using Keychains 586

Going Further with Keychains 587

Defending Your Mac from Internet Attacks 588

Defending Your Mac Against Internet Hackers 588

Defending Your Mac from Virus Attacks 588

Using Parental Controls to Safeguard a Mac 590

Using Parental Controls to Limit a User’s Access to the Mac 591

Limiting the Web Content Your Mac’s Users Can Access 594

Limiting Email and Chat Access of Others to Your Mac’s Users 595

Viewing Logs of User Activity 597

Chapter 34 Solving Mac Problems 599

Handling Mac Problems 599

Understanding the Causes of Problems 600

User Error 600

Bugs 601

Conflicting Software 601

Attacks on Your System 601

Hardware Failures 602

Preventing Problems 602

Assessing Your Mac 603

Using System Information to View a System Profile 603

Using Activity Monitor to Understand and Manage Processes 609

Using the Activity Monitor to Monitor System Activity 612

Using the Console to View Logs 615

Solving Problems 618

Implementing a Workaround 618

Troubleshooting and Describing Your Problem 619

Fixing Problems Yourself 620

Starting Up in Single-User Mode 624

Starting Up in Verbose Mode 625

Starting Up in Safe Mode 625

Getting Help for Your Problem 626

Appendix A Using iCloud 627

Setting Up iCloud 627

Activating iCloud Services 628

Managing iCloud Storage 630

Accessing Your Mac Remotely with Back to My Mac 630

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