Mac OS X Lion on Demand

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• Find and preview everything you need with Spotlight

• Master the Mac OS X Lion user interface and file management

• Use the App Store and full-screen apps for maximum efficiency

• Explore the Internet with Safari and send e-mail with Mail

• Manage and play ...

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Overview

Need answers quickly? Mac OS X Lion on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.

Inside the Book

• Find and preview everything you need with Spotlight

• Master the Mac OS X Lion user interface and file management

• Use the App Store and full-screen apps for maximum efficiency

• Explore the Internet with Safari and send e-mail with Mail

• Manage and play digital music with iTunes and iPod or iPhone

• Chat online instantly with iChat and FaceTime

• Manage and share your schedule with iCal

• Send files wirelessly to anyone around you with AirDrop

• Keep your files backed up with Time Machine

• Automatically save document changes as you work with Auto Save

• Use multi-touch gestures and keyboard shortcuts to save time

• Customize and fine-tune Mac OS X Lion

• Use Microsoft Windows along with Lion

Bonus Online Content

Register your book at queondemand.com to gain access to:

• Workshops and related files

• Keyboard shortcuts

Visit the author site: perspection.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789748195
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 8/21/2011
  • Series: On Demand Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,271,278
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Johnson has written more than 60 books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Flash CS5, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Adobe InDesign CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007, Microsoft Office 2008 for the Macintosh, and Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training. When he is not staying up late writing, he enjoys playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. Steve and his family live in Pleasanton, California, but can also be found visiting family all over the western United States.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xvii

1 Getting Started with Mac OS X Lion 1

Starting Mac OS X 2

Exploring the Finder and Desktop 4

Using the Mouse or Multi-Touch Gestures 6 New!

Working with Menus, Toolbars, and Panes 7

Using Menus for Quick Results 8

Choosing Dialog Options 9

Working with Icons 10

Viewing Windows 12 New!

Managing Windows 14 New!

Using the Sidebar 16 New!

Using Toolbars 17 New!

Displaying and Using the Dock 18 New!

Displaying and Using Stacks on the Dock 19 New!

Exposing Windows in Mission Control 20 New!

Grouping Windows in Mission Control 21 New!

Switching Users 22 New!

Sleeping, Restarting, and Shutting Down 24 New!

2 Managing Files and Folders 25

Opening and Viewing Disks 26

Viewing and Opening Documents 28 New!

Changing the Window View 30

Arranging Files and Folders in Icons View 32 New!

Working with Files and Folders in List View 34

Viewing Files with Cover Flow View 36

Working with Files and Folders in Columns View 37

Viewing Files Using Quick Look 38 New!

Going to Common or Recent Places 39 New!

Organizing Files and Folders by Color 40

Creating and Renaming Files and Folders 42 New!

Copying and Moving Files and Folders 44 New!

Using Spring-Loaded Folders 46

Sharing Files or Folders with Others 47

Deleting and Restoring Files and Folders 48

Getting and Setting File Information 50

Creating a CD or DVD Using the Finder 52

Mounting and Ejecting Disks 54

3 Finding What You Want with Spotlight 55

Finding Information Using Spotlight 56 New!

Finding Information in the Spotlight Window 58 New!

Filtering Spotlight Results 60

Grouping and Sorting Spotlight Results 62

Working with Spotlight Results 63

Setting Spotlight Preferences 64

Searching for Files Using the Find Window 66 New!

Searching for Hard to Find Information 68

Working with Find Window Results 69

Creating and Using Smart Folders 70

Getting Help While You Work 72

Getting Help Using Spotlight 74

4 Customizing the Finder 75

Understanding Finder Preferences 76

Showing Icons on the Desktop 77

Customizing the Way Windows Open 78

Showing or Hiding File Extensions 79

Customizing Finder Window Views 80 New!

Customizing the Toolbar 82

Customizing the Sidebar 84 New!

Customizing the Dock 86 New!

Creating Aliases 88

Customizing Mission Control 90 New!

Using Simple Finder 92 New!

5 Setting System Preferences 93

Understanding System Preferences 94

Viewing System Preferences 96

Locking and Unlocking Preference Settings 97

Changing Appearance Options 98 New!

Setting Up the Desktop 100 New!

Setting Up Screen Savers 101 New!

Setting the Date and Time 102

Changing Language Options 104

Changing Text Substitution Options 106 New!

Saving Energy and Managing Power 108

Selecting a Startup Disk 110

Changing the Way a CD or DVD Starts 111

Controlling Sound 112

Recognizing Your Speech 114

Letting Mac Do the Talking 116

Setting Universal Access Options 118 New!

Having VoiceOver Read from the Screen 120 New!

Setting VoiceOver Preferences 122 New!

Using VoiceOver Commands 124

Setting Ink Preferences 126

6 Using Mac OS X Applications 127

Getting Apps from the App Store 128 New!

Downloading and Installing Apps 130 New!

Using Mac OS X Apps 131 New!

Launching Apps 132 New!

Opening Apps and Files 134

Viewing Full Screen Apps 135 New!

Switching Between Apps 136

Quitting Apps 138

Playing Chess 139 New!

Creating an Address Book 140 New!

Editing an Address Book 142 New!

Managing and Sharing an Address Book 144 New!

Performing Calculations and Conversions 146

Capturing Images with a Digital Camera 148 New!

Capturing Screen Shots with Grab 149

Previewing Images and PDF’s 150 New!

Using Apps with Auto Save 152 New!

Creating Sticky Notes 153

Managing Fonts with Font Book 154 New!

Activating, Deactivating, and Customizing Fonts 155

Working with Dashboard 156 New!

Using Dashboard Widgets 158

Adding and Removing Dashboard Widgets 160

Creating a Web Clip Dashboard Widget 162

7 Working with Documents 163

Creating and Opening a Document 164 New!

Editing Text 166 New!

Recognizing Handwriting Ink 168

Making Corrections 170

Making Text Substitutions 171 New!

Checking Spelling and Grammar 172

Looking Up Words with Dictionary 174 New!

Finding and Replacing Text 176 New!

Formatting Text 178 New!

Displaying Rulers 179

Setting Paragraph Tabs 180 New!

Setting Paragraph Indents 181

Changing Character Spacing 182

Changing Line Spacing 183

Adding Lists and Tables 184

Applying and Creating a Style 186

Inserting Special Characters 188 New!

Adding Pictures, Movies, or Files to a Document 189

Saving and Closing a Document 190 New!

Using TextEdit for Web Design 192

Setting TextEdit Preferences 194

8 Printing and Faxing 195

Understanding Printers 196

Understanding Printer Drivers 197

Adding or Removing a Printer 198

Setting Print Settings 200

Sharing a Printer 202

Setting Up Page Options 204

Setting Basic Print Options 206 New!

Previewing Documents 208 New!

Saving Documents as PDF Documents 209

Managing Print Queues 210

Creating a Cover Page 211

Scanning Documents 212

Sending Fax Documents 214

Receiving Faxes Automatically 216

9 Exploring the Internet 217

Connecting to the Internet 218

Setting Up a Modem Connection 220

Setting Up an Ethernet Connection 221

Setting Up a Wireless Connection 222

Setting Up Multiple Connections 223

Making an Internet Connection 224

Understanding Web Sites and Browsers 225

Starting and Customizing Safari 226 New!

Viewing the Safari Window 227 New!

Browsing the Web 228

Browsing the Web Using Tabs 230 New!

Using the Reader and Reading List 232 New!

Viewing Top Sites 234 New!

Changing the Home Page 235

Viewing a History List 236

Bookmarking a Web Page 237

Working with Bookmarks 238

Viewing and Bookmarking RSS Feeds 240

Filling Out Forms on the Web 242 New!

Searching the Web 244 New!

Printing a Web Page 246

Viewing PDF Files 247

Saving a Web Page 248

Saving Pictures or Text from a Web Page 249

Downloading Files Safely from the Web 250 New!

Setting Safari Preferences 252 New!

Setting Security Preferences 254 New!

Blocking Pop-Up Windows 255

Selecting a Default Browser and Engine 256 New!

10 Exchanging Messages Using Mail 257

Setting Up Accounts in One Place 258 New!

Starting Mail 259

Setting Up an Account 260 New!

Managing Accounts 262

Viewing the Mail Window 264 New!

Composing and Sending an E-Mail 265

Addressing an E-Mail 266

Adding Stationery to E-Mail 268

Formatting Message Text 269 New!

Adding an E-Mail Signature 270

Customizing the Mail Window 271 New!

Receiving and Reading E-Mail 272

Responding to E-Mail 274

Sending and Retrieving a File 276 New!

Managing E-Mail 278 New!

Deleting E-Mail 280 New!

Saving E-Mail 282

Searching E-Mail for Text 283 New!

Blocking and Flagging E-Mail 284 New!

Diverting Incoming E-Mail to Mailboxes 286

Creating a Smart Mailbox 287

Getting RSS Feeds in E-Mail 288

11 Conducting Live Chats and Video Conversations 289

Creating an Instant Message Account 290 New!

Starting iChat 292 New!

Viewing iChat 293 New!

Changing My Status 294 New!

Using the iChat Status Menu 295 New!

Adding a Buddy 296 New!

Changing a Buddy Picture 297 New!

Creating and Managing Buddy Groups 298 New!

Sending and Receiving Instant Messages 300 New!

Blocking a Buddy 302

Sending a File During an Instant Message 303

Having an Audio and Video Chat 304

Enhancing a Video Chat 306

Chatting on a Local Network 308

Changing the Appearance of a Chat 310

Getting Notification Alerts 312

Getting Started with FaceTime 313 New!

Making a Video Call with FaceTime 314 New!

12 Working with Music and Media 315

Starting and Setting Up iTunes 316

Viewing the iTunes Window 317

Setting Up iTunes to Automatically Play CDs 318

Getting and Playing Music from CDs 319 New!

Getting Media from the iTunes Music Store 320 New!

Using and Creating Playlists 322

Adding Media to a Playlist 324

Socializing with Ping 325 New!

Subscribing and Playing Podcasts 326

Using iPod or iPhone with iTunes 327 New!

Listening to Internet Radio 328

Erasing a CD or DVD 329

Burning CDs and Exporting to MP3 Players 330

Setting iTunes Preferences 332

Capturing Photos in Photo Booth 333 New!

Recording Movies in Photo Booth 334 New!

Adding Photo Booth Effects 335 New!

Playing and Browsing DVD Movies 336

Customizing the DVD Player 337

Playing QuickTime Movies 338 New!

Creating QuickTime Movies 340 New!

Exploring iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto 342

13 Sharing Information in the Cloud 343

Joining the iCloud Community 344 New!

Getting Started with CloudApp 346 New!

Working with CloudApp Raindrops 348 New!

Setting CloudApp Preferences 349 New!

Using CloudApp on the Web 350 New!

Changing MobileMe Account Preferences 352

Managing MobileMe Mail 354

Creating a MobileMe Address Book 355

Working with MobileMe Calendar 356

Creating a MobileMe Gallery 358

Viewing and Sharing a MobileMe Gallery 360

Managing Files with iDisk 362

Setting iDisk Preferences 364

Sharing Files with MobileMe iDisk 366

14 Tracking and Synchronizing Information 367

Viewing the iCal Window 368 New!

Changing Calendar Views 369 New!

Creating and Working with Calendars 370 New!

Adding and Editing Calendar Events 372 New!

Publishing and Subscribing to a Calendar 374

Working with Reminders 376 New!

Printing Calendars and Reminders 377

Setting Up Synchronization 378

Resetting Synchronization 379

Keeping Track of Passwords with Keychain 380

Working with Keychains 381

Modifying Keychains 382

Adding Keychains 384

15 Setting Up Accounts and Maintaining Security 385

Understanding User Accounts 386

Activating the Login Window 387

Adding a User Account 388

Deleting a User Account 389

Setting File Access Permissions 390

Setting Account Access Privileges 391 New!

Setting Parental Controls 392

Specifying Log In and Start Up Items 394

Setting Fast User Switching 396

Setting Security & Privacy Preferences 397 New!

Restoring Password Access 398 New!

Protecting Your Computer with FileVault 400 New!

Managing Files with the Home Folder 401

Sharing Files with Other Users 402

16 Managing Files Using a Network 403

Using Network Sharing Services 404

Setting Up File Sharing 406

Sharing an Internet Connection 408

Configuring an Internet Firewall 409

Setting Up a Local Area Network 410

Setting Up a Network Connection 411

Setting Up for Different Network Connections 412

Setting Up a Bluetooth Wireless Network 413

Moving Items with Bluetooth 414

Setting Bluetooth Preferences 415

Browsing the Network with the Finder 416

Connecting to Another Computer 418

Connecting Your Mac Using a MobileMe Account 420

Sending Files Wirelessly with AirDrop 421 New!

Controlling a Computer with Screen Sharing 422 New!

Setting Up Mac and Windows to Share Files 424

Connecting from a Windows 7 or Vista Computer 425

Connecting from a Windows XP Computer 426

Connecting to a Network Over the Internet 428

Exploring Additional Utility Applications 430

17 Maintaining Your Computer 431

Downloading and Installing Software 432

Automating Software Updates 433

Opening Compressed Files 434

Compressing and Uncompressing Files and Folders 435

Using Application Services 436

Understanding Disk File Systems 437

Formatting and Copying a Disk 438

Fixing Disk Problems 440

Optimizing a Disk 441

Starting Your Computer from a Mac OS Disk 442

Migrating Information Between Macs 443 New!

Monitoring System Activities 444

Viewing System Messages with the Console 446

Viewing System Information 447

Forcing a Restart 448

18 Managing Hardware 449

Installing Hardware Devices 450

Removing Hardware Devices 451

Viewing Hardware Settings 452

Changing Keyboard Settings 453

Changing Mouse Settings 454 New!

Changing Trackpad Settings 455 New!

Changing Monitor Display Settings 456

Measuring Display Colors with the Digital Color Meter 458

Selecting Colors with the Color Picker 459

Matching Colors to Devices with ColorSync 460

Configuring Audio MIDI Devices 462

Preventing Hardware Problems 464

19 Working with Mac OS X Along with Windows 465

Preparing a Mac for Windows 466

Installing Windows on a Mac 468

Starting Up with Mac OS X or Windows 470

Using Windows on a Mac 472

Removing Windows 474

20 Backing Up Everything with Time Machine 477

Setting Up Time Machine for Backups 478 New!

Performing a Backup 479

Excluding Items from a Backup 480 New!

Working with a Backup 481 New!

Recovering Backed Up Items 482 New!

Recovering an Entire Computer System 484 New!

Creating a Disk Image to Backup Files 486

Burning a CD or DVD from a Disk Image 488

Restoring a Disk Image 489

Backing Up Files onto a CD or DVD 490

21 Automating Your Work 491

Introducing Automator 492

Viewing the Automator Window 494

Getting Started with Automator 495

Opening an Existing Workflow 496

Opening an Example Workflow 497

Working with an Example Workflow 498

Adding Actions to a Workflow 500 New!

Adding Variables to an Action 501

Recording an Action 502

Working with Workflows 503

Running and Stopping a Workflow 504

Saving a Workflow 505 New!

Using a Workflow as Plug-ins 506 New!

Understanding AppleScript Basics 507

Using Ready-Made AppleScripts 508

Writing and Recording AppleScripts 510 New!

Using AppleScript with Automator 512

A Appendix: Installing Mac OS X Lion 513

Preparing to Install Mac OS X Lion 514

Determining the Current Mac OS Version 515

Getting Mac Information 516 New!

Getting Mac OS X Lion from the App Store 517 New!

Installing Mac OS X Lion 518 New!

Reinstalling Mac OS X Lion 520 New!

New Features 521 New!

Index 527

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