Mac OS X Panther For Dummies


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Set preferences, manage folders, and check out iTools

Pounce on cool features like the all-new Finder, iChat videoconferencing, and more

The doctor is in! Let "Dr. Mac" help you put Panther through its paces and see what a cool cat it really is. Discover how to customize your desktop, wander down the Dock, get online with new mail features, jump into iLifeĀ™, share your Mac, do all that Classic stuff, and make your Panther purr.

The Dummies Way
* Explanations in plain English
* "Get in, get out" information
* Icons and other navigational aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Top ten lists
* A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:
* Brush up on OS X basics
* Find your way around the Dock
* Open, resize, and move Finder windows
* Use Open dialog boxes and Save sheets
* Work with removable media

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764541681
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob LeVitus (Austin, Texas) often referred to as "Dr. Mac," has written 39 computer books, including all previous editions of Mac OS For Dummies. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide. Bob presently has a weekly newspaper column "Dr. Mac" in the Houston Chronicle. (Readership 1 million+) He's also been published in more than two-dozen computer magazines over the past thirteen years. Always a popular speaker at computer user groups and trade shows, Bob has spoken at more than 200 seminars here and abroad, presented keynote addresses in three countries, and produced a series of training seminars in five cities.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Desktop Madness: Navigating Mac OS X 7
Ch. 1 Mac OS X Panther 101 (Prerequisites: None) 9
Ch. 2 Meet the Desktop 21
Ch. 3 "What's Up, Dock?" 27
Ch. 4 I Think Icon! I Think Icon! 39
Ch. 5 Looking through Finder Windows 53
Ch. 6 A Bevy of Delectable Menus 63
Pt. II Rounding Out Your Basic Training 93
Ch. 7 New-Fangled Finder 95
Ch. 8 Mastering the Save Sheet and the Open Dialog 115
Ch. 9 Haggling with Removable Media 129
Ch. 10 File Management without Tearing Your Hair Out 137
Pa. III Doing Stuff with Your Mac 159
Ch. 11 Internet-Working 161
Ch. 12 Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing 183
Ch. 13 Applying Yourself to the Applications Folder 203
Ch. 14 The Classic Environment: Like Mac OS 9, Only Better 229
Ch. 15 What Your Mac Prefers 243
Pt. IV U 2 Can B a Guru 275
Ch. 16 "Mine! Miiiiine!": Sharing Your Mac and Liking It 277
Ch. 17 Back Up Now or Regret It Later 317
Ch. 18 Troubleshooting Mac OS X 323
Pt. V The Part of Tens 335
Ch. 19 The (Or So) Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience 337
Ch. 20 Ten (Or So) Ways to Make Your Mac Better By Throwing Money at It 347
Ch. 21 Ten (Or So) Great Web Sites for Mac Freaks 353
Ch. 22 Ten (Or So) Mac OS X Apps That You Might Need Someday 357
Pt. VI Appendix 365
App Installing Mac OS X Panther (Only If You Have To) 367
Index 375
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