Mac OS X Panther Timesaving Techniques For Dummies

Mac OS X Panther Timesaving Techniques For Dummies

by Larry Ullman, Marc Liyanage
     
 
The Mac OS X Panther is incredibly full-featured. Chances are, you don’t fully appreciate all the shortcuts and timesaving options you have right at your fingertips. Mac OS X Panther Timesaving Techniques For Dummies gets you up to speed fast with over 60 timesaving techniques! While it includes keyboard shortcuts to expedite basic tasks, it goes further

Overview

The Mac OS X Panther is incredibly full-featured. Chances are, you don’t fully appreciate all the shortcuts and timesaving options you have right at your fingertips. Mac OS X Panther Timesaving Techniques For Dummies gets you up to speed fast with over 60 timesaving techniques! While it includes keyboard shortcuts to expedite basic tasks, it goes further and shows you how to customize your Mac so it works faster for the way you work and the types of things you work on. Step-by-step instructions help you:

  • Perfect your keyboard and mouse navigation techniques, so you can get where you want to go faster
  • Use keyboard shortcuts and create shortcuts of your own
  • Customize the Finder, Windows, and the Dock
  • Handle files, aliases, favorites, and icons so you always know what’s what and what’s where
  • Get proficient and efficient with Safari and Internet Explorer Web browsers, searches, e-mail, and more

Mac OS X Panther Timesaving Techniques For Dummies was written by Larry Ullman, and Marc Liyanage. Larry is the Director of Digital Media Technologies at DMC Insights, Inc., author of four other computer books, and an obsessive Mac tinkerer. Marc is a senior software engineer at FutureLAB AG. He has programmed Macs professionally for 15 years and writes Cocoa software for fun! (No, you probably don’t need to know what that is, but if you want to, you’ll find it in the book.) With an easy style and lots of screen shots, they show you how to:

  • Make the most of multimedia
  • Take advantage of services—at least a dozen handy little tools available in many of your applications like the Grab utility for taking screen shots and Mail Services
  • Save time online with AutoFill forms
  • Make the most of iChat, for communicating with your buddies and iTunes for managing your music collection
  • Use iPhoto to manage your digital library, create photo albums, present photographs online, edit images, and more
  • Configure and use Rendezvous to network computers and devices, locate people in iChat, listen to other music collections in iTunes, and more
  • Have your computer and your cell phone talk to each other using Bluetooth wireless communications

Mac OS X Panther Timesaving Techniques For Dummies covers topics from A (ACC file format) to Z (Zingg application, contextual menus), literally. The index is 20 pages, with three columns to a page. That’s a lot of tips! You pick and choose the ones to use—the ones that will save you time and help you make the most of the features and options of Mac OS X Panther.

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You’ve been using Mac OS X for a while now. You can get the job done. But you’re ready to do it better, faster, more efficiently. You’re ready for Mac OS X Panther Timesaving Techniques for Dummies.

Use the same app every day? Start it automatically. Speed up logins. Streamline your Dock (or even set up multiple Docks for multiple tasks). Manage your files faster from the Terminal. Discover keyboard shortcuts you’ve never noticed before.

Cut down on spam. Slim down your hard drive. Get more out of Google, .Mac, iChat, iCal, iTunes, iPhoto, even your iPod. Network faster. Back up better. We’re talking 60 chapters of bite-sized Mac tips: something for every day, and every mood. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764558122
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/09/2004
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.03(d)

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Meet the Author

Larry Ullman, the Director of Digital Media Technologies at DMC Insights, Inc., has been working with Apple computers for more than 20 years.

Marc Liyanage, a senior software engineer at futureLAB AG, has been using and programming Apple computers for 15 years.

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