Mac OS X Snow Leopard In Depth [NOOK Book]

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Advice and techniques that you need to get the job done.

Looking for ways to streamline your work so that you can focus on maximizing your time? In Depth provides specific, tested, and proven solutions to the problems you run into every day–things other books ignore or oversimplify. This is the one book that you can rely on to answer all the...

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Mac OS X Snow Leopard In Depth

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Overview

Advice and techniques that you need to get the job done.

Looking for ways to streamline your work so that you can focus on maximizing your time? In Depth provides specific, tested, and proven solutions to the problems you run into every day–things other books ignore or oversimplify. This is the one book that you can rely on to answer all the questions you have now and will have in the future.

In Depth offers:

  • Comprehensive coverage with detailed solutions
  • Breakthrough techniques and shortcuts that are unavailable elsewhere
  • Practical, real-world examples with nothing glossed over or left out
  • Troubleshooting help for tough problems you can’t fix on your own
  • Outstanding authors recognized worldwide for their expertise and teaching style
  • Quick information via sidebars, tips, reminders, notes, and warnings
  • In Depth is the only tool you need to get more done in less time!

CATEGORY: Macintosh Operating System

COVERS: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780768692150
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Series: In Depth
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 816
  • File size: 27 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Paul McFedries is a Mac expert with more than 20 years experience with all flavors of Macs. Paul is a full-time technical writer and has been authoring computer books since 1991. He has more than 60 books to his credit, including a number of titles covering Macs, Mac OS X, and the iPhone. Paul has written many books for Que, including Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way; Build It. Fix It. Own It: A Beginner’s Guide to Building and Upgrading a PC; Tricks of the Microsoft Office 2007 Gurus; Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2007; VBA for the 2007 Microsoft Office System; and Microsoft Office Access 2007 Forms, Reports, and Queries. Paul’s Mac titles include Macs Portable Genius, Switching to a Mac Portable Genius, iPhone 3G S Portable Genius, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Paul’s books have sold more than three million copies worldwide.

However, all geek and no play makes Jack (and Paul) a dull boy. Paul’s other interests include solving and writing cryptic crosswords, word play of all forms, reading, running, baking bread, and taking naps. Paul lives in Toronto with Karen, the love of his life, and Gypsy the kissing dog. They have no cats.

Paul is also the proprietor of Word Spy, a website devoted to recently coined words and phrases. Word Spy generates over a million page views each month, has won numerous awards, and has been mentioned or featured in such august publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Welcome to Mac OS X

Welcome to Mac OS X Snow Leopard In Depth

How This Book Is Organized

Special Features

Conventions

Who Should Use This Book

I Exploring Mac OS X

1 Working on the Mac OS X Desktop

2 Getting to Know the Dock

3 Getting to Know Mac OS X Finder Windows

4 Managing Files and Folders

5 Searching Your Mac

6 Setting System Preferences

7 Installing and Using Mac OS X Applications

II Getting Things Done with Leopard’s Applications

8 Playing and Managing Music with iTunes

9 Playing and Managing Movies and Digital Video

10 Managing Your Contacts

11 Managing Your Schedule

12 Working with Text and Graphics

III Living in a Connected World

13 Connecting Your Mac to the Internet

14 Surfing the Web

15 Managing Your Email

16 Chatting in Text, Audio, and Video

17 Wired Networking with Mac OS X

18 Wireless Networking with Mac OS X

19 Sharing an Internet Connection

20 Using MobileMe to Integrate a Mac onto the Internet

IV Delving Deeper Into Mac OS X

21 Working with User Accounts

22 Managing Your Desktop with Exposé and Spaces

23 Managing and Using Fonts

24 Making Your Mac Accessible to Everyone

25 Making Your Mac Do the Work for You with Automator

26 Working with the Mac OS X Command Line

27 Using the Mac OS X Notebook Features

28 Working with Dashboard and Widgets

29 Running Windows and Windows Applications

30 Working with Mice, Keyboards, and Other Input Devices

31 Working with Your Mac’s Display

32 Working with Your Mac’s Sound

33 Installing, Configuring, and Using Printers

34 Using Data Storage Devices

VI Maintaining, Protecting, and Repairing Your Mac

35 Maintaining Your Mac

36 Backing Up Your Mac

37 Securing Your Mac

38 Solving Mac Problems

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