Mac OS X Snow Leopard in Easy Steps

Overview

Apple's OS X Snow Leopard is one powerful cat. The latest Mac operating system is faster, more streamlined and more efficient than any of its predecessors. However, for both Mac fans and new users, it can be downright scary. It's time to tame the Snow Leopard.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard In Easy Steps opens the gateway to the foundations of Snow Leopard: the Dock and the Finder. It also covers innovative features such as the invaluable backup program Time Machine, the organizational ...

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Overview

Apple's OS X Snow Leopard is one powerful cat. The latest Mac operating system is faster, more streamlined and more efficient than any of its predecessors. However, for both Mac fans and new users, it can be downright scary. It's time to tame the Snow Leopard.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard In Easy Steps opens the gateway to the foundations of Snow Leopard: the Dock and the Finder. It also covers innovative features such as the invaluable backup program Time Machine, the organizational tool Spaces, and the file-viewing feature Covers. There's even a chapter on MobileMe!

With this book in hand, you'll soon have your Mac Snow Leopard purring like a kitten.

Wherever you see one of these icons you know there's a handy tip to spice up your learning, flag something to remember or ward you away from potential dangers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840783858
  • Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
  • Publication date: 2/9/2010
  • Series: In Easy Steps Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 802,272
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introducing Snow Leopard 7

About OS X 8

Installing OS X 9

About Snow Leopard 10

The OS X Environment 12

Aqua Interface 13

Changing the Background 14

Changing the Screen Saver 15

Changing the Resolution 16

Universal Access 17

Background on UNIX 19

Shutting Down 20

2 Getting Up and Running 21

Introducing the Dock 22

Setting Dock Preferences 23

Stacks on the Dock 26

Dock Menus 28

Working with Dock Items 29

Trash 31

System Preferences 32

Desktop Items 34

Ejecting Items 35

Spaces 36

Organizing with Exposé 38

3 Finder 39

Working with the Finder 40

Finder Folders 41

Finder Views 43

Covers 46

Quick Look 47

Finder Toolbar 48

Finder Sidebar 49

Finder Search 50

Creating Aliases 51

Copying and Moving items 52

Working with Windows 53

Working with Folders 55

Smart Folders 57

Spring-loaded Folders 59

Burnable Folders 60

Selecting Items 61

Labeling Items 63

Menus 64

4 Digital Lifestyle 65

iPhoto 66

Viewing Photos 67

Creating a Photo Album 68

Enhancing your Photos 70

Sharing your Photos 71

iTunes 72

Organizing your Music 73

Downloading Music 75

Adding an iPod 77

iMovie 78

iDVD 80

iWeb 84

GarageBand 87

5 Getting Productive 89

Dashboard 90

Adding Dashboard Widgets 91

Spotlight Search 92

Address Book 94

iCal 98

Font Book 102

Preview 103

iWork 104

OS X Applications 106

OS X Utilities 107

Printing 110

Creating PDF Documents 111

Faxing Documents 112

6 Internet and Email 113

Getting Connected 114

Safari 118

Safari Top Sites 120

Safari RSS 122

Mail 123

Adding Mailboxes 124

Creating Email 125

Dealing with Junk Email 127

Attaching Photos 128

EmailStationery 130

iChat 131

iChat AV 132

7 Using MobileMe 133

Sharing with MobileMe 134

Creating an iDisk 136

iDisk Preferences 138

Synchronizing 139

MobileMe Gallery 140

Viewing a MobileMe Gallery 143

MobileMe Mail 144

MobileMe Settings 145

Finding an iPhone 146

8 Sharing OS X 147

Adding Users 148

Deleting Users 150

Fast User Switching 151

Viewing User Accounts 152

OS X for the Family 153

OS X for Windows Users 156

9 Advanced Features 157

AppleScript 158

Writing Scripts 159

Using Scripts 161

Automator 162

Networking Overview 166

Network Settings 168

File Sharing 169

Connecting to a Network 170

10 Maintaining OS X 173

Time Machine 174

Disk Utility 178

System Profiler 179

Activity Monitor 180

Updating Software 181

Restoring Preferences 182

Problems with Programs 184

General Troubleshooting 185

Index 187

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