Mac OS X Tiger Timesaving Techniques for Dummies

Mac OS X Tiger Timesaving Techniques for Dummies

by Larry Ullman, Marc Liyanage
     
 
Time—the commodity most of us never have enough of. Mac OS X Tiger Timesaving Techniques For Dummies is exactly what you need to get more results from every minute you spend with your Mac OS X Tiger.

Loaded with more than 60 timesaving tricks and techniques, this helpful volume gets right to the point and

Overview

Time—the commodity most of us never have enough of. Mac OS X Tiger Timesaving Techniques For Dummies is exactly what you need to get more results from every minute you spend with your Mac OS X Tiger.

Loaded with more than 60 timesaving tricks and techniques, this helpful volume gets right to the point and shows you how to streamline dozens of everyday computer functions.  If you already know your way around Mac OS X Tiger, you can discover how to speed up your Mac, make searches faster and more efficient, optimize your network, and a lot more. For example, you can

  • Create your own keyboard shortcuts
  • Find files faster with Spotlight
  • Save steps with contextual menus
  • Make the most of the address book and iCal
  • Take advantage of Safari RSS feeds
  • Use your iPod for secure, encrypted storage
  • Set up a videoconference with iChat AV

There are guidelines for customizing OS X to meet your specific needs, so your Mac will be well organized even if you aren’t.  And the techniques are organized too, by the application or the general concept for which they work. You get no-nonsense, step-by-step instructions for putting each technique to work.  After all, the whole point of Mac OS X Tiger Timesaving Techniques For Dummies is—well, saving time!  These are a few of the places where this book will help you trim the minutes.

  • Starting, stopping, and running your Mac more efficiently
  • Optimizing your interface and customizing the Finder, windows, and the Dock
  • Organizing, managing, and finding stuff—yours, and the computer’s
  • Beefing up application performance
  • Using the Internet more efficiently, with tips on searching, stopping spam, using Google, and more
  • Making the most of your network
  • Being more efficient with multimedia, including boosting productivity with your iPod
  • Maintaining your Mac and keeping it secure
  • Creating your own timesaving techniques with Automator and other slightly advanced tricks

You can’t help but be more productive with Mac OS X Tiger Timesaving Techniques For Dummies!

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
The more time you save working with Mac OS X Tiger, the more time you’ll have to enjoy its pleasures and explore its nooks and crannies. (Or listen to your iPod. Or maybe even hang with other human beings.) Hence, this book: Mac OS X Tiger Timesaving Techniques for Dummies.

Here are faster ways to start your Mac, launch apps, open files, fill web forms, search Google. Here’s how to create a PDF and email it in a single step. Here’s a free tool for opening Word documents in any text editor. Here are keyboard shortcuts that can help you navigate just about anything faster, from folders to the Internet. (Maybe you knew Ctrl+Z works as “Undo” in applications, but did you know it works in the Finder, too?)

From Bonjour to iChat to Spotlight, this book’s tips will make your Mac experience even smoother, quicker, friendlier than it is already. Bill Camarda, from the August 2005 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764579639
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/30/2005
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
521
Product dimensions:
205.70(w) x 229.10(h) x 28.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Larry Ullman is Director of Digital Media Technologies at DMC Insights, Inc. He's a 20-year Mac veteran and the author of several other computer books.

Marc Liyanage is a senior software engineer at futureLAB AG. He runs www.entropy.ch, a site for Web developers and Mac OS X power users.

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