Macs Translated For PC Users [NOOK Book]

Overview

Macs Translated for PC Users teaches lifelong, hardwired PC users how to accomplish on their new Macs all the things they instinctively know how to do on their PCs. This book is different from the many "Migrating to a Mac" books on the market, taking a similar to how a French phrase book gives English-speaking travelers what they don't know (French Phrases) in the context of what they do know (English phrases) rather than attempt to teach them an entirely new language. Rather than teach PC users how to acclimate ...
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Overview

Macs Translated for PC Users teaches lifelong, hardwired PC users how to accomplish on their new Macs all the things they instinctively know how to do on their PCs. This book is different from the many "Migrating to a Mac" books on the market, taking a similar to how a French phrase book gives English-speaking travelers what they don't know (French Phrases) in the context of what they do know (English phrases) rather than attempt to teach them an entirely new language. Rather than teach PC users how to acclimate themselves to a foreign piece of hardware with an entirely different operating system, Macs Translated for PC Users simply looks at all the tasks and shortcuts that PC users are familiar with and translates them so that readers know what to do on their Macs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101585801
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 14 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Dwight Spivey, is the author of How to Do Everything Mac, 2nd Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2008), Mac OS X Snow Leopard Portable Genius (Wiley, 2008), and many other Mac books. He's been a beta tester for Apple since 2000. He also has experience beyond the Mac world, writing about a wide range of technology topics, from other operating system platforms (Windows and Linux), to desktop publishing software, to networking. Dwight is currently employed by Konica Minolta as a software and support engineer for laser printers and is responsible for drivers and printer testing with Mac OS X, various flavors of Linux, and all incarnations of Windows. He also trains staff on new versions of the Mac OS and applications and compiles materials for in-house training. He is frequently asked to write documentation for the support group regarding installation, use, and troubleshooting of company products in the Mac, Linux, and Windows environments. He has also been a Mac network administrator for another major laser printer company, which entailed installation and upkeep of operating systems and applications on 40+ Macs, as well as the installation and maintenance of Macintosh hardware.
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Table of Contents

1 Keyboards, Mice, and More 1

Keyboard Layout Differences 1

Common Keyboard Shortcuts 3

Mouse Differences 4

Navigating with a Trackpad 6

2 First Glance at the Desktop 9

The Lay of the Land 10

Explorer = Finder 11

Start Menu and Taskbar = Apple Menu, Menu Bar, and Dock 12

Notification Area Icons = Menu Extras 16

Gadgets = Widgets 17

Control Panels = System Preferences 19

Finding Where Your "Stuff Is Stored 23

3 Translating Common Explorer Tasks 27

Creating New Folders 27

Launching Applications 28

Searching for Items 31

Taking Screenshots 34

Using Removable Media 36

Taking Out the Trash 39

Shutting Down, Restarting, and Sleeping 41

Viewing Information About an Item 42

4 Customizing Your Experience 45

Changing Your Desktop Picture 45

Selecting a Screen Saver 47

Changing the Appearance of Windows 49

Choosing Icons for Files and Folders 53

Setting Display Resolution 54

Managing Fonts 55

Tinkering with Power Options 57

Finding and Installing New Apps 60

Removing Applications 63

Creating Shortcuts 64

5 Networking Your Mac 67

Hooking Up to a Wireless Network 67

Hooking Up to a Wired Network 70

Checking Network Performance 72

Modifying Network Settings 74

Setting Up a Firewall 77

6 Share and Share Alike 79

Sharing Files and Folders 79

Finding and Connecting to Shared Computers 84

Manually Connecting to Shared Computers 86

Remotely Accessing Other Computers 87

Sharing Internet Connections 91

Sharing Your CDs and DVDs 92

7 Everybody's Gone Surfin' 95

Browsing the Web 95

Working with Tabs 97

Setting Your Home Page 99

Bookmarking Favorite Sites 100

Exporting and Importing Bookmarks 101

Blocking Pop-Ups 102

Using and Storing Passwords 103

Caching Out 105

Devouring Cookies 106

Tackling Downloads 108

Managing Extensions 110

Viewing Your Browsing History 111

Browsing in Privacy 113

Discovering Alternative Browsers 114

8 Mail Call 115

Setting Up Email Accounts 115

Receiving New Email 120

Creating and Sending New Messages 122

Adding Attachments to Messages 124

Saving Attachments from Messages 125

Customizing Your Messages 126

Finding Alternative Email Apps 131

9 Disco Mac 133

Importing Music to Your Computer 133

Listening to Your Tunes 138

Purchasing New Music (and More) 141

Burning Audio Discs 145

Sharing Music Files (Legally!) 146

Syncing Music with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod 149

10 Hollywood on Your Mac 153

Watching Digital Movie Files 153

Playing DVDs 156

Streaming Videos via the Internet 159

Creating Your Own Movies 161

11 A Darkroom on Your Desk 169

Connecting a Camera to Your Computer 169

Importing Photos from Your Camera 170

Organizing and Working with Photos 174

Making Color Adjustments to Photos 181

12 Getting Your Gutenberg On 189

Installing Printer Drivers 189

Creating a Print Queue 192

Configuring Printer Options 197

Printing Documents 199

Managing Print Jobs 205

Sharing Your Printers 207

13 Scanning Your Horizons 209

Installing Scanner Drivers 210

Scanning Documents 212

Sharing Your Scanner 219

14 Being Productive with Documents 221

Basic Word Processing Tools 221

Working with Microsoft Office Documents 229

Working with PDF Files 231

15 Managing Your System 237

Viewing System Information 237

Managing Color Profiles 241

Setting Parental Controls 244

Protecting Your Computer from Viruses 251

Setting Up Speech Recognition 252

Keeping Your Software Up-to-Date 257

Setting Default Programs for Specific File Types 260

Backing Up Your Important Stuff 261

16 Taming the Unruly 269

Monitoring Your Computer's Usage and Performance 269

Starting and Stopping System Services 272

Performing Disk Maintenance 274

Killing Problem Apps Dead 277

Command Line Maintenance 278

Recovering a Wayward System 280

Appendixes

A Glossary 283

B Additional Resources 295

Index 299

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