OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual

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What do you get when you cross a Mac with an iPad? OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Its 200 new features include iPaddish goodies like dictation, Notification Center, and Reminders—but not a single page of instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for over 10 years straight.

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Overview

What do you get when you cross a Mac with an iPad? OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Its 200 new features include iPaddish goodies like dictation, Notification Center, and Reminders—but not a single page of instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for over 10 years straight.

  • Big-ticket changes. Twitter and Facebook intgration. Air-Play TV mirroring. Power Nap. Game Center. Documents in the Cloud. iMessages. Gatekeeper. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it.
  • Mountain Lion Watch. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, Messages, Preview…
  • Shortcuts. This must be the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page.
  • Power users. Security, accounts, networking, build-your own Services, file sharing with Windows—this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear.

There's something new on practically every page of this new edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Apple's brought a new cat to town, and Mac OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual is the best way to tame it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449330279
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/17/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 888
  • Sales rank: 192,333
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits;
About the Author;
About the Creative Team;
Acknowledgments;
The Missing Manual Series;
Introduction;
The Mac Becomes an iPad;
About This Book;
The Very Basics;
Part One: The OS X Desktop;
Chapter 0: The Mountain Lion Landscape;
1.1 Launchpad;
1.2 Full-Screen Mode, Safari;
1.3 Full-Screen Apps, Mission Control;
Chapter 1: Folders & Windows;
2.1 Getting into OS X;
2.2 Windows and How to Work Them;
2.3 The Four Window Views;
2.4 Icon View;
2.5 List View;
2.6 Column View;
2.7 Cover Flow View;
2.8 Quick Look;
2.9 Logging Out, Shutting Down;
2.10 Getting Help in OS X;
Chapter 2: Organizing Your Stuff;
3.1 The OS X Folder Structure;
3.2 Icon Names;
3.3 Selecting Icons;
3.4 Moving and Copying Icons;
3.5 Aliases: Icons in Two Places at Once;
3.6 Color Labels;
3.7 The Trash;
3.8 Get Info;
3.9 Shortcut Menus, Action Menus;
Chapter 3: Spotlight;
4.1 The Spotlight Menu;
4.2 The Spotlight Window;
4.3 Customizing Spotlight;
4.4 Smart Folders;
Chapter 4: Dock, Desktop & Toolbars;
5.1 The Dock;
5.2 Setting Up the Dock;
5.3 Using the Dock;
5.4 The Finder Toolbar;
5.5 Designing Your Desktop;
5.6 Menulets: The Missing Manual;
Part Two: Programs in OS X;
Chapter 5: Documents, Programs & Mission Control;
6.1 The Mac App Store;
6.2 Other Ways to Get Mac Software;
6.3 Opening OS X Programs;
6.4 Launchpad;
6.5 Windows that Auto-Reopen;
6.6 The “Heads-Up” Program Switcher;
6.7 Mission Control: Death to Window Clutter;
6.8 Dashboard;
6.9 Exposé;
6.10 Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Way;
6.11 How Documents Know Their Parents;
6.12 Keyboard Control;
6.13 The Save and Open Dialog Boxes;
6.14 Auto Save and Versions;
6.15 Documents in the Cloud;
6.16 Cocoa and Carbon;
Chapter 6: Data: Typing, Dictating, Sharing & Backing Up;
7.1 The Macintosh Keyboard;
7.2 Notes on Right-Clicking;
7.3 Power Typing;
7.4 Dictation;
7.5 The Many Languages of OS X Text;
7.6 Data Detectors;
7.7 Moving Data Between Documents;
7.8 Exchanging Data with Other Macs;
7.9 Exchanging Data with Windows PCs;
7.10 The Mountain Lion Share Button;
7.11 Time Machine;
Chapter 7: Automator, AppleScript & Services;
8.1 Services;
8.2 Automator;
8.3 Building Your Own Workflow;
8.4 Doing More with Automator;
8.5 AppleScript;
Chapter 8: Windows on Macintosh;
9.1 Boot Camp;
9.2 Windows in a Window;
9.3 Life with Microsoft Exchange;
Part Three: The Components of OS X;
Chapter 9: System Preferences;
10.1 The System Preferences Window;
10.2 Accessibility;
10.3 Bluetooth;
10.4 CDs & DVDs;
10.5 Date & Time;
10.6 Desktop & Screen Saver;
10.7 Dictation & Speech;
10.8 Displays;
10.9 Dock;
10.10 Energy Saver;
10.11 General;
10.12 iCloud;
10.13 Keyboard;
10.14 Language & Text;
10.15 Mail, Contacts & Calendars;
10.16 Mission Control;
10.17 Mouse;
10.18 Network;
10.19 Notifications;
10.20 Parental Controls;
10.21 Print & Scan;
10.22 Security & Privacy;
10.23 Sharing;
10.24 Software Update;
10.25 Sound;
10.26 Spotlight;
10.27 Startup Disk;
10.28 Time Machine;
10.29 Trackpad;
10.30 Users & Groups;
Chapter 10: Reminders, Notes & Notification Center;
11.1 Notification Center;
11.2 Reminders;
11.3 Notes;
Chapter 11: The Other Free Programs;
12.1 Your Free OS X Programs;
12.2 Address Book;
12.3 App Store;
12.4 Automator;
12.5 Calculator;
12.6 Calendar;
12.7 Chess;
12.8 Contacts;
12.9 Dashboard;
12.10 Dictionary;
12.11 DVD Player;
12.12 FaceTime;
12.13 Font Book;
12.14 Game Center;
12.15 GarageBand;
12.16 iChat;
12.17 Image Capture;
12.18 iMovie, iPhoto;
12.19 iTunes;
12.20 Launchpad;
12.21 Mail;
12.22 Messages;
12.23 Mission Control;
12.24 Notes;
12.25 Photo Booth;
12.26 Preview;
12.27 Reminders;
12.28 QuickTime Player;
12.29 Safari;
12.30 Stickies;
12.31 System Preferences;
12.32 TextEdit;
12.33 Time Machine;
12.34 Utilities: Your OS X Toolbox;
Chapter 12: CDs, DVDs, iTunes & AirPlay;
13.1 Disks Today;
13.2 Disks In, Disks Out;
13.3 Startup Disks;
13.4 Erasing a Disk;
13.5 Burning CDs and DVDs;
13.6 iTunes: The Digital Jukebox;
13.7 DVD Movies;
13.8 AirPlay;
Part Four: The Technologies of OS X;
Chapter 13: Accounts, Security & Gatekeeper;
14.1 Introducing Accounts;
14.2 Creating an Account;
14.3 Parental Controls;
14.4 Editing Accounts;
14.5 Setting Up the Login Process;
14.6 Signing In, Logging Out;
14.7 Sharing Across Accounts;
14.8 Fast User Switching;
14.9 Six OS X Security Shields;
14.10 And Four Privacy Shields;
Chapter 14: Networking, File Sharing & AirDrop;
15.1 Wiring the Network;
15.2 File Sharing: Three Ways;
15.3 Accessing Shared Files;
15.4 Networking with Windows;
15.5 Screen Sharing;
15.6 More Dialing In from the Road;
Chapter 15: Graphics, Fonts & Printing;
16.1 Mac Meets Printer;
16.2 Making the Printout;
16.3 Managing Printouts;
16.4 Printer Sharing;
16.5 Faxing;
16.6 PDF Files;
16.7 Fonts—and Font Book;
16.8 ColorSync;
16.9 Graphics in OS X;
16.10 Screen-Capture Keystrokes;
Chapter 16: Sound, Movies & Speech;
17.1 Playing Sounds;
17.2 Recording Sounds;
17.3 QuickTime Player;
17.4 The Mac Reads to You;
17.5 VoiceOver;
17.6 Ink: Handwriting Recognition;
Part Five: OS X Online;
Chapter 17: Internet Setup & iCloud;
18.1 The Best News You’ve Heard All Day;
18.2 Network Central and Multihoming;
18.3 Broadband Connections;
18.4 Cellular Modems;
18.5 Tethering;
18.6 Dial-Up Modem Connections;
18.7 Switching Locations;
18.8 Internet Sharing;
18.9 iCloud;
18.10 Internet Location Files;
Chapter 18: Mail & Contacts;
19.1 Setting Up Mail;
19.2 Checking Your Mail;
19.3 Writing Messages;
19.4 Stationery;
19.5 Reading Email;
19.6 VIPs;
19.7 The Anti-Spam Toolkit;
19.8 Contacts (Address Book);
Chapter 19: Safari;
20.1 Browsing Basics;
20.2 The New, Unified Address/Search Bar;
20.3 Bookmarks;
20.4 15 Tips for Better Surfing;
20.5 Tabbed Browsing;
Chapter 20: Messages;
21.1 Welcome to Messages;
21.2 iMessages;
21.3 The Traditional Chat Networks;
21.4 Let the Chat Begin;
21.5 Text Chatting;
21.6 Audio Chats;
21.7 Video Chats;
21.8 Juggling Chats and Windows;
21.9 Sharing Your Screen;
21.10 Messages Theater;
Chapter 21: SSH, FTP, VPN & Web Sharing;
22.1 FTP;
22.2 Connecting from the Road;
22.3 Remote Access with SSH;
22.4 Virtual Private Networking;
Part Six: Appendixes;
Appendix A: Installing OS X Mountain Lion;
Hardware Requirements;
Psychological Requirements;
The Standard Installation;
The Setup Assistant;
The Homemade Installer Disk;
Appendix B: Troubleshooting;
Minor Eccentric Behavior;
Frozen Programs (Force Quitting);
Recovery Mode: Three Emergency Disks;
Application Won’t Open;
Startup Problems;
Fixing the Disk;
Where to Get Troubleshooting Help;
Appendix C: The Windows-to-Mac Dictionary;
About [this program];
Appendix D: The Master OS X Secret Keystroke List;
Startup Keystrokes;
Colophon;

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Great Book, Very helpful

    This book does everything I needed and expected. I am new to the Mac but not to computers or Unix/Linux. This book covers all of the tips and tricks to the Mac OS X desktop to get you up to speed quickly. Just what I wanted.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    A necessary addition

    Like all David Pogue manuals this is a must have. Explains all of the system clearly, with illustrations and sidebar hints, Great to own as Apple no longer packs a users manual with their updates.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Copper, Callen, and Cerina's Bio

    Are under construction ((actually, I'm too lazy to make them AGAIN))

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Kiara

    Name: Kiara * Gender: Lioness * Description: A pretty carmel lioness with a darker tail. She has pretty brown eyes and darker flecks giving the impression of spots around her legs * Ate: No but looking * Cubs: None but want some * Crush:.... *

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Larken's and Myth's bio

    Name: Larken storm***
    Description: A sleek golden pelt with a dark brown mane and tail tip with dark amber eyes.***
    Mate/Crush: None***
    Kin: Myth turn***

    Name: Myth Turn***
    Description: A thin build with a dark golden pelt and shockingly green eyes.&&&
    Mate/Crush: None***
    Kin: Larken Storm***


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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Mountain's Bio: Updated. ヅ

    Name: Mountain's Fall. Gender: &female. Looks: Beautiful Light Brown/gray lioness with Red/Violet eyes. Crush: Copper. Mate: No, Wants.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    To all weird lion and cub stuff

    WAT DAFUQ?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Lila

    She diped her head "hello Daliki"

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Riley and bane

    She walks in with her brothr they look around

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Coal, Daisy, and Crystal

    Three little cubs came in. "Can we join?"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2013

    To daliki

    My dream bf is at hello res onr!!! THIS IS MY DREAM BOYFRIEND:

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Fala

    May i join?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Angel

    Hello? May I join? *a golden female lion walks up to the others*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Mya

    She padds in. "Hi everybody." She says with a yawn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Icy rose

    She nods "Yup no one notices me" she says

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Kane & Azula

    ((Sorry I lie dropped off te face of the earth last night... mtv movie awards)) the siblings pad in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Jadien

    Chases a zebra. Suddenly, muscles rippling, she sprang gracefully from the ground, sunk her teeth in, and carried her food back.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Patience

    A pake white lioness stalked in, her dark blue eyes bright. Her paws had hints of black and so did her tail and ear+tips....She was mateless, even though she was very pretty. She was mute, too. She could not speak. She called herself useless....Except her friends didn't let herself call hre own self rud names through the sand. She wrote in the sand. "I am Patience...May l join?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2013

    Light to snowy

    Are you ok? Just stand up and heres the problum youre siting on a pece of plastik.

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