Special Edition Using Mac OS X Leopard

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SPECIAL EDITION USING MAC OS X LEOPARD

THE ONLY MAC OS X LEOPARD BOOK YOU NEED

We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward software proficiency and use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on Mac OS X Leopard, Special Edition Using Mac OS X Leopard is the only book you need.

• Explore the depths of Mac OS X’s core including the desktop, Finder, Finder windows, the Dock, user...

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Overview

SPECIAL EDITION USING MAC OS X LEOPARD

THE ONLY MAC OS X LEOPARD BOOK YOU NEED

We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward software proficiency and use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on Mac OS X Leopard, Special Edition Using Mac OS X Leopard is the only book you need.

• Explore the depths of Mac OS X’s core including the desktop, Finder, Finder windows, the Dock, user accounts, the Dashboard and widgets, Spaces, and much more.

• Master OS X by installing and using Mac OS X applications, customizing the system, making your Mac accessible to everyone, automating your Mac with the Automator, using Unix commands, and working with mobile Macs.

• Run Windows applications on your Mac for those rare occasions when a Mac application isn’t available.

• Exploit Mac OS X’s Internet tools to connect to the Net with or without wires, use email, surf the Web, and take advantage of the many features of .Mac.

• Explore some of the great applications included with Mac OS X, such as iTunes, QuickTime, DVD Player, iCal, Address Book, iChat, and on it goes.

• Expand your system with input devices (such as keyboards and trackballs), output devices (printers, displays, and such), hard drives, and hubs (Ethernet, USB, and FireWire).

• Connect to other computers and devices safely and easily using Mac OS X’s advanced networking tools. Learn to configure your own network including Macs and Windows computers and how to share an Internet connection among them.

• Use great Mac OS X tools and techniques to keep your system in top condition and to solve problems.

“Whether you are already familiar with OS X or are updating from an earlier Mac OS, you will find this volume useful. A clear, comprehensive, well-organized and, above all, usable reference.”

–Glenn Lisle, Managing Editor, MONITOR Magazine

“A must-read for anyone using Mac OS X for the first time–and for those upgrading to the latest version of the Mac operating system. Brad Miser covers all the important topics in an interesting, easy-to-understand manner that's aided and abetted by well chosen graphics, useful tips and explanatory notes. Leopard’s a great OS–and Brad’s book is a great guide for it.

–Dennis Sellers, Publisher, Macsimum News

Brad Miser has written extensively about all things Macintosh. In addition to Special Edition Using Mac OS X Leopard, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone; Sleeping with the Enemy: Running Windows on a Mac (digital Short Cut); Special Edition Using Mac OS X, v10.4 Tiger; Absolute Beginner's Guide to iPod and iTunes; Absolute Beginner's Guide to Homeschooling; Mac OS X and iLife: Using iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD; iDVD 3 Fast & Easy; Special Edition Using Mac OS X v10.2; and Using Mac OS 8.5. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor on more than 50 other titles. He has written numerous articles for MacAddict magazine and has been a featured speaker at Macworld Expo, user group meetings, and other venues. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789736536
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 1/10/2008
  • Series: Special Edition Using Series
  • Pages: 1018
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 2.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Brad Miser has written extensively about all things Macintosh, with his favorite topics being OS X and the amazing “i” applications that empower Mac OS X users to unleash their digital creativity. In addition to Special Edition Using Mac OS X Leopard, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone, Sleeping with the Enemy: Running Windows on a Mac (digital Short Cut); Special Edition Using Mac OS X, v10.4 Tiger; Absolute Beginner’s Guide to iPod and iTunes; Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Homeschooling; Mac OS X and iLife: Using iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD; iDVD 3 Fast & Easy; Special Edition Using Mac OS X v10.2; and Using Mac OS 8.5. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor on more than 50 other titles. He has written numerous articles in MacAddict magazine and has been a featured speaker on various topics at Macworld Expo, at user group meetings, and in other venues.

Brad is or has been a sales support specialist, the director of product and customer services, and the manager of education and support services for several software development companies. Previously, he was the lead proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics.

In addition to his passion for silicon-based technology, Brad likes to ride his steel-based technology, AKA a motorcycle, whenever and wherever possible.

A native of California, Brad now lives in Brownsburg, Indiana, with his wife Amy; their three daughters, Jill, Emily, and Grace; and a rabbit named Bun-Bun.

Brad would love to hear about your experiences with this book (the good, the bad, and the ugly). You can write to him at bradmacosx@mac.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

I Exploring the Core

1 Getting Started with Mac OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

2 Viewing and Navigating Mac OS X Finder Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

3 Working on the Mac OS X Desktop . . . . . . . . . . . 55

4 Finding Things on Your Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

5 Using and Customizing the Dock . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

6 Working with the Dashboard and Widgets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

7 Installing and Using Mac OS X Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

II Mastering the System

8 Running Windows and Windows Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

9 Setting System Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

10 Managing and Using Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

11 Configuring and Working with User Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

12 Managing Your Desktop with Exposé, Spaces, and Other Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265

13 Making Your Mac Accessible to Everyone . . . 277

14 Unix: Working with the Command Line . . . . . 297

15 Computing on the Move with MacBook Pros and MacBooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317

III Living in a Connected World

16 Connecting a Mac to the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . 335

17 Building and Using a Wired Network . . . . . . . . 359

18 Creating and Managing AirPort Wireless Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393

19 Sharing an Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421

20 Using .Mac to Integrate a Mac onto the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435

IV Getting Things Done with Leopard’s

Applications

21 Managing Your Email with Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465

22 Surfing the Web with Safari . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511

23 Managing Audio with iTunes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 547

24 Using Leopard’s Other Digital Media Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601

25 Tracking Your Contacts with Address Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 639

26 Creating and Using Calendars with iCal . . . . 663

27 Conferencing in Text, Audio, and Video with iChat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 681

28 Working with Leopard’s Text and Graphic Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 695

29 Making Your Mac Do the Work for You with the Automator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 721

V Expanding the System

30 Understanding Input and Output Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 743

31 Working with Mice, Keyboards, and Other Input Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 763

32 Working with Your Mac’s Displays . . . . . . . . . . . 785

33 Working with Your Mac’s Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . 801

34 Installing, Configuring, and Using Printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 813

35 Understanding and Using Data Storage Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 833

36 Synchronizing Information on Macs and Other Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 859

VI Protecting, Maintaining, and Repairing Your Mac

37 Maintaining a Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 875

38 Backing Up a Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 895

39 Securing a Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 921

40 Solving Mac Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 949

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 981

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