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Don’t just read about Mac OS X Lion: See it and hear it with step-by-step video tutorials and valuable audio sidebars delivered through the free Web Edition that comes with every USING book. For the price of the book, you get online access anywhere with a web connection—no books to carry, content is updated as Mac OS X Lion changes, and the benefit of video and audio learning. Way more than just a book, this is all the help you’ll ever need where you want, when you want!


Show Me video walks through tasks you’ve just got to see

Tell Me More audio delivers insights straight from the experts


The 69 media files are available on the included DVD.

The Web Edition of USING Mac OS X Lion, which includes the media files, is available online anytime and anywhere once you’ve registered your book at quepublishing.com/using.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132811347
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 11/4/2011
  • Series: Using
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 17 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Yvonne Johnson has been writing computer books and teaching computer classes since 1982. She has written more than 60 computer books and college texts for well-known publishers on practically every type of software that exists—from operating systems to desktop publishing, from word processing and spreadsheets to databases, from programming to graphic design and web design. Her most recent Mac books include Using Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Pearson Education) and Using Office 2011 for Mac (Pearson Education).

She started the first proprietary computer-training school in Kentucky and operated it for 12 years, serving local clients such as Brown & Williamson Tobacco and General Electric, and sending out trainers to locations all over the country for the Department of Defense, the IRS, and Fortune 500 companies. During that time, she wrote the curricula for all the software programs taught at the school. After selling the school, she worked as a freelance computer curriculum developer, writing a large percent of the curricula offered by a national computer-training company headquartered in Chicago. She also wrote computer-training material and trained extensively for a computer-training and consulting subsidiary of the Washington Post. Ultimately, she took the position of Vice President of Curriculum Development with this company.

Although she has a tremendous depth and breadth of computer knowledge, she has never forgotten how to communicate with beginning learners. She is known for the simplicity of her writing and her ability to explain complex topics in understandable terms. This ability comes from years of delivering classroom training on computer applications to thousands of employees of large and small businesses, military and government personnel, teachers, attorneys, secretaries, and, yes, even Microsoft software support engineers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Using This Book 1

Special Features 2

About the USING Web Edition 2

About the DVD—for Print Books Only 2

1 Initializing a New Computer 3

Turning On a New Computer the First Time 3

Purchasing the Extras 10

Keeping Records 12

2 Upgrading to Lion 15

Performing the Upgrade 15

Settling In 17

Getting the New Experience 18

Exploring Lion’s New Features 19

3 Setting Up User Accounts and Installing Hardware 25

Customizing Your Own User Account 25

Sharing Your Computer with Another User 29

Using External Drives 38

Installing and Managing Printers 39

Setting Up a Computer-to-Computer Network 42

4 Getting Comfortable with Lion 49

Exploring the Desktop 49

Using Menus 50

Using the Dock 55

Putting Your Mac to Sleep or Shutting It Down 60

5 Managing Your Hardware 65

Learning about Your Mac 65

Exploring System Preferences 66

Controlling the Screen Brightness 68

Adjusting the Sound 69

Setting Keyboard Preferences 71

Operating the Mouse or Trackpad 73

Using CD/DVD Drives 76

6 Customizing the Desktop 80

Changing the Background 80

Using a Screen Saver 83

Working with Icons on the Desktop 85

Customizing the Appearance of the Dock 92

Working with Icons in the Dock 94

Setting Date and Time Preferences 97

7 Using Finder 103

Identifying Components of the Finder Window 103

Using Finder Views 106

Observing the Default Behavior of the Finder 114

Customizing the Finder 115

Exploring the File Structure 123

Creating Different Types of Folders 126

Working with Files 132

8 Managing Applications 144

Using Launchpad 144

Opening and Closing Applications 150

Working with Windows 156

Using Mission Control 160

Working with Spaces 161

Installing and Updating Applications 164

Getting the Most from the Mac App Store 167

Controlling Access to Applications 169

9 Browsing the Web 171

Launching Safari for the First Time 171

Setting Parental Controls 175

Browsing in Tabs or Windows 177

Navigating the Web 178

Working with Bookmarks 180

Downloading and Viewing Files 184

Saving Web Content 185

Customizing Safari’s Toolbar 189

Adding Extensions to Safari 190

Quitting Safari 192

10 Using the Address Book and iCal 193

Using the Address Book 193

Using iCal 209

11 Using Mac Mail 224

Getting Mail Accounts Set Up 224

Exploring the Mail Window 227

Getting, Viewing, and Reading Email 231

Sending New Messages and Replies 237

Filtering Spam 245

Finding Messages 246

Flagging Messages 249

Archiving Messages 250

Deleting Messages 250

Creating Mailboxes 251

Customizing Mail 251

Synchronizing Email on All Your Devices 254

Quitting Mail 255

12 Using iChat and FaceTime 256

Using iChat 256

Using FaceTime 270

13 Using TextEdit 274

Working with Documents 274

Navigating and Editing Text 278

Setting Margins and Tabs 282

Formatting Text 284

Exploring Other Formatting Features 288

14 Using Widgets and Other Applications 292

Using Widgets 292

Using Preview 297

Consulting the Dictionary 305

Using Stickies 306

Using the Calculator 309

Using the DigitalColor Meter 312

15 Using System Utilities 314

Activity Monitor 314

Using the AirPort Utility 315

Using the AppleScript Editor 315

Using Audio MIDI Setup 316

Using Bluetooth File Exchange 316

Using Boot Camp Assistant 318

Using the ColorSync Utility 319

Using Console 321

Using DigitalColor Meter 321

Using the Disk Utility 322

Using Grab 326

Using Grapher 328

Using Keychain 328

Using Migration Assistant 328

Using Podcast Publisher 330

Using QuickTime Player 7 330

Using System Information 331

Using Terminal 334

Using the VoiceOver Utility 335

16 Keeping Your Mac Safe, Updated, and Backed Up 336

Safely Surfing the Web 336

Exploring System Security Preferences 339

Working with Keychain Access 343

Getting Software Updates 346

Backing Up with Time Machine 346

17 Having Fun 350

Using DVD Player 350

Using QuickTime Player 351

Using iTunes 357

Using Photo Booth 365

Playing Games 371

Index 372

The following appendix can be accessed online at quepublishing.com/using and on the included DVD:

A Making Use of Support Resources

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