iMac in Easy Steps: Covers OS X Mountain Lion

iMac in Easy Steps: Covers OS X Mountain Lion

by Nick Vandome

Paperback(Fourth Edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781840785647
Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Series: In Easy Steps
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Nick Vandome is an IT writer and trainer who specializes in digital imaging and web authoring subjects. In addition to his writing, he also works designing websites and runs training courses. Before he started working with computers he wrote books about working and traveling abroad.

Nick is an established In Easy Steps author with several successful guides to his credit.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction iMac 7

About iMacs 8

iMac Specifications 10

iMac Jargon Explained 12

Input Devices 15

Getting Started 18

Accessories 20

2 Around an iMac 21

iMac Desktop 22

Apple Menu 23

Keyboard Buttons 24

System Preferences 26

Connecting a Printer 28

CD and DVD SuperDrive 29

External Drives 30

3 iMac Basics 31

About OS X Mountain Lion 32

Installing Mountain Lion 33

The OS X Environment 34

Aqua Interface 35

About Your iMac 36

Notifications 40

Changing the Resolution 42

Accessibility 43

The Spoken Word 45

Shutting Down 46

4 Getting Up and Running 47

Introducing the Dock 48

Setting Dock Preferences 49

Stacks on the Dock 52

Dock Menus 54

Working with Dock Items 55

Trash 57

About iCloud 58

Setting up iCloud 59

Using iCloud 60

Desktop Items 62

Ejecting Items 63

Auto Save and Versions 64

Resuming 66

5 Finder 67

Working with the Finder 68

Finder Folders 69

Finder Views 71

Covers 74

Quick Look 75

Finder Toolbar 76

Finder Sidebar 77

Finder Search 78

Copying and Moving items 79

Working with Folders 80

Spring-loaded Folders 81

Smart Folders 82

Selecting Items 83

Actions Button 84

Sharing from the Finder 85

Menus 85

6 Navigating in Mountain Lion 87

A New Way of Navigating 88

No More Scroll Bars 89

Magic Trackpad Gestures 90

Magic Mouse Gestures 98

Multi-Touch Preferences 101

Mission Control 103

Spaces and Expose 105

7 iMac Apps 107

Launchpad 108

Full-Screen Apps 110

OS X Apps 112

Accessing the App Store 113

Downloading Apps 114

Finding Apps 116

Managing Your Apps 117

Sharing Apps 118

8 Internet and Email 119

Getting Connected 120

Safari 124

Safari Tabbed Browsing 126

Safari Top Sites 127

Safari Reader 128

Adding Bookmarks 129

Mail 130

Using Email 131

Email Conversations 133

Adding Mailboxes 134

Messaging 135

FaceTime 136

9 Digital Lifestyle 137

iPhoto 138

Viewing Photos 139

Organizing Photos 140

Editing and Sharing Photos 141

iTunes 142

Managing Your Music 143

Purchasing Music 144

Adding an iPod 145

iMovie 146

iDVD 147

GarageBand 148

Game Center 149

Obtaining Games 150

10 Sharing OS X 151

Adding Users 152

Deleting Users 154

Fast User Switching 155

OS X for the Family 156

Parental Controls 157

OS X for Windows Users 160

11 iMac Networking 161

Networking Overview 162

Network Settings 164

Network Preferences 165

Network Diagnostics 167

Connecting to a Network 169

File Sharing 172

12 iMac Maintenance 173

Time Machine 174

Disk Utility 178

System Information 179

Activity Monitor 180

Updating Software 181

Gatekeeper 182

Privacy 183

Problems with Apps 184

General Troubleshooting 185

Index 187

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