Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual

Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual

by David Pogue


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Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

With Lion, Apple has unleashed the most innovative version of Mac OS X yet—and once again, David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to the #1 bestselling Mac book. Mac OS X 10.7 completely transforms the Mac user interface with multi-touch gestures borrowed from the iPhone and iPad, and includes more than 250 brand-new features. This book reveals them all with a wealth of insight and detail--and even does a deep dive into iCloud, Apple's wireless, free syncing service for Macs, PCs, iPhones, and iPads.

  • Perfect for newcomers. Get crystal-clear, jargon-free introduction to the Dock, the Mac OS X folder structure, Safari, Mail, and iCloud.
  • Go in-depth. Learn how use key new features such as full-screen apps, Mission Control, the new Mac App Store, Launchpad, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, AirDrop, and more. Are you even more of a power user? Learn to set up a network, make a Lion flash drive, and even learn the basics of Lion's underlying Unix.

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 Lion: The Missing Manual is the best way to tame it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449397494
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/02/2011
Pages: 932
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.10(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits;
About the Author;
The Mac Becomes an iPad;
About This Book;
The Very Basics;
Part One: The Mac OS X Desktop;
Chapter 0: The New 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 Mac 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 Mac OS X;
Chapter 2: Organizing Your Stuff;
3.1 The Mac 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 Mac 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 Mac 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 Cocoa and Carbon;
Chapter 6: Entering Data, Moving Data & Time Machine;
7.1 The Macintosh Keyboard;
7.2 Notes on Right-Clicking;
7.3 Power Typing;
7.4 The Many Languages of Mac OS X Text;
7.5 Data Detectors;
7.6 Moving Data Between Documents;
7.7 Exchanging Data with Other Macs;
7.8 Exchanging Data with Windows PCs;
7.9 Time Machine;
Chapter 7: Services, Automator & AppleScript;
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 Mac OS X;
Chapter 9: System Preferences;
10.1 The System Preferences Window;
10.2 Bluetooth;
10.3 CDs & DVDs;
10.4 Date & Time;
10.5 Desktop & Screen Saver;
10.6 Displays;
10.7 Dock;
10.8 Energy Saver;
10.9 General;
10.10 iCloud;
10.11 Keyboard;
10.12 Language & Text;
10.13 Mail, Contacts & Calendars;
10.14 Mission Control;
10.15 MobileMe;
10.16 Mouse;
10.17 Network;
10.18 Parental Controls;
10.19 Print & Scan;
10.20 Security & Privacy;
10.21 Sharing;
10.22 Software Update;
10.23 Sound;
10.24 Speech;
10.25 Spotlight;
10.26 Startup Disk;
10.27 Time Machine;
10.28 Trackpad;
10.29 Universal Access;
10.30 Users & Groups;
Chapter 10: The Free Programs;
11.1 Your Free Mac OS X Programs;
11.2 Address Book;
11.3 App Store;
11.4 Automator;
11.5 Calculator;
11.6 Chess;
11.7 Dashboard;
11.8 Dictionary;
11.9 DVD Player;
11.10 FaceTime;
11.11 Font Book;
11.12 GarageBand;
11.13 iCal;
11.14 iChat;
11.15 iDVD;
11.16 Image Capture;
11.17 iMovie, iPhoto;
11.18 iTunes;
11.19 Launchpad;
11.20 Mail;
11.21 Mission Control;
11.22 Photo Booth;
11.23 Preview;
11.24 QuickTime Player;
11.25 Safari;
11.26 Stickies;
11.27 System Preferences;
11.28 TextEdit;
11.29 Time Machine;
11.30 Utilities: Your Mac OS X Toolbox;
Chapter 11: CDs, DVDs & iTunes;
12.1 Disks Today;
12.2 Disks In, Disks Out;
12.3 Startup Disks;
12.4 Burning CDs and DVDs;
12.5 iTunes: The Digital Jukebox;
12.6 DVD Movies;
Part Four: The Technologies of Mac OS X;
Chapter 12: Accounts, Parental Controls & Security;
13.1 Introducing Accounts;
13.2 Creating an Account;
13.3 Parental Controls;
13.4 Editing Accounts;
13.5 Setting Up the Login Process;
13.6 Signing In, Logging Out;
13.7 Sharing Across Accounts;
13.8 Fast User Switching;
13.9 Five Mac OS X Security Shields;
13.10 Two Mac OS X Privacy Shields;
Chapter 13: Networking, File Sharing & AirDrop;
14.1 Wiring the Network;
14.2 File Sharing: Three Ways;
14.3 AirDrop;
14.4 Sharing Your Public Folder;
14.5 Sharing Any Folder;
14.6 Accessing Shared Files;
14.7 Networking with Windows;
14.8 Screen Sharing;
14.9 More Dialing In from the Road;
Chapter 14: Printing, Scanning, Fonts & Graphics;
15.1 Mac Meets Printer;
15.2 Making the Printout;
15.3 Managing Printouts;
15.4 Printer Sharing;
15.5 Faxing;
15.6 PDF Files;
15.7 Fonts—and Font Book;
15.8 ColorSync;
15.9 Graphics in Mac OS X;
15.10 Screen-Capture Keystrokes;
Chapter 15: Sound, Movies & Speech;
16.1 Playing Sounds;
16.2 Recording Sound;
16.3 QuickTime Player;
16.4 Speech Recognition;
16.5 The Mac Reads to You;
16.6 VoiceOver;
16.7 Ink: Handwriting Recognition;
Chapter 16: The Unix Crash Course;
17.1 Terminal;
17.2 Navigating in Unix;
17.3 Working with Files and Directories;
17.4 Unix Help;
17.5 Terminal Preferences;
17.6 Terminal Tips and Tricks;
17.7 Changing Permissions;
17.8 20 Useful Unix Utilities;
17.9 Putting It Together;
Part Five: Mac 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 The Anti-Spam Toolkit;
19.7 RSS Feeds;
19.8 Notes;
19.9 To Dos;
19.10 Address Book;
Chapter 19: Safari;
20.1 The Three Biggies in Lion;
20.2 Browsing Basics;
20.3 Tips for Better Surfing;
20.4 Tabbed Browsing;
20.5 RSS: The Missing Manual;
Chapter 20: iChat;
21.1 Welcome to iChat;
21.2 Many Chat Networks;
21.3 Setting Up Your Chat Account(s);
21.4 The Buddy List;
21.5 Making a List;
21.6 Let the Chat Begin;
21.7 Text Chatting;
21.8 Audio Chats;
21.9 Video Chats;
21.10 Juggling Chats and Windows;
21.11 Sharing Your Screen;
21.12 iChat Theater;
Chapter 21: SSH, FTP, VPN & Web Sharing;
22.1 Web Sharing;
22.2 FTP;
22.3 Connecting from the Road;
22.4 Remote Access with SSH;
22.5 Virtual Private Networking;
Part Six: Appendixes;
Installing Mac OS X Lion;
Hardware Requirements;
Psychological Requirements;
The Standard Installation;
The Setup Assistant;
The Homemade Lion Installer Disk;
Uninstalling Mac OS X 10.7 Lion;
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;
The Windows-to-Mac Dictionary;
About [this program];
The Master Mac OS X Secret Keystroke List;
Startup Keystrokes;

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Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
applefan More than 1 year ago
The contents of this manual were very comprehensive and well presented in David Pogue's usual efficient style. However, the e-book format makes it very difficult to use as a reference manual. It is easy to lose ones place and not be able to find it again readily. Also, going back and forth to find chapter beginnings or page references from the index is a laborious task. I would recommend purchasing the printed manual rather than the e-book format.
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I just bought my first Apple computer. This book has been a big help. It has answered many questions and I've just began reading it. It is written with much knowledge and with a little humor added. Which makes it a joy to read.
joebjammin More than 1 year ago
This is a must buy to get the most out of your Lion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish I had bought aunderstands so I can easily flip around. Adding to the difficulty is a need for a description of the general concepts and design of this operating system. The discussion is too granular and therefore frustrates a reader in search of a good immediate grasp of the design and flows of Lion.