Mac OS X Panther Timesaving Techniques For Dummies

Mac OS X Panther Timesaving Techniques For Dummies

by Larry Ullman, Marc Liyanage


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ISBN-13: 9780764558122
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/09/2004
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

Larry Ullman, the Director of Digital Media Technologies at DMC Insights, Inc., has been working with Apple computers for more than 20 years.

Marc Liyanage, a senior software engineer at futureLAB AG, has been using and programming Apple computers for 15 years.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Starting, Stopping, and Running Your Mac Faster.

Technique 1: Installing Panther without the Hassle.

Technique 2: Starting Up with Speed.

Technique 3: Running Panther Faster.

Technique 4: When Good Applications Go Bad.

Technique 5: Logging Out and Shutting Down.

Part II: Optimizing Your Interface.

Technique 6: Working with Displays.

Technique 7: Speedy Keyboard Navigation.

Technique 8: Essential Keyboard Shortcuts.

Technique 9: A Faster Finder.

Technique 10: Customizing Windows for Your Convenience.

Technique 11: Establishing an Efficient Dock.

Technique 12: Saving Steps with Contextual Menus.

Technique 13: Easily Managing Windows with Exposé.

Part III: Handling Files (And Other Stuff) Quickly.

Technique 14: Organizing Your Home Directory.

Technique 15: Managing Aliases, Favorites, and Icons.

Technique 16: Managing Information Effectively.

Technique 17: Working with Files.

Technique 18: Finding Files in the Finder.

Technique 19: Slimming Down Your Hard Drive.

Part IV: Improving Application Performance.

Technique 20: Managing Applications.

Technique 21: Launching Applications Fast.

Technique 22: Switching, Hiding, and Quitting Applications.

Technique 23: Opening Files Faster.

Technique 24: Saving and Printing Files.

Technique 25: Cut, Copy, Paste.

Technique 26: Managing Fonts.

Technique 27: Getting to Know Services.

Part V: Cranking Up Your Internet Activities.

Technique 28: Surfing with Safari.

Technique 29: Surfing with Other Browsers.

Technique 30: Managing Bookmarks Better.

Technique 31: Speedy Searches with Google.

Technique 32: Searching the Internet with Other Tools.

Technique 33: Mastering Mail.

Technique 34: Stopping Spam in Its Tracks.

Technique 35: Innovative iChat.

Part VI: Optimizing Your Network.

Technique 36: Getting Your Mac Online.

Technique 37: The Wonderful World of Wireless Networking.

Technique 38: Sharing the Wealth with Rendezvous.

Technique 39: Share the Love: Sharing Files, Printers, and More.

Technique 40: Network Security.

Technique 41: Your Guide to .Mac: $100 Well Spent.

Part VII: Fast and Furious Multimedia.

Technique 42: iTunes: Rockin’ in the (Partially) Free World.

Technique 43: Working with iPhoto.

Technique 44: Staying on Schedule with iCal.

Technique 45: Snapping Screenshots Fast.

Technique 46: Working with CDs and DVDs.

Technique 47: Getting More Than Music out of Your iPod.

Part VIII: Security and Maintenance.

Technique 48: Better Backups with rsync and .Mac.

Technique 49: Battling Viruses.

Technique 50: Keeping Your Software Up-to-Date.

Technique 51: Securing Files.

Technique 52: Proper Password Policy.

Technique 53: Useful Utilities.

Part IX: The Scary Or Fun Stuff.

Technique 54: Controlling Cellphones with Bluetooth.

Technique 55: The Terminal, the Finder, and You.

Technique 56: Managing and Finding Files Fast.

Technique 57: Piping and Redirecting Output with the Terminal.

Technique 58: Viewing and Editing Text Files.

Technique 59: Customizing Your Terminal.

Technique 60: AppleScript and You.

Technique 61: Entertaining Yourself with Screen Savers.


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