OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual

OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual

by David Pogue

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ISBN-13: 9781449362249
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/02/2014
Pages: 882
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(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;
About the Creative Team;
Acknowledgments;
The Missing Manual Series;
Introduction;
The Mac Becomes an iPad;
What’s New in Mavericks;
About This Book;
The Very Basics;
Part One: The OS X Desktop;
Chapter 1: Folders & Windows;
1.1 Getting into OS X;
1.2 Windows and How to Work Them;
1.3 The Four Window Views;
1.4 Icon View;
1.5 List View;
1.6 Column View;
1.7 Cover Flow View;
1.8 Quick Look;
1.9 Finder Tabs;
1.10 Logging Out, Shutting Down;
1.11 Getting Help in OS X;
Chapter 2: Organizing Your Stuff;
2.1 The OS X Folder Structure;
2.2 Icon Names;
2.3 Selecting Icons;
2.4 Moving and Copying Icons;
2.5 Making Spring-Loaded Folders Work;
2.6 Aliases: Icons in Two Places at Once;
2.7 Finder Tags;
2.8 The Trash;
2.9 Get Info;
2.10 Shortcut Menus, Action Menus;
Chapter 3: Spotlight;
3.1 The Spotlight Menu;
3.2 The Spotlight Window;
3.3 Customizing Spotlight;
3.4 Smart Folders;
Chapter 4: Dock, Desktop & Toolbars;
4.1 The Dock;
4.2 Setting Up the Dock;
4.3 Using the Dock;
4.4 The Finder Toolbar;
4.5 Designing Your Desktop;
4.6 Menulets: The Missing Manual;
Part Two: Programs in OS X;
Chapter 5: Documents, Programs & Mission Control;
5.1 The Mac App Store;
5.2 Other Ways to Get Mac Software;
5.3 Opening OS X Programs;
5.4 Launchpad;
5.5 Windows That Auto-Reopen;
5.6 The “Heads-Up” Program Switcher;
5.7 Full Screen Mode;
5.8 Mission Control: Death to Window Clutter;
5.9 Dashboard;
5.10 Exposé;
5.11 Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Way;
5.12 How Documents Know Their Parents;
5.13 Keyboard Control;
5.14 The Save and Open Dialog Boxes;
5.15 Auto Save and Versions;
5.16 Documents in the Cloud;
5.17 Cocoa and Carbon;
Chapter 6: Data: Typing, Dictating, Sharing & Backing Up;
6.1 The Mac Keyboard;
6.2 Notes on Right-Clicking;
6.3 Power Typing;
6.4 Dictation;
6.5 The Many Languages of OS X Text;
6.6 Data Detectors;
6.7 Moving Data Between Documents;
6.8 Exchanging Data with Other Macs;
6.9 Exchanging Data with Windows PCs;
6.10 The Share Button;
6.11 Time Machine;
Chapter 7: Automator, AppleScript & Services;
7.1 Services;
7.2 Automator;
7.3 AppleScript;
Chapter 8: Windows on Macintosh;
8.1 Boot Camp;
8.2 Windows in a Window;
8.3 Life with Microsoft Exchange;
Part Three: The Components of OS X;
Chapter 9: System Preferences;
9.1 The System Preferences Window;
9.2 Accessibility;
9.3 App Store;
9.4 Bluetooth;
9.5 CDs & DVDs;
9.6 Date & Time;
9.7 Desktop & Screen Saver;
9.8 Dictation & Speech;
9.9 Displays;
9.10 Dock;
9.11 Energy Saver;
9.12 General;
9.13 iCloud;
9.14 Internet Accounts;
9.15 Keyboard;
9.16 Language & Region;
9.17 Mission Control;
9.18 Mouse;
9.19 Network;
9.20 Notifications;
9.21 Parental Controls;
9.22 Printers & Scanners;
9.23 Security & Privacy;
9.24 Sharing;
9.25 Sound;
9.26 Spotlight;
9.27 Startup Disk;
9.28 Time Machine;
9.29 Trackpad;
9.30 Users & Groups;
Chapter 10: Notifications;
10.1 Insta-Respond to Bubbles;
10.2 Shutting Up the Bubbles;
10.3 The Notification Center;
Chapter 11: The Free Programs of OS X;
11.1 Your Free OS X Programs;
11.2 App Store;
11.3 Automator;
11.4 Calculator;
11.5 Calendar;
11.6 Chess;
11.7 Contacts;
11.8 Dashboard;
11.9 Dictionary;
11.10 DVD Player;
11.11 FaceTime;
11.12 Font Book;
11.13 Game Center;
11.14 GarageBand;
11.15 iBooks;
11.16 iChat;
11.17 Image Capture;
11.18 iMovie, iPhoto;
11.19 iTunes;
11.20 Launchpad;
11.21 Mail;
11.22 Maps;
11.23 Messages;
11.24 Mission Control;
11.25 Notes;
11.26 Photo Booth;
11.27 Preview;
11.28 Reminders;
11.29 QuickTime Player;
11.30 Safari;
11.31 Stickies;
11.32 System Preferences;
11.33 TextEdit;
11.34 Time Machine;
11.35 Utilities: Your OS X Toolbox;
Chapter 12: CDs, DVDs & iTunes;
12.1 Disks Today;
12.2 Disks In, Disks Out;
12.3 Startup Disks;
12.4 Erasing a Disk;
12.5 Burning CDs and DVDs;
12.6 iTunes: The Digital Jukebox;
12.7 DVD Movies;
Part Four: The Technologies of OS X;
Chapter 13: Accounts, Security & Gatekeeper;
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 Six OS X Security Shields;
13.10 And Four Privacy Shields;
Chapter 14: Networking, File Sharing & AirDrop;
14.1 Wiring the Network;
14.2 File Sharing: Three Ways;
14.3 Accessing Shared Files;
14.4 Networking with Windows;
14.5 Screen Sharing;
14.6 More Dialing In from the Road;
Chapter 15: Graphics, Fonts & Printing;
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 OS X;
15.10 Screen-Capture Keystrokes;
Chapter 16: Sound, Movies & Speech;
16.1 Playing Sounds;
16.2 Recording Sounds;
16.3 QuickTime Player;
16.4 The Mac Reads to You;
16.5 VoiceOver;
16.6 Ink: Handwriting Recognition;
Part Five: OS X Online;
Chapter 17: Internet Setup & iCloud;
17.1 The Best News You’ve Heard All Day;
17.2 Network Central and Multihoming;
17.3 Broadband Connections;
17.4 Cellular Modems;
17.5 Tethering;
17.6 Dial-Up Modem Connections;
17.7 Switching Locations;
17.8 Internet Sharing;
17.9 iCloud;
Chapter 18: Mail & Contacts;
18.1 Setting Up Mail;
18.2 Checking Your Mail;
18.3 Tailoring the Look of Mail;
18.4 Writing Messages;
18.5 Stationery;
18.6 Reading Email;
18.7 VIPs;
18.8 The Anti-Spam Toolkit;
18.9 Contacts (Address Book);
Chapter 19: Safari;
19.1 Browsing Basics;
19.2 The Unified Address/Search Bar;
19.3 Full Screen and Gestures;
19.4 Top Sites;
19.5 Customizing the Toolbar;
19.6 Bookmarks (and the Sidebar);
19.7 Saved Passwords and the iCloud Keychain;
19.8 14 Tips for Better Surfing;
19.9 Tabbed Browsing;
19.10 Privacy and Security Features;
Chapter 20: Messages;
20.1 Welcome to Messages;
20.2 iMessages;
20.3 The Traditional Chat Networks;
20.4 Let the Chat Begin;
20.5 Text Chatting;
20.6 Audio Chats;
20.7 Video Chats;
20.8 Juggling Chats and Windows;
20.9 Sharing Your Screen;
20.10 Messages Theater, RIP;
Chapter 21: SSH, FTP & VPN;
21.1 FTP;
21.2 Connecting from the Road;
21.3 Remote Access with SSH;
21.4 Virtual Private Networking;
Part Six: Appendixes;
Installing OS X Mavericks;
Hardware Requirements;
Psychological Requirements;
The Standard Installation;
The Setup Assistant;
The Homemade Installer Disk;
Troubleshooting;
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 OS X Secret Keystroke List;
Startup Keystrokes;
Colophon;

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OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Kool_Kat-CT More than 1 year ago
The Missing Manual series fills a huge void for people using computer technology products since the standard "documentation" is little more than what would be found in an ad or review. Whenever a new version of anything is released, I wait until the corresponding Missing Manual is published before even considering an upgrade. The manuals are well written, answering the questions that led to the purchase in the first place. While they can be read cover to cover, most users simply use them as a much needed reference. This edition is no different!
bumdiago More than 1 year ago
You want knowledge about OS X with humor to liven it up as well much more thrown in to spice up the subject, then buy the book, read it, show off what you've learned and be the prodigy on your block. What more can one want? bumdiago