OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual

OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual

by David Pogue

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ISBN-13: 9781491947166
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/03/2015
Pages: 878
Sales rank: 1,299,485
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

David Pogue is the anchor columnist for Yahoo Tech, having been groomed for the position by 13 years as the tech columnist for the New York Times. He’s also a monthly columnist for Scientific American, host of science shows on PBS’s “NOVA,” and two-time Emmy-winning correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning.” With over 3 million books in print, David is one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "for Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); in 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes 120 titles.

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits;
About the Author;
About the Creative Team;
Introduction;
The Mac Becomes an iPad;
What’s New in Yosemite;
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 Yosemite’s New Preview Pane;
1.9 Quick Look;
1.10 Finder Tabs;
1.11 Logging Out, Shutting Down;
1.12 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 Aliases: Icons in Two Places at Once;
2.6 Finder Tags;
2.7 The Trash;
2.8 Get Info;
2.9 Shortcut Menus, Action Menus;
Chapter 3: Spotlight;
3.1 The Spotlight Menu;
3.2 The Searching 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 iCloud Drive;
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: Mac+iPhone: Handoff, AirDrop & Continuity;
7.1 Mac as Speakerphone;
7.2 Texting from the Mac;
7.3 Instant Hotspot;
7.4 Handoff;
7.5 AirDrop;
Chapter 8: Windows on the Mac;
8.1 Boot Camp;
8.2 Windows in a Window;
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 Extensions;
9.13 General;
9.14 iCloud;
9.15 Internet Accounts;
9.16 Keyboard;
9.17 Language & Region;
9.18 Mission Control;
9.19 Mouse;
9.20 Network;
9.21 Notifications;
9.22 Parental Controls;
9.23 Printers & Scanners;
9.24 Security & Privacy;
9.25 Sharing;
9.26 Sound;
9.27 Spotlight;
9.28 Startup Disk;
9.29 Time Machine;
9.30 Trackpad;
9.31 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 iPhoto/Photos;
11.19 iMovie;
11.20 iTunes;
11.21 Launchpad;
11.22 Mail;
11.23 Maps;
11.24 Messages;
11.25 Mission Control;
11.26 Notes;
11.27 Numbers, Pages;
11.28 Photo Booth;
11.29 Preview;
11.30 Reminders;
11.31 QuickTime Player;
11.32 Safari;
11.33 Stickies;
11.34 System Preferences;
11.35 TextEdit;
11.36 Time Machine;
11.37 Utilities: Your OS X Toolbox;
Chapter 12: Disks, Drives & 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;
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 OS X and Security;
13.10 Gatekeeper;
13.11 FileVault;
13.12 The Firewall;
13.13 The Password Assistant;
13.14 The Keychain;
13.15 Five Privacy Shields;
Chapter 14: 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 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 (Personal Hotspot);
17.6 Dial-Up Modem Connections;
17.7 Switching Locations;
17.8 Internet Sharing;
17.9 Meet iCloud;
17.10 iCloud Drive;
17.11 Photos;
17.12 Find My Mac, Find My iPhone;
17.13 Back to My Mac;
17.14 Family Sharing;
17.15 More iCloud Features;
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 The Unified Address/Search Bar;
19.2 Bookmarks, Favorites, and Top Sites;
19.3 Full Screen and Gestures;
19.4 Customizing the Toolbar;
19.5 Saved Passwords: The iCloud Keychain;
19.6 15 Tips for Better Surfing;
19.7 Tabbed Browsing;
19.8 Privacy and Security Features;
Chapter 20: Messages;
20.1 Welcome to Messages;
20.2 Setting Up Messages;
20.3 Let the Chat Begin;
20.4 Text Chatting;
20.5 Audio Chats;
20.6 Video Chats;
20.7 Sharing Your Screen;
Chapter 21: FTP, SSH & 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 Yosemite;
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 Yosemite: The Missing Manual 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I would suggest this if you like apple, duh. If you want to work at Apple, then I would NOT suggest you read this. Also claimed first review. :) :P 3?.