Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition

by David Pogue


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Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition by David Pogue

Ready to move to the Mac? This incomparable guide helps you make a smooth transition. New York Times columnist and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue gets you past three challenges: transferring your stuff, assembling Mac programs so you can do what you did with Windows, and learning your way around Mac OS X.

Learning to use a Mac is not a piece of cake, but once you do, the rewards are oh-so-much better. No viruses, worms, or spyware. No questionable firewalls or inefficient permissions. Just a beautiful machine with a thoroughly reliable system. Whether you're using Windows XP or Windows 7, we've got you covered.

  • Transfer your stuff. Moving files from a PC to a Mac is the easy part. This guide gets you through the tricky things: extracting your email, address book, calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3 files.
  • Re-create your software suite. Big-name programs from Microsoft, Adobe, and others are available in both Mac and Windows versions. But hundreds of other programs are Windows-only. Learn the Macintosh equivalents and how to move data to them.
  • Learn Mac OS X Lion. Once you've moved into the Macintosh mansion, it's time to learn your way around. You're in good hands with the author of Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, the #1 bestselling guide to Mac OS X.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449398538
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Pages: 691
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(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;
The Missing Manual Series;
What Mac OS X Gives You;
What Mac OS X Takes Away;
About This Book;
The Very Basics;
The Lion Difference: iPad Techniques;
Welcome to Macintosh;
Chapter 1: How the Mac Is Different;
1.1 Power On, Dude;
1.2 That One-Button Mouse;
1.3 On, Off, and Sleep;
1.4 The Menu Bar;
1.5 Finder = Windows Explorer;
1.6 Dock = Taskbar;
1.7 Menulets = Tray;
1.8 Keyboard Differences;
1.9 Disk Differences;
1.10 Where Your Stuff Is;
1.11 Window Controls;
1.12 Terminology Differences;
Chapter 2: Folders, Dock & Windows;
2.1 Getting into Mac OS X;
2.2 The Four Window Views;
2.3 Icon View;
2.4 List View;
2.5 Column View;
2.6 Cover Flow View;
2.7 Quick Look;
2.8 The Dock;
2.9 The Finder Toolbar;
2.10 Getting Help in Mac OS X;
Chapter 3: Files, Icons & Spotlight;
3.1 Renaming Icons;
3.2 Selecting Icons;
3.3 Moving and Copying Icons;
3.4 Aliases: Icons in Two Places at Once;
3.5 Color Labels;
3.6 The Trash;
3.7 Get Info;
3.8 The Spotlight Menu;
3.9 The Spotlight Window;
3.10 Customizing Spotlight;
3.11 Smart Folders;
Chapter 4: Documents, Programs & Mission Control;
4.1 A Word About Lion Apps;
4.2 The Mac App Store;
4.3 Other Ways to Get Mac Software;
4.4 Opening Mac OS X Programs;
4.5 Launchpad;
4.6 Windows that Auto-Reopen;
4.7 The Application Menu;
4.8 Quitting Programs;
4.9 The “Heads-Up” Program Switcher;
4.10 Mission Control: Death to Window Clutter;
4.11 Dashboard;
4.12 Exposé;
4.13 Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Way;
4.14 How Documents Know Their Parents;
4.15 Keyboard Control;
4.16 The Save and Open Dialog Boxes;
4.17 Auto Save and Versions;
Chapter 5: Entering, Moving & Backing Up Data;
5.1 Power Typing;
5.2 The Many Languages of Mac OS X Text;
5.3 Data Detectors;
5.4 Moving Data Between Documents;
5.5 Exchanging Data with Other Macs;
5.6 Exchanging Data with Windows PCs;
5.7 Time Machine;
Making the Move;
Chapter 6: Transferring Your Files to the Mac;
6.1 Transfers by Apple Genius;
6.2 The Windows Migration Assistant;
6.3 Manual Network Transfers;
6.4 Transfers by Disk;
6.5 Transfers by File-Sending Web Site;
6.6 Transfers by Email;
6.7 Where to Put Your Copied Files;
6.8 Document Conversion Issues;
Chapter 7: Special Software, Special Problems;
7.1 ACDSee;
7.2 Acrobat Reader;
7.3 ACT;
7.4 Ad Subtract (Pop-up Stopper);
7.5 Adobe [your favorite program here];
7.6 America Online;
7.7 AIM (AOL Instant Messenger);
7.8 Children’s Software;
7.9 Easy CD Creator;
7.10 Encarta;
7.11 Eudora;
7.12 Excel;
7.13 Firefox;
7.14 Games;
7.15 Google Desktop Search;
7.16 Google Earth;
7.17 Google Chrome;
7.18 ICQ;
7.19 Internet Explorer;
7.20 iTunes;
7.21 LimeWire;
7.22 McAfee VirusScan;
7.23 Microsoft Access;
7.24 Microsoft Money;
7.25 Microsoft Office;
7.26 Microsoft Publisher;
7.27 Microsoft Visio;
7.28 Minesweeper;
7.29 MSN Messenger;
7.30 NaturallySpeaking;
7.31 Netscape;
7.32 Newsgroup Readers;
7.33 Norton AntiVirus;
7.34 Norton Utilities;
7.35 Notepad;
7.36 Outlook/Outlook Express/Windows Mail;
7.37 Paint Shop Pro;
7.38 Palm Desktop;
7.39 Picasa;
7.40 PowerPoint;
7.41 QuickBooks;
7.42 Quicken;
7.43 RealPlayer;
7.44 RssReader;
7.45 Skype;
7.46 SnagIt;
7.47 Solitaire;
7.48 Street Atlas USA;
7.49 TaxCut, TurboTax;
7.50 WinAmp, MusicMatch;
7.51 Windows Media Player;
7.52 WinZip;
7.53 Word;
7.54 WordPerfect;
7.55 Yahoo Messenger;
Chapter 8: Windows on Macintosh;
8.1 Boot Camp;
8.2 Windows in a Window;
8.3 Windows via OnLive Desktop;
8.4 Life with Microsoft Exchange;
Chapter 9: Hardware on the Mac;
9.1 Printers and Printing;
9.2 Making the Printout;
9.3 Managing Printouts;
9.4 Printer Sharing;
9.5 Faxing;
9.6 PDF Files;
9.7 Fonts—and Font Book;
9.8 Digital Cameras;
9.9 Disks;
9.10 iTunes: The Digital Jukebox;
9.11 DVD Movies;
9.12 Keyboard;
9.13 Mouse;
9.14 Monitors;
9.15 Scanners;
Making Connections;
Chapter 10: Internet Setup & iCloud;
10.1 Network Central and Multihoming;
10.2 Broadband Connections;
10.3 Cellular Modems;
10.4 Tethering;
10.5 Dial-Up Modem Connections;
10.6 Switching Locations;
10.7 Internet Sharing;
10.8 iCloud;
Chapter 11: Mail & Address Book;
11.1 Checking Your Mail;
11.2 Writing Messages;
11.3 Stationery;
11.4 Reading Email;
11.5 The Anti-Spam Toolkit;
11.6 RSS Feeds;
11.7 Notes;
11.8 Address Book;
Chapter 12: Safari & iChat;
12.1 Browsing Basics;
12.2 Tips for Better Surfing;
12.3 Tabbed Browsing;
12.4 RSS: The Missing Manual;
12.5 iChat;
12.6 Many Chat Networks;
12.7 Setting Up Your Chat Account(s);
12.8 The Buddy List;
12.9 Making a List;
12.10 Let the Chat Begin;
12.11 Text Chatting;
12.12 Audio Chats;
12.13 Video Chats;
12.14 Juggling Chats and Windows;
12.15 Sharing Your Screen;
12.16 iChat Theater;
Putting Down Roots;
Chapter 13: 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 14: Networking, File Sharing & Screen Sharing;
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;
Chapter 15: System Preferences;
15.1 The System Preferences Window;
15.2 Bluetooth;
15.3 CDs & DVDs;
15.4 Date & Time;
15.5 Desktop & Screen Saver;
15.6 Displays;
15.7 Dock;
15.8 Energy Saver;
15.9 General;
15.10 iCloud;
15.11 Keyboard;
15.12 Language & Text;
15.13 Mail, Contacts & Calendars;
15.14 Mission Control;
15.15 MobileMe;
15.16 Mouse;
15.17 Network;
15.18 Parental Controls;
15.19 Print & Scan;
15.20 Security & Privacy;
15.21 Sharing;
15.22 Software Update;
15.23 Sound;
15.24 Speech;
15.25 Spotlight;
15.26 Startup Disk;
15.27 Time Machine;
15.28 Trackpad;
15.29 Universal Access;
15.30 Users & Groups;
Chapter 16: The Freebie Programs;
16.1 Your Free Mac OS X Programs;
16.2 Address Book;
16.3 App Store;
16.4 Automator;
16.5 Calculator;
16.6 Chess;
16.7 Dashboard;
16.8 Dictionary;
16.9 DVD Player;
16.10 FaceTime;
16.11 Font Book;
16.12 GarageBand;
16.13 iCal;
16.14 iChat;
16.15 iDVD;
16.16 Image Capture;
16.17 iMovie, iPhoto;
16.18 iTunes;
16.19 Launchpad;
16.20 Mail;
16.21 Mission Control;
16.22 Photo Booth;
16.23 Preview;
16.24 QuickTime Player;
16.25 Safari;
16.26 Stickies;
16.27 System Preferences;
16.28 TextEdit;
16.29 Time Machine;
16.30 Utilities: Your Mac OS X Toolbox;
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 “Where’d-It-Go?” Dictionary;
About [this program];
Accessibility Options control panel;
Active Desktop;
Add Hardware control panel;
Add or Remove Programs control panel;
All Programs;
Alt key;
Automatic Update;
Backspace key;
Battery level;
Camera and Scanner Wizard;
Character Map;
Clean Install;
Command line;
Control Panel;
Copy, Cut, Paste;
Ctrl key;
Date and Time;
Delete Key (Forward Delete);
Disk Defragmenter;
Display control panel;
DLL files;
DOS prompt;
End Task dialog box;
Exiting programs;
File Sharing;
Floppy disks;
Folder Options;
Help and Support;
Internet Explorer;
Internet Options;
Keyboard control panel;
Logging in;
Mail control panel;
Maximize button;
Minimize button;
Mouse control panel;
(My) Computer;
(My) Documents, (My) Pictures, (My) Music;
(My) Network Places;
Network Neighborhood;
Personal Web Server;
Phone and Modem Options control panel;
Power Options;
Printer Sharing;
Printers and Faxes;
PrntScrn key;
Program Files folder;
Properties dialog box;
Recycle Bin;
Regional and Language Options control panel;
Run command;
Safe Mode;
Scheduled Tasks;
Scrap files;
Screen saver;
Shortcut menus;
Sounds and Audio Devices;
Speech control panel;
Standby mode;
Start menu;
Startup folder;
System control panel;
System Tray;
Taskbar and Start Menu control panel;
“Three-fingered salute”;
User Accounts control panel;
Windows (or WINNT) folder;
Windows logo key;
Windows Media Player;
Windows Messenger;
Zip files;
The Master Mac OS X Keystroke List;
Startup Keystrokes;
In the Finder;
Finder Menu;
File Menu;
Edit Menu;
View Menu;
Go Menu;
Window Menu;
Help Menu;
Power Keys;
The Dock;
Managing Programs;
Dialog Boxes;
Trackpad Gestures;
Magic Mouse Gestures;

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