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OS X Mountain Lion : The Missing Manual - David Pogue

OS X Mountain Lion

The Missing Manual

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With Mountain 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 10.8 brings more innovations from the iPad and makes syncing across devices smarter and easier with higher iCloud integration throughout the operating system.

- 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 Messages, Reminders, Notification Center, Gatekeeper, AirPlay Mirroring, Share Sheets, and more. Theres 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 Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual is the best way to tame it.

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.

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"Great for computer dummies"

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  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Relevant

Cons

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    • Older Readers
    • Reference

    Comments about OS X Mountain Lion:

    Great reference book when the computer is driving you mad. A quick look at the relevant section will usually solve the problem.

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    Introductionp. 1
    The Mac Becomes an iPadp. 1
    About This Bookp. 3
    The Very Basicsp. 5
    The OS X Desktop
    The Mountain Lion Landscapep. 9
    Launchpadp. 9
    Full-Screen Mode, Safarip. 11
    Full-Screen Apps, Mission Controlp. 12
    Folders & Windowsp. 15
    Getting into OS Xp. 15
    Windows and How to Work Themp. 19
    The Four Window Viewsp. 35
    Icon Viewp. 37
    List Viewp. 47
    Column Viewp. 53
    Cover Flow Viewp. 57
    Quick Lookp. 59
    Logging Out, Shutting Downp. 64
    Getting Help in OS Xp. 66
    Organizing Your Stuffp. 71
    The OS X Folder Structurep. 71
    Icon Namesp. 76
    Selecting Iconsp. 78
    Moving and Copying Iconsp. 81
    Aliases: Icons in Two Places at Oncep. 87
    Color Labelsp. 89
    The Trashp. 92
    Get Infop. 95
    Shortcut Menus, Action Menusp. 98
    Spotlightp. 101
    The Spotlight Menup. 101
    The Spotlight Windowp. 112
    Customizing Spotlightp. 125
    Smart Foldersp. 128
    Dock, Desktop & Toolbarsp. 131
    The Dockp. 131
    Setting Up the Dockp. 132
    Using the Dockp. 140
    The Finder Toolbarp. 145
    Designing Your Desktopp. 149
    Menulets: The Missing Manualp. 151
    Programs in OS X
    Documents, Programs & Spacesp. 157
    The Mac App Storep. 157
    Other Ways to Get Mac Softwarep. 160
    Opening OS X Programsp. 163
    Launchpadp. 164
    Windows that Auto-Reopenp. 168
    The "Heads-UP" Program Switcherp. 172
    Mission Control: Death to Window Clutterp. 173
    Dashboardp. 182
    Exposép. 197
    Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Wayp. 203
    How Documents Know Their Parentsp. 205
    Keyboard Controlp. 210
    The Save and Open Dialog Boxesp. 214
    Auto Save and Versionsp. 220
    Documents in the Cloudp. 225
    Cocoa and Carbonp. 227
    Data: Typing Dictating, Sharing & Backing Upp. 233
    The Macintosh Keyboardp. 233
    Motes on Right-Clickingp. 237
    Power Typingp. 239
    Dictationp. 245
    The Many Languages of OS X Textp. 251
    Data Detectorsp. 256
    Moving Data Between Documentsp. 258
    Exchanging Data with other Macp. 258
    Exchanging Data with Windows PCsp. 261
    The Mountain Lion Share Burtonp. 268
    Time Machinep. 271
    Automaton, AppleScript & Servicesp. 283
    Servicesp. 285
    Automatorp. 291
    Building Your Own Workflowp. 302
    Doing More with Automatorp. 309
    AppleScriptp. 312
    Windows on Macintoshp. 317
    Boot Campp. 319
    Windows in a Windowp. 325
    Life with Microsoft Exchangep. 327
    The Components of OS X
    System Preferencesp. 333
    The System Preferences Windowp. 333
    Accessibilityp. 336
    Bluetoothp. 341
    CDs & DVDsp. 344
    Date & Timep. 345
    Desktop & Screen Saverp. 347
    Dictation & Speechp. 353
    Energy Saverp. 355
    Generalp. 360
    iCloudp. 362
    Language & Textp. 363
    Mail, Contacts & Calendarsp. 364
    Mission Controlp. 364
    Networkp. 365
    Notificationsp. 365
    Parental Controlsp. 366
    Print & Scanp. 366
    Security & Privacyp. 366
    Software Updatep. 367
    Spotlightp. 370
    Startup Diskp. 370
    Time Machinep. 370
    Users & Groupsp. 373
    Reminders, Notes & Notification Centerp. 375
    Notification Centerp. 376
    Remindersp. 381
    Notesp. 382
    The Other Free Programsp. 389
    Your Free OS X Programsp. 389
    Address Bookp. 390
    App Storep. 390
    Automatorp. 390
    Calculatorp. 390
    Calendarp. 390
    Chessp. 392
    Contactsp. 407
    Dashboardp. 409
    Dictionaryp. 409
    DVD Playerp. 411
    Face Timep. 412
    Font Bookp. 415
    Game Centerp. 415
    GarageBandp. 418
    iChatp. 418
    Image Capturep. 418
    iMovie, iPhotop. 423
    iTunesp. 423
    Launchpadp. 423
    Mailp. 423
    Messagesp. 424
    Mission Controlp. 424
    Notesp. 424
    Photo Boothp. 424
    Previewp. 428
    Remindersp. 438
    QuickTime Playerp. 439
    Safarip. 439
    Stickiesp. 439
    System Preferencesp. 442
    TextEditp. 442
    Time Machinep. 450
    Utilities: Your OS X Toolboxp. 451
    CDs, DVDs, iTunes & AirPlayp. 471
    Disks Todayp. 471
    Disks In, Disks Outp. 472
    Startup Disksp. 474
    Erasing a Diskp. 475
    Burning CDs and DVDsp. 476
    iTunes: The Digital Jukeboxp. 479
    DVD Moviesp. 490
    AirPlayp. 494
    The Technologies of OS X
    Accounts, Security & Gatekeeperp. 499
    Introducing Accountsp. 499
    Creating an Accountp. 501
    Parental Controlsp. 510
    Editing Accountsp. 518
    Setting Up the Login Processp. 519
    Signing In, Logging Outp. 523
    Sharing Across Accountsp. 525
    Fast User Switchingp. 527
    Six OS X Security Shieldsp. 529
    And Four Privacy Shieldsp. 545
    Networking, File Sharing & AirDropp. 547
    Wiring the Networkp. 547
    File Sharing: Three Waysp. 551
    Accessing Shared Filesp. 561
    Networking with Windowsp. 569
    Screen Sharingp. 576
    More Dialing In from the Roadp. 586
    Graphics, Fonts & Printingp. 587
    Mac Meets Printerp. 587
    Making the Printoutp. 591
    Managing Printoutsp. 594
    Printer Sharingp. 596
    Faxingp. 597
    PDF Filesp. 597
    Fonts-and Font Bookp. 599
    ColorSyncp. 608
    Graphics in OS Xp. 609
    Screen-Capture Keystrokesp. 611
    Sound, Movies & Speechp. 615
    Playing Soundsp. 615
    Recording Soundsp. 617
    QuickTime Playerp. 618
    The Mac Reads to Youp. 630
    VoiceOverp. 634
    Ink: Handwriting Recognitionp. 634
    OS X Online
    Internet Setup & iCloudp. 637
    The Best News You've Heard All Dayp. 638
    Network Central and Multihomingp. 638
    Broadband Connectionsp. 640
    Cellular Modemsp. 646
    Tetheringp. 647
    Dial-Up Modem Connectionsp. 648
    Switching Locationsp. 648
    Internet Sharingp. 650
    iCloudp. 653
    Internet Location Filesp. 653
    Mail & Contactsp. 665
    Setting Up Mailp. 665
    Checking Your Mailp. 669
    Writing Messagesp. 677
    Stationeryp. 683
    Reading Emailp. 685
    VIPSp. 703
    The Anti-Spam Toolkitp. 704
    Contacts (Address Book)p. 705
    Safarip. 719
    Browsing Basicsp. 719
    The New, Unified Address/Search Barp. 720
    Bookmarksp. 728
    15 Tips for Better Surfingp. 730
    Tabbed Browsingp. 740
    Messagesp. 747
    Welcome to Messagesp. 747
    iMessagesp. 748
    The Traditional Chat Networksp. 751
    Let the Chat Beginp. 756
    Text Chattingp. 758
    Audio Chatsp. 761
    Video Chatsp. 762
    Juggling Chats and Windowsp. 766
    Sharing Your Screenp. 767
    Messages Theaterp. 769
    SSH, FTP, VPN & Web Sharingp. 773
    FTPp. 773
    Connecting from the Roadp. 776
    Remote Access with SSHp. 777
    Virtual Private Networkingp. 779
    Appendixes
    Installing OS X Mountain Lionp. 787
    Hardware Requirementsp. 788
    Psychological Requirementsp. 789
    The Standard Installationp. 790
    The Setup Assistantp. 792
    The Homemade Installer Diskp. 796
    Troubleshootingp. 799
    Minor Eccentric Behaviorp. 799
    Frozen Programs (Force Quitting)p. 801
    Recovery Mode: Three Emergency Disksp. 802
    Application Won't Openp. 806
    Startup Problemsp. 806
    Fixing the Diskp. 809
    Where to Get Troubleshooting Helpp. 812
    The Windows-to-Mac Dictionaryp. 813
    The Master OS X Secret Keystroke Listp. 827
    Indexp. 837
    Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9781449330279
    ISBN-10: 1449330274
    Series: Missing Manuals
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 892
    Published: 20th August 2012
    Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 15.0  x 1.5
    Weight (kg): 1.361