Tame your Mountain Lion, the "Dr. Mac" way.
Author Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is a Mac guru and one of the world's leading authorities on all things Apple, so when he talks OS X Mountain Lion, people listen. Now you can learn how to get the most out of OS X Mountain Lion with the latest edition of this bestselling guide to OS X. Whether you're learning your way around your first Mac or just updating your OS, you'll unleash the power of OS X Mountain Lion with this friendly, full-color guide to Apple's new operating system.
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Covers OS X basics, including working with the Dock, Launchpad, and Mission Control; setting up your e-mail; surfing the web with Safari; organizing your files; navigating with multi-touch gestures; managing your contacts and calendars; connecting a printer; and printing documents.
Walks you through the new-to-OS-X features, such as Messages, Notes, Reminders, Notification Center, Power Nap, Dictation, Twitter and Facebook integration, Game Center, and Gatekeeper.
Gets you up and running with iTunes and the latest apps from the Mac App Store and shows you how to enjoy music, movies, DVDs, and digital photos on your Mac
Provides troubleshooting tips, advice on customizing and maintaining your Mac, and keeping your information safe with Time Machine
OS X Mountain Lion For Dummies is the perfect guide to help you reach the peak of this exciting new operating system.
Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is among the world's leading authorities on the iPad, iPhone, and OS X. He's been one of the Mac community's most trusted gurus for more than 25 years and has written or cowritten more than 60 books. He is also a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and The Mac Observer .
Part I: Introducing OS X Mountain Lion: The Basics 7
Chapter 1: OS X Mountain Lion 101 (Prerequisites: None) 9
Chapter 2: The Desktop and Windows and Menus (Oh My)! 25
Chapter 3: Have It Your Way 47
Chapter 4: What’s Up, Dock? 69
Chapter 5: The Finder and Its Desktop 87
Part II: Mountain Lion Taming (Or “Organization for Smart People”) 119
Chapter 6: The Care and Feeding of Files and Folders 121
Chapter 7: Four Terrifi c Timesaving Tools 163
Chapter 8: Dealing with Disks 183
Chapter 9: Organizing Your Life 193
Part III: Do Unto Mountain Lion: Getting Things Done 209
Chapter 10: Internet-Working 211
Chapter 11: Communications Made Easy 227
Chapter 12: The Musical Mac 257
Chapter 13: The Multimedia Mac 273
Chapter 14: Words and Letters 285
Part IV: Making This Mountain Lion Your Very Own 295
Chapter 15: Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing 297
Chapter 16: Sharing Your Mac and Liking It 313
Chapter 17: Features for the Way You Work 347
Part V: The Care and Feeding of Your Mountain Lion 369
Chapter 18: Safety First: Backups and Other Security Issues 371
Chapter 19: Utility Chest 387
Chapter 20: Troubleshooting OS X 399
Part VI: The Part of Tens 409
Chapter 21: Almost Ten Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience 411
Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Make Your Mac Better by Throwing Money at It 421
Chapter 23: Ten (Or So) Great Websites for Mac Freaks 427
Appendix: Installing or Reinstalling OS X Mountain Lion (Only If You Have To) 435