Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition

Errata for Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 8
Figure 1-2

"... requires knowing that things are called." Should be: "... requires knowing what things are called."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Reader is correct. Fixed in the 2nd printing of the book (May 2012).

Julia Bednar  Mar 14, 2012 
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Page 13
United States

Full-Screen Apps, 1.Pinch... 2nd sentence: (if you're trackpadless, just click Launchpad on the Dock). YOU CAN'T do this because you're in full screen mode (as mentioned above ...and the purpose of this section!) You've got to go to NOT FULL SCREEN mode before you can see the DOCK.

john deam  Feb 19, 2013  Jan 17, 2014
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Page 25
Last bullet "User"

"User identifies the account holder (Chapter 14) who's logged...". I believe that eference should be to "(Chapter 13)".

Eric Jensen  Jul 05, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
Printed
Page 36
Third paragraph.

"One more title bar trick: By double-clicking the title bar, you minimize the window (see page 37)." I believe this should reference the "Tip:" on page 38.

Eric Jensen  Jul 05, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
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Page 38
5th paragraph of "Up to Speed" box, line 14

Reference to "Quick Look" on page 37 should be page 67.

Colin G.F. Brockie  Apr 09, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
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Page 41
End of fifth bullet point.

"It makes burning easy. ...(Details on burning discs are in Chapter 6.)" The reference should probably be to "...(Chapter 9.)" - see page 281.

Eric Jensen  Jul 05, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
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Page 76
Last paragraph

The "swelling effect" on Dock icons is not shown in Figure 2-19, as indicated.

Denise D.  Nov 22, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
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Page 107
See "Tip:"

"Tip:... If you use iChat (Chapter 13),..." should reference "(Chapter 12)".

Eric Jensen  Jul 05, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
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Page 186
First sentence.

The first sentence needs "time" placed between "next" and "some.

Eric Jensen  Jul 09, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
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Page 196
End of second paragraph.

Reference to "Chapter 15." should be to "Chapter 14.".

Eric Jensen  Jul 09, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
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Page 225
2nd paragraph under "ITunes Music"

The 2nd paragraph reads "Before you begin, though, you have to do some Windows housekeeping." It then says "On the Mac..." and proceeds to list a number of steps to take to "put all your music and video files in the main iTunes Media folder, which you'll copy to the Mac." Is this correct? Should this read "On the PC??"

Anonymous  Sep 10, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
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Page 258
First line of third paragraph.

The reference to "... Mail (Chapter 12)..." should reference "(Chapter 11)".

Eric Jensen  Jul 15, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
Printed
Page 259
Second sentence of last paragraph.

The reference to "... described in Chapter 12..." should reference "Chapter 11".

Eric Jensen  Jul 15, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
Printed
Page 280
Last line of third paragraph.

"... your Mac (Chapter 9), ..." should reference "(Chapter 8)".

Eric Jensen  Jul 15, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
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Page 290
"WORKAROUND WORKSHOP" window, last line of second paragraph.

"... it but can't ..." should read "but it can't".

Eric Jensen  Jul 15, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
Printed
Page 322
Last bullet point.

Remove "the" from "Photo Stream. See the page 324.".

Eric Jensen  Jul 15, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
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Page 450
Third sentence on the right in Frequently Asked Questions window.

There is an extra character in "...(page 460).".

Eric Jensen  Jul 23, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
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Page 455
Second paragraph, second sentence.

I believe the reference to "...your hard drive on page 641." should be to page 638.

Eric Jensen  Jul 23, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
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Page 538
Sixth paragraph.

"But first read the discussion on page 11." should reference page 12.

Eric Jensen  Jul 23, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
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Page 607
First sentence under "AppleScript Editor"

"This little is where..." is missing a word between "little" and "is".

Eric Jensen  Jul 23, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
Printed
Page 622
End of last sentence on page.

The "...see page 445." should maybe reference direct to page 540.

Eric Jensen  Jul 23, 2012  Jan 17, 2014
Printed
Page 651
Second sentence under "Command line"

"...is described a free online..." needs an "in" added between "described" and "a free".

Eric Jensen  Jul 23, 2012  Jan 17, 2014