OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual

Errata for OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
PDF
Page ix
last line on page

The table of contents (the one printed within the book) does not match the text. The difficulties start on the table of contents entry "Reminders, Notes & Notification Center", shown in the TOC as the final topic treated in Chapter 9. The TOC link takes you the correct subject matter, now comprising all of a new Chapter 10 in the body of the book. The next TOC link (for Chapter 10) and all subsequent TOC links similarly take you to the title page until you get to the TOC link for Chapter 11 (Chapter 12 in the printed text because of the insertion of the newly created Chapter 10) at which point links again work. The problem reappears with the TOC entries for all of Chapter 20 (Chapter 21 in the body of the book) - TOC links again take you to the title page. Once you get to the Appendixes links begin working again. This behavior was observed in both the Kindle application and Adobe Reader on my Mac OS X iMac. The "Contents" panel/sidewbar in the Kindle app misbehaves similarly.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Sep 2012.

Anonymous  Jul 31, 2012  Sep 14, 2012
Other Digital Version
Appendix D - Managing Programs
United States

In the Kindle edition: Appendix D under Managing Programs, the shortcut for saving the screen: "Shift-⌘-3 Captures the screen image as a PDF file on your desktop Pogue, David (2012-08-09). OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual (Kindle Locations 26646-26647). OReilly Media - A. Kindle Edition." This shortcut actually saves the screen to the desktop as a .PNG file. Subsequent viewing of it in Preview allows it to be printed as a .PDF file in the Print Dialog box. Another terrific job you people !!! Keep up the great work. Regards, Bob

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Sep 2012.

Bob Ruthrauff  Aug 14, 2012  Sep 14, 2012
Safari Books Online
1
5st paragraph in the side note

Don't have info about page numbers in Safari Books Online - please ignore this field. Two. Programs in OS X > 5. Documents, Programs & Spaces > The Mac App Store > UP TO SPEED: CLASSIC AND ROSETTA, RIP: "...software companies never upated them for Intel ..." -> "...software companies never updated them for Intel ..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Sep 2012.

None  Aug 18, 2012  Sep 14, 2012
PDF
Page 6
Gestures bullet point

Text says "Appendix E contains a handy chart of all Lion gestures"; should be "Mountain Lion gestures"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Sep 2012.

None  Jul 27, 2012  Sep 14, 2012
Printed
Page 6
2nd paragraph Gestures bullet point

Text says "Appendix E contains a handy chart of all Lion gestures"; should be "Mountain Lion gestures" Note from the Author or Editor: Fixed in the second printing, Sep 2012. There is no Appendix E in July 2012 print edition, therefore no handy chart of anything.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Paul So  Feb 28, 2013  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 10
Paragraph below 'Tip:'

Reference to 'see page 164xx' should have the xx removed.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in earlier reprint

Eric Jensen  Oct 11, 2012  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 12
5th paragraph "Note:"

August 2012: Second Printing - The text references "... if your handy inTerminal (page 469).", however "Terminal" is on page 470.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Eric Jensen  Oct 01, 2012  May 10, 2013
PDF
Page 13
Numbered paragraph 5, 3rd paragraph underneath

Last line, "For the full rundown, jump to page xx173." The "xx" should not be there.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Sep 2012.

Wayne Davis  Aug 01, 2012  Sep 14, 2012
Printed
Page 13
#2

#2 reads "Find Calculator". #3 reads "Click to open Calendar...." Recommend changing Calculator to Calendar.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in earlier printing

Grant Carroll  Dec 21, 2012  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 33
5th paragraph, immediately under title "Scroll Bars"

The paragraph refers to Figure 1-8, but I believe it is intended to refer to Figure 1-9 which appears immediately below it and discusses scroll bars.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 5th printing, 8/22/14

Anonymous  Jun 11, 2013  Aug 22, 2014
Printed
Page 33
under paragraph titled "Scroll Bars"

"see Figure 1-8" should be "see Figure 1-9".

Rick  Sep 11, 2013  Aug 22, 2014
Printed
Page 47, 49, 56, 58
Figure 1-17, 1-18, 1-22 and 1-23

Figure 1-17, 1-18, 1-22 and 1-23 'View' do not have the correct button highlighted for the View being described.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Eric Jensen  Oct 10, 2012  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 50
'Tip:' near the bottom of page

Reference to 'page 53' should be referenced to page 52.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Eric Jensen  Oct 10, 2012  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 64
Second sentence of 'Tip:' at bottom of page.

The second sentence reads 'cutting it off fromtthe world.' Replace the first 't' with a space.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Eric Jensen  Oct 12, 2012  May 10, 2013
PDF
Page 64
Bottom of page Tip, second sentence

Beginning of line reads "cutting it off fromtthe world" should read "cutting it off from the world"--replace first "t" with a space.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Wayne Davis  Nov 26, 2012  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 65
End of last sentence on page.

The statement 'and turn off "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps."' I believe should read 'and turn on "Close windows when quitting an application"'.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Eric Jensen  Oct 12, 2012  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 82
Last paragraph in window at bottom of page.

The reference to '...Using Disk Utility (page 455) saves...' should refer to page 456.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Eric Jensen  Oct 12, 2012  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 120
Workaroung workshop at the bottom of the page

The text within the workaround workshop flows around an image in the middle. Unfortunately, the first line of text "spills over" the top of the image, and the words "en masse." hang above the image, making it hard to work out where they should actually be. Are they part of the first sentence on the left, the end of the last sentence on the left column, or part of the right hand column? It is obviously possible to work it out, but it makes understanding a bit confusing. Great book by the way :)

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in previous printing

Peter Cattell  Oct 30, 2012  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 141
End of first sentence at top of page.

Keyboard control of the Dock references page 212. I believe the reference should be to "Control the Dock" on page 210.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Eric Jensen  Oct 28, 2012  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 181
8th (I believe - it's the section titled Deleting a Desktop)

The book states that to delete a desktop (Spaces), you enter Mission Control and point to one of the screen thumbnails without clicking until a - (a minus sign) appears in its corner and then you click on it. What actually occurs is that when you enter Mission Control, the screen thumbnails (labeled Dashboard, Desktop 1, Desktop 2, etc.) will have an X in a circle in the upper left corner of the thumbnail. You click on the X in this circle to delete the desktop. Note that you cannot delete the two default desktop labeled Dashboard and Desktop 1. No X in a circle appears if you move the cursor over these default thumbnails.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Ernest Long  Sep 16, 2012  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 181
3rd paragraph from bottom

The book says that to delete a desktop in Mission Control, point to a screen thumbnail until a "-" appears. I can't get this to happen. Should it be until an "x" appears?

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Anonymous  Nov 15, 2012  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 197
End of 3rd paragraph in "Troubleshooting Moment" window.

Not sure what the "launc" refers to in "Details on the Fn key appear on page 237launc,)".

Note from the Author or Editor:
thanks

Eric Jensen  Nov 25, 2012  May 10, 2013
Printed, PDF
Page 222
3rd paragraph

Regarding the Save As command, the book states: "Theres no Save As command anymore in these programs." Yet one of the new features of Mountain Lion was the restoration of the Save As command, the functionality of which was ultimately perfected in 10.8.2. The existing paragraph is applicable to Lion, not Mountain Lion, and that paragraph is the only mention of Save As in the entire book.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Anonymous  Oct 11, 2012  May 10, 2013
PDF
Page 226
Tip near top of page

2nd line of Tip: ....... even when you�re offline. How? Tursn out your Mac stores a secret �local� copy. Typo: Tursn must be Turns.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 5th printing, 8/22/14

Anonymous  Aug 29, 2013  Aug 22, 2014
PDF
Page 249
Paragraph below table

.......�vertical bar� (l), and �pound sign� (#). The vertical bar sign in the brackets is the letter l instead of the bar |.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 5th printing, 8/22/14

Anonymous  Aug 29, 2013  Aug 22, 2014
PDF
Page 250
First line of table

Say: �all caps,� then �all caps off�, to get: Capitalize everything, for example: �So (all caps on) please please (all caps off) don�t tell anyone�, types: So PLEASE PLEASE don�t tell anyone. The "Say this" column must read: "all caps on," then "all caps off"

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 5th printing, 8/22/14

Anonymous  Aug 29, 2013  Aug 22, 2014
Printed
Page 252
Note at bottom of page

It says "22" system localizations, but Mountain Lion has 30 per the tech specs: http://www.apple.com/osx/specs/

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Sep 2012.

Tom Gewecke  Aug 26, 2012  Sep 14, 2012
Printed
Page 252
Second line of text in Figure 6-7

It says "22" system localizations, but Mountain Lion has 30 per the tech specs: http://www.apple.com/osx/specs/

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Sep 2012.

Tom Gewecke  Aug 26, 2012  Sep 14, 2012
Printed
Page 324
Up To Speed Block on bottom half of page

The section states that bootcamp has an option to remove a Windows partition. On Mountain Lion, this is simply WRONG. The menu displays no such option. I also called Apple support. Their solution is brute force: Back up your Mac, reformat your hard drive, and reinstall Mountain Lion.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

P Bchler  Nov 24, 2012  May 10, 2013
PDF
Page 354
United States

The "Tip" says "The standard video card in a Mac Pro has jacks for two monitors." Maybe not all of them, because my Mac Pro has only one place to plug in a monitor. I have an early 2009 Mac Pro with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512 MB graphics card. I believe that was standard when I purchased it.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Anonymous  Dec 21, 2012  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 360
general settings

You mention early on the ability to minimize a window by clicking anywhere in the title bar of an open window. You also mention that this can be changed in system settings - general. I can find no setting for this and no mention of it in the system settings - general section of the book. Can you clarify/correct please.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Mark  Jan 23, 2013  May 10, 2013
PDF
Page 390
First paragraph

Problem 1: This text says Address Book/Contacts is described in Chapter 10. It is not. It is in Chapter 17 Problem 2: the chapter heading footers for Chapters 10 and 17 each contain strange characters. E.g. "Chapter 18: Mail2 & contacts" (The 2 is raised as in Mail squared.) Problem 3: The chapter numbers in the Table of Contents are wrong. (The TOC numbers are one less than the actual chapter numbers.) Problem 4. Why was this book not issued in epub format like OSX Lion Missing Manual. The PDF format is much more difficult to use In short, I have found the Missing Manuals to be very useful, but if this is an example of your current level of quality control, and if you are not publishing in epub, I doubt that I will be continuing to use them in the future. Perhaps all this is because you rushed the final production. If that is the case, you certainly should post a corrected epub version and notify those of us who made the mistake of purchasing early.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Page reference: Fixed in the second printing, Sep 2012. The other problems were fixed in the free PDF update offered to all buyers.

Anonymous  Jul 29, 2012  Sep 14, 2012
Printed
Page 409
Dictionary section

Fails to mention the new dictionaries added in Mountain Lion for Spanish, German, and Chinese.

Tom Gewecke  Aug 26, 2012  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 409
Dictionary Section

Fails to mention the new dictionaries added in Mountain Lion for French, Spanish, German, and Chinese. (This updates my errata report of 8/26/12 to take account of another dictionary added in 10.8.2)

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Tom Gewecke  Sep 27, 2012  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 507
2nd bullet point, Apple ID

Page 142 noted should be page 412

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Anonymous  Feb 01, 2013  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 531
"Figure 13-10"

Figure reference should be: "Figure 13-15".

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Thomas ROBB  Mar 17, 2013  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 655
1st paragraph

mentions page 142 Should be page 412. THE APPLE ID BOX REFERENCE

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Anonymous  Oct 01, 2012  May 10, 2013
PDF, ePub
Page 657
Documents and Data paragraph

The paragraph says details about Documents and Data are found on Page 255, they are not. More details are found on 225.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Shirley Allan  Jan 09, 2013  May 10, 2013
Printed
Page 669
Top

Mail in Mountain Lion does not provide an option to import data from Microsoft Entourage.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Anonymous  Apr 25, 2013  May 10, 2013
Other Digital Version
739
Introdution: The Mac Becomes an iPad, 7th paragraph

Kindle Edition - page number is actually location number. "Instead, you use all those same iPad gestures and more, right on the surface of your laptop trackpad or (if you have Apples Magic Mouse) the top surface of the mouse." This sentence is correct but incomplete. I'm reading the book on my 24" iMac, mid-2007 edition, where I can do all of the gestures on my Apple Magic Trackpad. Mention of this is important, since it makes the full power of Mountain Lion gestures available even to older desktop machines. http://www.apple.com/magictrackpad/ Thanks! Lee

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Lee Herman  Apr 21, 2013  May 10, 2013
PDF
Page 795
4th paragraph "Tip"

Second line, "plications->Utilities folder, whenits": space missing between "when" and "it's".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Sep 2012.

Wayne Davis  Aug 01, 2012  Sep 14, 2012
Printed
Page 798
Figure A-4

Destination should be Mountain Lion not Lion and in left column it should be Mountain Lion Install not Lion Install

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Stan Burech  Oct 03, 2012  May 10, 2013
Mobi
Page 3797
Gem in the Rough box

Many errors in the description of Spotlight Math capabilities: 1. pow(x,y) does not work in Mac OS X 10.8 spotlight 2. Typing "man math" yields the man section on the TCL math library, i.e., math(n). None of the math(n) functions seem to work in spotlight, e.g., fibonacci(5) does not yield a mathematical result. In older versions of OS X, the library math(3) existed (see https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man3/math.3.html), but this library does not seem to be contained in OS X 10.8. A few of the old math(3) functions work (e.g., log(x), exp(x), sin(x), sinh(x), pi, e), but others do not (e.g., pow(x,y), log2(x), fmod(x,y)).

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing, 5/1/13

Anonymous  Sep 22, 2012  May 10, 2013