OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual

Errata for OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual

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In part one "The OSX Desktop", section 1 "Folders & Windows", under "Minimize Button", the first bullet under "“And now, some Minimize button micro-goodies:”, paragraph 1 states: "“The entire title bar becomes a giant Minimize button when you double-click anywhere on it. (That’s an option in the General panel of System Preferences, described in Chapter 9.)” The option to control this behaviour is actually found in the "Dock" panel, not the "General" panel.

Scott Inrig  Dec 28, 2013  Jun 27, 2014
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Page IX
7 lines from bottom

"Chapter 16: ound, Movies & Speech": 'S' missing for 'Sound'

Tom Verhoeff  Jan 22, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
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Page 2
"UP TO SPEED" section

The section states, "Note: If you have a non-Apple mouse that has a scroll wheel, then the Mouse preference pane doesn’t offer this scroll-direction option." - I have OS X 10.9.1 and a non-Apple mouse: the Mouse preference pane does offer the scroll-direction option.

Martin Nash  Jan 02, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
PDF
Page 4
1st bullet point

"youknow" should be "you know".

Martin Nash  Jan 02, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
Printed
Page 18
Tip Box at top of page

Keyboard Command for File→Add To Sidebar is now ⌃⌘T

garethmorrell  Jan 21, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
Printed
Page 18
Tip Box at top of page

Keyboard Shortcut for "Add To Sidebar" is now Control-Command-T

garethmorrell  Jan 21, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
Printed
Page 21
6th paragraph

In Mavericks, there is no Versions menu available from the Title Bar button menu. It is only available from the File menu. Page 220, para 5 suggests that you can open the versions menu as illustrated in Fig 5-29. It is not shown here.

Adrian Hobbs  Jan 26, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
ePub
Page 25
1st sentence under "Notification improvements"

There is a missing space between "you" and "know", specifically “...that let youknow about incoming..." Excerpt From: David Pogue. “OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/adhYU.l

Fred LaBarge  Dec 25, 2013  Jun 27, 2014
Safari Books Online
31
4th paragraph

"set against a handsome piece of dark gray linen” Excerpt From: David Pogue. “OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/os-x-mavericks-missing-manual/id784888000?mt=11 Mavericks no longer has a linen background on the login screen; it's just plain dark gray.

Enrique  Dec 29, 2013  Jun 27, 2014
Safari Books Online
33
Figure 1-1

Figure 1-1 is from Mountain Lion, not Mavericks. Linen is no longer used as a texture on Maverick's login in screen.

Enrique  Dec 29, 2013  Jun 27, 2014
Printed
Page 44
2 Paragraph

Use of Flippy Triangles is given but no comment is made that they only appear so long as Sort by and Arrange by are set to None.

Adrian Hobbs  Jan 26, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
ePub
Page 45-63? ePub varies
Tip

Find "wihat", this is one of three bad words in the tip, also ththout and te are bad words. This is from iBooks store.

Mario G  Jan 03, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
Safari Books Online
45
TIP

“TIP You can also highlight an icon wherever it happens to be and then choose File→Add to Sidebar, or just press ⌘-T.” Excerpt From: David Pogue. “OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/adhYU.l Actually the shortcut is Control-Command-T.

Enrique  Jan 05, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
ePub
Page 55
Tip box

Tilde key, to ththout using the mouse just press control (te left of the number 1 key

Hal T  Dec 28, 2013  Jun 27, 2014
Safari Books Online
66
1st. paragraph after Figure 1-8

“Choose Finder→Preferences and turn on “Always open folders in a new window.” Excerpt From: David Pogue. “OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/adhYU.l That prion doesn't seem to be present anymore.

Enrique  Jan 05, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
Safari Books Online
116
Power Users' Clinic

The "Power Users' Clinic: The Fine Points of the Column-View Triangle" is completely outdated as the behavior here explained is not longer present in Mavericks. The screen shot is also from a previous OS since items in column view are not highlighted in the same manner as show in the book.

Enrique  Jan 22, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
Printed
Page 156
Westport

"In Mavericks, in fact, this whole app-updating business got a lengthy visit from the Convenience Fairy in Mavericks." Redundant.

Anonymous  Jan 22, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
Printed
Page 165
2nd tip

Command-B does not cycle thru different Launchpad backdrops (in OS X 10.9.3)

Dan Packard  May 23, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
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Page 234
page bottom

Apple uses the ^ symbol to designate the Control Key, but this is not clear from their online documentation. In your book, the key is identified as Control Key, but the the ^ symbol is not explained or eve mentioned. I had some trouble to find out what is what and I suggest that you alter your documentation. Otherwise, your book is very helpful indeed. Best from lLeo Kindt

Note from the Author or Editor:
Good point! changed.

Leo Kindt  May 01, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
Printed
Page 240
second para from bottom

delete "It can also insert properly typeset fractions...."1/2". (Apple failed to include this feature of earlier OS X versions in Mavericks).

Tom Gewecke  Jan 06, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
Printed
Page 240
last para

delete "You can see the list of built-in substitutions". (Apple failed to included this feature of earlier OS X versions in Mavericks, the list is empty).

Tom Gewecke  Jan 06, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
ePub
Page 242
Section: Copying by Dragging

Does not mention that when copying a file to a directory in which the file already exists, in the copy dialog where it says keep both, stop or replace, when holding down option, "Keep Both" becomes "Skip".

Note from the Author or Editor:
So cool! I didn't know that one!

Noah Chamow  Mar 08, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
Printed
Page 250
Speech Settings/Language

Add Chinese to the list. (Text omits one of the languages for some reason)

Tom Gewecke  Jan 06, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
Printed
Page 251
Figure 6-8, first para

Change 165 to 33. (There are only 33 languages for which OS X has translations. Choosing one of the other 130 will not do anything that a normal user would likely notice.)

Tom Gewecke  Jan 06, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
Printed
Page 254
para 3

Add at end "Then go to the Keyboard tab and turn on Show Keyboard and Character Viewers in Menu Bar." (Without this extra step you will NOT see the Character Viewer in the Menu Bar).

Tom Gewecke  Jan 06, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
Printed
Page 256
para 1

After "....Menu Bar." add "Then go to the Keyboard tab and turn on Show Keyboard and Character Viewers in Menu Bar." (WIthout this extra step, you will NOT see the Keyboard Viewer in the Menu Bar.)

Tom Gewecke  Jan 06, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
Printed
Page 272
2nd paragraph

The last sentence of the second paragraph, which is in parenthesis, is printed as, "(In Mavericks, it no longer animates--and". So, the sentence ends abruptly and we don't know what the author is trying to say about an operation of Time Machine.

Tristan Thomas  Jun 10, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
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Page 311
bottom (screenshot)

The screenshot shows Parallels, not VMWare. Correct the figure text (8-3) or replace the figure.

Steve Schwartz  Mar 13, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
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Page 767
Figure 20-11

In my version of Mavericks 10.9.1 there is no longer the option the Share with iChat Theater. This is much missed option that was available in Mountain Lion and earlier.

Peter Trinder  Jan 23, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
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Page 792
The Homemade Installer Disk

I followed this procedure precisely but could not get the installer disk to show up on startup with Option key held down. My OS is OSX 10.9.1. I tried procedure on both hard drives and USB flash drives. Anyone else test this? This procedure worked for me on both the same drives... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9t5E6nRVHQ&feature=youtu.be

Richard Oesterle  Jan 23, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
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Page 792
The Homemade Installer Disk

Your system for creating a Homemade Installer Disk does not work, at least not if you're running OS X 10.9.1. Instead of dragging the "InstallESD.dmg" disk image from Shared Support to Disk Utility, you need to access an invisible file via Terminal called "BaseSystem.dmg" and drag that instead. A clear explanation for doing so can be found here: http://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac/create-mac-flash-recovery-drive-for-emergencies-3499802/ I did it and it worked.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Thank you thank you thank you! Will fix.

Arthur Carota  Feb 01, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
Printed
Page 862
Para 1; line 2

"Mountain" is misspelled (in Mountain Lion).

Jeffrey Folinus  Jan 08, 2014  Jun 27, 2014
PDF
Page 900
1

The outline view in PDF appears to be mangled. The top level title is "Maverick colors line Malloy.pdf," which appears strange. All of the chapters and subsections are listed, but there is no hierarchy. There is just one scrolling list. Other books typically collapse the subchapter titles with a button to reveal the details. I would also suggest putting chapter numbers in the outline, since the text sometimes references a chapter number. I view the book on an iPad using Readdle Documents.

Anonymous  Dec 27, 2013  Jun 27, 2014