Mac OS X Pocket Guide

Errata for Mac OS X Pocket Guide

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 9, 10
Table 1

In Table 1 (Mac OS 9's Control Panels and their Disposition in Mac OS X), the following items in the first column should also have the superscripted "a" table footnote to denote that the panels are not available when running in Classic: - Energy Saver - Memory - Modem - Multiple Users - Password Security - Remote Access - Trackpad These should be corrected when the book is reprinted.

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 30
last paragraph

Startup key command "T" does NOT boot the machine from an attached firewire disk! "T" boots the machine in "Target Disk Mode", allowing the machine's internal hard disk to be mounted on a second machine's desktop as if it is a firewire hard disk. The second machine can even be booted from the "Target Disk" machine's system! While booted in "Target Disk Mode", the display shows a moving yellow FireWire logo on a blue background. To cancel Target Disk Mode, unmount the machine's hard disk from the second machine and press the Target Disk machine's power key once and release. The machine will shut down, and can then be booted normally. This is an extremely useful feature for support and troubleshooting tasks, and has been present in Mac models for many years. Prior to FireWire, the same technique worked with SCSI disks. See Knowledge Base article: http://docs.info.apple.com/article2.html?artnum=58583

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 43
5th paragraph (in the description for "Sites")

The description for "Sites" should be changed to the following: "If you enable Personal Web Sharing (System Preferences --> Sharing --> Services), this is the directory that will house the web site for your user account." This error should be corrected at the next reprint.

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 47
Top of page (Ownership & Privileges)

Instead of "Ownership & Privileges", this should be changed to "Ownership & Permissions". This should be corrected at the next reprint.

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 60
6th paragraph (description for "Calculator")

At the end of the description for "Calculator", please change "an application" to "a document".

Anonymous