Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition

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

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Printed Page missing
missing info

Just curious why you include several public domain programs yet neglect to mention Open Office. I've used this on the PC and the Mac and it's a perfectly viable alternative to MS Office and the Mac text utility.

Greg Youngs  May 19, 2009 
Printed Page x - xi
Chapter 16:

iWeb isn't even in here. What the f? There are about a hundred well-documented errors on this site and yet he lists no "confirmed errors".

Doctor George Waxter  Jun 15, 2009 
Printed Page 1
67

In the legend of Fig. 2-17 one line is missing open the secret...? should it be missing iconshortcut menu?

Paolo Struffi  Jun 22, 2009 
Printed Page 3-5
Section on Mac OS X

Add the information that Mac OS X is ALREADY INSTALLED on the computer. after reading this, I thought everything you discussed seemed to already be on the computer but I had been given this CD for Mac OS X as though it were not. Fortunately I have a Mac savvy son-in-law who confirmed that Mac OS X was installed and the CD that came with the computer was only for emergencies. I suggest you add this information for us old folks and non-nerds who don't already know it.

Anonymous   
Printed Page 6
"NOTE" at bottom

The note at the bottom refers to "Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition" but the title should be "Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual"

Anonymous   
Printed Page 8
3rd paragraph in The Very Basics

The book refers to the Option key throughout, but in the UK the word Option is NOT on the keyboard. It took me hours to find that it is the alt key! Why not make this clear from the outset, especially for people like me who have just moved from the PC to the Mac? That alone made me start to doubt how "intuitive" the Mac really is - my intuition didn't suggest that "alt" = "OPTION".

Frank Everest  Dec 30, 2008 
Printed Page 12
caption for Figure 1-2

Page 12 - Figure 1.2 caption: misspelled "trackapds"

Anonymous   
Printed Page 12
first paragraph of Figure 1-2 text

typo: it says "trackapds" instead of "trackpads"

OneMathematicalCat  Jan 11, 2009 
Printed Page 13
Tip:

The instructions for right-clicking are on page 468, not page 467.

OneMathematicalCat  Jan 19, 2009 
Printed Page 13
Tip:

You state an explanation of right-clicking with a trackpad can be found on pg 467. Horsefeathers. You can find something on pg 468 that seems like it might be it but you have to read in detail to pick up what is trying to be said.

Doctor George Waxter  May 19, 2009 
Printed Page 15
First "Note:"

There is a word missing ('has' perhaps?) in the following sentence: "The Macintosh [has] a Hibernate mode, just like the modern Windows PC..."

Anonymous   
Printed Page 15
first Note: near top of page

It says" "The Macintosh a Hibernate mode" I think you want to say: "The Macintosh has a Hibernate mode"

OneMathematicalCat  Jan 11, 2009 
Printed Page 15
1ST Note on page

Awkward wording that makes no sense

Greg Youngs  May 19, 2009 
Printed Page 15
Note:

The first sentence of the Note is gibberish. Perhaps the word "has" has been omitted. If so, more detail is needed after the second sentence.

Doctor George Waxter  May 19, 2009 
Printed Page 16
8th paragraph (second from the bottom)

The book states that "the row of tiny status icons" is located at "the lower-right of the screen." In fact, they are located at the UPPER-right corner of the screen.

Paul Rerecich  Jul 14, 2009 
Printed Page 17
Battery

The directions to find the "Show" checkbox finish with an Options tab. There is no Options tab, the checkbox just appears with the next-to-last menu i.e. Energy Saver.

doctor george waxter  May 20, 2009 
Printed Page 20
8th paragraph

keyboards is missing the "d" ..(like laptop keyboars)...

Anonymous   
Printed Page 20
9th paragraph

keyboars instead of keyboards

BAS2303  Jan 08, 2009 
Printed Page 20
paragraph beginning "On small Mac keyboards"

you have: (like laptop keyboars) should be: (like laptop keyboards)

OneMathematicalCat  Jan 11, 2009 
Printed Page 21
4th paragraph

Unfortunately, the keyboard of my iMac (purchased in Europe) does not resemble Figure 1-5, but it has a lot of keys labelled with different types of arrows. For example, the shift key is labelled with a big arrow pointing upward, the option key is labelled "alt" with an incomprehensible sign below, and so on. This makes it difficult to follow your explanation throught the book. Please ask Apple why in the hell it sell this cryptic keybord in Europe, where most of the users are NOT familiar with their keys?

Paolo Struffi  Sep 19, 2009 
Printed Page 23
First line

"Clear gets rid of the you've highlighted" the -> what or the -> the stuff

Anonymous   
Printed Page 23
first sentence

says "Clear gets rid of the you've highlighted" should be something like: "Clear gets rid of what you've highlighted"

OneMathematicalCat  Jan 12, 2009 
Printed Page 23
1st paragraph

Clear. Clear gets rid of the you've highlited,... instead of the "the" there should be the subject of the phrase.

Paolo Struffi  Jun 09, 2009 
Printed Page 24
Line 1

The book states "The Fn key (lower-right on laptops and...", however my recently purchased macbook has it at the lower- left.

Anonymous   
Printed Page 25
next to last paragraph, second line

"open by choosing Go-arrow-Applications..." Go-arrow- is not defined until page 46.

Bob Sprowl  Jun 02, 2009 
Printed Page 28
Figure 1-8

The very first explanation block below Figure 1-8 is Title Bar. "Title Bar" is not indicated anywhere in Figure 1-8.

Doctor George Waxter  May 26, 2009 
Printed Page 34
second bullet following "Tip"

you have: File ---> Preferences should be: Finder ---> Preferences

OneMathematicalCat  Jan 14, 2009 
Printed Page 35, 440
3rd para

Page 35 references - To turn on "Scroll to here" mode in the Appearance panel of System Preferences (see page 440). Page 440 Tip on bottom of page says "For detail on the "Jump to the next page" and Scroll to here" options, see page 440. Don't see anythig else on turning on "Scroll to here" mode.

nbvcx  May 21, 2009 
Printed Page 39
menu Bar paragraph

Says "...Application menu inclue About..." Should say "Get Info"

Greg Youngs  May 19, 2009 
Printed Page 42
first line

says: "If you want see" should be: "If you want to see"

OneMathematicalCat  Jan 18, 2009 
Printed Page 42
"Text size" paragraph

missing period: says: "for your icons And for people" suggested: "for your icons. For people..."

OneMathematicalCat  Jan 18, 2009 
Printed Page 43
Show icon Preview

refers to figure 2.5, should be 2.4

Greg Youngs  May 19, 2009 
Printed Page 43
Show icon preview

Figure 2-5 does not show what is claimed. Also note text is "Figures" rather than "Figure".

Doctor George Waxter  Jun 10, 2009 
Printed Page 46
fourth paragraph of "Power Users' Clinic"

it says: "For example you want to see..." should say: "For example, if you want to see..." or should say: "For example, to see..."

OneMathematicalCat  Jan 19, 2009 
Printed Page 54
1st paragraph

Option-double-click does not make all columns "just as wide as necessary" (It seems like it should though). Rather it sets all columns to the same width, which will be the "just as wide as necessary" width that it picks for the widest column.

Doctor George Waxter  Jun 16, 2009 
Printed Page 60
2nd paragraph in "Setting up the Dock"

Remove the extra ")" at the end of the sentence.

OneMathematicalCat  Jan 28, 2009 
Printed Page 61
last paragraph

I submitted an erratum earlier, complaining that I couldn't remove icons off the dock by just dragging them off (and I went on to discuss it). I just found a note that explains my experience (and enabled me to remove them by dragging them off after all). I think something like this should have been included.

Anonymous   
Printed Page 61
last paragraph

I'm not sure this is an error. Maybe I'm just misunderstanding out of my greenhorn ignorance. The paragraph starts with: "To remove a dock icon, just drag it away." The exceptions that are mentioned are items that cannot be removed. But I've noticed icons that can be removed, but not by dragging. For example, iChat. Dragging it out does nothing. But when I press on it, it gives me options including removal from the dock.

Anonymous   
Printed Page 64
first "Tip:"

The sentence: "In this condition, folder icons on the Dock start out <i>change</i> to reflect their contents." ... is awkward. Perhaps replace the word "change" with "changing".

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 01, 2009 
Printed Page 64
Tip

"... folder icons in the Dock start out 'change' to reflect ..." Improper grammar. Perhaps you meant 'changed' but even this is awkward as "starting out changed" borders on oxymoronic. Better to just reword it.

Doctor George Waxter  Jun 18, 2009 
Printed Page 66
first paragraph of Figure 1-2 text

subject/verb agreement: put either "spot... indicates" or "spots... indicate"

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 01, 2009 
Printed Page 66
first paragraph

This is a correction to a previous entry for this page. (I need to be careful about auto-completion kicking in and changing what I've typed!) subject/verb agreement: "spot... indicates" or "spots... indicate"

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 01, 2009 
Printed Page 71
last sentence on page

missing period at end of sentence

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 01, 2009 
Printed Page 77
end of first "Tip:"

Remove the ")" at the end of the sentence (which has no matching parenthesis).

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 01, 2009 
Printed Page 79
top of page

Says to find info on page 304 about disability features. Not found on page 304 - or the page before or after that I could see

Greg Youngs  May 19, 2009 
Printed Page 81
2nd paragraph of "Spring-Loaded Folders..." section

"way" instead of "waky"

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 08, 2009 
Printed Page 81
2nd line from top

"...described on page 63." However, the techniques to highlight icon/s are not described at page 63 (which talks about stacks), but at page 77-79 ("Selecting Icons")

Paolo Struffi  Sep 19, 2009 
Printed Page 85
last paragraph, 3rd line from the bottom

errata: "There, under the heading Color Label,..." corrige: "There, under the heading Label,..."

Paolo Struffi  Sep 19, 2009 
Printed Page 86
sidebar

in the "up to speed" sidebar, the Expander product is not available from the listed url; the link at *that* location gives a 404 ; most of the *OTHER* stuff mentioned in the text as being available at/via www.missingmanuals.com, is NOT. The "unofficial" errata for this book has already documented those errors, so i won't repeat that here.

Anonymous  Nov 08, 2008 
Printed Page 90
3rd paragraph in Figure 3-8

File -> Preferences should be FINDER -> Preferences

Paul Rerecich  Jul 18, 2009 
Printed Page 93
3rd paragraph from the bottom

Refers to clicking the "Remove" button to delete languages you don't need from your hard drive. It's not specific enough to find out where you're talking about and every place I was able to find "Languages" to check and uncheck, there was no "Remove" button.

Greg Youngs  May 19, 2009 
Printed Page 98
Gem in the Rough

In the example of exponentiation i.e. pow(6,6) it would be better to use distinct numbers e.g pow(2,3) = 8 clearly tells us the operation is 2*2*2 and not 3*3.

Doctor George Waxter  Jul 11, 2009 
Printed Page 116
"Troubleshooting Moment" box

It says: "If so, the keystrokes described in this chapter don't not work." Should say: "If so, the keystrokes described in this chapter don't work."

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 18, 2009 
Printed Page 116
"Troubleshooting Moment" box, second paragraph

On my keyboard, the F10, F11, and F12 keys are mapped to the speaker volume (not F9, F10, and F11).

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 18, 2009 
Printed Page 116
Troubleshooting Moment

"... don't not work." A double negative.

Doctor George Waxter  Jul 22, 2009 
Printed Page 116
Troubleshooting Moment

The description of the wireless keypad also applies to the laptop. The laptop version of things is often not addressed in this book. It should be.

Doctor George Waxter  Jul 22, 2009 
Printed Page 117
first paragraph

On my keyboard, Expose is the F3 key, not F9.

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 18, 2009 
Printed Page 118
Note at top of page

it says: "The painful details are in the box below." should say: "The painful details are in the box on page 116."

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 18, 2009 
Printed Page 118
second "Note:"

says: "Fn+F9" should say: "Fn+F10"

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 18, 2009 
Printed Page 145
second paragraph

says: "...click the white button shown in 5-19" should say: "... click the white button shown in Figure 4-17"

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 18, 2009 
Printed Page 151
Note:

On my laptop F12 is the increase volume key and to the right of it is the Eject key. So instead of "Also, on laptops ..." it should say "Also, on those laptops ... ". There should be better and more consistent acknowledgement given throughout this document to the different models and their keyboard configurations. e.g earlier in this same Note: you write " On the thin aluminum Apple keyboard ... ". Unless one owns multiple Apple computers one may not know what you are referring to. I own a laptop which is thin and aluminum so when I read this I don't know if you're referring to mine, to the wireless keyboard which is thin and aluminum, or some other keyboard entirely.

Doctor George Waxter  Aug 28, 2009 
Printed Page 156
paragraph beginning "But here's a big screaming.."

you have: "ordinariy" should be: "ordinary"

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 19, 2009 
Printed Page 161
entire iTornado Section

iTornado does does not exist. Even though shown on web site of www.thetornado.com, the PC to Mac product does not exist. I have spoken with customer service at datadrivethru and they acknowledge that the product was never made, and they also acknowledge that their web site references (not to mention their January 2008 press releases and many magazine cites) are false.

Anonymous  Jun 22, 2010 
Printed Page 163
first paragraph under "Transfers by File-Sending Web Site"

it says: "There's a new breed of file-shuttling Web site prowling..." should say: "There's a new breed of file-shuttling Web sites prowling..."

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 19, 2009 
Printed Page 167
The "Tip"

In the instructions for getting Firefox's bookmarks directly from a file,there is "choosing Bookmarks -> Manage Bookmarks". There's no such thing. That should be "Bookmarks -> Organize Bookmarks", which is how you get to the Bookmark Manager.

Anonymous   
PDF Page 171
1st paragraph

A discussion of Web based email services should be given right off the bat. Importantly Mail with Windows Live Hotmail at best will allow you to read emails but not send them. Most Hotmail users could stop right there and spend no more time trying to figure out how to setup Mail with Hotmail. A paid Hotmail Plus account can be made to work with Mail and discussion of how to do this should be given.

Doctor George Waxter  May 24, 2009 
Printed Page 174
paragraph under "1. Thunderbird"

it says: "two slightly divergent s executivesof steps I'd say something like: "two slightly divergent series of steps"

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 19, 2009 
Printed Page 177
Phase 3: Import into Mail

Assuming your book is appealing to brand-new MAC users (like me), their MAIL program hasn't yet been set up. When I tried to "open Mail" (step 1) it required (i.e., I couldn't just skip past these steps) all kinds of info about my email server... which I had to go back to my PC and retrieve. In particular, I couldn't get to step 2 "choose File-->Import Mailboxes" without doing all this other stuff. It would have been VERY helpful to have had some warning... and guidance from you... on these steps. Thanks!

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 20, 2009 
Printed Page 190
"Note:" at bottom of page, last sentence

you have: "if you can convert your email accout t an IMAP..." should be: "if you can convert your email account to an IMAP..."

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 20, 2009 
Printed Page 194
second "Tip"

missing word: you have: "won't be waiting for you when you switch the Mac" should be: "won't be waiting for you when you switch TO the Mac"

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 20, 2009 
Printed Page 195
Second paragraph

On p.194-5 of your Missing Manual, you address the vexing problem of transferring AOL emails stored on the virtual Personal Filing Cabinet. You say one method is to fire up your PC, on which the emails are stored, and forward them to your own AOL account. But this doesn't work because after some point if you try that you get a message that the email is no longer available for forwarding. So for many stored emails that method is useless. if there is another method to accomplish the transfer, it would be very helpful.

Before Nine  Sep 06, 2009 
Printed Page 202
second paragraph

missing word? you have: "... originating PC don't have the fonts installed.." should be? "... originating PC don't have the SAME fonts installed..."

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 20, 2009 
Printed Page 206
Quicken section

Repeated references to the missing manual CD - several items are NOT listed on the website - the quicken transfer information for example - here is NO chapter 7 PDF appendix on the site.

Anonymous   
Printed Page 206
9th paragraph (second from bottom of page)

"For the official manual on transferring your Quicken data..." refers me to the Missing CD for this chapter (chapter 7). Going to the web site, I cannot find the Quicken info anywhere. I think it is missing and I NEED it. Please correct the book to more easily direct readers to site to find the Quicken PC to MAC transfer and let me know too. Thank you.

Anonymous   
Printed Page 206
2nd paragraph from bottom

The reference to the missingmanuals.com Missing Cd for getting the instructions on transferring Quicken date from PC to the MAC appears to be missing.

Anonymous   
Printed Page 206
3rd paragraph of Quicken info

Paragraph refers to "this chapter's free PDF appendix from this book's "Missing CD" for the official manual on transferring Quicken data from Windows to the Mac. However, this free PDF appendix does not seem to be available on the Missing CD page on the website.

Anonymous   
Printed Page 206
2nd to last paragraph

You mention I can find the official manual for converting Quicken windows to Mac by downloading this chapters free PDF appendix from the missing CD. I don't see anything for a PDF download from chapter 7 though. please help so i can convert to quicken 2008 for MAC? Also, any help/ideas getting Quicken to give me a free link for MAC since I already bought the windows version; they have not been very helpful. :-) Thanks.

Anonymous  Jul 24, 2008 
Printed Page 206
last bullet under "QuickBooks"

missing space: you have: "here'sa" should be: "here's a"

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 20, 2009 
Printed Page 208
paragraph beginning "But if you're really serious.."

you have: "and save it your choice of format" should be: "and save it IN your choice of format"

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 20, 2009 
Printed Page 208
paragraph beginning: "The Mac doesn't come with..."

you have: "(one of most popular sources..." should be: "(one of THE most popular sources..."

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 20, 2009 
Printed Page 209
last paragraph

The last paragraph under the heading Windows Media Player describes a "free" solution which is to download and install Flip4Mac. I just visited their website; nothing is for free, it is all for sale.

Anonymous   
Printed Page 209
last paragraph

The last paragraph under the heading Windows Media Player describes a "free" solution which is to download and install Flip4Mac. I just visited their website; nothing is for free, it is all for sale.

Anonymous  Jul 08, 2008 
Printed Page 209
1/3 of the way down

The book says TaxCut isn't available for the Mac, but it is now available for the Mac

Anonymous  Jan 28, 2009 
Printed Page 220
3rd paragraph

The utility mentioned is "Parallel Workstation for Mac" when the "Workstation" product is for Windows & Linux. The "Desktop" product is for Mac.

Anonymous   
Printed Page 220
3rd paragraph

The utility mentioned is "Parallel Workstation for Mac" when the "Workstation" product is for Windows & Linux. The "Desktop" product is for Mac. Great book by the way. 24 yrs working in PC/IT and am now switching to Mac, I love this book.

Anonymous  Aug 01, 2008 
Printed Page 228
PDF

Please clarify. If you need to print a document how is saving it as a PDF file useful? Keeping the file on the hard drive and searching it don't seem like the answer for a file you wanted to print.

Doctor George Waxter  Nov 05, 2009 
Printed Page 230
in the "Tip:", second paragraph

extra "(" and "t": you have: "right-click) the... choose Auto Quit.t" should be: "right-click the... choose Auto Quit."

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 20, 2009 
Printed Page 254
second paragraph of "Turning on Visuals"

it says: "choose View-->Turn On Visuals" should say: "choose View-->Show Visualizer"

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 22, 2009 
Printed Page 255
4th paragraph

There is no Importing tab. Instead in the lower right corner by the Import CD button there is an Import Settings button.

Doctor George Waxter  Nov 27, 2009 
Printed Page 257
2nd paragraph

Says in the last line "exactly twice", should read less than 3 times.

Greg Youngs  May 19, 2009 
Printed Page 257
3rd bullet

There is no Burning tab under preferences. When the Burn Disc button is pressed a popup window appears letting you set seconds of silence between tracks and other variables.

Doctor George Waxter  Nov 27, 2009 
Printed Page 260
first sentence of "Full-Screen Playback"

repeated word: you have: "... playing back in in full-screen" should be: "... playing back in full-screen"

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 22, 2009 
Printed Page 261
Text-Navigation Keystrokes

For the "Function" Cut, Copy, Paste, the book shows the "Windows keys" as Ctrl+X, C, P and the "Mac keys" as Ctrl+X, C, P. Both the Windows & Mac keys should be Ctrl+X, C, V (not P)

Anonymous  Dec 24, 2009 
Printed Page 262
first paragraph

missing word: you have: "... of a window varies widely on the program" should be: " ... of a window varies widely DEPENDING on the program"

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 22, 2009 
Printed Page 266
The End of Time FAQ last paragraph

"If you ever need to retrieve files or folders from the older disk, rright-click..." The rright click is the typo.

Anonymous   
Printed Page 275
first paragraph

I think there's an extra word (capitalized below): you have: "Time machine can back up ONLY your Home folder only when..." I think you want: "Time machine can back up your Home folder only when..."

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 23, 2009 
Printed Page 288
paragraph just before Figure 10-6

There's an extra closing parenthesis. Depending on your intention, either remove the ")" following "Figure 10.7", or remove the ")" following "Web browser".

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 24, 2009 
Printed Page 292
Tip:

When I create an "Offline" connection and make all the connections inactive the location gets deleted and I get switched back to an Automatic location.

Doctor George Waxter  Oct 12, 2010 
Printed Page 292
Last paragraph

How does one "turn off" the firewall?

Doctor George Waxter  Oct 12, 2010 
Printed Page 295
several places

I think that ".Mac" is now called "MobileMe".

OneMathematicalCat  Feb 26, 2009 
Printed Page 303
Upper Half

There is no explanation of what 'Smart Mailboxes" are. They are missing in the photo (of the screen, lower half of the page) as well. As it appears on my screen, decending order: Mailboxes...Reminders...On my Mac...RSS Feeds....then SMART MAILBOXES.

Anonymous   
Other Digital Version 309
2nd header

You say "TaxCut isn't available for the Mac:..." but according to their disk (even for 2007) it is.

dot Caffrey  Dec 17, 2008 
Printed Page 312
second paragraph under "Data Detectors"

need a capital letter: you have: ".. dotted rectangle around it. right-click..." should be: "... dotted rectangle around it. Right-click..."

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 01, 2009 
Printed Page 330
second paragraph of "Gem in the Rough"

you say: "... click the Contacts tab" should say: "... click the Info tab" Also, my iPod doesn't have "Extras".

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 02, 2009 
Printed Page 334
first paragraph under "Groups"

you have: Figure 11-16 I think you actually want: Figure 11-17

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 02, 2009 
Printed Page 337
first paragraph of "Printing Options"

you have: "expand the Print box" a bit clearer: "expand the Printer box" (since that's its label)

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 02, 2009 
Printed Page 337
second paragraph of second Tip

You have: "... use the unlabeled pop-up menu in the middle of the dialog box top choose Paper Type or whatever" Perhaps say something like this: "... use the pop-up menu in the unlabeled dialog box above "Style" to choose Paper Type or whatever"

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 02, 2009 
Printed Page 338
first paragraph of "Address-Book Backups"

you have: "Here are four ways..." should be: "Here are three ways..."

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 02, 2009 
Printed Page 343
Figure 12-2 caption

you say: "... by choosing View-->Customize Address bar..." should say: "... by choosing View-->Customize Toolbar..." There are several references to the "address bar" in these pages, which should be replaced by "toolbar".

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 04, 2009 
Printed Page 347
5th paragraph

I downloaded TinkerTool on 3/7/09; however, there was no submenu called "User Agent" and I was unable to locate a checkbox that turns on the Debug menu.

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 07, 2009 
Printed Page 361
Figure 12-11 box; last sentence

missing word: you have "You can still send and receive messages anyone on your..." should be: "You can still send and receive messages WITH anyone on your..."

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 15, 2009 
Printed Page 364
"The Chat Transcript" box; end of 2nd paragraph

it says: "It opens within iChat, compete with..." should say: "It opens within iChat, COMPLETE with..."

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 17, 2009 
Printed Page 373
paragraph beginning: "When your friend accepts..."

you have: "... as shown the bottom of Figure 12-17" should be: " ... as shown ON/AT the bottom of..."

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 21, 2009 
Printed Page 375
Chapter titles

There isn't consistency with the Chapter titles in the Table of Contents at the front of the book. For example, the TOC says "Chapter 16: The Free Programs" but on page 375 it says "Chapter 16: The Freebie Programs" (This same program occurs in other chapter lead-ins, to...)

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 21, 2009 
Printed Page 394
first sentence

you have: "... their kids spending front of the Mac..." should be something like: "... their kids spend in front of the Mac..."

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 22, 2009 
Printed Page 397
"Show Input menu in login window" section, first sentence

The Input menu is first mentioned on page 461, not page 460.

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 22, 2009 
Printed Page 414
third paragraph from bottom, beginning "AirPort circuitry..."

missing word: you have: "AirPort circuitry comes preinstalled every...." should be: "AirPort circuitry comes preinstalled ON every..."

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 28, 2009 
Printed Page 415
paragraph beginning "The less expensive one..."

you have: "Time Capsue" should be: "Time Capsule"

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 28, 2009 
Printed Page 415
"Up to Speed" box, 3rd paragraph

you have: 54 Mbytes/sec should be: 54 megabits per second (Mbps)

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 28, 2009 
Printed Page 428
second paragraph

missing space; you have: "You can work with them just as you wouldyour..." should be: "You can work with them just as you would your..."

OneMathematicalCat  Apr 19, 2009 
Printed Page 431
When Macs and PCs Don't See Each Other

The PC was seeing my Mac but not vice versa. The suggestion in this box did not solve the problem. What did however was Finder->Go->Connect to Server. Then in the Server Address box type in smb://name-of-pc where name-of-pc is the name of the PC you would like to connect to. Then follow the dialog boxes and voila. Get name-of-pc from the PC itself.

Doctor George Waxter  May 12, 2011 
Printed Page 437
missing section

The entire section on Trackpad - it is erroneously under Keyboard and Mouse. And the descriptions are wrong at that. See my post re pages 466-468.

Doctor George Waxter  May 21, 2009 
Printed Page 440
tip box at bottom

The tip box at the bottom of page 440 says: For details on the "Jump to the next page" and "scroll to here" options, see page 440. This information is actually on page 22 (page up/down but doesn't actually say "jump to the next page") and page 35 (scroll to here).

Anonymous  Mar 17, 2009 
Printed Page 450
before "Spectrum"

I also have a screen saver called "Shell" which you don't list here.

OneMathematicalCat  Apr 20, 2009 
Printed Page 456-60
throughout

I use a laptop and the descriptions of windows, menus, et al here do not match the options and screens that are presented.

Doctor George Waxter  Feb 08, 2011 
Printed Page 461
Figure 15-11, first paragraph

I only have 18 languages in my list, not 19.

OneMathematicalCat  Apr 21, 2009 
Printed Page 464
Note:

Did you really mean to include this note twice? It also appears on page 463 (phrased slightly differently).

OneMathematicalCat  Apr 21, 2009 
Printed Page 464
last paragraph

This issue has arisen before---on my laptop, F3, F4 and F5 do not control speaker volume.

OneMathematicalCat  Apr 21, 2009 
Printed Page 464
Note:

The Note: box duplicates the Note: box on page 463.

Doctor George Waxter  Jul 13, 2009 
Printed Page 464
Last paragraph

F10-12 control speaker volume.

Doctor George Waxter  Feb 12, 2011 
Printed Page 466
"Trackpad Tab"

I don't have a "Trackpad Tab" under "Keyboard & Mouse"; instead, I have a separate "Trackpad" icon under "System Preferences".

OneMathematicalCat  Apr 21, 2009 
Printed Page 466-468
Trackpad Tab

Man this is just wrong. Trackpad is it's own System Preference, not some tab under Keyboard and Mouse. And the descriptions of the options, the text choices to with those options, etc - they are simply wrong. And there aren't any "ignore" options. I'm using a laptop and it appears there have been a lot of changes that this guy is not aware of.

Doctor George Waxter  May 21, 2009 
Printed Page 468
For secondary clicks,

He takes a swipe at the Mac's linguistics, his are worse. You don't need your thumb, just tap with both fingers.

Doctor George Waxter  May 22, 2009 
Printed Page 469
Keyboard Shortcuts

Editing the Keyboard Shortcuts is not really explained, neither here nor on page 135 where the reader is referred. When an attempt is made to add a keyboard shortcut a menu pops up asking for the application and the menu. Huh?? Clarify please. Can keyboard shortcuts only be used on menu items?? What I'd like to do with a shortcut is have it launch an application for example. So I'd like to create a shortcut where I type command X, for example, and Xcode launches. Then I don't have to keep it in the dock nor dig for it on the HD nor go through Spotlight. Please explain creating shortcuts.

Doctor George Waxter  Jul 18, 2009 
Printed Page 471
first paragraph of "Software Update"

missing word: you have: "some piece Mac OS X..." should be: "some piece of Mac OS X.."

OneMathematicalCat  Apr 21, 2009 
Printed Page 473
Speech

Getting rid of the Speech/microphone icon that floats on the desktop is difficult and non-intuitive. How about some help on getting rid of this?

Doctor George Waxter  Jul 08, 2009 
Printed Page 474
3rd paragraph (2nd complete paragraph)

You say, about using Plain Talk Speech Recognition,that it's worth a 15 minute test drive, and you refer to: "Complete details are in the free downloadable appendix to this chapter, PlainTalkSpeechRecognition.pdf. It's available on this book's "missing CD" at www.missingmanuals.com". But there's no such thing included among the items in the "Missing CD".

Anonymous   
Printed Page 474
3rd paragraph (2nd complete paragraph)

I only categorized this as "serious technical mistake", because there was no appropriate category. You say, about using Plain Talk Speech Recognition,that it's worth a 15 minute test drive, and you refer to: "Complete details are in the free downloadable appendix to this chapter, PlainTalkSpeechRecognition.pdf. It's available on this book's "missing CD" at www.missingmanuals.com". But there's no such thing included among the items in the "Missing CD". This is VEry disappointing.

Anonymous  May 28, 2008 
Printed Page 474
last paragraph

Comma should be changed to period: you have: "click the Text to Speech tab (Figure 15-16), Here, you..." should be: "click the Text to Speech tab (Figure 5-16). Here, you..."

OneMathematicalCat  Apr 21, 2009 
Printed Page 476
first paragraph of "Display (inverted colors)"

two places: Control-Option-command-* should be: Control-Option-command-8

OneMathematicalCat  Apr 22, 2009 
Printed Page 476
2nd paragraph of "Display (inverted colors)"

you have: Control-Option-command-< should be: Control-Option-command-, you have: Control-Option-command-> should be: Control-Option-command-.

OneMathematicalCat  Apr 22, 2009 
Printed Page 480
first sentence under "AppleScript"

typo: you have: "langauge" should be: "language"

OneMathematicalCat  Apr 25, 2009 
Printed Page 481
last paragraph

The paragraph tells us to download the free appendix to the chapter, called Automator.pdf, yet there is no appendix to the chapter called this on the missing manuals website.

Anonymous   
Printed Page 481
Last Paragraph

Paragraph references "Automator.pdf" a free download from missingmanuals.com. I have not been able to find the download after spending considerable time on the web site. The search function does not find "Automator" and there is no Automator.pdf file in the Chapter 16 download section for the book. Ray Peck

Anonymous  Jul 10, 2008 
Printed Page 481
last paragraph

The paragraph tells us to download the free appendix to the chapter, called Automator.pdf, yet there is no appendix to the chapter called this on the missing manuals website.

Anonymous  Jul 13, 2008 
Printed Page 481
Last paragraph of the page 481, a 3 lines paragraph

In the paragraph there is mention of a donwload of a file (pdf) from the "Missing CD". On the web site there is not even mention of that file. The file in question is named: "Automator.pdf" and ;I quote; " It's available on this book's Missing CD at www.missingmanuals.com" End of quote. It's maby not a bog thing but I will really like to get a copy of that file. I like to read what about my Apple can do. Thank Paul-Andre Jean

Anonymous  Oct 12, 2008 
Printed Page 481
last paragraph

Several chaps have commented they cannot find the automator.pdf file on the website, here is a link to find the file: http://missingmanuals.com/cds/switchmacleopardmm/

Doctor George Waxter  Mar 09, 2011 
Printed Page 482
Tip:

My laptop has no embedded numeric keypad.

Doctor George Waxter  Mar 09, 2011 
Printed Page 483
last "Tip" on page

An "equation" must have an "=" sign, like "3+2=5". So, 56*32.1-517 isn't an equation; it's called an "expression". Change the three occurrences of "equation" to "expression".

OneMathematicalCat  Apr 25, 2009 
Printed Page 485
last paragraph

Figure 16-4 does not appear at the top but rather on the next page.

Doctor George Waxter  Mar 10, 2011 
Printed Page 488
Using the Keyboard

Front Row can be closed by just pressing the Esc key, the pretzel key is not required.

Doctor George Waxter  Mar 11, 2011 
Printed Page 490
first "Tip"

you have: Figure 16-9 should be: Figure 16-6

OneMathematicalCat  Apr 25, 2009 
Printed Page 498
iPhoto section

The text states that a 'getting started' chapter on iPhoto is available for download from Missing CD page. It doesn't seem to be there.

Anonymous  May 11, 2010 
Printed Page 499
2nd paragraph

There are no Siamese twin effects.

Doctor George Waxter  Mar 18, 2011 
Printed Page 499
2nd paragraph

There are four pages of effects, not five.

Doctor George Waxter  Mar 18, 2011 
Printed Page 518
Tip:

"Finally, there's the ...": For this effect to work you first have to click on CPU Usage and/or CPU History in the Window drop down menu.

Doctor George Waxter  Apr 06, 2011 
Printed Page 523
Partition box, 3 places

Text refers to fig. 16-29. No such figure. Likely should be Fig. 16-22. Also, text says "...a portion of the first partition is lightly shaded". No shading in Fig. 16-22.

Anonymous   
Printed Page 533
Tip:

What in the world is that symbol or command after "cp"?

Doctor George Waxter  Apr 18, 2011 
Printed Page 534
Learning more

"if you get bit ..." The transitive form of "bite" is "bitten". "If you get bitten ..."

Doctor George Waxter  Apr 18, 2011 
Printed Page 557
Character Map

... Keyboard Viewer (page 462) should be page 463

Doctor George Waxter  Apr 28, 2011 
Printed Page 557
Character Map

... Character Palette (page 557) should be page 463

Doctor George Waxter  Apr 28, 2011 
Printed Page 582
i

There is no index entry for iSync. Neither for iWeb.

Doctor George Waxter  Jun 11, 2009 
Printed Page 583
Mail

The discussion of Mail begins on page 301, not 300.

Doctor Waxter  May 21, 2009 
Printed Page 587, 588
Sleep mode index entry

p587: the "Spotlight" entry (and all sub-entries) should be listed on page 588 after "spelling checker" and before "spring-loaded folders" p588: "System Preferences, 437-478" (and all sub-entries) should be moved to and combined with "System Preferences->syncing between Macs, 275-276"

Anonymous  Sep 05, 2008 
Printed Page 588

"Spotlight" is missing from the Index

Anonymous  Aug 16, 2008 
Printed Page 656
Power Users' Clinic 4th paragraph

The directory adduced, /usr/X11/bin, does not exist.

Anonymous  Oct 18, 2008 
Printed Page 861
"Keys to hold down" table

"D" key: Macbook and macbook pro user guides state that holding "D" during boot will put you into hardware check mode (works on MBP's i've seen, doesn't work on my macbook) http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/MacBook_Early2008_UserGuide.pdf page 46

Anonymous   
Safari Books Online 9999
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/9780596514129/games

When I am reading the section before Games (Firefox) or the one after it (Google Desktop Search), the next page/previous page link to Games doesn't seem to work. If I try to jump to it from table of contents, it seems to be timing out (keep getting the little pulsing icon I normally get while page loads). Sorry about not including a real page number, but Safari version doesn't seem to want to show them.

Charles E. Bush  Aug 25, 2009