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Mac OS X Lion Pocket Guide

Book Description

With the addition of features and multi-touch gestures first pioneered on the iPhone and iPad, Lion is truly different than any other Mac OS. This handy guide is packed with concise information to help you quickly get started with Lion, whether you're new to the Mac or a longtime user. Once you learn the essentials, you can use this book as a resource for problem-solving on the fly.

Mac OS X Lion Pocket Guide goes right to the heart of Lion, with details on system preferences, built-in applications, and utilities. You'll find configuration tips, keyboard shortcuts, guides for troubleshooting, lots of step-by-step instructions, and many other features—all in an easy-to-read format.

  • Learn what’s new, including Lion's iOS-inspired features
  • Get quick tips for configuring and customizing your Mac
  • Solve problems with a quick guide to the fundamentals like the Finder and Dock
  • Use keyboard shortcuts to work more efficiently
  • Take advantage of Lion's built-in applications and utilities
  • Manage user accounts and passwords

Table of Contents

  1. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
  2. Preface
    1. Conventions Used in This Book
      1. Menu Symbols
    2. Attribution and Permissions
    3. Safari® Books Online
    4. How to Contact Us
    5. Acknowledgments
  3. 1. What’s New in Lion?
    1. Getting Your Hands on Lion
    2. A Brand-New Look
      1. Resize from Any Edge
    3. Full-Screen Applications
    4. Mission Control
    5. Launchpad
    6. All My Files
    7. Gestures
    8. AirDrop
    9. Auto Save and Versions
    10. Resume
    11. Mail
    12. What Lion Can’t Do
  4. 2. Installing Lion and Migrating Data
    1. What You Need to Run Lion
    2. Preparing for the Install
    3. Installing Lion
      1. After the Install
      2. Moving Data and Applications from Another Computer
      3. Networking Options When Migrating Data
      4. Fine-Tuning Data Migration
  5. 3. A Quick Guide to Lion
    1. What You Need to Know About Mac OS X
      1. User Accounts
        1. Setting up accounts
      2. The Home Folder
    2. Using Lion
      1. Starting Up
        1. Startup key commands
      2. Logging In
      3. Logging Out, Sleeping, and Shutting Down
        1. Shut down and log out shortcuts
    3. Lion Basics
      1. The Menu Bar
        1. The Apple menu
        2. The Application menu
        3. Standard Application menus
        4. Menu extras
        5. The Accounts menu
        6. Spotlight
        7. Use the menu bar less
      2. The Desktop
      3. Mastering the Finder
        1. The Finder window
        2. Customizing the Finder toolbar
        3. The sidebar
        4. Finder preferences
        5. Finder views
        6. Common Finder tasks
      4. The Dock
        1. Dock Exposé
        2. Dock menus
        3. Stack view options
        4. Trash
        5. Dock preferences
      5. The Application Switcher
    4. Standard Window Controls
    5. Files and Folders
      1. Regular Folders
      2. Burn Folders
      3. Smart Folders
    6. Nonessential (but Useful) Mac OS X Features
      1. The Dashboard
        1. Personalizing widgets
        2. Adding and removing widgets
        3. Getting more widgets
        4. Making your own widgets
      2. Searching with Spotlight
        1. Changing the order of Spotlight’s results
        2. Controlling the results Spotlight displays
        3. Controlling what Spotlight indexes
      3. Managing File Info
        1. Spotlight comments
        2. General
        3. More Info
        4. Name & Extension
        5. Open with
        6. Preview
        7. Sharing & Permissions
      4. Spaces
  6. 4. Troubleshooting Mac OS X
    1. Common Problems
      1. Misbehaving Applications
        1. An application stops responding
        2. The Finder stops responding
        3. Force quitting greedy processes
        4. USB device problems
        5. Battery problems
        6. Display problems
      2. Startup Problems
        1. Your Mac beeps at you instead of starting
        2. Your hard drive is making noises
        3. Startup troubleshooting
        4. Reset your PRAM
  7. 5. System Preferences
    1. Preference Pane Rundown
      1. General
      2. Desktop & Screen Saver
      3. Dock
      4. Mission Control
      5. Language & Text
      6. Security & Privacy
        1. General tab
        2. FileVault tab
        3. Firewall tab
        4. Privacy
      7. Spotlight
      8. Universal Access
        1. Seeing tab
        2. Hearing tab
        3. Keyboard tab
        4. Mouse tab (Mouse & Trackpad tab on MacBooks)
      9. CDs and DVDs
      10. Displays
      11. Energy Saver
      12. Keyboard
        1. Keyboard tab
        2. Keyboard Shortcuts tab
      13. Mouse
        1. Magic Mouse options
        2. Mighty Mouse options
        3. If you’re using a non-Apple mouse
      14. Trackpad
        1. Multitouch trackpads
      15. Print & Scan
      16. Sound
        1. Sound Effects tab
        2. Output tab
        3. Input tab
      17. Mail, Contacts & Calendars
      18. MobileMe
      19. Network
      20. Bluetooth
      21. Sharing
      22. Users & Groups
      23. Parental Controls
        1. Apps tab
        2. Web tab
        3. People tab
        4. Time Limits tab
        5. Other tab
      24. Date & Time
      25. Software Update
      26. Speech
        1. Speech Recognition tab
        2. Text to Speech tab
      27. Time Machine
      28. Startup Disk
    2. Non-Apple Preference Panes
  8. 6. Built-in Applications and Utilities
    1. Applications Installed with Lion
      1. Address Book
      2. App Store
      3. Automator
      4. Calculator
      5. Chess
      6. Dashboard
      7. Dictionary
      8. DVD Player
      9. FaceTime
      10. Font Book
      11. iCal
      12. iChat
      13. Image Capture
      14. iTunes
      15. Launchpad
      16. Mail
        1. Adding new accounts
        2. Add a signature to outgoing mail
        3. Enable junk mail filtering
        4. Manage mailboxes
        5. Quickly delete junk mail
        6. Search your mail
      17. Mission Control
      18. Photo Booth
      19. Preview
      20. QuickTime Player
      21. Safari
        1. Change the home page
        2. Change the default browser
        3. Control which pages are shown in Top Sites
        4. Find a page you didn’t bookmark
        5. Block pop-up ads
        6. Change where downloaded items are saved
        7. Control cookies
        8. Get rid of Safari’s history
        9. Add a URL to the desktop
        10. Browse privately
        11. Make Safari remember passwords for website logins
        12. Use a different default RSS reader
        13. Customize Safari’s toolbar
      22. Stickies
      23. System Preferences
      24. TextEdit
      25. Time Machine
    2. Utilities Included with Lion
      1. Activity Monitor
      2. AirPort Utility
      3. AppleScript Editor
      4. Audio MIDI Setup
      5. Bluetooth File Exchange
      6. Boot Camp Assistant
      7. ColorSync Utility
      8. Console
      9. DigitalColor Meter
      10. Disk Utility
      11. Grab
      12. Grapher
      13. Java Preferences
      14. Keychain Access
      15. Migration Assistant
      16. Network Utility
      17. Podcast Capture
      18. Podcast Publisher
        1. Content Creation
        2. Podcast Management
        3. Podcast Publishing
      19. RAID Utility
      20. System Information
      21. Terminal
      22. VoiceOver Utility
      23. X11
  9. 7. Managing Passwords in Lion
    1. Password Management
      1. Recovering a Forgotten Password
      2. Make a Great Password
      3. Storing Secure Notes
      4. Add a Keychain Access Menu Extra
      5. Securing Your Data
  10. 8. Keyboard Commands and Special Characters
    1. Key Commands
      1. Customizing Key Commands
    2. Typing Special Characters in Mac OS X
  11. Index
  12. About the Author
  13. Copyright