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OS X Mountain Lion Bible

Book Description

The complete guide to Mac OS X, fully updated for the newest release!

The Mac's solid, powerful operating system and the exploding popularity of iOS devices are fueling a strong increase in market share for Apple. Previous editions of this book have sold more than 75,000 copies, and this new edition is fully updated with all the exciting features of OS X Mountain Lion, including Game Center, Messages, and Notifications. Written by industry expert Galen Gruman, it covers all the basics and then delves deep into professional and higher-end topics, making it the one book you need to succeed with Mac OS X.

  • Mac sales are booming, and those who are just getting started with a Mac need the detailed coverage in this guide

  • Includes tips, tricks, and advanced information for those ready to step up to the next level with their Macs

  • With both basic coverage and more in-depth explorations of professional and advanced features, this book is ideal for both Mac newcomers and veterans who want to master all the functionality of the new system

Mac OS X Bible is the comprehensive resource on using the newest version of Mac OS X and taking full advantage of its power.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Part I: Getting Started with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
    1. Chapter 1: Getting Your Mac Up and Running
      1. Turning Off and Logging Out
      2. Resuming Where You Left Off
      3. Dealing with a Kernel Panic
      4. Summary
    2. Chapter 2: Discovering the Finder
      1. Using Input Devices
      2. Understanding the Desktop
      3. Working with Menus
      4. Working with the Dock
      5. Using Spaces and Mission Control
      6. Summary
    3. Chapter 3: Using the Finder
      1. Using the Finder's Menus
      2. Opening and Using Finder Windows
      3. Changing Finder Behavior for Files and Folders
      4. Adjusting Finder Preferences
      5. Adjusting Finder View Options
      6. Summary
    4. Chapter 4: Working with Windows, Folders, and Files
      1. Working with Windows
      2. Recognizing Folder, File, and Disk Icons
      3. Interacting with Items
      4. Getting Item Information
      5. Working with Folders' Unique Operations
      6. Working with Files' Unique Operations
      7. Summary
    5. Chapter 5: Searching with Spotlight
      1. How Spotlight Works Behind the Scenes
      2. Using Spotlight
      3. Summary
    6. Chapter 6: Getting Help within OS X
      1. Touring the Help Center
      2. Using Applications' Help
      3. Understanding Help Tags
      4. Working with Command-Line Help
      5. Exploring Other Avenues of Help
      6. Summary
  5. Part II: Using Applications
    1. Chapter 7: Working with Applications
      1. Installing Applications in OS X
      2. Opening Applications
      3. Using and Managing the Launchpad
      4. Managing Multiple Open Applications
      5. Surveying Applications' Controls
      6. Using Full-Screen Applications
      7. Quitting Applications
      8. Summary
    2. Chapter 8: Working with Documents
      1. Opening Documents
      2. Creating Documents
      3. Working with a Document's Content
      4. Saving Documents
      5. Closing Documents
      6. Sharing Documents with Other Users
      7. Summary
    3. Chapter 9: Working with OS X's Own Applications
      1. Working with the Applications Folder
      2. Touring the Included Applications
      3. Summary
    4. Chapter 10: Working with OS X's Own Utilities
      1. Working with the Utilities Folder
      2. Touring the Included Utilities
      3. Summary
    5. Chapter 11: Working with the Dashboard Widgets
      1. Managing Widgets
      2. Touring OS X's Included Widgets
      3. Summary
    6. Chapter 12: Working with Notifications and Other Services
      1. Using System Services
      2. Using Application Services
      3. Summary
    7. Chapter 13: Enhancing OS X with Utilities
      1. Extending OS X
      2. Adding New Capabilities
      3. Summary
    8. Chapter 14: Using AppleScript and Automator
      1. Understanding Messages and Events
      2. Introducing AppleScript
      3. Introducing AppleScript Editor
      4. Creating a Simple Script
      5. Analyzing a Script
      6. Saving a Script
      7. Creating a More Complex Script
      8. Creating a Drag-and-Drop Script Application
      9. Enabling the Script Menu
      10. Linking Programs across the Network
      11. Automating with Automator
      12. Recording Actions
      13. Summary
  6. Part III: Working with Music and Videos
    1. Chapter 15: Playing Music and Videos
      1. Using iTunes as Your Music Library
      2. Using iTunes for Podcasts
      3. Listening to Internet Radio
      4. Using iTunes for TV Shows and Movies
      5. Watching Videos with DVD Player
      6. Summary
    2. Chapter 16: Using QuickTime Player
      1. Playing Media Files
      2. Editing Media Files
      3. Creating Media Files
      4. Exporting Media Files
      5. Summary
  7. Part IV: Using the Internet and Collaboration Services
    1. Chapter 17: Using Safari to Surf the Web
      1. Navigating the Web
      2. Searching for Content
      3. Working with Safari's Controls
      4. Setting Safari Preferences
      5. Using Other Browsers
      6. Summary
    2. Chapter 18: Using Apple Mail
      1. Setting Up Apple's Mail
      2. Managing E-Mail Accounts and Mailboxes
      3. Working with E-Mails
      4. Summary
    3. Chapter 19: Messaging and Videocalling
      1. Using Messages
      2. Using FaceTime
      3. Summary
    4. Chapter 20: Managing Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, and Notes
      1. Working with Contacts
      2. Working with Calendar
      3. Working with Reminders
      4. Working with Notes
      5. Summary
    5. Chapter 21: Working with Microsoft Exchange
      1. How Exchange Works
      2. Setting Up Exchange in OS X
      3. Working with Exchange Accounts
      4. Using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with Exchange
      5. Summary
    6. Chapter 22: Syncing Macs and iOS Devices
      1. Syncing via iTunes on a Mac
      2. Syncing via iCloud
      3. Using Cloud Storage Services
      4. Summary
    7. Chapter 23: Sharing with Others
      1. Sharing Content via Share Sheets
      2. Enabling File and Other Sharing
      3. Accessing Files and Other Resources
      4. Using Home Sharing and AirPlay
      5. Summary
  8. Part V: Securing Your Mac and Your Users
    1. Chapter 24: Securing Your Mac
      1. Identifying the Four Key Vulnerabilities
      2. Using Password Protection
      3. Locking or Wiping a Mac Remotely
      4. Using Encryption
      5. Protecting Private Information
      6. Plugging Security Holes
      7. Summary
    2. Chapter 25: Managing User Accounts
      1. Setting Up User Accounts
      2. Summary
    3. Chapter 26: Using Parental Controls
      1. Controlling Apps Usage
      2. Controlling Web Usage
      3. Controlling Interactions with Others
      4. Controlling When the Mac Can Be Used
      5. Controlling Other Activities
      6. Getting Activity Logs
      7. Managing Overall Account Settings
      8. Summary
  9. Part VI: Configuring OS X
    1. Chapter 27: Setting System Preferences
      1. Adjusting System Preferences
      2. Summary
    2. Chapter 28: Managing Fonts
      1. Exactly What Is a Font?
      2. Font Formats
      3. Where Fonts Reside
      4. Managing Fonts in Font Book
      5. Accessing Special Characters
      6. Summary
    3. Chapter 29: Using OS X's Accessibility Services for the Disabled
      1. Setting Up OS X for Accessibility
      2. Enabling Visual Assistance
      3. Enabling Hearing Assistance
      4. Enabling Interaction Assistance
      5. Using Speech to Command the Mac
      6. Working with Text to Speech
      7. Setting Up the VoiceOver Utility
      8. Summary
  10. Part VII: Using Common Hardware
    1. Chapter 30: Printing, Faxing, and Scanning
      1. Setting Up Printers, Fax Modems, and Scanners
      2. Printing
      3. Faxing
      4. Scanning
      5. Summary
    2. Chapter 31: Working with Disks
      1. Working with Disks and Other Storage Media
      2. Recording to Optical Discs
      3. Using Disk Utility
      4. Using RAID Redundancy
      5. Summary
    3. Chapter 32: Backing Up Files
      1. Setting Up for Backup
      2. Using Time Machine to Back Up Files
      3. Using Time Machine to Restore Files
      4. Summary
  11. Part VIII: Working with Networks
    1. Chapter 33: Setting Up a Network and the Internet
      1. Understanding Network Technologies
      2. Setting Up a Mac for a Local Network
      3. Connecting Macs Directly
      4. Connecting to the Internet
      5. Using Network Utility
      6. Summary
    2. Chapter 34: Using OS X Server
      1. Setting Up OS X Server
      2. Using the Server Application
      3. Working with Configuration Profiles
      4. Summary
  12. Part IX: Working with Other Operating Systems
    1. Chapter 35: Integrating with Windows
      1. Working with Windows Files
      2. Running Windows on Your Mac
      3. Summary
    2. Chapter 36: Commanding Unix
      1. Working with Terminal
      2. Using Basic Unix Commands
      3. Using X11
      4. Summary
    3. Appendix A: Installing OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
      1. Preparing for Installation
      2. Running the OS X Installer
      3. Setting Up Your Mac
      4. Installing the Java Runtime
      5. Reinstalling or Recovering OS X
    4. Appendix B: What's New in OS X Mountain Lion
      1. Installing and Setting Up OS X
      2. Starting Up, Logging In, and Sleeping
      3. Using the Finder
      4. Using System Preferences
      5. Working with Applications and Utilities
      6. Working with Documents
      7. Working with Disks and Backups
      8. Printing and Scanning
      9. Assuring Security
      10. Using OS X Server
      11. Glossary