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OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies

Book Description

Get the most out of the latest version of OS X

This reference combines eight content-rich minibooks in one complete package to give you all-access, easy-to-understand coverage of the key features and tools needed to get the most out of the latest OS X release from Apple. In OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies, you'll learn the ins and outs of OS X basics, navigating and running programs, searching with Spotlight, having fun with Photo Booth, keeping in touch with Contacts, using Reminders, writing in Notes, setting up the Notification Center, customizing the OS X desktop, jamming with iTunes, organizing and tweaking photos with iPhoto, making movie magic with iMovie, turning your Mac into a DVD theater, publishing documents with Pages, chatting with Messages and FaceTime, letting your imagination run wild with iBooks, expanding your horizons with iCloud, and so much more.

Combining the power and stability of UNIX with Apple's legendary elegance and style, OS X is the default operating system installed on every desktop and laptop computer sold by Apple. In OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies, you'll get the best-of-the-best content from indispensable For Dummies books: Introducing OS X; Customizing and Sharing; The Digital hub; Using iWork; The Typical Internet Stuff; Networking in OS X; Expanding Your System; and Advanced OS X.

  • Goes well beyond the basics of how to use OS X

  • Covers the key features and tools essential for all users of OS X

  • Shows you how to use OS X to make your work and personal life more organized and fun

  • If you're a first-time Apple consumer just switching over from a PC, or a beginner-to-intermediate Mac user upgrading to the newest version of OS X, this comprehensive and all-encompassing guide will have you whizzing around OS X like a pro in no time.

    Table of Contents

      1. Introduction
        1. About This Book
        2. Foolish Assumptions
        3. Icons Used in This Book
        4. Beyond the Book
        5. Where to Go from Here
      2. Book I: Getting Started with OS X
        1. Chapter 1: Shaking Hands with OS X
          1. Convince Me: Why OS X?
            1. Pretty to behold
            2. Stable, stable, stable
            3. Multitasking and multithreading for normal human beings
            4. The definition of Internet savvy
            5. Lots of free goodies
          2. What Do I Really Need to Run the Big X?
          3. Upgrading from Mavericks
            1. Back up! — Please, back up!
            2. Snuff out disk errors
            3. Plug it, road warrior
          4. Personalizing the Big X
        2. Chapter 2: Navigating and Running Programs
          1. Restarting, Sleeping, and Shutting Down
          2. A Window Is Much More Than a Frame: Navigating Windows
            1. Opening and closing windows
            2. Scrolling windows
            3. Minimizing and restoring windows
            4. Zooming windows
            5. Those hard-working toolbars
            6. Moving windows
            7. Resizing windows
            8. Switching windows
          3. Menu Mysteries Explained
          4. Icons ’R Us
            1. Hardware
            2. Programs and applications
            3. Files
            4. Folders
            5. Aliases
          5. Selecting Icons for Fun and Profit
            1. Selecting a single icon
            2. Selecting multiple icons
          6. Keyboard Shortcuts for the True Power User
          7. Houston, We’re Go to Launch Programs
            1. Starting applications from your drives
            2. Running applications from a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
          8. Switching ’Twixt Programs with Aplomb
          9. Opening and Saving Your Stuff in an Application
            1. Opening a document
            2. Saving a document
          10. Quitting Applications
        3. Chapter 3: Basic OS X Housekeeping
          1. Finder: The Wind beneath Your Wings
          2. Copying and Moving Files and Folders
          3. Cloning Your Items — It’s Happening Now!
          4. Deleting That Which Should Not Be
            1. Dragging unruly files against their will
            2. Deleting with the menus and the keyboard
          5. Emptying That Wastepaper Basket
          6. Wait! I Need That after All!
          7. Renaming Your Items
          8. Adding a Dash of Color with Tags
          9. Displaying the Facts on Files and Folders
            1. Adding Spotlight comments
            2. Displaying file extensions
            3. Choosing the application to launch a file
            4. Locking files against evildoers
          10. Creating an Alias
          11. Using the Apple Menu
            1. Using Recent Items
            2. Playing with the Dock
            3. Bad program! Quit!
            4. Tracking down your version
            5. Visiting the App Store
            6. Specifying a location
          12. Availing Yourself of OS X Services
          13. Get Thee Hence: Using the Go Menu
          14. Monkeying with the Menu Bar
            1. Using menu bar icons
            2. Doing timely things with the clock
          15. Eject, Tex, Eject!
          16. Common Tasks Aplenty
            1. Opening and editing text files
            2. Listening to an audio CD
            3. Recording — nay, burning — a data CD
          17. All You Really Need to Know about Printing
        4. Chapter 4: Searching Everything with Spotlight
          1. Doing a Basic Search
          2. How Cool Is That!? Discovering What Spotlight Can Do
          3. Expanding Your Search Horizons
          4. Customizing Spotlight to Your Taste
        5. Chapter 5: Fun with Photo Booth
          1. Capturing the Moment with FaceTime HD and Photo Booth
          2. Producing Video on the Spot with iMovie
        6. Chapter 6: Using Reminders, Notes, and Notifications
          1. Remind Me to Use Reminders
          2. Taking Notes the Yosemite Way
          3. Staying Current with Notification Center
        7. Chapter 7: Keeping Track with Contacts and Maps
          1. Hey, Isn’t Contacts Just a Part of Mail?
          2. Entering Contact Information
          3. Using Contact Information
          4. Arranging Your Contact Cards
          5. Using Network Directories
          6. Printing Contacts with Flair
          7. Swapping Bytes with vCards
          8. Introducing the Maps Application
          9. Switching Views in Maps
          10. Getting Directions over Yonder
        8. Chapter 8: Marking Time with Calendar
          1. Shaking Hands with the Calendar Window
          2. Entering That Special Event
          3. Editing Existing Events
          4. Keeping Track of Multiple Calendars
          5. Sharing Your Attractive Calendar
          6. Putting Your Calendar on Paper
        9. Chapter 9: The Joys of Maintenance
          1. Deleting Applications the Commonsense Way
          2. Popping the Hood: Using the System Information Utility
          3. Tracking Performance with Activity Monitor
          4. Fixing Things with Disk Utility
            1. Displaying the goods on your disks
            2. Playing doctor with First Aid
            3. Erasing without seriously screwing up
            4. Partitioning the right way
            5. RAID has nothing to do with insects
          5. Updating OS X
          6. I Demand That You Back Up Your Hard Drive
            1. Hitching a ride on Time Machine
            2. Using other backup solutions
          7. I Further Demand That You Defragment
          8. Special Start-Up Keys for Those Special Times
          9. Crave the Newest Drivers
        10. Chapter 10: Getting Help for the Big X
          1. Displaying the Help Center Window
          2. Searching for Specific Stuff
          3. Prodding Apple for the Latest Gossip
          4. Calling for Help Deep in the Heart of X
          5. Other Resources to Chew On
            1. Voice support
            2. Mac publications and resource sites
            3. Local Mac outlets and user groups
        11. Chapter 11: Troubleshooting the X
          1. Don’t Panic!
          2. The Troubleshooting Process
            1. Step 1: Always try a simple shutdown
            2. Step 2: Check all cable connections
            3. Step 3: Retrace your steps
            4. Step 4: Run Disk Utility
            5. Step 5: Run antivirus software
            6. Step 6: Check the Trash
            7. Step 7: Check online connections
            8. Step 8: Disable troublesome Login Items
            9. Step 9: Turn off your screen saver
            10. Step 10: Check for write protection
            11. Step 11: Check your System Information
            12. Step 12: Reboot with the OS X Recovery HD volume
          3. Do I Need to Reinstall OS X?
          4. It’s Still Not Moving: Troubleshooting Resources
            1. OS X Help Center
            2. The Apple OS X Support site
            3. Your local Apple dealer
      3. Book II: Customizing and Sharing
        1. Chapter 1: Building the Finder of Your Dreams
          1. Will That Be Icons or Lists or Columns . . . or Even a Cover Flow?
          2. Doing the Toolbar Dance
            1. Hiding and showing the toolbar
            2. Hiding and showing the status bar
            3. Giving your toolbar big tires and a loud exhaust
          3. Searching for Files from the Toolbar
          4. Searching for Files with the Find Controls
          5. Configuring the View Options
            1. Setting Icon view options
            2. Setting List view options
            3. Setting Column view options
            4. Setting Cover Flow view options
            5. Setting Finder Preferences
        2. Chapter 2: Giving Your Desktop the Personal Touch
          1. Changing the Background
            1. Picking something Apple
            2. I just gotta have lavender
            3. Selecting your own photo
          2. Changing the Screen Saver
          3. Changing Colors in OS X
          4. Adding Stickies
          5. Customizing the Dock
            1. Adding applications and extras to the Dock
            2. Keeping track with Stacks
            3. Resizing the Dock
          6. Stick It on Dashboard
          7. Getting Social with Game Center
          8. Arranging Your Precious Desktop
        3. Chapter 3: Delving under the Hood with System Preferences
          1. The Preferred Way to Display the Preferences
          2. Saving Your Preferences
          3. Searching for Specific Settings
          4. Getting Personal
            1. General preferences
            2. Desktop and screen saver preferences
            3. Dock preferences
            4. Mission Control preferences
            5. Language & Region preferences
            6. Security & Privacy preferences
            7. Spotlight preferences
            8. Notifications preferences
          5. It’s All about the Hardware
            1. CDs and DVDs preferences
            2. Displays preferences
            3. Energy Saver preferences
            4. Keyboard preferences
            5. Mouse preferences
            6. Trackpad preferences
            7. Printers & Scanners preferences
            8. Sound preferences
          6. Sharing the Joy: Internet and Wireless
            1. iCloud preferences
            2. Internet Accounts preferences
            3. Extensions preferences
            4. Network preferences
            5. Bluetooth preferences
            6. Sharing preferences
          7. Tweaking the System
            1. Users & Groups preferences
            2. Parental Controls preferences
            3. App Store preferences
            4. Dictation and speech preferences
            5. Date and time preferences
            6. Startup Disk preferences
            7. Time Machine preferences
            8. Accessibility preferences
        4. Chapter 4: You Mean Others Can Use My Mac, Too?
          1. How Multiuser Works on OS X
          2. Configuring Your Login Screen
          3. Locking Down Your Mac
          4. Starting Applications Automatically after Login
        5. Chapter 5: Setting Up Multiuser Accounts
          1. Adding, Editing, and Deleting Users
            1. Adding a new user account
            2. Editing an existing account
            3. Deleting an existing account
          2. Tightening Your Security Belt
            1. Setting Parental Controls
            2. Assigning the Simple Finder
          3. Using Keychains — Not!
        6. Chapter 6: Sharing Documents for Fun and Profit
          1. Sharing over a Network versus Sharing on a Single Mac
            1. No network is required
            2. Relying on a guaranteed lock
            3. Most places are off-limits
          2. Permissions: Law Enforcement for Your Files
          3. Permission and Sharing Do’s and Don’ts
          4. Sharing Stuff in Office 2011
            1. Document-sharing features
            2. File-level sharing features
      4. Book III: The Digital Hub
        1. Chapter 1: The World According to Apple
          1. First, Sliced Bread . . . and Now, the Digital Hub
          2. What Can I Digitize?
            1. Photographs
            2. Music
            3. Video
            4. DVD
          3. The Software That Drives the Hub
            1. iPhoto
            2. iTunes
            3. iMovie
            4. GarageBand
          4. Can I Use All This Stuff at One Time?
        2. Chapter 2: Browsing Your Library with iTunes and iBooks
          1. What Can I Play on iTunes?
          2. Playing an Audio CD
          3. Playing Digital Audio
            1. Browsing the Library
            2. Finding songs in your Music Library
            3. Removing old music from the Library
          4. Watching Video
          5. Keeping Slim Whitman and Slim Shady Apart: Organizing with Playlists
          6. Know Your Songs
            1. Setting the song information automatically
            2. Setting or changing the song information manually
          7. Ripping Audio Files
          8. Tweaking the Audio for Your Ears
          9. A New Kind of Radio Station
            1. Internet Radio
            2. Tuning in your own stations
            3. Radio stations in your playlists
            4. Creating a custom iTunes Radio station
          10. iTunes and iCloud Together
          11. iSending iStuff to iPod, iPhone, and iPad
          12. Sharing Your Media across Your Network
          13. Burning Music to Shiny Plastic Circles
          14. Feasting on iTunes Visuals
          15. Exercising Parental Authority
          16. Buying Digital Media the Apple Way
          17. Reading the Electronic Way
            1. Navigating through your e-books
            2. Tweaking the appearance of your e-book
            3. Turning any book into an audiobook
            4. Buying new titles
        3. Chapter 3: Focusing on iPhoto
          1. Delving into iPhoto
          2. Working with Images in iPhoto
            1. Import images 101
            2. Organize mode: Organizing and sorting your images
            3. Edit mode: Removing and fixing stuff the right way
          3. Producing Your Own Coffee-Table Masterpiece
          4. Putting Photo Stream to Work
          5. Emailing Photos to Aunt Mildred
        4. Chapter 4: Making Magic with iMovie
          1. Shaking Hands with the iMovie Window
          2. A Bird’s-Eye View of Moviemaking
          3. Importing the Building Blocks
            1. Pulling in video clips
            2. Making use of still images
            3. Importing and adding audio from all sorts of places
          4. Building the Cinematic Basics
            1. Adding clips to your movie
            2. Marking clips
            3. Removing clips from your movie
            4. Reordering clips in your movie
            5. Editing clips in iMovie
            6. Transitions for the masses
            7. Even Gone with the Wind had titles
            8. Adding maps and backgrounds
          5. Creating an Honest-to-Goodness Movie Trailer
          6. Sharing Your Finished Classic with Others
        5. Chapter 5: Becoming a Superstar with GarageBand
          1. Shaking Hands with Your Band
          2. Composing Made Easy
            1. Adding tracks
            2. Choosing loops
            3. Resizing, repeating, and moving loops
            4. Using the Arrangement track
            5. Tweaking the settings for a track
          3. Sharing Your Songs
            1. Creating song files and ringtones in iTunes
            2. Exporting a project
            3. Burning an audio CD
        6. Chapter 6: No, It’s Not Called iQuickTime
          1. QuickTime Can Do That?
          2. Playing Media with QuickTime
            1. Opening QuickTime movies
            2. Operating QuickTime Player
        7. Chapter 7: Turning Your Mac into a DVD Theater
          1. Getting the Right DVD Hardware
          2. Watching Movies with DVD Player
            1. Using the Controller
            2. Keeping your eyes on the Viewer
          3. Taking Advantage of Additional DVD Features
            1. Controller extras
            2. DVD Player preferences
      5. Book IV: Using iWork
        1. Chapter 1: Desktop Publishing with Pages
          1. Creating a New Pages Document
          2. Open an Existing Pages Document
          3. Saving Your Work
          4. Touring the Pages Window
          5. Entering and Editing Text
          6. Using Text and Graphics Boxes
          7. The Three Amigos: Cut, Copy, and Paste
            1. Cutting stuff
            2. Copying text and images
            3. Pasting from the Clipboard
          8. Formatting Text the Easy Way
          9. Adding a Spiffy Table
          10. Adding Alluring Photos
          11. Adding a Background Shape
          12. Are You Sure about That Spelling?
          13. Printing Your Pages Documents
          14. Sharing That Poster with Others
        2. Chapter 2: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers
          1. Before You Launch Numbers . . .
          2. Creating a New Numbers Document
          3. Opening an Existing Spreadsheet File
          4. Save Those Spreadsheets!
          5. Exploring the Numbers Window
          6. Navigating and Selecting Cells in a Spreadsheet
          7. Entering and Editing Data in a Spreadsheet
          8. Selecting the Correct Number Format
          9. Aligning Cell Text Just So
          10. Formatting with Shading
          11. Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns
          12. The Formula Is Your Friend
          13. Adding Visual Punch with a Chart
          14. Printing Your Spreadsheet
        3. Chapter 3: Building Presentations with Keynote
          1. Creating a New Keynote Project
          2. Opening a Keynote Presentation
          3. Saving Your Presentation
          4. Putting Keynote to Work
          5. Adding Slides
          6. Working with Text and Graphics Boxes
          7. Adding and Editing Slide Text
          8. Formatting Slide Text for the Perfect Look
          9. Using Presenter’s Notes in Your Project
          10. Every Good Presentation Needs Media
          11. Adding a Background Shape
          12. Creating Your Keynote Slideshow
          13. Printing Your Slides and Notes
      6. Book V: Typical Internet Stuff
        1. Chapter 1: Getting on the Internet
          1. Shopping for an ISP
          2. Investigating Various Types of Connections
          3. Setting Up Your Internet Connection
            1. Using an external dial-up modem
            2. Using broadband or network hardware
          4. Using Your Cellular Personal Hotspot
        2. Chapter 2: Using Apple Mail
          1. Know Thy Mail Window
          2. Setting Up Your Account
            1. Add an account
            2. Edit an existing account
            3. Delete an account
          3. Receiving and Reading Email Wisdom
            1. Reading and deleting messages
            2. Replying
          4. Raise the Little Flag: Sending Email
          5. What? You Get Junk Mail, Too?
          6. Attachments on Parade
          7. Fine-Tuning Your Post Office
            1. Add an alert sound
            2. Check Mail automatically
            3. Automate junk mail and message deletion
            4. Add a signature
            5. Changing the status of an account
          8. Automating Your Mail with Rules
        3. Chapter 3: Staying in Touch with Messages and FaceTime
          1. Configuring Messages
          2. Working with Messages
          3. Changing Modes in Messages
          4. Will You Be My Buddy?
          5. Chat! Chat, I Say!
          6. Conversing with iMessages
          7. Sending and Receiving SMS and MMS Texts
          8. Sharing Screens with Aplomb
          9. Sending Files with Messages
          10. Eliminating the Riffraff
          11. Adding Visual Effects
          12. Conversing with FaceTime
          13. Using Your Mac as, Well, a Telephone
        4. Chapter 4: Expanding Your Horizons with iCloud
          1. So How Does iCloud Work, Anyway?
          2. Moving, Saving, and Opening iCloud Documents
          3. Putting Handoff to Work
          4. Configuring iCloud
          5. Managing Your iCloud Storage
        5. Chapter 5: Going Places with Safari
          1. Pretend You’ve Never Used This Thing
          2. Visiting Websites
          3. Navigating the Web
          4. Setting Up Your Home Page
          5. Adding and Using Bookmarks
          6. Working with the Reading List and Shared Links
            1. Saving pages for later with the Reading List
            2. Visiting pages recommended by friends
          7. Downloading Files
          8. Using Subscriptions and History
          9. Tabs Are Your Browsing Friends
          10. Printing Web Pages
          11. Protecting Your Privacy
            1. Yes, there are such things as bad cookies
            2. Banishing pesky iCloud Keychain passwords
            3. Handling ancient history
            4. Setting notifications
            5. Avoiding those @*!^%$ pop-up ads
        6. Chapter 6: Staying Secure Online
          1. What Can Happen if I Don’t Take Security Seriously?
          2. “Shields Up, Chekov!”
            1. Firewall basics
            2. Antivirus basics
          3. A Dose of Common Sense: Things Not to Do Online
      7. Book VI: Networking in OS X
        1. Chapter 1: Setting Up a Small Network
          1. What Do I Need to Set Up My Network?
            1. Something to network
            2. Network interface card (NIC)
            3. Switch
            4. Cables
          2. Setting Up Your Network
          3. Understanding the Basics of Network Configuration
            1. TCP/IP
            2. Software applications
          4. Configuring Network System Preferences
            1. Using DHCP for automatic IP address assignment
            2. Manually choosing an IP address range
          5. Verifying Connectivity
          6. Troubleshooting Your New Network
            1. Physical problems with your network
            2. Network configuration problems
        2. Chapter 2: Using Your Network
          1. It’s All about (File) Sharing
            1. Creating an account
            2. Enabling file sharing
            3. Connecting to a shared resource
          2. Sharing a Printer Connected to Your Mac
          3. Sharing Files with Windows Computers
          4. Accessing File Shares on Windows Computers
          5. Using FTP to Access Files
          6. Using the Built-in Firewall
          7. Remote Control of Your Mac
        3. Chapter 3: Going Wireless
          1. Speaking the Wireless Lingo
          2. Figuring Out the Different Flavors of Wireless Ethernet
            1. Basic Wi-Fi: 802.11b
            2. Let’s get Extreme: 802.11g
            3. The current standard: 802.11n
            4. Raising the bar to 802.11ac
            5. The guy with the turquoise teeth
          3. Keeping Your Wireless Network Secure
            1. WPA and WPA2
            2. WEP
            3. The LEAP security standard
          4. Setting Up Your Wireless Network
            1. Setting up an Ad Hoc wireless network
            2. Setting up wireless networks
        4. Chapter 4: Sharing That Precious Internet Thing
          1. Sharing the Internet
          2. Using Network Address Translation
          3. Ways to Share Your Internet Connection
            1. Using hardware for sharing an Internet connection
            2. Using software for sharing an Internet connection
          4. Connecting Everything for Wired Sharing
            1. Using the software method
            2. Using the hardware method
          5. Adding Wireless Support
            1. If you already have a cable/DSL router or are using software Internet sharing
            2. If you do not have a hardware-sharing device
      8. Book VII: Expanding Your System
        1. Chapter 1: Hardware That Will Make You Giddy
          1. Parading Pixels: Digital Cameras, DV Camcorders, and Scanners
            1. Digital cameras
            2. DV camcorders
            3. Scanners
          2. Incredible Input: Keyboards, Trackballs, Joysticks, and Drawing Tablets
            1. Keyboards
            2. Trackballs
            3. Joysticks and steering wheels
            4. Drawing tablets
          3. Sublime Storage Devices: DVD/Blu-ray and Flash Drives
          4. Awesome Audio: Subwoofer Systems and MP3 Hardware
            1. Subwoofer speaker systems
            2. MP3 players (well, actually, just the iPod)
        2. Chapter 2: Add RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Stir
          1. Adding Memory: Reasons for More RAM
          2. Shopping for a RAM Upgrade
            1. Finding out the current memory in your Mac
            2. Determining the exact model of your computer
          3. The Tao of Adding Hard Drive Territory
          4. Internal versus External Storage
            1. External drives
            2. Internal drives
          5. Determining How Much Space You Need
          6. Shopping for a Hard Drive
          7. Installing Your New Stuff
            1. The easy way
            2. The hard way
        3. Chapter 3: Port-o-Rama: Using Thunderbolt, USB, and FireWire
          1. Appreciating the Advantage of a Smarter Connection
          2. Traveling at Warp Speed with Thunderbolt
          3. Understanding USB and the Tale of Three Point Oh
          4. Hey, You Need a Hub!
          5. Uh, My External Device Is Just Sitting There: Troubleshooting
            1. Common FireWire and USB headaches
            2. Check those drivers
        4. Chapter 4: I’m Okay, You’re a Printer
          1. Meet Printer Browser
          2. Adding a Funky Printer
          3. Managing Your Printing Jobs
          4. Sharing a Printer across That There Network
        5. Chapter 5: Applications That You’ve (Probably) Gotta Have
          1. The Trundling Microsoft Mammoth
          2. Your OS X Toolbox: Drive Genius 3
          3. Image Editing for the Masses
          4. The Morass of Digital Video
          5. Yes, It’s Really Called “Toast”
          6. If You Positively Have to Run Windows . . .
          7. All Hail FileMaker Pro
          8. Utilities That Rock
            1. StuffIt
            2. BBEdit
            3. Xojo Desktop
          9. At Least One Game
            1. OS X Chess
            2. World of WarCraft
        6. Chapter 6: Putting Bluetooth to Work
          1. Bluetooth: What a Silly Name for Such Cool Technology
            1. Yosemite and Bluetooth, together forever
          2. Adding Wireless Keyboards and Mice to Your Mac
          3. The Magic of Bluetooth Printing
      9. Book VIII: Advanced OS X
        1. Chapter 1: Running Windows on Your Mac with Boot Camp
          1. Figuring Out How Boot Camp Works
          2. Comparing Boot Camp to Windows Emulators
          3. Configuring Boot Camp
          4. Switching to Windows
          5. Checking for Apple Updates
        2. Chapter 2: . . . And Unix Lurks Beneath
          1. Why Use the Keyboard?
            1. Unix keyboarding is fast
            2. The Unix keyboard is a powerful beast
            3. Go where no mouse has gone before
            4. Automate to elevate
            5. Remote control
          2. Uncovering the Terminal
            1. Consider yourself prompted
            2. A few commands to get started
            3. Using the mouse skills you already have
          3. Unix Commands 101
            1. Anatomy of a Unix command
            2. Command line gotchas
            3. Help is on the way!
            4. Autocompletion
          4. Working with Files
            1. Paths
            2. Copying, moving, renaming, and deleting files
            3. Opening documents and launching applications
          5. Useful Commands
            1. Calendar
            2. Processes
          6. Unix Cadillac Commands
            1. Finding files
            2. Using pipes
          7. Handy Unix Programs
            1. Text editors
            2. Creating a new document
            3. Networking with the Terminal
            4. WWW and FTP
        3. Chapter 3: AppleScript Just Plain Rocks
          1. What’s So Great about AppleScript?
            1. Automate common tasks in Finder
            2. Automate tasks in other applications
          2. Running a Script
            1. Identifying scripts in the field
            2. The Script Editor application
            3. Executing a script
          3. Writing Your Own Simple Scripts
            1. Create a script without touching a key
            2. Building your own scripts
          4. One Step Beyond: AppleScript Programming
            1. Grab the Dictionary
            2. Anatomy of a simple script
          5. I Summon Automator — the Silicon Programmer!
          6. Help Is at Your Fingertips
            1. Built-in AppleScript Help
            2. AppleScript on the web
        4. Chapter 4: Talking with and Writing to Your Macintosh
          1. Using Ink with a Tablet
          2. Computer, Can You Hear Me?
            1. The basics of Dictation
            2. The Feedback window
            3. The Dictation Command controls
            4. The Dictation Commands window
          3. Your Mac Talks Back!
            1. Setting Text to Speech options
            2. The Date & Time pane
            3. Configuring VoiceOver in the Accessibility pane
            4. Speaking text through applications
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