Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X El Capitan

Book description

Your visual, guided tour of OS X El Capitan

With clear, step-by-step instructions and plenty of rich visuals, Teach Yourself Visually OS X El Capitan walks you through the latest updates of OS X and demonstrates the essential tasks you need to know.  Complemented with screenshots on almost every page that illustrate exactly what you'll encounter, this visual guide will have you up and running with OS X—quickly and easily.

Boasting new visuals, several new features, and more seamless integration of iOS devices, the latest version of Mac's operating system has plenty to offer. You'll learn how to manipulate preferences to customize your experience, make the most of your digital media, and streamline your workflow while having a little fun. You will tour the Game Center, Messages, and Notifications, and get acquainted with Mission Control and the App Store—and much more.

  • Customize your Mac to better suit your workflow
  • Discover the newest updates to your favorite tools
  • Navigate your way around OS X El Capitan
  • Accomplish more in less time and make the most of your Mac

Table of contents

    1. Cover
    2. Chapter 1: Learning Basic OS X Tasks
      1. Start an Application
      2. Start an Application Using Launchpad
      3. Locate the Mouse Pointer
      4. Switch Between Applications
      5. View Running Applications with Mission Control
      6. Run an Application Full Screen
      7. Split the Screen with Two Applications
      8. Search Your Mac
      9. Save a Document
      10. Open a Document
      11. Print a Document
      12. Copy a File
      13. Move a File
      14. Rename a File
      15. Delete a File
      16. Open a Folder in a Tab
    3. Chapter 2: Browsing the Web
      1. Open a Web Page in a Tab
      2. Navigate Web Pages
      3. Navigate with the History List
      4. Change Your Home Page
      5. Bookmark Web Pages
      6. Pin a Web Page Tab
      7. Mute a Web Page Tab
      8. Search for Sites
      9. Download a File
      10. View Links Shared on Social Networks
      11. Create a Web Page Reading List
    4. Chapter 3: Communicating via Email
      1. Add an Email Account
      2. Send an Email Message
      3. Add a File Attachment
      4. Add a Signature Block
      5. Receive and Read Email Messages
      6. Reply to a Message
      7. Forward a Message
      8. Open and Save an Attachment
      9. Create a Mailbox for Saving Messages
      10. Add Events and Contacts from a Message
      11. Process Messages Using Gestures
    5. Chapter 4: Enhancing Online Privacy
      1. Delete a Site from Your Browsing History
      2. Prevent Websites from Tracking You
      3. Remove Saved Website Data
      4. Enable Private Browsing
      5. Delete a Saved Website Password
      6. Delete Saved Credit Card Data
      7. Move Spam to the Junk Mailbox Automatically
      8. Configure Advanced Junk Mail Filtering
      9. Disable Remote Images
    6. Chapter 5: Talking via Messages and FaceTime
      1. Sign In to Messages
      2. Send a Message
      3. Send a File in a Message
      4. Sign In to FaceTime
      5. Connect Through FaceTime
    7. Chapter 6: Tracking Contacts and Events
      1. Add a New Contact
      2. Edit a Contact
      3. Create a Contact Group
      4. Navigate the Calendar
      5. Create an Event
      6. Create a Repeating Event
      7. Send or Respond to an Event Invitation
    8. Chapter 7: Playing and Organizing Music
      1. Understanding the iTunes Library
      2. Navigate the iTunes Window
      3. Play a Song
      4. Create a Playlist
      5. Purchase Music from the iTunes Store
      6. Apply Parental Controls
      7. Subscribe to a Podcast
    9. Chapter 8: Learning Useful OS X Tasks
      1. Connect an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
      2. Synchronize an iPod, iPhone, or iPad
      3. Integrate OS X and Your iPhone or iPad
      4. Enable Handoff in OS X
      5. Install a Program Using the App Store
      6. Write a Note
      7. Enhance Notes with Attachments
      8. Create a Reminder
      9. Create a New Reminder List
      10. Work with the Notification Center
      11. Organize Files with Tags
      12. Search Files with Tags
      13. Search for a Location
      14. Get Directions to a Location
      15. Install a Font
      16. Access Non-Keyboard Characters
    10. Chapter 9: Connecting to Social Networks
      1. Sign In to Your Facebook Account
      2. Post to Facebook
      3. Publish a Photos Album to Facebook
      4. Sign In to Your Twitter Account
      5. Send a Tweet
      6. Connect to Your LinkedIn Account
      7. Post to LinkedIn
      8. Update Your Social Network Profile Picture
      9. Connect to Your Flickr Account
      10. Send Photos to Flickr
      11. Set Up Your Vimeo Account
      12. Send a Video to Vimeo
      13. Share Information with Other People
    11. Chapter 10: Viewing and Editing Photos and Videos
      1. View a Preview of a Photo
      2. View a Slideshow of Your Photos
      3. Import Photos from a Digital Camera
      4. View Your Photos
      5. Create an Album
      6. Crop a Photo
      7. Rotate a Photo
      8. Straighten a Photo
      9. Remove Red Eye from a Photo
      10. Add Names to Faces in Your Photos
      11. Mark Your Favorite Photos
      12. Set an Album’s Key Photo
      13. Email a Photo
      14. Take Your Picture
      15. Play a DVD Using DVD Player
      16. Play Digital Video with QuickTime Player
    12. Chapter 11: Securing OS X
      1. Change Your Password
      2. Require a Password on Waking
      3. Disable Automatic Logins
      4. Configure App Downloads
      5. Turn On the Firewall
      6. Configure Location Services
      7. Encrypt Your Data
    13. Chapter 12: Customizing OS X
      1. Display System Preferences
      2. Change the Desktop Background
      3. Set Your Mac’s Sleep Options
      4. Change the Display Resolution and Brightness
      5. Create an App Folder in Launchpad
      6. Add a User Account
      7. Customize the Dock
      8. Add an Icon to the Dock
      9. Hide the Dock
      10. Add a Widget to the Notification Center
      11. Extend the Desktop Across Multiple Displays
      12. Customize the Share Menu
    14. Chapter 13: Maintaining OS X
      1. Empty the Trash
      2. Organize Your Desktop
      3. Check Hard Drive Free Space
      4. Uninstall Unused Applications
      5. Force a Stuck Application to Close
      6. Configure Time Machine Backups
      7. Restore an Earlier Version of a File
      8. Restore Files Using Time Machine
      9. Recondition Your Mac Notebook Battery
      10. Restart Your Mac
    15. Chapter 14: Working with iCloud
      1. Create an Apple ID
      2. Sign In to iCloud Online
      3. Set Up iCloud Synchronization
      4. Set Up iCloud Keychain
      5. Generate a Website Password
      6. Activate and Configure iCloud Drive
      7. Save and Open Documents Using iCloud Drive
      8. Manage Your iCloud Storage
      9. Set Up Family Sharing
      10. Locate and Lock a Lost Mac, iPod, iPhone, or iPad
    16. Chapter 15: Networking with OS X
      1. Understanding Networking
      2. Connect a Bluetooth Device
      3. Connect to a Wireless Network
      4. Connect to a Network Resource
      5. Turn On File and Printer Sharing
      6. Share a Folder
      7. Share a Printer
      8. Add a Shared Printer
      9. View OS X on Your TV
    17. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X El Capitan
  • Author(s): Paul McFedries
  • Release date: October 2015
  • Publisher(s): Visual
  • ISBN: 9781119173878