Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook Pro & MacBook Air, 6th Edition

Book description

Get up to speed with your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air faster than you thought possible

In Teach Yourself VISUALLY: MacBook Pro & MacBook Air, technology educator extraordinaire and bestselling author Guy Hart-Davis delivers a highly illustrated and easy-to-follow guide to using your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air with macOS Monterey. In the book, you’ll get up and running quickly whether you’re brand new to computers or just transitioning from an older Mac or a PC.

With the graphics-driven approach used successfully by tens of thousands of readers of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series, you see exactly what each step of instruction should look like on your own screen and can follow—step-by-step—through the installation process, file management, email, and messaging, and much more. You’ll also:

  • Become expert with the latest macOS version—Monterey—and the newest features that enable you to make the most of your MacBook and the Internet
  • Learn exactly how to handle the most common and useful everyday tasks you need to get stuff done
  • Glean valuable customization tips to make your MacBook work just the way you prefer

Teach Yourself VISUALLY: MacBook Pro & MacBook Air skips confusing tech jargon in favor of clear pictures, simple instructions, and stepwise guidance that will give you a flying start to using your new MacBook, regardless of your experience level.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your MacBook
    1. Understanding the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
    2. Set Up Your MacBook
    3. Start Your MacBook and Log In
    4. Explore the macOS Desktop
    5. Point and Click with the Trackpad
    6. Connect to a Wireless Network
    7. Give Commands
    8. Open, Close, and Manage Windows
    9. Using Control Center
    10. Using Notifications
    11. Put Your MacBook to Sleep and Wake It Up
    12. Log Out, Shut Down, and Resume
  5. Chapter 2: Configuring Your MacBook
    1. Change the Desktop Background
    2. Set Up a Screen Saver
    3. Configure Battery and Sleep Settings
    4. Customize the Dock
    5. Configure the Menu Bar and Control Center
    6. Add or Remove Desktop Spaces
    7. Create Hot Corners to Control Screen Display
    8. Make the Screen Easier to See
    9. Configure the Appearance, Accent, and Highlight
    10. Configure the Keyboard
    11. Configure the Trackpad or Other Pointing Device
    12. Configure iCloud Settings
    13. Add a Second Display
    14. Using an Apple TV and HDTV as an Extra Display
    15. Using an iPad as an Extra Display and Input Device
    16. Connect External Devices
    17. Explore Other Important Settings
  6. Chapter 3: Sharing Your MacBook with Others
    1. Create a User Account
    2. Configure Your MacBook for Multiple Users
    3. Share Your MacBook with Fast User Switching
    4. Set Up Family Sharing
    5. Turn On Screen Time and Set Downtime
    6. Set Time Limits for Apps and Websites
    7. Make Apps Always Available to a User
    8. Apply Content and Privacy Restrictions
    9. Review a User’s Actions
  7. Chapter 4: Running Apps
    1. Open an App and Quit It
    2. Install an App from the App Store
    3. Install an App from a Third-Party Source
    4. Run an App Full Screen
    5. Set Apps to Run Automatically at Login
    6. Using Split View
    7. Switch Quickly Among Apps
    8. Switch Apps Using Mission Control
    9. Set Up Dictation and Spoken Content
    10. Using Dictation and Spoken Content
    11. Configure and Invoke Siri
    12. Perform Tasks with Siri
    13. Remove Apps
    14. Identify Problem Apps
    15. Force a Crashed App to Quit
    16. Revert to an Earlier Version of a Document
  8. Chapter 5: Managing Your Files and Folders
    1. Understanding Where to Store Files
    2. Using the Finder’s Views
    3. Work with Finder Tabs
    4. View a File with Quick Look
    5. Organize Your Desktop Files with Stacks
    6. Search for a File or Folder
    7. Control Which Folders Spotlight Searches
    8. Create a New Folder
    9. Rename a File or Folder
    10. Copy a File
    11. Move a File
    12. View the Information About a File or Folder
    13. Organize Your Files with Tags
    14. Work with Zip Files
    15. Using the Trash
    16. Customize the Finder Toolbar
    17. Customize the Sidebar
    18. Configure Finder Preferences
  9. Chapter 6: Surfing the Web
    1. Open Safari and Customize Your Start Page
    2. Open a Web Page
    3. Follow a Link to a Web Page
    4. Open Several Web Pages at Once
    5. Navigate Among Web Pages
    6. Return to a Recently Visited Page
    7. Play Music and Videos on the Web
    8. Set Your Home Page and Search Engine
    9. Create Bookmarks for Web Pages
    10. Using Reader View and Reading List
    11. Organize Safari Tabs into Tab Groups
    12. Download a File
    13. Configure Safari for Security and Privacy
  10. Chapter 7: Sending and Receiving E-Mail
    1. Set Up Your E-Mail Accounts
    2. Send an E-Mail Message
    3. Receive and Read Your Messages
    4. Reply to a Message
    5. Forward a Message
    6. Send a File via E-Mail
    7. Receive a File via E-Mail
    8. View E-Mail Messages by Conversations
    9. Block and Unblock Contacts
    10. Reduce the Amount of Spam You Receive
  11. Chapter 8: Chatting and Calling
    1. Set Up Messages and Choose Preferences
    2. Chat with a Contact
    3. Send and Receive Files with Messages
    4. Sign In to FaceTime and Set Preferences
    5. Make and Receive FaceTime Calls
    6. Configure and Use Handoff with Your iPhone
  12. Chapter 9: Organizing Your Life
    1. Manage Your Apple ID and iCloud Account
    2. Navigate the Calendar App
    3. Create a New Calendar
    4. Create an Event
    5. Share an iCloud Calendar with Other People
    6. Subscribe to a Shared Calendar
    7. Add Someone to Your Contacts
    8. Change a Contact’s Information
    9. Organize Contacts into Groups
    10. Create Notes
    11. Track Your Commitments with Reminders
    12. Get Directions in the Maps App
  13. Chapter 10: Enjoying Music, Video, and Books
    1. Add Your Music to the Music App
    2. Set Up Home Sharing
    3. Play Songs
    4. Create Playlists
    5. Create Smart Playlists
    6. Listen to Apple Radio and Internet Radio
    7. Enjoy Podcasts
    8. Play Videos with the TV App
    9. Read Books
  14. Chapter 11: Making the Most of Your Photos
    1. Import Photos
    2. Browse Your Photos
    3. Select Photos from Bursts
    4. Crop a Photo
    5. Rotate or Straighten a Photo
    6. Improve a Photo’s Colors
    7. Add Filters to Photos
    8. Create Photo Albums
    9. Create and Play Slide Shows
    10. E-Mail a Photo
    11. Take Photos or Movies of Yourself
  15. Chapter 12: Networking, Security, and Troubleshooting
    1. Transfer Files Using AirDrop
    2. Connect to a Shared Folder
    3. Share a Folder
    4. Connect to a Shared or Network Printer
    5. Turn Off Automatic Login
    6. Enable and Configure the Firewall
    7. Choose Privacy Settings
    8. Reclaim Space by Emptying the Trash
    9. Keep Your MacBook Current with Updates
    10. Control Checking for Software and App Updates
    11. Back Up Your Files
    12. Recover Files from Backup
    13. Recover When macOS Crashes
    14. Troubleshoot Corrupt Preference Files
    15. Recover, Restore, or Reinstall macOS
  16. Index
  17. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook Pro & MacBook Air, 6th Edition
  • Author(s): Guy Hart-Davis
  • Release date: April 2022
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781119892991