Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. The OS X Desktop

    1. Chapter 0 The Mountain Lion Landscape

      1. Launchpad
      2. Full-Screen Mode, Safari
      3. Full-Screen Apps, Mission Control
    2. Chapter 1 Folders & Windows

      1. Getting into OS X
      2. Windows and How to Work Them
      3. The Four Window Views
      4. Icon View
      5. List View
      6. Column View
      7. Cover Flow View
      8. Quick Look
      9. Logging Out, Shutting Down
      10. Getting Help in OS X
    3. Chapter 2 Organizing Your Stuff

      1. The OS X Folder Structure
      2. Icon Names
      3. Selecting Icons
      4. Moving and Copying Icons
      5. Aliases: Icons in Two Places at Once
      6. Color Labels
      7. The Trash
      8. Get Info
      9. Shortcut Menus, Action Menus
    4. Chapter 3 Spotlight

      1. The Spotlight Menu
      2. The Spotlight Window
      3. Customizing Spotlight
      4. Smart Folders
    5. Chapter 4 Dock, Desktop & Toolbars

      1. The Dock
      2. Setting Up the Dock
      3. Using the Dock
      4. The Finder Toolbar
      5. Designing Your Desktop
      6. Menulets: The Missing Manual
  2. Programs in OS X

    1. Chapter 5 Documents, Programs & Mission Control

      1. The Mac App Store
      2. Other Ways to Get Mac Software
      3. Opening OS X Programs
      4. Launchpad
      5. Windows that Auto-Reopen
      6. The “Heads-Up” Program Switcher
      7. Mission Control: Death to Window Clutter
      8. Dashboard
      9. Exposé
      10. Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Way
      11. How Documents Know Their Parents
      12. Keyboard Control
      13. The Save and Open Dialog Boxes
      14. Auto Save and Versions
      15. Documents in the Cloud
      16. Cocoa and Carbon
    2. Chapter 6 Data: Typing, Dictating, Sharing & Backing Up

      1. The Macintosh Keyboard
      2. Notes on Right-Clicking
      3. Power Typing
      4. Dictation
      5. The Many Languages of OS X Text
      6. Data Detectors
      7. Moving Data Between Documents
      8. Exchanging Data with Other Macs
      9. Exchanging Data with Windows PCs
      10. The Mountain Lion Share Button
      11. Time Machine
    3. Chapter 7 Automator, AppleScript & Services

      1. Services
      2. Automator
      3. Building Your Own Workflow
      4. Doing More with Automator
      5. AppleScript
    4. Chapter 8 Windows on Macintosh

      1. Boot Camp
      2. Windows in a Window
      3. Life with Microsoft Exchange
  3. The Components of OS X

    1. Chapter 9 System Preferences

      1. The System Preferences Window
      2. Accessibility
      3. Bluetooth
      4. CDs & DVDs
      5. Date & Time
      6. Desktop & Screen Saver
      7. Dictation & Speech
      8. Displays
      9. Dock
      10. Energy Saver
      11. General
      12. iCloud
      13. Keyboard
      14. Language & Text
      15. Mail, Contacts & Calendars
      16. Mission Control
      17. Mouse
      18. Network
      19. Notifications
      20. Parental Controls
      21. Print & Scan
      22. Security & Privacy
      23. Sharing
      24. Software Update
      25. Sound
      26. Spotlight
      27. Startup Disk
      28. Time Machine
      29. Trackpad
      30. Users & Groups
    2. Chapter 10 Reminders, Notes & Notification Center

      1. Notification Center
      2. Reminders
      3. Notes
    3. Chapter 11 The Other Free Programs

      1. Your Free OS X Programs
      2. Address Book
      3. App Store
      4. Automator
      5. Calculator
      6. Calendar
      7. Chess
      8. Contacts
      9. Dashboard
      10. Dictionary
      11. DVD Player
      12. FaceTime
      13. Font Book
      14. Game Center
      15. GarageBand
      16. iChat
      17. Image Capture
      18. iMovie, iPhoto
      19. iTunes
      20. Launchpad
      21. Mail
      22. Messages
      23. Mission Control
      24. Notes
      25. Photo Booth
      26. Preview
      27. Reminders
      28. QuickTime Player
      29. Safari
      30. Stickies
      31. System Preferences
      32. TextEdit
      33. Time Machine
      34. Utilities: Your OS X Toolbox
    4. Chapter 12 CDs, DVDs, iTunes & AirPlay

      1. Disks Today
      2. Disks In, Disks Out
      3. Startup Disks
      4. Erasing a Disk
      5. Burning CDs and DVDs
      6. iTunes: The Digital Jukebox
      7. DVD Movies
      8. AirPlay
  4. The Technologies of OS X

    1. Chapter 13 Accounts, Security & Gatekeeper

      1. Introducing Accounts
      2. Creating an Account
      3. Parental Controls
      4. Editing Accounts
      5. Setting Up the Login Process
      6. Signing In, Logging Out
      7. Sharing Across Accounts
      8. Fast User Switching
      9. Six OS X Security Shields
      10. And Four Privacy Shields
    2. Chapter 14 Networking, File Sharing & AirDrop

      1. Wiring the Network
      2. File Sharing: Three Ways
      3. Accessing Shared Files
      4. Networking with Windows
      5. Screen Sharing
      6. More Dialing In from the Road
    3. Chapter 15 Graphics, Fonts & Printing

      1. Mac Meets Printer
      2. Making the Printout
      3. Managing Printouts
      4. Printer Sharing
      5. Faxing
      6. PDF Files
      7. Fonts—and Font Book
      8. ColorSync
      9. Graphics in OS X
      10. Screen-Capture Keystrokes
    4. Chapter 16 Sound, Movies & Speech

      1. Playing Sounds
      2. Recording Sounds
      3. QuickTime Player
      4. The Mac Reads to You
      5. VoiceOver
      6. Ink: Handwriting Recognition
  5. OS X Online

    1. Chapter 17 Internet Setup & iCloud

      1. The Best News You’ve Heard All Day
      2. Network Central and Multihoming
      3. Broadband Connections
      4. Cellular Modems
      5. Tethering
      6. Dial-Up Modem Connections
      7. Switching Locations
      8. Internet Sharing
      9. iCloud
      10. Internet Location Files
    2. Chapter 18 Mail & Contacts

      1. Setting Up Mail
      2. Checking Your Mail
      3. Writing Messages
      4. Stationery
      5. Reading Email
      6. VIPs
      7. The Anti-Spam Toolkit
      8. Contacts (Address Book)
    3. Chapter 19 Safari

      1. Browsing Basics
      2. The New, Unified Address/Search Bar
      3. Bookmarks
      4. 15 Tips for Better Surfing
      5. Tabbed Browsing
    4. Chapter 20 Messages

      1. Welcome to Messages
      2. iMessages
      3. The Traditional Chat Networks
      4. Let the Chat Begin
      5. Text Chatting
      6. Audio Chats
      7. Video Chats
      8. Juggling Chats and Windows
      9. Sharing Your Screen
      10. Messages Theater
    5. Chapter 21 SSH, FTP, VPN & Web Sharing

      1. FTP
      2. Connecting from the Road
      3. Remote Access with SSH
      4. Virtual Private Networking
  6. Appendixes

    1. Appendix A Installing OS X Mountain Lion

      1. Hardware Requirements
      2. Psychological Requirements
      3. The Standard Installation
      4. The Setup Assistant
      5. The Homemade Installer Disk
    2. Appendix B Troubleshooting

      1. Minor Eccentric Behavior
      2. Frozen Programs (Force Quitting)
      3. Recovery Mode: Three Emergency Disks
      4. Application Won’t Open
      5. Startup Problems
      6. Fixing the Disk
      7. Where to Get Troubleshooting Help
    3. Appendix C The Windows-to-Mac Dictionary

      1. About [this program]
    4. Appendix D The Master OS X Secret Keystroke List

      1. Startup Keystrokes
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