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Table of Contents

  1. Welcome to Macintosh

    1. Chapter 1 How the Mac Is Different

      1. Power On, Dude
      2. Right-Clicking and Shortcut Menus
      3. Logging Out, Shutting Down
      4. The Menu Bar
      5. Finder = Windows Explorer
      6. Dock = Taskbar
      7. Menulets = Tray
      8. Keyboard Differences
      9. Disk Differences
      10. Where Your Stuff Is
      11. Window Controls
      12. Terminology Differences
    2. Chapter 2 Folders, Dock & Windows

      1. Getting into OS X
      2. The Four Window Views
      3. Icon View
      4. List View
      5. Column View
      6. Cover Flow View
      7. Quick Look
      8. The Dock
      9. Setting Up the Dock
      10. Using the Dock
      11. The Finder Toolbar
      12. Getting Help in OS X
    3. Chapter 3 Files, Icons & Spotlight

      1. Renaming Icons
      2. Selecting Icons
      3. Moving and Copying Icons
      4. Aliases: Icons in Two Places at Once
      5. Color Labels
      6. The Trash
      7. Get Info
      8. Shortcut Menus, Action Menus
      9. The Spotlight Menu
      10. The Spotlight Window
      11. Customizing Spotlight
      12. Smart Folders
    4. Chapter 4 Documents, Programs & Mission Control

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

      1. Power Typing
      2. Dictation
      3. The Many Languages of OS X Text
      4. Data Detectors
      5. Moving Data Between Documents
      6. Exchanging Data with Other Macs
      7. Exchanging Data with Windows PCs
      8. The Mountain Lion Share Button
      9. Time Machine
  2. Making the Move

    1. Chapter 6 Transferring Your Files to the Mac

      1. Transfers by Apple Genius
      2. The Windows Migration Assistant
      3. Manual Network Transfers
      4. Transfers by Disk
      5. Transfers by File-Sending Web Site
      6. Transfers by Email
      7. Where to Put Your Copied Files
      8. Document Conversion Issues
    2. Chapter 7 Special Software, Special Problems

      1. ACDSee
      2. Acrobat Reader
      3. ACT
      4. Ad Subtract (Pop-Up Stopper)
      5. Adobe [your favorite program here]
      6. AOL
      7. AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)
      8. Children’s Software
      9. Chrome
      10. Easy CD Creator
      11. Encarta
      12. Eudora
      13. Excel
      14. Firefox
      15. Games
      16. Google Desktop Search
      17. Google Earth
      18. Google Chrome
      19. ICQ
      20. Internet Explorer
      21. iTunes
      22. McAfee VirusScan
      23. Microsoft Access
      24. Microsoft Money
      25. Microsoft Office
      26. Microsoft Publisher
      27. Microsoft Visio
      28. Minesweeper
      29. MSN Messenger
      30. NaturallySpeaking
      31. Netscape
      32. Newsgroup Readers
      33. Norton AntiVirus
      34. Norton Utilities
      35. Notepad
      36. Outlook/Outlook Express/Windows Mail
      37. Paint Shop Pro
      38. Palm Desktop
      39. Picasa
      40. PowerPoint
      41. QuickBooks
      42. Quicken
      43. RealPlayer
      44. RssReader
      45. Skype
      46. SnagIt (Screenshots)
      47. Solitaire
      48. Street Atlas USA
      49. TaxCut, TurboTax
      50. WinAmp, MusicMatch
      51. Windows Media Player
      52. WinZip
      53. Word
      54. WordPerfect
      55. Yahoo Messenger
    3. Chapter 8 Windows on Macintosh

      1. Boot Camp
      2. Windows in a Window
      3. Life with Microsoft Exchange
    4. Chapter 9 Hardware on the Mac

      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. Digital Cameras
      9. Disks
      10. Startup Disks
      11. Erasing a Disk
      12. Burning CDs and DVDs
      13. iTunes: The Digital Jukebox
      14. DVD Movies
      15. AirPlay
      16. Keyboards
      17. Mouse
      18. Monitors
      19. Scanners
  3. Making Connections

    1. Chapter 10 Internet Setup & iCloud

      1. Network Central and Multihoming
      2. Broadband Connections
      3. Cellular Modems
      4. Tethering
      5. Dial-Up Modem Connections
      6. Switching Locations
      7. Internet Sharing
      8. iCloud
      9. Internet Location Files
    2. Chapter 11 Mail & Contacts

      1. Checking Your Mail
      2. Writing Messages
      3. Stationery
      4. Reading Email
      5. VIPs
      6. The Anti-Spam Toolkit
      7. Contacts
    3. Chapter 12 Safari & Messages

      1. Browsing Basics
      2. The Unified Address/Search Bar
      3. Bookmarks
      4. 14 Tips for Better Surfing
      5. Tabbed Browsing
      6. Privacy and Security Features
      7. Messages
      8. iMessages
      9. The Traditional Chat Networks
      10. Let the Chat Begin
      11. Text Chatting
      12. Audio Chats
      13. Video Chats
      14. Juggling Chats and Windows
      15. Sharing Your Screen
      16. Messages Theater
  4. Putting Down Roots

    1. Chapter 13 Accounts, Parental Controls & Security

      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 & Screen Sharing

      1. Wiring the Network
      2. File Sharing: Three Ways
      3. Accessing Shared Files
      4. Networking with Windows
      5. Screen Sharing
    3. Chapter 15 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
    4. Chapter 16 The Freebie Programs

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

    1. Appendix 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 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 The Windows-to-Mac Dictionary

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

      1. Startup Keystrokes
  1. Colophon