Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. The OS X Desktop

    1. 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. Yosemite’s New Preview Pane
      9. Quick Look
      10. Finder Tabs
      11. Logging Out, Shutting Down
      12. Getting Help in OS X
    2. 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. Finder Tags
      7. The Trash
      8. Get Info
      9. Shortcut Menus, Action Menus
    3. Chapter 3 Spotlight

      1. The Spotlight Menu
      2. The Searching Window
      3. Customizing Spotlight
      4. Smart Folders
    4. 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. Full Screen Mode
      8. Mission Control: Death to Window Clutter
      9. Dashboard
      10. Exposé
      11. Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Way
      12. How Documents Know Their Parents
      13. Keyboard Control
      14. The Save and Open Dialog Boxes
      15. Auto Save and Versions
      16. iCloud Drive
      17. Cocoa and Carbon
    2. Chapter 6 Data: Typing, Dictating, Sharing & Backing Up

      1. The Mac 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 Share Button ( )
      11. Time Machine
    3. Chapter 7 Mac+iPhone: Handoff, AirDrop & Continuity

      1. Mac as Speakerphone
      2. Texting from the Mac
      3. Instant Hotspot
      4. Handoff
      5. AirDrop
    4. Chapter 8 Windows on the Mac

      1. Boot Camp
      2. Windows in a Window
  3. The Components of OS X

    1. Chapter 9 System Preferences

      1. The System Preferences Window
      2. Accessibility
      3. App Store
      4. Bluetooth
      5. CDs & DVDs
      6. Date & Time
      7. Desktop & Screen Saver
      8. Dictation & Speech
      9. Displays
      10. Dock
      11. Energy Saver
      12. Extensions
      13. General
      14. iCloud
      15. Internet Accounts
      16. Keyboard
      17. Language & Region
      18. Mission Control
      19. Mouse
      20. Network
      21. Notifications
      22. Parental Controls
      23. Printers & Scanners
      24. Security & Privacy
      25. Sharing
      26. Sound
      27. Spotlight
      28. Startup Disk
      29. Time Machine
      30. Trackpad
      31. Users & Groups
    2. Chapter 10 Notifications

      1. Insta-Respond to Bubbles
      2. Shutting Up the Bubbles
      3. The Notification Center
    3. Chapter 11 The Free Programs of OS X

      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. iBooks
      16. iChat
      17. Image Capture
      18. iPhoto/Photos
      19. iMovie
      20. iTunes
      21. Launchpad
      22. Mail
      23. Maps
      24. Messages
      25. Mission Control
      26. Notes
      27. Numbers, Pages
      28. Photo Booth
      29. Preview
      30. Reminders
      31. QuickTime Player
      32. Safari
      33. Stickies
      34. System Preferences
      35. TextEdit
      36. Time Machine
      37. Utilities: Your OS X Toolbox
    4. Chapter 12 Disks, Drives & iTunes

      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
  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. OS X and Security
      10. Gatekeeper
      11. FileVault
      12. The Firewall
      13. The Password Assistant
      14. The Keychain
      15. Five Privacy Shields
    2. Chapter 14 Networking, File Sharing & AirDrop

      1. Wiring the Network
      2. File Sharing: Three Ways
      3. AirDrop
      4. Sharing Your Public Folder
      5. Sharing Any Folder
      6. Accessing Shared Files
      7. Networking with Windows
      8. Screen Sharing
      9. 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 (Personal Hotspot)
      6. Dial-Up Modem Connections
      7. Switching Locations
      8. Internet Sharing
      9. Meet iCloud
      10. iCloud Drive
      11. Photos
      12. Find My Mac, Find My iPhone
      13. Back to My Mac
      14. Family Sharing
      15. More iCloud Features
    2. Chapter 18 Mail & Contacts

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

      1. The Unified Address/Search Bar
      2. Bookmarks, Favorites, and Top Sites
      3. Full Screen and Gestures
      4. Customizing the Toolbar
      5. Saved Passwords: The iCloud Keychain
      6. 15 Tips for Better Surfing
      7. Tabbed Browsing
      8. Privacy and Security Features
    4. Chapter 20 Messages

      1. Welcome to Messages
      2. Setting Up Messages
      3. Let the Chat Begin
      4. Text Chatting
      5. Audio Chats
      6. Video Chats
      7. Sharing Your Screen
    5. Chapter 21 FTP, SSH & VPN

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

    1. Appendix Installing OS X Yosemite

      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
    5. Appendix Colophon