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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. The Preview Pane
      8. Quick Look
      9. Finder Tabs
      10. The Dock
      11. Setting Up the Dock
      12. Using the Dock
      13. The Finder Toolbar
      14. 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. Finder Tags
      6. The Trash
      7. Get Info
      8. Shortcut Menus, Action Menus
      9. Spotlight
      10. Customizing Spotlight
      11. Smart Folders
    4. Chapter 4 Documents, Programs & Mission Control

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

      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 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 Dropbox, iCloud Drive, or OneDrive
      5. Transfers by Disk
      6. Transfers by File-Sending Web Site
      7. Transfers by Email
      8. Where to Put Your Copied Files
      9. 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. NaturallySpeaking
      30. Netscape
      31. Newsgroup Readers
      32. Norton AntiVirus
      33. Norton Utilities
      34. Notepad
      35. Outlook/Outlook Express/Windows Mail
      36. PaintShop Pro
      37. Picasa
      38. PowerPoint
      39. QuickBooks
      40. Quicken
      41. RealPlayer
      42. RssReader
      43. Skype
      44. Snagit (Screenshots)
      45. Solitaire
      46. Street Atlas USA
      47. TaxCut, TurboTax
      48. Winamp, MusicMatch
      49. Windows Media Player
      50. WinZip
      51. Word
      52. WordPerfect
      53. Yahoo Messenger
    3. Chapter 8 Windows on the Mac

      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. DVD Movies
      12. iTunes: The Digital Jukebox
      13. AirPlay
      14. Keyboards
      15. Mouse
      16. Monitors
      17. Scanners
  3. Yosemite Online

    1. Chapter 10 Internet Setup & iCloud

      1. Network Central and Multihoming
      2. Broadband Connections
      3. Ethernet Connections
      4. WiFi Connections
      5. Cellular Modems
      6. Tethering (Personal Hotspot)
      7. Dial-Up Modem Connections
      8. Switching Locations
      9. Internet Sharing
      10. Meet iCloud
      11. Family Sharing
      12. More iCloud Features
    2. Chapter 11 Mail & Contacts

      1. Setting Up Your Accounts
      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
    3. Chapter 12 Safari

      1. Browsing Basics
      2. The Unified Address/Search Bar
      3. Bookmarks, Favorites, Top Sites
      4. Full Screen and Gestures
      5. Customizing the Toolbar
      6. Saved Passwords: The iCloud Keychain
      7. Tips for Better Surfing
      8. Tabbed Browsing
      9. Privacy and Security Features
    4. Chapter 13 Messages

      1. Welcome to Messages
      2. Setting Up Messages
      3. Let the Chat Begin
      4. Text Chats
      5. Audio Chats
      6. Video Chats
      7. Sharing Your Screen
  4. Putting Down Roots

    1. Chapter 14 Mac+iPhone: Handoff, AirDrop & Continuity

      1. Mac as Speakerphone
      2. Texting from the Mac
      3. Instant Hotspot
      4. Handoff
      5. AirDrop
    2. Chapter 15 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. Privacy Shields
    3. Chapter 16 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
    4. Chapter 17 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
    5. Chapter 18 Notifications

      1. Insta-Respond to Bubbles
      2. Shutting Up the Bubbles
      3. The Notification Center
    6. Chapter 19 The Free Programs

      1. Your Free OS X Programs
      2. App Store
      3. Automator, AppleScript
      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. Image Capture
      17. iMovie
      18. iPhoto/Photos
      19. iTunes
      20. Launchpad
      21. Mail
      22. Maps
      23. Messages
      24. Mission Control
      25. Notes
      26. Numbers, Pages
      27. Photo Booth
      28. Preview
      29. QuickTime Player
      30. Reminders
      31. Safari
      32. Stickies
      33. System Preferences
      34. TextEdit
      35. Time Machine
      36. Utilities: Your OS X Toolbox
  5. 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 “Where’d It Go?” Dictionary

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

      1. Startup Keystrokes
    5. Appendix Colophon