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Table of Contents

  1. The Mac OS X Desktop

    1. Chapter 1 Folders and Windows

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

      1. The Mac 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
    3. Chapter 3 Spotlight

      1. The Spotlight Menu
      2. The Spotlight Window
      3. Customizing Spotlight
      4. The Find Command
      5. Smart Folders
    4. Chapter 4 Dock, Desktop, and Toolbar

      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. Applications in Mac OS X

    1. Chapter 5 Documents, Programs, and Dashboard

      1. Opening Mac OS X Programs
      2. The “Heads-Up” Program Switcher
      3. Exposé: Death to Window Clutter
      4. Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Way
      5. How Documents Know Their Parents
      6. Keyboard Control
      7. The Save and Open Dialog Boxes
      8. Three Kinds of Programs: Cocoa, Carbon, Classic
      9. The Cocoa Difference
      10. Installing Mac OS X Programs
      11. Dashboard
    2. Chapter 6 Mac OS 9 Programs—and Windows Programs

      1. Two Roads to Mac OS 9
      2. Classic: Mac OS 9 on Mac OS X
      3. Restarting in Mac OS 9
      4. Three Tricks for Faster Switching
      5. Boot Camp: Your Mac as Windows PC
      6. Parallels: Windows in a Window
    3. Chapter 7 Moving Data

      1. Moving Data Between Documents
      2. Exchanging Data with Other Macs
      3. Exchanging Data with Windows PCs
    4. Chapter 8 Automator and AppleScript

      1. Introducing Automator
      2. Building Your Own Workflow
      3. Workflows as Programs and Plug-ins
      4. Getting Started with AppleScript
  3. The Components of Mac OS X

    1. Chapter 9 System Preferences

      1. The System Preferences Window
      2. .Mac
      3. Accounts
      4. Appearance
      5. Bluetooth
      6. CDs & DVDs
      7. Classic
      8. Dashboard & Exposé
      9. Date & Time
      10. Desktop & Screen Saver
      11. Displays
      12. Dock
      13. Energy Saver
      14. International
      15. Keyboard & Mouse
      16. Network
      17. Print & Fax
      18. QuickTime
      19. Security
      20. Sharing
      21. Software Update
      22. Sound
      23. Speech
      24. Spotlight
      25. Startup Disk
      26. Universal Access
    2. Chapter 10 The Free Programs

      1. Your Free Mac OS X Programs
      2. Address Book
      3. AppleScript
      4. Calculator
      5. Chess
      6. Dictionary
      7. DVD Player
      8. Font Book
      9. Front Row
      10. GarageBand
      11. iCal
      12. iChat, iSync
      13. iDVD
      14. Image Capture
      15. iMovie
      16. Internet Connect
      17. iPhoto
      18. iSync
      19. iTunes
      20. Mail
      21. Photo Booth
      22. Preview
      23. QuickTime Player
      24. Safari
      25. Sherlock
      26. Stickies
      27. System Preferences
      28. TextEdit
      29. Utilities: Your Mac OS X Toolbox
    3. Chapter 11 CDs, DVDs, and iTunes

      1. How the Mac Does Disks
      2. Burning CDs and DVDs
      3. iTunes: The Digital Jukebox
      4. DVD Movies
  4. The Technologies of Mac OS X

    1. Chapter 12 Accounts, Firewalls, and 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. Logging Out
      8. Fast User Switching
      9. The Root Account
      10. Permissions
      11. Six Mac OS X Security Shields
    2. Chapter 13 Networking

      1. Wiring the Network
      2. File Sharing
      3. Networking with Windows
      4. Dialing In from the Road
    3. Chapter 14 Graphics, Fonts, Printing, and Faxing

      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 Mac OS X
      10. Screen-Capture Keystrokes
      11. The Finder Slideshow
    4. Chapter 15 Sound, Movies, Speech, and Handwriting

      1. Playing Sounds
      2. Recording Sound
      3. QuickTime Movies
      4. Speech Recognition
      5. The Mac Reads to You
      6. VoiceOver
      7. Ink: Handwriting Recognition
    5. Chapter 16 Terminal: Doorway to Unix

      1. Terminal
      2. Navigating in Unix
      3. Working with Files and Directories
      4. Online Help
      5. Terminal’s Window Preferences
      6. Terminal Tips and Tricks
      7. Double-Clickable Unix Tools
    6. Chapter 17 Fun with Terminal

      1. Changing Permissions with Terminal
      2. Enabling the Root Account
      3. Nine Useful Unix Utilities
      4. Where to Go from Here
      5. Putting It Together
    7. Chapter 18 Hacking Mac OS X

      1. TinkerTool: Customization 101
      2. Redoing Mac OS X’s Graphics
      3. Replacing the Finder Icons
      4. Rewriting the Words
  5. Mac OS X Online

    1. Chapter 19 Internet Setup, .Mac, and iSync

      1. The Best News You’ve Heard All Day
      2. Connecting by Dial-up Modem
      3. Broadband Connections
      4. AirPort Networks
      5. Switching Locations
      6. Multihoming
      7. Internet Sharing
      8. .Mac Services
      9. iSync
      10. Internet Location Files
    2. Chapter 20 Mail and Address Book

      1. Setting Up Mail
      2. Checking Your Mail
      3. Writing Messages
      4. Reading Email
      5. The Anti-Spam Toolkit
      6. Address Book
    3. Chapter 21 Safari, iChat, and Sherlock

      1. Safari
      2. iChat
      3. Sherlock
    4. Chapter 22 SSH, FTP, VPN, and Web Sharing

      1. Web Sharing
      2. FTP
      3. Connecting from the Road
      4. Remote Access with SSH
      5. Virtual Private Networking
  6. Appendices

    1. Appendix Installing Mac OS X 10.4

      1. Getting Ready to Install
      2. Four Kinds of Installation
      3. The Basic Installation
      4. The Upgrade Installation
      5. The Clean Install
      6. Erase & Install
      7. The Setup Assistant
      8. Uninstalling Mac OS X 10.4
    2. Appendix Troubleshooting

      1. Problems That Aren’t Problems
      2. Minor Eccentric Behavior
      3. Frozen Programs (Force Quitting)
      4. The Wrong Program Opens
      5. Can’t Empty the Trash
      6. Can’t Move or Rename an Icon
      7. Application Won’t Open
      8. Startup Problems
      9. Fixing the Disk
      10. Where to Get Troubleshooting Help
    3. Appendix The “Where’d It Go?” Dictionary (Mac Version)

      1. ~ATM control panel
      2. Appearance control panel
      3. Apple DVD Player
      4. Apple Extras
      5. Apple () menu
      6. Apple Menu Options control panel
      7. AppleCD Audio Player
      8. AppleScript
      9. AppleTalk control panel
      10. Application menu
      11. Audio CD AutoPlay
      12. Balloon Help
      13. Battery Level
      14. Button View
      15. Chooser
      16. Clean Up command
      17. Click-and-a-half
      18. CloseView
      19. -Drag to scroll an icon-view window
      20. Shift--3, Shift--4
      21. Collapse box
      22. ColorSync control panel
      23. Contextual Menu Items folder
      24. Control panels
      25. Control Strip control panel
      26. Date & Time control panel
      27. Desktop clippings
      28. Desktop printers
      29. Dial Assist control panel
      30. Disk First Aid
      31. Draggable window edges
      32. Drive Setup
      33. Edit menu
      34. Eject
      35. Empty Trash
      36. Encrypt
      37. Energy Saver control panel
      38. Erase Disk
      39. Extensions
      40. Extensions Manager control panel
      41. Favorites
      42. File Exchange control panel
      43. File menu
      44. File Sharing control panel
      45. File Synchronization control panel
      46. Find Similar Files
      47. Finder (the application)
      48. Finder Preferences
      49. Fonts folder
      50. FontSync
      51. Force quitting
      52. General Controls control panel
      53. Get Info
      54. Graphing Calculator
      55. Grid Spacing
      56. Help menu
      57. Hide commands
      58. Info Strip
      59. Infrared control panel
      60. Internet control panel
      61. Internet Utilities
      62. iTunes
      63. Key Caps
      64. Keyboard control panel
      65. Keychain Access control panel
      66. Label command
      67. Launcher control panel
      68. Location Manager
      69. Locked
      70. Mac Help
      71. Mac OS Runtime for Java
      72. Map control panel
      73. Memory control panel
      74. Modem control panel
      75. Monitors control panel
      76. Mouse control panel
      77. Multiple Users control panel
      78. New Folder command
      79. Note Pad
      80. Numbers control panel
      81. Open Transport
      82. Picture 1, Picture 2...
      83. Pop-up windows
      84. Preferences folder
      85. PrintMonitor
      86. Put Away command
      87. QuickTime Settings control panel
      88. Quit command
      89. Remote Access
      90. Reset Column Positions
      91. Restart
      92. Script Editor
      93. Scripting Additions
      94. Search Internet
      95. Security
      96. Set to Standard Views
      97. Sherlock
      98. Show All
      99. Show Clipboard
      100. Show warning before emptying Trash
      101. Shut Down
      102. Shutdown Items
      103. Simple Finder
      104. SimpleSound
      105. SimpleText
      106. Size box
      107. Sleep
      108. Smart scrolling
      109. Software Update control panel
      110. Sorting triangle
      111. Sound control panel
      112. Special menu
      113. Speech control panel
      114. Spring-loaded folders
      115. Startup Disk control panel
      116. Startup Items
      117. Stationery Pad
      118. Stickies
      119. System file
      120. System Folder
      121. TCP/IP control panel
      122. TCP/IP, AppleTalk
      123. Text control panel
      124. Trackpad
      125. USB Printer Sharing
      126. View menu
      127. View Options
      128. Warn before emptying
      129. Web Pages folder
      130. Web Sharing control panel
      131. Window collapsing
      132. Zoom box
    4. Appendix The “Where’d It Go?” Dictionary (Windows Version)

      1. About [This Program]
      2. Accessibility Options control panel
      3. Active Desktop
      4. Add Hardware control panel
      5. Add or Remove Programs control panel
      6. All Programs
      7. Alt key
      8. Automatic Update
      9. Backspace key
      10. Battery Level
      11. BIOS
      12. Briefcase
      13. Calculator
      14. Camera and Scanner Wizard
      15. CDs
      16. Character Map
      17. Clean Install
      18. Clipboard
      19. Command line
      20. Control Panel
      21. Copy, Cut, Paste
      22. Ctrl key
      23. Date and Time
      24. Delete Key (Forward Delete)
      25. Desktop
      26. Directories
      27. Disk Defragmenter
      28. Disks
      29. Display control panel
      30. DLL files
      31. DOS prompt
      32. Drivers
      33. End Task dialog box
      34. Exiting programs
      35. Explorer
      36. Favorites
      37. Faxing
      38. File Sharing
      39. Floppy Disks
      40. Folder Options
      41. Fonts
      42. Help and Support
      43. Hibernation
      44. Internet Explorer
      45. Internet Options
      46. IRQs
      47. Java
      48. Keyboard control panel
      49. Logging in
      50. Mail control panel
      51. Maximize button
      52. Menus
      53. Minimize button
      54. Mouse control panel
      55. My Computer
      56. My Documents, My Pictures, My Music
      57. My Network Places
      58. Network Neighborhood
      59. Notepad
      60. Personal Web Server
      61. Phone and Modem Options control panel
      62. Power Options
      63. Printer Sharing
      64. Printers and Faxes
      65. PrntScrn key
      66. Program Files folder
      67. Properties dialog box
      68. Recycle Bin
      69. Regional and Language Options control panel
      70. Registry
      71. Run command
      72. Safe Mode
      73. ScanDisk
      74. Scheduled Tasks
      75. Scrap files
      76. Screen saver
      77. Search
      78. Shortcut menus
      79. Shortcuts
      80. Sounds and Audio Devices
      81. Speech control panel
      82. Standby mode
      83. Start menu
      84. StartUp folder
      85. System control panel
      86. System Tray
      87. Taskbar
      88. Taskbar and Start Menu control panel
      89. “Three-fingered salute”
      90. ToolTips
      91. TweakUI
      92. User Accounts control panel
      93. Window edges
      94. Windows (or WINNT) folder
      95. Windows logo key
      96. Windows Media Player
      97. Windows Messenger
      98. WordPad
      99. Zip files
    5. Appendix Where to Go From Here

      1. Web Sites
      2. Free Email Newsletters
      3. Advanced Books, Programming Books
    6. Appendix The Master Mac OS X Secret Keystroke List

      1. Startup Keystrokes
      2. In the Finder
      3. Power Keys
      4. Managing Programs
      5. Dialog Boxes
  1. Colophon