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Table of Contents

  1. The Mac OS X Desktop

    1. Chapter 1 Folders & Windows

      1. Getting into Mac 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 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. 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 Mac OS X

    1. Chapter 5 Documents, Programs, & Spaces

      1. Opening Mac OS X Programs
      2. The “Heads-Up” Program Switcher
      3. Exposé: Death to Window Clutter
      4. Spaces: Your Free Quad-Display Mac
      5. Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Way
      6. How Documents Know Their Parents
      7. Keyboard Control
      8. The Save and Open Dialog Boxes
      9. Two Kinds of Programs: Cocoa and Carbon
      10. The Cocoa Difference
      11. Universal Apps (Intel Macs) and Rosetta
      12. Installing Mac OS X Programs
      13. Dashboard
      14. Web Clips: Make Your Own Widgets
    2. Chapter 6 Entering Data, Moving Data, & Time Machine

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

      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 Mac OS X

    1. Chapter 9 System Preferences

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

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

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

    1. Chapter 12 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. Five Mac OS X Security Shields
    2. Chapter 13 Networking, File Sharing, & Screen Sharing

      1. Wiring the Network
      2. File Sharing
      3. Accessing Shared Files
      4. Networking with Windows
      5. Screen Sharing
      6. More Dialing In from the Road
    3. Chapter 14 Printing, Faxing, Fonts, & Graphics

      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
    4. Chapter 15 Sound, Movies, & Speech

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

      1. Terminal
      2. Navigating in Unix
      3. Working with Files and Directories
      4. Online Help
      5. Terminal Preferences
      6. Terminal Tips and Tricks
      7. Changing Permissions with Terminal
      8. 20 Useful Unix Utilities
      9. Putting It Together
    6. Chapter 17 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. Your Bright Hacking Future
  5. Mac OS Online

    1. Chapter 18 Internet Setup & MobileMe

      1. The Best News You’ve Heard All Day
      2. Network Central—and Multihoming
      3. Broadband Connections
      4. Cellular Modems
      5. Dial-up Modem Connections
      6. Switching Locations
      7. Internet Sharing
      8. MobileMe
      9. Internet Location Files
    2. Chapter 19 Mail & Address Book

      1. Setting Up Mail
      2. Checking Your Mail
      3. Writing Messages
      4. Stationery
      5. Reading Email
      6. The Anti-Spam Toolkit
      7. RSS Feeds
      8. Notes
      9. To Dos
      10. Address Book
    3. Chapter 20 Safari

      1. Safari
      2. Tips for Better Surfing
      3. Tabbed Browsing
      4. RSS: The Missing Manual
    4. Chapter 21 iChat

      1. Welcome to iChat
      2. Three Chat Networks
      3. Signing Up
      4. The Buddy Lists
      5. Making a List
      6. Let the Chat Begin
      7. Text Chatting
      8. Audio Chats
      9. Video Chats
      10. Sharing Your Screen
      11. iChat Theater
      12. iChat Tweaks
    5. Chapter 22 SSH, FTP, VPN, & Web Sharing

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

    1. Appendix Installing Mac OS X 10.6

      1. Getting Ready to Install
      2. Two Kinds of Installation
      3. The Automatic Installation
      4. The Erase & Install Option
      5. The Setup Assistant
      6. Uninstalling Mac OS X 10.6
    2. Appendix Troubleshooting

      1. Minor Eccentric Behavior
      2. Frozen Programs (Force Quitting)
      3. Can’t Move or Rename an Icon
      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 Where to Go from Here

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

      1. Startup Keystrokes
      2. In the Finder
      3. Menu
      4. Finder Menu
      5. File Menu
      6. Edit Menu
      7. View Menu
      8. Go Menu
      9. Window Menu
      10. Help Menu
      11. Power Keys
      12. The Dock
      13. Managing Programs
      14. Dialog Boxes
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