Take Control of Using Lion
Publisher: TidBITS Publishing, Inc.
Final Release Date: November 2011
Pages: 167

This ebook will teach you how to use your Mac more effectively with OS X 10.7 Lion, whether you embrace all of Lion's new capabilities or strike a balance between old and new. Mac expert and former college professor Matt Neuburg explains how to use these important new features in Lion:

  • Auto Save: Fully Lion-savvy applications don't have Save commands—learn what's going on with Auto Save, and start to feel comfortable letting Lion do the work.
  • Resume: Find out how to enjoy the new Resume feature that re-opens applications and windows when you restart your Mac or relaunch a program. (Also, learn how to turn it off temporarily or permanently.)
  • Mission Control: Discover the many ways to enter and control Mission Control, and figure out how to make its many window-management options work for you.
  • Full-screen mode: Find out how to enter and leave full-screen mode, and see how it relates to Mission Control.
  • Launchpad: Launchpad brings the iPhone Home screen to the Mac. Learn how to use and customize Launchpad, and get ideas for additional ways to open your applications.
  • Gestures: If you have a trackpad or Magic Mouse, get ready for gestures in Lion, since there are more of them than ever before, and it's well worth learning a few. You'll learn about gestures as you read, since many Lion commands can be invoked with a gesture.

Other new-in-Lion-related questions that you'll find answers to are these:

  • What's the fun new way of entering accented characters?
  • Where'd my scrollbars go?
  • How do I make the text in my Finder window sidebar larger?
  • How do I sort items in a Finder window, and what does "Arrange" mean?
  • Where are the Appearance and the Accounts System Preference panes?
  • How do I change the size of my mouse pointer icon?
  • What's this All My Files entry in my sidebar?
  • What's the new picture-in-a-picture zooming option?
  • Where'd my user Library go?

You'll also learn how to:

  • Be nimble and efficient finding your documents and applications.
  • Take advantage of Lion's revised Open and Save dialogs.
  • Make the screen easy on your eyes.
  • Reduce "pane-ful" clutter in System Preferences.
  • Enjoy the new Lion look of spelling corrections.
  • Have your Mac read to you in many great new voices.
  • Organize your fonts so you can easily format your text.
  • Find the elusive checkbox for making the menu bar look solid.
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