OS X Mountain Lion on Demand, 2nd Edition
Need answers quickly? OS X Mountain Lion on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.
Inside the Book
• Find and preview everything you need with Spotlight
• Master the OS X Mountain Lion user interface and file management
• Use the App Store and full-screen apps for maximum efficiency
• Explore the Internet with Safari and send e-mail with Mail
• Manage and play digital music with iTunes and iPod or iPhone
• Chat online instantly with Messages and FaceTime
• Manage and share your schedule with Calendar
• Send files wirelessly to anyone around you with AirDrop
• Keep your files backed up with Time Machine
• Automatically save document changes as you work with Auto Save
• Use multi-touch gestures and keyboard shortcuts to save time
• Post content straight to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or Vimeo
• Use Microsoft Windows along with Mountain Lion
Bonus Online Content
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• Workshops and related files
• Keyboard shortcuts
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This review is from: OS X Mountain Lion on Demand (2nd Edition) (Paperback)This book is an excellent tool for one's i Mac. Every time Apple changes their operating system I purchase this brand book only.
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This review is from: OS X Mountain Lion on Demand (2nd Edition) (Paperback)For newer and not so new users of OSX. Lots of detailed setup info very nicely organized. OSX is pretty complex so this will help most users with stuff they have never done before. Bought a second copy for my brother who is 2 years into an iMac.
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Table of Contents
1 Getting Started with OS X Mountain Lion 1
Starting OS X 2
Exploring the Finder and Desktop 4 New!
Using the Mouse or Multi-Touch Gestures 6
Working with Menus, Toolbars, and Panes 7
Using Menus for Quick Results 8
Choosing Dialog Options 9
Working with Icons 10
Viewing Windows 12
Managing Windows 14
Using the Sidebar 16
Using Toolbars 17 New!
Displaying and Using the Dock 18
Displaying and Using Stacks on the Dock 19
Exposing Windows in Mission Control 20 New!
Grouping Windows in Mission Control 21 New!
Switching Users 22 New!
Sleeping, Restarting, and Shutting Down 24
2 Managing Files and Folders 25
Opening and Viewing Disks 26 New!
Viewing and Opening Documents 28
Changing the Window View 30
Arranging Files and Folders in Icons View 32
Working with Files and Folders in List View 34
Viewing Files with Cover Flow View 36
Working with Files and Folders in Columns View 37
Viewing Files Using Quick Look 38 New!
Going to Common or Recent Places 39 New!
Organizing Files and Folders by Color 40
Creating and Renaming Files and Folders 42
Copying and Moving Files and Folders 44
Using Spring-Loaded Folders 46
Sharing Files Using Online Services 47 New!
Deleting and Restoring Files and Folders 48
Getting and Setting File Information 50
Creating a CD or DVD Using the Finder 52
Mounting and Ejecting Disks 54
3 Finding What You Want with Spotlight 55
Finding Information Using Spotlight 56
Finding Information in the Spotlight Window 58
Filtering Spotlight Results 60
Grouping and Sorting Spotlight Results 62
Working with Spotlight Results 63
Setting Spotlight Preferences 64
Searching for Files Using the Find Window 66
Searching for Hard to Find Information 68
Working with Find Window Results 69
Creating and Using Smart Folders 70
Getting Help While You Work 72
Getting Help Using Spotlight 74
4 Customizing the Finder 75
Understanding Finder Preferences 76
Showing Icons on the Desktop 77
Customizing the Way Windows Open 78
Showing or Hiding File Extensions 79
Customizing Finder Window Views 80
Customizing the Toolbar 82
Customizing the Sidebar 84 New!
Customizing the Dock 86 New!
Creating Aliases 88
Customizing Mission Control 90 New!
Using Simple Finder 92
5 Setting System Preferences 93
Understanding System Preferences 94 New!
Viewing System Preferences 96
Locking and Unlocking Preference Settings 97
Changing Appearance Options 98 New!
Setting Up the Desktop 100
Setting Up Screen Savers 101 New!
Setting the Date and Time 102
Changing Language Options 104
Changing Text Substitution Options 106
Saving Energy and Managing Power 108 New!
Selecting a Startup Disk 110
Changing the Way a CD or DVD Starts 111
Controlling Sound 112
Dictating Your Speech 114 New!
Letting Mac Do the Talking 116
Setting Accessibility Options 118 New!
Having VoiceOver Read from the Screen 120 New!
Setting VoiceOver Preferences 122 New!
Using VoiceOver Commands 124
Setting Ink Preferences 126
6 Using OS X Applications 127
Getting Apps from the App Store 128 New!
Downloading and Installing Apps 130 New!
Using OS X Apps 131 New!
Launching Apps 132 New!
Opening Apps and Files 134 New!
Viewing Full Screen Apps 135 New!
Switching Between Apps 136
Quitting Apps 138
Playing Chess 139 New!
Playing Games with the Game Center 140 New!
Creating a Contacts List 142 New!
Editing a Contacts List 144 New!
Managing and Sharing a Contacts List 146 New!
Performing Calculations and Conversions 148
Capturing Images with a Digital Camera 150
Capturing Screen Shots with Grab 151
Previewing Images and PDF’s 152 New!
Using Apps with Auto Save 154 New!
Creating Sticky Notes 155
Managing Fonts with Font Book 156 New!
Activating, Deactivating, and Customizing Fonts 157
Working with Dashboard 158 New!
Adding and Removing Dashboard Widgets 160 New!
Creating a Web Clip Dashboard Widget 162
7 Working with Documents 163
Creating and Opening a Document 164 New!
Editing Text 166
Recognizing Handwriting Ink 168
Making Corrections 170 New!
Making Text Substitutions 171
Checking Spelling and Grammar 172
Looking Up Words with Dictionary 174 New!
Finding and Replacing Text 176
Formatting Text 178
Displaying Rulers 179
Setting Paragraph Tabs 180
Setting Paragraph Indents 181
Changing Character Spacing 182
Changing Line Spacing 183
Adding Lists and Tables 184
Applying and Creating a Style 186
Inserting Special Characters 188
Adding Pictures, Movies, or Files to a Document 189
Saving and Closing a Document 190 New!
Using TextEdit for Web Design 192
Setting TextEdit Preferences 194
8 Printing and Faxing 195
Understanding Printers 196
Understanding Printer Drivers 197
Adding or Removing a Printer 198 New!
Setting Print Settings 200
Sharing a Printer 202
Setting Up Page Options 204
Setting Basic Print Options 206
Previewing Documents 208 New!
Saving Documents as PDF Documents 209
Managing Print Queues 210
Creating a Cover Page 211
Scanning Documents 212
Sending Fax Documents 214
Receiving Faxes Automatically 216
9 Exploring the Internet 217
Connecting to the Internet 218
Setting Up a Modem Connection 220
Setting Up an Ethernet Connection 221
Setting Up a Wireless Connection 222
Setting Up Multiple Connections 223
Making an Internet Connection 224
Understanding Web Sites and Browsers 225
Starting and Customizing Safari 226 New!
Viewing the Safari Window 227 New!
Browsing the Web 228
Browsing the Web Using Tabs 230 New!
Using the Reader and Reading List 232 New!
Viewing Top Sites 234
Changing the Home Page 235
Viewing a History List 236
Bookmarking a Web Page 237 New!
Working with Bookmarks 238
Filling Out Forms on the Web 240 New!
Searching the Web 242 New!
Printing a Web Page 244
Viewing PDF Files 245
Saving a Web Page 246 New!
Saving Pictures or Text from a Web Page 247
Downloading Files Safely from the Web 248
Setting Safari Preferences 250
Setting Security Preferences 252 New!
Blocking Pop-Up Windows 254
Changing Web Notifications 255 New!
Selecting a Default Browser and Search 256
10 Exchanging E_Mail Messages 257
Setting Up Accounts in One Place 258 New!
Starting Mail 259
Setting Up an Account 260
Managing Accounts 262
Viewing the Mail Window 264
Composing and Sending an E-Mail 265
Addressing an E-Mail 266
Adding Stationery to E-Mail 268
Formatting Message Text 269
Adding an E-Mail Signature 270
Customizing the Mail Window 271
Receiving and Reading E-Mail 272 New!
Responding to E-Mail 274
Sending and Retrieving a File 276
Managing E-Mail 278
Deleting E-Mail 280
Saving E-Mail 282
Searching E-Mail for Text 283
Blocking and Flagging E-Mail 284
Diverting Incoming E-Mail to Mailboxes 286
Creating a Smart Mailbox 287
Creating a VIP List 288 New!
11 Sending Instant Messages 289
Creating a Messages Account 290 New!
Starting Messages 292 New!
Viewing Messages 293
Changing My Status 294
Using the Messages Status Menu 295
Adding a Buddy 296
Changing a Buddy Picture 297
Creating and Managing Buddy Groups 298
Sending and Receiving Messages 300 New!
Sending a File During a Message 302 New!
Working with Messages 303 New!
Having an Audio and Video Chat 304 New!
Enhancing a Video Chat 306
Changing Chat Message Options 307 New!
Chatting on a Local Network 308
Changing the Chat Message Appearance 310
Getting Chat Notification Alerts 311
Blocking a Buddy 312
Getting Started with FaceTime 313
Making a Video Call with FaceTime 314
12 Working with Music and Media 315
Starting and Setting Up iTunes 316
Viewing the iTunes Window 317
Setting Up iTunes to Automatically Play CDs 318
Getting and Playing Music from CDs 319
Getting Media from the iTunes Store 320
Using and Creating Playlists 322
Adding Media to a Playlist 324
Socializing with Ping 325
Subscribing and Playing Podcasts 326
Using iPod, iPhone, iPad with iTunes 327
Listening to Internet Radio 328
Streaming a Mac to Apple TV 329 New!
Burning CDs and Exporting to MP3 Players 330
Setting iTunes Preferences 332
Capturing Photos in Photo Booth 333 New!
Recording Movies in Photo Booth 334 New!
Adding Photo Booth Effects 335
Playing and Browsing DVD Movies 336
Customizing the DVD Player 337
Playing QuickTime Movies 338
Creating QuickTime Movies 340 New!
Exploring iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto 342
13 Sharing Information in the Cloud 343
Joining the iCloud Community 344 New!
Setting iCloud Preferences 346 New!
Sharing with Back to My Mac 348
Finding Your Mac 349
Using iCloud on the Mac 350 New!
Using iCloud Enabled Apps 352 New!
Using iCloud on the Web 354
14 Tracking and Managing Information 357
Viewing the Calendar Window 358
Changing Calendar Views 359 New!
Creating and Working with Calendars 360 New!
Adding and Editing Calendar Events 362
Inviting Attendees to Calendar Events 364
Printing Calendars 365
Publishing and Subscribing to a Calendar 366
Sharing an iCloud Calendar 368
Creating Reminder Lists 370 New!
Working with Reminder Lists 372 New!
Adding Notifications to Reminders 374 New!
Enabling Accounts for Reminders and Notes 375 New!
Creating and Managing Notes 376 New!
Using the Notification Center 378 New!
Posting Tweets to Twitter 380 New!
15 Setting Up Accounts and Maintaining Security 381
Understanding User Accounts 382
Activating the Login Window 383
Adding a User Account 384
Deleting a User Account 385
Setting File Access Permissions 386
Setting Account Access Privileges 387 New!
Setting Parental Controls 388 New!
Specifying Log In and Start Up Items 390
Setting Fast User Switching 392
Setting Security Preferences 393 New!
Setting Privacy Preferences 394 New!
Protecting Your Computer with FileVault 395
Restoring Password Access 396
Adding Keychains and Passwords 398
Working with Keychains and Passwords 399
Modifying Keychains and Passwords 400
Managing Files with the Home Folder 402
16 Managing Files Using a Network 403
Using Network Sharing Services 404
Setting Up File Sharing 406
Sharing an Internet Connection 408
Configuring an Internet Firewall 409
Setting Up a Local Area Network 410
Setting Up a Network Connection 411
Setting Up for Different Network Connections 412
Setting Up a Bluetooth Wireless Network 413 New!
Moving Items with Bluetooth 414
Setting Bluetooth Preferences 415
Browsing the Network with the Finder 416
Connecting to Another Computer 418
Sharing Files or Folders with Others 420
Sending Files Wirelessly with AirDrop 421
Controlling a Computer with Screen Sharing 422 New!
Setting Up Mac and Windows to Share Files 424
Connecting from a Windows 7 or Vista Computer 425
Connecting from a Windows XP Computer 426
Connecting to a Network Over the Internet 428
Exploring Additional Utility Applications 430
17 Maintaining Your Computer 431
Downloading and Updating Software 432 New!
Automating Software Updates 433 New!
Opening Compressed Files 434
Compressing and Uncompressing Files and Folders 435
Using Application Services 436 New!
Understanding Disk File Systems 437
Formatting and Copying a Disk 438
Fixing Disk Problems 440
Fixing Disk Permission Problems 441
Erasing a CD or DVD Disc 442
Migrating Information Between Macs 443
Monitoring System Activities 444
Viewing System Messages with the Console 446
Viewing System Information 447
Forcing a Restart 448
18 Managing Hardware 449
Installing Hardware Devices 450
Removing Hardware Devices 451
Viewing Hardware Settings 452
Changing Keyboard Settings 453
Changing Mouse Settings 454
Changing Trackpad Settings 455
Changing Monitor Display Settings 456 New!
Measuring Display Colors with the Digital Color Meter 458
Selecting Colors with the Color Picker 459
Matching Colors to Devices with ColorSync 460
Configuring Audio MIDI Devices 462 New!
Preventing Hardware Problems 464
19 Working with OS X Along with Windows 465
Preparing a Mac for Windows 466 New!
Installing Windows on a Mac 468 New!
Starting Up with OS X or Windows 470
Using Windows on a Mac 472 New!
Removing Windows 474 New!
20 Backing Up Everything with Time Machine 477
Setting Up Time Machine for Backups 478 New!
Performing a Backup 479 New!
Excluding Items from a Backup 480
Working with a Backup 481
Recovering Backed Up Items 482
Recovering an Entire Computer System 484
Creating a Disk Image to Backup Files 486
Burning a CD or DVD from a Disk Image 488
Restoring a Disk Image 489
Backing Up Files onto a CD or DVD 490
21 Automating Your Work 491
Introducing Automator 492
Viewing the Automator Window 494
Getting Started with Automator 495
Opening an Existing Workflow 496
Opening an Example Workflow 497
Working with an Example Workflow 498
Adding Actions to a Workflow 500
Adding Variables to an Action 501
Recording an Action 502
Working with Workflows 503
Running and Stopping a Workflow 504
Saving a Workflow 505 New!
Using a Workflow as Plug-ins 506
Understanding AppleScript Basics 507
Using Ready-Made AppleScripts 508
Writing and Recording AppleScripts 510
Using AppleScript with Automator 512
Appendix A: Installing OS X Mountain Lion 513
Preparing to Install OS X Mountain Lion 514 New!
Determining the Current OS X Version 515
Getting Mac Information 516
Getting OS X Mountain Lion from the App Store 517 New!
Installing OS X Mountain Lion 518 New!
Reinstalling OS X Mountain Lion 520 New!
New Features 521 New!
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