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Mac OS X Snow Leopard Just the Steps For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-46270-6
240 pages
September 2009
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Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the newest version of the Mac operating system, with extra power and additional cool features. Mac OS X Snow Leopard Just The Steps For Dummies is the quick step-by-step way to get up and running on this new beast.

This down-to-basics guide features numbered steps and easy-to-follow screen shots that show you exactly how to accomplish more than 150 tasks with Snow Leopard. You’ll learn to:

  • Modify the look of the desktop and customize keyboard shortcuts
  • Create and manage user accounts
  • Save energy by adjusting power settings
  • Install and use the iWork productivity suite
  • Browse the Internet with Safari or Firefox
  • Design and publish a blog or a Web page with iWeb
  • Configure iChat for use with GoogleTalk
  • Set up iTunes and export songs to your iPod
  • Make movies with iMovie and burn them to DVDs
  • Download photos from your camera and organize them in iPhoto
  • Connect your Mac to a Windows network
  • Encrypt your files, safeguard against viruses, and install a firewall

Each task is clearly presented, with step-by-step instructions and corresponding views of what you’ll see on the screen at each step. Mac OS X Snow Leopard Just The Steps For Dummies makes it easy to find what you want to do, and even easier to do it!

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Introduction.

Part I: Using OS X.

Chapter 1: Customizing OS X.

Chapter 2: Creating and Managing User Accounts.

Chapter 3: Managing Files and Folders.

Chapter 4: Adjusting System Preferences.

Part II: Getting to Work in OS X.

Chapter 5: Utilizing OS X Applications.

Chapter 6: Using Productivity Software.

Chapter 7: Using Dashboard.

Part III: Going Online with Your Mac.

Chapter 8: Sending E-Mail and Browsing the Internet.

Chapter 9: Using MobileMe.

Chapter 10: Web Designing with iWeb.

Chapter 11: Chatting on Your Mac.

Part IV: Using Multimedia.

Chapter 12: Using iTunes, iPods, and iPhones.

Chapter 13: Working with Third-Party MP3 Players.

Chapter 14: Watching Videos and DVDs.

Chapter 15: Viewing, Organizing, and Improving Pictures.

Chapter 16: Making Movies.

Part V: Networking Your Mac.

Chapter 17: Networking Wirelessly with AirPort.

Chapter 18: Sharing Resources.

Chapter 19: Connecting to Windows PCs and Older Macs.

Chapter 20: Networking Safely.

Part VI: Extending Your Mac’s Capabilities.

Chapter 21: Connecting to Bluetooth Devices.

Chapter 22: Upgrading Your Mac.

Chapter 23: Installing and Using Windows Programs.

Index.

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