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Mac OS X Panther in 10 Simple Steps or Less

ISBN: 978-0-7645-7292-0
598 pages
May 2004
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If you are looking to make the most of the amazing features of the new Mac OS X Panther and you need a quick and easy understanding of the technology in order to do so, then this book is for you-whether you're new to Mac OS X Panther or you need a refresher on everything from maximizing Safari(TM) as a search engine to using the command line of the Terminal. Open the book and you'll discover clear, easy-to-follow instructions for more than 250 key Mac OS X Panther tasks, each presented in ten quick steps-or less. Easy-to-navigate pages, lots of screen shots, and to-the-point directions guide you through every common (and not so common) Mac OS X Panther challenge-and help you get more done in less time.
* Each solution is ten steps-or less-to help you get the job done fast
* Self-contained two-page spreads deliver the answers you need-without flipping pages
* A no-fluff approach focuses on helping you achieve the results
* A resource packed with useful and fun ways to get the most out of Mac OS X Panther
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About the Authors.

Introduction.

Part 1: Mac OS X Basics.

Task 1: Logging In, Setting Automatic Login, and Logging Off.

Task 2: Acting as Another User.

Task 3: Shutting Down, Restarting, and Putting the Computer to Sleep.

Task 4: Setting the Clock and Date.

Task 5: Setting the Volume.

Task 6: Viewing a Contextual Menu.

Task 7: Browsing the System.

Task 8: Closing, Hiding, and Exposing Windows.

Task 9: Creating Aliases and Utilizing the Sidebar.

Task 10: Ejecting a Removable Disc.

Task 11: Taking and Printing Screen Shots.

Task 12: Installing New Software.

Part 2: Setting Up Your Desktop and Your Account.

Task 13: Changing Your Password and Icon.

Task 14: Setting Keychain Preferences.

Task 15: Setting a Background Image.

Task 16: Setting a Screen Saver.

Task 17: Customizing the Appearance of Windows and Setting Folder Options.

Task 18: Setting the Dock Preferences.

Task 19: Adding Applications, Folders, and Files to the Dock.

Task 20: Setting Applications to Start Automatically on Login.

Part 3: Utilizing Preferences and Customizing.

Task 21: Setting Finder Preferences.

Task 22: Setting the Startup Disk.

Task 23: Setting Display Preferences.

Task 24: Setting CD and DVD Preferences.

Task 25: Setting QuickTime Connection Speed.

Task 26: Setting Up Handwriting Recognition with Inkwell.

Task 27: Adjusting Sleep and Energy Saving Settings.

Task 28: Starting, Stopping, or Restarting the Classic Environment.

Task 29: Setting Mouse and Keyboard Options.

Task 30: Setting Language and Regional Preferences.

Task 31: Setting Speech Preferences.

Task 32: Using the Font Book.

Part 4: Finding and Working with Files.

Task 33: Using the Home Folder and Customized Navigation.

Task 34: Working with a File.

Task 35: Creating and Selecting Files and Folders.

Task 36: Deleting and Undeleting Files and Folders.

Task 37: Opening Files in Preview.

Task 38: Searching for Files.

Task 39: Searching for Aliases.

Task 40: Searching for Folders and Applications.

Task 41: Indexing the Hard Drive.

Task 42: Searching by Visibility and Content.

Task 43: Transferring Files by Physical Means.

Task 44: Transferring Files Using an iPod.

Part 5: Managing Users.

Task 45: Viewing and Setting Your Account Information.

Task 46: Adding a User Account.

Task 47: Changing a User’s Password.

Task 48: Changing a User’s Icon.

Task 49: Setting and Changing a User’s Permissions.

Task 50: Deleting a User’s Account.

Task 51: Setting Automatic Login.

Task 52: Switching Users Quickly.

Task 53: Setting Login Options for Users.

Task 54: Enabling the System Administrator Account.

Part 6: Word Processing with TextEdit.

Task 55: Starting and Stopping TextEdit.

Task 56: Saving a Document in TextEdit.

Task 57: Entering and Editing Text in TextEdit.

Task 58: Opening Documents and Saving Documents to New Locations.

Task 59: Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Text.

Task 60: Setting Font Appearance.

Task 61: Adding Special Characters.

Task 62: Making a Template.

Task 63: Printing Documents.

Task 64: Using Recent Documents and Applications.

Part 7: Networking.

Task 65: Configuring an Ethernet Network Connection.

Task 66: Configuring an AirPort Network Connection.

Task 67: Configuring a Modem Connection.

Task 68: Working with Network Configurations.

Task 69: Working with Proxy Servers.

Task 70: Creating a Wireless Computer-to-Computer Network.

Task 71: Joining an AirPort Network.

Task 72: Joining a Closed AirPort Network.

Task 73: Browsing the Network.

Task 74: Connecting to a Local Server.

Task 75: Sharing an Internet Connection and Using the Firewall.

Task 76: Creating and Using Network Locations.

Task 77: Using Target Disk Mode.

Part 8: Printing and Faxing.

Task 78: Adding a Printer.

Task 79: Configuring Page Setup.

Task 80: Managing Print Jobs.

Task 81: Sharing a Printer.

Task 82: Exploring Print Options.

Task 83: Exploring Further Print Options.

Task 84: Faxing.

Task 85: Printing from Classic.

Part 9: Using .Mac and Sherlock.

Task 86: Creating a .Mac Account.

Task 87: Accessing Your iDisk.

Task 88: Using iSync.

Task 89: Searching the Internet with Sherlock.

Task 90: Finding Pictures with Sherlock.

Task 91: Searching the Stock Market with Sherlock.

Task 92: Searching for Films with Sherlock.

Task 93: Searching the Phone Book with Sherlock.

Task 94: Searching eBay with Sherlock.

Task 95: Searching for Airplane Flights with Sherlock.

Task 96: Using the Dictionary Feature of Sherlock.

Task 97: Translating with Sherlock.

Task 98: Searching AppleCare with Sherlock.

Task 99: Setting Sherlock Preferences.

Part 10: Correspondence with Mail and Address Book.

Task 100: Configuring Mail to Check Your Email Account.

Task 101: Starting Mail and Importing Email.

Task 102: Reading Email.

Task 103: Sending Email.

Task 104: More about Sending Email.

Task 105: Adding a Signature File in Mail.

Task 106: Sorting Mail.

Task 107: Searching Mail.

Task 108: Replying to Mail.

Task 109: Forwarding Mail.

Task 110: Working with Draft Emails.

Task 111: Adding to the Address Book from Mail.

Task 112: Opening and Saving Mail Attachments.

Task 113: Mail Tricks.

Task 114: Editing New Messages.

Task 115: Filtering Your Email to Reduce Junk Mail.

Task 116: Using the Address Book.

Task 117: Removing an Address Book Entry.

Task 118: Adding a Group to the Address Book.

Task 119: Using Mail and the Address Book Together.

Task 120: Customizing Address Book Entries.

Part 11: Surfing the Web with Safari.

Task 121: Starting Safari.

Task 122: Using Bookmarks.

Task 123: Managing Bookmarks.

Task 124: Customizing the Web Browser’s Appearance.

Task 125: Searching the Web.

Task 126: Saving a Web Page.

Task 127: Setting Safari Preferences.

Task 128: Emailing a Web Page.

Task 129: Exploring Safari’s Pop-Up Menus.

Task 130: Using SnapBack and the History Menu.

Task 131: Printing a Web Page.

Task 132: Resetting Safari.

Task 133: Browsing with Tabs.

Part 12: Instant Messaging with iChat.

Task 134: Setting Up iChat with Your .Mac or AIM Screen Name.

Task 135: Setting Your iChat Status.

Task 136: Adding a Buddy.

Task 137: Viewing Information about Buddies.

Task 138: Using Buddy Groups.

Task 139: Starting a Text Chat.

Task 140: Starting an Audio Chat.

Task 141: Starting a Video Chat.

Task 142: Saving a Chat Session.

Task 143: Sending a File.

Task 144: Blocking Annoying People.

Task 145: Setting iChat Message Appearance.

Task 146: Setting iChat Message Actions.

Part 13: Scheduling with iCal.

Task 147: Starting iCal.

Task 148: Adding an Event to a Calendar.

Task 149: Adding a Repeating Event to a Calendar.

Task 150: Adding Reminders and Notes to an Event.

Task 151: Inviting People to an Event.

Task 152: Adding a Calendar.

Task 153: Sharing a Calendar.

Task 154: Working with a Shared Calendar.

Task 155: Subscribing to a Calendar.

Task 156: Adding a To-Do Item.

Task 157: Searching Calendars and To-Do Lists.

Task 158: Printing Calendars and To-Do Lists.

Part 14: Audio with iTunes.

Task 159: Starting iTunes.

Task 160: Playing a CD with iTunes.

Task 161: Using the iTunes Equalizer.

Task 162: Importing Music from a CD.

Task 163: Using the iTunes Visualizer.

Task 164: Viewing and Editing Song Information.

Task 165: Exporting Your Music List.

Task 166: Importing Downloaded or Shared Music.

Task 167: Creating a Playlist.

Task 168: Creating a Smart Playlist.

Task 169: Listening to and Editing a Playlist.

Task 170: Setting iTunes Preferences.

Task 171: Setting More iTunes Preferences.

Task 172: Burning a Music CD.

Task 173: Setting Burn Preferences.

Task 174: Sharing Music with iTunes.

Task 175: Listening to Internet Radio.

Task 176: Searching and Sorting Your iTunes Library.

Task 177: Using the iTunes Music Store.

Task 178: More about Your iTunes Music Store.

Part 15: Managing Still Pictures with iPhoto.

Task 179: Importing Photos from a Digital Camera.

Task 180: Importing Photos from Your Computer or a Disk.

Task 181: Rotating a Photo.

Task 182: Cropping a Photo.

Task 183: Editing Photos in Separate Windows.

Task 184: Editing Photos in Other Programs.

Task 185: Customizing the Way That Photos Are Displayed in iPhoto.

Task 186: Adding Text Details to Photos.

Task 187: Finding Photos in iPhoto.

Task 188: Adjusting the Exposure of a Photo.

Task 189: Retouching a Photo.

Task 190: Removing Red-Eye from a Photo.

Task 191: Converting a Color Photo to Black and White.

Task 192: Creating a New Photo Library.

Task 193: Creating a Photo Album.

Task 194: Using Photos as Desktop Pictures and Screensavers.

Task 195: Emailing Photos.

Task 196: Exporting Photos.

Task 197: Printing a Photo on Your Printer.

Task 198: Ordering Professional Color Prints.

Task 199: Creating a Photo Book.

Task 200: Creating a Slide Show with Your Photos.

Task 201: Creating a Web Page of Photos.

Task 202: Archiving Photos to CD.

Part 16: Video Editing with iMovie.

Task 203: Capturing a Digital Photograph from a Digital Video in iMovie.

Task 204: Importing Existing Content into iMovie.

Task 205: Splitting Video Clips.

Task 206: Adding a Transition or Fade.

Task 207: Trimming and Cropping a Video Clip.

Task 208: Adding Still Photos to a Movie.

Task 209: Adding Motion to a Photo.

Task 210: Adding Audio to a Movie.

Task 211: Adding Narration.

Task 212: Saving a Video to View on Your Computer.

Task 213: Saving a Video to a DVD.

Part 17: Terminal Tricks.

Task 214: Starting Terminal.

Task 215: Setting Terminal Preferences.

Task 216: Customizing Terminal Appearances.

Task 217: Customizing Terminal Settings.

Task 218: Customizing More Terminal Settings.

Task 219: Customizing Color and Window Settings for Terminal.

Task 220: Customizing Terminal Keyboard Shortcuts.

Task 221: Saving Custom Terminal Settings.

Task 222: Changing the Terminal Shell.

Task 223: Connecting to an FTP Server through Terminal.

Task 224: Connecting to an SSH Server through Terminal.

Task 225: Adding Services and Servers.

Task 226: Turning on Sharing Services.

Task 227: Using Terminal to Start an Application.

Part 18: Speech and Accessibility.

Task 228: Having Your System Read Aloud.

Task 229: Changing the System Voice.

Task 230: Starting Speech Recognition.

Task 231: Setting How Your System Listens.

Task 232: Choosing and Viewing Recognizable Commands.

Task 233: Enabling and Editing Spoken User Interface Preferences.

Task 234: Adjusting Mouse Usage.

Task 235: Changing Keyboard Settings.

Task 236: Viewing and Editing Keyboard Shortcuts.

Part 19: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Getting Help.

Task 237: Finding Detailed Information about Your System.

Task 238: Using More System Profiler Features.

Task 239: Checking Your Connection Using the Network Utility.

Task 240: Running Software Update.

Task 241: Disabling Unwanted Updates.

Task 242: Downloading Installers through Software Update.

Task 243: Force-Quitting an Application.

Task 244: Force-Quitting an Application from Terminal.

Task 245: Launching the Help Viewer.

Task 246: Getting First Aid.

Task 247: Restoring System Software.

Task 248: Erasing a Disk.

Task 249: Resetting Your Forgotten Password.

Task 250: Resetting the Root Password.

Task 251: Deleting a Problem File.

Task 252: Controlling Access with Keychain.

Index.

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Steve Burnett is a writer, system administrator, and musician working and living in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. He is a member of USENIX, SAGE, and the Triangle Macintosh User Group and has contributed to or coauthored fifteen books.

Wendy Willard creates and teaches Web design throughout the U.S., preferably on Macs running OS X and is the author of several books.

Anne Groves lives in Columbus, Ohio, where she works as Web developer for Ohio State University, has edited several titles, and enjoys teaching others how to use today’s technology to make their lives easier.

Chad Fahs is an author who also writes, directs, produces, and consults for a variety of projects and clients, including the original Apple-certified DVD Studio Pro training course, an e-learning project for Adobe, courseware for Ulead, and Web design work for United Airlines, among others.

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•       Covers more than 250 tasks to begin working discover the intricacies of Mac OS X Panther

•       Every task requires 10 steps or less, taking just two pages, always on facing pages, to make it easy to read and finish a task while working at the computer

•       Tasks focus on steps and results, with minimal background, history, or theory

•        Provides two color designs to draw attention to steps and clearly differentiates various information blocks on the page

 

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