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Mac OS X Lion For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-15930-9
456 pages
August 2011
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The bestselling Mac guide, updated for the latest Mac OS X and now in full color!

Mac OS X Lion represents a new era in the Mac operating system. This friendly guide is fully updated for the latest Mac OS X and provides everything new Mac users and users upgrading to Mac OS X Lion need to know. A bestseller in previous editions, Mac OS X Lion For Dummies covers all the cool stuff and prepares you for the quirks. So whether it's your first Mac or just an OS upgrade, you'll learn to tame your Lion with the expert advice of Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus and Dummies.

  • Covers using the Finder, customizing Lion, adding widgets to the Dashboard, organizing and managing files and folders, searching with Spotlight, and working with Spaces
  • Explores browsing the web with Safari, using Apple Mail and iCal, connecting a printer, performing backups with Time Machine, troubleshooting, and setting up a network
  • Walks readers through the new features of Mac OS X Lion, including FaceTime, Photo Booth, Launchpad, Mission Control, Full-screen apps, and more
  • Gets you up and running with iTunes, downloading fun apps from the Mac App Store, and staying entertained with videos, photos, and other multimedia

You'll make your Lion roar with the friendly advice in Mac OS X Lion For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing OS X Lion: The Basics 7

Chapter 1: Mac OS X Lion 101 (Prerequisites: None) 9

Chapter 2: The Desktop and Windows and Menus (Oh, My)! 23

Chapter 3: Have It Your Way 45

Chapter 4: What’s Up, Dock? 69

Chapter 5: The Finder and Its Desktop 89

Part II: Lion Taming (Or "Organization for Smart People") 121

Chapter 6: The Care and Feeding of Files and Folders 123

Chapter 7: Timesaving Tools 165

Chapter 8: Dealing with Disks 183

Chapter 9: Organizing Your Life 195

Part III: Do Unto Lion: Getting Things Done 207

Chapter 10: Internet-Working 209

Chapter 11: E-Mail Made Easy 233

Chapter 12: The Musical Mac 257

Chapter 13: The Multimedia Mac 275

Chapter 14: Words and Letters 285

Part IV: Making This Lion Your Very Own 295

Chapter 15: Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing 297

Chapter 16: Sharing Your Mac and Liking It 315

Chapter 17: Features for the Way You Work 351

Part V: The Care and Feeding of Your Lion 373

Chapter 18: Safety First: Backups and Other Security Issues 375

Chapter 19: Utility Chest 393

Chapter 20: Troubleshooting Mac OS X 407

Part VI: The Part of Tens 419

Chapter 21: Almost Ten Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience 421

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Make Your Mac Better by Throwing Money at It  431

Chapter 23: Ten (Or So) Great Websites for Mac Freaks  437

Appendix: Installing or Reinstalling Mac OS X Lion (Only If You Have To)  445

Index  451

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Author Information

Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is among the world's leading authorities on the iPad, iPhone, and Mac OS X. He's been one of the Mac community's most trusted gurus for almost 20 years and has written or cowritten more than 60 books. He is also a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and The Mac Observer.
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