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Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mountain Lion

ISBN: 978-1-118-46227-0
352 pages
August 2012
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Get to know the new cat in the pride-Mac OS X Mountain Lion-with this VISUAL guide

Apple's new Mac OS X Mountain Lion is impressive, with features and functions that will be familiar to Mac users from their iPhones and iPads. Make sure you get the most out of your new big cat with this practical guide. Using step-by-step instructions and full-color screenshots or illustrations on virtually every page-the hallmark of the practical Teach Yourself VISUALLY series-this book clearly shows you how to accomplish tasks, rather than burying you with paragraphs of text.

You'll learn how to customize your Mac; make the most of your digital media; use OS X's new Game Center, Messages, and Notifications; and much more.

  • Helps Mac OS X Mountain Lion users get up to speed quickly on all the features of this new Mac operating system, such as Game Center, Messages, and Notifications
  • Teaches practical techniques using easy-to-follow, step-by-step visuals and brief explanations
  • Features full-color screenshots or illustrations on almost every page
  • Also covers how to customize your Mac, enjoy your digital media, and use peripherals, as well as how to continue to get the most out of Mission Control and the App Store

Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mountain Lion is the perfect guide for visual learners who want to quickly tame Apple's new Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

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Chapter 1 Reviewing What You Can Do with OS X

Create Documents  4

Play and Record Music  6

View and Organize Your Photos  8

Play and Make a Movie or Slide Show  10

Take Advantage of the Web  12

Communicate with Others  14

Organize Your Contacts and Appointments  16

Chapter 2 Learning Basic OS X Program Tasks

Explore the OS X Screen  20

Tour the Dock  21

Start an Application  22

Start an Application Using Launchpad  24

Switch Between Applications  26

View Running Applications with Mission Control  27

Tour an Application Window  28

Run an Application Full Screen  29

Select a Command from a Pull-Down Menu  30

Select a Command Using a Toolbar  31

Select Options with Dialog Controls  32

Chapter 3 Learning Basic OS X Document Tasks

Save a Document  36

Open a Document  37

Print a Document  38

Edit Document Text  40

Copy a File  44

Move a File  45

Rename a File 46

Delete a File 47

Chapter 4 Browsing the World Wide Web

Open and Close Safari  50

Select a Link  52

Enter a Web Page Address  53

Open a Web Page in a Tab  54

Navigate Web Pages  56

Navigate with the History List  58

Change Your Home Page  60

Bookmark Web Pages  62

Search for Sites  64

Download a File  66

Chapter 5 Communicating via E-mail

Open and Close Mail  70

Add an E-mail Account  72

Send an E-mail Message  74

Add a File Attachment  76

Add a Signature  78

Receive and Read E-mail Messages  80

Reply to a Message  82

Forward a Message  84

Open and Save an Attachment  86

Create a Mailbox for Saving Messages  88

Create Rules to Filter Incoming Messages  90

Chapter 6 Talking via Messages and FaceTime

Configure Messages  94

Send a Message  96

Send a File in a Message  98

Open and Close FaceTime 100

Sign In to FaceTime 102

Connect Through FaceTime 104

Chapter 7 Tracking Your Contacts and Events

Open and Close Contacts 108

Add a New Contact 110

Edit a Contact 112

Create a Contact Group 114

Open and Close Calendar 116

Navigate the Calendar 118

Create an Event 120

Create a Repeating Event 122

Send or Respond to an Event Invitation 124

Chapter 8 Playing and Organizing Music

Open and Close iTunes 128

Understanding the iTunes Library 130

Navigate the iTunes Window 131

Play a Song 132

Play a Music CD 134

Import Tracks from a Music CD 138

Create a Playlist140

Burn Music Files to a CD 142

Edit Song Information 144

Purchase Music from the iTunes Store 146

Listen to an Internet Radio Station 148

Chapter 9 Learning Useful OS X Tasks

Connect an iPod, iPhone, or iPad 152

Synchronize an iPod, iPhone, or iPad 154

Install a Program Using the App Store 158

Write a Note 160

Pin a Note to the Desktop 162

Create a Reminder 164

Create a New Reminder List 166

Sign In to Your Twitter Account 168

Send a Tweet 170

Share Information with Other People 172

Work with the Notification Center 174

View the OS X Screen on Your TV 176

Chapter 10 Viewing and Editing Photos

View a Preview of a Photo 180

View a Slide Show of Your Photos 182

Open and Close iPhoto 184

Import Photos from a Digital Camera 186

View Your Photos 188

Create an Album 190

Crop a Photo 192

Rotate a Photo 194

Straighten a Photo 196

Remove Red Eye from a Photo 198

Add Names to Faces in Your Photos 200

Map Your Photos 202

E-mail a Photo 204

Take Your Picture 206

Chapter 11 Playing and Creating Digital Video

Play a DVD Using DVD Player 210

Play Digital Video with QuickTime Player 212

Create a New Movie Project 214

Import a Video File 216

Add Video Clips to Your Project 218

Trim a Clip 220

Add a Transition between Clips 222

Add a Photo 224

Add a Music Track 226

Record a Voiceover 228

Add Titles and Credits 230

Play the Movie 232

Publish Your Movie to YouTube 234

Chapter 12 Customizing OS X

Display System Preferences 238

Change the Desktop Background 240

Activate the Screen Saver 242

Set Your Mac’s Sleep Options 244

Change the Display Resolution 246

Create an App Folder in Launchpad 248

Add a User Account 250

Customize the Dock 252

Add an Icon to the Dock 254

Hide the Dock 256

Add a Widget to the Dashboard 258

Chapter 13 Maintaining OS X

Empty the Trash 262

Organize Your Desktop 263

Check Hard Disk Free Space 264

Uninstall Unused Applications 266

Set a Software Update Schedule 268

Update Software Manually 270

Force a Stuck Application to Close 272

Configure Time Machine Backups 274

Restore Files Using Time Machine 276

Recondition Your Mac Notebook Battery 278

Restart Your Mac 280

Chapter 14 Working with Your iCloud Account

Create an Apple ID 284

Sign In to iCloud 288

Set Up iCloud Synchronization 290

Send and Receive iCloud Mail 292

Work with iCloud Contacts 294

Manage Your Schedule with iCloud 296

Locate a Lost Mac, iPod, iPhone, or iPad 298

Chapter 15 Networking with OS X

Understanding Networking 302

Connect a Bluetooth Device 304

Connect to a Wireless Network 308

Connect to a Network Resource 310

Change Your Password 312

Turn On File and Printer Sharing 314

Share a Folder 316

Share a Printer 318

Add a Shared Printer 320

Share a Screen with Another Mac 322

Chapter 15 Networking with OS X

Index  324

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