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Mac OS X Lion Bible

Mac OS X Lion Bible

Galen Gruman

ISBN: 978-1-118-14326-1

Aug 2011

840 pages

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A comprehensive guide to all aspects of Mac's newest operating system, OS X Lion

The latest Mac operating system takes full advantage of the latest multi-touch trackpads, the new App Store for the desktop, and a host of upgrades that incorporate some of the best elements of the iPad experience. This book covers every new feature as well as all the basic Mac information for every level of expertise. Beginners will learn all about Mac OS X Lion and how to use it, while more advanced users can delve into tips, tricks, and higher-end professional information.

  • Looks at Mac OS X Lion, the latest version of the Mac operating system, and its features that bring Mac power together with iPad convenience
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of all the new features in depth, including multi-touch trackpad gestures, the App Store for Mac, Mission Control, and more
  • Includes basic coverage to give beginners a thorough understanding of the Mac OS, plus advanced information for those who want professional tips, tricks, guidance, and much more
  • Written by a recognized Apple expert and frequent contributor to Macworld

Mac OS X Lion Bible gives beginners a sound foundation in the new Mac operating system and provides experienced users with the information to take their skills to the next level.

Part I: Getting Started with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion 1

Chapter 1: Getting Your Mac Up and Running 3

Chapter 2: Discovering the Finder 13

Chapter 3: Using the Finder 51

Chapter 4: Working with Windows, Folders, and Files 81

Chapter 5: Searching with Spotlight 109

Chapter 6: Working with Disks 121

Chapter 7: Getting Help within Mac OS X 137

Chapter 8: Using Mac OS X's Universal Access for the Disabled 147

Part II: Using Applications and Documents 185

Chapter 9: Working with Applications187

Chapter 10: Working with Documents 211

Chapter 11: Backing Up Files 231

Chapter 12: Working with Services 245

Chapter 13: Using AppleScript and Automator 253

Part III: Working with Mac OS X's Applications 281

Chapter 14: Working with Mac OS X Applications, Utilities, and Widgets 283

Chapter 15: Enhancing Mac OS X with Utilities 323

Chapter 16: Playing Music and Videos 331

Chapter 17: Syncing Macs and iOS Devices 357

Chapter 18: Integrating with Windows 371

Part IV: Using the Internet and Collaboration Services 393

Chapter 19: Using Safari to Surf the Web 395

Chapter 20: Using Mail, iChat, and FaceTime 423

Chapter 21: Using Address Book and iCal 471

Chapter 22: Working with Microsoft Exchange 489

Part V: Setting Up and Using Networks 501

Chapter 23: Setting Up a Network and the Internet 503

Chapter 24: Sharing Files and Other Resources 525

Chapter 25: Using Mac OS X as a Server 539

Part VI: Securing Your Mac and Your Users 563

Chapter 26: Securing Your Mac 565

Chapter 27: Managing User Accounts 587

Part VII: Configuring Mac Preferences and Services 607

Chapter 28: Setting System Preferences 609

Chapter 29: Managing Fonts 653

Chapter 30: Printing, Faxing, and Scanning 673

Part VIII: Appendixes 687

Appendix A: Installing Mac OS X 10.7 Lion 689

Appendix B: What’s New in Mac OS X Lion 703

Appendix C: Mac OS X Lion's Key Technologies 727

Appendix D: Commanding Unix 735

Glossary 749

Index 783

Updated Chapter 17