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OS X Yosemite For Dummies

OS X Yosemite For Dummies

Bob LeVitus

ISBN: 978-1-118-99122-0

Oct 2014

512 pages

$19.99

Description

Get the most out of the latest version of OS X

Updated and revised for the latest OS X release from Apple, OS X Yosemite For Dummies gives you fun, easy-to-understand coverage of the key features and tools needed to get the most out OS X. Inside, you'll get up and running on OS X basics; customizing your workspace; working with the Dock; finding files with Spotlight; working with Mission Control and Launchpad; organizing your life with Calendar, Reminders, Notes, and Notifications; browsing the web with Safari; setting up, sending, and receiving e-mail; communicating through Messages; enjoying music, movies, and digital photos; writing documents with TextEdit; getting where you're going with Maps; and much more.

Combining the power and stability of UNIX with Apple's legendary elegance and style, OS X is the default operating system installed on every desktop and laptop computer sold by Apple. OS X Yosemite For Dummies clearly explains the ins and outs of Apple's operating system in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the For Dummies series for more than twenty years.

  • Richly illustrated in full color and updated to reflect the latest version of OS X
  • Covers the key features and tools readers need to start using OS X
  • Shows you how to use OS X to make your work and personal life more organized and fun

If you're a first-time Apple consumer just switching over from a PC, or a beginner-to-intermediate Mac user upgrading to the newest version of OS X, this comprehensive and all-encompassing guide will have you whizzing around OS X like a pro in no time.

Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing OS X Yosemite: The Basics 7

Chapter 1: OS X Yosemite 101 (Prerequisites: None) 9

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

Chapter 3: What’s Up, Dock? 47

Chapter 4: Delving Deeper into the Finder and Its Desk top 69

Part II: Inside Yosemite(Or How Stuff Works) 105

Chapter 5: Have It Your Way 107

Chapter 6: The Care and Feeding of Files and Folders 131

Chapter 7: Four Terrific Timesaving Tools 175

Chapter 8: Dealing with Disks 197

Part III: Getting Things Done in Yosemite 201

Chapter 9: Organizing Your Life 203

Chapter 10: (Inter)Networking 219

Chapter 11: Finding People and Places 237

Chapter 12: Communicate with Mail and Messages 255

Chapter 13: Sharing Your Mac and Liking It 277

Part IV: Getting Creative in Yosemite 313

Chapter 14: The Musical Mac 315

Chapter 15: The Multimedia Mac 333

Chapter 16: Words and Letters 349

Chapter 17: Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing 361

Part V: The Care and Feeding of Yosemite 377

Chapter 18: Features for the Way You Work 379

Chapter 19: Safety First: Backups and Other Security Issues 401

Chapter 20: Utility Chest 417

Chapter 21: Troubleshooting OS X 429

Part VI: The Part of Tens 439

Chapter 22: Almost Ten Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience 441

Chapter 23: Ten (or So) Great Websites for Mac Freaks 451

Index 459