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Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X El Capitan

Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X El Capitan

Paul McFedries

ISBN: 978-1-119-17391-5

Oct 2015

352 pages

$19.99

Description

Your visual, guided tour of OS X El Capitan

With clear, step-by-step instructions and plenty of rich visuals, Teach Yourself Visually OS X El Capitan walks you through the latest updates of OS X and demonstrates the essential tasks you need to know.  Complemented with screenshots on almost every page that illustrate exactly what you'll encounter, this visual guide will have you up and running with OS X—quickly and easily.

Boasting new visuals, several new features, and more seamless integration of iOS devices, the latest version of Mac's operating system has plenty to offer. You'll learn how to manipulate preferences to customize your experience, make the most of your digital media, and streamline your workflow while having a little fun. You will tour the Game Center, Messages, and Notifications, and get acquainted with Mission Control and the App Store—and much more.

  • Customize your Mac to better suit your workflow
  • Discover the newest updates to your favorite tools
  • Navigate your way around OS X El Capitan
  • Accomplish more in less time and make the most of your Mac

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Chapter 1 Learning Basic OS X tasks

Start an Application 4

Start an Application Using Launchpad 6

Locate the Mouse Pointer 7

Switch Between Applications 8

View Running Applications with Mission Control 9

Run an Application Full Screen 10

Split the Screen with Two Applications 11

Search Your Mac 12

Save a Document 14

Open a Document 15

Print a Document 16

Copy a File 18

Move a File 19

Rename a File 20

Delete a File 21

Open a Folder in a Tab 22

Chapter 2 Browsing the Web

Open a Web Page in a Tab 26

Navigate Web Pages 28

Navigate with the History List 30

Change Your Home Page 32

Bookmark Web Pages 34

Pin a Web Page Tab 36

Mute a Web Page Tab 37

Search for Sites 38

Download a File 40

View Links Shared on Social Networks 42

Create a Web Page Reading List 44

Chapter 3 Communicating via Email

Add an Email Account 48

Send an Email Message 50

Add a File Attachment 52

Add a Signature Block 54

Receive and Read Email Messages 56

Reply to a Message 58

Forward a Message 60

Open and Save an Attachment 62

Create a Mailbox for Saving Messages 64

Add Events and Contacts from a Message 66

Process Messages Using Gestures 67

Chapter 4 Enhancing Online Privacy

Delete a Site from Your Browsing History 70

Prevent Websites from Tracking You 72

Remove Saved Website Data 74

Enable Private Browsing 76

Delete a Saved Website Password 78

Delete Saved Credit Card Data 80

Move Spam to the Junk Mailbox Automatically 82

Configure Advanced Junk Mail Filtering 84

Disable Remote Images 86

Chapter 5 Talking via Messages and FaceTime

Sign In to Messages 90

Send a Message 92

Send a File in a Message 94

Sign In to FaceTime 96

Connect Through FaceTime 98

Chapter 6 Tracking Contacts and Events

Add a New Contact 102

Edit a Contact 104

Create a Contact Group 106

Navigate the Calendar 108

Create an Event 110

Create a Repeating Event 112

Send or Respond to an Event Invitation 114

Chapter 7 Playing and Organizing Music

Understanding the iTunes Library 118

Navigate the iTunes Window 119

Play a Song 120

Create a Playlist 122

Purchase Music from the iTunes Store 124

Apply Parental Controls 126

Subscribe to a Podcast 128

Chapter 8 Learning Useful OS X Tasks

Connect an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch 132

Synchronize an iPod, iPhone, or iPad 134

Integrate OS X and Your iPhone or iPad 136

Enable Handoff in OS X 137

Install a Program Using the App Store 138

Write a Note 140

Enhance Notes with Attachments 142

Create a Reminder 144

Create a New Reminder List 146

Work with the Notification Center 148

Organize Files with Tags 150

Search Files with Tags 152

Search for a Location 154

Get Directions to a Location 156

Install a Font 158

Access Non‐Keyboard Characters 160

Chapter 9 Connecting to Social Networks

Sign In to Your Facebook Account 164

Post to Facebook 166

Publish a Photos Album to Facebook 168

Sign In to Your Twitter Account 170

Send a Tweet 172

Connect to Your LinkedIn Account 174

Post to LinkedIn 176

Update Your Social Network Profile Picture 178

Connect to Your Flickr Account 180

Send Photos to Flickr 182

Set Up Your Vimeo Account 184

Send a Video to Vimeo 186

Share Information with Other People 188

Chapter 10 Viewing and Editing Photos and Videos

View a Preview of a Photo 192

View a Slideshow of Your Photos 194

Import Photos from a Digital Camera 196

View Your Photos 198

Create an Album 200

Crop a Photo 202

Rotate a Photo 204

Straighten a Photo 206

Remove Red Eye from a Photo 208

Add Names to Faces in Your Photos 210

Mark Your Favorite Photos 212

Set an Album’s Key Photo 213

Email a Photo 214

Take Your Picture 216

Play a DVD Using DVD Player 218

Play Digital Video with QuickTime Player 220

Chapter 11 Securing OS X

Change Your Password 224

Require a Password on Waking 226

Disable Automatic Logins 228

Configure App Downloads 230

Turn On the Firewall 232

Configure Location Services 234

Encrypt Your Data 236

Chapter 12 Customizing OS X

Display System Preferences 240

Change the Desktop Background 242

Set Your Mac’s Sleep Options 244

Change the Display Resolution and Brightness 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 Notification Center 258

Extend the Desktop Across Multiple Displays 260

Customize the Share Menu 262

Chapter 13 Maintaining OS X

Empty the Trash 266

Organize Your Desktop 267

Check Hard Drive Free Space 268

Uninstall Unused Applications 270

Force a Stuck Application to Close 272

Configure Time Machine Backups 274

Restore an Earlier Version of a File 276

Restore Files Using Time Machine 278

Recondition Your Mac Notebook Battery 280

Restart Your Mac 282

Chapter 14 Working with iCloud

Create an Apple ID 286

Sign In to iCloud Online 290

Set Up iCloud Synchronization 292

Set Up iCloud Keychain 294

Generate a Website Password 296

Activate and Configure iCloud Drive 298

Save and Open Documents Using iCloud Drive 300

Manage Your iCloud Storage 302

Set Up Family Sharing 304

Locate and Lock a Lost Mac, iPod, iPhone, or iPad 306

Chapter 15 Networking with OS X

Understanding Networking 310

Connect a Bluetooth Device 312

Connect to a Wireless Network 316

Connect to a Network Resource 318

Turn On File and Printer Sharing 320

Share a Folder 322

Share a Printer 324

Add a Shared Printer 326

View OS X on Your TV 328

Index 330