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  • Copyright 2012
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • Pages: 312
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4815-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4815-7

SEE IT DONE. DO IT YOURSELF. It’s that Easy! Easy Mac OS X Lion teaches you the fundamentals of working with the Mac operating system as well as how to use many of the applications that come with your Mac. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to master Mac OS X Lion with ease. No need to feel intimidated—we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.

• Locate, purchase, and down­load applications using the Mac App Store

• Use Spotlight to instantly locate any file

• Chat with your friends online using audio and video

• Buy music online

• Use iPhoto to take control of your photo collection

• Share calendars with coworkers, family, and friends

• Use LaunchPad to start and organize any applications on your Mac

• Make your email organize itself

• Burn custom music CDs and video DVDs

• Customize your desktop and icons

• Set up your own wireless network to share files, printers, and Internet access

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started     1

Touring the Desktop     3

Restarting or Shutting Down the Mac     5

Using the Dock     6

Using Contextual Menus     7

Getting Help     8

Moving and Resizing Windows     9

Minimizing and Maximizing Windows     10

Managing Multiple Windows     11

Using Custom Spaces     13

Setting Basic System Preferences     15

Setting Up Your Connection     17

Connecting to Your ISP     20

Using Universal Access     21

Setting Up VoiceOver     23

Chapter 2 Working with Disks, Folders, and Files     25

Using Single-Window Mode     27

Using Multi-Window Mode     28

Using the      29

Customizing the Toolbar     30

Using Different Folder Views     31

Selecting Files     33

Moving and Copying Files and Folders     34

Making a New Folder     35

Renaming Folders and Files     36

Viewing File Information     37

Previewing a File     38

Opening a File     39

Choosing a Program to Open a File     40

Finding Files with Spotlight     41

Creating a Smart Folder     43

Creating a Burn Folder     45

Accessing Your Favorite Files and Places     47

Deleting a File     48

Setting Up a Backup Drive     49

Restoring Backed-Up Files      51

Using the Go Menu     52

Chapter 3 Installing and Using Applications     53

Installing Programs     55

Using the App Store     57

Starting Applications with Launchpad     59

Organizing Applications with Launchpad     60

Using Apps in Full-Screen Mode     61

Finding and Starting Up Programs          63

Saving Files     64

Writing with TextEdit     65

Using the Font Panel     67

Watching DVDs     69

Using the Apple Remote     71

Switching Programs with the Dock     73

Hiding Programs     74

Running Windows on Your Mac     75

Chapter 4 Setting System Preferences     77

Setting System Preferences     79

Changing Your Alert Sound     81

Changing Display Settings     82

Changing the Mouse Speed     83

Changing Keyboard Settings     84

Setting Energy Saver Options     85

Setting the Time and Date     87

Adjusting the System Volume     88

Setting Trackpad Preferences     89

Monitoring Battery Use     90

Chapter 5 Customizing Your Mac     91

Moving the Dock Around     93

Changing the Dock’s Size     94

Customizing the Dock’s Behavior     95

Changing the Way the Finder Works     96

Changing Your Desktop Picture     97

Changing Your Screen Saver     98

Changing Your Login Icon     99

Changing Your Mac’s Language     100

Adding Login Items     101

Increasing Your Mac’s Security     102

Making Your Own Widgets     103

Automatically Updating Your Widgets     104

Creating Custom Network Locations     105

Chapter 6 Organizing Your Life     107

Adding Contacts to Address Book     109

Creating Groups of Contacts     110

Creating a Smart Contact Group     111

Exporting Contacts as vCards     113

Importing a vCard into Address Book     114

Mapping a Contact’s Address     115

Adding a To-Do in iCal     116

Adding an Appointment in iCal     117

Modifying an Event in iCal     118

Switching Calendar Views in iCal     119

Setting Up an Alert in iCal     120

Inviting Contacts to Events in iCal     121

Putting Contacts, Bookmarks, and Calendars Online     122

Searching Calendars in iCal     123

Subscribing to an iCal Calendar     124

Publishing an iCal Calendar     125

Making Notes in Mail     127

Flagging an Email for Later Action     128

Syncing an iPad, iPod, or iPhone with Your Mac     129

Chapter 7 Printing, Faxing, and Scanning     131

Setting Up a Printer     133

Switching Printers     135

Printing a Document     136

Sending a Fax      137

Using a Scanner     139

Adding Fonts     141

Organizing Fonts     142

Chapter 8 Using Email     143

Setting Up Email Accounts     145

Sending Email with Mail     147

Receiving Email with Mail     148

Organizing Mailboxes     149

Creating a Smart Mailbox     151

Filtering Email in Mail     153

Intercepting Spam in Mail     155

Chapter 9 Living Online     157

Making Video Calls with FaceTime     159

Setting Up an iChat Account     161

Using iChat with Other Services     163

Editing Your iChat Buddy List     165

Messaging with iChat      167

Talking over the Internet in iChat     168

Holding a Videoconference     169

Applying Special Video Effects     171

Giving a Presentation over iChat     173

Surfing in Safari     175

Viewing an RSS Feed in Safari     177

Subscribing to RSS Feeds in Mail     178

Organizing Bookmarks     179

Using the History in Safari     181

Automatically Filling Out Forms     182

Using Tabbed Browser Windows     183

Searching Within a Web Page     185

Browsing Securely     186

Accessing Your Mac Remotely     187

Controlling Kids’ Computer Use     189

Chapter 10 Getting an iLife     191

Importing Photos into iPhoto     193

Creating iPhoto Albums     194

Printing Photos     195

Sharing Photos on the Web     197

Applying Fun Photo Effects     199

Ripping Songs from a CD     201

Making a New Playlist     202

Burning a Music CD     203

Buying Songs Through iTunes     205

Renting Movies     207

Importing Video Footage into iMovie     209

Inserting Transitions     211

Saving a Movie     213

Creating a New iDVD Project     214

Previewing a DVD     215

Burning a DVD     216

Chapter 11 Sharing Your Mac with Multiple Users     217

Creating and Deleting Users     219

Making a User an Admin     221

Logging In and Out     223

Switching Users Without Logging Out     224

Resetting Your Password     225

Sharing Files with Other Users     227

Chapter 12 Creating a Home Network     229

Joining a Wired Network     231

Creating an AirPort Network     233

Connecting to Networked Computers     235

Sharing Files on a Network     236

Controlling Another Mac     237

Searching Multiple Macs     239

Sharing a Printer on a Network     240

Sharing an Internet Connection     241

Joining a Wi-Fi Network     242

Chapter 13 Maintaining Your Mac     243

Fixing Errors with Disk Utility     245

Repairing the Startup Disk     246

Updating Programs with Software Update     247

Using the Date & Time Preferences      249

Color Calibrating Your Monitor     251

Forcing an Application to Quit     255

Reformatting a Hard Disk     256

Glossary     257

Index     265


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