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Mac OS X Lion on Demand, 2nd Edition


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  • Copyright 2012
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4819-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4819-5

Need answers quickly? Mac OS X Lion on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.

Inside the Book

• Find and preview everything you need with Spotlight

• Master the Mac OS X Lion user interface and file management

• Use the App Store and full-screen apps for maximum efficiency

• Explore the Internet with Safari and send e-mail with Mail

• Manage and play digital music with iTunes and iPod or iPhone

• Chat online instantly with iChat and FaceTime

• Manage and share your schedule with iCal

• Send files wirelessly to anyone around you with AirDrop

• Keep your files backed up with Time Machine

• Automatically save document changes as you work with Auto Save

• Use multi-touch gestures and keyboard shortcuts to save time

• Customize and fine-tune Mac OS X Lion

• Use Microsoft Windows along with Lion

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Finding What You Want with Spotlight in Mac OS X Lion

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Table of Contents

Introduction    xvii

1    Getting Started with Mac OS X Lion    1

Starting Mac OS X    2

Exploring the Finder and Desktop    4

Using the Mouse or Multi-Touch Gestures    6 New!

Working with Menus, Toolbars, and Panes    7

Using Menus for Quick Results    8

Choosing Dialog Options    9

Working with Icons    10

Viewing Windows    12 New!

Managing Windows    14 New!

Using the Sidebar    16 New!

Using Toolbars    17 New!

Displaying and Using the Dock    18 New!

Displaying and Using Stacks on the Dock    19 New!

Exposing Windows in Mission Control    20 New!

Grouping Windows in Mission Control    21 New!

Switching Users    22 New!

Sleeping, Restarting, and Shutting Down    24 New!

2    Managing Files and Folders    25

Opening and Viewing Disks    26

Viewing and Opening Documents    28 New!

Changing the Window View    30

Arranging Files and Folders in Icons View    32 New!

Working with Files and Folders in List View    34

Viewing Files with Cover Flow View    36

Working with Files and Folders in Columns View    37

Viewing Files Using Quick Look    38 New!

Going to Common or Recent Places    39 New!

Organizing Files and Folders by Color    40

Creating and Renaming Files and Folders    42 New!

Copying and Moving Files and Folders    44 New!

Using Spring-Loaded Folders    46

Sharing Files or Folders with Others    47

Deleting and Restoring Files and Folders    48

Getting and Setting File Information    50

Creating a CD or DVD Using the Finder    52

Mounting and Ejecting Disks    54

3    Finding What You Want with Spotlight    55

Finding Information Using Spotlight    56 New!

Finding Information in the Spotlight Window    58 New!

Filtering Spotlight Results    60

Grouping and Sorting Spotlight Results    62

Working with Spotlight Results    63

Setting Spotlight Preferences    64

Searching for Files Using the Find Window    66 New!

Searching for Hard to Find Information    68

Working with Find Window Results    69

Creating and Using Smart Folders    70

Getting Help While You Work    72

Getting Help Using Spotlight    74

4    Customizing the Finder    75

Understanding Finder Preferences    76

Showing Icons on the Desktop    77

Customizing the Way Windows Open    78

Showing or Hiding File Extensions    79

Customizing Finder Window Views    80 New!

Customizing the Toolbar    82

Customizing the Sidebar    84 New!

Customizing the Dock    86 New!

Creating Aliases    88

Customizing Mission Control    90 New!

Using Simple Finder    92 New!

5    Setting System Preferences    93

Understanding System Preferences    94

Viewing System Preferences    96

Locking and Unlocking Preference Settings    97

Changing Appearance Options    98 New!

Setting Up the Desktop    100 New!

Setting Up Screen Savers    101 New!

Setting the Date and Time    102

Changing Language Options    104

Changing Text Substitution Options    106 New!

Saving Energy and Managing Power    108

Selecting a Startup Disk    110

Changing the Way a CD or DVD Starts    111

Controlling Sound    112

Recognizing Your Speech    114

Letting Mac Do the Talking    116

Setting Universal Access Options    118 New!

Having VoiceOver Read from the Screen    120 New!

Setting VoiceOver Preferences    122 New!

Using VoiceOver Commands    124

Setting Ink Preferences    126

6    Using Mac OS X Applications    127

Getting Apps from the App Store    128 New!

Downloading and Installing Apps    130 New!

Using Mac OS X Apps    131 New!

Launching Apps    132 New!

Opening Apps and Files    134

Viewing Full Screen Apps    135 New!

Switching Between Apps    136

Quitting Apps    138

Playing Chess    139 New!

Creating an Address Book    140 New!

Editing an Address Book    142 New!

Managing and Sharing an Address Book    144 New!

Performing Calculations and Conversions    146

Capturing Images with a Digital Camera    148 New!

Capturing Screen Shots with Grab    149

Previewing Images and PDF’s    150 New!

Using Apps with Auto Save    152 New!

Creating Sticky Notes    153

Managing Fonts with Font Book    154 New!

Activating, Deactivating, and Customizing Fonts    155

Working with Dashboard    156 New!

Using Dashboard Widgets    158

Adding and Removing Dashboard Widgets    160

Creating a Web Clip Dashboard Widget    162

7    Working with Documents    163

Creating and Opening a Document    164 New!

Editing Text    166 New!

Recognizing Handwriting Ink    168

Making Corrections    170

Making Text Substitutions    171 New!

Checking Spelling and Grammar    172

Looking Up Words with Dictionary    174 New!

Finding and Replacing Text    176 New!

Formatting Text    178 New!

Displaying Rulers    179

Setting Paragraph Tabs    180 New!

Setting Paragraph Indents    181

Changing Character Spacing    182

Changing Line Spacing    183

Adding Lists and Tables    184

Applying and Creating a Style    186

Inserting Special Characters    188 New!

Adding Pictures, Movies, or Files to a Document    189

Saving and Closing a Document    190 New!

Using TextEdit for Web Design    192

Setting TextEdit Preferences    194

8    Printing and Faxing    195

Understanding Printers    196

Understanding Printer Drivers    197

Adding or Removing a Printer    198

Setting Print Settings    200

Sharing a Printer    202

Setting Up Page Options    204

Setting Basic Print Options    206 New!

Previewing Documents    208 New!

Saving Documents as PDF Documents    209

Managing Print Queues    210

Creating a Cover Page    211

Scanning Documents    212

Sending Fax Documents    214

Receiving Faxes Automatically    216

9    Exploring the Internet    217

Connecting to the Internet    218

Setting Up a Modem Connection    220

Setting Up an Ethernet Connection    221

Setting Up a Wireless Connection    222

Setting Up Multiple Connections    223

Making an Internet Connection    224

Understanding Web Sites and Browsers    225

Starting and Customizing Safari    226 New!

Viewing the Safari Window    227 New!

Browsing the Web    228

Browsing the Web Using Tabs    230 New!

Using the Reader and Reading List    232 New!

Viewing Top Sites    234 New!

Changing the Home Page    235

Viewing a History List    236

Bookmarking a Web Page    237

Working with Bookmarks    238

Viewing and Bookmarking RSS Feeds    240

Filling Out Forms on the Web    242 New!

Searching the Web    244 New!

Printing a Web Page    246

Viewing PDF Files    247

Saving a Web Page    248

Saving Pictures or Text from a Web Page    249

Downloading Files Safely from the Web    250 New!

Setting Safari Preferences    252 New!

Setting Security Preferences    254 New!

Blocking Pop-Up Windows    255

Selecting a Default Browser and Engine    256 New!

10    Exchanging Messages Using Mail    257

Setting Up Accounts in One Place    258 New!

Starting Mail    259

Setting Up an Account    260 New!

Managing Accounts    262

Viewing the Mail Window    264 New!

Composing and Sending an E-Mail    265

Addressing an E-Mail    266

Adding Stationery to E-Mail    268

Formatting Message Text    269 New!

Adding an E-Mail Signature    270

Customizing the Mail Window    271 New!

Receiving and Reading E-Mail    272

Responding to E-Mail    274

Sending and Retrieving a File    276 New!

Managing E-Mail    278 New!

Deleting E-Mail    280 New!

Saving E-Mail    282

Searching E-Mail for Text    283 New!

Blocking and Flagging E-Mail    284 New!

Diverting Incoming E-Mail to Mailboxes    286

Creating a Smart Mailbox    287

Getting RSS Feeds in E-Mail    288

11    Conducting Live Chats and Video Conversations    289

Creating an Instant Message Account    290 New!

Starting iChat    292 New!

Viewing iChat    293 New!

Changing My Status    294 New!

Using the iChat Status Menu    295 New!

Adding a Buddy    296 New!

Changing a Buddy Picture    297 New!

Creating and Managing Buddy Groups    298 New!

Sending and Receiving Instant Messages    300 New!

Blocking a Buddy    302

Sending a File During an Instant Message    303

Having an Audio and Video Chat    304

Enhancing a Video Chat    306

Chatting on a Local Network    308

Changing the Appearance of a Chat    310

Getting Notification Alerts    312

Getting Started with FaceTime    313 New!

Making a Video Call with FaceTime    314 New!

12    Working with Music and Media    315

Starting and Setting Up iTunes    316

Viewing the iTunes Window    317

Setting Up iTunes to Automatically Play CDs    318

Getting and Playing Music from CDs    319 New!

Getting Media from the iTunes Music Store    320 New!

Using and Creating Playlists    322

Adding Media to a Playlist    324

Socializing with Ping    325 New!

Subscribing and Playing Podcasts    326

Using iPod or iPhone with iTunes    327 New!

Listening to Internet Radio    328

Erasing a CD or DVD    329

Burning CDs and Exporting to MP3 Players    330

Setting iTunes Preferences    332

Capturing Photos in Photo Booth    333 New!

Recording Movies in Photo Booth    334 New!

Adding Photo Booth Effects    335 New!

Playing and Browsing DVD Movies    336

Customizing the DVD Player    337

Playing QuickTime Movies    338 New!

Creating QuickTime Movies    340 New!

Exploring iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto    342

13    Sharing Information in the Cloud    343

Joining the iCloud Community    344 New!

Getting Started with CloudApp    346 New!

Working with CloudApp Raindrops    348 New!

Setting CloudApp Preferences    349 New!

Using CloudApp on the Web    350 New!

Changing MobileMe Account Preferences    352

Managing MobileMe Mail    354

Creating a MobileMe Address Book    355

Working with MobileMe Calendar    356

Creating a MobileMe Gallery    358

Viewing and Sharing a MobileMe Gallery    360

Managing Files with iDisk    362

Setting iDisk Preferences    364

Sharing Files with MobileMe iDisk    366

14    Tracking and Synchronizing Information    367

Viewing the iCal Window    368 New!

Changing Calendar Views    369 New!

Creating and Working with Calendars    370 New!

Adding and Editing Calendar Events    372 New!

Publishing and Subscribing to a Calendar    374

Working with Reminders    376 New!

Printing Calendars and Reminders    377

Setting Up Synchronization    378

Resetting Synchronization    379

Keeping Track of Passwords with Keychain    380

Working with Keychains    381

Modifying Keychains    382

Adding Keychains    384

15    Setting Up Accounts and Maintaining Security    385

Understanding User Accounts    386

Activating the Login Window    387

Adding a User Account    388

Deleting a User Account    389

Setting File Access Permissions    390

Setting Account Access Privileges    391 New!

Setting Parental Controls    392

Specifying Log In and Start Up Items    394

Setting Fast User Switching    396

Setting Security & Privacy Preferences    397 New!

Restoring Password Access    398 New!

Protecting Your Computer with FileVault    400 New!

Managing Files with the Home Folder    401

Sharing Files with Other Users    402

16    Managing Files Using a Network    403

Using Network Sharing Services    404

Setting Up File Sharing    406

Sharing an Internet Connection    408

Configuring an Internet Firewall    409

Setting Up a Local Area Network    410

Setting Up a Network Connection    411

Setting Up for Different Network Connections    412

Setting Up a Bluetooth Wireless Network    413

Moving Items with Bluetooth    414

Setting Bluetooth Preferences    415

Browsing the Network with the Finder    416

Connecting to Another Computer    418

Connecting Your Mac Using a MobileMe Account    420

Sending Files Wirelessly with AirDrop    421 New!

Controlling a Computer with Screen Sharing    422 New!

Setting Up Mac and Windows to Share Files    424

Connecting from a Windows    7 or Vista Computer    425

Connecting from a Windows XP Computer    426

Connecting to a Network Over the Internet    428

Exploring Additional Utility Applications    430

17    Maintaining Your Computer    431

Downloading and Installing Software    432

Automating Software Updates    433

Opening Compressed Files    434

Compressing and Uncompressing Files and Folders    435

Using Application Services    436

Understanding Disk File Systems    437

Formatting and Copying a Disk    438

Fixing Disk Problems    440

Optimizing a Disk    441

Starting Your Computer from a Mac OS Disk    442

Migrating Information Between Macs    443 New!

Monitoring System Activities    444

Viewing System Messages with the Console    446

Viewing System Information    447

Forcing a Restart    448

18    Managing Hardware    449

Installing Hardware Devices    450

Removing Hardware Devices    451

Viewing Hardware Settings    452

Changing Keyboard Settings    453

Changing Mouse Settings    454 New!

Changing Trackpad Settings    455 New!

Changing Monitor Display Settings    456

Measuring Display Colors with the Digital Color Meter    458

Selecting Colors with the Color Picker    459

Matching Colors to Devices with ColorSync    460

Configuring Audio MIDI Devices    462

Preventing Hardware Problems    464

19    Working with Mac OS X Along with Windows    465

Preparing a Mac for Windows    466

Installing Windows on a Mac    468

Starting Up with Mac OS X or Windows    470

Using Windows on a Mac    472

Removing Windows    474

20    Backing Up Everything with Time Machine    477

Setting Up Time Machine for Backups    478 New!

Performing a Backup    479

Excluding Items from a Backup    480 New!

Working with a Backup    481 New!

Recovering Backed Up Items    482 New!

Recovering an Entire Computer System    484 New!

Creating a Disk Image to Backup Files    486

Burning a CD or DVD from a Disk Image    488

Restoring a Disk Image    489

Backing Up Files onto a CD or DVD    490

21    Automating Your Work    491

Introducing Automator    492

Viewing the Automator Window    494

Getting Started with Automator    495

Opening an Existing Workflow    496

Opening an Example Workflow    497

Working with an Example Workflow    498

Adding Actions to a Workflow    500 New!

Adding Variables to an Action    501

Recording an Action    502

Working with Workflows    503

Running and Stopping a Workflow    504

Saving a Workflow    505 New!

Using a Workflow as Plug-ins    506 New!

Understanding AppleScript Basics    507

Using Ready-Made AppleScripts    508

Writing and Recording AppleScripts    510 New!

Using AppleScript with Automator    512

A    Appendix: Installing Mac OS X Lion    513

Preparing to Install Mac OS X Lion    514

Determining the Current Mac OS Version    515

Getting Mac Information    516 New!

Getting Mac OS X Lion from the App Store    517 New!

Installing Mac OS X Lion    518 New!

Reinstalling Mac OS X Lion    520 New!

New Features    521 New!

Index    527

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