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OS X Mavericks on Demand


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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5218-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5218-5

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Inside the Book

  • Find and preview everything you need with Spotlight
  • Master the OS X Mavericks 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 iPhone, iPad, or iPod
  • Chat online instantly with Messages and FaceTime
  • Manage and share your schedule with Calendar
  • Send files wirelessly to anyone around you with AirDrop
  • Keep your files synced to iCloud and 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
  • Post content straight to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or Vimeo
  • Use Microsoft Windows along with Mavericks

Numbered Steps guide you through each task

See Also points you to related information in the book

Did You Know? alerts you to tips and techniques

Illustrations with matching steps

Tasks are presented on one or two pages

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Finding What You Want with Spotlight in OS X Mavericks

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Table of Contents

Introduction    xvii

1  Getting Started with OS X Mavericks    1

Starting OS X    2

Exploring the Finder and Desktop    4

Using the Mouse or Multi-Touch Gestures    6

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 Tab Bar    16  New!

Using the Sidebar    18  New!

Using Toolbars    19  New!

Displaying and Using the Dock    20

Displaying and Using Stacks on the Dock    21

Exposing Windows in Mission Control    22

Grouping Windows in Mission Control    23

Switching Users    24

Sleeping, Restarting, and Shutting Down    26

2  Managing Files and Folders    27

Opening and Viewing Disks    28

Viewing and Opening Documents    30

Changing the Window View    32  New!

Arranging Files and Folders in Icons View    34  New!

Working with Files and Folders in List View    36

Viewing Files with Cover Flow View    38

Working with Files and Folders in Columns View    39

Viewing Files Using Quick Look    40

Going to Common or Recent Places    41

Organizing Files and Folders by Tags    42  New!

Creating and Renaming Files and Folders    44

Copying and Moving Files and Folders    46  New!

Using Spring-Loaded Folders    48

Sharing Files Using Online Services    49

Deleting and Restoring Files and Folders    50

Getting and Setting File Information    52  New!

Creating a CD or DVD Using the Finder    54

Mounting and Ejecting Disks    56

3  Finding What You Want with Spotlight    57

Finding Information Using Spotlight    58

Finding Information in the Spotlight Window    60

Filtering Spotlight Results    62

Grouping and Sorting Spotlight Results    64

Working with Spotlight Results    65

Setting Spotlight Preferences    66

Searching for Files Using the Find Window    68  New!

Searching for Hard to Find Information    70  New!

Working with Find Window Results    71

Creating and Using Smart Folders    72

Getting Help While You Work    74

Getting Help Using Spotlight    76

4  Customizing the Finder    77

Understanding Finder Preferences    78  New!

Showing Icons on the Desktop    79

Customizing the Way Windows Open    80  New!

Showing or Hiding File Extensions    81

Customizing Finder Window Views    82

Customizing the Toolbar    84

Customizing the Sidebar    86  New!

Customizing the Dock    88

Creating Aliases    90

Customizing Mission Control    92  New!

Using Simple Finder    94

5  Setting System Preferences    95

Understanding System Preferences    96  New!

Viewing System Preferences    98

Locking and Unlocking Preference Settings    99

Changing Appearance Options    100

Setting Up the Desktop    102  New!

Setting Up Screen Savers    103

Setting the Date and Time    104

Changing Language Options    106  New!

Changing Text Substitution Options    108  New!

Saving Energy and Managing Power    110  New!

Selecting a Startup Disk    112

Changing the Way a CD or DVD Starts    113

Controlling Sound    114

Dictating Your Speech    116  New!

Letting Mac Do the Talking    118

Setting Accessibility Options    120  New!

Setting Accessibility Interacting Options    122  New!

Having VoiceOver Read from the Screen    124

Setting VoiceOver Preferences    126

Using VoiceOver Commands    128

Setting Ink Preferences    130

6  Using OS X Applications    131

Getting Apps from the App Store    132

Downloading and Installing Other Apps    134

Using OS X Apps    135  New!

Launching Apps    136

Opening Apps and Files    138

Viewing Full Screen Apps    139  New!

Switching Between Apps    140

Quitting Apps    142

Playing Chess    143

Playing Games with the Game Center    144

Creating a Contacts List    146

Editing a Contacts List    148

Managing and Sharing a Contacts List    150

Performing Calculations and Conversions    152

Getting and Managing iBooks    154  New!

Reading and Marking Up iBooks    156  New!

Viewing and Navigating Maps    158  New!

Capturing Images with a Digital Camera    160

Capturing Screen Shots with Grab    161

Previewing Images and PDF’s    162  New!

Using Apps with Auto Save    164  New!

Creating Sticky Notes    165

Managing Fonts with Font Book    166

Activating, Deactivating, and Customizing Fonts    167

Working with Dashboard    168

Adding and Removing Dashboard Widgets    170

Creating a Web Clip Dashboard Widget    172

7  Working with Documents    173

Creating and Opening a Document    174

Editing Text    176

Recognizing Handwriting Ink    178

Making Corrections    180

Making Text Substitutions    181  New!

Checking Spelling and Grammar    182

Looking Up Words with Dictionary    184

Finding and Replacing Text    186

Formatting Text    188

Displaying Rulers    189

Setting Paragraph Tabs    190

Setting Paragraph Indents    191

Changing Character Spacing    192

Changing Line Spacing    193

Adding Lists and Tables    194

Applying and Creating a Style    196

Inserting Special Characters    198

Adding Pictures, Movies, or Files to a Document    199  New!

Saving and Closing a Document    200  New!

Using TextEdit for Web Design    202

Setting TextEdit Preferences    204

8  Printing, Scanning, and Faxing    205

Understanding Printers    206

Understanding Printer Drivers    207

Adding or Removing a Printer    208  New!

Setting Print Settings    210

Sharing a Printer    212

Setting Up Page Options    214

Setting Basic Print Options    216

Previewing Documents    218

Saving Documents as PDF Documents    219  New!

Managing Print Queues    220

Creating a Cover Page    221

Scanning Documents    222

Sending Fax Documents    224

Receiving Faxes Automatically    226

Exploring the Internet    227

Connecting to the Internet    228

Setting Up a Modem Connection    230

Setting Up an Ethernet Connection    231

Setting Up a Wireless Connection    232

Setting Up Multiple Connections    233

Making an Internet Connection    234

Understanding Web Sites and Browsers    235

Viewing and Customizing Safari    236  New!

Browsing the Web    238

Browsing the Web Using Tabs    240

Using the Reader and Reading List    242  New!

Working with Shared Links    244  New!

Viewing Top Sites    245  New!

Viewing a History List    246

Bookmarking a Web Page    247  New!

Working with Bookmarks    248  New!

Filling Out Forms on the Web    250  New!

Searching the Web    252

Printing a Web Page    254

Viewing PDF Files    255  New!

Saving a Web Page    256  New!

Saving Pictures or Text from a Web Page    257

Downloading Files Safely from the Web    258

Setting Safari Preferences    260  New!

Setting Security Preferences    262  New!

Blocking Pop-Up Windows    264

Changing Web Notifications    265

Selecting a Default Browser and Search    266

10  Exchanging E_Mail Messages    267

Setting Up Accounts in One Place    268  New!

Starting Mail    269

Setting Up an Account    270  New!

Managing Accounts    272  New!

Viewing the Mail Window    274

Composing and Sending an E-Mail    275  New!

Addressing an E-Mail    276

Adding Stationery to E-Mail    278

Formatting Message Text    279

Adding an E-Mail Signature    280

Customizing the Mail Window    281

Receiving and Reading E-Mail    282

Responding to E-Mail    284

Sending and Retrieving a File    286  New!

Managing E-Mail    288

Deleting E-Mail    290

Saving E-Mail    292  New!

Searching E-Mail for Text    293

Blocking and Flagging E-Mail    294

Diverting Incoming E-Mail to Mailboxes    296

Creating a Smart Mailbox    297

Creating a VIP List    298

11  Sending Instant Messages    299

Starting Messages    300

Viewing Messages    301

Creating a Messages Account    302  New!

Chatting on a Local Network    304

Changing My Status    306

Using the Messages Status Menu    307

Adding a Buddy    308  New!

Changing a Buddy Picture    309

Creating and Managing Buddy Groups    310

Sending and Receiving Messages    312

Sending a File During a Message    314

Working with Messages    315

Having an Audio and Video Chat    316

Enhancing a Video Chat    318

Changing Chat Message Options    319

Changing the Chat Message Appearance    320

Getting Chat Message Alerts    321

Blocking a Buddy    322

Getting Started with FaceTime    323

Making a Video Call with FaceTime    324

12  Working with Music and Media    325

Starting and Setting Up iTunes    326

Viewing the iTunes Window    327  New!

Setting Up iTunes to Automatically Play CDs    328

Getting and Playing Music    329  New!

Getting Media from the iTunes Store    330  New!

Creating and Using Playlists    332  New!

Adding Media to a Playlist    334  New!

Working with Media    336  New!

Sharing Media at Home    337

Listening to iTunes Radio    338  New!

Listening to Internet Radio    339  New!

Subscribing and Playing Podcasts    340

Using iPod, iPhone, iPad with iTunes    341

Exporting to MP3 Players    342

Setting iTunes Preferences    343  New!

Streaming a Mac to Apple TV    344  New!

Capturing Photos in Photo Booth    345

Recording Movies in Photo Booth    346

Adding Photo Booth Effects    347

Playing and Browsing DVD Movies    348

Customizing the DVD Player    349

Playing QuickTime Movies    350

Creating QuickTime Movies    352

Exploring iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto    354

13  Sharing Information in the Cloud    355

Joining the iCloud Community    356  New!

Setting iCloud Preferences    358  New!

Sharing with Back to My Mac    360

Finding Your Mac    361

Using iCloud on the Web    362  New!

Using iCloud on the Mac    364

Using iCloud Enabled Apps    366  New!

Managing iCloud Files on the Mac    368

14  Tracking and Managing Information    369

Viewing the Calendar Window    370  New!

Changing Calendar Views    371  New!

Creating and Working with Calendars    372  New!

Adding and Editing Calendar Events    374  New!

Inviting Attendees to Calendar Events    376

Printing Calendars    377

Publishing and Subscribing to a Calendar    378

Sharing an iCloud Calendar    380

Creating Reminder Lists    382

Working with Reminder Lists    384

Adding Notifications to Reminders    386

Enabling Accounts for Reminders and Notes    387

Creating and Managing Notes    388

Setting Notification Preferences    390  New!

Using the Notification Center    392  New!

Posting to Social Media    394  New!

15  Setting Up Accounts and Maintaining Security    395

Understanding User Accounts    396

Activating the Login Window    397

Adding a User Account    398

Deleting a User Account    399

Setting File Access Permissions    400

Setting Account Access Privileges    401  New!

Setting Account Parental Controls    402

Specifying Log In and Start Up Items    404

Setting Fast User Switching    406

Setting Security Preferences    407

Setting Privacy Preferences    408

Protecting Your Computer with FileVault    409

Restoring Password Access    410

Adding Keychains and Passwords    412

Working with Keychains and Passwords    413  New!

Modifying Keychains and Passwords    414

Setting Up for iCloud Keychain    416  New!

Using AutoFill with iCloud Keychain    418  New!

16  Managing Files Using a Network    419

Using Network Sharing Services    420

Setting Up File Sharing    422

Sharing an Internet Connection    424

Configuring an Internet Firewall    425

Setting Up a Local Area Network    426

Setting Up a Network Connection    427

Setting Up for Different Network Connections    428

Setting Up a Bluetooth Wireless Network    429

Moving Items with Bluetooth    430

Setting Bluetooth Preferences    431

Browsing the Network with the Finder    432

Connecting to Another Computer    434

Sharing Files or Folders with Others    436

Sending Files Wirelessly with AirDrop    437

Controlling a Computer with Screen Sharing    438

Setting Up Mac and Windows to Share Files    440

Connecting from a Windows Computer    441

Connecting to a Network Over the Internet    442

Exploring Additional Utility Applications    444

17  Maintaining Your Computer    445

Downloading and Updating Software    446  New!

Automating Software Updates    447  New!

Opening Compressed Files    448

Compressing and Uncompressing Files and Folders    449

Using Application Services    450

Understanding Disk File Systems    451

Formatting and Copying a Disk    452

Fixing Disk Problems    454

Fixing Disk Permission Problems    455

Erasing a CD or DVD Disc    456

Migrating Information Between Macs    457

Monitoring System Activities    458  New!

Viewing System Messages with the Console    460

Viewing System Information    461

Forcing a Restart    462

18  Managing Hardware    463

Installing Hardware Devices    464

Removing Hardware Devices    465

Viewing Hardware Settings    466

Changing Keyboard Settings    467

Changing Mouse Settings    468

Changing Trackpad Settings    469  New!

Changing Monitor Display Settings    470  New!

Using Multiple Monitor Displays    472  New!

Measuring Display Colors with the Digital Color Meter    474

Selecting Colors with the Color Picker    475

Matching Colors to Devices with ColorSync    476

Configuring Audio MIDI Devices    478

Preventing Hardware Problems    480

19  Working with OS X Along with Windows    481

Preparing a Mac for Windows    482  New!

Installing Windows on a Mac    484

Starting Up with OS X or Windows    486

Using Windows on a Mac    488

Removing Windows    490

20  Backing Up Everything with Time Machine    493

Setting Up Time Machine for Backups    494

Performing a Backup    495

Excluding Items from a Backup    496

Working with a Backup    497

Recovering Backed Up Items    498

Recovering an Entire Computer System    500

Creating a Disk Image to Backup Files    502  New!

Burning a CD or DVD from a Disk Image    504

Restoring a Disk Image    505

Backing Up Files onto a CD or DVD    506

21  Automating Your Work    507

Introducing Automator    508

Getting Started with Automator    510

Opening an Existing Workflow    511

Working with an Example Workflow    512

Adding Actions to a Workflow    514

Adding Variables to an Action    515

Recording an Action    516

Working with Workflows    517

Running and Stopping a Workflow    518

Saving a Workflow    519  New!

Using a Workflow as Plug-ins    520

Understanding AppleScript Basics    521

Using Ready-Made AppleScripts    522

Writing and Recording AppleScripts    524

Using AppleScript with Automator    526

Appendix: Installing OS X Mavericks    527

Preparing to Install OS X Mavericks    528  New!

Determining the Current OS X Version    529

Getting Mac Information    530

Getting OS X from the App Store    531

Installing OS X Mavericks    532  New!

Reinstalling OS X Mavericks    534

New Features    535  New!

Index    541


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