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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Tiger All in One


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  • Copyright 2005
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 744
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32705-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32705-6

The Macintosh environment is very exciting — and very confusing, especially for the first time user. What you need is one book that will guide you through all of the exciting features and programs that came with your new Mac. That's where Mac OS X Tiger All in One comes in. This thorough, easy-to-understand introduction to all of the components of Mac OS X Tiger will teach you how to easily work with Mac hardware, the operating system and all of the powerful digital media applications that are built right into your system. Did you know you can make your own music with a program called Garage Band? You can even burn CDs and DVDs using a program called iDVD. All of the features and programs in a Mac work together cohesively, so why consult multiple books that work against the natural flow of the Mac system? Mac OS X Tiger All in One is all you need to become a fluent Mac user.

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Exploring the Dock

Exploring the Dock in Mac OS X "Tiger"

Table of Contents


    How This Book Is Organized

    An Invitation from the Authors


1. Introducing Mac OS X.

    Setting Up Mac OS X

    A Peek Under the Hood 

    Applications Included with Mac OS X

    The Mac OS X Desktop

    System Preferences


2. Using the Finder.

    The Finder Window

    The File System

    The Sidebar

    Performing File and Content Searches–Spotlight to the Rescue

    The Finder Menu Bar


3. Exploring the Dock.

    Applications and the Dock

    Docked Windows, Files, and Folders

    Trash Can

    Customizing the Dock

    Dock Preference Options


4. Working with Folders, Files, and Applications.

    Folders, Files, and Applications

    The Finder Window Action Menu

    Getting Info

    Additional Tips for Using Applications

    Running Classic Applications


5. Setting System Preferences and Universal Access Options.

    Personal System Preferences

    Hardware System Preferences

    Internet & Network System Preferences

    System Preferences

    Universal Access



6. Using Calculator, Grapher, Preview, and TextEdit.






7. Using QuickTime and DVD Player.


    DVD Player


8. Working with Address Book, Keychain Access, iSync, and Ink.

    Address Book

    Keychain Access




9. Installing Additional Software.

    Software Sources

    Downloading and Installing Software

    Opening Compressed Files with StuffIt Expander

    Software Considerations in a Multiuser System

    Some Software Suggestions


10. Using iWork–Pages and Keynote.




11. Working with Displays and Peripheral Devices.

    Configuring Displays

    Using the Display Calibrator Assistant

    Introduction to ColorSync

    Connecting Peripheral Devices


12. Printing, Faxing, and Working with Fonts.

    Using the Printer Setup Utility

    The Page Setup and Print Windows

    Print and Fax Preference Options

    Working with Fonts



13. Connecting to the Internet.

    Creating an Internet Connection

    Setting Network Port Priorities and Locations

    Using Internet Connect


14. Using Safari.

    The Safari Interface

    Web Browsing in Safari

    The Safari Menu Bar

    Safari Preference Options


15. Using Sherlock for Internet Searches.

    The Internet Channel

    The Pictures Channel

    The Stocks Channel

    The Movies Channel

    The Phone Book Channel

    The eBay Channel

    The Flights Channel

    The Dictionary Channel

    The Translation Channel

    The AppleCare Channel

    Third-Party Channels

    The Sherlock Preferences


16. Exploring .Mac Membership.

    Defining .Mac

    Setting Up .Mac Service

    Using the iDisk

    Syncing with .Mac

    .Mac Web Services


17. Using Mail.

    Setting Up Mail

    Reading and Managing Email

    Composing and Sending Messages

    Using Advanced Features of Mail

    Mail Utilities and Diagnostic Tools


18. Using iChat AV.

    Setting Up iChat AV

    Logging In to Your Accounts

    Configuring Your Online Information

    Managing Your Buddy List

    Initiating IM and A/V Conferencing

    Using the Connection Doctor


19. Using iCal.

    The iCal Interface

    Adding and Editing Events

    To Do Lists

    Calendar Publishing and Subscribing

    iCal Preference Options

    iCal Menus



20. Introducing iLife.




    iMovie HD


    System Requirements and Necessary Tools

    Installing the iLife Applications


21. Using iTunes.

    Setting Up iTunes

    The iTunes Interface


    Adding Song Files

    The iTunes Music Store

    Burning CDs and Exporting to MP3 Players

    Listening to Internet Radio

    The iTunes Preference Options

    Using Your iPod with iTunes


22. Using iPhoto.

    The iPhoto Window

    Importing Image Files

    Organizing and Searching Images

    Editing Photos

    Creating an iPhoto Book

    Creating Slideshows

    Sharing Your Photos

    The iPhoto Preference Options


23. Using GarageBand.

    The GarageBand Interface

    Working with Prerecorded Loops

    Recording Original Music

    Customizing Tracks

    Exporting a Song to iTunes



24. Exploring the iMovie HD Interface.

    Basic Stages of Making an iMovie

    The iMovie Interface

    iMovie Preferences

    Starting a New Project


25. Working with Video and Clips in iMovie HD.

    Connecting Video Cameras

    Working with Video

    Moving Around in a Clip

    Making Basic Edits

    Working with iMovie’s Clip Viewer

    Creating a Magic iMovie


26. Adding Titles, Transitions, and Effects in iMovie.





27. Working with Still Photos and Sound in iMovie.

    Photos and iMovie HD

    Adding Photos to iMovie

    Still Images and Duration

    Still Images, Effects, and Transitions

    Sound in iMovie HD

    Working with Audio

    Other iMovie Audio Sources


28. Exporting iMovies.

    Choosing a Way to Share Your iMovie

    Emailing iMovies

    Sharing Movies over .Mac

    Making Videotapes from iMovie

    Exporting iMovies to iDVD

    Sharing via QuickTime

    Burning iMovies to CD

    Sharing with Bluetooth Devices


29. Exploring the iDVD Interface.

    The iDVD Interface

    iDVD Capabilities

    The iDVD Preference Options


30. Creating DVDs in iDVD.

    Preparing the DVD Project

    Importing Files

    Customizing DVD Menus

    Customizing Menus 

    DVD Slideshows

    DVD-ROM Content–Including Computer Files on a DVD

    Archiving DVD Projects and Creating Disc Images

    Burning Your DVD

    Creating OneStep DVDs



31. Sharing Your Computer with Other Users.

    Understanding User Accounts

    File Permissions


32. Sharing Files and Running Network Services.

    Sharing Services

    Connecting to Shared Folders

    Sharing Your Internet Connection


33. Securing Your Computer.

    Local Security

    Network Security


34. Maintaining Your System.

    Automating Software Updates

    Backing Up Your Data

    Copying Your Hard Drive

    Using Backup Software

    Activity Monitor


35. Recovering from Crashes and Other Problems.

    Application Crashes

    System Crashes

    Resetting PRAM

    Protection Against Viruses and Other Malicious Code

    Restoring the Administrator Password

    Fixing Hard Drive Problems

    Reinstalling System Software



36. Introducing Automator and AppleScript.




37. Using Basic Unix Commands.

    Terminal: Your Window to the Underworld

    Basic Commands for Working with Files

    Process Management

    Server Administration

    Getting Help with Manpages

    Other Useful Commands


38. Exploring the Utilities Folder.

    System Tools

    Network Tools

    Imaging, Audio, and MIDI Tools

    System Helpers




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