Download OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide: The Ultimate Quick Guide to OS X PDF

TitleOS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide: The Ultimate Quick Guide to OS X
LanguageEnglish
File Size16.4 MB
Total Pages266
Table of Contents
                            Table of Contents
Preface
	Conventions Used in This Book
		Menu Symbols
	Attribution and Permissions
	Safari® Books Online
	How to Contact Us
	Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. What’s New in Mountain Lion?
	Improved iCloud Integration
	Sharing Everywhere
		Twitter Abounds
		Notification Center
		Reminders
		Notes
		Updated Updating
		Gatekeeper
		Messages
		Game Center
		AirPlay Mirroring
		Dictation
		But Wait, There’s More!
Chapter 2. Installing Mountain Lion and Migrating Data
	What You Need to Run Mountain Lion
	Preparing for the Install
	Installing Mountain Lion
		After the Install
		Moving Data and Applications
		Networking Options When Migrating Data
		Fine-Tuning Data Migration
Chapter 3. A Quick Guide to Mountain Lion
	What You Need to Know About OS X
		User Accounts
			Setting up accounts
		The Home Folder
	Using Mountain Lion
		Starting Up
			Startup key commands
		Logging In
		Logging Out, Sleeping, and Shutting Down
			Shut down and log out shortcuts
	Mountain Lion Basics
		The Menu Bar
			The Apple menu
			The Application menu
			Standard Application menus
			Menu extras
			The Accounts menu
			Spotlight
			Notification Center
			Use the menu bar less
		The Desktop
		Mastering the Finder
			Customizing the Finder toolbar
			The sidebar
			Finder preferences
			Finder views
			Common Finder tasks
		The Dock
			Dock Exposé
			Dock menus
			Stack view options
			Trash
			Dock preferences
		The Application Switcher
	Standard Window Controls
		Resizing Windows
	Full-Screen Applications
	Files and Folders
		Regular Folders
		Burn Folders
		Smart Folders
	Nonessential (but Useful) OS X Features
		Sharing (Almost) Everywhere
	Auto Save and Versions
		Searching with Spotlight
			Changing the order of Spotlight’s results
			Controlling the results Spotlight displays
			Controlling what Spotlight indexes
		Managing File Info
	Resume
Chapter 4. Troubleshooting OS X
	Common Problems
		Misbehaving Applications
			An application stops responding
			The Finder stops responding
			Force quitting greedy processes
			USB device problems
			Battery problems
			Display problems
		Startup Problems
			Your Mac beeps instead of starting
			Your hard drive is making noises
			Startup troubleshooting
			Reset your PRAM
Chapter 5. System Preferences
	Preference Pane Rundown
		General
		Desktop & Screen Saver
		Dock
		Mission Control
		Language & Text
		Security & Privacy
			General tab
			FileVault tab
			Firewall tab
			Privacy
		Spotlight
		Notifications
		CDs and DVDs
		Displays
		Energy Saver
		Keyboard
			Keyboard tab
			Keyboard Shortcuts tab
		Mouse
			Magic Mouse options
			Mighty Mouse options
			If you’re using a non-Apple mouse
		Trackpad
			Multitouch trackpads
		Print & Scan
		Sound
			Sound Effects tab
			Output tab
			Input tab
		iCloud
			Contacts
			Calendar & Reminders
			Notes
			Safari
			Photo Stream
			Documents & Data
			Back to My Mac
			Find My Mac
		Mail, Contacts & Calendars
		Network
		Bluetooth
		Sharing
		Users and Groups
		Parental Controls
			Apps
			Web
			People
			Time Limits
			Other
		Date & Time
		Software Update
		Dictation & Speech
			Dictation tab
			Text to Speech tab
		Time Machine
		Accessibility
			Display
			VoiceOver
			Zoom
			Audio
			Mouse & Trackpad
			Mouse Keys
			Slow Keys
			Sticky Keys
			Speakable Items
		Startup Disk
	Non-Apple Preference Panes
Chapter 6. Built-in Applications and Utilities
	Applications Installed with Mountain Lion
		App Store
		Automator
		Calculator
		Calendar
		Chess
		Contacts
		Dashboard
		Dictionary
		DVD Player
		FaceTime
		Font Book
		Game Center
		Image Capture
		iTunes
		Launchpad
		Mail
			Adding new accounts
			Add a signature to outgoing mail
			Enable junk mail filtering
			Add a mailbox
			Quickly delete junk mail
			Search your mail
		Messages
		Mission Control
		Notes
		Photo Booth
		Preview
		QuickTime Player
		Reminders
		Safari
			Change the home page
			Change the default browser
			Control which pages are shown in Top Sites
			Find a page you didn’t bookmark
			Block pop-up ads
			Change where downloaded items are saved
			Control cookies
			Get rid of Safari’s history
			Add a URL to the desktop
			Browse privately
			Turn off Autofill
			Customize Safari’s toolbar
		Stickies
		System Preferences
		TextEdit
		Time Machine
	Utilities Included with Mountain Lion
		Activity Monitor
		AirPort Utility
		AppleScript Editor
		Audio MIDI Setup
		Bluetooth File Exchange
		Boot Camp Assistant
		ColorSync Utility
		Console
		DigitalColor Meter
		Disk Utility
		Grab
		Grapher
		Java Preferences
		Keychain Access
		Migration Assistant
		Network Utility
		RAID Utility
		System Information
		Terminal
		VoiceOver Utility
		X11
Chapter 7. Managing Passwords in Mountain Lion
	Password Management
		Recovering a Forgotten Password
		Make a Great Password
		Storing Secure Notes
		Add a Keychain Access Menu Extra
		Securing Your Data
Chapter 8. Keyboard Commands and Special Characters
	Key Commands
		Customizing Key Commands
	Typing Special Characters in OS X
Index
                        

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