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OS X Mavericks on Demand by Steve Johnson

Need answers quickly? OS X Mavericks on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will 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 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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About Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson has written more than 80 books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, Adobe Edge Animate, Adobe Flash Professional CS5, Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft SharePoint 2013, Microsoft Office 2013 and 2010, Microsoft Office 2008 for the Macintosh, and Apple OS X Mountain Lion. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training. When he is not staying up late writing, he enjoys coaching baseball, playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. Steve and his family live in Northern California, but can also be found visiting family all over the western United States.

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

9 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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OS X Mavericks on Demand by Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson
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