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Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook By Guy Hart-Davis

Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook by Guy Hart-Davis

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook Summary

Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook by Guy Hart-Davis

The visual learner's ultimate guide to the MacBook and macOS High Sierra Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook is your ultimate guide to getting up and running quickly with your new MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air! Whether you're new to computers or transitioning from a PC, this graphics-heavy guide will show you everything you need to know to get the most out of your new laptop. Clear, step-by-step instructions walk you through each task, with screenshots that help you follow along with confidence. You'll learn how to manage files, work with macOS software, organize photos and media, set up email, access the internet, and adjust settings and preferences to make your MacBook work the way you work. You'll also explore the features that bring computing to a whole new level, including iCloud, FaceTime, the App Store, and so much more! The Mac has long inspired a legion of loyal fans, and you're about to find out why. From sleek design to intuitive interface, to an OS that just works, Apple has cornered the market on the high-end computing experience. The MacBook makes sublime computing portable, and this book shows you how to take advantage of all that your MacBook has to offer. Get acquainted with the latest macOS version and its new features Perform everyday tasks quickly and easily Customize preferences and settings to suit your needs Download new apps, video chat, save to the cloud, and much more! No confusing tech-speak, no vague instructions, and no complex tangents into obscure tasks. This friendly guide is packed with screenshots, easy-to-follow instructions, and a practical sensibility; you're not launching the space shuttle, you just want to open your email. If you're ready to explore all that your MacBook can do, Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook is your ideal companion.

About Guy Hart-Davis

Guy Hart-Davis (Barnard Castle, UK) is the author of more than 100 computing books, including Teach Yourself VISUALLY iMac, Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPad. He also writes about PCs, Windows, Linux, and VBA.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Your MacBook Understanding the MacBook Models 4 Set Up Your MacBook 8 Start Your MacBook and Log In 12 Explore the macOS Desktop 14 Point and Click with the Trackpad 18 Connect to a Wireless Network 20 Give Commands 22 Open, Close, and Manage Windows 24 Using Notifications 26 Put Your MacBook to Sleep and Wake It Up 28 Log Out, Shut Down, and Resume 30 Chapter 2 Configuring Your MacBook Change the Desktop Background 34 Set Up a Screen Saver 36 Configure Energy Saver and Sleep Settings 38 Customize the Dock 40 Add or Remove Desktop Spaces 42 Create Hot Corners to Control Screen Display 44 Make the Screen Easier to See 46 Configure the Keyboard 48 Configure the Trackpad or Other Pointing Device 50 Configure iCloud Settings 52 Add a Second Display 54 Using an Apple TV and HDTV as an Extra Display 56 Set Up Your Social Networking Accounts 58 Connect External Devices 60 Explore Other Important Settings 62 Chapter 3 Sharing Your MacBook with Others Create a User Account 66 Configure Your MacBook for Multiple Users 68 Share Your MacBook with Fast User Switching 70 Turn On Parental Controls for an Account 72 Control What Apps a User Can Run 74 Limit Website Access for a User 76 Set Store Restrictions and Time Limits 78 Choose Privacy Restrictions for a User 80 Apply Other Restrictions to a User 82 Review a User's Actions 84 Chapter 4 Running Apps Open an App and Quit It 88 Install an App from the App Store 90 Install an App from a Disc or the Internet 92 Run an App Full Screen 94 Run Apps at Login 96 Using Split View 98 Switch Quickly Among Apps 100 Switch Apps Using Mission Control 102 Set Up Dictation and Speech 104 Using Dictation and Speech 106 Configure and Invoke Siri 108 Perform Tasks with Siri 110 Remove Apps 112 Identify Problem Apps 114 Force a Crashed App to Quit 116 Revert to an Earlier Version of a Document 118 Using Dashboard 120 Configure Dashboard 122 Chapter 5 Managing Your Files and Folders Understanding Where to Store Files 126 Using the Finder's Views 128 Work with Finder Tabs 130 View a File with Quick Look 132 Search for a File or Folder 134 Control Which Folders Spotlight Searches 136 Create a New Folder 138 Copy a File 140 Move a File 142 Rename a File or Folder 144 View the Information About a File or Folder 146 Organize Your Files with Tags 148 Compress Files 150 Using the Trash 152 Customize the Finder Toolbar 154 Customize the Sidebar 156 Configure Finder Preferences 158 Chapter 6 Surfing the Web Open a Web Page 162 Follow a Link to a Web Page 163 Open Several Web Pages at Once 164 Navigate Among Web Pages 166 Return to a Recently Visited Page 168 Play Music and Videos on the Web 170 Change Your Home Page 172 Create Bookmarks for Web Pages 174 Using Reader View and Reading List 176 Find Interesting Web Pages 178 Download a File 180 Configure Safari for Security and Privacy 182 Chapter 7 Sending and Receiving E?Mail Set Up Your E?Mail Accounts 188 Send an E?Mail Message 190 Send an E?Mail Message Using Stationery 192 Receive and Read Your Messages 194 Reply To a Message 196 Forward a Message 198 Send a File via E?Mail 200 Receive a File via E?Mail 202 View E?Mail Messages by Conversations 204 Reduce the Amount of Spam You Receive 206 Chapter 8 Chatting and Calling Set Up Messages and Choose Preferences 210 Chat with a Buddy 212 Send and Receive Files with Messages 214 Sign In to FaceTime and Set Preferences 216 Make and Receive FaceTime Calls 218 Configure and Use Handoff with Your iPhone 220 Chapter 9 Organizing Your Life Navigate the Calendar App 224 Create a New Calendar 226 Create an Event 228 Share an iCloud Calendar with Other People 230 Subscribe to a Shared Calendar 232 Add Someone to Your Contacts 234 Change a Contact's Information 236 Organize Contacts into Groups 238 Create Notes 240 Track Your Commitments with Reminders 244 Get Directions 248 Explore with 3D Flyovers in Maps 250 Chapter 10 Enjoying Music, Video, and Books Add Your Music to iTunes 254 Set Up Home Sharing 256 Buy Songs Online 258 Play Songs 260 Play Videos 262 Create Playlists 264 Create Smart Playlists 266 Listen to Apple Radio and Internet Radio 268 Enjoy Podcasts 270 Read Books 272 Chapter 11 Making the Most of Your Photos Import Photos 276 Browse Your Photos 278 Select Photos from Bursts 284 Crop a Photo 286 Rotate or Straighten a Photo 288 Remove Red?Eye 290 Improve a Photo's Colors 292 Add Filters to Photos 294 Create Photo Albums 296 Create and Play Slide Shows 298 Identify People in Photos 302 E?Mail a Photo 304 Take Photos or Movies of Yourself 306 Chapter 12 Networking and Protecting Your MacBook Transfer Files Using AirDrop 310 Connect to a Shared Folder 312 Share a Folder 314 Connect to a Shared or Network Printer 316 Share Your MacBook's Printer 318 Connect Remotely via Back to My Mac 320 Turn Off Automatic Login 324 Enable and Configure the Firewall 326 Choose Privacy Settings 328 Install and Use Antivirus Software 330 Recognize and Avoid Phishing Attacks 332 Chapter 13 Troubleshooting Your MacBook Using the macOS Help System 336 Reclaim Space by Emptying the Trash 338 Keep Your MacBook Current with Updates 340 Control Checking for Software Updates 342 Back Up Your Files 344 Recover Files from Backup 346 Recover When macOS Crashes 348 Troubleshoot Corrupt Preference Files 350 Run First Aid from Within macOS 352 Run First Aid from macOS Utilities 354 Reinstall macOS to Solve Severe Problems 356 Index 358

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook by Guy Hart-Davis
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