Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

By David Pogue

With Leopard, Apple has unleashed the best model of Mac OS X but, and David Pogue is again with one other meticulous lacking handbook to hide the working process with a wealth of element. the hot Mac OS X 10.5, greater often called Leopard, is quicker than its predecessors, yet nothing's too speedy for Pogue and this lacking guide. it is only one of purposes this is often the most well-liked computing device booklet of all time. Mac OS X: The lacking guide, Leopard Edition is the authoritative publication for Mac clients of all technical degrees and adventure. in case you are new to the Mac, this publication can provide a crystal-clear, jargon-free creation to the Dock, the Mac OS X folder constitution, and the Mail program. There also are mini-manuals on iLife purposes reminiscent of iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto, and an instructional for Safari, Mac's internet browser. This lacking guide e-book is a laugh and enjoyable to learn, yet Pogue does not take his topic flippantly. Which new Leopard gains paintings good and which don't? What for those who search for? What in case you stay away from? Mac OS X: The lacking handbook, Leopard Edition bargains an aim and easy guideline for utilizing:

  • Leopard's completely made over Finder areas to staff your home windows and set up your Mac initiatives
  • Quick glance to view records ahead of you open them
  • The Time desktop, Leopard's new backup characteristic
  • Spotlight to look for and locate whatever on your Mac
  • Front Row, a brand new strategy to get pleasure from tune, images, and videos
  • Enhanced Parental Controls that include Leopard speedy assistance for developing and configuring your Mac to make it your individual

there is something new on essentially each web page of this new version, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and services to each considered one of them. Mac's introduced a brand new cat to city and Mac OS X: The lacking guide, Leopard Edition is a brilliant new strategy to tame it.

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2). In short, all of the Application menu's commands actually pertain to the application you're using. The File and Edit menus come next. As in the past, the File menu contains commands for opening, saving, and closing files. ) The Edit menu contains the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands. The last menu is almost always Help. 3). You can operate them from the keyboard. Once you've clicked open a menu, you can highlight any command in it just by typing the first letter (g for Get Info, for example). (It's especially great for "Your country" pop-up menus on Web sites, where "United States" is about 200 countries down in the list.

At the minimum setting (top), they're so crammed that it's almost ridiculous; you can't even see their names. But sometimes, you don't really need to. " 56 Part I: The Mac OS X Desktop Part I: The Mac OS X Desktop 57 In fact,you can actually specify a different type size for every window on your machine. (Why would you want to adjust the point size independently in different windows? 5. Label position Click either Bottom or Right to indicate where you want an icon's name to appear, relative to its icon.

Rearrange Dock icons by dragging them like tiles on a puzzle. Remove a Dock icon by dragging it away from the Dock, and enjoy the animated puff of smoke that appears when you release the mouse button. ) • Click something once to open it. When you click a program's icon, a tiny, shiny reflective dot appears under its icon to let you know that it's open. ) • When you click a folder's icon, you get a stackâ an arcing row of icons, or a grid of them, that indicates what's inside. 2 for more on stacks.

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