Mac OS X Pocket Reference by Chuck Toporek

By Chuck Toporek

Apple's new working process, Mac OS X, is achieving a serious mass. Its glossy Aqua interface, mixed with a strong BSD Unix center, deliver usability and balance to a brand new point. As businesses begin to migrate to Mac OS X from previous types of the Mac OS and from different flavors of Unix, IT managers are trying to find a brief reference consultant to get clients begun quick; this Pocket Reference is that guide.The Mac OS X Pocket Reference introduces Mac, home windows, and Unix clients to the basic options of Mac OS X. The booklet will aid you use the Finder and the Dock, in addition to how one can configure your method utilizing the process personal tastes. simply because Mac OS X is Unix-based, the Mac OS X Pocket Reference indicates you ways to factor easy Unix instructions utilizing the Terminal software. issues lined during this booklet contain: the best way to configure your Mac OS X process find out how to use the Finder and the Dock an outline of keyboard shortcuts to be used with the GUI and the Terminal the best way to create certain characters and emblems The publication begins out with a "Mac OS X Survival Guide," which exhibits Mac clients what is replaced from Mac OS nine, and likewise is helping home windows and Unix converts get acclimated with their new OS. The Mac OS X Pocket Reference concludes with a 30+-page "Task and surroundings" index, which solutions questions that clients may have while attempting to configure their system.This convenient pocket reference is the last word consultant for novices to Mac OS X, and is a smart spouse to be used with David Pogue's Mac OS X: The lacking handbook.

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Table 1-1. Mac OS 9's Control Panels and their disposition in Mac OS X Mac OS 9 Control Panel Equivalent in Mac OS X System Preferences Desktop System Preferences General Apple Menu Options System Preferences General AppleTalk System Preferences Network ColorSync System Preferences ColorSync Control Strip Gone; think Dock Date & Time System Preferences Date & Time DialAssist[1] System Preferences Network Energy Saver[1] System Preferences Energy Saver Appearance AppleTalk Show Internal Modem Extensions Manager Gone.

Many of the designations used by manufacturers and sellers to distinguish their products are claimed as trademarks. Where those designations appear in this book, and O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. was aware of a trademark claim, the designations have been printed in caps or initial caps. The association between the image of a German shepherd and the topic of Mac OS X is a trademark of O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. S. and other countries. The "keyboard" Apple logo (Option-Shift-K) is used with permission of Apple Computer, Inc.

For information about the application, you now have to use the application menu (located to the right of the Apple menu) and select the About option. com/downloads/macosx/) in your default web browser. System Preferences System Preferences replaces most of the Control Panels from earlier versions of the Mac OS. 1 later in this book for more details. Dock This menu offers a quick way to change settings for the Dock (described later). Location This is similar to the Location Manager Control Panel from earlier versions of the Mac OS; it allows you to change locations quickly for connecting to a network and/or the Internet.

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