Mac OS X Power Tools.

Frakes, Dan.

Mac OS X Power Tools. - 2nd ed. - 1 online resource (685 pages)

Intro -- Contents -- Introduction -- Part 1 Setup, Startup, and Installing -- Chapter 1 The Power of Permissions: Understanding Users and Unix Organization -- The Basics: Permissions, Accounts, and File Organization -- Mastering Permissions and Accounts -- Moving On… -- Chapter 2 Sensational Setup -- System Preferences: Beyond the Basics -- Application Preferences -- Working with Preference Files -- Moving On… -- Chapter 3 Subjugating Startup and Leveraging Login -- The Boot Process -- Choosing a Startup Volume or System -- Customizing the Boot Panel -- The Login Process -- Managing Startup/Login Services -- Stopping and Restarting Startup Processes -- Special Startup and Login Options -- Moving On… -- Chapter 4 Installations, Inc. -- Installation Basics -- Installing Third-Party Software -- Installing Mac OS and Apple Software -- Uninstalling Software -- Transferring Mac OS X between Computers or Hard Drives -- Supporting "Unsupported" Stuff -- Moving On… -- Part 2 Files, Finders, Docks, and Apps (Including Classic) -- Chapter 5 Finagle Files and Foil Finder Frustration -- File Basics -- Finder Preferences and View Options -- The Desktop and the Desktop Folder -- Working with Windows (Finder Windows, Not Microsoft Windows) -- File and Folder Finesse -- Super Saving (and Opening) -- Moving On… -- Chapter 6 Developing a Dynamite Dock -- Dock Settings and Customization -- Using and Abusing the Dock -- Accessorizing Your Dock -- Alternatives to the Stock Dock -- Moving On… -- Chapter 7 Application Aptitude -- Applications 101 -- Getting the Most from Mac OS X's Applications and Utilities -- Basic Application Troubleshooting -- Text Testimonials: Working with Text in OS X -- Moving On… -- Chapter 8 Clobbering Classic -- A Quick Primer on the Classic Environment -- The Classic System Preferences -- Optimizing Classic -- Using Classic. Classic Trouble -- Moving On… -- Part 3 The Internet, Networking, Sharing, and Printing -- Chapter 9 Networking Notables and Internet Illuminations -- Network Basics -- Network and Internet: Setup Subtleties -- Better Browsing Basics -- Moving On… -- Chapter 10 Stellar Sharing Strategies -- Sharing Locally: The Public and Shared Folders, and Local Volumes -- Sharing Files Locally: Bluetooth -- Sharing Remotely: iDisk -- Sharing Remotely: Personal File Sharing -- Sharing Remotely: FTP -- Sharing Remotely: Secure FTP (SFTP) -- Sharing Remotely: Windows File Sharing (SMB) -- Sharing Remotely: Personal Web Sharing -- Quick Access to Sharing Services -- Moving On… -- Chapter 11 Connection Convenience and Remote Control -- IP Addresses, URLs, and Ports -- Connecting to Shares on Other Computers/Servers -- Connecting to NFS Servers/Shares -- Connecting to Frequently Accessed Servers and Shares -- Connecting to Virtual Private Networks (VPN) -- Remote Access and Control -- Moving On… -- Chapter 12 Printing Practicalities (and Fax Features) -- Printing Basics -- Printer Prep: Setting Up and Managing Printers in OS X -- Supporting Unsupported Printers -- Sharing Your Printer -- Printing Pointers -- Printing Selectively -- Fax Functionality -- Moving On… -- Part 4 Mastering Your Mac-Security, Maintenance, and Unix -- Chapter 13 Strengthening System Security and Fine-Tuning Firewalls -- Security Basics -- Keeping Your Mac Safe: Networks and the Internet -- Keeping Your Mac Safe: Local Access -- Keeping Sensitive Data Safe -- Protecting Yourself (and Your Friends) from Viruses -- Moving On… -- Chapter 14 Mac Maintenance and Administrative Actions -- Disk Drive Diligence -- Maintenance Magic -- Admin Artistry -- Backup Basics -- Moving On… -- Chapter 15 Utilizing Unix -- Unix Doing in Mac OS X? -- Shell Games: Using the Shell -- Beyond the Basics: Other Unix Tips. Everybody Needs a Little Help Sometimes, man -- Unix Tools to Explore -- Compiling and Installing Unix Programs -- X11 -- Moving On…? -- Appendix A Multiple Mounts, Various Volumes, and Divided Disks -- Working with Multiple Volumes in OS X -- Using Drive Partitions -- Customizing OS X When Using Multiple Volumes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z.

"Dan Frakes' Mac OS X Power Tools is an essential (and approachable) guide for getting the most from Mac OS X." -Christopher Breen, Mac 911 Columnist, MacWorld Magazine Mac Expert Dan Frakes' Turns You Into a Power User The latest version of Mac OS X (v10.3, Panther) is here, and noted expert Dan Frakes has once again worked day and night to discover and document the best ways for Mac users of all levels of experience to get things done. This completely revised and updated second edition of Mac OS X Power Tools provides tips, shortcuts, and step-by-step solutions to equip you with the most essential insights and knowledge. With this book at your side and your Mac in front of you, you'll understand Mac OS X like never before, saving time, avoiding headaches, and transforming OS X into one very productive cat. Coverage includes: Understanding user accounts and permissions Taking control of the startup and login processes Embracing and extending Finder functionality Using the Dock and Dock replacements Working with applications Streamlining Mac OS and third-party installations Making the most of Classic Improving Web surfing and network connectivity Sharing files and connecting to servers Taking advantage of OS X's advanced printing architecture Strengthening system security Keeping Mac OS X in tip-top shape Controlling your Mac remotely Taking advantage of OS X's Unix base Visit the author's website at


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