By Bob LeVitus
Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the latest model of the Macintosh working method, and “Dr. Mac” Bob LeVitus is the suitable specialist to introduce you to Snow Leopard. Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies covers the entire cool stuff and prepares you for the quirks, so even if it’s your first Mac or an improve, you’ll take pleasure in a very profitable courting.
From beginning your Mac to developing a community and retaining involved through iChat AV, Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies delivers the inside track at the new positive factors and enhancements that assist you do extra paintings in much less time.
- Learn whilst to close down your Mac and while to not, easy methods to safe it, and the way to again it up with Time Machine
- Organize your lifestyles with iCal and your stuff with documents and folders, and be capable to locate what you’re taking a look for
- Set up your net connection and email, deal with unsolicited mail, surf with Safari, and begin iChatting
- Download and manage songs, podcasts, and films with iTunes and plan a playlist with Genius
- Create records with TextEdit, print them, fax then, and make PDFs
- Set up a community and proportion documents, printers, and web connections
- Find out approximately working process updates, firewalls, troubleshooting, and alternative routes to maintain your Mac secure, fit, and happy
Technology columnist Bob LeVitus has been a Mac guru for almost twenty years. Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies presents simply what you want to wake up and operating with Snow Leopard.
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Record view deals no disclosure button (as you spot in record view Finder windows), so that you doubleclick folders to open them and spot their contents. In Column view, you click on an merchandise at the left to work out its contents at the correct, simply as you do in a Column view Finder window. you may as well use the ahead and again buttons or the Sidebar, either to be had in simple terms in an multiplied store conversation, to comfortably navigate your disk. lots of those navigation aids paintings like the ones within the Finder; turn to bankruptcy five for extra info. you could magnify the keep sheet to determine extra an analogous means you amplify a Finder window — drag the lower-right nook of the sheet down or to the perfect. should you can’t locate the folder during which you need to shop your rfile, variety the folder’s identify within the seek field. it really works like the seek field in a Finder window, as proven in bankruptcy five. You don’t also have to press input or go back; the retailer sheet updates itself to teach you just goods that fit the characters as you’ve typed them. 141 142 half II: Snow Leopard Taming (Or “Organization for clever People”) determine 6-6: An increased shop sheet appears to be like just like those (Icon view on best, record view in heart, Column view on bottom). bankruptcy 6: Organizing and dealing with documents and Folders four. opt for the folder the place you need to keep your dossier within the the place pop-up menu. which will create a brand new subfolder of the chosen folder to avoid wasting your dossier in, click on the hot Folder button, provide the hot folder a reputation, after which shop your dossier in it. In determine 6-7, I’ve chosen an present folder named Novels. you could inform it’s chosen simply because its identify is displayed within the the place menu and highlighted less than that during the 1st column. the chosen folder is the place your dossier may be stored. The keyboard shortcut for brand spanking new Folder is $+Ô+N whether you’re in a keep sheet or the Finder. If i needed to create a brand new folder contained in the Novels folder in determine 6-7, i may have clicked the hot Folder button or pressed the shortcut. five. within the dossier layout pop-up menu, ensure the layout chosen is the only you will have. 6. so that it will flip off the exhibit of dossier extensions (such as . rtf, . pdf, or . txt) in keep sheets, choose the cover Extension fee field. determine 6-7: Saving a dossier within the Novels folder (which is within the files folder). 7. Double-check the the place pop-up menu one final time to ensure the right kind folder is chosen. Then click on the store button to avoid wasting the dossier to the lively folder. if you happen to click on keep, the dossier now seems to be within the folder you chose. when you swap your brain approximately saving this dossier, clicking Cancel dismisses the retailer sheet with no saving whatever at any place. In different phrases, the Cancel button returns issues to the way in which they have been sooner than you displayed the retailer sheet. 143 144 half II: Snow Leopard Taming (Or “Organization for clever People”) After you’ve kept a dossier for the 1st time, deciding on File➪Save or urgent Ô+S doesn’t increase a shop sheet anymore. It simply saves the dossier back with none additional intervention in your half.