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Title:
The Mac OS 8.6 book
Author:
Bell, Mark R.
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Publication Information:
Scottsdale, AZ : Coriolis Group Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xiv, 599 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781576104439
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Book

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Summary

A guide for beginners and intermediate users to the operating system for Macintosh computers. A specialist in Macs, Bell describes how to use multithreading, memory management, and other features; connect to and explore the Internet; avoid common pitfalls; and troubleshoot system errors. The CD-ROM contains fully functional, demonstration, or trial versions of six utility software packages.


Author Notes

Mark R. Bell is a best-selling author of over 20 books, articles, and software manuals about the Mac OS and the World Wide Web.


Table of Contents

Part I The Operating System
Chapter 1 Operating System Basicsp. 3
What Tasks Does The Mac OS Perform?p. 3
Mac OS Componentsp. 5
Using The Mac OSp. 8
Basic Mac OS Operationsp. 9
Transferring Datap. 21
Chapter 2 The System Folderp. 31
Exploring The Mac OS 8.6 System Folderp. 32
Modifying The System Folderp. 56
Chapter 3 The Finder And Desktopp. 61
Finder Menusp. 62
Finder And Desktop Window Basicsp. 71
Advanced Finder And Desktop Featuresp. 92
Context-Sensitive Helpp. 101
The Get Info Dialog Boxp. 107
Chapter 4 Customizing Your Macp. 113
Mac OS Customization Featuresp. 113
Third-Party Utilitiesp. 130
Chapter 5 Managing Your Datap. 139
Aliasingp. 139
The Sherlock Search Enginep. 153
Labelsp. 167
Commentsp. 169
Chapter 6 PowerBook System Softwarep. 173
PowerBook Issuesp. 173
Power/Performance Managementp. 175
Display Managementp. 180
SCSI Disk Modep. 182
Remounting Serversp. 183
Apple Remote Accessp. 184
The PowerBook Control Stripp. 184
File Synchronizationp. 187
Location Managerp. 189
Securityp. 191
Part II Applications
Chapter 7 Mac OS 8.6 And Your Softwarep. 197
Mac OS 8.6 Compatibilityp. 197
What Is Compatibility?p. 198
Launchingp. 200
Stationery Documentsp. 207
The Desktop Levelp. 212
Dialog Box Keyboard Equivalentsp. 214
Chapter 8 Working With Other Types Of Computersp. 217
Sharing Datap. 217
SuperDrivep. 219
File Exchange: PC Exchangep. 220
File Exchange: File Translationp. 222
MacLinkPlusp. 225
Other OS Solutionsp. 229
Chapter 9 Applications And Memory Managementp. 235
Memory Vs. Storagep. 235
The Memory Control Panelp. 236
Controlling Memoryp. 245
The Get Info Dialog Boxp. 250
Virtual Memory And Virtual Memory Requirementsp. 255
Chapter 10 Working With Multiple Applicationsp. 259
What Is Multitasking?p. 260
The Old MultiFinderp. 262
Multitasking In Mac OS 8.6p. 263
Working With Multiple Applicationsp. 264
Multitasking Tipsp. 276
The Memory Implications Of Multitaskingp. 277
Chapter 11 Fonts And Printingp. 281
Imaging Modelsp. 281
Fonts And The Mac OSp. 288
TrueType Fontsp. 296
Font Reservep. 301
Advanced Typographyp. 304
Installing Fontsp. 307
Desktop Printingp. 310
Desktop Printer Utilityp. 315
ColorSync And Color Matchingp. 316
Chapter 12 Interapplication Communication And OpenDocp. 321
Interapplication Communication (IAC)p. 322
The Edition Managerp. 327
How Publish/Subscribe Worksp. 327
Publish/Subscribe Commandsp. 329
Editing Subscribersp. 337
Edition Files In The Finderp. 338
Edition Manager Tipsp. 340
OpenDocp. 342
Chapter 13 AppleScriptp. 351
What Is AppleScript?p. 352
The AppleScript Architecturep. 355
Scripting Basicsp. 357
The Script Editorp. 362
Scripting Applicationsp. 369
The Scriptable Finderp. 371
A Few New Tricks In Mac OS 8.6p. 371
Sample Scriptsp. 375
Learning More About AppleScriptp. 376
Chapter 14 Javap. 379
Java On The Macintoshp. 380
Mac Runtime For Javap. 381
Running Java Appletsp. 383
Other Java VMsp. 385
The "Look" Of Cross Platform Programsp. 389
Chapter 15 Multimediap. 395
QuickTimep. 396
QuickTime VRp. 407
QuickDraw 3Dp. 409
Speechp. 413
Other Multimedia Applicationsp. 414
Chapter 16 Troubleshootingp. 423
Common Problems And Their Solutionsp. 423
Useful Toolsp. 438
Preventing Problemsp. 447
Part III Networking
Chapter 17 File Sharingp. 451
What Is File Sharing?p. 452
Preparing For File Sharingp. 455
Starting File Sharingp. 456
Registering Users and Groupsp. 459
Creating New Usersp. 461
Sharing Folders Or Volumesp. 467
Access Privilegesp. 471
Monitoring File Sharingp. 476
Chapter 18 Working On A Networkp. 479
Accessing Network Volumesp. 479
The Network Browserp. 485
Program Linkingp. 487
Chapter 19 Internet Connectivityp. 491
Getting Connected:ISP Vs. LANp. 491
Internet Assistantsp. 493
Open Transport And Remote Accessp. 497
Chapter 20 Personal Web Sharingp. 505
The Web And HTMLp. 505
Web Server Configurationp. 507
Web Sharing Preferencesp. 514
Securityp. 516
Getting Helpp. 519
Chapter 21 Internet Applications And Utilitiesp. 521
Mac OS 8.6 Internet Softwarep. 521
Netscape Communicatorp. 522
Microsoft Internet Explorerp. 531
Microsoft Outlook Expressp. 534
Mac OS Internet Features And Utilitiesp. 537
Must-Have Internet Utilitiesp. 542
Part IV Appendixes
Appendix A Getting Helpp. 551
Appendix B Shortcutsp. 563
Appendix C Installing Or Updating Mac OS 8.6p. 567
Appendix D Additional Resources On The Webp. 577
Indexp. 581