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Title:
Mac OS 9
Author:
Langer, Maria.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Peachpit Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xiv, 360 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Title Subject:
ISBN:
9780201700046
Format :
Book

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Summary

This introduction to the Macintosh operating systems covers features new to release 9: the Sherlock 2 search engine, enhanced security, improved networking, and multiuser capabilities. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Author Notes

Maria Langer is the author of billions and billions of computer books (OK, really just two dozen). She is a Webmaster, computer trainer, and member of the Macworld Expo Conference Faculty. When she's not writing, she's probably out on her horse or motorcycle or terrorizing the skies of Arizona in a helicopter.


Table of Contents

Introduction to Mac OS 9p. xi
Introductionp. xi
New Features in Mac OS 9p. xii
Mac OS 9 Componentsp. Xiv
Chapter 1 Setting Up Mac OS 9p. 1
Setting Up Mac OS 9p. 1
The Mac OS 9 Installerp. 2
Restarting Your Computerp. 9
The Mac OS Setup Assistantp. 10
Chapter 2 Finder Basicsp. 19
The Finder and Desktopp. 19
The Mousep. 20
Menusp. 22
Iconsp. 25
Windowsp. 30
Sleeping, Restarting, and Shutting Downp. 36
Chapter 3 File Managementp. 39
File Managementp. 39
Viewsp. 40
Button Viewp. 43
Cleaning Up and Arranging Icons and Buttonsp. 44
List Viewsp. 45
Labelsp. 48
Icon Namesp. 49
Foldersp. 50
Moving and Copying Itemsp. 51
The Trash and Deleting Itemsp. 55
Disks and Other Storage Mediap. 57
Mounting Disksp. 58
Ejecting Disksp. 59
Formatting Disksp. 60
Chapter 4 Advanced Finder Techniquesp. 63
Advanced Finder Techniquesp. 63
Finder Preferencesp. 64
Outlines in List Viewp. 68
Pop-up Windowsp. 69
Spring-Loaded Foldersp. 71
Aliasesp. 74
Favoritesp. 76
Recent Itemsp. 78
The Info Windowp. 79
Chapter 5 Application Basicsp. 83
Applicationsp. 83
Using Applications and Creating Documentsp. 84
Multitasking and the Application Menup. 87
Using the Application Switcherp. 89
Quitting an Applicationp. 91
Dialog Boxesp. 92
Navigation Servicesp. 96
Stationery Padsp. 98
Macintosh Drag and Dropp. 99
RAMp. 100
The About Windowp. 101
Chapter 6 Using Mac OS Softwarep. 103
Mac OS 9 Softwarep. 103
Calculatorsp. 104
Key Capsp. 106
Scrapbookp. 107
Stickiesp. 108
AppleCD Audio Playerp. 109
SimpleSoundp. 111
QuickTime, QuickTime Player, and PictureViewerp. 113
Apple System Profilerp. 118
Disk First Aidp. 120
Drive Setupp. 121
Mac OS Extended Format (or HFS Plus)p. 123
Disk Copyp. 125
Chapter 7 Using SimpleTextp. 127
SimpleTextp. 127
Launching and Quitting SimpleTextp. 128
Entering and Editing Textp. 129
Formatting Textp. 132
Undoing Actionsp. 133
Copy, Cut, and Pastep. 134
Find and Replacep. 136
Speech and Soundp. 138
Saving and Opening Filesp. 140
Chapter 8 Working with PC Filesp. 143
Working with PC Filesp. 143
Reading PC Disksp. 144
PC Exchangep. 145
File Translationp. 149
Chapter 9 Printingp. 153
Printingp. 153
Printer Driversp. 155
The Chooserp. 157
The Page Setup dialog boxp. 161
The Print Dialog Boxp. 165
The Print One Commandp. 174
Desktop Printersp. 174
Troubleshooting Printing Problemsp. 178
Chapter 10 Networking and Telecommp. 179
Networking and Telecommunicationsp. 179
Open Transport and Network Connectionsp. 180
Connecting to Another Computerp. 182
Sharing Files with Othersp. 186
Using the File Sharing Control Panelp. 186
Setting Privilegesp. 196
Icons and Windows of Shared Itemsp. 199
Modem Connectionsp. 200
Remote Accessp. 202
DialAssistp. 206
Chapter 11 Connecting to the Internetp. 209
Connecting to the Internetp. 209
The Internet Setup Assistantp. 210
TCP/IP, PPP, and Remote Accessp. 220
Setting Internet Configuration Optionsp. 221
Connecting to an ISPp. 226
Internet Applicationsp. 228
Launching Internet Applicationsp. 229
Outlook Expressp. 230
Internet Explorerp. 233
Personal Web Sharingp. 235
Chapter 12 Security and Multiple Usersp. 239
Security and Multiple Usersp. 239
Keychain Securityp. 240
Security Applicationsp. 245
Multiple Usersp. 247
PowerBook Password Securityp. 254
Chapter 13 Using Sherlock 2p. 257
Sherlock 2p. 257
Finding Filesp. 258
Searching the Internetp. 266
Searching for Peoplep. 268
Working with Channelsp. 269
Saving Searchesp. 270
Automatically Indexing Volumesp. 271
Chapter 14 Fine-Tuning Functionalityp. 273
Fine-Tuning Mac OS Functionalityp. 273
Extensions Managerp. 275
Apple Menu Optionsp. 279
ColorSyncp. 282
Control Stripp. 283
Energy Saverp. 284
General Controlsp. 288
Launcherp. 289
Keyboardp. 290
Mouse and Trackpadp. 292
Memoryp. 294
Startup Diskp. 296
Infraredp. 297
QuickTime Settingsp. 299
Date and Timep. 300
Numbers and Textp. 303
Location Managerp. 304
PowerBook SCSI Disk Modep. 307
File Synchronizationp. 308
Startup and Shutdown Itemsp. 311
Software Updatep. 312
Chapter 15 Customizing Appearancep. 315
Customizing Mac OS Appearancep. 315
Appearancep. 316
Monitorsp. 321
Soundp. 322
Speechp. 324
Fontsp. 326
Chapter 16 Getting Help and Troubleshootingp. 329
Getting Helpp. 329
Balloon Helpp. 330
The Help Center and Mac Helpp. 331
Guide Helpp. 334
Application Helpp. 338
Troubleshootingp. 339
Help and Troubleshooting Advicep. 345
Appendix A Menus and Keyboard Commandsp. 347
Menus and Keyboard Commandsp. 347
Appendix B iBook Considerationsp. 349
iBook Considerationsp. 349
Displayp. 350
Keyboardp. 350
Modemp. 351
Networkingp. 351
Indicator Lightsp. 352
Bundled Softwarep. 352
Indexp. 353

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