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Mac OS X Panther for dummies
LeVitus, Bob.
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Publication Information:
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, [2004]

Physical Description:
xvi, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

"Covers the new features of Mac OS X version 10.3"--Cover.
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QA76.76.O63 L48685 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Set preferences, manage folders, and check out iTools

Pounce on cool features like the all-new Finder, iChat videoconferencing, and more

The doctor is in! Let "Dr. Mac" help you put Panther through its paces and see what a cool cat it really is. Discover how to customize your desktop, wander down the Dock, get online with new mail features, jump into iLife?TM, share your Mac, do all that Classic stuff, and make your Panther purr.

The Dummies Way
∗ Explanations in plain English
∗ "Get in, get out" information
∗ Icons and other navigational aids
∗ Tear-out cheat sheet
∗ Top ten lists
∗ A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:
∗ Brush up on OS X basics
∗ Find your way around the Dock
∗ Open, resize, and move Finder windows
∗ Use Open dialog boxes and Save sheets
∗ Work with removable media

Author Notes

Bob LeVitus (Austin, Texas) often referred to as "Dr. Mac," has written 39 computer books, including all previous editions of Mac OS For Dummies . His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide. Bob presently has a weekly newspaper column "Dr. Mac" in the Houston Chronicle. (Readership 1 million+) He′s also been published in more than two-dozen computer magazines over the past thirteen years. Always a popular speaker at computer user groups and trade shows, Bob has spoken at more than 200 seminars here and abroad, presented keynote addresses in three countries, and produced a series of training seminars in five cities.

Table of Contents

Part I Desktop Madness: Navigating Mac OS X
Chapter 1 Mac OS X Panther 101 (Prerequisites: None)
Chapter 2 Meet the Desktop
Chapter 3 "What's Up, Dock?"
Chapter 4 I Think Icon! I Think Icon!
Chapter 5 Looking through Finder Windows
Chapter 6 A Bevy of Delectable Menus
Part II Rounding Out Your Basic Training
Chapter 7 New-Fangled Finder
Chapter 8 Mastering the Save Sheet and the Open Dialog
Chapter 9 Haggling with Removable Media
Chapter 10 File Management without Tearing Your Hair Out
Part III Doing Stuff with Your Mac
Chapter 11 Internet-Working
Chapter 12 Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing
Chapter 13 Applying Yourself to the Applications Folder
Chapter 14 The Classic Environment: Like Mac OS 9, Only Better
Chapter 15 What Your Mac Prefers
Part IV U 2 Can B a Guru
Chapter 16 "Mine! Miiiiine!": Sharing Your Mac and Liking It
Chapter 17 Back Up Now or Regret It Later
Chapter 18 Troubleshooting Mac OS X
Part V The Part of Tens
Chapter 19 Ten (Or So) Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience
Chapter 20 Ten (Or So) Ways to Make Your Mac Better by Throwing Money at It
Chapter 21 Ten (Or So) Great Web Sites for Mac Freaks
Chapter 22 Ten (Or So) Mac OS X Apps That You Might Need Someday
Part VI Appendix
Appendix: Installing Mac OS X Panther (Only If You Have To)