Take Control of Using Mountain Lion

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2012
204 pages

Book Description

You'll become comfortable with these important Mountain Lion features:

  • Notifications: Learn how to view, organize, and control your notifications--so that they don't control you!
  • Gatekeeper: Understand the new Gatekeeper security system, and how you can bypass it when necessary.
  • Resume: Enjoy the Resume feature that re-opens applications and when you restart your or relaunch a program. Or learn how to shut it off.
  • Auto Save: Some applications don't have Save commands in Mountain Lion! Learn how to save if you need to, and what to do if OS X saves something you don't want--and discover a new option in Mountain Lion that refines Auto Save in an important way.
  • iCloud: Read what Matt thinks is interesting about iCloud, plus come to a full understanding of how to work with Documents in the Cloud in OS X--including how to handle the new Open dialog.
  • Window management: Get help with resizing your windows, find out about full-screen mode, and go way beyond the basics with Mission Control and spaces.
  • Gestures: If you have a trackpad or Magic Mouse, get ready for more gestures in Mountain Lion!

You'll learn how handle these core customizations:

  • Menu bar: Enable (or disable) menu icons at the right side of the menu bar, and locate the elusive checkbox for making the menu bar look solid.
  • Finder windows: Set up the default Finder window in a smart way that suits your needs.
  • Dock: Take control of your Dock's appearance, location, and contents.
  • Launchpad: Move and remove items in Launchpad--a close cousin to the iOS Home screen--and make "folders" that contain multiple .
  • Screen: Calibrate your screen so it looks good to you, and learn how to make choppy text look smoother.
  • Desktop: Set which appear on the Desktop, and pick a custom background image.

Plus you'll find the answers to these customization-related questions:

  • How do I turn off notification banners and alerts, for all my applications, all at once?
  • Where did my scrollbars go?
  • How do I make the text in my Finder window sidebar larger?
  • How do I change the size of my mouse pointer icon?
  • How do I create a custom keyboard shortcut for a menu item?

Chockablock with information, the ebook also teaches you how to:

  • Activate the new Voice Dictation feature.
  • Issue the nifty keyboard shortcut for the handy Options dialog.
  • Find missing or deeply buried files quickly.
  • Enter accented characters--or type in a different language!
  • Install, delete, and organize fonts.
  • Let your fingers do the walking by choosing menu items with the keyboard.
  • Type a shortcut to "spring" open a closed folder while dragging a file onto it.
  • Set up a new user account--and limit its powers.
  • Zoom with picture-in-a-picture.
  • Find your hidden user Library--and keep it found.
  • ...and much more!

Book Details

  • Title: Take Control of Using Mountain Lion
  • Author:
  • Length: 204 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • ISBN-10: B008XAWV1U
  • ISBN-13: 9781615424108