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									Contents in Detail
Introduction ..................................................................................................................................1
Understanding Computer Terms ......................................................................................................2
Telling the Computer What to Do .....................................................................................................2
Finding a Command ...........................................................................................................................3
Using the Keyboard .............................................................................................................................5
How This Book Is Organized ..............................................................................................................5


Part 1: Basic Training
Project 1: Turning a Macintosh On and Off Manually
or Automatically.........................................................................................................................9
What You’ll Be Using ...........................................................................................................................9
Turning a Macintosh Off the Normal Way...................................................................................... 10
Forcing Your Macintosh to Shut Down ........................................................................................... 11
Restarting a Macintosh ..................................................................................................................... 11
Scheduling a Time to Turn Your Macintosh On or Off ................................................................. 11
Starting Programs When Your Macintosh Turns On ..................................................................... 14

Project 2: Learning to Use the Mouse ....................................................................... 15
What You’ll Be Using ......................................................................................................................... 16
How to Point and Click the Mouse .................................................................................................. 16
Dragging the Mouse......................................................................................................................... 17
Double-Clicking the Mouse............................................................................................................. 19
Right-Clicking the Mouse................................................................................................................. 19
Using the Scroll Ball ..........................................................................................................................20
Using the Side Buttons .....................................................................................................................20
Additional Ideas for Using the Mouse ............................................................................................21

Project 3: Choosing Commands on the Menu Bar .............................................23
What You’ll Be Using .........................................................................................................................23
Understanding the Menu Bar .......................................................................................................... 24
Understanding Dialogs ....................................................................................................................28
Understanding the Parts of the Menu Bar .....................................................................................30
Additional Ideas for Using the Menu Bar .......................................................................................32

Project 4: Controlling Programs with the Dock..................................................35
What You’ll Be Using .........................................................................................................................35
Understanding Program Icons ........................................................................................................36
Understanding the Dock ..................................................................................................................37
Removing an Icon from the Dock ....................................................................................................37
Adding an Icon to the Dock .............................................................................................................38
Hiding or Moving the Dock ..............................................................................................................38
Magnifying the Dock.........................................................................................................................40
Switching Programs from the Dock ................................................................................................40
Quitting Programs from the Dock ..................................................................................................42
Additional Ideas for Using the Dock ...............................................................................................43




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                           Project 5: Manipulating Windows ................................................................................45
                           What You’ll Be Using .........................................................................................................................45
                           Arranging Windows ..........................................................................................................................46
                           Closing a Window .............................................................................................................................46
                           Moving a Window.............................................................................................................................. 47
                           Resizing a Window ............................................................................................................................ 47
                           Scrolling a Window ........................................................................................................................... 47
                           Minimizing a Window........................................................................................................................48
                           Zooming a Window ...........................................................................................................................49
                           Hiding the Toolbar of a Window .....................................................................................................49
                           Hiding and Displaying Windows with Exposé ...............................................................................50
                           Hiding All Windows out of Sight .....................................................................................................50
                           Displaying Only Windows from a Single Program ........................................................................ 51
                           Viewing All Windows as Thumbnail Images ..................................................................................52
                           Working with Multiple Desktops with Spaces ...............................................................................53
                           Setting Up Spaces .............................................................................................................................53
                           Switching Between Desktops ..........................................................................................................55
                           Moving Windows Between Desktops .............................................................................................56
                           Additional Ideas for Manipulating Windows .................................................................................57

                           Project 6: Navigating Through Folders with the Finder ...............................59
                           What You’ll Be Using .........................................................................................................................59
                           Understanding Drives, Folders, and Files ......................................................................................59
                           Understanding the Finder................................................................................................................ 61
                           Viewing the Contents of a Drive......................................................................................................62
                           Viewing a Folder Hierarchy ..............................................................................................................62
                           Opening a Folder ..............................................................................................................................63
                           Identifying Your Location in the Folder Hierarchy .........................................................................64
                           Navigating Back and Forth Through Folders .................................................................................65
                           Shortcuts to Viewing Folders ...........................................................................................................66
                           Additional Ideas for Navigating the Folder Hierarchy ................................................................. 67
                           Placing a Folder in the Sidebar........................................................................................................ 67
                           Placing a Folder as a Stack on the Dock ......................................................................................... 67

                           Project 7: Creating, Copying, Moving, and Renaming Files and
                           Folders ............................................................................................................................................69
                           What You’ll Be Using .........................................................................................................................69
                           Creating Files and Folders ............................................................................................................... 70
                           Creating a Folder in the Save Dialog .............................................................................................. 70
                           Creating a Folder in the Finder Window ........................................................................................ 71
                           Changing the View of Folders ......................................................................................................... 71
                           Peeking Inside a File .........................................................................................................................73
                           Renaming a File or Folder ................................................................................................................ 74
                           Deleting a File or Folder .................................................................................................................. 74
                           Copying a File or Folder ................................................................................................................... 74
                           Moving a File or Folder .................................................................................................................... 75
                           Additional Ideas for Creating, Copying, Moving, and Renaming Files and Folders ................ 76




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    Project 8: Conserving Energy While Using Your Macintosh .......................77
    What You’ll Be Using .........................................................................................................................77
    The Parts of Your Macintosh That Will Go to Sleep ...................................................................... 78
    Forcing Your Macintosh to Sleep ....................................................................................................79
    Making Your Macintosh Sleep on a Schedule ............................................................................... 81
    Additional Ideas for Conserving Energy ........................................................................................82


    Part 2: Making Life Easier with Shortcuts

    Project 9: Working Faster with Shortcut Commands......................................85
    What You’ll Be Using .........................................................................................................................85
    Using Keyboard Shortcuts ...............................................................................................................86
    Using Buttons ....................................................................................................................................87
    Using Shortcut Menus ......................................................................................................................88
    Additional Ideas for Using Shortcuts..............................................................................................90

    Project 10: Learning to Drag and Drop ....................................................................91
    What You’ll Be Using .........................................................................................................................91
    Dragging and Dropping Text ..........................................................................................................92
    Dragging and Dropping Website Addresses in Safari .................................................................92
    Dragging and Dropping Graphics ..................................................................................................94
    Dragging and Dropping Files into Programs ................................................................................94
    Additional Ideas for Dragging and Dropping ...............................................................................96

    Project 11: Controlling Your Macintosh with Hot Corners ..........................97
    What You’ll Be Using .........................................................................................................................97
    Defining a Hot Corner ......................................................................................................................98
    Using a Hot Corner ...........................................................................................................................99
    Additional Ideas for Using Hot Corners .......................................................................................100

    Project 12: Finding Files Fast ........................................................................................ 101
    What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................102
    Finding Specific Files with Spotlight ............................................................................................102
    Using Spotlight Through the Finder .............................................................................................102
    Using Spotlight from the Menu Bar ..............................................................................................104
    Using Smart Folders........................................................................................................................104
    Placing Folders on the Sidebar ..................................................................................................... 107
    Placing Folders on the Dock .......................................................................................................... 107
    Peeking at Files Without Opening Them .....................................................................................109
    Additional Ideas for Finding Files ................................................................................................. 110

    Project 13: Organizing Files and Folders by Color and
    Weird Words ............................................................................................................................. 111
    What You’ll Be Using ....................................................................................................................... 112
    Labeling Files and Folders by Color ............................................................................................. 112
    Searching Files and Folders by Color ........................................................................................... 113
    Adding Spotlight Comments ........................................................................................................ 114
    Additional Ideas for Labeling Files and Folders with Colors and Comments......................... 116




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                             Project 14: Putting Information at Your Fingertips with
                             Dashboard .................................................................................................................................. 117
                             What You’ll Be Using ....................................................................................................................... 117
                             Starting Dashboard......................................................................................................................... 118
                             Adding and Removing Dashboard Widgets................................................................................ 119
                             Adding Widgets to Dashboard ..................................................................................................... 120
                             Removing Widgets from Dashboard ............................................................................................ 120
                             Rearranging Widgets on Dashboard ............................................................................................ 121
                             Customizing Widgets...................................................................................................................... 122
                             Finding More Widgets.................................................................................................................... 122
                             Erasing Widgets .............................................................................................................................. 123
                             Additional Ideas for Using Dashboard ......................................................................................... 124

                             Project 15: Giving a Macintosh Multiple Personalities with User
                             Accounts ...................................................................................................................................... 127
                             What You’ll Be Using ....................................................................................................................... 127
                             Understanding User Accounts ...................................................................................................... 128
                             Creating User Accounts.................................................................................................................. 129
                             Logging Out of and In to an Account ........................................................................................... 131
                             Fast Switching Between Accounts ................................................................................................ 132
                             Turning on Fast User Switching ..................................................................................................... 132
                             Changing Accounts with Fast User Switching.............................................................................. 134
                             Deleting an Account ....................................................................................................................... 134
                             Additional Ideas for Using Accounts ............................................................................................ 136

                             Project 16: Slapping Parental Controls on Your Kids .................................... 137
                             What You’ll Be Using ....................................................................................................................... 137
                             Creating a Managed with Parental Controls Account ................................................................ 138
                             Setting Parental Controls ...............................................................................................................140
                             Restricting Programs ....................................................................................................................... 141
                             Restricting Content .........................................................................................................................144
                             Restricting Email and iChat Contact .............................................................................................146
                             Setting Time Limits for Using the Macintosh ...............................................................................148
                             Viewing Account Usage .................................................................................................................. 149
                             Additional Ideas for Using Managed Parental Controls Accounts ........................................... 151

                             Project 17: Making Your Mac Easier to See, Hear, and Control ............. 153
                             What You’ll Be Using ....................................................................................................................... 153
                             Enlarging Text on the Screen......................................................................................................... 153
                             Changing the Screen Resolution ...................................................................................................154
                             Magnifying Parts of a Screen .........................................................................................................154
                             Replacing Beeps with Screen Flashing......................................................................................... 155
                             Turning on Sticky Keys ....................................................................................................................156
                             Using Mouse Keys to Control the Keyboard................................................................................ 157
                             Additional Ideas for Using Universal Access Features ............................................................... 159




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    Part 3: Putting Your Macintosh to Work

    Project 18: Jotting Down Notes..................................................................................163
    What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................163
    Storing Notes in the Stickies Program..........................................................................................163
    Creating Notes ................................................................................................................................164
    Color Coding Notes ........................................................................................................................ 165
    Keeping Notes Floating Around ................................................................................................... 165
    Deleting a Note ...............................................................................................................................166
    Storing Notes in the Stickies Dashboard Widget ....................................................................... 167
    Creating a Blank Stickies Widget in Dashboard .......................................................................... 167
    Color Coding a Stickies Widget ....................................................................................................168
    Deleting a Stickies Widget .............................................................................................................168
    Additional Ideas for Jotting Down Notes .................................................................................... 169

    Project 19: Turning Your Mac into an Electronic Reminder ....................... 171
    What You’ll Be Using ....................................................................................................................... 171
    Scheduling Events in iCal ............................................................................................................... 171
    Displaying a Reminder on the Screen .......................................................................................... 173
    Creating a Reminder ....................................................................................................................... 173
    Viewing a Reminder ........................................................................................................................ 175
    Opening a File ................................................................................................................................. 176
    Sending an Email Reminder ........................................................................................................... 177
    Additional Ideas for Setting Reminders ....................................................................................... 178

    Project 20: Never Forget a Birthday Again ......................................................... 179
    What You’ll Be Using ....................................................................................................................... 179
    Storing Names and Birthdays in the Address Book ...................................................................180
    Automatically Creating a Birthdays Calendar ............................................................................. 182
    Additional Ideas for Tracking Important Dates ...........................................................................183

    Project 21: Playing Audio CDs and Audio Files on
    Your Macintosh .......................................................................................................................185
    What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................185
    Playing Audio CDs ..........................................................................................................................185
    Importing Digital Audio Files ........................................................................................................186
    Deleting Digital Audio Files in iTunes .......................................................................................... 187
    Playing Music ...................................................................................................................................188
    Rewinding (and Skipping) a Song .................................................................................................188
    Adjusting the Volume .....................................................................................................................189
    Using Playlists .................................................................................................................................. 191
    Creating a Playlist ............................................................................................................................ 191
    Adding (and Removing) Songs from a Playlist ............................................................................. 192
    Creating a Smart Playlist ................................................................................................................. 192
    Editing a Smart Playlist ................................................................................................................... 194
    Deleting a Playlist ............................................................................................................................ 194
    Tagging Your Songs ........................................................................................................................ 195




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                             Identifying all Playlists in which a Song Appears......................................................................... 196
                             Additional Ideas for Playing Music on a Macintosh .................................................................... 197

                             Project 22: Ripping and Burning an Audio CD ...................................................199
                             What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................199
                             Picking an Audio File Format .........................................................................................................200
                             Ripping Songs from a CD ...............................................................................................................201
                             Choosing a CD Format ...................................................................................................................202
                             Burning a Custom Audio CD .........................................................................................................204
                             Additional Ideas for Ripping and Burning CDs ...........................................................................205

                             Project 23: Playing Your Favorite Parts of a DVD ...........................................207
                             What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................207
                             Switching Between Full Screen and Window Mode ...................................................................208
                             Viewing DVD Movie Chapters .......................................................................................................209
                             Playing Specific DVD Chapters......................................................................................................209
                             Using Bookmarks............................................................................................................................. 210
                             Creating a Bookmark ...................................................................................................................... 210
                             Viewing a Bookmark........................................................................................................................ 210
                             Deleting a Bookmark ...................................................................................................................... 212
                             Using Video Clips ............................................................................................................................ 212
                             Defining a Video Clip ...................................................................................................................... 212
                             Viewing a Video Clip ....................................................................................................................... 214
                             Deleting a Video Clip...................................................................................................................... 214
                             Additional Ideas for Viewing Your Favorite Parts of a DVD ....................................................... 215

                             Project 24: Storing Files on a CD or DVD.............................................................. 217
                             What You’ll Be Using ....................................................................................................................... 217
                             Identifying the Discs Your Macintosh Can Use ........................................................................... 218
                             Erasing a Read/Write (RW) Disc .................................................................................................... 219
                             Choosing Files to Burn to a CD or DVD .......................................................................................220
                             Creating a Burn Folder ...................................................................................................................221
                             Burning Files Directly to Disc .........................................................................................................222
                             Additional Ideas for Burning CDs and DVDs ...............................................................................223

                             Project 25: Transferring Images to a Macintosh ...............................................225
                             What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................225
                             Transferring Photos from a Digital Camera .................................................................................226
                             Transferring Images from a Scanner .............................................................................................227
                             Copying Images from a Web Page ...............................................................................................229
                             Saving an Image as a File ...............................................................................................................229
                             Copying and Pasting an Image into Another Program ...............................................................229
                             Capturing Screen Images ..............................................................................................................230
                             Additional Ideas for Storing Images .............................................................................................231

                             Project 26: Organizing Digital Photographs in iPhoto .................................233
                             What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................233
                             How iPhoto Works ...........................................................................................................................234
                             Working with Events .......................................................................................................................235




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    Viewing the Photos in an Event .....................................................................................................235
    Naming an Event .............................................................................................................................236
    Viewing All Your Photos..................................................................................................................236
    Working with Albums......................................................................................................................238
    Creating an Album ..........................................................................................................................238
    Copying Photos to an Album .........................................................................................................238
    Removing Photos from an Album..................................................................................................239
    Deleting Photos and Albums .........................................................................................................239
    Deleting Photos from iPhoto ..........................................................................................................239
    Deleting an Album ..........................................................................................................................240
    Additional Ideas for Organizing Digital Photographs in iPhoto ...............................................240

    Project 27: Tagging and Sorting Digital Photographs in iPhoto ............ 241
    What You’ll Be Using ....................................................................................................................... 241
    Tagging Photos................................................................................................................................ 242
    Renaming a Photo ........................................................................................................................... 242
    Rating a Photo..................................................................................................................................243
    Adding Keywords to a Photo .........................................................................................................243
    Making Your Own Keywords ..........................................................................................................244
    Sorting Photos .................................................................................................................................245
    Additional Ideas for Sorting Digital Photographs in iPhoto ......................................................245

    Project 28: Editing Digital Photographs in iPhoto .......................................... 247
    What You’ll Be Using ....................................................................................................................... 247
    Rotating and Straightening Photos...............................................................................................248
    Cropping a Photo ............................................................................................................................ 249
    Touching Up a Photo ......................................................................................................................250
    Creating Unusual Visual Effects .................................................................................................... 251
    Adjust a Photo Manually................................................................................................................. 251
    Additional Ideas for Editing Digital Photographs in iPhoto ......................................................252

    Project 29: Turning Your Macintosh into an Electronic Picture
    Frame.............................................................................................................................................253
    What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................253
    Creating a Slideshow Folder..........................................................................................................254
    Storing Pictures in Your Slideshow Folder ...................................................................................254
    Copying Existing Pictures into Your Slideshow Folder ...............................................................254
    Copying Existing Pictures from iPhoto into Your Slideshow Folder..........................................255
    Capturing Pictures with iSight and Photo Booth ........................................................................255
    Creating a Slideshow ......................................................................................................................257
    Displaying a Desktop Slideshow ...................................................................................................257
    Displaying a Screensaver Slideshow ............................................................................................. 261
    More Ideas for Displaying Slideshows .........................................................................................263

    Project 30: Sharing Files Without Connecting Cables ..................................265
    What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................265
    Checking for Bluetooth Capability ...............................................................................................266
    Turning on Bluetooth ......................................................................................................................266
    Sharing Files with Bluetooth .......................................................................................................... 267




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                             Sharing Files Between Macintosh Computers ............................................................................. 267
                             Additional Ideas for Transferring Files Wirelessly.......................................................................269

                             Project 31: Retrieving Files Back in Time .............................................................. 271
                             What You’ll Be Using ....................................................................................................................... 271
                             Retrieving Files from the Trash ...................................................................................................... 271
                             Backing Up and Retrieving Files with Time Machine..................................................................272
                             Setting Up Time Machine...............................................................................................................272
                             Retrieving Files with Time Machine...............................................................................................273
                             Additional Ideas for Backing Up Files .......................................................................................... 274

                             Project 32: Typing Foreign Languages.................................................................... 275
                             What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................275
                             Typing Foreign Characters............................................................................................................. 276
                             Clicking to Choose Foreign Characters .......................................................................................277
                             Adding the Character Palette to the International Menulet ......................................................277
                             Viewing the Character Palette on the International Menulet ....................................................278
                             Typing on a Foreign Language Keyboard Layout .......................................................................279
                             Choosing a Foreign Language ......................................................................................................279
                             Typing in a Foreign Language .......................................................................................................281
                             Typing in Foreign (Non-Roman) Characters ................................................................................281
                             Choosing an Input Method ............................................................................................................282
                             Typing Using a Foreign Language Input Method .......................................................................282
                             Additional Ideas for Typing Foreign Characters .........................................................................283


                             Part 4: Touching the World Through the Internet

                             Project 33: Remembering Your Favorite Websites .........................................287
                             What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................287
                             Using Bookmarks.............................................................................................................................288
                             Bookmarking a Favorite Website ..................................................................................................288
                             Moving and Copying a Bookmark .................................................................................................289
                             Editing a Bookmark .........................................................................................................................289
                             Deleting a Bookmark ......................................................................................................................290
                             Organizing Bookmarks in Folders.................................................................................................291
                             Creating a Bookmark Folder ..........................................................................................................291
                             Adding Bookmarks to a Folder......................................................................................................293
                             Moving a Bookmark Folder ............................................................................................................293
                             Rearranging Bookmarks and Folders............................................................................................294
                             Saving and Sharing Bookmarks .....................................................................................................294
                             Using the History Menu ..................................................................................................................295
                             Additional Ideas for Using Bookmarks and the History Menu ..................................................296

                             Project 34: Reading the Latest Updates on Your Favorite
                             Websites ......................................................................................................................................297
                             What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................297
                             Using RSS Feeds ..............................................................................................................................298




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    Configuring Safari............................................................................................................................298
    Identifying and Bookmarking RSS Feeds .....................................................................................299
    Viewing RSS Feeds ..........................................................................................................................300
    Reading RSS Feeds by Email .........................................................................................................301
    Selecting RSS Feeds .......................................................................................................................301
    Viewing and Reading RSS Feeds ...................................................................................................302
    Additional Ideas for RSS Feeds .....................................................................................................302

    Project 35: Keeping Your Internet Activities Private ....................................303
    What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................303
    Identifying Safe Websites ..............................................................................................................304
    Clearing Your Internet Tracks ........................................................................................................306
    Avoiding Fraudulent Websites and Phishing Scams ..................................................................308
    Hiding Your Browsing from Others ...............................................................................................308

    Project 36: Saving Research Information from a Web Page .....................309
    What You’ll Be Using ....................................................................................................................... 310
    Saving a Web Page as a File .......................................................................................................... 310
    Saving a Web Page in Page Source (HTML) or Web Archive Format ........................................ 310
    Saving a Web Page as a PDF File .................................................................................................. 312
    Emailing a Web Page ...................................................................................................................... 313
    Emailing an Entire Web Page......................................................................................................... 314
    Emailing a Link to a Web Page ...................................................................................................... 314
    Saving the Text of a Web Page ...................................................................................................... 315
    Saving a Web Page as a Text File .................................................................................................. 315
    Saving a Condensed Version of a Web Page as a Text File ....................................................... 316
    Saving Web Page Text as a Sticky Note........................................................................................ 318
    Listening to Text on a Web Page ..................................................................................................320
    Additional Ideas for Researching on the Internet .......................................................................320

    Project 37: Creating an Electronic Clipping Service for
    Web Pages .................................................................................................................................321
    What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................322
    Clipping a Web Page ......................................................................................................................322
    Viewing a Web Clip .........................................................................................................................324
    Changing the Appearance of a Web Clip ....................................................................................325
    Deleting a Web Clip........................................................................................................................325
    Additional Ideas for Web Clips .....................................................................................................326

    Project 38: Watching Video on Any Website ......................................................329
    What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................329
    Downloading and Installing RealPlayer ........................................................................................330
    Downloading and Installing Flip4Mac ..........................................................................................331
    Downloading and Installing Windows Media Player for Mac ....................................................331
    Additional Ideas for Watching Videos on the Internet ...............................................................332




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                             Project 39: Expanding Your Mind by Listening to Free College
                             Lectures ................................................................................................................................. 335
                             What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................336
                             Choosing a College in iTunes U ....................................................................................................336
                             Listening to Downloaded Lectures ...............................................................................................338
                             Additional Ideas for Listening to Lectures ...................................................................................339

                             Project 40: Listening to News, Music, and Talk Shows over the
                             Internet ........................................................................................................................................341
                             What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................342
                             Finding and Listening to an Internet Radio Station ....................................................................342
                             Saving Internet Radio Stations in a Playlist...................................................................................343
                             Listening to Internet Radio Stations in a Playlist ..........................................................................344
                             Deleting an Internet Radio Station from a Playlist .......................................................................344
                             Finding Podcasts .............................................................................................................................345
                             Listening to Saved Podcasts ..........................................................................................................348
                             Additional Ideas for Listening to Radio Stations and Podcasts ................................................348

                             Project 41: Setting Up an Email Account ............................................................... 351
                             What You’ll Be Using ....................................................................................................................... 351
                             Getting Your Email Account Information .....................................................................................352
                             Configuring the Mail Program for Your Email Account ..............................................................352
                             Configuring Mail Manually .............................................................................................................353
                             Additional Ideas for Creating Accounts in Mail ..........................................................................356

                             Project 42: Reading and Writing Email ...................................................................357
                             What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................357
                             Retrieving Email Messages ............................................................................................................357
                             Manually Retrieving Messages ......................................................................................................358
                             Automatically Retrieving Messages ..............................................................................................358
                             Reading Your Messages .................................................................................................................359
                             Retrieving a File Attachment..........................................................................................................359
                             Defining Where to Store a File Attachment ................................................................................. 361
                             Deleting a Message ........................................................................................................................ 361
                             Saving Email Addresses .................................................................................................................362
                             Writing a Message ..........................................................................................................................362
                             Creating a New Message ...............................................................................................................362
                             Replying to a Message ...................................................................................................................363
                             Forwarding a Message ...................................................................................................................363
                             Attaching a File to a Message .......................................................................................................363
                             Saving Messages as Drafts ............................................................................................................364
                             Additional Ideas for Reading and Writing Messages .................................................................365

                             Project 43: Making Email Look Pretty ....................................................................367
                             What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................367
                             Using Stationery ..............................................................................................................................367
                             Using Signatures..............................................................................................................................369
                             Creating a Signature ....................................................................................................................... 370




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    Using a Signature ............................................................................................................................ 371
    Deleting a Signature ....................................................................................................................... 371
    Additional Ideas for Making Email Look Pretty ........................................................................... 372

    Project 44: Organizing Your Email.............................................................................373
    What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................373
    Sorting Messages............................................................................................................................373
    Searching for Messages ................................................................................................................. 374
    Using Smart Mailboxes ................................................................................................................... 375
    Creating a New Smart Mailbox...................................................................................................... 376
    Editing a Smart Mailbox .................................................................................................................377
    Deleting a Smart Mailbox ..............................................................................................................377
    Using Rules to Sort Messages .......................................................................................................377
    Creating a Folder for Sorted Messages ....................................................................................... 378
    Creating a Rule ................................................................................................................................ 378
    Editing and Deleting a Rule ...........................................................................................................380
    Additional Ideas for Organizing Email .........................................................................................381

    Project 45: Dealing with Junk Email .........................................................................383
    What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................383
    Bouncing Messages ........................................................................................................................383
    Using Junk Mail Filtering ................................................................................................................384
    Configuring the Junk Mail Filter ....................................................................................................384
    Identifying Junk Mail.......................................................................................................................385
    Deleting Junk Mail ..........................................................................................................................385
    Additional Ideas for Dealing with Junk Email .............................................................................386


    Part 5: Maintaining Your Macintosh

    Project 46: Learning About Your Macintosh .......................................................389
    What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................390
    Identifying Your Operating System Version, Processor Type, and Memory ...........................390
    Identifying the Types of CD and DVD Discs Your Mac Can Use ...............................................391
    Additional Ideas for Identifying the Parts of Your Macintosh ...................................................393

    Project 47: Installing, Updating, and Uninstalling Software on
    Your Macintosh .......................................................................................................................397
    What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................398
    Installing Software from a CD or DVD ..........................................................................................398
    Installing Software Over the Internet ...........................................................................................400
    Updating Software ..........................................................................................................................402
    Uninstalling Software......................................................................................................................405
    Additional Ideas for Installing Software on Your Macintosh .....................................................405

    Project 48: Performing Preventative Maintenance on Your
    Macintosh ...................................................................................................................................407
    What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................408
    Caring for Your Hard Disk...............................................................................................................408




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                            Running Operating System Maintenance Tasks.......................................................................... 410
                            Additional Ideas for Maintaining Your Macintosh....................................................................... 412

                            Project 49: Ejecting Stuck CDs or DVDs ................................................................ 413
                            What You’ll Be Using ....................................................................................................................... 413
                            How to Eject a CD or DVD Normally ............................................................................................ 414
                            How to Eject a Stuck CD or DVD ................................................................................................... 414
                            Restart and Hold Down the Left Mouse Button .......................................................................... 415
                            Restart and Hold Down the C Key ................................................................................................. 415
                            Eject from the Disk Utility Program ............................................................................................... 415
                            Eject from the Terminal Program ................................................................................................... 416
                            Place an Eject Button on the Menu Bar ........................................................................................ 417
                            Additional Ideas for Ejecting and Preventing Stuck CDs or DVDs ............................................. 418

                            Project 50: Password Protecting Your Macintosh ........................................... 419
                            What You’ll Be Using ....................................................................................................................... 419
                            Password Protecting Screensaver and Sleep Mode ...................................................................420
                            Password Protecting System Preferences ....................................................................................421
                            Disabling Automatic Login ............................................................................................................421
                            Turning Automatic Login Back On ................................................................................................422
                            Logging Out Automatically ...........................................................................................................423
                            Choosing and Changing Your Passwords ....................................................................................423
                            Additional Ideas for Password Protecting Your Macintosh ....................................................... 424

                            Project 51: Encrypting Your Data ...............................................................................425
                            What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................425
                            Encrypting Your Home Folder .......................................................................................................426
                            Setting a Master Password .............................................................................................................426
                            Securely Erasing Files and Virtual Memory ..................................................................................427
                            Turning On FileVault .......................................................................................................................428
                            Turning Off FileVault .......................................................................................................................429
                            Additional Ideas for Encrypting Your Data ..................................................................................429

                            Project 52: Troubleshooting Your Printers ...........................................................431
                            What You’ll Be Using .......................................................................................................................431
                            Adding a Printer ..............................................................................................................................432
                            Stopping and Canceling Print Jobs ..............................................................................................434
                            Changing the Settings on a Printer...............................................................................................435
                            Deleting a Printer from Your Macintosh .......................................................................................437
                            Additional Ideas for Controlling Printers on Your Macintosh ....................................................437

                            The Next Step ..........................................................................................................................439

                            Index ..............................................................................................................................................441




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