Mac OS 9: The Missing Manual

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 2000 - Broj stranica: 461

The popular system software for the resurgent Macintosh platform is Mac OS 9, which includes over 50 new features. Among them are a searching program that finds not just files, but even web pages and words inside files; a multiple-users feature that stores a separate desktop for each user; and one-click file encryption. Despite its long list of enhancements, however, Apple ships Mac OS 9 without one of the most important features of all: a manual.

Pogue Press/O'Reilly comes to the rescue withMac OS 9: The Missing Manual. Award-winning author David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to Mac OS 9 for the first time in this lucid, impeccably written guide. The book includes:

  • Getting started.The book's early chapters cover using menus, finding lost files, reducing window clutter, and interior-decorating the screen.
  • Figuring out what's what.A complete guide,Mac OS 9:The Missing Manualexplains the purpose of every single software crumb in the System Folder, the A menu, and even the Apple Extras folder.
  • Mastering networks.Learn how to connect Macs together--and even dial in to your home Mac from the road.
  • Surviving the hordes.The new Multiple Users feature protects the Mac from mischievous (or clueless) kids or coworkers.
  • Flying the Net.If Apple calls Mac OS 9 "your Internet copilot," then this book is the flight manual. It covers Sherlock 2, which searches the Internet; Mac OS 9's self- updating software feature; and Personal Web Sharing.
Consultants and home-office workers will enjoy the book's step-by-step guides to setting up small networks. Teachers and administrators will get great mileage from the tutorials on using Mac OS 9's new Multiple Users control panel. And almost everyone will benefit from the book's coverage of Mac OS 9's speech-recognition, color printing, digital video, and self-updating software features.

Along the way, Pogue communicates the joy of using the little shortcuts, drag-and-drop surprises, and elegant design touches that make the Mac the most passionately championed computer in the world.

Above all,Mac OS 9:The Missing Manualoffers warm, witty, jargon-free writing, with enough patience for the novice and enough depth for the power user. The book bursts with the shortcuts, surprises, and design touches that make the Mac the most passionately championed computer in the world.

 

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Window Opportunities
9
Scroll Bars
13
Additional FinderWindow Controls
15
Icon List and Button
17
Setting Up Standard Views
25
PopUp Windows
27
Icon Management
31
Selecting Icons
33
Whats in the System Folder
173
Control Panels and Extensions
187
What Theyre For
216
Apple Leftovers Apple Extras
221
The Applications Folder
226
The Assistants Folder
231
The Internet Folder
232
The Utilities Folder
233

Moving and Copying Icons
34
Icons in Two Places at Once
37
Using Labels
40
The Launcher
43
The Trash Icon
46
Password Protection
49
Where Icons Live
51
Interior Decoration
53
Fonts Sounds and Colors
57
Saving your Schemes as Themes
60
Controlling Your Desktop
63
Contextual Controlkey Menus
64
The Control Strip
68
Mastering the Apple Menu
79
About This Computer
82
The Standard Apple Menu Items
84
Control Panels
87
Recent Servers
92
Remote Access Status
93
Scrapbook
94
Stickles
95
Applications in Mac OS 9
97
Using Programs in Mac OS 9
99
Launching Mac Programs
100
the Application Menu
101
Launching Applications from the Keyboard
105
Type and Creator Codes
107
Managing Your Macs Memory
111
Changing a Programs Memory Allotment
115
Trading Speed for RAM
117
Trading RAM for Speed
118
The Ultimate Speed Trick
120
How Fragile is the RAM Disk?
121
The Save and Open Dialog Boxes
125
The Save File Dialog Box
126
The Open File Dialog Box
130
Navigation Services
131
Moving Data
135
Exchanging Data with Windows PCs
141
An Introduction to AppleScript
147
Recording in WatchMe Mode
148
Saving a Script
153
Writing Commands by Hand
156
Folder Network and Internet Scripts
163
Where to Learn More
169
The Components of Mac OS 9
171
Custom Installation Options
234
Mac OS 9 Online
241
Web Sharing iTools and Other Interact Integration
243
iTools Applecom
248
Finding Files and Web Sites with Sherlock 2
257
Finding Icons
258
Finding Text in Your Files
267
Searching the Internet
271
Networking in Mac OS 9
281
File Sharing in Mac OS 9
283
Apple Remote Access AHA
296
Forgettable Passwords
301
One Mac Many Users
307
Four Degrees off Freedom
308
Setting up Accounts
311
Setting Up the Global Options
320
Signing In
323
Technical Underpinnings
329
Disks Cables and Other Insertions
335
Macintosh Cable Crash Course
342
Printing Fonts and ColorSync
347
Desktop Printer Icons
349
Printing Without Desktop Icons
355
Making the Printout
357
Fonts
363
ColorSync
366
Sound and Digital Movies
371
QuickTime Movies
378
Pasting footage
389
Speech Recognition and Synthesized Speech
393
PlainTalk TexttoSpeech
401
Appendixes
407
Mac OS 9 Menu by Menu
409
Edit Menu
413
View Menu
415
Special
416
Help
418
Installing Mac OS 9
423
Before You Install
424
The Custom Installation
428
The Clean Installation
432
Mac OS 9 Compatibility Problems
436
Troubleshooting Cue Card
438
Other Common Problems
440
Where to Get Troubleshooting Help
441
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Stranica 4 - That's shorthand for a much longer instruction that directs you to open three nested folders in sequence, like this: "On your hard drive, you'll find a folder called System. Open that. Inside the System folder window is a folder called Library; double-click it to open it. Inside that folder is yet another one called Fonts. Double-click to open it, too.
Stranica 6 - ... laptop trackpad). To double-click, of course, means to click twice in rapid succession, again without moving the cursor at all. And to drag means to move the cursor while pressing the button.
Stranica 6 - To click means to point the arrow cursor at something onscreen and then — without moving the cursor at all — press and release the clicker button on the mouse (or laptop trackpad). To double-click, of course, means to click twice in rapid succession, again without moving the cursor at all.
Stranica 5 - Web site also offers corrections and updates to this book (to see them, click the book's title, and then click Errata). In fact, you're invited and encouraged to submit such corrections and updates yourself. In an effort to keep the book as upto-date and accurate as possible, each time we print more copies of this book, we'll make any confirmed corrections you've suggested. We'll also note such changes on the Web site, so that you can mark important corrections in your own copy of the book.
Stranica 5 - Double-click to open it, too?' Similarly, this kind of arrow shorthand helps to simplify the business of choosing commands in menus, as shown in Figure Ii.
Stranica 6 - ... disruptive to have to take your hand off the keyboard, grab the mouse, and then use a menu (for example, to use the Bold command). That's why many experienced Mac fans prefer to trigger menu commands by pressing certain combinations on the keyboard. For example, in most word processors, you can press 86 -B to produce a boldface word. When you read an instruction like "press §6-B," start by pressing the §§ key; while it's down, type the letter B, and then release both keys.
Stranica 3 - The purpose of this book, then, is to serve as the manual that should have accompanied Windows Me.
Stranica 5 - The Very Basics To use this book, and indeed to use a Macintosh computer, you need to know a few basics. This book assumes that you're familiar with a few terms and concepts: • Clicking. This book gives you three kinds of instructions that require you to use the mouse that's attached to your Mac.

O autoru (2000)

David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

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