Take Control of Using Mountain Lion
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- Table of Contents
- + Read Me First
- Mountain Lion Quick Start
Know What’s New
- Auto Save
- Window Changes
- Finder Changes
- iCloud Integration
- Improved Open and Save Dialogs
- Interface Tweaks
- System Preferences and Dock
- New and Altered Applications
- And Some Other Things
- Under the Hood
- + Straighten Out Your System Preferences
- + Dominate the Dock
- + Guard the Gates
- + Configure the Cloud
- + Notice Notifications
- + Wash Your Windows
Handle the Hierarchy
- Configure a Finder Window
- Peek with Quick Look and Cover Flow
- Scope Out Springing Folders
- Copy and Paste in the Finder
- Set Up the Desktop
- Use the Finder Sidebar
- Customize Your Finder Toolbar
- Tweak Your Open and Save Dialogs
- Store Files in the Cloud
- Jump with Spotlight
- Remember about Recent Documents
- Adopt a Launcher
- + Stop Saving
- + Master the Mouse, Control the Keyboard
- + Fix Your Fonts
- + Tackle Your Text
- + Ease Your Eyeballs
- + Customize Status Menus
- + Explore Miscellaneous Features
- Keep Using Mountain Lion
- + About This Book
- Copyright and Fine Print
- Featured Titles
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 windows when you restart your Mac 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 desktop 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 apps.
Screen: Calibrate your screen so it looks good to you, and learn how to make choppy text look smoother.
Desktop: Set which elements 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 Accessibility 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!
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