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  • 1. 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 MY NEW MAC (C) 2008 by Wallace Wang
  • 2. 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 x | Contents in Detail MY NEW MAC (C) 2008 by Wallace Wang
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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 Contents in Detail | xi MY NEW MAC (C) 2008 by Wallace Wang
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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 xii | Contents in Detail MY NEW MAC (C) 2008 by Wallace Wang
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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 Contents 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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 xiv | Contents in Detail MY NEW MAC (C) 2008 by Wallace Wang
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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 Contents in Detail | xv MY NEW MAC (C) 2008 by Wallace Wang
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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 xvi | Contents in Detail MY NEW MAC (C) 2008 by Wallace Wang
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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 Contents in Detail | xvii MY NEW MAC (C) 2008 by Wallace Wang
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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 xviii | Contents in Detail MY NEW MAC (C) 2008 by Wallace Wang
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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 Contents in Detail | xix MY NEW MAC (C) 2008 by Wallace Wang
  • 12. 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 xx | Contents in Detail MY NEW MAC (C) 2008 by Wallace Wang