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Macintosh OS X

Macintosh Operating System X

Macintosh OS X

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Chapter 1

The Macintosh Operating System

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Graphics and the Mac OS

  • Graphics take the guesswork out of using the Mac OS X system.

  • CD ROM, Zip Disk, or DVD icons appears on the desktop.

  • Double-click icons to view their contents.

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New and Old Combined

  • The Mac OS X system is comprised of new technologies.

  • You must install OS 9.1 before using OS X.

  • OS X relies on OS 9.1 so older applications can run.

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MAC OS X Components

  • Aqua is the name of OS X’s visual interface.

  • The windows are translucent.

  • The buttons cast a drop shadow.

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  • OS X comes from UNIX which Apple code-named Darwin.

  • Darwin combines multitasking, protected memory and other components.

  • Multitasking is your computer doing work in the background, while you work in the foreground.

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More Components

  • The Quartz engine is responsible for the crisp 2D graphics.

  • There is a “genie effect” when minimizing or maximizing a window.

  • OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) provides fast rendering, texturing, and lighting effects.

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Protected Memory

  • Applications no longer crash the entire machine when forcing a Quit.

  • Force Quit exits the running application, without requiring a Restart.

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Virtual Memory

  • The days of “Out of memory” errors are gone.

  • Mac OSX allocates enough memory resources to the open applications.

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The QuickTime Player

  • QuickTime Player plays movies, animations, and sounds.

  • When opening a media file, the QuickTime dialog appears.

  • Clicking the Play button will start the movie.

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  • QuickTime Player plays Channels.

  • There are special Internet sites specifically optimized for use with the Player.

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Mac Classic 9

  • OS 9 and OS X can run at the same time.

  • You can start your Macintosh with either of the systems.

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Mac Classic 9, cont.

  • Classic 9 starts automatically when the icon of an OS 9 application is double-clicked.

  • Classic 9 also starts up when a document created in OS 9 is opened.

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Running from Classic 9

  • You can work exclusively in either OS X or OS 9.1, if desired.

  • If you have less than 128 MB of RAM, you can run your Classic applications with OS 9.1.

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Applications (Mac OS 9)

  • Any of your past Classic 9 applications have been placed in a folder called Applications (Mac OS 9).

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Chapter 2

The Working Environment

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Powering Up

  • On G3 and G4 models, and above, the Power button is on the front of the cabinet.

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What is the Desktop?

  • The Desktop is the environment where you do most of your work.

  • When programs completely cover the Desktop, it's still there in the background.

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The Keyboard

  • Getting items into the computer is mostly through the keyboard.

  • Using the Keyboard to Control Programs

  • Using Function Key

  • Using Modifier Keys

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The Mouse

  • The mouse was not popular until the introduction of the Macintosh computer.

  • Moving the mouse on a flat surface controls the arrow that you see on your monitor.

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Using the Mouse

  • Hold down the mouse button on an icon and move it around.

  • Drag the icon to where you want it.

  • Release the mouse button to drop the item.

  • This works for moving items from one folder to another.

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Menu Bars

  • The Menu bars hold solutions for performing many tasks.

  • Great for creating shortcuts, emptying the trash, keeping track of your recent folders and applications.

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Context Sensitive

  • Menu bars display choices specific to what you’re doing at the time.

  • At the Desktop level, View menu choices are for cleaning up or arranging icon arrangement.

  • Other menus allow for copying files, printing, emptying the Trash, or shutting down computer.

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About This Mac

  • About This Mac provides information about your computer.

  • It indicates the make and model of your workstation and much RAM you have installed (in OS 9.1).

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  • A window is a fundamental component of Mac OS X.

  • Windows sit on top of the Desktop, which is always functional and immediately available.

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The Purpose of Windows

  • Windows serve two functions:- Displaying the content of folders, drives, removable disks and CD-ROMs.- Displaying the working page of an application program.

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Finder Window Buttons

  • In a window, three buttons (green, red, and yellow) in the top-left corner help manage how the window is viewed.

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Navigating in a Finder Window

  • Like surfing the Web, you can use a window’s Back button to return to a previous page.

  • There are also several viewing mode to see each window.

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View Window as Icons

  • The Icon View shows the folders, file names or applications as a designated icon.

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Arranging Icons Automatically

  • The View menu allows you to see the icons on the Desktop “by Name.”

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Sliding Sheets

  • OS X presents dialog boxes to you in sheets.

  • You will often see sheets appear as you work.

  • Sheets appear any time you are asked to select an option.

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Scroll Bars

  • Scroll bars are important when unseen items in a folder need to be viewed.

  • Scroll bars help you view contents of a window that may not fit on the desktop.

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Files and Folders

  • The File>New Folder has the option of creating new folders.

  • Click the cursor in a folder name to rename the folder.

  • Folders may be nested inside of other folders.

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Navigating through Folders

  • Nested folders can be accessed by clicking on the folder name in the Title Bar while pressing the Command key.

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  • File>Make Alias assigns an alias to folders, files and applications .

  • Regardless of where the original object resides, it can be opened by its alias.

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Using an Alias

  • An alias can be duplicated many times, and each copy points to the original.

  • An alias can be trashed without harming the original. If the original is a folder, it will not harm the contents.

  • An alias can be renamed. This does not affect its connection to the original file.

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Alias Guidelines

  • If an alias’original has been moved, it can be tracked by selecting the alias and choosing File>Show Original.

  • Any item with an icon can have an alias.

  • You can put items into a folder by dragging the items on top of its alias (if one has been made).

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Finder Preferences

  • You can alter the way in which icons are displayed from the Finder Preferences dialog box.

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Mac Help

  • Mac Help is stored on your internal hard disk when the Mac OS X is installed.

  • Mac Help references all the functions of the Mac OS X system.

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Help Tags

  • Help Tags appear when there is more info to be seen.

  • You’ll find help tags only in certain places and situations

  • Other Help Tags are found called Tool Tips.

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CPUs and Memory

  • CPUis short for Central Processing Unit. The CPU is your computer's virtual "brain."

  • The amount of memory that's built into a computer determines two factors: - How many tasks the computer can perform at once - How fast certain functions execute.

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  • Memory is like a honeycomb. Each cell on the grid represents one byte.

  • A byte is enough space to store one character.

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RAM Memory

  • RAM memory (Random Access Memory) is only active when the computer is operating.

  • RAM memory is temporary.

  • Anything stored in RAM is lost when the system is powered down.

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Hard Disk Storage

  • The most fundamental computer storage is the internal hard disk.

  • The hard disk provides permanenet storage space.

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Chapter 3

The Dock

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Understanding the Dock

  • The control strip and launcher of OS 9 have been replaced by the Dock. To access these settings, click the System Preferences icon on the Dock.

  • The Dock is split by a thin white line. All applications are located to the left of the Dock.

  • All other files are on the right side of the Dock.

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Opening a File From the Dock

  • Access a more detailed menu in the Dock by clicking on an item and pressing and holding the mouse button.

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Adding Items to the Dock

  • You can place any application, folder or movies in the Dock for fast access by dragging their icons to the Dock.

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Removing a Dock Item

  • To remove an item, drag the icon out of the Dock. You’ll be rewarded with an animated puff of smoke!

  • Items removed from the Dock are only aliases. The puff of smoke means they are gone. The original is safe.

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Knowing Which Applications are Open

  • Whenever you open an application, a small black triangle appears beneath the icon of that app on the Dock.

  • If you press Command-Tab, the icons of any open applications in the Dock will cycle from one to the other.

  • Release both keys when you reach the application you want to work in.

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Customizing the Dock

  • You can set the Dock to zoom in to display a larger version of your icons.

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  • Docklings are new icons that are actually mini-applications.

  • Additional Docklings must be downloaded from the>Dock Extras site.

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Changing the Magnification

  • Icons are graphical representation of your applications and may be difficult to see.

  • You can set the Magnification to display a larger version of your icons.

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Animated Icons

  • If you see a Dock icon bounce, it is telling you it is performing its task.

  • You can set the Dock to animate the application’s icon.

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Resizing the Dock

  • You can change the size of the space that the Dock occupies on your monitor with Dock Preferences.

  • Use the Dock Size slider to adjust the size from Small to Large.

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Hiding the Dock

  • Hiding the Dock can maximize the space of your monitor.

  • The Dock is brought back by placing your mouse over the hidden Dock at the bottom of the screen.

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Chapter 4


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Apple Applications

  • Apple’s OS X provides you with several useful applications.

  • To explore the applications, use the Go menu to select Applications.

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Productivity Applications

  • Address Book. This application works hand in hand with another Apple program called Mail, maintaining the addresses of individuals.

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  • Applescript is a programming tool that let’s users create their own macros to automate common tasks.

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  • Clock places an actual clock on the Desktop or in the Dock.

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  • Use the numeric keypad to enter your data or use the mouse to press the buttons on the screen.

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Dock Extras (Docklings)

  • Image Capture. You can use this program’s interface to capture the video footage from your camera directly into your computer.

  • Stickies. This old favorite is still in the Mac system, and allows you to post multicolored notes all over your screen.

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Dock Extras - cont.

  • Internet Connect. When you connect to the Internet and later sign off, the connection remains active. Use this app to hang up the phone line.

  • Internet Explorer. Apple includes Microsoft’s Internet Explorer — a window to the World Wide Web.

  • Mail. Anyone with an Internet connection can enjoy free email using Apple’s Mail application.

  • Preview. Preview functions like Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader and lets you view any PDF files.

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  • Sherlock is a powerful search engine that searches both on your machine and on the World Wide Web.

  • Sherlock is an application that resides both in the Dock and in the Applications folder.

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  • Sherlock operates with functions called channels.

  • Channels are represented by the icon buttons you see across the top of the Sherlock window.

  • Channels search for and find specific types of information.

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Working with Files within Sherlock

  • Copy or move the file by either dragging it or option-dragging it to another location.

  • Print the found file by pressing Command-P. The creator application will load directly to its print dialog box.

  • Throw a file away either by dragging it to the Trash or by using the Command-Delete key command.

  • Sort the list by clicking in the titles above each column.

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Searching for Web Sites

  • Sherlock searches all the sites in the Channel at one time.

  • Sherlock understands common language somewhat better than do conventional search engines.

  • Sherlock allows you to customize the search process through the addition of freely-available .src files.

  • You can save custom search criteria for Internet channels the same way as you can for the Disk Drive channel.

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  • Apple’s Chess is a digital version of the timeless classic game.

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Apple System Profiler

  • Information about your Mac, from the amount of RAM to the processor speed, can be found in the Apple System Profiler.

  • Vital for troubleshooting your Mac when you need to call tech support.

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  • ColorSync Utility. Great utility if you depend on color matching your monitor with printed media.

  • CPU Monitor registers the slightest change in CPU usage, even selecting a menu or an item from the Dock.

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DigitalColor Meter

  • To match a color’s RGB values, just move your mouse pointer over anything on the Desktop to see a readout.

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More Utilities

  • Use Disk Copy to mount an image. You can then install the application.

  • Disk Utility repairs simplistic problems with a disk, but cannot compare to Norton Utilities for advanced work.

  • Use the Display Calibrator to fine-tune your monitor to suit your production needs and save the profile.

  • Grab let’s you take pictures of the Desktop and any windows that are open there.

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More Utilities - 2

  • Key Caps allows you to see which special symbols are created with certain fonts.

  • Keychains are secure files that store your passwords for access to OS X and Web pages.

  • Print Center. Gone is the Chooser from earlier versions of the Mac. Now there is the Print Center.

  • ProcessViewer. You can use the ProcessViewer to peek under the hood of your Mac and see how it operates.

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More Utilities - 3

  • Setup Assistant. The Setup Assistant helps you configure your system.

  • Stuffit Expander. Aladdin’s Stuffit Expander decompresses the file when ready to use.

  • Terminal. You can study how your system is performing using this UNIX-based utility.

  • Force Quitting. You can force an improperly functioning application to quit.

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Chapter 5


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  • Apple OS X comes standard with its own word processing application called TextEdit.

  • TextEdit is located in the Applications folder in OS X. To access it, choose Go>Applications from the Finder menu.

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The TextEdit Menus

  • In the TextEdit menu you can change preferences, take a screen grab and quit the application.

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File Menu

  • Use File menu to create a new document, or open one you’ve already created.

  • You can also save a file, or revert to a previously saved version of a document.

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Format Menu

  • Change your fonts and alignment with the Format menu.

  • Make fonts bold, oblique and change the point sizes.

  • You can force them to fit with Wrap to Page.

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Window Menu

  • You can close, zoom and minimize the TextEdit document window from here.

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Editing Commands

  • When you click the cursor and begin typing, the new text you enter is inserted into that space.

  • Selected or highlighted material will be replaced with what you’re entering.

  • Pressing the Delete key permanently removes the selected material (unless you use Undo).

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Cut, Copy and Paste

  • Cutting, copying and pasting are basic features of almost any application.

  • To move something from one place to another, use Cut and Paste.

  • To copy something from one place to another, use Copy and Paste.

  • Copying an object creates a clone of the selected item that can be pasted somewhere else.

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Text Utilities

  • You will occasionally make a mistake. TextEdit’s Undo and Redo functions allow you to fix them.

  • Find & Replace. Most typists make spelling errors. That is what the Find and Replace features are for.

  • Saving your documents is as important as creating them. It’s a good habit to use Save As often.

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Font Styles

  • Fonts are the characters that comprise a typeface. Some come with your Macintosh.

  • In the past, fonts were constructed of individual pixels.

  • A good example of a bitmap font can be seen close-up on your monitor.

  • Fonts styles are usually Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic.

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Types of Fonts

  • There are two primary (and competing) font technologies in common use today:

  • PostScript fonts. Also known as Type 1 fonts.

  • TrueType fonts. Jointly developed by Apple and Microsoft. Based on an outline font model.

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Chapter 6

Users and Security

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Sharing Your Computer

  • A LAN, or Local Area Network, is comprised of several computers that are connected through an Ethernet cable.

  • The connections are local, hence the name LAN.

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10BaseT and Hybrid

  • The latest Mac models have Ethernet capabilities incorporated in the form of 10BaseT.

  • Hybrid. The hybrid network connects Macs and PCs along with printers and other devices.

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The User’s Pane

  • Administrator. The person who takes responsibility of changes on the shared computer.

  • The role of an administrator is common in any environment where there is a network of computers.

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The Home Folder

  • All Home folders are the same for everyone once a new user is added to the system.

  • You should get used to saving all your work in the Documents folder.

  • Library. The folder that will possibly contain the most items from the start.

  • Assistants. These are applications that help you fill out information or set up components of your Mac.

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The Home Folder, cont.

  • The cache stores the information from Web page so that the next time you visit that page, it loads faster.

  • A color picker displays the way you select colors in a given application.

  • Keychains keep track of the users who log into your Mac. A keychain also stores your password.

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The Public Folder

  • You can setup your files to be accessed by others by placing them in the Public folder’s Drop Box.

  • You can locate the Public folder by double-clicking your Home folder.

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The Shared Folder

  • Files for others to access should be placed in the Shared folder.

  • Each user has a shared folder within their own Home folder in OS X.

  • Anything inside the Shared folder can easily be viewed by another user.

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  • As a registered user of Mac OS 9 and OS X, you are given 20 MB of free storage space on Apple’s servers.

  • This area in cyberspace is called an iDisk.

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Automatic Log-in

  • You can set up OS X to automatically enter your login information as the system starts up.

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Logging In and Security

  • Use Disable Restart and Shut Down Buttons to prevent people from accidentally pressing the Restart button.

  • OS X can be used by many different users on one machine. User Preferences can customize the interface.

  • Everyone with an iTools account can access their own mail folder and no one else’s.

  • The importance of a password is obvious: to keep others out of your business.

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User Preferences

  • Firewalls. A firewall uses encryption, a large series of numbers, that keeps computer hackers out of your system.

  • Although not the most secure method, you can set up a screen saver as a roadblock to hackers and invaders.

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The Trash

  • The Trash can help you clear up space on your hard drive or eject removable media like Zip disks or CDs.

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Pros and Cons of Trash

  • If you toss applications you no longer need in the Trash, it is still advisable to wait before emptying the Trash.

  • If you choose Empty Trash from the File menu, the Trash gives you a warning before performing the operation.

  • To recover files once you've emptied the Trash, you will need a special utility, such as Norton Utilities.

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Smart Computing

  • Saving your files is not enough. Make duplicates of your important files as back-ups.

  • UPSs. An “Uninterruptable Power Supply” is a battery-powered unit that keeps your computer running.

  • A surge suppressor looks like an ordinary power strip that you’d use to plug your equipment into.

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Chapter 7

Mail & the Internet

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Getting Connected for Mail

  • You must setup your email account through iTools if you want to use Mail.

  • You should sign up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) before using any email.

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The Mail Menus

  • Find out About Mail and change Mail preferences from the Mail menu.

  • You may Hide the Mail feature, acquire other Services, as well as Quit the application.

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File Menu

  • In the File menu you can compose new messages, save, print and import mailboxes.

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Edit and View Menus

  • Edit. Undo, copy and paste your text through the Edit menu.

  • View. Sort your messages and customize your toolbar through the View menu.

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  • After you’ve checked your mail and have quit the application, the connection to the ISP remains active.

  • You need to manually disconnect from the ISP by using an application called Internet Connect.

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The Internet

  • An ISP (Internet Service Provider) moves specific data (called bandwidth) over the Internet web.

  • There are two ways you can buy bandwidth from an ISP:- Dial-up Connection. Logging on to the Internet by phone.- Direct Connection. A direct connection by phone lines or cable. There is no logging on or off.

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  • A browser is a software program that translates HTML and displays it in a friendly and familiar manner.

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Other ISP Services

  • The World Wide Web isn't the only service available on the Internet. Most ISP’s offer:- Email Service. The email server that gets your messages and handles outgoing mail.- FTP(File Transfer Protocol). This service allows you to send and receive files from a special type of server.

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Chapter 8


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Customizing the OS

  • In the Finder Preferences you can modify the look and feel of the Finder and the Desktop.

  • You can change backgrounds, use pictures as wallpaper and choose the size of the icons displayed on the Desktop.

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System Preferences

  • System Preferences changes affect the way you and Mac OS X interact with one other.

  • You can change functions from the double-click speed of your mouse, to the way you connect to the Internet.

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The Settings Panes

  • Classic.You can force Classic to start or stop, or set Classic to start automatically when OS X boots up.

  • Color Sync. You can synchronize the colors on your monitor to those you see when you print color documents.

  • Date & Time. This option contains four panels in which you can alter or customize your clock settings.

  • Displays. You can adjust the pixel resolution and screen refresh rate of your monitor display.

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Setting Panes, cont.

  • Dock. Change the way you interact with the Dock.

  • Energy Saver. Allows you to set the time that your hard disk and monitor will automatically go to sleep.

  • General. General allows you to adjust the highlight colors and the appearance of the color scheme of your Mac.

  • Internet. Use Internet to set up your iTools acount, email address and Web settings.

  • Login. Choose an automatic login to OS X and set up applications to launch automatically after the OS boots up.

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Setting Panes, cont.

  • Mouse. Adjust your double-click and tracking speeds here. Use the Test box to try your settings.

  • Network. Setup the information provided by your ISP to log onto the Internet.

  • QuickTime. Choose the way QuickTime plays music and automatically checks for updates of newer versions.

  • Screen Saver. Choose a screen saver to protect your monitor from burn-in.

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Setting Panes, cont.

  • Sharing. Sharing gives others the ability to share the contents of the Public folder.

  • Software Update. Logs in to the Apple server to see if a new update to the operating system is available.

  • Sound. You can control the volume of the sound emitted from the Mac’s built-in speakers or external speakers.

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Setting Panes, cont.

  • Speech. Text-to-Speech is an application that let’s you tell you Mac what to do through a microphone.

  • Startup Disk. You can choose the system, Classic 9 or OS X, to boot up from.

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Chapter 9


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Types of Printers

  • Laser Printers. A laser printer works much like a photocopier, using toner to image the page.

  • Dot Matrix. Printers that use a print head comprised of small pins that drive ink from a ribbon onto the paper.

  • Ink Jet. An ink jet printer sprays ink onto the paper from small nozzles in the print head.

  • Dye Sub. Printers spray a special heat-sensitive colorant onto the page and heat it, bonding it to the surface.

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Printing from a Macintosh

  • There are four different components that come into play whenever you want to print your work on a Macintosh:the application program, the printer driver, Print Center, and the printer itself.

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Print Center

  • The Print Center is a system-based tool that serves several purposes.

  • Print Center lets you select which printer you want to use to output a specific job.

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  • Resolution describes how many dots per inch comprise an object on your monitor: 72, 300, or 600 dpi (dots per inch).

  • Print Center shows you a list of all the printers currently recognized by your Mac.

  • The Print Queue is where you can cancel printing jobs and see which files are going to print next.

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Page Setup

  • Almost all applications give you the option to manipulate the way your document will print.

  • You can adjust the page size, or choose the scale, or size percentage, that your document will print at on the page.

  • Page Setup changes according to the application you are in, so experiment when you find the time.

  • Custom Settings. You may need to set your printer to output a special job, temporarily.

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Adding a New Printer

  • You can add several types of printers.

  • USB. A Universal Serial Bus printer can be unplugged while the Mac is on and you may plug in another USB device.

  • AppleTalk. Printers connected through AppleTalk can be shared by several computers.

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Additional Output Options

  • PDF (Portable Document Format). A PDF is a document based on Adobe’s portable document format.

  • Previewing Documents. It’s a good habit to preview any documents you’re working on before printing them.

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Solving Printing Problems

  • OS X can help you when your printer acts up by opening a dialog box for you, which indicates the printing problem.

  • The most common printing problems you might face are printer jams and out of ink messages.

  • If you do receive a message from the OS, click the Stop Queue button and then attempt to repair the problem.

  • Once you have remedied the problem, choose the name of the document in the queue and press Retry.

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Chapter 10


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Using iTools

  • iTools are a collection of applications that offer functionality to both your local (desktop) and Internet productivity.

  • iTools are also integrated so that the images and movies can be used by other iTools such as Homepage and iCards.

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Registering iTools

  • To use iTools, you need to sign up with Apple for an account to use them.

  • Don’t worry, registration is free.

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  • iDisk is a free storage area on Apple’s servers for registered users of OS 9 and OS X.

  • You are provided 20 MB of space to store your personal documents.

  • iDisk keeps your items secure on Apple’s servers.

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iDisk Folders

  • Documents. Store all your letters and other files here. This is your private folder. No one can access it but you.

  • Pictures. Store all the images you want to use for storage or for your home page and iCards here.

  • Sites. This is where you store your HTML pages for your HomePage (another iTool) Web site.

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iDisk Folders, cont.

  • Movies. If you use QuickTime can access your movie to use in a Web page from this folder.

  • Public. Share your files with anyone on the Internet, though they don’t have iTools installed.

  • Software.This is where you can find updates and new OS X applications from Apple.

  • Music. Put your music files and your MP3 playlists for iTunes here.

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  • First there was email and now there are electronic postcards from Apple called iCards.

  • You can choose from a wide assortment of currently available iCards or create your own.

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Creating iCards

  • The iCard facility has many types and styles to choose from.

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  • HomePage is perhaps the easiest way to publish your own Web pages.

  • HomePage uses the folders in your iDisk to gather the images, movies and files you wish to share through the Public folder.

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HomePage, cont.

  • The pages you build and store in the Sites folder are automatically uploaded to Apple’s Web servers.

  • Depending on how busy the server is, your pages could become active in a matter of minutes.

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  • iMovie. This application, created by Apple, was offered free to anyone who purchased an iMac.

  • iMovie is free from Apple’s Web site. It offers an easy way to create exciting Web content.

  • iMovie is designed to compress your video footage into a size suitable for Web viewing.

  • Try to keep the movie length under 2 or 3 minutes, since each minute takes up to 8 MB of disk space.

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