The visual way to unlock the power of your MacBook If you're a visual learner who's eager to get up and running on all the MacBook has to offer, this fully illustrated and easy-to-follow guide is for you. Covering all the essential information you need to make the most of your MacBook, this new edition of Teach Yourself Visually MacBook provides you with the most up-to-date information on performing everyday tasks quickly and easily. From basics such as powering on or shutting down your laptop to more advanced functions like running Windows applications, it provides the help and support you need to confidently use your MacBook to its full potential. Providing the benefits of a lightweight, incredibly fast mobile computer with a state-of-the-art operating system, lower security risk, and ease of use, it's no wonder more and more people turn to MacBooks. If you're the proud owner of one of these magnificent laptops, Teach Yourself Visually MacBook is here to help you take a bite out of all it has to offer. From working with apps and configuring dashboard widgets to integrating iOS devices, this visual guide empowers you to get the most out of your MacBook's incredible capabilities.
* Covers new hardware updates and the latest version of OS X * Walks you through working on the Mac desktop with Mission Control and Launchpad * Explains how to download applications from the Mac App Store * Offers guidance on troubleshooting, working with iCloud, FaceTime, and more From the very first page, you'll discover why Teach Yourself Visually MacBook is the fast and easy way to learn.
Chapter 1 Getting Started with Your MacBook Understanding the MacBook Models 4 Set Up Your MacBook 8 Start Your MacBook and Log In 12 Explore the OS X Desktop 14 Point and Click with the Trackpad 18 Connect to a Wireless Network 20 Give Commands 22 Open, Close, and Manage Windows 24 Using Notifications 26 Put Your MacBook to Sleep and Wake It Up 28 Log Out, Shut Down, and Resume 30 Chapter 2 Configuring Your MacBook Change the Desktop Background 34 Set Up a Screen Saver 36 Configure Energy Saver and Sleep Settings 38 Customize the Dock 40 Add or Remove Desktop Spaces 42 Create Hot Corners to Control Screen Display 44 Make the Screen Easier to See 46 Configure the Keyboard 48 Configure the Trackpad or Other Pointing Device 50 Configure iCloud Settings 52 Add a Second Display 54 Using an Apple TV and HDTV as an Extra Display 56 Set Up Your Social Networking Accounts 58 Connect External Devices 60 Explore Other Important Settings 62 Chapter 3 Sharing Your MacBook with Others Create a User Account 66 Configure Your MacBook for Multiple Users 68 Share Your MacBook with Fast User Switching 70 Turn On Parental Controls for an Account 72 Control What Apps a User Can Run 74 Limit Website Access for a User 76 Set Store Restrictions and Time Limits 78 Choose Privacy Restrictions for a User 80 Apply Other Restrictions to a User 82 Review a User's Actions 84 Chapter 4 Running Apps Open an App and Quit It 88 Install an App from the App Store 90 Install an App from a Disc or the Internet 92 Run an App Full Screen 94 Run Apps at Login 96 Using Split View 98 Switch Quickly Among Apps .100 Switch Apps Using Mission Control .102 Set Up Dictation and Text to Speech .104 Using Dictation and Text to Speech 106 Remove Apps 108 Identify Problem Apps 110 Force a Crashed App to Quit 112 Revert to an Earlier Version of a Document 114 Using Dashboard 116 Configure Dashboard 118 Chapter 5 Managing Your Files and Folders Understanding Where to Store Files 122 Using the Finder's Views .124 Work with Finder Tabs 126 View a File with Quick Look .128 Search for a File or Folder .130 Control Which Folders Spotlight Searches 132 Create a New Folder .134 Copy a File 136 Move a File .138 Rename a File or Folder 140 View the Information About a File or Folder .142 Organize Your Files with Tags 144 Compress Files .146 Using the Trash .148 Customize the Finder Toolbar .150 Customize the Sidebar 152 Configure Finder Preferences .154 Chapter 6 Surfing the Web Open a Web Page .158 Follow a Link to a Web Page 159 Open Several Web Pages at Once 160 Navigate Among Web Pages .162 Return to a Recently Visited Page .164 Play Music and Videos on the Web 166 Change Your Home Page .168 Create Bookmarks for Web Pages 170 Using Reader View and Reading List .172 Share Web Pages or Links with Others .174 Follow Links Others Share with You .176 Find Interesting Web Pages .178 Download a File .180 Configure Safari for Security and Privacy .182 Chapter 7 Sending and Receiving E?Mail Set Up Your E?Mail Accounts 188 Send an E?Mail Message 190 Send an E?Mail Message Using Stationery 192 Receive and Read Your Messages 194 Reply to a Message 196 Forward a Message .198 Send a File via E?Mail .200 Receive a File via E?Mail .202 View E?Mail Messages by Conversations .204 Reduce the Amount of Spam You Receive 206 Chapter 8 Chatting and Calling Set Up Messages 210 Chat with a Buddy .212 Send and Receive Files with Messages .214 Sign In to FaceTime and Set Preferences .216 Make and Receive FaceTime Calls 218 Configure and Use Handoff with Your iPhone .220 Chapter 9 Organizing Your Life Navigate the Calendar App 224 Create a New Calendar 226 Create an Event .228 Share a Calendar with Other People 230 Subscribe to a Shared Calendar 232 Add Someone to Your Contacts 234 Change a Contact's Information .236 Organize Contacts into Groups .238 Create Notes .240 Track Your Commitments with Reminders .244 Get Directions .248 Explore with 3D Flyovers in Maps 250 Chapter 10 Enjoying Music, Video, and Books Add Your Music to iTunes 254 Set Up Home Sharing .256 Buy Songs Online .258 Play Songs 260 Play Videos .262 Create Playlists 264 Create Smart Playlists .266 Listen to iTunes Radio and Internet Radio .268 Enjoy Podcasts 270 Read Books .272 Chapter 11 Making the Most of Your Photos Import Photos .276 Browse Your Photos .278 Select Photos from Bursts .284 Crop a Photo .286 Rotate or Straighten a Photo .288 Remove Red?Eye 290 Improve a Photo's Colors .292 Add Filters to Photos 294 Create Photo Albums 296 Create and Play Slide Shows 298 Identify Faces in Photos .302 E?Mail a Photo .304 Take Photos or Movies of Yourself 306 Chapter 12 Networking and Protecting Your MacBook Transfer Files Using AirDrop .310 Connect to a Shared Folder 312 Share a Folder .314 Connect to a Shared Printer .316 Share Your MacBook's Printer .318 Connect Remotely via Back to My Mac .320 Turn Off Automatic Login 324 Enable and Configure the Firewall .326 Choose Privacy Settings 328 Install and Use Antivirus Software 330 Recognize and Avoid Phishing Attacks 332 Chapter 13 Troubleshooting Your MacBook Using OS X's Help System 336 Reclaim Space by Emptying the Trash .338 Keep Your MacBook Current with Updates 340 Control Checking for Software Updates 342 Back Up Your Files .344 Recover Files from Backup .346 Recover When OS X Crashes .348 Troubleshoot Corrupt Preference Files .350 Run First Aid from Within OS X .352 Run First Aid from OS X Utilities .354 Reinstall OS X to Solve Severe Problems 356 Index 358