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Page 2 The Mac Manual 2009
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Preface This ebook was written with the beginner Mac user in mind. It was intended to help recent Switchers learn more about the Mac operating system, to expose them to the best free applications, to extend their productivity and to assist them with day-to-day procedures by revealing useful tips and tricks from seasoned Mac users. If you are a Switcher, this ebook will prove to be incredibly useful as it starts from the very beginning -- introducing the applications that come bundled with every Mac, their functions and how to use them. Once you're familiar with what your Mac has to offer and how you can make the best out of it, we'll begin to talk about plugins and third-party applications which will further enhance your workFow. Along the way, I will share the tips learnt over the years after I switched to a Mac, providing you with ±rst hand experience, sharing the mistakes I made so that you do not need to go through them yourself. I genuinely hope that this ebook will make your transition to Mac a smooth one. The Mac Manual MakeUseOf.com Page 3
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What’s on your Mac? Finder 8 The dock 10 The menu bar 11 The desktop and Finder windows 12 Using Finder 14 Get Info 14 Column view 15 Inspector 16 Quick Look 17 Spotlight 20 Using Spotlight 20 Advanced Searching 22 Searching for a speci±c ±letype 22 Search by metadata 22 Using operators 24 Launching Applications 24 Pre-installed Applications iTunes 26 Apple’s Productivity Suite 28 Mail 28 iCal 33 Address Book 37 Utilities 39 Activity Monitor 39 Disk Utility 42 Create password-protected DMGs 43 The Mac Manual MakeUseOf.com Page 4
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10 Great Free Apps 46 iStat Menus 47 Dropbox 48 The Unarchiver 49 Skitch 50 Shadow 51 Perian 52 Daphnism 53 Keyboard Cleaner 54 Bowtie 55 Adium 56 57 Mail 58 Browsing 58 Safari plugins 59 Text Editors 60 Image Editors 60 Getting Things Done (GTD) 61 Music 61 Pro Tips All about screenshots 63 Delete stubborn ±les 63 Stop applications from starting on login 63 Merge Safari windows 63 Browse through tabs 63 Save a webpage for of²ine browsing 64 The Mac Manual MakeUseOf.com Page 5
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Save a bookmark anywhere 64 Remember if you’ve saved a Fle 64 Send a webpage via email 64 Copy and Paste 64 Display the Keyboard viewer 64 Quickly set any application to startup during login 64 Create ZIP Fles 64 Close multiple windows instantly 65 Minimize into Dock icons 65 Set your display to sleep instantly 65 Quickly navigate between folders 65 Increase the font size (Quickly zoom in/out) 65 Save Spotlight searches 65 Cheat Sheet 66 The Mac Manual MakeUseOf.com Page 6
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Chapter ONE What’s on your Mac? Page 7
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Some Switchers will buy a Mac without knowing what it is actually capable of doing. Sure, you might have heard that a Mac will help with creativity and/or productivity. However, your creativity or productivity isn't going to skyrocket the moment you turn on your
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