Take Control of Using Mountain Lion

Take Control of Using Mountain Lion

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You'll become comfortable with these important Mountain Lion features: Notifications: Learn how to view, organize, and control your notifications--so that they don't control you! Gatekeeper: Understand the new Gatekeeper security system, and how you can bypass it when necessary. Resume: Enjoy the Resume feature that re-opens applications and windows when you restart your Mac or relaunch a program. Or learn how to shut it off. Auto Save: Some applications don't have Save commands in Mountain Lion! Learn how to save if you need to, and what to do if OS X saves something you don't want--and discover a new option in Mountain Lion that refines Auto Save in an important way. iCloud: Read what Matt thinks is interesting about iCloud, plus come to a full understanding of how to work with Documents in the Cloud in OS X--including how to handle the new Open dialog. Window management: Get help with resizing your windows, find out about full-screen mode, and go way beyond the basics with Mission Control and desktop spaces. Gestures: If you have a trackpad or Magic Mouse, get ready for more gestures in Mountain Lion! You'll learn how handle these core customizations: Menu bar: Enable (or disable) menu icons at the right side of the menu bar, and locate the elusive checkbox for making the menu bar look solid. Finder windows: Set up the default Finder window in a smart way that suits your needs. Dock: Take control of your Dock's appearance, location, and contents. Launchpad: Move and remove items in Launchpad--a close cousin to the iOS Home screen--and make qfoldersq that contain multiple apps. Screen: Calibrate your screen so it looks good to you, and learn how to make choppy text look smoother. Desktop: Set which elements appear on the Desktop, and pick a custom background image. Plus you'll find the answers to these customization-related questions: How do I turn off notification banners and alerts, for all my applications, all at once? Where did my scrollbars go? How do I make the text in my Finder window sidebar larger? How do I change the size of my mouse pointer icon? How do I create a custom keyboard shortcut for a menu item? Chockablock with information, the ebook also teaches you how to: Activate the new Voice Dictation feature. Issue the nifty keyboard shortcut for the handy Accessibility Options dialog. Find missing or deeply buried files quickly. Enter accented characters--or type in a different language! Install, delete, and organize fonts. Let your fingers do the walking by choosing menu items with the keyboard. Type a shortcut to qspringq open a closed folder while dragging a file onto it. Set up a new user account--and limit its powers. Zoom with picture-in-a-picture. Find your hidden user Library--and keep it found. ...and much more!Mirror Video New inMountain Lion, you can mirror an entire Mac screen to a television screen through a second- or third-generation Apple TV (with720p resolution). ... 2011or newer), Mac mini(Mid 2011ornewer), MacBook Air (Mid 2011or newer), MacBook Pro (Early2011 ornewer). ... all to launchbefore you canget much done. Login Items vs. Resume Login items are not the same as the Resume feature.

Title:Take Control of Using Mountain Lion
Author:Matt Neuburg
Publisher:"O'Reilly Media, Inc." - 2012-07-26


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