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View larger About This Book You canât get OS X El Capitan on a disc or flash drive; itâs a download-only operating system. In other words, you donât get a single page of printed instructions. To find your way around, youâre expected to use Appleâs online help system. And as youâll quickly discover, these help pages are tersely written, offer very little technical depth, lack useful examples, and provide no tutorials whatsoever. You canât mark your place, underline, or read them in the bathroom. The purpose of this book, then, is to serve as the manual that should have accompanied OS Xâversion 10.11 in particular. OS X El Capitan: The Missing Manual is designed to accommodate readers at every technical level. The primary discussions are written for advanced-beginner or intermediate Mac fans. But if youâre a Mac first-timer, miniature sidebar articles called Up to Speed provide the introductory information you need to understand the topic at hand. If youâre a Mac veteran, on the other hand, keep your eye out for similar shaded boxes called Power Usersâ Clinic. They offer more technical tips, tricks, and shortcuts. When you write a book like this, you do a lot of soul-searching about how much stuff to cover. Of course, a thinner book, or at least a thinner-looking one, is always preferable; plenty of readers are intimidated by a book that dwarfs the Tokyo White Pages. On the other hand, Apple keeps adding features and rarely takes them away. So this book isnât getting any thinner. Even so, some chapters come with free downloadable appendixesâPDF documents, available on this bookâs 'Missing CD' page (instructions in the book) that goes into further detail on some of the tweakiest features. (Youâll see references to them sprinkled throughout the book.) Maybe this idea will save a few treesâand a few back muscles when you try to pick this book up.
View larger Outline: OS X El Capitan: The Missing Manual is divided into six parts, each containing several chapters: Part One: The OS X Desktop covers everything you see on the screen when you turn on an OS X computer: folders, windows, icons, the Dock, the Sidebar, Spotlight, Dashboard, Spaces, Mission Control, Launchpad, Time Machine, menus, scroll bars, the Trash, aliases, the a menu, and so on. Part Two: Programs in OS X is dedicated to the proposition that an operating system is little more than a launchpad for programsâthe actual applications you use: email programs, web browsers, word processors, graphics suites, and so on. These chapters describe how to work with applications in OS Xâhow to open them, switch among them, swap data between them, and use them to create and open files. Part Three: The Components of OS X is an item-by-item discussion of the software nuggets that make up this operating systemâthe 30-ish panels of System Preferences and the 50-some programs in your Applications and Utilities folders. Part Four: The Technologies of OS X treads in more advanced territory, like networking and file sharing. These chapters also cover the visual talents of OS X (fonts, printing, graphics) and its multimedia gifts (sound, speech, movies). Part Five: OS X Online covers all the Internet features of OS X, including the Mail email program and the Safari web browser; Messages for instant messaging and audio or video chats; Internet sharing; Appleâs free, online iCloud services; and connecting to and controlling your Mac from across the wiresâFTP, SSH, VPN, and so on. Part Six: Appendixes. This bookâs appendixes include guidance on installing this operating system; a troubleshooting handbook; a Windows-to-Mac dictionary (to help Windows refugees find the new locations of familiar features in OS X); and a thorough master list of all the keyboard shortcuts and trackpad/mouse gestures in OS X.
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