The Complete Beginners Guide to Mac OS X El Capitan

BOOK: The Complete Beginners Guide to Mac OS X El Capitan
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The Complete Beginners Guide to Mac OS X El Capitan

(For MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac Mini)

 

 

By Scott La Counte

 

© 2015. All Rights Reserved.

 

Cover Image f11photo @ Fotalia.com

 

 

Table
of Contents

Introduction

What’s New In El Capitan?
Mac? Is It Worth It?
Installation
OS X 10.9 Mavericks
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or Below
Mac vs. Windows
Transferring Documents
Compatibility
Setup Assistant

Part I: Mac OS Crash Course

Keyboard
Apple Key
Delete (Backspace)
Magic Mouse / Trackpad
Force Touch
The Desktop
Menu Bar
Menulets
Dock
Trash
App Buttons
Finder
Views in Finder
Sorting in Finder
File Management
Favorites
Tabbed Browsing
Tags
Launchpad
Notifications
Split View
Method 1
Method 2
Internet
Setting Up With Ethernet
Setting Up Wireless Networks
Airport Express / Airport Extreme
Safari
Mail
Adding Accounts
Sending an Email
Contacts
Messaging / Phone Calls
iMessage
FaceTime
Photo Booth
Calendar
Reminders
Creating Single Reminders
Creating New Lists
Location Based Reminder
Notes
Creating and Editing Notes
iTunes
Adding Music to your Library
Playlists
Using Genius
Match
Radio
Creating a Radio Station
iTunes Store
App Store
Lesser Used Apps
Family Sharing

Part 2: Making the Mac Yours

System Preferences
General
Desktop & Screen Saver
Dock
Mission Control
Social Networking, Mail, Contacts and Calendars
Sound
Users & Groups
Parental Controls
Accessibility
Privacy and Security

Part 3: Maintenance

Preserving Battery Life
iCloud
Time Machine
Software Updates

Appendix A: Keyboard Shortcuts

 

Please note, while every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, this book is not endorsed by Apple and should be consider unofficial.

 

 

Introduction

 

Every year or so you hear the big pitch: Windows is
finally
going to be awesome again. The new update is big, grander and a huge overhaul. And then it comes and it’s more buggy, weirder, and less functional than the version that came before! That’s probably what made you consider making the switch—you’re tired of the excuses and you want a computer that just works!

 

Whether you are a new convert to Mac, still thinking about making the switch, or just want to learn more about Macs, this book will guide you through the Mac OS and help you see how making the switch really isn’t the great leap that you once thought it was.

BOOK: The Complete Beginners Guide to Mac OS X El Capitan
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