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Mac OS 9 for Dummies

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ISBN-10: 0764506528

ISBN-13: 9780764506529

Edition: 1999

Authors: Bob LeVitus, Steven Bobker

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Mac OS 9 offers a full suite of capabilities to enable new and advanced users to get the most from their Macintosh computer and the Internet. This text takes a tour of OS 9 focusing on basic Mac OS operations, as well as some new features.
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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
What You're Not to Read
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Basic Training
Mac OS 9 101 (Prerequisites: None)
What Is System Software?
What Does System Software Do?
A Safety Net for the Absolute Beginner -- or Any User
What You Should See after Turning On the Power
What's Happening Here? (The Startup Process Revealed)
You're not a failure
Question Mark and the Mysterians
The ultimate startup disks
Now what?
One Last Thing Before We Move On
Meet the Desktop
I Think I-con, I Think I-con
The look you want to know better
Open sesame
The name game
Other various and sundry icons
Windows (Not the Microsoft Kind)
Doin' windows
Zooming right along
That shady window feeling
Cutting windows down to size
A scroll new world
Transportable windows
Ladies and gentlemen, activate your windows
Shutting yo' windows
Congrats: You now do windows
Disk Could Be the Start of Something Big
Initialization and Erasure
Suprise! PC Disks Work as Well!
Getting Disks Out of Your Mac
Know When to Hold'er, Know When to Folder
Making folders
Moving and copying folders
Moving and copying disks
Meet the Desktop
Delectable Menus, Volume I
Menu Basics
Command performance
It's elliptical
Dialog box featurettes
File Management and More: Meet the File Menu
New Folder
Move to Trash
Close Window
Get Info
Make Alias
Add to Favorites
Put Away
Search Internet
Show Original
Page Setup
Print Desktop/Print Window
The Edit Menu (Which Shoulda Been Called the Clipboard Menu)
Show Clipboard
Select All
Delectable Menus, Volume II
A View from a Window: The View Menu
The first part: As icons, as buttons, or as a list
The second part: As window or as pop-up window
The third part: Keeping things orderly
Something Special in the Menu Bar
Empty Trash
Eject Disk and Erase Disk
Shut Down
Not Just a Beatles Movie: Help and the Help Menu
Help Center
Show Balloons
Mac OS Help
Apply Yourself: The Application Menu
They're Sooo Sensitive: Contextual Menus
Polishing the Apple (Menu)
About This Computer (Yours)
From the Desk (Accessories) Of
Profile THIS: Apple System Profiler
A calculated risk: Calculator
Be a Chooser user
The key to all your fonts: It's Key Caps
Browse yer local area net with Network Browser
Remote Access Status
The not-so-scrappy Scrapbook
Finder of lost files: Sherlock 2 (again)
Don't be stuck up: Use Stickies
Those Interestingly Named Folders in the Apple Menu
The Control Panels folder
Recent Applications, Recent Documents, and Recent Servers folders
Favorites folder
Roll Your Own: Customizing Your Apple Menu
Doing the right thing with your desk accessories
Putting your stuff into the Apple menu
Some Other Neat Stuff You Might Want in Your Apple Menu
Sounds good to me: AppleCD Audio Player
Fakin' it with Graphing Calculator (Power Macs only)
Take note of the Note Pad
Sounds like... SimpleSound
My Deep, Dark Secret
Understanding the Save and Open Dialog Boxes
Nested Folders and Paths
Save Your Document Before It's Too Late
The rest of what you should know about Save dialog boxes
The buttons
It Looks Like Save and It Acts Like Save, So Why Is It Called Save As?
Open (Sesame)
Using the Open dialog box
A really big show -- Show Preview
Weird folder or file names
The last thing you need to know
New-Style Open and Save Dialog Boxes?
Making It Purr
File Management Made Simple
Launcher or Not
Getting Yourself Organized
And it's root, root, root for the root level
Documentary evidence: The Documents folder
Other folders at the root level
Apply here: The Applications folder
The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread: Aliases
Icons on the desktop
Smart Apple menu tricks
Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing
Ready: Choosing a Printer in (What Else?) the Chooser DA
If you have an AppleTalk printer
If you have a serial printer
If you have a USB printer
If you have a SCSI, an Ethernet, a USB, or a server-based printer
The AppleTalk Active/Inactive options
Before you close the Chooser
Set: Setting UP Your Page with Page Setup
Paper type
Page orientation
PostScript options
Go: Printing to Most Printers
The Print General dialog box
The Print Background Printing dialog box
The Print Color Matching dialog box
The Print Cover Page dialog box
The Print Font Settings dialog box
The Print Job Logging dialog box
The Print Layout dialog box
The Print Save As File dialog box
One last thing ...
Desktop Printers
What is a desktop printer, anyway?
Using desktop printers
Font Mania
Installing fonts
Types of fonts
Font advice in brief
File Sharing for the Rest of Us
What It Is
Portrait of a LocalTalk Network
Getting Turned On
Setting Up File Sharing
Turn file sharing and program linking on
Sharing and linking with TCP/IP
Users and Groups and Guests (Oh My!)
Be our guest
Removing users or groups
Access and Privileges (Who Can Do What)
Sharing a folder or disk
Setting access privileges
Useful settings for access privileges
The Actual Act of Sharing
Connecting to a shared disk or folder
Connecting to your own computer from a remote computer
Disconnecting from a shared folder or disk
A Few Other Things You Ought to Know
Monitoring file sharing
Changing your password
Unsharing a folder or disk
Logging on remotely via modem
Memory and Other Seemingly Complicated Arcana
Baby, Baby, Where Did Our RAM Go?
System software memory
Application memory
In summation
Memories Are Made of This: The Memory Control Panel
Cashing in with the disk cache
How to set your disk cache
It's not real, it's virtual (memory)
Faster than a speeding bullet: It's a RAM disk
U 2 Can B A Guru
Sure-Fire, Easy-to-Use, No (or Low)-Cost Timesaving Tips
Let Your Fingers Do the Flying
Use those keyboard shortcuts
Learn to type better
Why Living Color May Not Be So Great
Monitor settings
Resolution? It's not just for New Year's anymore
Contextual menus: They're great in context
A Mac with a view -- and preferences, too
If you don't need it, turn it off or toss it out
What Else Can I Do?
Advanced Techniques for Beginners
Apple Menu
Space cowboy
Divide and conquer
Start Up Your Mornings Right
Control Strip Poker
Control Tweaks
Apple Menu Options
Control Strip
Date and Time
To set the date or time
Time and date formats
The rest of it
Dial Assist
Energy Saver
Extensions Manager
File Exchange
PC Exchange tab
File Translation tab
File Sharing
General Controls
Desktop options
Shut Down Warning
Folder Protection
Insertion Point Blinking
Menu Blinking
Keychain Access
Multiple Users
The Options button
QuickTime Settings
Remote Access
Software Update
Alert Sounds (beep sounds)
Startup Disk
Web Sharing
How to Write an AppleScript in 21 Minutes
What the Heck Is an AppleScript, Anyway?
What the Mac OS Installer Installs and Where It Installs It
The AppleScriptLib and AppleScript extensions
The Scripting Additions folder
The AppleScript folder
But wait, there's more
What it all means
Writing a Simple Script
If a Script Is Any Good, It Should Be Saved
What Can Stay and What Can Go
Reclamation Theory
Life after Death: The Truth about Restoring Deleted Files
Back up first
Install Mac OS 9: Restorer of lost items
What, Exactly, Are Extensions and Control Panels?
Disabling 'em all with the Shift key
Discriminating disabling with Extensions Manager
Control Panels
System extensions
Chooser extensions
Other items in the Extensions folder
Folders in the Extensions folder
The Rest of the Stuff in Your System Folder
A Brief Internet Overview
Getting Set Up for Surfing
It starts with the modem
Your Internet service provider and you
Using Internet Setup Assistant to sign up with Earthlink
Using Internet Setup Assistant if you already have an ISP
Surfing with Internet Explorer
Searching the Net with Sherlock 2
Getting Your Mail with Outlook Express
Four Internet-Related Control Panels
Internet control panel
TCP/IP control panel
Remote Access control panel
Modem control panel
What to Do When Good System Software Goes Bad
Dem Ol' Sad Mac Chimes of Doom Blues
Flashing Question Mark/Flashing Folder Problems
Start with something easy: Rebuild the desktop
Send for the ambulance: Run Disk First Aid
Installing new hard disk drivers
The latest dance craze: Zapping the PRAM
SCSI voodoo
Reinstalling the System software
If nothing has worked so far
If You Crash at Startup
Restart without extensions and control panels
Resolving extension and control panel conflicts
Dealing with recalcitrant extensions and control panels
How to perform a clean System reinstallation
The Part of Tens
At Least Ten Pieces of Mac OS 9 That You Might Someday Need
Internet Access
Apple Remote Access
Personal Web Sharing
Mac OS Runtime for Java
English Speech Recognition
Language Kits
Network Assistant Client
Two More Things You Should Know About
Easy Access
Ten Ways to Make Your Mac Better by Throwing Money at It
Ten Great Web Sites for Mac Enthusiasts
Info-Mac HyperArchives
Apple Tech Info Library
Inside Mac games
Anyone Can Install Mac OS 9
Installing Mac OS 9
Custom Installs
Optional Mac OS Items
Back Up Now or Regret It Later
Backing Up Is (Not) Hard to Do
The manual, "brute force" method
Commercial backup software
Why You Need Two Sets of Backup Disks
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