Description : Customizing macOS High Sierra is the 6th book in the best-selling Customizing macOS series. This new edition is better than ever with over 500 fantastic tweaks, hacks, secret commands, and hidden features to completely customize your macOS user experience. Hundreds of illustrations help guide you in personalizing your macOS user experience. Learn how to completely personalize your Mac, fine-tuning every aspect of macOS to transform how you interact with it, make your Mac more closely match your person computing style, and help you become more productive and efficient. Learn how to tinker and tweak macOS, bending it to your every will to squeeze every last drop of performance out of your Mac. You don't need to be an Apple genius to customize macOS. Learn how you can safely and quickly customize and personalize macOS Sierra. Why customize macOS? Well, because you can. It's that simple. Customer Reviews of Customizing macOS: "Mac should offer a coupon/description/order voucher for this book in the box when selling new computers that runs this os! Especially helpful when changing from PC's to Mac." "I am new to Apple products so I needed a book to help understand the operating system. Good read and gives simple, clear explanations as to what is going on." "Very well written and for a rank noob like me great tricks." "I like this book. It is very good for Mac users just getting into Macs and don't know too much about them." "Great book...really enjoyed learning about all the ways I can customize my MacBook Pro!" "Good to have on hand. Lots of information." "Great book. Highly recommend."
Description : Teach yourself VISUALLY™ Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something—and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 160 macOS High Sierra tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on macOS High Sierra in no time. You'll learn to: Set default zoom for websites Install and use a content blocker Connect through FaceTime® Publish photo albums to Facebook Customize Siri®, mouse, and trackpad Designed for visual learners Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules Succinct explanations walk you through step by step Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
Description : For Mac newbies, and those upgrading. Learn to use the Finder, personalize your Desktop, and use Siri to carry out tasks for you. Get to grips with the built-in apps, iCloud and Family Sharing – and more! macOS is the operating system at the heart of Mac computers. The latest version, macOS High Sierra, builds on some of the innovative functions and level of performance that were introduced with the previous version, macOS Sierra, to provide a stylish, effective and powerful operating system for your Mac desktop or laptop computer. macOS High Sierra in easy steps opens up by explaining the foundations of macOS: the Dock and the Finder. Then, it reveals a raft of ways in which you can make the most of macOS High Sierra: · Multi-Touch navigation options for getting around in macOS High Sierra. · Working with and managing your apps. · Productivity options on your Mac. · Getting online with Safari, Mail, Messages and FaceTime. · Managing your digital lifestyle for photos, music, video, books and games. · The invaluable iCloud online function for backing up and sharing your files. · There is also a chapter on troubleshooting and keeping macOS High Sierra in tiptop shape. macOS High Sierra in easy steps also covers the new features in the operating system, which include: · Internal enhancements designed to make your Mac more responsive and efficient. · An improved file system, designed to meet modern computing needs. · An enhanced graphics processor for the best graphics on a Mac yet. · Support for a wide range of virtual reality options. · Enhancements to exists apps, including Photos, Safari, Siri, Mail, FaceTime and Notes · Whether you’re new to the Mac or just upgrading, use this book to master the essentials and then unleash the power of macOS High Sierra. Covers macOS High Sierra (OS X 10.13), released September 2017.
Description : MacBook in easy steps, 6th Edition is perfect for those wanting to get a grasp of their new MacBook quickly, in easy steps. Learn the basics first: the Mac Desktop, the Dock, the Finder, and how to use the new Touch Bar - then explore the great features of this popular Apple laptop.
Description : The visual learner’s ultimate guide to the MacBook and macOS High Sierra Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook is your ultimate guide to getting up and running quickly with your new MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air! Whether you’re new to computers or transitioning from a PC, this graphics-heavy guide will show you everything you need to know to get the most out of your new laptop. Clear, step-by-step instructions walk you through each task, with screenshots that help you follow along with confidence. You’ll learn how to manage files, work with macOS software, organize photos and media, set up email, access the internet, and adjust settings and preferences to make your MacBook work the way you work. You’ll also explore the features that bring computing to a whole new level, including iCloud, FaceTime, the App Store, and so much more! The Mac has long inspired a legion of loyal fans, and you’re about to find out why. From sleek design to intuitive interface, to an OS that just works, Apple has cornered the market on the high-end computing experience. The MacBook makes sublime computing portable, and this book shows you how to take advantage of all that your MacBook has to offer. Get acquainted with the latest macOS version and its new features Perform everyday tasks quickly and easily Customize preferences and settings to suit your needs Download new apps, video chat, save to the cloud, and much more! No confusing tech-speak, no vague instructions, and no complex tangents into obscure tasks. This friendly guide is packed with screenshots, easy-to-follow instructions, and a practical sensibility; you’re not launching the space shuttle, you just want to open your email. If you’re ready to explore all that your MacBook can do, Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook is your ideal companion.
Description : Get the most out of your MacBook Your new MacBook is sleek and powerful, and this down-to-earth guide makes it easier than ever to navigate, personalize, and maximize what it can help you accomplish. From taking it out of the box and turning it on for the first time to file storage and security, to downloading apps and working with iCloud, MacBook For Dummies helps you discover—all in one place—everything your laptop can do. Ultra-light, ultra-fast, and ultra-powerful, the MacBook is the coolest laptop around, and longtime Mac guru Mark L. Chambers is just the guy you want showing you the ropes. Inside, he shows you how to navigate the Mac desktop, customize your settings, surf the web and set up email, hook into a network, transfer your important documents from another PC or Mac, and troubleshoot with ease. You'll also get the inside scoop on the fun stuff like FaceTime video calling, Messages, Reminders, photos, videos, music, the Mac App Store, and more. Explore the new OS X Be productive with Keynote and Pages Get creative with Photos and iMovie Find tips for maintenance and security Whether you're a PC convert or a seasoned Apple enthusiast, this book helps you get the most of your magnificent MacBook!
Description : Master essential Mac facts, concepts, and skills! The Mac has become an essential tool for many activities, but it’s not always easy to use, leading to frustration and wasted time. Because Apple often makes small changes to the interface, you may be stumbling over interface oddities or struggling to complete common tasks that you once handled with ease. Take Control of Mac Basics, written by Tonya Engst, former Take Control editor in chief, will fill in the gaps in your knowledge and shower you with useful tips. Carefully arranged and highly cross-linked, the ebook brings together dozens of Mac topics into one place, making it easy for you to find help on many interrelated topics. Free Webinar! The title includes access to a helpful video, where Tonya discusses interface issues and shares her Mac screen as she demonstrates using the Finder window sidebar, saving files, managing windows, launching apps, finding things in System Preferences, and more. After you read this book, you’ll be able to: • Get Your Bearings: Find out the names of the interface elements on your Mac screen and learn what you can do with them, including the menu bar, Apple menu, application menu, Siri, Spotlight, Notification Center, Finder, Finder windows, Dock, and Desktop. You’ll also be introduced to each built-in app and utility on your Mac, and get expert advice on how to locate, install, and update additional apps. • Use the Finder: Become confident with using the folders available to you on your Mac and with filing your files in both default and custom folders that work well for you. You’ll find lots of tips for working on the Desktop, customizing the views in your windows, resizing windows, and understanding Mac paths. • Manage Customization: Discover the many ways you can make your Mac work better for you, including making it easier to see, less of a power hog, more beautiful to look at, and easier to share with a child by creating separate accounts. Also learn how a wide variety of settings in System Preferences can improve the way you carry out essential tasks, such as copy/paste between your Mac and your iPhone, speaking through headphones on a FaceTime or Skype call, and viewing recent text messages or upcoming calendar events. • Run Apps Effectively: Understand the best methods for getting in and out of apps, having apps launch on their own, quitting apps, dealing with frozen apps, opening new files, saving files, and more. • Master Essential Tasks: Build your expertise with core Mac tasks and technologies including printing, copy and paste, keyboard shortcuts, connecting to a Wi-Fi network (in certain cases even if you don’t know the password), Universal Clipboard, Mission Control, AirPlay, Sleep, Shut Down, what to do if you need to enter a Unix command in Terminal, how to think about backups, and more. This book is based on macOS 10.13 High Sierra, which Apple released in 2017. This book is compatible with earlier versions of macOS, but older versions will not entirely match what the book presents. Although we currently have no plans to update the book for 10.14 Mojave, Tonya covers relevant changes to Mojave in a series of posts on this book’s blog: • Using Dark Mode and Trying New Desktop Wallpapers • macOS Updates Now Happen in System Preferences • Playing Mother-May-I in Mojave’s Security & Privacy Preference Pane Take Control of Mac Basics is based on an older book called Read Me First: A Take Control Crash Course, which contained information about core Mac skills useful to Take Control readers. Take Control of Mac Basics expands greatly on that idea, adding invaluable content that is pertinent to anyone interested in other Take Control titles.