ABOUT THIS BOOK
Hello there, new Mac owner. Congratulations for picking up a new Mac and moving away from the Microsoft universe. It’s good to have you here. But you’re here because you’re having trouble adjusting to the new surroundings. Moving from Windows to a Mac is like moving to a new country. You don’t just take a flight and settle down in the unknown territory. You first do your research, get an idea of what to expect and how things work and then start on your journey.
Think of this as your travel guide to Mac. OS X (pronounced ‘ten’) Yosemite to be precise. This guide is for the Mac beginner. It is about helping you understand the basics of the user interface and using it efficiently. We’ll show you how to navigate the OX interface, how to use the built-in apps, how to back up and manage your data and give you tips on doing things better all along.
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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS BOOK
Here are the table of contents of this eBook.
- Getting to Know the OS X User Interface
Why does the Mac desktop look so different? How to use the Apple menu and the other menus? What about the Dock, User Accounts and other basic but important features that every Mac user should know about? This section explores all of that in great detail.
- How Finder, File Management, Tags and Spotlight Search Work
When switching from Windows to Mac, file management is going to be the biggest change and while it might seem alien at first, it’s actually for the better. This chapter tells you almost everything you need to know about managing files on your Mac like a pro.
- 21 Things Every New Mac User Should Know
Did you know clicking the close (X) button on the top-right of a window in an app on Mac does not actually close it? Did you know your Mac’s hard disk is not partitioned? We tell you more about these, and 21 other important facts every Mac user should know.
- How to Get the Most out of Mac’s Built-in Apps
Learn how to master the main default apps for music, photos etc that are already there on your Mac. These are some of the apps you will end up using every day, so it will help you to know your way around them.
- Keyboard Shortcuts, Trackpad Gestures and Solving the Window Management Problem in OS X
In this chapter, you’ll learn about the important keyboard shortcuts and gestures that you should know to do things really fast on Mac OS X Yosemite. You’ll also learn how to manage multiple windows easily and get work done productively.
- How to Backup Your Mac and Keep It Secure
The last (but not the least) chapter talks about backing up your Mac and keeping it secure. There are very few other things in life that hurt more than data loss. While we can only hope that those other things don’t hurt you, we certainly can ensure that your data is on your Mac is always safely backed up.
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