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TitleMac OS X Tiger Timesaving Techniques for Dummies (ISBN - 0764579630)
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Table of Contents
                            MacOS X Tiger Timesaving Techniques For Dummies
	About the Authors
	Authors’ Acknowledgments
	Contents at a Glance
	Table Of Contents
		Saving Time with This Book
		Foolish Assumptions
		What’s New in Tiger
		What’s New in This Book
		How This Book Is Organized
		Conventions Used in This Book
		Icons Used in This Book
	Part I: Starting, Stopping, and Running Your Mac Faster
		Technique 1: Installing Tiger without the Hassle
			What Tiger Can Do for You
			Choosing an Installation Method
			Managing Your Hard Drives
			Formatting a Volume
			Installing Tiger
			Working with Setup Assistant
			Transferring Files Flawlessly
		Technique 2: Starting Up with Speed
			Faster Startups: Never Shut Down
			Scheduling Your Startups
			Speeding Up the Login Process
			Starting Applications Automatically
			Keeping System Preferences Handy
		Technique 3: Running Tiger Faster
			Optimizing Your System through Maintenance
			Disabling Unnecessary Features
			Longer Battery Life
			Improving Performance through Hardware
		Technique 4: When Good Applications Go Bad
			Slaying Stalled Apps with the Dock
			Gaining Better Performance through Activity Monitoring
			Crashing Your Mac
		Technique 5: Logging Out and Shutting Down
			Logging Out
			Securing Your System with a Screen Saver
			Fast User Switching
			Making the Quick Exit
		Technique 6: Goodbye Microsoft, Hello Mac!
			Where Is the Alt Key? Mac Basics
			Setting System Preferences
			Using Mac Help
			Useful Migration Resources
	Part II: Optimizing Your Interface
		Technique 7: Making Your Mac More Accessible
			Listening to Your Mac
			Talking Back to Your Computer
			Using Visual Clues
			Customizing the Keyboard and Mouse to Suit Your Needs
		Technique 8: Working with Displays
			Managing Your Display Resolution
			Adjusting the Colors
			Handling Fonts
			Using Multiple Displays
		Technique 9: Speedy Keyboard Navigation
			Keyboard Characters
			Moving Around in a Finder Window
			Navigating the Desktop
			Getting Places
		Technique 10: Essential Keyboard Shortcuts
			The Most Essential of the Essential Keyboard Shortcuts
			Application Shortcuts
			Function Keys
			Programming Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts
		Technique 11: A Faster Finder
			Finder Preferences
			Show View Options
			Using Your Input Device
		Technique 12: Windows for Your Convenience
			Understanding the View Modes
			Customizing Windows
			Moving Windows Around
		Technique 13: Establishing an Efficient Dock
			Customizing the Dock
			Organizing the Dock
			Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts for the Dock
			Shareware for the Dock
		Technique 14: Contextual Menus
			Grasping the Basics of Contextual Menus
			Using CMs with Third-Party Applications
			AppleScript, Contextual Menus, and You
		Technique 15: Windows with Expose
			Introducing Expose
			Getting the Most out of Expose
			Dashing to the Dashboard
	Part III: Handling Files (And Other Stuff) Quickly
		Technique 16: Organizing Your Home Directory
			Your Stuff, Your Home Directory, and You
			Checking Out Your Library
			A Cluttered Desktop Is a Sign a Cluttered Mind
			Revisiting Our Friend, the Dock
		Technique 17: Managing Aliases, Favorites, and Icons
			Also Known As: Working with Aliases
			These Are a Few of My Favorites Things
			If You Can, Icon
		Technique 18:  Addressing Your Addresses
			Getting to Know the Address Book
			Customizing the Template
			Creating Your Own vCard
			Creating and Using Groups
			Other Cool Address Book Tricks
		Technique 19: Managing Information Effectively
			Storing Information as a Sticky Note
			Stickies Lite: Using Dashboard
			Stickies Pro: Using StickyBrain
		Technique 20: Working with Files
			Understanding a File’s Properties
			Solving Common File Problems
		Technique 21: Finding Things in Tiger
			Basic Finder Window Searches
			Using a Find Window
			Working With Smart Folders
			Searching for Things with Spotlight
		Technique 22: Slimming Down Your Hard Drive
			Avoiding Unnecessary Installations
			Weeding Your Hard Drive: Manually Deleting Files
			Diet Tools: Third-Party Applications
			Hands Off: What Not to Trash
	Part IV: Improving Application Performance
		Technique 23: Launching Applications Fast
			Auto-Launching with the Accounts Panel
			Launching with the Finder
			Launching with the Dock
			Other Ways to Launch Applications
			Launching with Shareware Tools
		Technique 24: Switching, Hiding, and Quitting Applications
			Switching among Open Applications
			Hiding Applications
			Quitting Applications
			Logging Out and Shutting Down
		Technique 25: Opening Files Faster
			Opening Files with the Finder
			Opening Files with Specific Applications
			Using LaunchBar
			Opening Files within an Application
			Recalling Recent Items
			Setting the Default Application for Files
		Technique 26: Saving and Printing Files
			Saving Files
			Creating PDFs
		Technique 27: Cut, Copy, Paste
			Copying and Pasting with the Keyboard and Mouse
			Understanding the Clipboard
			Clipboard Shareware Alternatives
			Copy and Paste Tips and Tricks
		Technique 28: Managing Fonts
			Fonts Supported in Tiger
			Installing Fonts
			Viewing Fonts
			Managing Fonts
		Technique 29: Getting to Know Services
			What Are Services?
			Grasping the Best Services Techniques
			Adding Services
	Part V: Cranking Up Your Internet Activities
		Technique 30: Surfing with Safari
			Navigation Shortcuts
			Standard Shortcuts
			Other Shortcuts
			Setting Preferences
			Blocking Pop-Up Windows
			Saving Time with AutoFill Forms
			Managing Usernames and Passwords
			Marking Pages with SnapBack
			Working with Really Simple Syndication
		Technique 31: Customizing Safari
			Improving Your Surfing Experience
			Safari Search Enhancements
			Bookmark-Related Utilities
			What Your Parents Never Told You About JavaScript
		Technique 32: Managing Bookmarks Better
			Managing Bookmarks in Safari
			Accessing Safari Bookmarks
			Sharing Bookmarks across Browsers
			Bookmark Tips and Tricks
		Technique 33: Speedy Searches with Google
			Doing Basic Google Searches
			Doing Advanced Google Searches
			Doing Specialized Google Searches
			Searching Google with Safari
			Google Tips and Tricks
		Technique 34: Mastering Mail
			Using Keyboard Shortcuts
			Customizing Mail’s Appearance and Behavior
			Organizing Your Mailboxes
			Performing Searches
			Creating and Using Signatures
			Discovering the Best Mail Tips and Tricks
		Technique 35: Stopping Spam in Its Tracks
			Fighting Spam with the Junk Mail Button
			Creating and Using Rules
			Stopping Spam before Gets to You
		Technique 36: Innovative iChat
			Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts
			Customizing iChat
			Transferring Files with iChat
			Using the Videoconference
			Creating URLs
	Part VI: Optimizing Your Network
		Technique 37: Getting Your Mac Online
			Defining a Location
			Using a Modem
			Networking Tips and Tricks
		Technique 38: The Wonderful World of Wireless Networking
			What to Look for in a Wireless Network
			Creating an AirPort Network
			Understanding Encryption
			Finding Networks
		Technique 39: Sharing the Wealth with Bonjour
			Why You Should Use Bonjour
			Setting Up Bonjour
			Using Bonjour with Software
			Using Bonjour with Hardware
		Technique 40: Share the Love; Sharing Files, Printers, and More
			Safe Sharing
			Sharing a Web Page
			What’s in a Name (Or URL)?
			Fun with File Sharing
			Personal File Sharing
			Print Sharing
			Sharing Your Internet Connection
		Technique 41: Network Security
			Keeping Your Mac Secure
			Using a Firewall
			Checking for Security Problems
		Technique 42: Your Guide to .Mac: $100 Well Spent
			Top Ten Reasons to Use .Mac
			I Like My iDisk: Storing Stuff Online
			Synchronizing Data with .Mac
	Part VII: Fast and Furious Multimedia
		Technique 43: iTunes: Rockin' in the (Partially) Free World
			Tweaking Your Preferences
			Redecorating the iTunes Window
			Managing Your Music
			Blowing Your Paycheck at the iTunes Music Store
		Technique 44: Working with iPhoto
			Best iPhoto Practices
			Working with Your Digital Library
			Creating an Online Photo Album
		Technique 45: Snapping Screenshots Fast
			Taking Screenshots with Screen Capture
			Taking Screenshots with Grab
			Using Snapz Pro X
		Technique 46: Staying on Schedule with iCal
			Creating Calendars and Events
			iCal's Main Keyboard Shortcuts
			Best iCal Practices
			Subscribing and Publishing
			iCal Tips and Tricks
		Technique 47: Working with CDs and DVDs
			Setting Your System Preferences
			Using the New Burn Folders Feature
			Burning CDs
		Technique 48: Getting More Than Music out of Your iPod
			Using the iPod for Data Storage and Transfer
			Secure, Encrypted Storage on the iPod
			Backing Up Your Data an iPod
			Emergency Rescue iPod
			Synchronizing with iSync
			Keeping Notes on Your iPod
			Housekeeping on the iPod
	Part VIII: Security and Maintenance
		Technique 49: Better Backups with rsync and .Mac
			Smart Backups
			rsync: The Geek’s Backup Utility
			Backup for .Mac Users
			Other Backup Options
		Technique 50: Battling Viruses
			What You Should Know about Viruses
			Things You Can Do Limit Viruses
			Using Virex
			Other Antivirus Software
		Technique 51: Keeping Your Software Up to Date
			Using Software Update
			Updating Other Applications
			Staying Informed about Updates
		Technique 52: Securing Files
			Making the Most of FileVault
			Other Encryption Tools
			Using the Finder’s Secure Empty Trash Option
		Technique 53: Proper Password Policy
			Creating a Good Password
			Working with Apple’s Keychain Access
			Changing the Login Password
		Technique 54: Useful Utilities
			Working with TinkerTool
			Automating Tasks with cron
			Performing Maintenance
			Other Useful Utilities
	Part IX: The Scary or Fun Stuff
		Technique 55: Controlling Cellphones with Bluetooth
			What Is Bluetooth?
			Getting Started with Bluetooth
			Setting Up Your Connection
			Working with Your Address Book
			Dialing Your Phone from Text Selection
			Synchronizing with iSync
			Your Cellphone as Remote Control
			Storing Notes and Pictures a Cellphone
		Technique 56: The Terminal, the Finder, and You
			Navigating within the Terminal
			Terminal Tips and Tricks
			Making the Terminal and the Finder Play Together Nicely
			Editing between the Terminal and the Finder
		Technique 57: Managing and Finding Files Fast
			Copying, Moving, Renaming, and Deleting Files
			Creating and Listing Directories
			Using Wildcards
			Using the find Command
			Using the locate Command
		Technique 58: Piping and Redirecting Output with the Terminal
			Handy Commands to Use with Piping
			Combining Commands with Pipes
			Redirecting Output
		Technique 59: Viewing and Editing Text Files
			Viewing Files
			Viewing Parts of Files
			Editing Files
		Technique 60: Customizing Your Terminal
			Adjusting Terminal’s Preferences
			Creating Terminal Preferences Files
			Choosing Your Shell
			Customizing Your Shell
			Shareware Tools for Working with the Terminal
		Technique 61: Automating Your Routines
			Introducing Automator
			Creating a Simple Workflow
			Saving and Running Your Workflow
			Creating a More Complex Workflow
		Technique 62: Entertaining Yourself with Screen Savers
			Configuring Screen Savers in Tiger
			Adding to Your Screen Saver Library
			Using the Desktop as a Screen Saver
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Managing Bookmarks in Safari 245

Bookmarking a page

To bookmark a page, follow these steps:

1. Load the page in your Web browser.
2. Press Ô-D.

This brings up the Add Bookmark prompt, as
shown in Figure 32-4.

• Figure 32-4: Use the Add Bookmark prompt to mark a

3. If desired, enter a new title for this bookmark.
The default bookmark name comes from the title
of the page as it appears in the browser win-
dow’s title bar. For some pages, this is quite long
or not very descriptive, so you might want to
devise a new name that makes sense to you.

4. Use the drop-down list to select the location for
the bookmark.

An important part of managing your bookmarks
is placing them in the right folder in the first
place. If you’ve adequately organized your book-
marks, you already have a folder available to
store them in.

You can immediately add a site to your
Bookmarks Menu or Bookmarks Bar by choos-
ing the appropriate location from the Add
Bookmark prompt’s drop-down list (refer to
Figure 32-4). More immediately, you can add
a site to your Bookmarks Bar by dragging the
site’s icon (found just to the left of the URL in
the address bar) onto the Bookmarks Bar.

Using the Bookmarks window

The Bookmarks window is a special browser page
that you can use to view and manage your book-
marks. The left column (Collections; refer to Figure
32-1) shows the different groupings of bookmarks
that you have. These include Bookmarks Bar,
Bookmarks Menu, History, the folders that came
with Safari, and the folders that you create. When
you select an item in the Collections column, its con-
tents are listed in the right side of the window.

Here are some tips and techniques for working with
this window:

� Create a new folder by pressing Ô-Shift-N or
clicking the + button at the bottom of the

Depending upon which plus sign you click,
you can create a new primary folder (by click-
ing at the bottom of the Collections column)
or a new secondary folder (by clicking at the
bottom of the Bookmark column). If you click
the + underneath the Bookmark column, a
new folder is created within the currently
selected Collection.

� Alphabetize your folders by dragging and drop-
ping them to reorder them.

� Don’t mess with the folders named Imported IE
Favorites or Imported Netscape/Mozilla
Favorites, if you have them. Leaving these fold-
ers intact lets you access bookmarks that you’ve
set in those browsers.

� Nest related folders inside each other to main-
tain order without cluttering up the main set of
collections. For example, you might want to cre-
ate a Software folder inside the Mac folder or add
a Movies folder to Entertainment.

� Rename a folder by pressing Return after you
select it.

� If you want to copy a bookmark from one loca-
tion to another (from one folder to another or
from the Bookmarks window to the Bookmarks
Bar), hold down the Option key as you move it.

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Technique 32: Managing Bookmarks Better246

You aren’t really limited to a certain number of
bookmarks on the Bookmarks Bar, but if the
titles of all the bookmarks run longer than the
width of the browser window, some book-
marks won’t be shown. Instead, double arrows
appear at the far-right side of the bar, and you
need to click them to access the other book-
marks. This behavior is exactly the same as it
is with Finder window toolbars if the window
isn’t wide enough to show every tool.

To manage the Bookmarks Bar

1. Open the Bookmarks window by pressing

2. Click the Bookmarks Bar title at the top of the
Collections column.

3. In the right pane, delete any bookmark or
folder that you don’t want to appear on the
Bookmarks Bar by pressing Delete.

4. Add any bookmark by dragging it from another
location into the Bookmarks Bar listing.

5. Arrange the bookmarks by clicking and drag-
ging them to suit your preferences.

You can also add pages to the Bookmark Bar
by dragging the URL directly onto the bar in
the browser window. You can remove items by
dragging them off, and you can rearrange the
order by clicking and dragging the bookmark

One of the best features of the Bookmarks Bar is the
ability to group bookmarks into folders. For exam-
ple, Safari already comes with the News folder on its
Bookmarks Bar, containing links for, The
New York Times, BBC NEWS, and more. Folders on
the Bookmarks Bar are marked with a down-pointing
triangle, which displays a pop-up menu of the book-
marks in that folder when you click it, as shown in
Figure 32-5.

Using the Bookmarks Menu

The Bookmarks Menu is a useful tool, but be careful
not to place too many bookmarks there because it
can quickly become cluttered and less useful. The
two ways to add sites to the Bookmarks Menu are

� Selecting Bookmarks Menu from the drop-down
list in the Add Bookmark prompt (refer to
Figure 32-4).

� Using the Bookmarks window (drag existing
bookmarks onto the Bookmarks Menu listing in
the Collections section).

To delete a bookmark from the menu, just do this:

1. Open the Bookmarks window.
2. Click the Bookmarks Menu title in the

Collections column.

3. Select the bookmark to be deleted in the right

4. Press Delete.

While you’re in the Bookmarks window, you
can add folders to the Bookmarks Menu to
create an organized, hierarchical menu of
favorite sites. Doing so lets you put more
bookmarks in the menu without too much

Working with the Bookmarks Bar

The Bookmarks Bar is a special section of the book-
marks world that can appear as part of the browser
window. The Bookmarks Bar has a limited amount of
visual real estate, so you must be judicious when
selecting Web pages to put there, but you have
plenty of configuration options.

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