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UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL OF MACOS MONTEREY WITH THIS UPDATED GUIDE FROM "DR. MAC" HIMSELF

Macs are famously an absolute pleasure to use. But it's even more fun discovering all the cool things a new version of macOS can do. macOS Monterey, introduced in 2021, makes the latest macOS features available to Mac users everywhere. macOS Monterey For Dummies is your personal roadmap to finding every single awesome new bell and whistle in this world-famous operating system.

You'll read about upgrades to the accessibility options, how to use Live Text to grab text from all of your photos, manage your iPhone from your Mac and vice versa, and use the new Universal Control to seamlessly transition between Apple devices.

You can also:

* Learn how to watch TV or a movie with friends while you're on a FaceTime call
* Explore the new "Shared With You" feature so you can access the content people send to you directly in the relevant app
* Explore the online world with the Safari browser included with every installation of MacOS Monterey

Perfect for anyone who wants to take full advantage of the latest version of Apple's intuitive and user-friendly operating system, macOS Monterey For Dummies is the fastest, easiest way to master the newest features and the coolest capabilities included with macOS Monterey. With hundreds of pages of simple instructions and images of the macOS interface, this is the last handbook you'll need to make the most of the newest macOS.

BOB LEVITUS, better known as Dr. Mac, has been writing on all things Mac since 1996. He’s a regular contributor to technology publications and has penned over 90 how-to books on macOS, iPhone, iPad, Office for the Mac, and GarageBand.

INTRODUCTION 1

About This Book 1

Foolish Assumptions 3

Icons Used in This Book 3

Beyond the Book 4

Where to Go from Here 4

PART 1: MACOS BASICS 5

CHAPTER 1: MACOS MONTEREY 101 (PREREQUISITES: NONE) 7

Gnawing to the Core of macOS 8

A Safety Net for the Absolute Beginner (or Any User) 10

Turning the dang thing on 10

What you should see on startup 11

Shutting down properly 14

A few things you should definitely not do with your Mac 15

Point-and-click 101 16

Not Just a Beatles Movie: Help and the Help Menu 18

CHAPTER 2: DESKTOP AND WINDOWS AND MENUS (OH MY!) 23

Touring Finder and Its Desktop 24

Anatomy of a Window 25

Top o’ the window to ya! 27

A scroll new world 29

(Hyper)active windows 30

Dialog Dealie-Boppers 32

Working with Windows 34

Opening and closing windows 34

Resizing windows and window panes 35

Moving windows 35

Shuffling windows 36

Menu Basics 38

The ever-changing menu bar 39

Contextual (shortcut) menus: They’re sooo contextual! 39

Recognizing disabled options 41

Navigating submenus 42

Under the Apple menu tree 43

Using keyboard shortcut commands 44

CHAPTER 3: WHAT’S UP, DOCK? 45

A Quick Introduction to Your Dock 46

The default icons of the dock 47

Trash talkin’ 49

Opening application menus on the dock 51

Reading dock icon body language 53

Opening files from the dock 54

Customizing Your Dock 54

Adding dock icons 54

Removing an icon from the dock 57

Resizing the dock 58

What should you put on your dock? 58

Setting your dock preferences 60

CHAPTER 4: GETTING TO KNOW FINDER AND ITS DESKTOP 65

Introducing Finder and Its Minions: The Desktop and Icons 66

Introducing the desktop 66

Bellying up to the toolbar 68

Figuring out what an icon is 71

Identifying your Finder icons in the wild 72

Aliases Are Awesome! 73

Creating aliases 75

Deleting aliases 76

Hunting down an alias’s parent 76

The View(s) from a Window 76

Moving through folders fast in Column view 77

Perusing in Icon view 79

Listless? Try viewing folders as a list 79

Hangin’ in the Gallery (view) 81

What’s next on the (View) menu? 82

Finder on the Menu 84

The actual Finder menu 84

Like a road map: The current folder’s pop-up menu 87

Going places with the Go menu 88

Customizing Finder Windows 90

Adding folders to the sidebar 90

Setting Finder preferences 90

Digging for Icon Data in the Info Window 93

CHAPTER 5: DELVING EVEN DEEPER INTO MONTEREY’S DESKTOP AND FINDER 97

Cleaning Up Your Desktop Automatically with Stacks 97

Managing your Stacks 100

Quick Actions: Now Playing All Over Monterey 101

Getting the most out of Markup 101

Trimming video without launching an app 104

Do It Quicker with Finder Quick Actions 105

Creating PDFs without launching an app 105

Creating custom Finder Quick Actions 106

Four More Cool Monterey Tricks 107

Shooting screens 107

Dynamic desktop images 109

PART 2: HOW STUFF WORKS 111

CHAPTER 6: HAVING IT YOUR WAY 113

Introducing System Preferences 113

The Desktop & Screen Saver System Preferences Pane 115

The Desktop tab 116

The Screen Saver tab 117

The General System Preferences Pane 118

Adjusting the Keyboard, Mouse, Trackpad, and Other Hardware 121

The Keyboard System Preferences pane 122

The Mouse System Preferences pane 126

The Bluetooth System Preferences pane 127

The Trackpad System Preferences pane 127

The Sound System Preferences Pane 129

Changing sound effects 129

Choosing output and input options 130

CHAPTER 7: OPENING AND SAVING FILES 131

A Quick Primer on Finding Files 132

Understanding the macOS Folder Structure 132

Understanding nested folders 134

From the top: The Computer folder 135

Peeking into the Applications folder 136

Visiting the Library folders 136

Let it be: The System folder 137

There’s no place like Home 137

Your personal library card 139

Saving Your Document Before It’s Too Late 141

Stepping through a basic save 142

Save As versus Duplicate: Different names for the same result 148

Open, Sez Me 150

With drag-and-drop 152

With a Quick Look 152

When your Mac can’t open a file 153

With the application of your choice 154

CHAPTER 8: FILE AND FOLDER MANAGEMENT MADE EASY 157

Organizing Your Stuff in Folders 157

Files versus folders 158

Organizing your stuff with subfolders 158

Creating new folders 160

Navigating with spring-loaded folders 161

Smart folders 162

Shuffling Files and Folders 164

Moving files and folders 165

Selecting multiple icons 166

Playing the icon name game: Renaming icons 167

Renaming multiple icons at once 168

Compressing files 168

Getting rid of icons 168

The Incredible iCloud+ (and iCloud Drive) 169

CHAPTER 9: COMPREHENDING THE MACOS CLIPBOARD 171

Introducing the Clipboard 171

Copying Files and Folders 173

Pasting from the Clipboard 175

Monterey’s Universal Clipboard 175

PART 3: GETTING THINGS DONE 177

CHAPTER 10: FIVE TERRIFIC TIME-SAVING TOOLS 179

With a Quick Look 180

Share and share alike with the Share menu 181

Slide into Slideshow (full-screen) mode 182

Spotlight on Finding Files and Folders Faster 183

Using the Find command 184

Using the Spotlight menu and its keyboard shortcut 186

Blast Off with Mission Control 187

The Mission Control pane: It’s painless 187

Hot corners are hot stuff! 189

Mission Control’s Spaces from 30,000 feet (an overview) 190

Getting around in space(s) 192

Taking Control of Essential Settings 193

Launchpad: The Place for Applications 194

CHAPTER 11: ORGANIZING YOUR LIFE 197

Keeping Track with Calendar 198

Navigating Calendar views 198

Creating calendars 199

Deleting a calendar 200

Creating and managing events 201

Reminders: Protection Against Forgetting 203

Getting started with Reminders 204

To do or not to do: Setting reminders 205

Sharing lists and assigning reminders 206

Everything You Need to Know about Notification Center 207

Tweaking Notification settings 207

Widget management 101 209

Using Notification Center 210

Getting focused 210

Use Notes for Making Notes 211

Take a Quick Note with Quick Note 215

Tracking Productivity with Screen Time 215

CHAPTER 12: ARE YOU SIRI-OUS? 217

What Siri Can Do for You 217

Working with Siri 219

Making Siri Your Own 220

CHAPTER 13: MAPS ARE WHERE IT’S AT 223

Finding Your Current Location with Maps 223

Finding a Person, Place, or Thing 224

Views, Zooms, and Pans 225

Maps and Contacts 227

Time-saving Map Tools: Favorites, Guides, and Recents 228

Favorites 228

Guides 229

Recents 230

Smart Map Tricks 230

Get route maps and driving directions 230

Get walking directions 231

Get directions for public transportation 232

Get traffic info in real time 232

Flyovers and look arounds 232

Do more on the Info sheet 233

CHAPTER 14: APPS BORN IN IOS 235

Taking Stock of the Market with Stocks 236

Adding and deleting stocks, funds, and indexes 237

Details, details, details 237

Charting a course 238

Read All about It in News 239

What are your interests? 239

How News works 240

Managing your news 240

Recording Memos with Voice Memos 241

Recording a voice memo 241

Listening to a voice memo 242

Naming a voice memo 243

Trimming a voice memo 243

Automating Repetitive Tasks with Shortcuts 244

Controlling Lights, Locks, and More with Home 245

PART 4: GETTING ALONG WITH OTHERS 247

CHAPTER 15: (INTER)NETWORKING 249

Getting Connected to the Internet 250

Your internet service provider and you 251

Plugging in your internet-connection settings 251

Browsing the Web with Safari 253

Owning your toolbar 254

Using the Safari sidebar 255

Checking out Help Center 260

CHAPTER 16: DEALING WITH PEOPLE 261

Collecting Your Contacts 261

Adding contacts 262

Importing contacts from other programs 263

Creating a basic group 264

Setting up a smart group (based on contact criteria) 266

Deleting a group or smart group 266

Sync + Contacts = your contacts everywhere 267

Audio and Video Calls with FaceTime 268

About SharePlay 269

CHAPTER 17: COMMUNICATING WITH MAIL AND MESSAGES 271

Sending and Receiving Email with Mail 271

Setting Up Mail 272

A quick overview of the toolbar 272

Composing a new message 274

Sending email from the Contacts app 276

Checking your mail 278

Dealing with spam 279

Mailboxes smart and plain 280

Changing your preferences 282

Sign here, please 283

Mail rules rule 284

Take a (Quick) look and (Slide) show me some photos 286

Markup and Mail Drop 286

Communicating with Messages 288

What the heck is an iMessage? 289

Chit-chatting with Messages 289

CHAPTER 18: SHARING YOUR MAC AND LIKING IT 293

Introducing Networks and File Sharing 294

Portrait of home office networking 295

Three ways to build a network 297

Setting Up File Sharing 299

Access and Permissions: Who Can Do What 300

Users and groups and guests 300

Creating users 302

macOS knows best: Folders shared by default 306

Sharing a folder or disk by setting permissions 307

Useful settings for permissions 311

Unsharing a folder 314

Connecting to a Shared Disk or Folder on a Remote Mac 314

Changing Your Password 318

Changing your account password on your Mac 319

Changing the password of any account but your own on your Mac 319

More Types of Sharing 320

Sharing a screen 320

Sharing the internet 321

And yet more ways to share 322

PART 5: GETTING CREATIVE 323

CHAPTER 19: THE MUSICAL MAC 325

Apple Music and iTunes Match Rock! 326

Introducing Music (the App Formerly Known as iTunes) 327

Working with Media 330

Adding songs 330

Listening to Radio 332

All about Playlists 334

Creating a regular playlist 334

Working with smart playlists 336

Working with the Genius playlist 337

Burning a playlist to CD 338

CHAPTER 20: THE MULTIMEDIA MAC 341

Playing Movies and Music in QuickTime Player 342

Watching TV 343

Using the Books App 344

Buying an e-book or audiobook 345

Shopping for e-books without Apple 347

Finding and Listening to Podcasts with the Podcasts App 348

You’re the Star with Photo Booth 349

Viewing and Converting Images and PDFs in Preview 351

CHAPTER 21: WORDS AND LETTERS 353

Processing Words with TextEdit 354

Creating and composing a document 354

Working with text 355

Adding graphics to documents 358

Font Mania 359

Types of fonts 360

Managing your fonts with Font Book 360

CHAPTER 22: PUBLISH OR PERISH: THE FAIL-SAFE GUIDE TO PRINTING 363

Before Diving In 364

Ready: Connecting and Adding Your Printer 364

Connecting your printer 365

Setting up a printer for the first time 365

One last thing: Printer sharing 368

Set: Setting Up Your Document with Page Setup 368

Print: Printing with the Print Sheet 370

Printing a document 370

Choosing among different printers 371

Choosing custom settings 371

Saving custom settings 374

Preview and PDF Options 374

PART 6: CARE AND FEEDING 377

CHAPTER 23: FEATURES FOR THE WAY YOU WORK 379

Finally, a Dark Mode 380

App Shopping, Improved 381

Using Your iPhone as Your Mac’s Camera or Scanner 383

Talking and Listening to Your Mac 386

Keyboard System Preferences pane: You talk and your Mac types 386

Commanding your Mac by voice 388

Listening to your Mac read your screen 389

Automatic Automation 392

Script Editor app: Write and edit AppleScripts 392

Automator app: Automate almost anything 394

A Few More Useful Goodies 396

Accessibility System Preferences pane: Make your Mac more accessible 396

Battery and Energy Saver System Preferences panes: For energy conservation and sleep 398

Bluetooth System Preferences pane: Where Bluetooth lives 399

Ink System Preferences pane: Visible to pen-input tablet users only 400

Automatic Login in the Users & Groups System Preferences pane: Don’t bother with the login screen 400

Allow your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac 401

Boot Camp Assistant app: Run Windows on your Mac really 401

AirPlay and AirPlay to Mac 402

Handoff 403

Universal Control 404

CHAPTER 24: SAFETY FIRST: BACKUPS AND OTHER SECURITY ISSUES 405

Backing Up is (Not) Hard to Do 406

Backing up with Monterey’s excellent Time Machine 406

Backing up by using the manual, brute-force method 409

Backing up by using commercial backup software 410

Why You Need Two Sets of Backups 411

Non-Backup Security Concerns 412

About viruses and other malware 412

Install recommended software updates 414

Protecting Your Data from Prying Eyes 415

Blocking or limiting connections 416

Locking down files with FileVault 416

Setting other options for security 417

CHAPTER 25: UTILITY CHEST 419

In the Applications and Utilities Folders 419

Calculator 419

Activity Monitor 421

Disk Utility 422

Keychain Access 427

Passwords System Preferences pane 429

Migration Assistant 429

System Information 430

Terminal 430

Screenshot 431

The best keyboard shortcut to memorize 432

Monterey screen-shooting options 433

Monterey screen recording 434

CHAPTER 26: TROUBLESHOOTING MACOS 435

About Startup Disks and Booting 435

Finding or creating a startup disk 436

They call it a prohibitory sign for a reason 436

Recovering with Recovery HD 438

Step 1: Run First Aid 438

Step 2: Safe boot into Safe mode 439

Step 3: Zapping the PRAM/NVRAM 440

Step 4: Reinstalling macOS 441

Step 5: Things to try before taking your Mac in for repair 441

If Your Mac Crashes at Startup 442

Managing Storage 442

PART 7: THE PART OF TENS 445

CHAPTER 27: TEN WAYS TO SPEED UP YOUR MAC EXPERIENCE 447

Use Those Keyboard Shortcuts 447

Improve Your Typing Skills 448

Try a Different Keyboard 449

Change Your Resolution 450

Purchase a Faster Mac 450

Add RAM 451

Add a Second Display 451

Use Your iPad as a Second Display 452

Upgrade to a Solid-State Drive (SSD) 452

Get More Storage 453

CHAPTER 28: TEN GREAT WEBSITES FOR MAC FREAKS 455

The Mac Observer 456

Macworld 456

TidBITS 456

iMore 457

AppleWorld.Today 457

The Wirecutter 457

Apple Support 458

Other World Computing 458

Apple’s Refurbished and Clearance Store 459

Six Colors 459

Index 461
Artikel-Details
Anbieter:
Wiley
Autor:
Bob LeVitus
Artikelnummer:
9781119837138
Veröffentlicht:
26.10.2021
Seitenanzahl:
512

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