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mac os x v. 10.3 panther: top 100 simplified tips & tricks
Mac OS X v. 10.3 Panther: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks
by Mark L. Chambers and Erick Tejkowski  ISBN:0764543954
John Wiley & Sons © 2004

In this text, you’ll find clear, illustrated instructions for 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach time-saving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive with Mac OS X Panther.

Table of Contents
Mac OS X v.10.3 Panther— Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks
Chapter 1 - Customizing Your Desktop
Chapter 2 - Managing Files and Folders
Chapter 3 - Using Panther More Efficiently
Chapter 4 - Expanding Your Mac’s Horizons
Chapter 5 - Working with Multimedia and the Digital Hub
Chapter 6 - Troubleshooting Problems and Seeking Help
Chapter 7 - Taking Advantage of the Internet
Making the Most of Your Network Connection
Index


You already know Mac OS X Panther basics. Now you’d like to go beyond, with shortcuts, tricks, and tips that let you work smarter and faster. And because you learn more easily when someone shows you how, this is the book for you. Inside, you’ll find clear, illustrated instructions for 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach time-saving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive with Mac OS X Panther.

About the Authors

Mark L. Chambers has been an author, computer consultant, programmer, and hardware technician for more than 20 years. With a degree in journalism and creative writing from Louisiana State University, Mark took the logical career choice and started programming computers. However, after five years as a COBOL programmer for a hospital system, he became the documentation manager for Datastorm Technologies, a well-known communications software developer. Somewhere in between organizing and writing software manuals, Mark began writing computer books; his first book, Running a Perfect BBS, was published in 1994. Along with writing several books a year, Mark has recently branched out into Web-based education, designing and teaching a number of online classes — called WebClinics — for Hewlett-Packard.

Mark’s list of books includes Mac OS X All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Microsoft Office v. X Power User’s Guide, Teach Yourself the iMac VISUALLY, Building a PC For Dummies, Scanners For Dummies, and CD and DVD Recording For Dummies.

Erick Tejkowski is an author and programmer. In addition to writing books on Mac OS X Jaguar, Cocoa programming, and REALbasic, he is a regular contributor to periodicals such as MacTech, MacWorld, and MacAddict. Erick also serves on the editorial board of REALbasic Developer magazine.



Mac OS X v.10.3 Panther— Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks

by Mark L. Chambers and Erick Tejkowski

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Mark L. Chambers has been an author, computer consultant, programmer, and hardware technician for more than 20 years. With a degree in journalism and creative writing from Louisiana State University, Mark took the logical career choice and started programming computers. However, after five years as a COBOL programmer for a hospital system, he became the documentation manager for Datastorm Technologies, a well-known communications software developer. Somewhere in between organizing and writing software manuals, Mark began writing computer books; his first book, Running a Perfect BBS, was published in 1994. Along with writing several books a year, Mark has recently branched out into Web-based education, designing and teaching a number of online classes — called WebClinics — for Hewlett-Packard.

Mark’s list of books includes Mac OS X All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Microsoft Office v. X Power User’s Guide, Teach Yourself the iMac VISUALLY, Building a PC For Dummies, Scanners For Dummies, and CD and DVD Recording For Dummies. Mark welcomes all comments and questions about his books; you can reach him at mark@mlcbooks.com or visit MLC Books Online, his Web site, at www.mlcbooks.com.

Erick Tejkowski is an author and programmer. In addition to writing books on Mac OS X Jaguar, Cocoa programming, and REALbasic, he is a regular contributor to periodicals such as MacTech, MacWorld, and MacAddict. Erick also serves on the editorial board of REALbasic Developer magazine. He lives near St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife, Lisa, and children, Mercedes and Leopold.

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How to use this book

Mac OS® X v.10.3 Panther: Top 100 Simplified® Tips & Tricks includes the 100 most interesting and useful tasks that you can perform in Mac OS X Panther. This book reveals cool secrets and time-saving tricks guaranteed to make you more productive.

Who is this book for?

Are you a visual learner who already knows the basics of Mac OS X Panther but would like to take your Panther experience to the next level? Then this is the book for you.

Conventions in This Book

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Steps

This book walks you through each task using a step-by-step approach. Lines and “lassos” connect the screenshots to the step-by-step instructions to show you exactly how to perform each task.

Tips 

Fun and practical tips answer questions that you have always wondered about. Plus, learn to do things in Mac OS X Panther that you never thought were possible!

Task Numbers

The task numbers, ranging from 1 to 100, indicate which self-contained lesson you are currently working on.

Difficulty Levels

For quick reference, symbols mark the difficulty level of each task.

  Difficulty 1  

Demonstrates a new spin on a common task

  Difficulty 2  

Introduces a new skill or a new task

  Difficulty 3  

Combines multiple skills requiring in-depth knowledge

  Difficulty 4  

Requires extensive skill and may involve other technologies