Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, El Capitan Edition

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, El Capitan Edition

Language: English

Pages: 808

ISBN: 1491917970

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Those who have made the switch from a Windows PC to a Mac have made Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual a runaway bestseller. The latest edition of this guide delivers what Apple doesn't—everything you need to know to successfully and painlessly move your files and adapt to Mac's way of doing things. Written with wit and objectivity by Missing Manual series creator and bestselling author David Pogue, this book will have you up and running on your new Mac in no time.


















appears; click Restart (or press Return). 16 switching to the mac: the missing manual Tip: If you press Option as you release the mouse on the aÆRestart command, you won’t be bothered by an “Are you sure?” confirmation box. Logging Out, Shutting Down •• Press Control-c-´. •• Press Control-´ (or hold down the π button) to summon the dialog box shown in Figure 1-3; click Restart (or type R). Figure 1-3: Once the Shut Down dialog box appears, you can press the S key instead of clicking Sleep,

name is El Capitan, and it sits in Yosemite National Park (get it?). If you upgraded from an earlier version of OS X, you keep whatever desktop picture you had before. If you’ve ever used a computer before, most of the objects on your screen are nothing more than updated versions of familiar elements. Here’s a quick tour. Note: If your desktop looks even emptier than this—no menus, no icons, almost nothing on the Dock—then somebody in charge of your Mac has turned on Simple Finder mode for you.

reappear. •• Quit. You can quit any program directly from its Dock shortcut menu. (Finder, Launchpad, and Mission Control are exceptions.) The beauty of this feature is that you don’t have to switch into a program to get to its Quit command. (If you get nothing but a beep when you use this Quit command, it’s because you’ve hidden the windows of that program, and one of them has unsaved changes. Click the program’s icon, save your document, and then try to quit again.) Tip: If you hold down the

mid-movement, without having to drag back and start over. And if it turns out you just dragged something into the wrong window or folder, a quick c-Z (the shortcut for EditÆUndo) puts it right back where it came from. GEM IN THE ROUGH Smart Handling of Identically Named Icons What if you’re dragging a file or folder into some window— and there’s already a file or folder there with the same name? In operating systems in days of yore, a warning appeared. It let you Stop (the whole operation) or

means you can now send .zip files back and forth to PC owners without worrying that they won’t be able to open them. To compress something, right-click (or two-finger click) a file 118 or folder and choose “Compress [the icon’s name]” from the shortcut menu. (Of course, you can use the File menu or F menu instead.) OS X thoughtfully creates a .zip archive, but it leaves the original behind so you can continue working with it. Opening a .zip file somebody sends you is equally easy: Just

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