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Are you getting the most from your Mac? Mountain Lion is one of the most robust OS X offerings from Apple, and there are many hidden features that power uses have yet to discover. Join Macworld senior editor Christopher Breen as he reveals the top tips and tricks for Mac OS X 10.8. Discover new ways of working with Mail and Calendar—from creating smarter mailboxes to exporting, configuring, and delegating your calendar. Then make the system preferences work for you—from zooming tricks to showing the caps lock who is boss. And Finder will start to work even better for you once you organize your desktop, customize the toolbar, and learn the hidden tricks of Menu bar icons. Plus, learn how to force the stubborn Trash to empty and work with passwords across the system.
Welcome to Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Tips and Tricks. I'm Chris Breen. In my Mac OS X Mountain Lion essential training course, I show you the basics and a bit more about the workings and features of Apple's Operating System. But there's so much more and a lot of it not entirely obvious. And because there is more, more is what I have in mind with this course. We dive deep into mail, going beyond simply composing and sending messages, to tackle filtering your email with mails rules. Techniques for dealing with junk mail. Importing and exporting message archives, and recommendations for some mail add-ons that you'll find helpful.
Calendar also gets an in-depth treatment. We look at invitations, timezone support, calendar delegation, and how to share and import events. Keeping your Contacts in order is vital, and I help you do that by showing you how to synchronize your contacts. With Google and Yahoo as well as reveal hidden tricks of Contacts Headings. When discussing hidden system preference features, I show you how to disable the Caps Lock key. Copy files via Bluetooth, make the most of group accounts, and for those without an optical media drive, use Mountain Lion's remote disc feature.
And if your Mac isn't working as you believe it should, I've got some great troubleshooting tips for you. All of that in Mac OS X Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks. Let's get started.
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