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Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks
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Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks

with Christopher Breen

Video: Welcome

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.
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  1. 1m 22s
    1. Welcome
      1m 22s
  2. 50m 50s
    1. Creating smarter Smart Mailboxes
      7m 47s
    2. The ins and outs of Mail signatures
      5m 14s
    3. Archiving your old email
      4m 54s
    4. All about Mail filtering
      8m 59s
    5. Advanced Mail filtering
      3m 29s
    6. Rebuilding your mailboxes
      2m 7s
    7. Working with attachments
      6m 21s
    8. Configuring advanced account settings
      4m 42s
    9. Useful Mail add-ons
      7m 17s
  3. 27m 24s
    1. Exporting your calendars
      4m 55s
    2. Configuring calendar alerts
      3m 54s
    3. Creating calendar invitations
      6m 22s
    4. About time-zone support
      4m 3s
    5. How to share and delegate calendars
      3m 49s
    6. Publishing and subscribing to calendars
      4m 21s
  4. 16m 17s
    1. Importing and archiving contacts
      4m 12s
    2. Syncing Google contacts
      2m 25s
    3. Changing the contact template
      2m 57s
    4. Hidden tricks within contact headings
      2m 6s
    5. Uses for Smart Groups
      4m 37s
  5. 33m 28s
    1. Zooming tricks
      5m 27s
    2. Caps lock begone!
      2m 18s
    3. Scheduling start-up and shutdown
      3m 23s
    4. Copying files via Bluetooth
      2m 54s
    5. About Target Disk mode
      2m 24s
    6. Working with group accounts
      4m 50s
    7. Using a remote disc
      2m 8s
    8. Creating the 24-hour clock
      2m 54s
    9. Creating the private Mac
      7m 10s
  6. 21m 5s
    1. Useful Smart Folders
      6m 31s
    2. Hidden tricks of menu bar icons
      3m 6s
    3. Creating password-protected archives
      4m 12s
    4. Inside the Info window
      5m 48s
    5. Locating locally stored iCloud files
      1m 28s
  7. 17m 51s
    1. Forcing a stubborn Trash to empty
      4m 28s
    2. Create a bootable installer drive
      3m 42s
    3. Making a redundant Time Machine backup
      2m 13s
    4. Activity Monitor as a diagnostic tool
      4m 3s
    5. Repairing your keychain
      1m 48s
    6. Resetting your login password
      1m 37s
  8. 36s
    1. Goodbye
      36s

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Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks
2h 48m Intermediate Jul 08, 2013

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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.

Topics include:
  • Creating smarter Smart Mailboxes
  • Sharing and delegating calendars
  • Syncing Google contacts
  • Discovering hidden tricks within contact headings
  • Scheduling startup and shutdown
  • Copying files via Bluetooth
  • Using a remote disc
  • Creating password-protected archives
  • Creating a bootable installer drive
  • Repairing your keychain
  • Resetting your login password
Subjects:
Business Operating Systems
Software:
Mac OS X
Author:
Christopher Breen

Welcome

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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