Index


  • Numerics
  • 2 Factor Authentication, 35

A

  • AAA (Advanced Audio Coding) audio format, 208
  • AC socket, keeping plugged into, 31–32
  • Accent Color setting, 99
  • access settings, managing, 175–178
  • account names, 168
  • accounts
    • administrator accounts
      • adding users, 168–170
      • automating with login items, 174–175
      • deleting, 172–173
      • managing access settings, 175–178
      • modifying, 170–172
      • overview, 167
      • user account levels, 167–168
    • Guest accounts, 173
    • iCloud, 34–36
    • multiuser laptop, 165–184
    • root account, 395
    • user accounts
      • creating through setup, 36
      • deleting, 172–173
      • levels of, 167–168
      • modifying, 170–172
      • setting up, 37
  • activation hot corner, 97
  • active windows, 59
  • add-ons, for laptops, 364–365
  • adjacent items, 61
  • administrator accounts
    • adding users, 168–170
    • automating with login items, 174–175
    • deleting, 172–173
    • managing access settings, 175–178
    • modifying, 170–172
    • overview, 167
    • user account levels, 167–168
  • Advanced Audio Coding (AAA) audio format, 208
  • AirDrop, 194
  • Airplay, 224
  • AirPort Express, 191
  • AirPort Extreme, 191
  • AirPort Extreme Base Station, 362
  • AirPort Time Capsule, 191
  • ALAC (Apple Lossless) audio format, 208
  • albums, organizing images with, 236–238
  • alerts, 128
  • aliases, 60
  • antiquated utility software, avoiding, 394
  • Appearance setting, 99
  • Apple Authorized Service Provider, 348
  • Apple Base Station models, 191–192
  • Apple Boot Camp utility, 25–26
  • Apple Help Center, 348
  • Apple Help online, 348
  • Apple ID, 34–35
  • Apple ID Preferences pane, 107–108
  • Apple Lossless (ALAC) audio format, 208
  • Apple menu, 46, 52
  • Apple standard keyboard, 65–66
  • Apple Store, 348
  • Apple support technicians, 31
  • Apple web-based support center, 81
  • AppleCare Protection Plan, 37
  • AppleCare toll-free number, 31
  • application actions, 42
  • application icons, 59
  • application keyboard shortcuts, 66–67
  • Application menu, 46
  • applications
    • Chess, 25
    • Contacts, 25
    • customizing Dock, 75–76
    • defined, 42
    • DVD Player, 25
    • FaceTime, 16, 203
    • GarageBand
      • adding songs to iMovie, 259
      • composing, 274–282
      • interface, 272–274
      • overview, 271
      • sharing songs, 285–288
      • tracks, 272, 275–277, 279–280, 282–285
    • Guides
      • creating, 133–134
      • overview, 87
    • iMovie
      • adding clips, 261–262
      • audio, 258–261
      • backgrounds, 266–267
      • browsing projects, 269
      • creating movies, 252–255
      • creating trailers, 267–269
      • importing clips, 256–261
      • maps, 267
      • moviemaking process, 255
      • overview, 251–252
      • sharing movies, 270
      • still images, 258
      • titles, 266–267
      • transitions, 265–266
    • Keynote
      • adding and editing text, 327
      • adding background shapes, 330
      • adding media, 329
      • adding slides, 326
      • components of, 324–325
      • creating projects, 322–323
      • creating slideshows, 330–331
      • formatting text, 328
      • opening, 323
      • overview, 321
      • printing slides and notes, 332–333
      • saving projects, 324
      • shortcut keys, 328
      • text, shapes, and graphics boxes in, 326–327
      • toolbar, 325
      • typing presenter’s text notes, 328
    • launching, 51–55
    • Mail, 25
      • configuring, 36
      • sending iMovies as attachments, 270
    • Maps
      • getting directions, 131–133
      • overview, 128–130
      • switching views, 130–131
    • Messages, 24, 203–204
    • Music
      • adding songs to iMovie, 259
      • burning music onto CDs, 224–225
      • creating song files, 286–287
      • Equalizer, 220
      • finding songs in library, 213
      • getting music from iTunes Store, 228–229
      • overview, 207
      • parental authority, 225–227
      • playlists, 215–216
      • radio stations, 220–223
      • removing music from library, 213–214
      • ripping files, 219–220
      • song information, 216–218
      • supported formats, 208–209
      • syncing iPhones and iPads with, 223–224
      • visuals, 225
    • Notes, 125–127
    • Notification Center, 127–128
    • Pages
      • adding background shapes, 300
      • adding photos to documents, 299–300
      • adding tables, 298–299
      • creating documents, 292–293
      • cut, copy, and paste features, 296–297
      • entering and editing text, 295–296
      • formatting text, 297–298
      • interface, 294–295
      • opening existing documents, 293
      • printing documents, 302–303
      • saving documents, 294
      • setting Blank template font defaults, 302
      • sharing documents digitally, 303
      • spell-checking, 301–302
      • text, shapes, and graphics boxes, 296
    • Parallels Desktop, 25, 39
    • Photos
      • adding images to iMovie, 258
      • adding images to Pages, 299–300
      • editing images, 242–247
      • importing images, 235–236
      • organizing images, 236–242
      • overview, 231–235
      • putting Photo Stream in iCloud, 247–248
    • processor-intensive, 32
    • quitting, 51–55, 100
    • Reminders, 121–124
      • interface, 122–123
      • Sidebar, 122
    • tracker, 385–386
    • TV, 227–228
    • VMware Fusion, 39
  • Applications folder, 38
  • Arrangement markers, 282–283
  • Arrangement track, 282–283
  • At a Location feature, 124
  • audio. See also GarageBand; Music
    • adding to GarageBand, 275–277, 279–280
    • adding to iMovie, 258–261
    • adjusting settings, 283–285
    • Arrangement track, 282–283
    • burning onto CDs, 224, 288
    • changing volume or balance, 282
    • creating song files, 286–287
    • exporting, 287
    • on MacBooks, 10
    • muting, 276
    • ripping files, 219–220
    • sharing, 285–287
    • supported formats, 208–209
    • tracking, 216–218
  • audiobooks, 208
  • auto-save feature, in Keynote, 324

B

  • background shapes, 300, 330
  • backgrounds, adding to movies, 266–267
  • backing up drives, 372–374, 389
  • banners, 128
  • base stations, 190–192
  • bass tracks, 276
  • batteries
    • buying, 33
    • calibrating, 32
    • external, 33
    • monitoring level, 32
    • overview, 11
    • sealed, 17
    • tracking usage, 88
  • Battery pane, 101–102
  • Big Sur
    • Control Center, 73–74
    • customizing Dock
      • adding applications, 75–76
      • overview, 74
      • resizing, 77–78
      • Stacks, 76–77
    • Desktop
      • Control Center, 44
      • customizing, 72–73
      • Dock, 43–44
      • Finder menu bar, 47
      • icons, 45
      • menu bar, 45–46
      • windows, 47
    • encrypting Home folder, 182–184
    • Finder windows
      • closing, 58–59
      • minimizing and restoring, 56–57
      • moving and zooming, 57–58
      • overview, 55
      • scrolling in and resizing, 55–56
    • folders
      • copying items, 62–63
      • duplicating, 63–64
      • Finder Tabs, 64–65
      • moving to different locations, 63
      • overview, 59
      • selecting items, 61–62
      • types of, 59–60
    • Help system, 81–82
    • Home folder, 67–69
    • icons
      • copying items, 62–63
      • duplicating, 63–64
      • Finder Tabs, 64–65
      • moving to different locations, 63
      • overview, 59
      • selecting items, 61–62
      • types of, 59–60
    • installing, 34–35
    • keys and keyboard shortcuts, 65–67
    • launching apps, 51–55
    • logging in and out, 178–182
    • Mission Control, 69–70
    • OS software, 42
    • overview, 41–42
    • printing, 79–80
    • Public folder, 182
    • quitting apps, 51–55
    • switching desktops with Spaces, 70
    • trackpads, 48–51
    • Trash, 78–79
  • Big Sur Automator, 377–379
  • Blank template font defaults, 302
  • Bluetooth, 14, 160
  • bookmarks, in Safari, 145–147
  • Boot Camp feature
    • creating Windows 10 system on MacBooks, 39
    • installing, 350–351
    • overview, 349–350
    • switching between Windows and MacBooks, 352–353
  • branding laptops, 386
  • brightness, 9
  • browsing
    • adding bookmarks, 145–147
    • configuring home page, 144–145
    • configuring Start page, 145
    • downloading files, 149–150
    • History, 150
    • navigational controls, 141–144
    • overview, 137–139
    • printing web pages, 152–153
    • privacy, 153–156
    • Reading List tab on, 148
    • tabbed browsing, 150–152
    • toolbar, 87
    • Translation feature, 147
    • visiting websites, 139–141
  • bus-powered devices, 363

C

  • cables
    • checking, 344–345
    • connecting to MacBook laptops, 22
    • Ethernet, 195
    • USB-C, 10
  • cameras, external, 26
  • CD/DVD Sharing feature, 19
  • CDs
    • audio format, 208
    • backing up to, 373–374
    • blank, 28
    • burning audio onto, 224–225, 288
  • cells. See also Numbers
    • aligning text, 313–314
    • selecting, 310–311
  • Change Picture setting, 96
  • charts, adding to spreadsheets, 318–319
  • chassis, checking for damage, 31
  • Chess, 25
  • Clipboard, 285
  • clips. See also iMovie
    • adding, 261
    • editing, 264–265
    • importing
      • audio, 258–261
      • overview, 256
      • still images, 258
      • from USB and Thunderbolt, 256–258
    • marking, 262–263
    • removing, 263
  • closing windows, 58–59
  • collections, organizing bookmarks as, 147
  • ColorSync profile, 95
  • columns. See also Numbers
    • inserting and deleting, 315
    • selecting, 310
  • commercial cleanup tools, 371–372
  • composing, in GarageBand
    • loops
      • choosing, 277–279
      • resizing, repeating, and moving, 280–282
    • overview, 274–275
    • tracks
      • adding, 275–277, 279–280
      • adjusting settings for, 283–285
      • Arrangement track, 282–283
  • Contacts, 25
  • containers, 340
  • content library, in iMovie, 254
  • Content pane, in Safari, 139
  • Control Center, 44, 73–74, 85–86
  • controllers, 285
  • conventions, 2–3
  • cookies, 154–155
  • copying, in Pages documents, 296–297
  • cropping images, 243–245
  • cutting, in Pages documents, 296–297

D

  • damage, checking for when unpacking laptops, 21
  • data CDs, 224
  • dead pixels, 31
  • Default Web Browser menu, 100
  • Desktop
    • background, 95
    • Control Center, 44
    • customizing, 72–73
    • Dock, 43–44
    • Finder menu bar, 47
    • icons, 45, 71
    • menu bar, 45–46
    • opening documents, 52
    • overview, 43–47
    • Recent Items menu, 52
    • windows, 47
  • Desktop & Screen Saver pane, 95–97
  • Desktop panel, 99
  • desktop publishing, 291–303
    • adding background shapes, 300
    • adding tables, 298–299
    • creating documents, 292–293
    • cut, copy, and paste features, 296–297
    • entering and editing text, 295–296
    • formatting text, 297–298
    • interface, 294–295
    • opening existing documents, 293
    • overview, 291
    • printing documents, 302–303
    • saving documents, 294
    • setting Blank template font defaults, 302
    • sharing documents digitally, 303
    • spell-checking, 301–302
    • text, shapes, and graphics boxes, 296
  • devices
    • bus-powered, 363
    • internal, 13
    • Internet-sharing, 189, 195
    • list of extra, 26–28
    • wireless communications, 13–14
  • DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), 198
  • digital extraction, 219
  • digital lifestyle suite, 24. See also GarageBand; iMovie; Music; Photos; TV
  • digital productivity suite, 24, 321. See also Keynote; Numbers; Pages
    • Keynote
      • adding and editing text, 327
      • adding background shapes, 330
      • adding media, 329
      • adding slides, 326
      • components of, 324–325
      • creating projects, 322–323
      • creating slideshows, 330–331
      • formatting text, 328
      • opening, 323
      • overview, 321
      • printing slides and notes, 332–333
      • saving projects, 324
      • shortcut keys, 328
      • text, shapes, and graphics boxes in, 326–327
      • toolbar, 325
      • typing presenter’s text notes, 328
    • Numbers, 314–315
      • adding charts, 318–319
      • adding formulas, 316–317
      • aligning cell text, 313–314
      • creating spreadsheets, 306–307
      • entering and editing data, 311–312
      • inserting and deleting rows and columns, 315
      • interface, 309–310
      • number formatting, 312–313
      • opening existing files, 307–308
      • overview, 305–306
      • printing spreadsheets, 319–320
      • saving spreadsheets, 308–309
      • selecting cells, 310–311
      • shading, 314–315
      • toolbar, 309
    • Pages
      • adding background shapes, 300
      • adding photos, 299–300
      • adding tables, 298–299
      • creating documents, 292–293
      • cut, copy, and paste features, 296–297
      • entering and editing text, 295–296
      • formatting text, 297–298
      • interface, 294–295
      • opening existing documents, 293
      • printing documents, 302–303
      • saving documents, 294
      • setting Blank template font defaults, 302
      • sharing documents digitally, 303
      • spell-checking, 301–302
      • text, shapes, and graphics boxes, 296
  • digital subscriber line (DSL), 186
  • directions, getting from Maps, 131–133
  • disk permissions, 342
  • Disk Utility, 339–341, 344
  • Display Calibrator, 95
  • Display pane, 94
  • Displays pane, 94–95
  • Dock, 43–44
    • adding apps, 75
    • extras, 75–76
    • overview, 43–44, 74
    • resizing, 77–78
    • Stacks, 76–77
  • Dock & Menu Bar pane, 102–104
  • docking stations, 27
  • Dock's Recent Applications feature, 75–76
  • document icons, 59–60
  • documents
    • adding background shapes, 300
    • adding photos, 299–300
    • adding tables, 298–299
    • creating documents, 292–293
    • cut, copy, and paste features, 296–297
    • entering and editing text, 295–296
    • formatting text, 297–298
    • on iCloud, 159–160
    • interface, 294–295
    • moving between laptops, 38
    • opening existing, 293
    • printing, 302–303
    • saving, 294
    • setting Blank template font defaults, 302
    • sharing digitally, 303
    • spell-checking, 301–302
    • text, shapes, and graphics boxes, 296
  • Documents folder, 38
  • double-clicking, 44
  • downloading files, in Safari, 149–150
  • dragging, 61
  • drinks, avoiding placing near laptops, 23
  • drives
    • backing up to, 389
    • external, 361–363
    • repairing, 341–343
  • drummer track, 276
  • DSL (digital subscriber line), 186
  • DVD Player, 25
  • DVDs
    • backing up to, 373–374
    • blank, 28
    • burning music onto, 224
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), 198

E

  • editing images, in Photos
    • cropping, 243–245
    • enhancing, 245
    • filters and adjustments, 247
    • overview, 242–243
    • removing red-eye, 245–246
    • retouching, 246–247
    • rotating images, 243
  • editing text, in Pages documents, 295–296
  • electric guitar tracks, 276
  • email, 25
    • configuring, 36
    • sending iMovies as attachments, 270
  • encrypting laptops, 386
  • enhancing images, 245
  • entering text, in Pages documents, 295–296
  • Equalizer, 220
  • Ethernet cables, 195
  • Ethernet networks, 196–197
  • Ethernet ports, 12, 22
  • Event/Project Library pane, 254, 261
  • existing wireless networks, connecting MacBooks to, 190
  • exporting documents, 303
  • exporting songs, 287
  • external batteries, 33
  • external cameras, 26
  • external drives
    • backing up to, 372–373
    • connecting, 362–363
    • high-speed ports, 362
    • overview, 361–362
  • external keyboards, 388
  • external mice, 388
  • extra devices, 26–28

F

  • Facebook, 270
  • FaceTime, 16, 203
  • FaceTime HD camera, 11
  • Favorites bar, 138
  • file icons, 60
  • files
    • backing up, 372
    • cleaning, 368–371
    • downloading in Safari, 149–150
    • opening existing, 307–308
    • sharing, 118, 200
    • transferring with AirDrop, 194
  • FileVault, 182–183
  • filters, editing images with, 247
  • Find My feature, 163
  • Finder
    • closing, 58–59
    • displaying Home folder with, 69
    • keyboard shortcuts, 66–67
    • launching apps with, 53
    • menu bar, 47
    • minimizing and restoring, 56–57
    • monitoring battery level, 32
    • moving and zooming, 57–58
    • overview, 55
    • scrolling in and resizing, 55–56
  • firewalls, 201–202
  • flash drives, 17–18
  • floating objects, 299
  • folders
    • cleaning, 368–371
    • copying items, 62–63
    • duplicating, 63–64
    • Finder Tabs, 64–65
    • moving to different locations, 63
    • overview, 59
    • selecting items, 61–62
    • types of, 59–60
  • font defaults, 302
  • food, avoiding placing near laptops, 23
  • Force Click, 48–50
  • Force Quit, 55
  • Force Touch trackpad, 10
  • Format menu, 328
  • formatting text, in Pages documents, 297–298
  • formulas, 316–317
  • full-screen mode, 49, 57
  • function keys, 66

G

  • game controllers, 364–365
  • GarageBand
    • adding songs to iMovie
    • composing
      • loops, 277–282
      • overview, 274–275
      • tracks, 275–285
    • interface, 272–274
    • overview, 271
    • sharing songs
      • burning onto CDs, 288
      • creating files in Music app, 286–287
      • exporting, 287
      • overview, 285–286
    • tracks
      • adding, 275–277, 279–280
      • adjusting settings for, 283–285
      • Arrangement track, 282–283
      • changing volume or balance of, 282
      • defined, 272
      • muting, 276
  • General pane, 99–101
  • Genius Playlists, 211
  • Go menu, 69
  • Go to Beginning button, 273
  • graphics boxes
    • in Keynote presentations, 326–327
    • in Pages documents, 296
  • grouping notifications, 109
  • Guest accounts, 173
  • Guides
    • creating, 133–134
    • overview, 87

H

  • Handoff feature, 160–161
  • hard drives, 349
  • hardware icon, 59
  • HDV (high-definition video) format, 257
  • headphone jack, 10
  • Help system, 81
  • high-definition video (HDV) format, 257
  • Highlight Color setting, 99
  • high-speed ports, 362
  • History file, 150, 155–156
  • Home folder, 67–69, 182–184
  • home page, configuring, 144–145
  • Hot Corners setting, 96, 98
  • How Did I Play feature, 285

I

  • iCloud
    • accounts, 34–36
    • configuring, 161–163
    • documents on, 159–160
    • Handoff feature of, 160–161
    • managing storage for, 163–164
    • overview, 157
    • password, 35
    • pushing process of, 158–159
    • Sidecar feature of, 161
  • iCloud Drive feature, 162
  • iCloud Keychain passwords, 155
  • iCloud Photos, 247–248
  • iCloud Shared Albums, 249
  • icons
    • in Big Sur, 45
    • copying items, 62–63
    • duplicating, 63–64
    • Finder Tabs, 64–65
    • moving to different locations, 63
    • overview, 59
    • selecting items, 61–62
    • types of, 59–60
  • images. See also Photos
    • adding to iMovie, 258
    • adding to Pages, 299–300
    • editing, 242–247
      • cropping, 243–245
      • enhancing, 245
      • with filters and adjustments, 247
      • overview, 242–243
      • removing red-eye, 245–246
      • retouching, 246–247
      • rotating images, 243
    • importing, 235–236, 258
    • organizing, 236–242
      • with albums, 236–238
      • with keywords, 240–241
      • overview, 236
      • with People, 238–240
      • searching for images with locations, 242
    • overview, 234–235
  • iMessage, 203–204
  • iMovie
    • adding clips, 261–262
    • backgrounds, 266–267
    • browsing projects, 269
    • creating movies, 252–255
    • creating trailers, 267–269
    • importing clips
      • audio, 258–261
      • overview, 256
      • still images, 258
      • from USB and Thunderbolt, 256–258
    • maps, 267
    • moviemaking process, 255
    • overview, 251–252
    • sharing movies, 270
    • titles, 266–267
    • transitions, 265–266
  • importing images, 235–236
  • importing information, from another Mac or Windows, 37–38
  • inline objects, 298–299
  • Inspector
  • instant messaging, 24
  • Intel processor power, 15
  • internal devices, 13
  • internal drive
    • importing images from, 258
    • upgrading
      • with external drives, 361–363
      • getting professional help with, 364
      • overview, 361
  • internal optical drive, 10
  • Internet, 22, 25
    • checking connections, 345
    • sharing connections, 199
    • web browser
      • adding bookmarks, 145–147
      • configuring home page, 144–145
      • configuring Start page, 145
      • downloading files, 149–150
      • History, 150
      • navigational controls, 141–144
      • overview, 137–139
      • printing web pages, 152–153
      • privacy, 153–156
      • Reading List tab on, 148
      • tabbed browsing, 150–152
      • toolbar, 87
      • Translation feature, 147
      • visiting websites, 139–141
  • Internet radio, 209
  • Internet routers, 195
  • Internet-sharing devices, 189, 195
  • invoices, saving, 21
  • iPads, syncing Music app to, 223–224
  • iPhones, syncing Music app to, 223–224
  • iTunes Store, getting music from, 211, 228–229
  • iWork suite, 321
    • Keynote
      • adding and editing text, 327
      • adding background shapes, 330
      • adding media, 329
      • adding slides, 326
      • components of, 324–325
      • creating projects, 322–323
      • creating slideshows, 330–331
      • formatting text, 328
      • opening, 323
      • overview, 321
      • printing slides and notes, 332–333
      • saving projects, 324
      • shortcut keys, 328
      • text, shapes, and graphics boxes in, 326–327
      • toolbar, 325
      • typing presenter’s text notes, 328
    • Numbers, 314–315
      • adding charts, 318–319
      • adding formulas, 316–317
      • aligning cell text, 313–314
      • creating spreadsheets, 306–307
      • entering and editing data, 311–312
      • inserting and deleting rows and columns, 315
      • interface, 309–310
      • number formatting, 312–313
      • opening existing files, 307–308
      • overview, 305–306
      • printing spreadsheets, 319–320
      • saving spreadsheets, 308–309
      • selecting cells, 310–311
      • shading, 314–315
      • toolbar, 309
    • Pages
      • adding background shapes, 300
      • adding photos, 299–300
      • adding tables, 298–299
      • creating documents, 292–293
      • cut, copy, and paste features, 296–297
      • entering and editing text, 295–296
      • formatting text, 297–298
      • interface, 294–295
      • opening existing documents, 293
      • printing documents, 302–303
      • saving documents, 294
      • setting Blank template font defaults, 302
      • sharing documents digitally, 303
      • spell-checking, 301–302
      • text, shapes, and graphics boxes, 296

J

  • jump cuts, 265

K

  • keyboard shortcuts
    • Big Sur, 65–67
    • Finder and apps, 66–67
    • Music, 209
    • quitting apps, 53
    • Spotlight, 119
  • Keyboard tab, 349
  • keyboards
    • Apple, 9
    • checking for damage, 31
    • comparing between MacBook laptops, 15
    • configuring, 36
    • external, 388
    • submerged, 394
  • Keynote
    • adding and editing text, 327
    • adding background shapes, 330
    • adding media, 329
    • adding slides, 326
    • components of, 324–325
    • creating projects, 322–323
    • creating slideshows, 330–331
    • formatting text, 328
    • opening, 323
    • overview, 321
    • printing slides and notes, 332–333
    • saving projects, 324
    • shortcut keys, 328
    • text, shapes, and graphics boxes in, 326–327
    • toolbar, 325
    • typing presenter’s text notes, 328
  • keywords, 112, 240–241

L

  • LAN parties, 186
  • languages, configuring, 36
  • Laplink, 39
  • laptop add-ons, 364–365
  • laptop bags, 383–384
  • laptops
    • Big Sur, 16
    • cases for, 26
    • covers for, 23
    • docking station, 27
    • importing information from another Mac, 37–38
    • importing information from Windows, 39–40
    • keeping level, 23
    • MacBook Air, 11, 15–17
    • MacBook Pro, 11, 15–17
    • maintenance
      • backing up drives, 372–374
      • Big Sur Automator, 377–379
      • Big Sur Time Machine feature, 374–376
      • cleaning data deposits, 368–371
      • commercial cleanup tool, 371–372
      • overview, 367
      • permissions errors, 376
      • updating macOS automatically, 379–380
    • new generations of, 8
    • outdated, 8
    • preliminary checking, 30–31
    • recharging, 31–34
    • setting up, 34–37
    • sleeves for, 26
    • tips for
      • backing up drives, 389
      • branding, 386
      • encrypting, 386
      • external keyboards and mice, 388
      • laptop bags, 383–384
      • maximizing RAM, 384–385
      • overview, 383
      • power-saving features, 388
      • saving power by disabling wireless connections, 386–387
      • tracker apps, 385–386
      • traveling with surge protectors, 387
  • Launchpad, 52–53
  • Layout pane, in Keynote, 325
  • Layout setting, 96
  • LED screen, checking for damage, 31
  • lighting, placing laptops near, 20
  • Listen Now feature, 221
  • local Mac user groups, 82
  • location, searching for images by, 242
  • locked settings, 226
  • logging in/out, 178–182
  • login items
    • automating with, 174–175
    • checking, 346–347
    • launching apps with, 53
  • Look Up & Data Detectors check box, 48
  • Loop Browser button, 276
  • loops, in GarageBand
    • choosing, 277–279
    • description of, 273
    • resizing, repeating, and moving, 280–282

M

  • MacBook Air, 11
    • comparing MacBook Pro and, 15–17
  • MacBook Pro, 11, 15–17
  • MacBooks
    • comparing
      • CD/DVD Sharing feature, 19
      • differences of, 16–17
      • overview, 14–15
      • placement points, 20
      • similarities, 15–16
      • USB flash drives, 17–18
      • USB ports, 18
    • connecting cables, 22
    • connecting through Ethernet port, 22
    • connecting to existing wireless networks, 190
    • fixing problems
      • Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider, 348
      • overview, 335–336
      • troubleshooting, 336–343
      • Troubleshooting Tree, 343–348
      • Windows Boot Camp, 349–353
    • hardware, 7–14
    • maintenance
      • backing up drives, 372–374
      • Big Sur Automator, 377–379
      • Big Sur Time Machine feature, 374–376
      • cleaning data deposits, 368–371
      • commercial cleanup tools, 371–372
      • overview, 367
      • permissions errors, 376
      • updating automatically, 379–380
    • new generations of, 8
    • outdated, 8
    • proper handling, 23
    • sharing Internet connections, 189
    • software
      • Apple Boot Camp utility, 25–26
      • applications, 25
      • extra devices, 26–28
      • Internet, 25
      • overview, 23
      • pre-installed, 24
    • tips for, 383–388
    • unpacking, 21–22
  • macOS Big Sur
    • automatic updates, 379–380
    • Control Center, 73–74
    • customizing Dock
      • adding apps, 75–76
      • overview, 74
      • resizing, 77–78
      • Stacks, 76–77
    • Desktop
      • Control Center, 44
      • customizing, 72–73
      • Dock, 43–44
      • Finder menu bar, 47
      • icons, 45
      • menu bar, 45–46
      • windows, 47
    • features of, 85–87
    • Finder
      • closing, 58–59
      • minimizing and restoring, 56–57
      • moving and zooming, 57–58
      • overview, 55
      • scrolling in and resizing, 55–56
    • folders
      • copying items, 62–63
      • duplicating, 63–64
      • Finder Tabs, 64–65
      • moving to different locations, 63
      • overview, 59
      • selecting items, 61–62
      • types of, 59–60
    • Help system, 81–82
    • Home folder, 67–69
    • icons
      • copying, 62–63
      • duplicating, 63–64
      • Finder Tabs, 64–65
      • moving to different locations, 63
      • overview, 59
      • selecting items, 61–62
      • types of, 59–60
    • installing, 34–35
    • keys and keyboard shortcuts, 65–67
    • launching apps, 51–55
    • Mission Control, 69–70
    • OS software, 42
    • overview, 41–42
    • printing, 79–80
    • quitting apps, 51–55
    • switching desktops with Spaces, 70
    • trackpads for, 48–51
    • Trash, 78–79
  • magazines, additional help provided by, 81
  • Mail, 25
    • configuring, 36
    • sending iMovies as attachments, 270
  • maintenance
    • backing up drives, 372–374
    • Big Sur Automator, 377–379
    • Big Sur Time Machine feature, 374–376
    • cleaning data deposits, 368–371
    • commercial cleanup tool, 371–372
    • overview, 367
    • permissions errors, 376
    • updating automatically, 379–380
  • malware, avoiding, 393
  • manual, 21
  • Maps
    • getting directions, 131–133
    • overview, 128–130
    • switching views, 130–131
  • maps, adding to movies, 267
  • marking clips, 262–263
  • media, 38, 329
  • memory (RAM)
    • adding
      • checking amount of, 356–357
      • installing memory modules, 357–360
      • overview, 355–356
    • maximizing, 384–385
  • menu bar, 45–47
  • menu commands, 3
  • menus
    • Apple, 46, 52
    • Application, 46
    • Default Web Browser, 100
    • Finder, 32
    • Format, 328
    • Go, 69
    • right-click, 46
    • shortcut, 50–51
  • Messages, 24, 203–204
  • metadata, 114
  • mice, 388
  • microphones, 10
  • MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), 285
  • migrating, 36
  • Migration Assistant, 36–38
  • minimizing windows, 56–57
  • Mission Control, 69–70, 97–98
  • MLC Radio, 220
  • modes
    • full-screen, 57
    • Safe, 339
    • satellite, 130
    • sleep, 31
    • transit, 130
  • movement shortcut keys, 311
  • movie tracks, 276
  • moviemaking process, 255
  • movies. See also iMovie
    • adding audio to, 258–261
    • creating, 252–255
    • making cinematic by
      • overview, 261
      • titles, 266–267
      • transitions, 265–266
      • video clips, 261–265
    • making more cinematic, maps and backgrounds, 267
    • sharing, 270
  • moving windows, 57–58
  • MP2 audio format, 208
  • MP3 audio format, 208
  • MP3 CDs, 224
  • Multi-Touch, 49–50
  • multiuser laptop accounts
    • administrator
      • adding users, 168–170
      • automating with login items, 174–175
      • deleting user accounts, 172–173
      • managing access settings, 175–178
      • modifying user accounts, 170–172
      • overview, 167
      • user account levels, 167–168
    • encrypting Home folder, 182–184
    • logging in and out of, 178–182
    • overview, 165–166
    • Public folder, 182
  • Music
    • adding songs to iMovie, 259
    • burning music onto CDs, 224–225
    • creating song files, 286–287
    • deleting songs, 212
    • Equalizer, 220
    • getting music from iTunes Store, 228–229
    • overview, 207
    • parental authority, 225–227
    • playing digital files
      • finding songs in Music library, 213
      • overview, 209–213
      • removing music from Music library, 213–214
    • playlists, 215–216
    • radio stations, 220–223
    • ripping files, 219–220
    • song information
      • overview, 216–217
      • setting automatically, 217
      • setting manually, 217–218
    • supported formats, 208–209
    • syncing iPhones and iPads with, 223–224
    • visuals, 225
  • Music folder, 38
  • music hardware, 365
  • music keyboard shortcuts, 209
  • Music Radio stations, 222–223
  • Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), 285
  • My Photo Stream feature, 248

N

  • narration, for iMovie, 260–261
  • navigational controls, in Safari, 141–144
  • networks
    • advantage of connection for, 186–187
    • connecting to
      • overview, 190
      • wired connections, 194–196
      • wireless connections, 190–194
    • FaceTime, 203
    • firewalls, 201–202
    • iMessage, 203–204
    • overview, 185
    • settings, 38
    • sharing connections, 189
    • verifying connections, 198–200, 345
    • wired vs. wireless, 187–188
    • wireless access, 188
  • New Track button, 273
  • Newegg, 360
  • Night Shift feature, 95
  • non-Apple base stations, 192
  • Notes, 125–127
  • notes, in Keynote, 332–333
  • Notification Center, 49, 127–128
  • notification grouping, 109
  • notifications, in Safari, 156
  • Notifications pane, 108–110
  • number formatting, 312–313
  • Numbers, 314–315
    • adding charts, 318–319
    • adding formulas, 316–317
    • aligning cell text, 313–314
    • creating spreadsheets, 306–307
    • entering and editing data, 311–312
    • inserting and deleting rows and columns, 315
    • interface, 309–310
    • number formatting, 312–313
    • opening existing files, 307–308
    • overview, 305–306
    • printing spreadsheets, 319–320
    • saving spreadsheets, 308–309
    • selecting cells, 310–311
    • shading, 314–315
    • toolbar, 309

O

  • online resources
    • Apple, 81
    • Apple documents, 159
    • Apple MacBook Support, 345
    • Apple Support, 345
    • Apple support technicians, 31
    • Bluetooth bonus chapter, 4
    • CDW, 357
    • Cheat Sheet, 4
    • ClamXAV, 345
    • Contour Design, 365
    • Google, 140
    • Hyperbolic Software, 371
    • Laplink, 39
    • MacMall, 357
    • Macworld, 81
    • M-Audio, 365
    • Micromat, 394
    • MLC Books, 3, 222
    • Newegg, 357
    • Parallels Desktop, 25, 39, 349
    • Piriform, 371
    • Prosoft Engineering, 336
    • Roxio, 372
    • Roxio Creator NXT 7, 255
    • Twelve South, 26
    • VMWare, 25
    • VMware Fusion, 39
    • Wiley For Dummies, 81
    • Windows Migration Assistant, 38
  • Open dialog, 69
  • operating system (OS) software, 42
  • optical drives, 17
  • optical output port, 13
  • organizing images
    • with albums, 236–238
    • with keywords, 240–241
    • with locations, 242
    • overview, 236
    • with people, 238–240
  • OS (operating system) software, 42
  • outlets, placing laptops near, 20
  • Outline tab, 268

P

  • packing materials, saving, 21–22
  • Pages
    • adding background shapes, 300
    • adding photos, 299–300
    • adding tables, 298–299
    • creating documents, 292–293
    • cut, copy, and paste features, 296–297
    • entering and editing text, 295–296
    • formatting text, 297–298
    • interface, 294–295
    • opening existing documents, 293
    • printing documents, 302–303
    • saving documents, 294
    • setting Blank template font defaults, 302
    • sharing documents digitally, 303
    • spell-checking, 301–302
    • text, shapes, and graphics boxes, 296
  • paging, with two fingers, 49
  • panes, in System Preferences
    • Apple ID Preferences pane, 107–108
    • Battery pane, 101–102
    • Desktop & Screen Saver pane, 95–97
    • Displays pane, 94–95
    • Dock & Menu Bar pane, 102–104
    • General pane, 99–101
    • Mission Control preferences, 97–98
    • Notifications pane, 108–110
    • overview, 93
    • Sharing pane, 104–105
    • Time Machine pane, 105–107
  • Parallels Desktop, 25, 39
  • parental authority, 225–227
  • passwords, 155
  • pasting, in Pages documents, 296–297
  • People tool, 238–240
  • peripherals, 12
  • permissions errors, 376
  • personal information, providing in setup, 35
  • phishing scams, 392–393
  • Photos
    • adding images to iMovie, 258
    • adding images to Pages, 299–300
    • editing images, 242–247
      • cropping, 243–245
      • enhancing, 245
      • with filters and adjustments, 247
      • overview, 242–243
      • removing red-eye, 245–246
      • retouching, 246–247
      • rotating images, 243
    • importing images, 235–236, 258
    • organizing images, 236–242
      • with albums, 236–238
      • with keywords, 240–241
      • overview, 236
      • with People, 238–240
      • searching for images with locations, 242
    • overview, 231–235
    • putting Photo Stream in iCloud, 247–248
  • Photos folder, 38
  • physical dimensions of MacBooks, 16
  • pictures. See also Photos
    • adding to iMovie, 258
    • adding to Pages, 299–300
    • editing, 242–247
      • cropping, 243–245
      • enhancing, 245
      • with filters and adjustments, 247
      • overview, 242–243
      • removing red-eye, 245–246
      • retouching, 246–247
      • rotating images, 243
    • importing, 235–236, 258
    • organizing, 236–242
      • with albums, 236–238
      • with keywords, 240–241
      • overview, 236
      • with People, 238–240
      • searching for images with locations, 242
    • overview, 234–235
  • pinned conversations, 87–88
  • pinned tabs, 152
  • pirated software, 394–395
  • pitfalls, avoiding, 391–397
  • pixels, 31
  • placement points, for MacBooks, 20
  • Play button, 273
  • playheads, 254, 273
  • playlists
    • Genius Playlists, 211
    • organizing music with, 215–216
    • playing music from, 212
    • radio station music in, 222
    • Smart Playlists, 215
  • pop-up ads, 156
  • ports, 11–13
    • Ethernet, 12
    • optical output, 13
    • Thunderbolt 2, 12
    • Thunderbolt 3, 12
    • USB, 17
    • USB-C, 10
  • power button, 11, 29–30
  • power cables, 10, 33
  • power usage, 18
  • power-saving features, 388
  • Prefer Tabs setting, 100
  • preferences management. See also settings management
    • Apple ID Preferences pane, 107–108
    • Battery pane, 101–102
    • Desktop & Screen Saver pane, 95–97
    • Displays pane, 94–95
    • Dock & Menu Bar pane, 102–104
    • General pane, 99–101
    • Mission Control preferences, 97–98
    • Notifications pane, 108–110
    • overview, 90–93
    • Sharing pane, 104–105
    • Spotlight Search box, 92–93
    • Time Machine pane, 105–107
  • pre-installed software, 24
  • preliminary checks, 30–31
  • presentations. See also Keynote
    • adding and editing slide text, 327
    • adding background shapes, 330
    • adding media, 329
    • adding slides, 326
    • components of, 324–325
    • creating, 322–323
    • creating slideshows, 330–331
    • formatting slide text, 328
    • opening, 323
    • overview, 321
    • printing slides and notes, 332–333
    • saving, 324
    • text, shapes, and graphics boxes in, 326–327
    • typing presenter’s text notes, 328
  • presenter’s notes, 325, 328
  • printing, 79–80
    • Numbers spreadsheets, 319–320
    • Pages documents, 302–303
    • sharing printers, 200
  • privacy, 153
  • processor-intensive apps, 32
  • progress-bar indicator, 30
  • Project pane, 261
  • proper handling, of MacBooks, 23
  • Public folder, 182
  • pushing process, 158–159

Q

  • QuickTime Player, 150

R

  • radio stations, 220–223
  • RAM (memory). See memory (RAM)
  • Random Order setting, 96
  • ranges, 310. See also Numbers
  • ransomware, 393
  • Reading List tab, 148
  • rebooting, 337–338
  • Recent Applications feature, 75–76
  • recharging MacBooks, 31–34
  • red-eye, removing from images, 245–246
  • refurbished hardware, 396–397
  • registering MacBooks, 36–37
  • remanufactured hardware, 396
  • Reminders, 121–124
    • interface, 122–123
    • Sidebar, 122
  • Remote Disc, 19
  • removing clips, 263
  • repeating loops, 280–282
  • resizing Dock, 77–78
  • resizing loops, 280–282
  • resizing windows, 55–56
  • restoring windows, 56–57
  • retouching images, 246–247
  • Rewind/Forward One Measure buttons, 273
  • right-click menu, 46
  • ripping, 219
  • root, defined, 62, 68
  • root account, 395
  • rotating images, 49, 243
  • routers, 195
  • rows, 310, 315. See also Numbers

S

  • Safari
    • adding bookmarks, 145–147
    • configuring home page, 144–145
    • configuring Start page, 145
    • downloading files, 149–150
    • History, 150
    • navigational controls, 141–144
    • overview, 137–139
    • printing web pages, 152–153
    • privacy, 153–156
    • Reading List tab on, 148
    • tabbed browsing, 150–152
    • toolbar, 87
    • Translation feature, 147
    • visiting websites, 139–141
  • Safe Mode, 339
  • satellite mode, in Maps, 130
  • screen savers
    • setting, 96
    • turning off, 347
  • screen wipes, 27
  • screens, 9
  • scroll bars, 55, 100
  • scrolling, 49, 55–56
  • SD (Secure Digital) card slot, 13
  • SDXC (Secure Digital Extended Capacity) card slot, 13
  • sealed battery, 16
  • search criteria, 113
  • Secondary Click check box, 48
  • Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) card slot, 13
  • Secure Digital (SD) card slot, 13
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection, 396
  • secure websites, 153
  • settings management. See also preferences management
    • Accent Color, 99
    • access, 175–178
    • Appearance, 99
    • Change Picture, 96
    • GarageBand, 283–285
    • Highlight Color, 99
    • Hot Corners, 96, 98
    • key login, 181
    • Layout, 96
    • locked, 226
    • network, 38
    • Prefer Tabs, 100
    • Random Order, 96
    • Screen Saver, 96
    • Sidebar Icon Size, 100
    • Start After, 96
    • System Preferences, 38
  • shading, 314–315
  • shapes
  • Sharing pane, 104–105
  • Sheet canvas, 309
  • Sheets tabs, 309
  • shortcut menus, 50–51
  • shortcuts
    • aliases, 60
    • Big Sur, 65–67
    • Finder and apps, 66–67
    • Music, 209
    • quitting apps, 53
    • Spotlight, 119
  • Shot List tab, 268
  • Shuttle Xpress, 365
  • Sidebar
    • advantages of, 64
    • in Photos, 226
    • in Reminders, 122
    • in Safari, 138
  • Sidebar Icon Size setting, 100
  • Sidecar feature, 161
  • single-clicking, 44
  • sleep mode, 31
  • slide text, 327–328
  • slides, 326, 332–333. See also Keynote
  • slides list, in Keynote, 324–325
  • slideshows, 330–331
  • Smart Playlists, 215
  • Smart Zoom, 49
  • software
    • antiquated, 394
    • OS for Big Sur, 42
    • pirated, 394–395
    • pre-installed, 24
  • software instrument tracks, 275–276
  • solid-state drive, 18
  • solvents, 397
  • songs
    • adding to GarageBand, 275–277, 279–280
    • adding to iMovie, 259–260
    • adjusting settings for, 283–285
    • Arrangement track, 282–283
    • changing volume or balance of, 282
    • defined, 272
    • muting, 276
    • sharing
      • burning audio onto CDs, 288
      • creating song files in Music app, 286–287
      • exporting, 287
      • overview, 285–286
    • tracking, 216–218
  • sound effects, in iMovie, 260
  • Sound Effects panel, 91
  • Spaces, 70–71, 98
  • spell-checking, 301–302
  • Spotlight
    • customizing, 118–120
    • expanding into Finder search window, 116–118
    • finder search window, expanding spotlight search box into, 116–118
    • functions of, 115–116
    • overview, 111
    • searching with, 112–114
    • security, 116
    • System Preferences, 92–93
  • spreadsheets. See also Numbers
    • adding charts, 318–319
    • adding formulas, 316–317
    • aligning cell text, 313–314
    • creating, 306–307
    • entering and editing data, 311–312
    • inserting and deleting rows and columns, 315
    • number formatting, 312–313
    • Numbers window, 309–310
    • opening existing, 307–308
    • overview, 305–306
    • printing, 319–320
    • saving, 308–309
    • selecting cells, 310–311
    • shading, 314–315
  • spring-loaded folder, 62
  • SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) connection, 396
  • Stacks, 75–77
  • Start After setting, 96
  • Start page, configuring, 145
  • Startup Disk tab, in Boot Camp, 349
  • start-up keys, 79, 339–341
  • Status bar, 62, 139
  • stereo speakers, 10
  • stompboxes, 276
  • storage, 13, 163–164
  • Storage Management feature, 387
  • Storyboard tab, 268
  • subfolders, creating in Home folder, 68
  • support center, 81
  • support technicians, 31
  • surge protectors and suppressors, 26–27, 387
  • switchers, 39–40, 92
  • System Administrator accounts, 395
  • System Information, running, 347–348
  • System Preferences, 38
    • overview, 90–92
    • panes
      • Apple ID Preferences pane, 107–108
      • Battery pane, 101–102
      • Desktop & Screen Saver pane, 95–97
      • Displays pane, 94–95
      • Dock & Menu Bar pane, 102–104
      • General pane, 99–101
      • Mission Control preferences, 97–98
      • Notifications pane, 108–110
      • overview, 93
      • Sharing pane, 104–105
      • Time Machine pane, 105–107
    • Spotlight Search box, 92–93

T

  • Tab bar, in Safari, 138
  • tabbed browsing, 24, 150–152
  • tables, in Pages, 298–299
  • tabs
  • Tap to Click check box, 48
  • TechTool Pro, 394
  • text
    • in Keynote, 326–328
    • in Pages, 296
      • entering and editing, 295–296
      • formatting, 297–298
  • three-finger full-screen switching, 49
  • Thunderbolt, importing video clips to iMovie, 256–258
  • Thunderbolt 2 port, 12
  • Thunderbolt 3 port, 12
  • Time Machine, 38, 105–107, 374–376
  • Timeline, in GarageBand, 272
  • Time/Tempo display, in GarageBand, 273
  • title bar, 56
  • titles, adding to movies, 266–267
  • toolbars, 58
    • in iMovie, 255
    • in Keynote, 325
    • in Photos, 232
    • in Safari, 138
  • Touch Bar, 11, 54
  • Touch ID sensor, 11, 30
  • track lists, 272
  • tracker apps, 385–386
  • tracking battery usage, 88
  • Trackpad tab, 349
  • trackpads, 10, 31, 48–51
  • tracks
    • adding to GarageBand, 275–277, 279–280
    • adjusting settings for, 283–285
    • Arrangement track, 282–283
    • changing volume or balance of, 282
    • defined, 272
    • muting, 276
    • sharing
      • burning audio onto CDs, 288
      • creating song files in Music app, 286–287
      • exporting, 287
      • overview, 285–286
  • trailers, creating in iMovie, 267–269
  • transit mode, in Maps, 130
  • transitions, adding to movies, 265–266
  • Translation feature, in Safari, 147
  • Trash, 78–79, 345
  • troubleshooting MacBooks, 336–343
  • Troubleshooting Tree, 343–348
  • TV, 227–228
  • Twelve South, 26
  • 2 Factor Authentication, 35
  • two-finger gestures, 49

U

  • uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), 26–27
  • Universal Serial Bus (USB)
    • adapters, 19
    • flash drives, 17–18, 372–373
    • importing video clips to iMovie from, 256–258
    • ports, 18
    • printers, 79
    • SuperDrive, 19
    • 2.0 storage devices, 392
    • USB-C, 10
  • UNIX, 46–47, 395
  • unpacking MacBooks, 21–22
  • unsecured wireless connections, 395–396
  • UPSs (uninterruptible power supplies), 26–27
  • USB. See Universal Serial Bus
  • user accounts
    • adding, 168–170
    • creating through setup, 36
    • deleting, 172–173
    • levels of, 167–168
    • modifying, 170–172
    • setting up, 37
  • user groups, 82
  • user switching, 179
  • utility software, 394

V

  • video cards, 14
  • video chat, 24
  • video clips, importing. See also iMovie
    • adding audio, 258–261
    • overview, 256
    • from Photos, 258
    • still images, 258
    • from USB and Thunderbolt, 256–258
  • video controllers, 365
  • video formats, 257
  • videos. See also iMovie
    • adding audio to, 258–261
    • creating, 252–255
    • making cinematic by
      • overview, 261
      • titles, 266–267
      • transitions, 265–266
      • video clips, 261–265
    • making more cinematic, maps and backgrounds, 267
    • sharing, 270
  • Viewer control, in iMovie, 253
  • View/Hide Loop Browser button, in GarageBand, 273
  • View/Hide Media Browser button, in GarageBand, 273
  • Vimeo, 270
  • virtual private network (VPN) client, 396
  • viruses, 345–346, 393
  • VMWare, 25
  • VMware Fusion, 39
  • voiceovers, in Movie, 260
  • volume, adjusting, 9
  • volume slider, on GarageBand, 273
  • volumes, 340
  • VPN (virtual private network) client, 396

W

  • wallpaper tinting, 100
  • warranties, 364
  • WAV audio format, 208
  • waveform, 261
  • web browser
    • adding bookmarks, 145–147
    • configuring home page, 144–145
    • configuring Start page, 145
    • downloading files, 149–150
    • History, 150
    • navigational controls, 141–144
    • overview, 137–139
    • printing web pages, 152–153
    • privacy, 153–156
    • Reading List tab on, 148
    • tabbed browsing, 150–152
    • toolbar, 87
    • Translation feature, 147
    • visiting websites, 139–141
  • web pages, printing, 152–153
  • widescreen display, 9, 15
  • widgets, 86–87
  • Windows
    • allowing wallpaper tinting, 100
    • Boot Camp
      • installing, 350–351
      • overview, 349–350
      • switching between Windows and MacBooks, 351–353
    • closing, 100
    • importing information from, 39–40
  • windows, 47
    • closing, 58–59
    • minimizing, 56–57
    • moving, 57–58
    • resizing, 55–56
    • restoring, 56–57
    • scrolling in, 55–56
    • zooming, 57–58
  • Windows Easy Transfer utility, 39
  • Windows Migration Assistant, 38
  • Windows three-finger salute, 67
  • wired connections, 188, 194–196
  • wireless communications devices, 13–14
  • wireless connections, 16, 187–188, 190
    • base stations, 190–194
    • saving power by disabling, 386–387
    • unsecured, 394–396
  • wireless Ethernet, 13
  • wrist rests, 28

Y

Z

  • zooming, 49, 57–58
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