20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Best for new users, fine for all users,
This review is from: The Little Mac Book, Snow Leopard Edition (Paperback)
This is a well designed easy to read book about the very basic things you should know to use a Macintosh computer. It begins by covering things like icons and the visual clues they provide to their meanings. It goes on to the other basics like files, the desktop, the finder window and application windows. If you are new to computers and the Mac, you will learn much faster if this is the first book you read.
If you are not new, and you think you know all this basic stuff, this is still a fun book to read. If you are like me, you will be surprised by how many basic things you do not know, and how many things would improve your work if you practiced them.
I did not know that the fastest way to jump to the Location Box to enter an address in Safari is to type '-L (command-L). I was aware that we do not have to type "[...]" in the address. I even knew that to go to [...] all you have to type is "apple" without the quotes. However, do you know in which part of the address you do not have to key in the capital letters, and in which part you do?
Now, try this in Safari. Type "'-L" then "google" without the quotes. Click on Images in the upper left corner, and in the search field key "leopard" and Return. Go ahead, explore, and remember you got the idea from The Little Mac Book: Snow Leopard Edition.
I agree with the back cover which says: "Follow Robin's step-by-step directions, and you will soon feel comfortable, confident, and to do just about anything you want to do on your Mac."
I would add: "if you are already a confident user of your Mac, read The Little Mac Book: Snow Leopard Edition to enjoy the magical little things there that you may have already known but would like to be using."