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In fact, the same page offers an invitation for you to submit such corrections and updates yourself. In an effort to keep the book as up to date and accurate as possible, each time we print more copies of this book, we'll make any confrmed corrections you've suggested. Thanks in advance for reporting any glitches you fnd! In the meantime, we'd love to hear your suggestions for new books in the Missing Manual line. There's a place for that on the Web site, too, as well as a place to sign up for free email notifcation of new titles in the series. About This Book The Very Basics You'll fnd very little jargon or nerd terminology in this book. You will, however, encounter a few terms and concepts that you'll see frequently in your Macintosh life. They include: · Clicking. This book offers three kinds of instructions that require you to use the mouse or trackpad attached to your Mac. To click means to point the arrow cursor at something onscreen and then--without moving the cursor at all--press and release the clicker button on the mouse (or laptop trackpad). To double-click, of course, means to click twice in rapid succession, again without moving the cursor at all. And to drag means to move the cursor while keeping the button continuously pressed. When you're told to c-click something, you click while pressing the c key (next to the Space bar). Such related procedures as Shift-clicking, Option-clicking, and Control-clicking work the same way--just click while pressing the corresponding key on the bottom row of your keyboard. · Menus. The menus are the words in the lightly striped bar at the top of your screen. You can either click one of these words to open a pull-down menu of commands (and then click again on a command), or click and hold the button as you drag down the menu to the desired command (and release the button to activate the command). Either method works fne. Note: Apple has offcially changed what it calls the little menu that pops up when you Control-click some- thing on the screen. It's still a contextual menu, in that the menu choices depend on the context of what you click--but it's now called a shortcut menu. That term not only matches what it's called in Windows, but it's slightly more descriptive about its function. Shortcut menu is the term you'll fnd in this book. · Keyboard shortcuts. Every time you take your hand off the keyboard to move the mouse, you lose time and potentially disrupt your creative fow. That's why many experienced Mac fans use keystroke combinations instead of menu commands wherever possible. c-P opens the Print dialog box, for example, and c-M mini- mizes the current window to the Dock. introduction