The Complete Guide to the NEXTSTEPTM User Environment

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 17, 1993 - Computers - 383 pages
This book is about the advanced, object-oriented NEXTSTEpTM user envi ronment for NeXT and Intel-based computers. It is intended for those who already own a computer running NEXTSTEP and want to quickly learn what it can do and how to get the most out of it with the least effort. It's also for those who are considering the purchase of NEXTSTEP but want to learn more about how it works before making an investment. Why a book on NEXTSTEP? When I set out to learn how to use NEXT STEP several years ago, I found it extremely difficult to find information from the usual sources, such as books, magazines, user groups, and autho rized dealers. NEXTSTEP users were scarce and finding a computer store that sold NeXT-related products was even more rare. There were also only a handful of NeXT user groups in existence and those that did exist met so far away that joining one of them was impractical. The manuals I received from NeXT were helpful, but I had the feeling there must be something more to it than what was written in the User's Reference. It didn't describe many of the shortcuts that experienced users had found or the public domain and shareware utilities that were popular and how I could use them to make my work even easier and more fun.
 

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Contents

Basic Training
xxxi
Starting NEXTSTEP
2
Shutting Down
5
The NEXTSTEP Workspace
11
The Mouse
12
The File Viewer
15
NEXTSTEP Windows
20
NEXTSTEP Menus
24
Faxing
165
Configuring a Printer
172
Configuring a Fax Modem
176
Bundled Applications
185
Edit
186
NeXTmail
187
Preview
195
FaxReader
197

The Application Dock
29
Files and Folders
31
Using Multiple File Viewers
43
Managing Windows
45
Managing Folders
47
Finding a File or Folder
55
Selecting Files and Folders
58
Compressing Files and Folders
63
Moving Copying and Duplicating
65
Monitoring Background Tasks
69
Using Links
70
Deleting Files and Folders
73
Removable Disks
77
Mounting a Disk
78
Unmounting a Disk
79
Initializing a Disk
80
Copying Files to a Disk
81
Inspectors
85
Inspector Controls
86
Attributes Inspector
88
Contents Inspector
91
Tools Inspector
95
The Address Inspector
98
Application Management
107
Starting Applications
108
Monitoring Applications
112
Hiding and Unhiding Applications
114
AutoStarting an Application
115
Learning Tricks
116
Application Features
117
Attention Panels
118
The Help Panel
119
The Save Panel
122
The Open Panel
124
Basic Text Editing
126
The Find Panel
132
The Font Panel
134
The Spelling Panel
138
The Colors Panel
139
Services
150
NeXTlinks
152
Printers and Fax Modems
159
Getting Ready to Print
160
Printing
162
Preferences
203
Terminal
205
PrintManager
207
Digital Librarian
209
Digital Webster
217
Digital Quotations
219
Grab
220
Demonstration Applications
222
Summary of Bundled Applications
259
Application Installation
267
Where to Install Applications
269
The Installer
270
Customization
275
Customizing the User Environment
282
Installing New Fonts
300
Networking
307
Network File System NFS
308
File Transfer Protocol FTP
309
Internet Etiquette
319
Novell NetWare
320
Removable Disks
327
File Conversion
328
Emulators
329
UNIX Commands You Should Know
335
UNIX Command Structure
337
OftenUsed UNIX Commands
338
Pathname Shortcuts
342
Jargon
343
Special UNIX Commands
346
NEXTSTEP First Aid
353
Frozen Applications
354
System Crash Recovery
355
The World of NEXTSTEP
361
Information in Print
363
Information in Electronic Format
367
User Groups
379
Conferences and User Training
380
Supported Printers
387
Internet Archive Sites
395
Buried Treasures
399
Hardware Compatibility
409
Glossary
417
Index
427
Copyright

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