Mac Annoyances feels your pain. Developed precisely for the individual who can't live without
a Mac yet can't deal with its fickle temperament, Mac Annoyances provides solutions to scores
of common problems faced by Mac owners. Contained within its pages are hidden (plus well
documented) tips, tricks, and workarounds designed to drastically improve specific problem
solving capabilities. The result: a significant enhancement of the overall user experience and a
tremendous savings of time no matter which version you own.
As always when I get a `hints' or `fixit' book, I ignore the author's instructions, such as to use
the index to find the cure for that specific itch you get when using a product or software genre
covered by this book. No way! To get joy from a book and perhaps learn a little, I needed to read
almost all of a book from cover to cover.
Therefore, in my reading of annoyances and
their fixes, I would find myself at my
computer scratching some of the itches I get
when using Mac OS X Panther or Jaguar
(Chapter 1). Annoyances with Eudora, my
preferred email client (in Chapter 2), also
kept me hopping.
One delight was the author's
recommendation of SpamSieve
. An interesting
chapter on the Internet starts with the general
and then focuses more narrowly on both
Safari, other browsers and the now stagnant
MS Internet Explorer (Chapter 3). Problems
and issues with MS Office (the mother of all
annoyances, see Chapter 4) those related to MS Word caught my immediate attention. Many of
the annoyances were familiar, and the fixes were instantly valuable to me. The last section that
proved extremely helpful was the information on hardware annoyances.
A cure for ignored email is provided, its content has almost always been my habit. Prior to
retirement I was fortunate to attend a seminar on effective email habits the fix works.
MPN, LLC 2005 macCompanion
August 2005, Volume 3 Issue 8