Printing & Sharing with Mac OS X Mountain Lion

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Internet Sharing on Your Mac with Mountain Lion

If your Mac (running OS X Mountain Lion) has an Internet connection and another Mac nearby doesn’t, you can enable Internet Sharing, and the other Mac can share your Internet connection. The following [more…]

Connect a Printer to Your Mac with Mountain Lion

You could connect your Mac with OS X Mountain Lion to thousands of printer models, and each one is a little different from the next. In other words, if what you’re about to read doesn’t work with the printer [more…]

Set Up a Printer on Your Mac Running Mountain Lion

After you connect your computer and printer, provide a power source for your printer, and install the software for your printer, you’re ready . . . to configure your Mac running OS X Mountain Lion. You [more…]

Page Setup on Your Mac Running Mountain Lion

The features in the Page Setup sheet on your Mac running OS X Mountain Lion can help you solve most basic printing problems. After you set up your printer, the hard part is over. You should be able to [more…]

How to Print Documents from Mountain Lion

The actual act of printing a document from your Mac running OS X Mountain Lion is pretty simple. Just follow the steps here, and in a few minutes, pages should start popping out of your printer like magic [more…]

Custom Print Sheet Settings in Mountain Lion

If you’ve created a custom group of settings in OS X Mountain Lion previously, you can choose them from the Presets pop-up menu of the Print sheet. By default, the Print sheet is displayed with its details [more…]

Preview and PDF Options in OS X Mountain Lion

To see a preview of what your printed page will look like in OS X Mountain Lion, choose Open PDF in Preview from the PDF pop-up menu in the bottom-left corner of the expanded Print sheet. When you do so [more…]

Send Faxes from Your Mac with Mountain Lion

OS X Mountain Lion includes the capability to fax a document right from the Print sheet. But before you can take advantage of it, you have to connect and add a fax modem. Fortunately, doing so is as easy [more…]

Home-Office Networking for Your Mac Running Mountain Lion

A typical Mac home-office network consists of two Macintoshes, an AirPort Extreme wireless Base Station (or other type of Ethernet hub or router), and a network printer. Check out the figure to see the [more…]

How to Set Up File Sharing from Mountain Lion

Before you get into the nitty-gritty of sharing files on your Mac running OS X Mountain Lion, you must complete a few housekeeping tasks, such as enabling the appropriate type of file sharing. Follow these [more…]

Users, Groups, and Guests Defined for File Sharing on Macs

Macintosh file sharing (and indeed, OS X Mountain Lion as well) is based on the concept of users. You can share items — such as drives or folders — with no users, one user, or many users, depending on [more…]

Create Users on Your Mac Running Mountain Lion

Before users can share folders and drives (or have their own accounts on your computer, for that matter), they must have an account on your Mac. In OS X Mountain Lion, you can create two different kinds [more…]

Add Users on Your Mac Running Mountain Lion

When you add (create) a user, you need to tell your Mac and OS X Mountain Lion who this person is. This is also the time to set passwords and administrative powers for this new user. Here’s the drill: [more…]

How to Change Users in Mountain Lion

Circumstances might dictate that you need to change a user’s identity, password, or accessibility, or perhaps delete a user from your Mac running OS X Mountain Lion. Follow these steps to change a user’s [more…]

How to Remove Users from Your Mac Running Mountain Lion

To delete a user from your Mac running OS X Mountain Lion — in effect, to deny that user access to your Mac through file sharing — select the user you want to delete in the list of accounts and click the [more…]

How to Set Parental Controls on Your Mac

You set parental controls by clicking the Parental Controls button in the Users & Groups System Preferences pane on your Mac running Mountain Lion. Sometimes — especially with younger children, computer-phobic [more…]

Folders Shared by Default in OS X Mountain Lion

When you add users in the Users & Groups System Preferences pane in OS X Mountain Lion, OS X automatically does two things behind the scenes to facilitate file sharing: It creates a set of folders, and [more…]

File Sharing Permissions in Mountain Lion

When you consider who can use which folders via files sharing on your Mac running OS X Mountain Lion, three distinct kinds of users exist on the network. Here’s a quick introduction to the different user [more…]

How to Share Folders in Mountain Lion

Suppose you have a folder you want to share on your Mac running OS X Mountain Lion, but it has slightly different rules than those set up for the Public folder, for the Drop Box folder within the Public [more…]

How to Connect to Shared Disk or Folder on Remote Mac

After you set up sharing and assign permissions on your Mac running OS X Mountain Lion, you can access folders remotely from another computer. (Just make sure first that you have the correct administrative [more…]

How to Change Your Password in Mountain Lion

You can change your password on your Mac running OS X Mountain Lion at any time. Changing your password is a good idea if you’re concerned about security — for example, if there’s a chance your password [more…]

Screen Sharing on Your Mac with Mountain Lion

Screen Sharing on your Mac running OS X Mountain Lion lets you control another Mac on your network from your Mac. In essence, you see the other Mac’s screen on [more…]

Web Sharing on Your Mac with Mountain Lion

Web Sharing on your Mac running OS X Mountain Lion enables others to share documents on your computer through the web. You can set up a website just by adding Hypertext Markup Language [more…]

2 Ways to Network 2 Macs and the Benefits of Each

Two Macs can be connected through a wired or wireless network in order to share files and printers. What are the benefits of wired networks for your Macs? Why might you want to go wireless? Here, you’ll [more…]

5 Advantages of Using AirPort Extreme to Network Macs

You can create a wireless network with most Macs by employing AirPort technology with the AirPort Extreme. The advantages of using AirPort Extreme to create a wireless Mac network include the following [more…]

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