Chapter 5: Customizing Your Mac


It’s your Mac—why not have some fun with it? There are myriad ways to make your Mac your own, from changing its desktop picture, its screen saver, and even your own login icon to changing the way the Finder works and responds to you. You can even change the Finder’s language to any of a couple dozen alternatives, including Asian languages, or you can set up your Mac to talk to you—and listen for your responses.

Your custom settings are associated with your login name, so they’re automatically put into effect each time you log in. When other users log in, their own settings are activated. That means a single Mac ...

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