In This Chapter
Introducing the highlights of the Finder
Discussing that missing button on your pointing device
Launching and quitting applications
Identifying and selecting icons
Using keyboard shortcuts to speed things up
Managing windows in Mavericks
Ah, the Finder — many admire its scenic beauty, but don’t ignore its unsurpassed power nor its many moods. And send a postcard while you’re there.
Okay, so the OS X Finder might not be quite as majestic as the mighty Mississippi River, but it’s the basic toolbox that you use every single day while piloting your iMac. The Finder includes the most common elements of Mavericks: window controls, common menu commands, icon fun (everything from launching applications to copying files), network connections, keyboard shortcuts, and even emptying the Trash. In fact, one could say that if you ...