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Learn OS X Lion by Mike Lee, Scott Meyers

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Chapter  1

Welcome to Lion

Our journey to learning all the ins and outs of Mac OS X 10.7 (a.k.a. “Lion”) begins now. To begin with, this chapter is going to cover a large swath of fundamentals that you will need to get the most out of Mac OS X. This includes:

  • An introduction to the Aqua interface and common elements in Mac OS X
  • A look at the menu bar and the Dock
  • Using the Launchpad

NOTE: If you are upgrading from a previous version of Mac OS X, or for whatever reason you need to reinstall Lion on your Mac, you may want to quickly take a detour to Appendix A for a look at installing and setting up Lion.

The Aqua Interface and the Desktop

The overall interface (Figure 1–1) of Mac OS X is referred to as “Aqua.” Apple defines Aqua (with a ...

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