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Learn OS X Lion by Mike Lee, Scott Meyers

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Chapter  5

Mac OS X Application Basics

We have already looked at a couple specific applications, but what exactly are applications and how do they work? In this chapter, we will begin to discover what applications are and take a look at some common features found among many standard Mac OS X applications. Some things you will learn about in this chapter are

  • Opening, closing, and quitting applications
  • Opening and saving documents from an application
  • Managing documents with Versions
  • Running applications in full-screen
  • Using the Services menu

In official Apple nomenclature, an application is “a computer program that performs a specific task, such as word processing, database management, and so on.” We also learn that the use of the word application ...

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