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Learn OS X Lion by Mike Lee, Scott Meyers

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Chapter  18

Exploring System Preferences

Many of the configuration and administration options for OS X are located in System Preferences (Figure 18–1). System Preferences is an application that presents a collection of individual items called preference panes. Each preference pane presents configurable options for one specific facet of the OS.

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Figure 18–1. Lion’s default system preferences

This chapter will give an overview of each of these preferences and explain what they all do. We will discuss them according to how they are categorized in System Preferences:

  • Personal preferences
  • Hardware preferences
  • Internet & Wireless preferences

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