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Mac OS X for Windows Users: A Switchers' Guide by David Coursey

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Appendix C. Transition Glossary

This glossary contains definitions for some common Mac OS X terms and functions. The corresponding Windows terminology cross-references to the Mac terms. If a common Windows term or function is not listed, then it is similar to the Mac version.

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About

The command that tells you the version of the software you’re using can be found in the application menu (the one with the name of the program), not in the Help menu, as in Windows.

Accessibility Options

See Universal Access.

Accounts

The System Preferences panel that allows you to add or delete users and determine their privileges on the Mac. The Windows Control Panel counterpart is Users.

active window

The topmost window; the window that is currently receiving ...

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