System Preferences

One of the great things about Mac OS is the way it can be customized to look and work the way you want it to. Many customization options can be set within the System Preferences application (Figure 1). That’s where you’ll find a variety of preferences panes, each containing settings for a part of Mac OS.

Figure 1. The System Preferences window, with icons for all panes displayed.

System Preferences panes are organized into four categories:

  • Personal preferences panes enable you to set options to customize various Mac OS X appearance and operation options for personal tastes. This chapter covers Appearance, Dashboard & Exposé, ...

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