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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Peachpit Learning Series by Robin Williams

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Know the Common Elements of Mac OS X Applications

Most Mac applications have these features in common.

Windows and window controls When you open an application, you'll actually be working in a window. If you worked through Lesson 3, you already know all about windows, even ones you haven't seen before. You see the same red, yellow, and green buttons to close, minimize, and resize the window. The document name and a tiny icon appear in the title bar. You can drag the title bar or any edge to move the window.

Application menu The application menu (directly to the right of the blue Apple menu) always tells you the name of the currently active application, the one you're working in (even if there is no document window open on the screen). You'll ...

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