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Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition by David Pogue

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By clicking an icon and then choosing File Get Info, you open an important window like the one shown in Figure 2-11. It's a collapsible, multi-panel screen that provides a wealth of information about a highlighted icon. For example:

  • For a disk icon, you get statistics about its capacity and how much of it is full.

  • For a document icon, you see when it was created and modified, and what programs it "belongs" to.

  • For an alias, you learn the location of the actual icon it refers to.

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