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Mac OS X Lion: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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2. Finder Basics

In This Chapter:

The Finder & Desktop

The Mouse & Trackpad

Menus

The Keyboard

Icons

Windows

The Toolbar

The Sidebar

The Status Bar

The Dock

Sleeping, Restarting, & Shutting Down

The Finder is an application that is part of Mac OS. You use the Finder’s graphic user interface to open, copy, delete, list, organize, and perform other operations on computer files.

The Finder is a special application that starts when you turn on your computer and is always open while your computer is running. In fact, under normal circumstances, you cannot quit it.

This chapter provides important instructions for using the Finder and its interface elements, including the desktop, windows, menus, and Dock. It’s important that you understand how to ...

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