1. Working on the Mac OS X Desktop

When you start your Mac and log in to your user account, the first thing you will see is the Mac OS X desktop. This chapter introduces you to all the main features of the Mac OS X desktop and thus provides a solid base from which to explore the rest of Mac OS X Lion’s features in the chapters that follow.

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The first thing many long-time Mac users notice about Lion are dramatic changes in scrolling behaviors and how and when scrollbars are presented. You can access settings related to scrolling under System Preferences in the Apple menu at the upper left. Controls for scrolling behaviors appear in the Mouse ...

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