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Mac OS® X Lion™ in Depth, Second Edition by Robyn Ness

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8. Working with Mission Control, Spaces, and Dashboard

As computers have become more powerful, people can keep many applications and windows open simultaneously—a far cry from the past, when you had to close one application or file before opening another.

Although it’s certainly convenient to have several documents open at once, email running in the background, and sources for weather and news to bring in updates, all this multitasking can take a toll on your ability to focus. Fortunately, Mac OS X offers built-in apps to help you manage your attention and workspaces easily.

Managing the “Big Picture” with Mission Control

If you’ve ever had so many open windows and applications that you lose the one you need the most, you’ll appreciate Mission ...

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