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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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7. Advanced Finder Techniques

Advanced Finder Techniques

In addition to the basic Finder and file management techniques covered in Chapters 2 through 4, Mac OS X offers more advanced techniques you can use to work with files:

• Use spring-loaded folders to access folders while copying or moving items.

• Apply color-coded labels to Finder items.

• Use aliases to make frequently used files easier to access without moving them.

• Quickly reopen recently used items.

• Use the Quick Look feature to view the contents of a file or folder without opening it.

• Use the Info window to learn more about an item or set options for it.

• Compress files and folders to save space on disk or minimize data transfer time.

• Undo actions you performed while working ...

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