Chapter 2

Getting Around in Lion

This chapter shows you how to get around the Lion OS, walking you through how to use Lion's built-in utilities to make navigating the operating system a lot easier. To that end, we will cover the basics of using the Finder file application, the Dock (which serves as Lion's main menu), and a few application tricks that make using Lion a more pleasurable experience. We will also cover how to use the Stacks feature, which gives you an alternative to the Finder for manipulating files on your system. Finally, we will cover Airdrop and Bluetooth, which enable you to share the files on your system with other Mac users.

The Finder is Lion's most important app because it lets you reference and retrieve the files that ...

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