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Mac OS X for Absolute Beginners by Wallace Wang

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© Wallace Wang 2016

Wallace Wang, Mac OS X for Absolute Beginners, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1913-3_8

8. Using the Dock and the Launchpad

Wallace Wang

(1)San Diego, California, USA

To find a program or file, you normally have to open a Finder window and then look for the program or file that you want to use. This means going through several steps just to start a program. If you use a program or file often, going through multiple steps can be annoying.

OS X offers the Dock as a place to store commonly used programs, files, and folders so that you can access them with one click. The Dock doesn’t have room to store everything on your computer, just the programs, files, and folders that you use most often.

Think of the Dock as a shortcut to your favorite programs, ...

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