Chapter 4

Opening and Closing and Tapping and Such

In This Chapter

arrow Introducing the highlights of the Finder

arrow Coping with those missing trackpad buttons

arrow Launching and quitting applications

arrow Identifying and selecting icons and folders

arrow Using keyboard shortcuts to speed things up

arrow Managing windows in Mavericks

Ah, the Finder. Many admire its scenic beauty. But don’t ignore its unsurpassed power or its many moods. And send a postcard while you’re there.

Okay, so the Mavericks Finder might not be quite as majestic as the mighty Mississippi River, but it’s the basic toolbox you use every day while piloting your MacBook. The Finder includes the most common elements of OS X: window controls, common menu commands, icon fun (everything from launching applications to copying files), network connections, keyboard shortcuts, and even emptying the Trash. In fact, you could say that if you master the ...

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