4. Getting Around

Who Should Read This Chapter:

If you are unfamiliar with the Mac interface and things like the Desktop, folders, windows, the menu bar, and the Dock, this is the chapter for you. You will learn what these things are and how to use them. These are fundamental for getting around in Mac OS X and knowing where your files are and how to access them.

At the center of your Macintosh experience is the Desktop. From the pretty-looking customizable background to the menu bar at top and the dock below, the Desktop is where you start any project and is the hub for all your computing activities.

Let’s take a look at each element on your Desktop, which you can see in Figure 4.1: the menu bar, the Dock, the icons on the screen, ...

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