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Macs For Dummies®, Pocket Edition by Edward C. Baig

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Chapter 3

Getting to the Core of the Apple

In This Chapter

arrow Traveling around the desktop

arrow Introducing the menu bar

arrow Getting to know icons, folders, and windows

arrow Sneaking a Quick Look

arrow Demystifying the dock

arrow Stocking Stacks

arrow Discovering cool software

Although I’m quite positive he never used a personal computer a day in his life, the wise Chinese philosopher Confucius could have had the Mac in mind when he said, “If you enjoy what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life.” People surely enjoy their Macs, even when they are doing work on the machine. Before you can totally whoop it up, however, it’s helpful to get down a few more basics. That way you’ll better appreciate why this particular Apple is so yummy.

Navigating the Mac Desktop

All roads lead to and depart from the computer’s ...

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