The Finder and Its Desktop

In This Chapter

arrow Getting to know the Finder

arrow Using aliases: The greatest things since sliced bread

arrow View(ing) the Finder

arrow Navigating the Finder

arrow Customizing Finder windows

arrow Setting Finder preferences

arrow Getting information on icons

On your Mac, the Finder is your starting point — the centerpiece of your Mac experience, if you will — and it’s always available. In Finder’s windows or Desktop, you can double-click your way to your favorite application, your documents, or your folders. So in this chapter, I show you how to get the most from the OS X Mavericks Finder and its Desktop.

Introducing the Finder and Its Minions: The Desktop and Icons

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