33. Personal Preferences

Personal preferences panes enable you to configure the appearance and operation of OS X to suit your needs. This chapter covers the following System Preferences panes:

General controls general appearance, scrolling, and recent item options.

Desktop & Screen Saver sets the desktop picture and screen saver options.

Dock configures the Dock.

Language & Text controls language, formatting, and input sources.

Mission Control sets options for Mission Control, Exposé, and Spaces.

Security & Privacy controls system-wide security options.

Spotlight customizes the way searching works.

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