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OS X Mountain Lion Portable Genius by Dwight Spivey

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Discovering Mountain Lion Applications

Mountain Lion ships with close to 25 applications, each of which offers a unique way of handling various tasks. With so many applications, you might be wondering what in the world all of them can do. I cover the lesser-known (or lesser-used) applications briefly in this chapter, but I go more in depth with the Mac word processor, TextEdit. Because I cover some of the more high-profile applications in other chapters, I only give short introductions to them here (see Table 5.3).

To see all the applications at your disposal, open the Applications folder, as shown in Figure 5.1.

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5.1 The Applications folder in all its glory.

You can open the Apps folder in one of the following ways:

bullet.tif Click the Go menu in the Finder and select Applications.

bullet.tif Click the Launchpad icon in the Dock.

bullet.tif Press maccmd+Shift+A while in the Finder.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the hidden gems in Mountain Lion.

Calculator

Calculator, as shown in Figure 5.2, is not a basic run-of-the-mill ...

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