Chapter 6. How to Use the Windows

A window is a basic, fundamental element of the Macintosh.

When you open any folder or disk, including your hard disk, the Mac displays the contents of the folder in a Finder window.

When you open an application, such as a word processor, database, or spreadsheet, the Mac gives you a document window in which to type a letter, work with a database, or create a spreadsheet.

Although they are very similar, on the following page is a visual explanation of the main differences between these two types of windows. The major part of this chapter is devoted to the features you will find in the windows on the Desktop, the Finder windows that open to display the contents of folders and disks (not document windows). Once ...

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