Chapter 3. Working with Windows, Folders, Files, and Applications

Have you kept up with me so far? In the first two chapters, you've set your computer and operating system and discovered the neat, orderly Mac desktop, which is designed to mimic a typical office desk in terms of layout.

On your computer screen, you see a visual representation of what you want (an icon), and you use your mouse or keyboard to select and work with that item. In this chapter you will learn how to interact with windows, folders, files, and applications.

Windows

While Finder windows were introduced in the last chapter during our discussion of the file system, here we are going to take an up-close look at windows and their use. Basically, windows are holders that appear ...

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