In this lesson, you learn how to use the Lion desktop so you can work efficiently with your Mac.
The desktop is where all your Mac activities start; the Finder is the Mac application that provides the desktop and controls what you can do there. Figure 2.1 shows a typical desktop. The major elements with which you work are described in the following list:
• Apple menu. In the upper-left corner of the desktop is the Apple menu. As you learned in Lesson 1, “Getting Started with Mac OS X Lion,” this menu is always on the far left end of the menu bar and contains system-level commands, such as those you use to shut down your Mac.
• Menu bar. At the top of the desktop is the menu bar. The ...