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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Panther All in One by John Ray, Robyn Ness

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Chapter 5. Setting System Preferences and Universal Access Options

System preferences are settings that control aspects beyond a single application and that might even affect the entire system. We’ve already covered some of Mac OS X’s system preferences while addressing specific topics. However, some settings don’t apply elsewhere. In this chapter, we fill in the remaining gaps in system configuration and let you know where to find the system preferences discussed in other chapters. We pay special attention to the accessibility features available in System Preferences.

As you’ve seen in previous chapters, System Preferences items are categorized into four groups, as shown in Figure 5.1. They are Personal, Hardware, Internet & Network, and System. ...

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