Setting Your Preferences

The System Preferences utility is an important tool you use to control how your Mac OS X system works and looks. If you have read through other parts of this book, you have already used some of the panes it contains to work with various parts of the system. Table 8.1 provides a summary of each pane and tells you where in this book you can learn more about it.

Table 8.1. System Preferences Utility Panes
Area Pane What It Does Learn More About It
Personal Desktop Sets the background image of the desktop Customizing the Mac OS X Desktop,” p. 99.
Personal Dock Controls how the Dock looks and works Customizing the Appearance and Behavior of the Dock,” p. 115. (Chapter 5)
Personal General Sets interface colors and scrollbar ...

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