Chapter . Set Up Your Tiger Environment

Other ebooks in the Take Control series, such as Matt Neuburg’s Take Control of Customizing Tiger, help you to get the most from the new Finder, discover hidden features, and organize your working environment (http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/tiger-customizing.html). However, you should be aware of a few things right away.

Spotlight Indexing

As soon as Tiger starts up the first time, Spotlight (Apple’s slick, new, high-speed search tool) begins indexing all the files on all mounted volumes. This process can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours, depending on how many files you have. During this time, you’ll notice a lot of disk activity, and you’ll see a pulsating dot in the center of ...

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