System Preferences

Imagine this. You want to change the background image on your Mac’s Desktop. You search in Google for instructions, and you find an article that tells what to do. “Simply open System Preferences,” it says. Fine… but where are they? And, having found them, how do you get around?

Opening System Preferences

An easy way to open System Preferences is to click the Apple  icon at the upper-left corner of your screen and choose System Preferences from the menu. System Preferences opens and displays its main window (Figure 39). The icons in the window represent the various preference panes. What you see on your Mac may be different than in the figure. Your icons may be arranged by category instead of alphabetically as they are here. ...

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