Chapter 2

Learning Basic Program Tasks

One of the most crucial OS X concepts is the application (also sometimes called a program), because it is via applications that you perform all other OS X tasks. Therefore, it is important to have a basic understanding of how to start and manage applications in OS X.


Explore the OS X Screen

Tour the Dock

Start an Application

Start an Application Using Launchpad

Switch Between Applications

View Running Applications with Mission Control

Tour an Application Window

Run an Application Full Screen

Select a Command from a Pull-Down Menu

Select a Command Using a Toolbar

Select Options with Dialog Controls

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