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Teach Yourself Visually™: Computers, 5th Edition by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 6. Learning Macintosh OS X Basics

Learning Macintosh OS X Basics

OS X is the operating system that is installed on all new Macintosh computers. You can use OS X to start programs, manage files, connect to the Internet, and perform computer maintenance, and so it is important to have a basic understanding of how OS X works.

Explore the OS X Screen 94

Tour the Dock 95

Start a Program 96

Switch Between Programs 98

Tour a Program Window 99

Access a Command from a Menu 100

Select a Command Using a Toolbar 101

Select Options from a Dialog Box 102

Save a Document 104

Open a Document 105

Print a Document 106

Edit Document Text 108

Copy a File 112

Move a File 113

Rename a File 114

Delete a File ...

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