Chapter 4. Learning Mac Basics

Learning Mac Basics

The OS X operating system 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 60

Tour the Dock 61

Start a Program 62

Switch Between Programs 64

Tour a Program Window 65

Select a Command from a Pull-Down Menu 66

Select a Command Using a Toolbar 67

Select Options with Dialog Box Controls 68

Save a Document 70

Open a Document 71

Print a Document72

Edit Document Text 74

Copy a File 78

Move a File 79

Rename a File 80

Delete a File 81

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