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Teach Yourself Visually™: Mac OS® X Snow Leopard™ by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 2. Learning Basic Mac OS X Tasks

The OS X operating system is installed on all new Macintosh computers. You can use OS X to start applications, 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.

Learning Basic Mac OS X Tasks
  • Explore the Mac OS X Screen 20

  • Tour the Dock 21

  • Start an Application 22

  • Switch Between Applications 24

  • Tour an Application Window 25

  • Select a Command from a Pull-Down Menu 26

  • Select a Command Using a Toolbar 27

  • Select Options with Dialog Controls 28

  • Save a Document 30

  • Open a Document 31

  • Print a Document 32

  • Edit Document Text 34

  • Copy a File 38

  • Move a File 39

  • Rename a File ...

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