12 Other Useful Features

In this chapter

System Preferences

Desktop & Screen Saver


Make an alias

Details of aliases

Search for files on your Mac with Spotlight

Narrow the search

Find types of files

Spotlight in applications


Burn a CD or DVD with a Burn Folder


Dashboard: Widgets at your fingertips

Add or delete widgets

Work with widgets

Display more than one widget

Manage your widgets

Sleep, Restart, Shut Down, or Log Out


Well, if you’ve worked through all of the exercises in this “little” book, you should be pretty comfortable with your Mac by now. This chapter introduces you to a couple of other features that you will need to know as you spend more time with your computer.

Good luck! Now forward—in all directions! ...

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