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Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Panther Edition by David Pogue

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Icon Names

Every document, program, folder, and disk on your Mac is represented by an icon: a colorful little picture that you can move, copy, or double-click to open. In Mac OS X, icons look more like photos than cartoons, and you can scale them to practically any size.

A Mac OS X icon’s name can have up to 255 letters and spaces. If you’re accustomed to the 31-character limit of Mac OS 9, that’s quite a luxurious ceiling.

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