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3. Getting to Know Mac OS X Finder Windows

Learning Finder Window Basics

You’ll spend most of your Mac OS X time doing things that are creative, fun, entertaining, and educational, which is as it should be, because your Mac is eminently suited to all of those worthy activities. However, you’ll also spend a significant amount of Mac OS X time on activities that are, to be honest, not so fun and interesting. I’m talking here about the day-to-day tasks associated with your files, folders, discs, removable drives, and hard drives. This is the less glamorous and cool side of Mac OS X, but it’s a side you can’t avoid.

Fortunately, these workaday Mac chores are made easier by Finder, which is the application you use to work with everything from files ...

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