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22. Managing Your Desktop with Exposé and Spaces

Taking Control of Your Desktop

Modern Macs now routinely ship with 2GB of RAM installed, and most of the latest iMac models come with 4GB to play with (and support up to 8GB). In other words, most Macs now have plenty of room in RAM to open as many applications as you need for working or playing.

The downside to having lots of applications on the go is that your desktop can get cluttered and crowded in a hurry, which can make finding the specific application or document you need a real needle-in-a-digital-haystack exercise. If you find that you’re wasting lots of precious time trying to sort through that mess you call a desktop, it’s time for some spring cleaning. I’m talking here about a couple ...

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