In This Chapter
Introducing the highlights of the Finder
Coping with those missing trackpad buttons
Launching and quitting applications
Identifying and selecting icons and folders
Using keyboard shortcuts to speed things up
Managing windows in Mavericks
Ah, the Finder. Many admire its scenic beauty. But don’t ignore its unsurpassed power or its many moods. And send a postcard while you’re there.
Okay, so the Mavericks Finder might not be quite as majestic as the mighty Mississippi River, but it’s the basic toolbox you use every day while piloting your MacBook. The Finder includes the most common elements of OS X: window controls, common menu commands, icon fun (everything from launching applications to copying files), network connections, keyboard shortcuts, and even emptying the Trash. In fact, you could say that if you master the ...