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OS X Mountain Lion: Peachpit Learning Series by Lynn Beighley

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Lesson 16. Personalize Your Mac to Meet Your Needs

Goals

Customize your Dock

Set up your Finder windows for the way you like to work

Use spring-loaded folders

Color-code your files with labels

Customize your Sidebar and Desktop

Learn to use the System Preferences to customize many features of your Mac

Now that you’ve learned some of the basics of the various applications and system settings on your Mac, discover how to customize them to suit your particular way of working. Would you prefer to have your Dock on the side of the screen instead of at the bottom? Do you like a brightly colored Desktop? Do you want to customize the insides of certain windows? Color-code your files? Make the icons and text bigger? It’s all doable—and more.

Customize ...

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