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OS X® Mountain Lion Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Yvonne Johnson

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2. Using Menus and Dialog Boxes

In This Chapter

• Peeling away the multiple layers of menu characteristics

• Navigating the menu bar and dialog boxes like a pro

• Cutting through all the red tape with a shortcut menu

The primary method by which a user communicates with an application is through menus and dialog boxes.

In this chapter, we examine the two basic types of menus: the menu bar and the context menu. Additionally, we look at how to use the controls in dialog boxes and navigate a dialog box.

Using the Menu Bar

The menu bar displays the names of the menus for whatever application you are currently working in, and these menus generally contain all the commands available in that application. To execute a command using the menu bar, simply ...

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