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OS X Mountain Lion For Dummies by Bob Dr. Mac LeVitus

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Working with Windows

In the following sections, I give you a closer look at windows themselves: how you move them, size them, and use them. And although Mountain Lion windows are similar to windows you’ve used in other versions of Mac OS (and even, dare I say it, Windows), you may just discover a new wrinkle or two.

tip_4c.eps If you’re relatively new to the Mac, you might want to read this section while sitting at your computer, trying the techniques as you read them. You might find it easier to remember something you read if you actually do it. If you’ve been using your Mac for a while, you’ve probably figured out how windows work by now.

Opening and closing windows

To start peering into windows on your Mac, first you need to know how to open and close them. When you’re working in the Finder, you can choose the following commands from the File menu. Note that you’ll probably find similar commands on the File menu of programs other than the Finder.

tip_4c.eps You’ll use many of these commands frequently, so it would behoove you to memorize the keyboard shortcuts. If you’re not sure how keyboard shortcuts work, check out “Using keyboard shortcut commands,” later in this chapter.

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