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

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Not Just a Beatles Movie: Help and the Help Menu

One of the best features about all Macs is the excellent built-in help, and OS X Mountain Lion doesn’t cheat you on that legacy: This system has online help in abundance. When you have a question about how to do something, the Help Center is the first place you should visit (after this book, of course).

Clicking the Help menu reveals the Search Help field at the top of the menu and the Mac Help item, which opens the Mac Help window, as shown in Figure 1-5.

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Figure 1-5: Mac Help is nothing if not helpful.

The keyboard shortcut for Help appears on the Help menu as maccmd.jpg+?, but you really need to press Shift+maccmd.jpg+? to open Help using the keyboard.

rantrave_4c.eps Just so you know, this is the only shortcut I can think of in which the menu doesn’t display an up arrow (Shift+maccmd.jpg+?) to let you know that you need to press Shift.

You can find out much more about keyboard shortcuts in Chapter 3.

To use Mac Help, simply type a word or phrase in either Search field — the one in ...

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