Lesson2: The Finder

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Mac OS X Intro: The Finder

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Lesson2: The Finder

  1. 1. 1 Lesson 2:Knowing your Mac The Finder and Getting Around the Desktop
  2. 2. 2 The Finder- ( “Your Mac’s General Manager”) Finder Controls Everything on Mac Launching Applications Accessing and organizing files on hard Drive Accessing attached Printers, CD’s etc Desktop is part of the finder Double click HD or Folder to open window Sidebar is Part of Every Finder Window
  3. 3. 3 Features Menu Bar, Menulets, Spotlight Desktop Background & Screensaver Icons (Hard Drive, Folders, Files) Windows (Open Folders or Devices) with sidebar Dock (Most used Programs) Mac Desktop Review
  4. 4. 4 The Menu Bar Gets program to Perform operations Item after Black Apple is always program name Finder menu Controls the Finder Finder, File, Edit, View, Go, Window, help Desktop windows not always in Finder Clicking in any empty space on Desktop or clicking Dock Finder icon brings up finder
  5. 5. 5 The Dock Easy Access to launching Applications Icons are aliases -short-cuts to Programs Easy to add and remove Applications Contains your most used Apps Right (bottom) side of Dock is for: Files, Folders, TRASH CAN Customize Dock via Apple/Dock
  6. 6. 6 Finder Windows Every Finder Window has: Title and Move bar Navigation/View/Search Tools Sidebar, information, re-sizing corner Know how to: Open, Close and Size Windows Move Files to folders Copy Files to Disks Delete items
  7. 7. 7 The Sidebar: Quick Access Devices Hard Drive and attached Drives iDisk & Network CD’s, DVD’s, Flash Drives Shared Networked Computers Places Desktop, Home, Apps etc Smart Searches
  8. 8. Mac Finder Tutorial Apple: “Find Out How” ( http:// www.apple.com/findouthow/Find out Howmac/
  9. 9. 9 Your Turn Shortcut: Finder/Prefs/General Click Finder menu item (get drop-down Menu) Move the cursor to Preference and Click Click the General tab in the toolbar Click Check-boxes as desired

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