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These pages are intended to help those who are new to the Mac Operating System (OS) get acquainted with their new environment. Many of the tips will also be valuable to more experienced users.

 

These tips are shown using OS 8.6 and 9. Most will work with OS 8.1 and above

 

Finder Basics

How you view your Finder

Menu Bar
List
Icons
Buttons 

 

How to use finder windows

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Working with Programs

Launcher
Application Switcher

 

Info Box

General Info
Sharing
Memory
Change Icon

 

Keyboard Shortcuts

 

Contextual Menus

 

Appearance Control Panel

Themes
Appearance
Fonts
Desktop
Sound
Options

 

Apple Menu 

Apple Menu

Aliases
Change Filenames
About this Computer
Sorting the Apple Menu

 

Apple System Profiler

Desktop Snapshots

 

Key Caps

 

Sounds

Alert Sound
Sound Sets

 

Maintenance

Disk First Aid
Rebuild Desktop
Back Up

 

 

 

 

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