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Launching Applications

All Mac OS X applications are automatically loaded during the installation of the operating system, and appear on the hard drive within the Applications folder. All other third-party applications need to be installed separately. When you open the hard drive, you’ll have the choice of viewing the file as icons, as file names (with information), or as file names in columns. Regardless of what view you choose to launch a Mac application, simply locate the desired application in the open window, and then double-click the application to load. If the application is in the Dock or in the Applications folder, you can click the icon in the Dock or click the Application folder icon in the Dock, and then click the application icon from the stack list (New!).

Launch an Application from the Dock

  • green1.jpg Click the Applications folder in the Dock.
  • green2.jpg Click the icon you want from the stack list (New!).
  • green3.jpg To display additional applications, click the Utilities folder.
  • green4.jpg To return back to the Applications folder, click the Return button in the upper-left corner of the stack list.

Launch an Application from a Finder Window

  • green1.jpg Double-click the hard drive icon on your desktop.
  • green2.jpg To change views, click a view button, such as View By Columns.
  • green3.jpg Click the Applications folder or navigate to the application folder.
  • green4.jpg Double-click on the application name, or application icon, to launch.
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