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Changing the Way the Finder Works

The Finder—the program that generates the desktop and enables you to explore your hard drive and network drives visually via windows—is where you’ll spend a lot of time while using your Mac. You have several choices about the way it operates; here’s how to set up the Finder to suit your tastes.

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  • circle-1.jpg In the Finder, choose Finder, Preferences.

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  • circle-2.jpg Click the General button to see basic Finder preferences, and then click check boxes to set the kinds of disks to appear on the desktop.
  • circle-3.jpg Choose an option from the New Finder windows show pop-up menu to determine which folder or disk location appears in new Finder windows.
  • circle-4.jpg Click the check box to set whether each folder opens in a new tab instead of a new window.

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