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Working with the Finder Window’s Action Pop-up Menu

One of the default tools on the Finder window toolbar is the Action pop-up menu (see Figure 3.17). This menu provides access to context-sensitive commands, which means that commands on the menu depend on the item you have selected on the desktop. For example, when you select a folder and open the menu, you see commands including New Folder, New Burn folder, Open, Get Info, Move to Trash, Make Alias, Create Archive, Copy, Paste, Show View Options, and Color Label. If you select a file and open the menu, you see New Folder, New Burn folder, Open, Open With, Print, Get Info, Move to Trash, Duplicate, Create Alias, Create Archive, Copy, and Color Label.

Figure 3.17

Figure 3.17 The commands on the Action pop-up menu change depending on the items you have selected.

To use a command on the menu, select the item on which you want to use the command, open the menu, and select the command you want to use.

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