- Taking Advantage of Custom Settings
- Moving the Dock Around
- Changing the Dock's Size
- Customizing the Dock's Behavior
- Changing the Way the Finder Works
- Changing Your Desktop Picture
- Changing Your Login Icon
- Changing Your Mac's Language
- Changing Your Screen Saver
- Changing File Icons
- Increasing Your Mac's Security
- Using the Dashboard
- Making Your Own Widgets
- Automatically Updating Your Widgets
- Creating Custom Network Locations
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.
In the Finder, choose Finder, Preferences.
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.
Choose an option from the New Finder windows open pop-up menu to determine which folder or disk location appears in new Finder windows.
Click the check boxes to set whether each folder generates a new window and whether new windows start out in Column view.