- Using Mac OS X Applications
- Installing Other Applications
- Launching Applications
- Opening Applications and Files
- Switching Between Applications
- Quitting Applications
- Playing Chess
- Creating an Address Book
- Editing an Address Book
- Managing and Sharing an Address Book
- Adding an Image to an Address Book
- Performing Graph Calculations
- Performing Calculations and Conversions
- Capturing Images with a Digital Camera
- Capturing Screen Shots with Grab
- Previewing Images and PDFs
- Creating Sticky Notes
- Managing Fonts with Font Book
- Activating, Deactivating, and Customizing Fonts
- Working with Dashboard
- Using Dashboard Widgets
- Adding and Removing Dashboard Widgets
- Creating a Web Clip Dashboard Widget
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
- Click the Applications folder in the Dock.
- Click the icon you want from the stack list (New!).
- To display additional applications, click the Utilities folder.
- 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
- Double-click the hard drive icon on your desktop.
- To change views, click a view button, such as View By Columns.
- Click the Applications folder or navigate to the application folder.
- Double-click on the application name, or application icon, to launch.