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Viewing and Navigating Mac OS X Finder Windows

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In this article Brad Miser shares how the new Mac OS X finder provides a vastly improved view of the system with one-click access to your favorite files and folders — whether on your hard drive, iDisk, network servers, or removable media.
This chapter is from the book

In this chapter

  • The Mac OS X Finder
  • Working with Finder Windows
  • Navigating Finder Windows
  • Customizing Finder Windows
  • Working with the Finder Window's Action Pop-Up Menu
  • Working with Labels
  • Mac OS X to the Max: Finder Window Keyboard Shortcuts

The Mac OS X Finder

The basic purpose of the Finder under Mac OS X is the same as it has always been; the Finder is the Mac application that provides the desktop, enables you to work with folders and files, and provides the basic interface for interacting with the system. The Finder does look quite a bit different than it did under previous versions of the OS, and it offers many more features, but most of the basic tasks work in the same or very similar ways. These tasks include those that you use to view and navigate Finder windows. In addition to its new appearance, the Mac OS X Finder also offers better views, more customization options, and more tools.

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