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The Dock: Using It and Configuring It

Down at the bottom of the screen on your Mac is a sort of tray with icons for all the applications you use. It’s called the Dock. You can re-arrange the icons by dragging them sideways into a new position and remove them by dragging them off high onto the Desktop and dropping them: they will disappear in a puff …

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Adding and Deleting User Accounts

The first time you started your Mac you would have created a User Account and registered the computer. Usually it will be in your name or another name you have chosen, but you can have User Accounts for all the other people who will use the computer, kids, partners or friends. It is a good idea to set the computer …

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The Finder Preferences

Finder is where you do all your file management and it’s background is the Desktop where files generally accumulate until you file them away.   In the Finder menu you will find Preferences, as you do in all Application menus like iCal, the Address Book and iTunes. All these Applications (or programs) have Preferences that affect the way they work. …

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Finding Information About Your Mac

Your computer has information that is useful at different times, particularly when you want to sell it!How much RAM does it have? How big is the hard drive? You might be asked these questions on occasion and the answers are easy to find, simply look in the Apple menu at the top left of the screen and click the first …