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Chapter 18. More about Your iMac > The Application menu

The Application menu

If you have problems with running out of memory often, you're probably leaving applications open accidentally. For instance, when you're working in a word processor and you close the window of the page you're typing on, essentially you took the paper (the page, which is in a window) out of the typewriter (the word processor), but you left the typewriter itself on the desk. The word processor is only put away when you quit.

You close windows; you quit applications. Did you read pages 240–241 about memory and the hard disk? Well, as you open applications and the computer puts them into ram (into memory), you load up ram and when ram gets too full, it either won't let you open anything else or it crashes. To prevent this,quit an application when you are finished using it. I know that when you close a document, you see the Desktop and it looks like the application is gone. It isn't! This is when the Application menu comes in handy—this menu is a list of every application that is still open.


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