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Chapter 4. Advanced Finder Techniques > Advanced Finder Techniques

Advanced Finder Techniques

In addition to the basic Finder and file management techniques covered in Chapters 1 and 2, Mac OS 9 offers more advanced techniques you can use to customize the Finder, work with windows, and manage files:

  • Use the Preferences window to change the way the Finder looks and works.

  • Use hierarchical outlines in list view windows.

  • Use pop-up windows to keep frequently used windows handy but out of sight.

  • Use spring-loaded folders to automatically open and then close multiple levels of folders while copying or moving items.

  • Use aliases to make frequently used files easier to access without actually moving them.

  • Use the Info window to learn more about an item or set options for it.

Tip

If you're brand new to Mac OS, be sure toread the information in Chapters 2 and 3 before working with this chapter. Those chapters contain information and instructions about techniques that are used throughout this chapter.


Tip

This chapter is especially useful for experienced Mac OS users since it goes beyond the basics with new or advanced Mac OS features.


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