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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 2 and 3, Mac OS X offers more advanced techniques you can use to customize the Finder, work with windows, and manage files:

  • Customize the desktop and Finder windows.

  • Customize the toolbar to add buttons for the items you use most.

  • Customize the Dock to add applications and documents you access often.

  • Use hierarchical outlines in list view windows.

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

  • Create and organize favorite items.

  • 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 to read 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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