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Favorites

Favorites enables you to add frequently used documents, applications, network servers and volumes, and Internet locations to a submenu on the Apple menu. This makes them quick and easy to access.

Tip

Favorites also appear in the Network Browser and the new Open and Save As dialog boxes. I discuss the Network Browser in Chapter 10 and the new Open and Save As dialog boxes in Chapter 5.


Tip

The favorites feature works with aliases, which I discuss on the previous two pages.


Tip

The Mac OS 9.1 installer adds a Web page location icon for http://www.apple.com to the Favorites submenu. Selecting this item uses your Web browser to connect to Apple Computer's home page.


Tip

I tell you more about network servers and volumes in Chapter 10 and Internet locations in Chapter 11.


To add a favorite item

1.
In the Finder, select the icon for the item that you want to add as a favorite item (Figure 40).

Figure 40. Select the item that you want to add as a favorite item.


2.
Choose File > Add To Favorites (Figure 41) or press .

Figure 41. Choose Add To Favorites from the File menu.


The item is added to the Favorites submenu under the Apple menu ( Figure 42) .

Figure 42. The item is added to the Favorites submenu under the Apple menu.


Tip

You can also add an item to the Favorites folder by making an alias of the item and dragging the alias into the Favorites folder inside the System Folder.


To organize favorites

1.
Choose Apple menu > Favorites (Figure 42) to open the Favorites folder window (Figure 43).

Figure 43. As you add Favorites, the Favorites folder can get cluttered with items.


2.
Create and name folders for different groups of items. Store the appropriate items in each folder (Figure 44).

Figure 44. You can use folders to organize the contents of the Favorites folder.


3.
Close the Favorites folder window.

The Favorites submenu displays each folder within it as a submenu (Figure 45).

Figure 45. Folders within the Favorites folder appear as submenus on the Favorites submenu.


To use a favorite item

From the Favorites submenu under the Apple menu (Figures 42 and 45), choose the item you want to open.

To remove a favorite

1.
Choose Apple menu > Favorites (Figure 42) to open the Favorites folder window (Figures 43 or 44).

2.
Drag the item that you want to remove out of the window.

3.
Close the Favorites folder window.

The item is removed from the Favorites submenu.

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