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Chapter 5. Applications Basics > Multitasking & the Application Menu

Multitasking & the Application Menu

Mac OS uses a form of multitasking that makes it possible for more than one application to be open at the same time. Only one application, however, can be active. The active application is the one whose menu bar appears at the top of the screen and whose windows are at the top of the stack of windows on your screen.

The Application menu at the far right end of the menu bar ( Figure 11) lets you do a number of things:


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