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Appearance

The Appearance control panel includes six tabs you can use to set options that determine how your Mac looks and sounds:

  • Themes (Figure 1) enables you to select a group of predefined settings that combine all other appearance options.

    Figure 1. The Themes tab of the Appearance control panel.

  • Appearance (Figure 3) enables you to choose an appearance option, highlight color, and variation color.

    Figure 3. The Appearance tab of the Appearance control panel.

  • Fonts (Figure 6) enables you to choose the fonts for menus, headings, explanatory text, labels, lists, and icons. It also enables you to turn on anti-aliasing, to smooth the appearance of fonts on screen.

    Figure 6. The Fonts tab of the Appearance control panel.

  • Desktop (Figure 10) enables you to select a desktop pattern or picture.

    Figure 10. The Desktop tab of the Appearance control panel.

  • Sound (Figure 14) enables you to choose a sound track—a group of sound effects for common tasks. It also enables you to disable sounds for certain tasks.

    Figure 14. The Sound tab of the Appearance control panel.

  • Options (Figure 15) enables you to set scroll bar and window collapsing options.

    Figure 15. The Options tab of the Appearance control panel.


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