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Part I: The Mac OS X Desktop > Dock, Desktop, and Toolbar

Chapter 3. Dock, Desktop, and Toolbar

You can't help reacting, one way or another, to the futuristic, sleek, cool looks of Mac OS X the first time you arrive at its desktop. When you stop to think about it, the environment owes most of its distinctive, photo-realistic looks to only three key elements: the Dock at the bottom edge of the screen; the toolbar at the top of every Finder window; and the shimmering, sometimes animated backdrop of the desktop itself. This chapter shows you how to use and control these most dramatic elements of Mac OS X.


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