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Chapter 1. Designing Your World > Startup and Shutdown

1.1. Startup and Shutdown

You won't get far with your Mac (or this book) until your Mac is turned on. But even that simple act, as it turns out, has a few nuances worth learning.

1.1.1. Keyboard Login

The dialog box shown in Figure 1-1 greets millions of Mac mavens every morning. It's the login dialog box, which you use to identify yourself and instruct the Mac to display your files, desktop picture, and settings while hiding everyone else's. (More on this accounts system in Chapter 5.)


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