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Chapter 3. Mac OS X Basics > Other OS Components

Other OS Components

There are a few other OS components that don't quite fit into the categories we've looked at. To provide a simple point of reference, they'll be included here:

Open/Save Dialogs— Choosing a document to open, and where to save a file, have changed drastically in Mac OS X.

Color Picker— The Mac OS X Color Picker is intuitive, simple, and available globally. Unfortunately, it has a clone that offers slightly different functionality in different applications.

Font Panel— Applications can now take advantage of a global Mac OS X font panel. This eliminates the myriad of font-choosing devices (menus, windows, and so on) previously employed in the OS.

Volume and Brightness— Although available to portable users under Mac OS 8/9 for several years, Mac OS X 10.1 now extends global display controls to all Macintosh systems.


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