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Part: I Understanding Mac OS X > Keeping Things Organized

Chapter 3. Keeping Things Organized

IN THIS CHAPTER:

12 Find an Item

13 Create a New Folder

14 Create a Smart Folder That Contains Certain Types of Items

15 Rename a Folder or Document

16 Make an Alias (Shortcut)

17 Change an Icon

18 Set a Color Label

19 Move, Copy, or Delete a Document or Folder

20 Burn a CD/DVD

21 Add a Newly Installed Hard Disk to the System

22 Partition a Hard Disk

23 Assign a Folder Action

24 Add a Second Display

25 Set the Time and Date

26 Enable Automatic Time Synchronization (NTP)

Mac OS X, like all operating systems, is designed to help you organize data. This data is represented using the industry-standard “desktop” metaphor, originally pioneered by the first Macintosh and its precursors. In the desktop metaphor, any meaningful grouping of data under a single name—a picture, an audio recording, a shopping list—is represented by a document (also known as a file, a term that will be used interchangeably with document in this book). Documents can be sorted into folders, which are simply containers for documents. Folders can contain other folders as well as documents, and thus you can organize all your information into a hierarchy that resembles a large, ungainly filing cabinet.


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