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Chapter 7. Installing and Using Mac OS X... > Launching Mac OS X Applications

Launching Mac OS X Applications

There are many ways to launch Mac OS X applications, including the following:

  • Select the application in a Finder window and select the Finder's Open command (-O).

  • Double-click the application's icon.

  • Single-click an application's icon on the Dock or Places sidebar.

  • Open an alias to the application, such as one stored in your Favorites directory.

  • Open a document of the file type that the application is set to open.

  • Drag and drop a document onto an application's icon (or an alias's icon).

  • Select an application's icon or alias and press -down arrow.

  • Launch the application from within another application. (For example, you can launch a web browser by clicking a URL in an email program.)

  • Add the application to the Login Items window so it is launched automatically when you log in.

  • Launch the application from a script created by the Automator, AppleScript, or another scripting utility.


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