Using the Finder

  • Scott Mayers
  • Mike Lee


The Finder is an application that provides the interface for navigating your file system, managing files and folders, opening applications, and many more essential tasks that are required to use on your computer. It is elegantly designed to find whatever you are looking for on your computer and then get out of your way so you can work (or play, or create, or whatever you choose to do on your Mac). In this chapter we will give you a proper introduction to the Finder and how it is used including:
  • A tour of the Finder window

  • How to navigate around your system using the Finder

  • Managing Finder items such as documents and applications

  • Searching in the Finder

  • Using the Finder to get information about files

  • Customizing the Finder


File Type View Area Finder Preference View Option Info Window 


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© Scott Meyers and Mike Lee 2011

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  • Scott Mayers
  • Mike Lee

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