- Get to Know Your Desktop and Finder
- Get to Know Your Finder Windows
- Get to Know Your Home and its Folders
- Take Advantage of the Sidebar
- Change the View of the Finder Window
- Use the Buttons in the Finder Window
- Select Multiple Items in the Finder
- Use the Dock
- Use the Trash
- Understand the Various Disk Icons
- Understand the Various Library Folders
- Use Mac OS X Together with Mac OS 9
- Look for Contextual Menus
- Work with Keyboard Shortcuts
- Burn a CD or DVD
- Learn Simple Troubleshooting Techniques
- Learn More About Mac OS X
- What You've Learned
Look for Contextual Menus
These are great. A contextual menu is one that pops up and is specific to the item you Control-click on, as opposed to menus that appear in the menu bar or in dialog boxes that are always the same.
To display a contextual menu, hold down the Control key (not the Command key) and click on an object, on a blank spot on the Desktop, inside a Finder window, or anywhere. A little menu will pop up. What this menu displays depends on what you clicked on, as you can see by the examples below.
If you have a two-button mouse, you don't need the Control key—just use the right-hand button to display a contextual menu.
There is no visual clue that any item has a contextual menu—just keep checking. You'll find them in applications, on web pages, in toolbars, in the Sidebar, and elsewhere.