OS X Finder Basics
The Finder & Desktop
The Finder is a program that is part of Mac OS. It launches automatically when you start your computer.
The Finder provides a graphic user interface called the desktop (Figure 1) that you can use to open, copy, delete, list, organize, and per form other operations on computer files.
Figure 1 Basic desktop elements.
You never have to manually launch the Finder; it always starts automatically.
Under normal circumstances, you can not quit the Finder.
If you're new to Mac OS, don't skip this chapter. It provides the basic information you'll need to use your computer successfully.