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The Toolbar

The toolbar (Figure 53) offers navigation tools and view buttons within Finder windows:

Figure 53Figure 53 The toolbar.

  • The Back button displays the previous window's contents.

  • The Forward button displays the window that was showing before you clicked the Back button.

  • View buttons enable you to change the window's view.

  • Folder navigation icons open specific Finder windows.

  • Search box, which is new in Mac OS X 10.2, enables you to quickly search for a file by name.


    • The toolbar can be customized to show the items you use most; Chapter 4 explains how. explains how.

    • Views and using the Search box are covered in detail in Chapter 4; file management and navigation is dis cussed in Chapter 3.

    • If the window is not wide enough to show all toolbar buttons, a double arrow appears on the right side of the toolbar (Figure 54). Click the arrow to display a menu of miss ing but tons (Figure 55), and select the button you want.

      Figure 54Figure 54 When the window is narrow, some toolbar items may be hidden.

      Figure 55Figure 55 Click the double arrow to display a menu of hidden items.

To hide or display the toolbar

Click the toolbar hide control button (Figure 56).

Figure 56Figure 56 The toolbar hide control button can hide the toolbar...

If the toolbar is displayed, it disappears (Figure 56); if the toolbar is not displayed, it appears (Figure 57).

Figure 57Figure 57 ...or display it.

To use a toolbar button

Click the button once.

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