- 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
Use the Buttons in the Finder Window
There are several more buttons in the Toolbar of every Finder window.
Red, yellow, and green buttons
Single-click the red button to close the window.
Single-click the yellow button to minimize the window, which sends a tiny icon down into the Dock, on the right side.
To open that window again, single-click its icon in the Dock.
Single-click the green button to make the window bigger or smaller.
Back and Forward buttons
These buttons go back and forward through the contents of windows you have viewed (just like the back and forward buttons on web pages). Every time you open a new window, these buttons start over.
Hide/Show the Toolbar and Sidebar
In the upper-right corner of every Finder window is a small gray button. Single-click this button to hide the Toolbar and the Sidebar, as shown below. When you double-click on a folder while the Toolbar and Sidebar are hidden, a new and separate window will open. Try it.