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Use the Buttons in the Finder Window

There are several more buttons in the Toolbar of every Finder window.

Red, yellow, and green buttons

redbutton_icon.jpg Single-click the red button to close the window.

yellowbutton_icon.jpg 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.

greenbutton_icon.jpg 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.

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