Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mac Finder application Introduction

The Finder application is perhaps the least understood and most used both the Mac throughout. Let's see what exactly is and how it works:

The Finder is an application that allows us to view, organize, manage, and find anything in our Mac, as well as Windows Explorer on a PC. It's just always operative, is much more versatile and is much better integrated with the system.

In addition, the Finder is always active so you can access at any time and allows us to see so much information on the disk of our Mac or information of any disk or external volume connected to it.

Anatomy of a Finder window

All Finder windows have a sidebar that gives us access to some of the most used elements of our Mac

The sidebar is divided into 4 sections:

* Devices: Here are the hard drive, CDs, DVDs, external drives.
* Share: Here you will see other Macs, PCs and servers connected to the network.
* Locations: Here are the desktop, documents, folders of music, video and others.
* Search: A place where you will find the most recently created.

At the top of any Finder window are the Display buttons. That allow us to see the icons of windows on large size text list (including details of each file) Columns View, Which I think is the easiest to navigate, and finally we have the light of CoverFlow. That allows us to navigate through the list of elements that we are exploring the window as if we were sailing through the covers of various albums on iTunes. In fact, if set, will see that most of the Finder's interface is look very much like that of iTunes, mainly due to the public's familiarity with Apple's music application.

If you have Snow Leopard, when you are in icon view you can resize them with the slider located on the bottom right of the window.

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