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    Finder....
    Hi, I'm back with another question.
    I did buy a book to help me understand my new iMac, but, I am still confused about 'Finder'. I really do not understand it. Do I put 'stuff' in Finder, or does it go there automatically?

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    Finder is identical to Explorer (slightly better). Stuff you download go in the download folder and installs go to Application folder. Are you looking for something specific?
    up there with the bEst of the bEst....

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    hmmmmmm
    No, wasn't looking for a thing, just curious how I would use 'Finder'. Ohhh, so much to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVHarmony View Post
    No, wasn't looking for a thing, just curious how I would use 'Finder'. Ohhh, so much to learn.
    I hate to sound rude, but if you are this confused with Finder, then you really need to go get a beginner's guide on how to use OS X. Learning the basics will go a long way to increasing your satisfaction with your computer experience.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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    nooo, not rude
    I am not offended, I agree with you. I just need to settle down with my book and start fresh. I appreciate the help I receive here.

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    Have you looked at Switch 101 and Mac 101 on apple.com? Very helpful to persons new to Macs.
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    Thank you ... I'll look there before I ask those dumb questions. *sigh. Also, I have a neighbor who is a Mac person. I should have looked at a number of places before I post hunting for answers to my beginner questions.

    Thank you for your replies, I really do appreciate your help.

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    Finder is an application which allows you to use your computer to view windows, and other applications. It translates binary information into graphics and text that you can understand. I think.

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    It is sorta like your My Computer folder and your C:/ Drive all in one and on steriods because anything on your computer can be gotten too or "found" using finder. At least thats how I see it and I just switched also

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVHarmony View Post
    Thank you ... I'll look there before I ask those dumb questions. *sigh. Also, I have a neighbor who is a Mac person. I should have looked at a number of places before I post hunting for answers to my beginner questions.

    Thank you for your replies, I really do appreciate your help.
    There are no dumb questions, only dumb answers. Don't be afraid to ask questions… just be aware that a little self-education will go a long ways to helping you understand the answers.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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    Thank you, I think I'm beginning to understand ...

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