iPhoto allows you to create albums that can be used to organize pictures by categories. To create a new album: Choose File, New Album (or click on the Add (+) button near the bottom left corner of the iPhoto window). If you clicked on the Add (+) button, select Album from the pulldown menu and […]

Exposé is a window management application included in OS X. Exposé allows you to view all open windows using a keystroke, giving you a quick way to find the one you want to open. To activate Exposé, press the F9 key on your keyboard. All of the windows you have open will be displayed as […]

If you have the Tiger version (10.4) of OS X, you will be able to take advantage of Spotlight, an advanced search technology. Spotlight can search not only your documents, but also your emails, calendars, and more for the search terms you enter in its search box. To begin a search with Spotlight, click on […]

You can use color labels to quickly identify the most important folders on your computer. To assign a color label to a folder, you can control-click on it (or right-click if you have a two-button mouse) to bring up a context menu. You can then assign a color label to that folder by selecting a […]

The Finder is the file management application on the Mac. The Finder can be used to navigate your hard drive and display the contents of the folders and subfolders you use to organize your files on your hard drive. The Finder is always running in the background (its icon on the dock will always have […]

A rule is a set of criteria and automatic actions that will be applied to new messages as they arrive in your mailbox. Your email program will first check to see if a new message meets the conditions you have specified, then it will perform an action such as move it to a folder. Rules […]

Picasa has several features that make it easy to organize the photos and movies in your library. Albums This collection allows you to group and organize your photos into categories. You can think of them as keywords that are used to tag your photos. For example, you can create an album called “Flowers” to group […]

Windows Explorer is the file management application in Windows. Windows Explorer can be used to navigate your hard drive and display the contents of the folders and subfolders you use to organize your files on your hard drive. Windows Explorer is automatically launched any time you open a folder in Windows XP. You can also […]

Every file you create on Windows must have a file name. The file name uniquely identifies the file so you can find it when you browse the contents of your hard drive. Windows XP gives you a lot of flexibility for naming your files. Your file names can be up to 255 characters in length […]

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