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Some nondocument windows put proxy icons to other clever uses. Internet Explorer, for example, uses an @-shaped proxy icon in the titlebar of web pages. Dragging it is equivalent to dragging the page's URL string, letting you quickly paste it into an email message or drop it on the Desktop as a "Web Internet Location" document. , it contains unsaved changes), the proxy icon is grayed out and untouchable. Saving the document returns it to its opaque and interactive state. 3 Toolbars Some applications assign a toolbar to its windows, giving you quick access to various commands.

Selecting any file or application opens it, just as if it had been double-clicked from within the Finder. Figure 1-26. Accessing your Home folder from the Dock 54 Part I: Lay of the Land Part I: Lay of the Land 55 You can follow these basic steps to add other folders to your Dock, depending on which ones you need access to more often. 4 Minimized Windows There are a number of ways to minimize a window, including: • Clicking the yellow Minimize button in a window's titlebar • Selecting WindowMinimize • With the -M keyboard shortcut, which most native Mac OS X applications offer When a window is minimized, a miniaturized version of the window is placed in the Dock immediately to the left of the Trash icon, as shown earlier in Figure 1-22.

This is particularly handy because it's often the application you're working in that gets a brain freeze. Be careful with these options, because neither questions you before the application is forced to quit. Any unsaved changes will be lost. 2 Force-quitting the Finder Unlike applications, you cannot force-quit the Finder by Control-clicking on its icon in the Dock. You can only restart the Finder. When you select the Finder in the Force Quit Applications window, the Force Quit button changes to Relaunch as shown in Figure 1-15; click that button to restart the Finder.

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