This post is the first in a series designed to help newcomers to the world of Mac laptops and desktops easily navigate around their device.
With five windows open on your screen, you click madly on each of them trying to find the task you are currently working on. Click—Safari pops up; click again a spreadsheet appears. But is the spreadsheet the old one from Word or the newer one from Pages? There is an easy way to tell!
Look at your top menu. Find the Black Apple. Look to the right. The program that is active on your screen shows up in bold print.
Remembering to take a quick glance at the upper left corner of your screen will keep you on the right track. Hint: if you have too many windows open, just click on the yellow button in the top left hand corner of the files you do not need at the moment.
They will minimize and relocate to your dock (on the right hand side). You can easily call them up when needed by simply clicking on the miniature version of the file in your dock.
Minimized files in my dock
Mail, Pages, Firefox
Download a complete sent of instructions which includes a way to quickly tell which files are open. Click here: Which program open
Tomorrow: What is the difference between the light and dark blue highlighting when I click on a file?