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Mac OS X has been rewritten from the ground up, and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features highlights all of the most important and user-relevant aspects of this release. Experienced instructor and lifelong Mac user Garrick Chow introduces current Mac users to the improvements in the latest OS. While not a complete overhaul of the operating system, this update does address a fair number of internal systems and external user features. Garrick explores all of these updates, including enhancements to the Finder and the Dock and a completely revamped QuickTime player. He shows the wealth of improvements to built-in applications like Safari, Preview, iChat, and Mail, and explains the updated 64-bit support within Snow Leopard.
If you are like most people you have probably at one time or another accidentally dragged a file to your Mac's Trash or even placed a file there deliberately, but then changed your mind. In Snow Leopard, it's super easy to return a Trash file back to its previous location without having to navigate through a series of folders. For example, I am going to go into my Documents folder and I will create a New Folder in there. Just move that over. And I am going to call this 'correspondence.' And inside there I will create another New Folder and I will call that 'personal letters.' Now let's go to TextEdit and I will start typing a letter: "Dear Abby," that's a good start.
I will choose File > Save. I am going to save that into that personal letters folder. I will just call it 'abby,' and we'll close that. Okay, and there it is. Now let's say I have decided I am not going to write this letter after all, so I will just drag it to the Trash. And there it is sitting in the Trash. Let's go ahead and close all of our windows. Now in previous versions of the Mac OS as long as you didn't empty the Trash, you could always retrieve files by simply dragging them out.
So if I change my mind about deleting this letter, I just need to drag it out to, say, my Desktop and then I could move it back into that personal letters folder. But Snow Leopard makes it easy to return the letter to the folder it was sitting in before I trashed it. With the file selected, I just choose File > Put Back. And if I go look in that Documents/correspondence/personal letters folder again, there is the file sitting safe and sound. And if you are into keyboard commands, you probably know the keyboard command to send an item to the Trash is Command+Delete.
And again, you can see it's sitting in there in the Trash. Conveniently, the keyboard command to put a file back is also Command+Delete. So with that file selected in the Trash, I press Command+Delete and it gets sent back to where it came from.
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