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Understanding the Menu Bar    
The thin white bar at the top of your computer is the Menu bar. On the far left you will always have the Apple Menu no matter which application you are in. The Apple Menu has many important features for controlling your Mac. We will get into each of these later. Next you have File, Edit, View, Go, Window and Help. These are the basic menus of the Finder. The menus listed at the top will change depending on which application you have open. For example, if you open Safari, you will see that the menu bar has changed to Safari. Now the File, Edit, View, History, Window and Help menus all pertain to the application Safari. By clicking on each menu, a sub menu will appear with more menu choices for that application. If you are switching between applications, or to the finder, it’s important to pay attention to the menu bar as an indicator of what application you are in.
 
 
         
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