Dock and Launchpad
How do you navigate your Mac? How do you find the applications that you need, when you need them? This article will discuss two options available to you for find those apps.
The first thing you need to understand is the difference between the application and it's alias,(shortcut/icons). Both Windows and Macintosh use aliases or shortcuts to help you access applications. These are just simple programs that point your computer to the actual applications. Items found on the dock or desktop are just that aliases. They can be deleted, moved, or organized and they will not hurt the actual program.
So, the dock is just a place to organize those aliases in one neat place. The dock doesn't hold aliases for all the applications on the computer. Most of the time it only holds a select few. You can add your own to the dock or remove some if you would like. The only way to really see all the applications installed on your computer is to access the hard drive and look in the applications folder.
Another easy to use tool is the launchpad. The icon for it is the little rocket ship located on the dock. The launchpad gives you a quick easy way to see most of the applications on your computer. You can also organize your applications into folders in your launchpad. It is really setup similar to the folders and organization style of an iOS device.
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