Finder is a small utility to find files fast. It is a Perl script that searches through a file that contains a snapshot of your root directory tree. Since it doesn't search through your actual directory tree, it is much faster then find, but could be less accurate if the snapshot is not maintained.
system software: Always-running application that organizes the contents of and keeps track of changes to all files on a disk. It creates the desktop; in fact the desktop and Finder are almost synonymous. You use the Finder to find files, to copy and delete them and move them around, and to launch applications.
The "application" which lets you view the Desktop and all your files and folders. The Finder is where you are when no other programs are running.
Part of the system software. It creates the desktop and keeps track of the files on the disk. It also manages documents and application programs when they are in use.
a program which is part of older versions of the Mac operating systems. It manages a Macintosh's desktop and file system, which is the basic means to interact with a Macintosh computer.
The system application that acts as the primary user interface for file-system interaction.
Mac - Where you are when you aren't doing anything and are ready to do the next thing. The Finder lets you access your programs and files, and will find the program to match the document you want to open. Get to the Finder by using the Applications Menu, or by clicking on the Desktop
The application that works with the system software to keep track of files.
The program that creates the Macintosh desktop, equivalent to the Amiga's Workbench. The Finder program has many versions, and should always be run in conjunction with the correct version of the System file.
The Finder is the default open application on a Macintosh, and it's represented by a little, purple, happy face icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen. Most people think of it as the desktop, however, or as the utility that lets you navigate quickly among open programs. When you click on the Finder, you can designate which of your open applications will be the active one.
The Macintosh OS (Operating System). Finder manages the disk and directory windows. In addition, Finder has its own menu bar which is used to perform some standard operations.
System software application that creates and displays the Macintosh Desktop, and allows users to navigate through the various drives, windows and folders that store and display files. The Finder application is stored in the Mac's System Folder.
is the software that you see when you start your computer. It is the interface to the Mac OS. When using the Finder, you can move files, folders, put things in the trash, copy files from or to disks and hard drives.
An Apple Macintosh program that displays the desktop, opens and closes windows, and keeps track of your files and disks.
The part of the Apple Macintosh operating system that provides cute little icons, menus, and windows for copying, moving, and deleting files.
Part of the system software, the finder is the program that creates the Macintosh desktop and keeps track of your files.
An essential component of the Macintosh system software. The Finder provides the interface to the Macintosh. It is the program that is running when you start the Macintosh which allows you to view lists of and manipulate files.
The Finder is the desktop management and file management system. In addition to managing files and disks, the Finder is responsible for managing the Clipboard and Scrapbook and all desktop icons and windows. In order to copy files, move files, etc. the user must interact with the OS through the Finder.
The basic program that generates the Desktop and lets you access and manage files and disks.
1. party allowed to keep something. 2. the Macintosh application responsible for the Mac OS's look-and-feel, including the desktop. See System, System Folder, GUI.
The cornerstone or home-base application in the Mac environment. The finder regulates the file management functions of the Mac (copying, renaming, deleting...)