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Finder

The part of the Macintosh operating system that gives it the Mac "look and feel." It also provides file management (copy, delete, rename files) and control of the desktop icons, windows, Clipboard and Scrapbook as well as the application startup interface. The Finder resides in the System folder. See MultiFinder.



MultiFinder

The part of earlier Macintosh operating systems that allowed multiple programs to be open at the same time and cooperatively multitasked. Its use was optional as many earlier Macs had limited memory. MultiFinder was prevalent in System 6 and became part of Finder in System 7, at which time it lost its identity as a separate element. See Finder.



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