Okay, so I just purchased my first Mac two days ago. I have been playing around with it but I have a few days off and Id like to really learn how to use it properly. Ive been a Windows user since I was seven Im 27 now and I learned how to use a Windows machine by trial and error. Sadly, I dont have that much free time anymore. I purchased a few books, like Mountain Lion for dummies and a bunch of ebooks that are specific to one area of the Mac, such as mail. I just have a few questions, and Ive searched online, but I cant seem to find the answer to these questions. 1. In Finder, Id like to have all the files arranged by type and then have it sorted by option (I figured out that you can do this if you hold the option key down) in list view. I then selected view show options and set the options up as I liked. However, I cant seem to be able to find a way to apply my preferences to all folders and subfolders to use these preferences. Is there a way that I can setup how I want all my folders/files to be organized and what columns Id like to be visible? 2. Can I view how wide I want one of the 3. When you install an application, where are the system files for that application? On the PC youd go to program files, is there such a place in the Mac? 4. When I go into Macintosh HD and then any of the subfolder on the top I can select it and move the columns (such as date modified) to fit as much of the screen as Id like. I can also click the columns and have it sort my name in ascending or descending order. But as soon as I go into my user folder, it doesnt allow me to modify any of the columns. 5. When I go into Macintosh HD > Library > Screensaver, I cant see any of the screensavers in the file. But, when I got to Macintosh HD > System > Library > Screensaver it shows all of my screensavers. Why is that and what is the main difference between going to library as opposed to going to system and then library? Sorry for all these questions and thank you in advance. Id also really appreciate it if you guys could recommend any books or videos that I can purchase to help make this transition smoother.