Example: "You can use the Finder to open windows and browse through folders in Mac OS X."

The Finder serves as the primary graphical user interface (GUI) for Macintosh computers. It includes the desktop, icons, a menu bar, and the Dock. The Finder allows users to open windows and manage files and folders. While the Finder is technically a Mac OS X application, it automatically loads at startup and is always running.

Updated: December 9, 2009

Definition from the PC Glossary