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    I Just Bought a MAC --- Any Tips?

    I bought my first ever Mac on Saturday. A 13 inch MacBook Pro. It's fun so far but I'm finding that there is a significant learning curve. Let me ask you all this. Are there any features on this baby that you can all tip me off to right away so it doesn't take me a year to get the most out of this machine? Any tips on the transition?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: I Just Bought a MAC --- Any Tips?

    Here's a tip....take it back.

    Just kidding.



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    Re: I Just Bought a MAC --- Any Tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Here's a tip....take it back.

    Just kidding.
    haha


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    Re: I Just Bought a MAC --- Any Tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Here's a tip....take it back.

    Just kidding.
    haha, beat me to it. also, apparently it can be used as a boat anchor.



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    Re: I Just Bought a MAC --- Any Tips?

    Bought my first one in June, certainly enjoying it a lot. I've found it to be much easier to use and less of a learning curve than I anticipated.

    I guess I'd need to know what specifically you are wanting to know before giving any tips.



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    Re: I Just Bought a MAC --- Any Tips?

    Learn to use your finder.

    Get a right-click mouse, don't use the option+click method.

    Enjoy the OS stability and absence of viruses.



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    Re: I Just Bought a MAC --- Any Tips?

    Oh, if you're looking at getting a mouse to use with it (this would go for PCs too), I highly recommend the Logitech bluetooth mouse. Great on batteries and works very well.

    Amazon.com: Logitech V470 Bluetooth Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks (White): Electronics



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    Re: I Just Bought a MAC --- Any Tips?

    Finder on Mac works about 20X faster than PC's... don't get scared now!


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    Re: I Just Bought a MAC --- Any Tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by cychhosis View Post
    Finder on Mac works about 20X faster than PC's... don't get scared now!
    not true.



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    Re: I Just Bought a MAC --- Any Tips?

    I have used a mac for years, what exactly do you want to know?



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    Re: I Just Bought a MAC --- Any Tips?

    PC users (and I still use one every single day), he's asking for tips on using his Mac. Not looking for your drive-by comments.



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    Re: I Just Bought a MAC --- Any Tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by helechopper View Post
    Learn to use your finder.

    Get a right-click mouse, don't use the option+click method.

    Enjoy the OS stability and absence of viruses.
    You don't need one with the new trackpads. Two-finger right-click.


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    Re: I Just Bought a MAC --- Any Tips?

    Learn to love two-finger scrolling. Subtle, but biggest thing you'll notice when you use someone else's PC. Learn the touch pad's capabilities. Four finger Expose, Three finger forward/back. It's the little things that will make it more enjoyable.

    Also: standardized keyboard shortcuts, like cmd-Q for Quit, cmd-W for close window, cmd-, for preferences.


    Green hills for thy throne, and for crown a golden melody/Ringing in the hearts of all who bring thee love and loyalty/Dear Alma Mater, make our spirits great
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    Re: I Just Bought a MAC --- Any Tips?

    I get fries with mine and several packets of ketchup.



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    Re: I Just Bought a MAC --- Any Tips?

    format the hard drive and install ubuntu, seriously..


    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sw...ntu/FromMacOSX



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