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CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 9:47 AM

Notice the 'Light hearted chat'.........

Thought it may be useful to pass on tips for newbie Mac users.

For example....the first time you turn it on and have to follow the onscreen instructions it asks for your e-mail address...don't do what I did and spend 10 mins looking for the '@' symbol on the keyboard ..its moved.

Its on the number 2 key......

Last Modified By CathyT at 6 Jan 2012 - 9:48 AM
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MrGoatsmilk
6 Jan 2012 - 9:53 AM

Always wear clothes underneath otherwise you may get mistaken for a flasher in high winds

sherlob
sherlob e2 Member 82324 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom125 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 9:57 AM

When changing system settings - don't bother to look for an "apply" or "ok" button to make the change active. It's active already.

sherlob
sherlob e2 Member 82324 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom125 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 9:58 AM

Stuart's talking from personal experience again! Wink

Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 9:58 AM

Also don't do what Cathy did and spend the first fifteen minutes talking to herself on what she optimistically called the Apple Self Skype facility which she only then later realised was her reflection in the glossy screen.

CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 10:00 AM

Its my inner budgie......

CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 10:03 AM

Also......turn ON the flipping firewall.

System Preferences >Security and privacy > Firewall...unlock the lock and turn on> on the Advanced tab click Automatically allow signed software and Enable Stealth Mode....lock.

MrGoatsmilk
6 Jan 2012 - 10:03 AM


Quote: Stuart's talking from personal experience again! Wink

It was never proven Smile

JJGEE
JJGEE  96303 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 10:04 AM

It does not have drive letters.

e.g.

C
H
Y

etc.

Last Modified By JJGEE at 6 Jan 2012 - 10:04 AM
Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 10:13 AM

⌘ Cmd replaces Ctrl, Option instead of Alt and on the Mac, the backspace key is called Delete. The Delete key deletes from right to left, just like the backspace key.
The keyboard tends to respond a little faster if you wear a black turtle-neck jumper.

joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 10:18 AM

Unlike with Windows, on the Mac most applications stay open even if you close the last open window. If you want to close the application, type Cmd-Q.

It's spelt Mac, not MAC. Smile

Last Modified By joolsb at 6 Jan 2012 - 10:20 AM
robthecamman
6 Jan 2012 - 10:21 AM

install free sophos just to be doubly safe

sherlob
sherlob e2 Member 82324 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom125 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 10:22 AM


Quote: ⌘ Cmd replaces Ctrl, Option instead of Alt and on the Mac

That buggers me up still - especially as the Mac keyboard does have a Ctrl key too. I use a lot of keyboard shortcuts and it's a hard habit to break. Especially as I also run windows on the Mac (I'm sorry bt I have to)

On a similar vein: Press Fn and Delete to delete left to right (just like the delete key on a windows machine)

Last Modified By sherlob at 6 Jan 2012 - 10:23 AM
CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 11:46 AM

You can set your iTunes music as your screen saver.

Apple>System Preference>Desktop and screen saver> Screen Saver> iTunes artwork..........when the screen saver is being used to cancel it tap the space bar.

CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 11:56 AM

You can add your signature to your PDF documents.

Open PDF> click Annotaions Tool bar> Signature>Create Signature from Face Time Camera........write your signature on paper, hold it up level to the camera and it will take a snapshot ......to add your signature to the PDF just click and drag to enlarge and its done.

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