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Diatribe
Nov 21, 2005, 10:17 AM
As you might know, I've been busy reorganizing the Mac Beginner's Guide and have been adding a lot of new stuff. It's almost finished now from the content pov but there still are a lot of empty links, especially to a lot of guides.
I'm going to tackle some of them in the next 1-2 weeks but I cannot do them all. I'd appreciate it a lot if there'd be some people willing to help with those guides and fill in the holes of the empty links.
You can see the missing ones in red: Mac Beginner's Guide (http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_Beginner%27s_Guide#Keyboard_Shortcuts)

Thanks for all who have helped with the guide and those willing to help more. :)

mainstreetmark
Nov 21, 2005, 12:54 PM
Heh - Let me introduce you to the "Preview" button. :)

fayans
Nov 21, 2005, 12:58 PM
Nice work, Diatribe. It surely helps the beginners a lot with all those info. Thumbs-up. ;)

Diatribe
Nov 21, 2005, 01:00 PM
Heh - Let me introduce you to the "Preview" button. :)

Huh? :confused:




Nice work, Diatribe. It surely helps the beginners a lot with all those info. Thumbs-up. ;)

Thank you :)

fayans
Nov 21, 2005, 01:17 PM
Heh - Let me introduce you to the "Preview" button. :)
Is "Preview" button =2 "Guides"? :D :rolleyes:

Artful Dodger
Nov 21, 2005, 02:22 PM
That looks great, this will be very nice for people to read/learn from as a big thanks is in order ;) :D

Diatribe
Nov 25, 2005, 12:01 PM
That looks great, this will be very nice for people to read/learn from as a big thanks is in order ;) :D

Thank you. I am still working on the guides that I linked to and if I have to do them all by myself it will take a while but it should help a lot of people already as it is. :)

arn
Dec 8, 2005, 09:12 PM
Hmm.. diatribe, you mind if I move the "This article is based on forum post" off or perhaps at the bottom of the guide?

I don't like that template in general... find it very distracting.

arn

Diatribe
Dec 8, 2005, 09:20 PM
No I don't mind if you move it. Not at all. :)

Diatribe
Dec 8, 2005, 10:08 PM
I said "move" not "remove"... :D :p

HexMonkey
Dec 8, 2005, 10:55 PM
I don't like that template in general... find it very distracting.

Is it the idea behind the template that you don't like, or just its appearance/prominence?

If it's the latter, it does appear to stand out a bit. Moving it to the bottom of articles sounds like a good idea, other than that are there any changes to the template itself that you'd suggest? Do you prefer the original version (without the colours or logo)?

arn
Dec 9, 2005, 06:19 AM
Is it the idea behind the template that you don't like, or just its appearance/prominence?

If it's the latter, it does appear to stand out a bit. Moving it to the bottom of articles sounds like a good idea, other than that are there any changes to the template itself that you'd suggest? Do you prefer the original version (without the colours or logo)?

;) I added it back to the bottom.

I think it's distracting at the top... and ends up bringing too much attention to an old version of the page. I think the logo-less version might be better, to give credit but also let you read past it more easily.

arn

arn
Dec 9, 2005, 06:22 AM
I changed the template back to the simpler one and added it back to the top of the beginner's article.

thoughts?

arn

Diatribe
Dec 9, 2005, 08:58 AM
Looks good to me. It's unobstrusive enough to not draw too much attention to the old post. I like it.

Btw, to avoid just that confusion I already had edited my old post to reflect that the thread is basically dead.

HexMonkey
Dec 9, 2005, 01:31 PM
I agree, it looks good. Much more discreet while maintaining its original purpose.

mainstreetmark
Dec 12, 2005, 06:13 PM
Huh? :confused:


The day you were working on it showed something like 15 sequential changes to that article. I assumed you were making a change, saving it, reviewing it, then editing it again, versus just previewing it.

Diatribe
Dec 12, 2005, 06:24 PM
The day you were working on it showed something like 15 sequential changes to that article. I assumed you were making a change, saving it, reviewing it, then editing it again, versus just previewing it.

Yeah, the thing was that I was at work that day on a ****** Windows PC. Since I had some time in between meetings and didn't want it to be lost due to a crash, I edited in spurts. Some of these were screw-ups though, you're right.

whiteangel777
May 11, 2007, 06:08 AM
hello,

would it be possible to make a pdf from all these guides? I`m not able to be online all the time. downloading all these things would make it easier for some.

whiteangel

PS: the idea and the hole guide is a realy great. thx.

Eraserhead
May 13, 2007, 04:59 AM
Yes go to File==>Print==>Save as PDF on your Mac.

whiteangel777
May 14, 2007, 05:34 AM
hm.. could have been my own idea... ;) thx.

poushag
Nov 20, 2007, 10:34 PM
I will try to help as soon as I get credit for my 5th posting. I would really like to see a guide helping folks who have switched from PC. I think my biggest pet peeve is still the home/end key behavior. I am hoping under Leopard that I can finally get all the apps to cooperate with DoubleCommand reconfiguring home/end to be line home/end instead of document home/end. (I think possibly the carbon apps lingering under Tiger are not compatible with it.)

BioCore
Dec 13, 2007, 07:39 PM
I really like this guide! Since I am new to the Mac world, it really helped me out a lot in understanding how some things work and getting to know some shortcuts (I love using keyboard shortcuts a lot!). Thanks a lot Diatribe!:D

Jules22
Dec 26, 2007, 09:33 PM
K i am having so much trouble figuring out how to use this mac rumors site, and i have a question that i would love to have addressed. I just got a new ipod nano (the one that plays movies). I previously owned the first version of ipod nano and now trying to start-up my new ipod I get stuck in the terms and agreemant page in itunes and for some reason even though i click that i agree with the terms and conditions it will not go on to the other page to register my new ipod. can u please tell me if this is because i still have my old ipods itunes on the computer, or if my page in itunes is just not showing me all i need to see for registering? PLEASE someone help i have had my ipod for 2 days and cannot get any tunes on to it. u can email me at shag_jewels@hotmail.com. thanks in advance!

colercoaster
Jan 10, 2008, 08:36 PM
This guide has helped out a bunch. Thank you so very much for taking the time and putting it together. I'm a recent convert from the world of Gates, glad to be no longer fenced in :)

Once again, thank you.

madcat2
Jan 20, 2008, 12:40 AM
I am brand new to iMac and am swimming through mounds of new information. I'd like to stream Sirius Radio, and I am told by its site that I need to attach "application/x-mplayer2" Does anyone know how to do this?:confused: If I'm not in the right thread, maybe someone could direct me. Thanks.

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Mar 7, 2008, 09:05 AM
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dan the mac
Mar 7, 2008, 11:12 AM
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Mar 15, 2008, 01:17 AM
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christinafanjin
Mar 15, 2008, 01:18 AM
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macla
Mar 20, 2008, 12:12 PM
As you might know, I've been busy reorganizing the Mac Beginner's Guide and have been adding a lot of new stuff. It's almost finished now from the content pov but there still are a lot of empty links, especially to a lot of guides.
I'm going to tackle some of them in the next 1-2 weeks but I cannot do them all. I'd appreciate it a lot if there'd be some people willing to help with those guides and fill in the holes of the empty links.
You can see the missing ones in red: Mac Beginner's Guide (http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_Beginner%27s_Guide#Keyboard_Shortcuts)

Thanks for all who have helped with the guide and those willing to help more. :)


great, that definitely helpful to newbie like me. :)

Pukey
Mar 21, 2008, 01:48 AM
First, thanks for the Beginner's Guide and for this thread Diatribe.
So, this is the best place I can think of to post this question before I start a new thread. My situation is I just ordered an new 17" Penryn MBP High-Res matte. My question (which I'm pretty sure I've seen a thread about before, but can't seem to find it) is what are all the things I need to check to make sure my computer is in proper order before the 14 day return period is up?
And thanks!

EDIT: The thermal paste (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=316736&highlight=new+mbp+check) issue is one I'm pretty concerned about especially considering I'm not particularly tech-minded and would be very afraid to take apart my computer.

Diatribe
Mar 21, 2008, 10:21 AM
Your best bet is to open a new thread if you want more opinions but in any case the only thing I always check is for dead pixels. The rest is not necessary IMO.
The new Penryns don't get that hot anyway so you'll be ok.

Pukey
Mar 21, 2008, 11:03 PM
Thanks Diatribe. I might consider starting a thread after doing a little more searching. I've heard the Penryn MBPs are supposed to run cooler. However on this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=316736) thread I notice particularly in posts 218 and 220:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=5192334&postcount=218
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=5193260&postcount=220
that even the Penryns seem to run hot albeit cooler than the Meroms apparently. On the other hand I'm not sure what arbitrary/ideal temp the people on that thread are expecting their MBP to run at.