A Few Questions from a Friend

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chameeeleon, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. chameeeleon macrumors 6502

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    I just helped my switcher friend set up her new 15" Powerbook (which looks amazing, I was very envious). The switch mostly went over without a hitch (thank God for my iPod - I don't think it could've been any easier, especially with iTunes - I just dragged the "iTunes" folder from "My Music" in Windows XP onto my 'Pod and then into the "Music" folder in Mac OSX and boom - all playlists, play counts!). I was also incredibly impressed with how well the Airport card worked - no set-up, no confusingness, just opened Safari and it was already going. And (thankfully) we were dead/stuck pixel free.

    That being said, she did have a few questions (she's a little intimidated by these forums, doesn't want to be seen as a "Mac Geek", even though I know she'll totally become one):
    1. It seems the red close "traffic light" button/widget at the top of windows doesn't actually close them, just hides the window, yet if you click on their icon in the dock, they're still open. Besides cmd-q or the App menu -> Quit, is there a way to close the program via this button? Otherwise what's the point in having a minimize button?
    2. Sherlock was a big hit. Do you know of where/if I could score a lyrics or Internet Movie Database channel? Or a Canadianized movie or phonebook channel? Anyone have any other really useful channel suggestions?
    3. How stable is Poisoned, since it hasn't reached 1.0 yet? She's wary to install any more "beta" programs, but has anyone actually had huge issues with it?
    4. Any fun games (Minesweeper, Space Invaders, Snake) that you can suggest? I found a lot on VersionTracker, but have you tried out any of them?

    I think that's it, I'll post any others as they arrive. For the record, I haven't switched to a Mac yet (holding off to see if iMac G5s make an appearance at WWDC) but have spent quite some time using Macs in Apple Stores and reading up on them.
     
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    1. In some applications that button closes the program and in some it does not. In those that it does not close the program, the difference between it and the minimize button is that using the minimize button won't lose unsaved data in that window.

    2. Sherlock was a big hit? not really.. some people use it a lot though. There are additional channels, but honestly i dont really know where to find them all

    3. Poisoned doesn't find as many files as things like Kazaa, but it is without spyware and extremely stable and functional.

    4. One of my favorite little freeware games for mac is Tux Racer.
     
  3. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    In respoce to question #1, there is a program where you can make the red, yellow and green buttons at the top of the window do what ever you want; though a program called WindowShade X. $10 shareware though... :( :mad:
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Poisoned is good. Its much better than acqlite, which I've also used. I haven't tried any of the others.

    And try downloading a Tetris game called Quinn. I believe that's the name. Anyway, if she's into Tetris, its a pretty decent version, except it doesn't come with in-game music, but there's always iTunes to fix that problem. :)
     
  5. chameeeleon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Another thing: I remembered a really good topic on here with lots of screenshots of how to set up a Mac/PC network or printer sharing. I searched but couldn't find, can anyone give me a link?
     

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