differences betweeen G4 imac and G4 powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by faithfulFrank, Aug 5, 2007.

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    Hello all. I have a dumb question....
    I just bought a used but nice 12" G4 powerbook. I am used to my 5 year old G4 lamp style imac, with a regular keyboard and two button mouse with clickwheel.

    I know SOME of the shortcut key commands, but not many. I found the helpful shortcut page shown above..THANK YOU!! But with my imac, I can right click on a word that is misspelled and the imac suggests words it thinks I wanted. How do I get my powerbook to do that? Like, how do I "right click" with a powerbook?

    I may end up just buying a bluetooth small mouse, but can anyone help me with the keyboard differences with the powerbook? Also, my imac shows misspelled words automatically....how do I get my powerbook to also do that?

    Thank you.

    Respectfully, Frank D.
     
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    Hold the Ctrl key down when you click to get the right-hand click menu up

    Spelling... click on a text box or open a Mail message, go up to Edit and choose Spelling -> Check Spelling as you type
     
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    Thank you.....that worked. It just doesn't seem to work when typing on forums, but it is now working in mail and in Word.

    OK, I just did the spelling thing while typing in this reply, and it did work.

    Thank you!

    Frank D.
     
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    If it supports your powerbook model, iScroll2 will enable two finger right click on powerbooks, I use it and haven't had any problems.
     

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