Finally Got a Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jplg842, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. jplg842 macrumors regular

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    Hay guys. finally i switched!!! bought a macbook 2.0GHz white with 1GB memory. Its great i love it, but im having some hard times with the software, but its ok considering that its my first time to use a mac!
    i have a question. how long does a normal starting take on my macbook? and how do i clean up (windows: system tools, disk cleanup)?
    and how can i delete the extra fonts?
    And finally, how can i change my account name? and put a password? and can i put a password when the screen saver turns on?

    Sorry caz its long!

    Thanks
     
  2. thedude110 macrumors 68020

    thedude110

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    Can't help with system cleanup tools (don't use any on my PowerBook), but you can manage the fonts on your Mac via the application "Font Book."

    To set a login password, check "Disable Automatic Login" under Security in System Preferences (the app with the lightswitch icon). You can set a wake from sleep/screen saver password here as well.

    Hope you enjoy your new machine.
     
  3. zephead macrumors 68000

    zephead

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    Normal starting time shouldn't be more than a minute. And for "cleaning up", there's Disk Utility in the Utilities folder for verifying/repairing disks and permissions, and Onyx, which you shouldn't mess around TOO much with until you learn a little more about it and OS X, seeing as how you're new to using a Mac. I also recommend smcFanControl if you think your 'Book is a bit too hot on your lap.
     
  4. MadDoc macrumors 6502

    MadDoc

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    Don't worry about 'cleaning up' your Mac.

    This isn't windows ;)

    Welcome to a better computing experience.

    MadDoc,
     
  5. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

    mgargan1

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    how long does it take for your machine to boot up? Also, what do you mean by "clean up"?
     

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