Help with some basic OS functions

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  1. KevRC4130 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi everyone,
    I just got my Powerbook yesterday. I love it so far. However, it is my first Mac, and am having some issues with basic OS functions:

    1) If I have a program, opened from my harddrive, an icon appears on the bottom icon menu. Once I close the program, the icon dissapears. How do I keep the icon on the bottom menu?

    2) How do I change the size/shape of a window? (how you can pull the windows around on Windows by grabbing the edges)

    3) If I find a song or something online, I would normally right click/ save. Since there isn't a right click, how do I save it? (for use in iTunes and whatnot)

    I know I will have more questions, but I'll add them once I come across them. I'll leave this thread as a generic OS question thread.

    Thanks
     
  2. brap macrumors 68000

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    #2
    ctrl+click > 'keep in dock'.
    bottom right hand corner is grabbale and resizes accordingly.
    ctrl+click is the 'other' click option.

    Best of luck, and hope you enjoy your switching experience!
     
  3. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    #3
    You can also just click and drag the item to the desktop, this will work with pictures, etc.
     
  4. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    #4
    For #3, I find that taking the URL and dragging it to your desktop will save it. (It works for images, at least)
     
  5. KevRC4130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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