It finally happen.....question though??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by prp134, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. prp134 macrumors regular

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    Im the new owner of my first new Mac, A black Macbook. So like all new things, there will be some adjusting.

    two questions

    1. In my old pc, i have a mouse with a scroll ball? in the middle of it. In which then I click on the website and can scroll down the page with just scrolling the little ball. Can I do this with an apple mouse? or even in a mac os?

    2. Copy and paste, will I be able to do it as I have always done it in a pc?
     
  2. Nick9597 macrumors member

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    Well I'll try to answer your questions as best as possible. If you want to use your current mouse with your macbook that is a possibility (if its bluetooth or usb). Now if you want to buy a new apple mouse, it has a scroll wheel on it, however it is very different from a standard mouse. It takes some getting used to but it is very nice.
    Copying and pasting is just as easy on a mac as on a PC. As far as being able to do it the same way, it just depends how you did it on the pc. On a mac you can right click if you have the correct mouse.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    You can also use two fingers on the touch pad to scroll :)
     
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    and it is so easy and efficient as well! I love two finger scrolling. I always get caught out on a PC or older Mac with it, and the curser goes flying everywhere :D
     
  5. superleccy macrumors 6502a

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    Basically yes. Cut: :apple:X, Copy: :apple:C Copy: :apple:V.

    It's a bit annoying if you're switching from Windows because the :apple: key is placed in a different position to the Windows Ctrl key. You get used to it - until you have to switch back to PC... grrr!

    Also with right mouse-clicks (or ctrl-clicks) or the edit menu.

    However, in the finder Copy, Cut and Paste don't work quite the same way as in Windows Explorer... but as soon as you've discovered spring-loaded folders you won't be too bothered about that.

    SL
     
  6. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

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    Using the Apple mighty Mouse you can also scroll in any direction. Not just up and down and believe it or not it has 4 programmable buttons too. :)

    Best mouse ever! :D
     
  7. Palad1 macrumors 6502a

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    Congratulations, you're in for a nice ride!

    I think most ex switchers recall their first weeks with their first Mac with fond memories...

    On switching : You're using another user interface that has its own philosophy, which basically boils down to : everything you see, you can interact with. So just a tip : think drag/drop.

    You'll hardly need context menus (right click) or accessing the menubar on top, most functionalities are available through drag/drop, :apple: + drag /drop , option + drag/drop, shift drag/drop.

    Have fun!
     

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