Just got my new 24" iMac HELP!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by levitynyc, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. levitynyc macrumors 65816

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    This this is awesome!!! I maxed it out with 256 Video card and 3GB of RAM.

    I've never owned mac and to put it simple....I AM LOST!

    HERE ARE a few things I want to do immediately and cant figure out....I want to increase the mouse speed and to find out how much HD Space I have left.

    How do i do either?
     
  2. levitynyc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok I figured out the mouse thing....wow that was driving me crazy
     
  3. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Well, for one welcome to the Mac world.


    Isn't it nice?


    As you know, Safari is internet.

    If you press F12 it opens dashboard.

    F9 is expose.

    You can play music with iTunes and chat with iChat.


    You can waste hours of your life away with photobooth...

    Put some family pictures in iPhoto.
    Make a home movie with your DV camera and iMovie.

    Try pressing shift and minimizing a window or opening dashboard.

    Macs are fun and easy!

    Give your iMac 3 days.
    OS X is amazing.
     
  4. cecildk9999 macrumors regular

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    Available HD space should appear on the bottom of the window when you open the HD icon off the desktop
     
  5. levitynyc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is very exciting though...Once these software updates finish I will explore more....any other quick tips
     
  6. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    Push these four keys at the same time: command key + option + ctrl + 8

    This is fun. The command key is the apple key. Push these same for keys to get back.

    Enjoy your Mac it's a lot of fun.

    Nuc
     
  7. levitynyc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    AHHHH :)
     
  8. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    To show how much space you have on your HD: CTRL-click or right-click on the desktop and select 'Show View Options' and tick the 'Show item info' button.

    Also try holding CTRL and scrolling up and down with the mouse scroll wheel!
     
  9. levitynyc thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am amazed on how quiet this machine is. I have been listening to my PC fan hum for years.....ITS EERIE IN HERE!!!
     
  10. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Pop in a CD and listen to iTunes.


    (plus its fun to watch my iMac suck it in):D
     
  11. whawhat macrumors 6502

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    mouse: go to the apple icon and select sytem preferences = all the goodies are in there

    for hard drive space, go to applications, utilties, then click sytem profiler

    enjoy!
     
  12. playm0de macrumors member

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    amazing.
     
  13. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    Try minimising something (I've heard running movies work great) (minimise is the orange button at the top left of a window) while holding down the shift key. Couldn't believe it when I randomly stumbled apon it one day...
    :D
     
  14. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    for probably more info than you wanted to know about the HD, goto : Applications -> Utilities -> Disk Utility.
     
  15. simontarr macrumors 6502

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    I like the orange Apple logo when you invert the colours :D

    I didnt know about minimising while holding shift- thats cool!

    I've been a switcher for around 2 months now and I'm still learning cool stuff.
     
  16. islandman macrumors 6502

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    I bought a book called Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual because I was a PC user for 16 years before switching to a MacBook Pro recently. It's a great book, and I highly recommend it to people who are new to Macs (and have a PC background).
     

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