Just Made the Switch!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by aznspyder, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. aznspyder macrumors member

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    Hey everybody!

    I just switched from a PC to a Mac and I have to say that this really rocks. Macs are so much cooler and are really slick.

    I just got the new iBook G4 12.1" and I think I'll never go back to a PC. Just wondering, are there any cool little toys that you guys can point out that our worth messing around with? So far, all I've done is mess around with iPhoto, iCal, surf the net with Safari, and downloaded widgets.

    I'm looking forward to becoming a regular poster on the forum.

    :D :D
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Welcome aznspyder. There are way too many great things about OSX to list here. One of the best part about Macs is the fact that it's intuitive so you can find out cool stuff easily and often. :)
     
  3. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome to the Mac community, you're definitely sure to love it here :) Make sure to take a long look at your system preferences, little things like changing the alert sound and the highlight color can make your iBook feel much more personalized.

    As for more fun tools to use, there are a bunch of downloads available at Apple.com Downloads. I would recommend that you set up a gmail account and get some use out of Apple Mail as well.
     
  4. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Welcome!

    Try pressing CMD (Apple Key)+Control+Option+8. I'm not going to tell you what it does, but don't worry; it won't do anything harmful.
     
  5. aznspyder thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks

    Wow!

    You replied much quickly than I thought. I guess I know where to go if I have questions :p

    I'm having fun browsing the software section of the Apple website right now and will download a game demo or two to see how the graphics on this baby is.
     
  6. J|D macrumors member

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    Macs are indeed something special, I switched a few months ago and have'nt looked back.

    Try the good ol' "holding Shift while minimising/maximising windows and widgets, accessing dashboard and expose."

    This is my personal favourite - watch any movie in Quicktime and minimise/maximise it while holding shift, looks soooo cool! Shows off the graphical power of Mac OS X nicely.

    There may be more but I can't remember at the moment, just experiment and have fun!
     
  7. aznspyder thread starter macrumors member

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    Heh

    It's kinda funny. I feel like a kid in a candy store when I play around with this iBook. Any of you had this feeling when you got your first Mac?

    That's actually a good idea, I should go to the Apple store tomorrow after work and see if there are any goodies there. :D :D :D
     
  8. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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    lol, it didnt do nething on my pb?
    :confused:
     
  9. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Hmm. Were you using the number pad or the normal numbers? (Not sure what else to call them :p) It doesn't work when I use the number pad, either. Also, what OS are you running?
     
  10. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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    i'm running tiger, and i'm using the regular numebers.. u kno not numluck.. just the keys below the screen britness,volume, f1 and all keys.

    edit: tried it agian, haha it worekd, i dont think i pressed option last time or smthn.. wow, thas pretty cool and intense..lol
     
  11. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    :D Yeah, it's pretty crazy, but VERY cool.
     
  12. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    Come on guys what does it do? I'm expecting my 15"PB later today.
     
  13. J|D macrumors member

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    Its supposed to help the partially sighted (you'll see what I mean), while at the same time looking way cool!

    Let us know when it arrives!
    :D
     
  14. EGT macrumors 68000

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    VersionTracker for all your Mac OS X software needs. Freeware and payware.

    :cool:
     
  15. Skareb macrumors member

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    It's not bad here, there is the odd fanatic (though most have been banned) and the odd out spoken PC guy (again most have been banned.) There's plety of useful information in and around the place. enjoy

    Jordan
     
  16. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    Will do. Come on TNT you are so SLOOOOOOOOOWW. Really need my PB NOW!!!
     
  17. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I spent a whole day with it once, just for kicks.




    I should probably get out more... :(
     
  18. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    One of the first bits of freeware you should download if you use Safari is PithHelmet which will get rid of all the adverts that appear on web pages. Way cool.
     
  19. J|D macrumors member

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    Granted, it does look very cool, but, ironically, I can't have it like that for more than 5 minutes as it starts making my eyes ache! :p
     
  20. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That's exactly why I spent the day on it. Just to see (excuse the pun) if it was possible. I definitely prefer the way it normally looks though. :D
     
  21. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    Welcome to the forums,
    and congrats on your new iBook.
    I didn't see the specs on your iBook but the best investment you can make in addition to the iBook is plenty of memory as OS X loves to eat memory.

    Enjoy :D
     
  22. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Welcome to the Mac and the forum. Hope that you will be a regular. Yes, it is very exciting getting a new Mac.

    Going to the Apple Store is also like visiting a candy store. A lot of goodies to play with.
     
  23. Zoowatch macrumors 6502

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    great...

    and we have another Mac user... welcome :)

    make sure that u visit Macrumors from time to time for the latest news and rumors...

    of course... if u have problems... sometime it's better to get answers here than from Apple phone support
     
  24. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    What's the option key?
     
  25. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    ALT
     

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