Mac OS X tutorials?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chairguru22, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. chairguru22 macrumors 6502a

    May 31, 2006
    are there any good online tutorials and guides on the features of Mac OS X that you guys recommend? what about books?
  2. Benjamin macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2003
    Portland, OR
  3. chairguru22 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 31, 2006
    well i have a couple questions i couldnt find answers to...
    is there a way to switch the close/minimize/maximize to the right side?
    is there a way to delete text forward (like the delete button on windows (not like the backspace button))?
    is there a way to have an app quit when you click the close button instead of hiding?
    thanks, chaiguru22
  4. sahnert macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2003
    1. not built in. there might be a hack or something out there...
    2. on a notebook, fn+delete has this effect
    3. some apps do behave this way (iphoto, garageband, etc.) for others, I think the answer is "no" - i've gotten used to using command(apple)+w to close a window and command+q to quit a program
  5. chairguru22 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 31, 2006
    1. i can live with using my right brain...
    2. i could get used to fn+delete
    3. this is gonna be a pain since i find myself having to close windows then quit apps because they didnt quit
  6. SLJ macrumors regular


    Jul 23, 2003
    how do you change the desktop icons? And I seen ppl having a desktop theme, is there a app which can define our own theme, many thank?
  7. pilotError macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2006
    Long Island

    I have to say, as a recent switcher, there should have been a small highlites manual (even downloadable) that goes over the basics to some of the more advanced features of the desktop. The real difference seems to be in the use of a keyboard for navigation for a large majority of things, whereas in the windows world, just about everything can be done from a mouse.

    No big deal, but certainly something to get used to. There's a lot involved with the desktop interface that I'll probably never discover because of the fact that I don't actually work with a Mac at work and nobody I know uses one.

    Hopefully someone here will come up with a sticky "FAQ newbie guide" that talks about the good stuff on the desktop. I'd certainly like the next OS version be more mouse centric (mainly right click support), as it seems thats whats really lacking from a switchers point of view.

    Thanks for the links and the resources BTW...

  8. prophet621 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2005

    When I first got my ibook last year this drove me insane. When I closed it I wanted it to quit, not just close the window. Now I'm in the habit of hitting apple+q to fully quit the app.

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