My New Macbook :)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacNIX, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. MacNIX macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    I finally got my MacBook. I love it so far, it is GREAT :eek:

    It has the whine issue, but it is only noticeable while I am charging the batery in absolute silence. I can live with it because every other aspect is fine.

    I have got questions that may not fit into this forum, ignore them in that case please.

    1. Is it important to drain the battery at once in order to calibrate it? I haven't done it yet but I can't use the computer for such a long time at the moment.

    2. How can I get my iPod working with my Mac? It has a lot of songs I put into it from my PC and iTunes doesn't seem to want to deal with them because no iPod icon appears on it.

    3. When I close a window and the program is still running, how can I put the window back if I don't see its menu any more?


    That's all by the moment, thanks for reading :)
     
  2. Shackler macrumors 6502a

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    I dont own a Mac YET and that is the one im lookin to buy so could you PLEASE POST SOME PICS!!
     
  3. hopejr macrumors 6502

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    Congrats on your macbook. They're really nice machines. Now to answer your questions:
    1. It's not a bad idea, though not entirely necessary with the new macbooks.
    2. You should just be able to plug your iPod into your mac, and iTunes will start. It will appear on your desktop too. You can't download songs from your iPod to the mac (well, you may be able to, but with third party software), but it will appear under the iPod in iTunes just like in iTunes on Windows. If it's not appearing on your mac when you plug it in, then there's something wrong.
    3. When a program is running, the icon in the dock has a triangle under it. Just click on the icon and the menu bar for that program will appear.
     
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Have you thought about googling some reviews? http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/macbook.ars

    That one has some nice pics of the macbook, I found it extremely useful when I was looking it up for my purchase. :)
     
  5. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    You can use iPod Rip to move files from you iPod to your macbook. Just make sure you don't make a habit of moving music to 10 different people:D
     
  6. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    iPod Rip is not free, but Senuti is and does a great job, just my 2c :D
     
  7. e12a macrumors 68000

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    1. It isn't necessary to do it right away, but its probably recommended if you want to get accurate readings on remaining battery life.

    2. I dont own an ipod so i cannot answer this question.

    3. Command + Tab (kinda like alt-tab). Brings up a selection screen for the app. That's it. Or you can click on the Dock icon (either the app icon or the minimized window icon)
     
  8. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Rather than closing windows try just hiding the application (Command-H). Then switch using Command-tab.

    Enjoy ;)
     
  9. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    I don't think the others quite understood what you meant by this, but if I read you correctly then what you're looking for is the File->New [...] (or Command-N) command. Do you mean, for example, when you close your last browser window but the program is still running, how do you get another browser window back without quitting and restarting the program? If so, that's your answer.
     
  10. Martin C macrumors 6502a

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    His iPod is formatted for a PC, not a Mac. I would suggest this program for dropping the music from your iPod to your Mac. Once this is done, you can reformat your iPod to the Mac formatting.
     
  11. hopejr macrumors 6502

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    Windows formatted iPods work on Macs. It's the other way that doesn't work. My brother uses his Windows formatted (FAT32) iPod on my iMac and it works the same way as my Mac formatted iPod.

    If you re-format your iPod in Mac format, you won't be able to use it on a PC. I don't recommend that (from experience).
     

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