new switcher - help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sk3pt1c, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

    sk3pt1c

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    just got my powerbook 17 two days ago and am starting to get used to it already
    i thought it would be a lot more difficult,turns out it's really easy stuff
    ok,i'm making this thread to ask questions as they come up

    here's one:
    i can't seem to add aps to the dock today
    worked fine yesterday but today it's like it's locked
    can that happen,and if so,how do i unlock it?
    thanks
     
  2. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure you're adding apps, not docs of folders?
    The left hand side of the dock can only have the .app in it, whereas the right side can have folders and docs.

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    You can't lock the dock. I'd go to the activity monitor and quit the "dock" process. It will kill the dock and restart it. Should be fine afterwards.

    Give it a go and report back. Never had that problem before though.
     
  4. mbopy22 macrumors 6502

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    First of all WELCOME TO THE BRIGHT SIDE OF COMPUTERS!!

    I'm a switcher to, I got my iBokk a month and a half ago, and since then I've learned more about computers than in my 10 years of PC. LOL

    To add apps to the dock you just need to DRAG them from finder and throw them on the DOCK.
    You might have two issues that are not allowing you to add apps.
    1- It is not an Application what you want to add.. anything that is not an application (example, a document) can NOT be added to the DOCK with the rest of the apps. it must be added to the RIGHT side of the DOCK next to the Trasher or the @ simbol. Got it?:p
    2- Probably your dragging option is not enable... Chech System Preferences (that little square on the Dock with the apple) go to mouse and keyboard settings and check the box that enables dragging and clicking with the scrooll panel... :eek:

    ENJOY MAN ENJOY... Once you go Mac you'll never want to look BACK!!! Remember Steve Jobs is a MASTER!!!... and Bill Gates is the Emperor of the Dark Side... Keep with the FORCE use a Mac... ;)
     
  5. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    solved

    reset the dock and it worked fine

    thanks guys

    thanks for the welcome to the good side of the force :)
    do i have to have the yoda quote widget now?:)

    edit:i didn't know itunes takes up 9% of the cpu
    that seems like a lot,yes?
     
  6. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok,another thing
    can i not check hotmail email from apple's mail?
    should i use something else?
    it works for gmail but not for hotmail(and of course not for yahoo i suppose)

    also,should i download and upgrade to tiger 10.4.3 or whatever the new version is called?

    and yet another question: no home, delete, end keys on keyboard, any key combos for those functions?

    what exactly does the >| (rotate to left) key do?
     
  7. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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    unless you subscribe to hotmail you will not be able to use external clients to control it and even if you did i belive youl need a html to pop3 thingo becuse for me outlook uses a html connection not pop3 (html comes with a subscription tho)
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

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    No, Hotmail doesn't have a pop3 server so you can't use it with Mail. I use gmail and it works very well.

    Yes, you should upgrade to 10.4.3. It's a service pack that adds more stability and features to 10.4.0 (I presume you're using 10.4.0). The difference in stability alone is very noticeable and the UI is faster in 10.4.3 than in 10.4.0 by a good margin.

    I presume you're using a laptop, my iBok has the home, end, page up and page down keys assigned to the arrow keys, to use them, you hold down the "fn" key and press the required key at the same time. What do you mean you have no "Delete" key? Is that not the key up in the top right corner of the keyboard with the word "delete" on it?

    I have no idea what that other key you're talking about is, it doesn't appear on my keyboard. Can we get a pic?
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    It will take up as much memory and processor power as it needs. 9% isn't that much.

    I'm currently watching a music video on iTunes whilst typing this and it's reporting iTunes as using about 38% of the CPU. With a song playing it's at about 14%. With iTunes open but not hidden it's at about 2% and hidden it takes up a little bit less than that.
     
  10. TheMasin9 macrumors 6502a

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    gmail

    i wondered this fora while, unless you subscribe you cant do it unfortunately, i wish there was like a one time fee that you could pay to have your hotmail library all sent to a different address. i use gmail now and that DOES work with mac mail. 2.5 gig storage WOO HOO
     
  11. Belly-laughs macrumors 6502a

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    Enter the function key

    The >I (rotate left) is the enter key. You can also type enter using the return key while holding down the fn (function) key. Enter and return keys perform different functions in several apps, i.e. several text editors and page layout apps. The fn key can also be used on the backspace/delete key to perform opposite direction deletes when typing, in other words deleting characters to the right of the text insertion point.

    I´d also like to welcome you to a great platform and an equally great society!
     
  12. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I know your excitement but... have you had a little to much sugar today? :rolleyes:
     
  13. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Heh, I've seen you get a little over excited too Stu.... remember when you saw Steve Jobs?:D
     
  14. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I did!!! :eek:
     
  15. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Of course you did....

    Don't worry mate, I believe you.

    OMG!! A breeze!! There's a breeze coming through my window!! Oh finally some respite from the still heat of Christmas.
     
  16. Seasought macrumors 65816

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    First off, welcome! I'm a rather recent switcher as well.

    I found that one can do Command(Apple) key + arrow keys to go to the beginning and end of lines as well as pages. This works for me on my Powerbook.:D
     
  17. balamw Moderator

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    I've also switched to gmail, but I still check my hotmail account. I use IzyMail Server as an HTTP -> POP3 gateway on my Dell, but Macs could probably use IzyMail Online http://www.izymail.com to access hotmail/yahoo/aol accounts.

    There is also http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/18189, and GotMail for unix http://freshmeat.net/projects/gotmail/ which should work on OS X.

    With regards to the one time fee idea, maybe this could help: http://www.trueswitch.com/

    B
     
  18. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok,i found the home-page up down and delete keys
    and got the return key as well
    it's shiiit that you can't check hotmail with anything other than outlook express
    i will try some of those apps you suggested

    another question: if i download tiger 10.4.3 and upgrade will i lose everything on my laptop in terms of settings and everything?

    i really wanna thank you all for the warm welcome and the help
    i'm loving my mac thus far
     
  19. matthew24 macrumors 6502

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    'another question: if i download tiger 10.4.3 and upgrade will i lose everything on my laptop in terms of settings and everything?' : Nope ;)
     
  20. Chundles macrumors G4

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    No, it's not a whole new OS, just an update to the current one. All it does is patch up a few bugs, changes some code to make things faster and adds some new little features.

    You won't lose anything.
     
  21. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok thanks
    another thing
    i've got microsoft's wireless notebook mouse 4000 and it has a zoom button on the side
    i installed its software and whenever i go into tiger without the mouse i get zoomed in the screen and there's no way of getting out of it
    how can i completely uninstall this software?
    try to find everything related from the shell and delete it?
     
  22. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Congrats. :)
    Yeah uninstalling is pretty straight forward. For a general overview also check out my Mac Beginner's Guide. The link is in my sig.
     
  23. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i tried the straight forward approach but it didnt work,it only made things worse,because it zooms in when i go into tiger and there's no way to zoom out
    help people!!!
     
  24. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok,i looked through that guide and what it says is that i need to drop the application in the trash(which i've already tried) and delete the preferences in the library as well.also the mouse has a microsoft mouse helper thingy that runs whenever i log into tiger.i suspect that is causing the problems and i tried not running it when i log in but that didn't work either.since there is no uninstall option,what exactly do i do?
    combine all these?
    drop the application in the trash,delete preferences and remove the helper from the startup list?
    help please cause this thing is really pissing me off
     
  25. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I have an App called "Intellipoint Uninstaller" in my "Utilities" folder.

    Have a look in there, I had an MS mouse hooked up too so you might have the same thing.
     

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