New to Macs? The Welcome Thread!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Abulia, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. Abulia macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2004
    Kushiel's Scion
    I've had my Mac less than a week but I've learned soooooo much by browsing the boards, searching, and reading up. Stuff that, honestly, I wish there was just some big list of. So I figured I'd make my own. :)

    Feel free to jump in here with your own suggestions; I'll happily add them. If this gets some decent use a sticky might even be in order. :D

    How To...
    Link - Network w/ Windows computer to share files
    Link - Uninstall an application
    Link - Rip / Burn DVDs
    Link - Word Processing options

    Link - Master application DB (VersionTracker)
    Link - Alternate web browsers (Firefox, Camino, et al)
    Link - Span display across multiple monitors (Screen Spanning Doctor)
    Link - Calibrate your monitor's output (SuperCal)
    Link - iTunes controls in your menu bar (ByteController)
    Link - Menu bar calendar (MenuCalendar)
    Link - Automate system tasks (MacJanitor)
    Link - Automate system tasks (Cocktail)
    Link - Tweak hidden system settings (Tinker Tool)
    Link - Mail display in Menu bar (Mail Ticker)
    Link - Make Dock transparent / change background (Clear Dock)
    Link - Super customize USB devices / buttons (USB Overdrive)
  2. Abulia thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2004
    Kushiel's Scion
    Anyone spot a good thread on the ins and outs of repairing disk permissions? (Mostly why to do it.)
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  4. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003

    try not to have too much in your menu bar. it slows down your system. on my dt all I have there is the clock and on my laptop all I have is the battery meter and the clock. think of the osx menu bar like the bottom bar in windows. the more you have running in the bottom right the slower your system runs. minimal system = fast and more stable
  5. ShadowHunter macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2003
    This will be very helpful - thanks :-D

    My new 15" PowerBook will arrive tomorrow. Full loaded, 1.5Ghz, 128mb vram, 1gb ram, etc etc :-D
  6. BakedBeans macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2004
    What's Your Favorite Posish
    nice i didnt know that...cheers

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