really stupid newbie switcher questions

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  1. sjcaguy macrumors regular

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    hey. so my order should arrive tomorrow.
    like i said in the subject line, i'm a switcher.
    this is my first mac in many many years.

    where do i find the right-click functions? like, "save image" or "save target"?

    i know there have to be analogs on the mac, just don't know what they are.

    oh-- and i'm getting an iBook, so i won't be able to use an external mouse all the time. sometimes yes, but often it'll just be the trackpad.
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Re: really stupid newbie switcher questions

    Easy: Hold down the control key when you click.

    An external 2+ button mouse is another option, as you already know, and there are shareware programs that can probably add functionality like "tap to command-click" or something like that, but the ol' command key is the way it was designed to work.
     
  3. yamadataro macrumors 6502

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    Or, just buy a two button mouse. OS X is pretty much compatible any Windows mouse.
     
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  6. ITR 81 macrumors 65816

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    Get a Kensington Studio Mouse it has one best config. mouse software out there.

    I've used mine for over 3 months now and never have had issue with it. I'm glad I followed MacAddicts review of it.
     
  7. Starb macrumors newbie

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    Click on the link (graphic etc) and keep the button held down for a few seconds. A contextual menu will then popup and you can choose your action.
     
  8. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    If you do get a mouse for your laptop, get a wireless one, or one that has a retractable cord. Any 2 button mouse made recently should work fine.
     
  9. 7on macrumors 601

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    you can always click and drag an image from Safari to the desktop.
     
  10. sjcaguy thread starter macrumors regular

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    how do use what is in windows the "save target as" function? if i do the "save link to disk" it doesn't work. i was on a music website www.insound.com and trying to download a song from their mp3 page. but i can play it. if i do it on my PC, it works fine. help!
     
  11. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    It works for me in Safari. Right-click the link and download link to disk. The MP3 just downloaded to the desktop.
     
  12. sjcaguy thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay. but what about in firebird?

    okay, i get it in firebird. but in this case, on that particular website, it won't work in firebird. any idea why that might be? i don't think it's a security setting.
     
  13. mwjd299 macrumors regular

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    I bought a Logitech MX300 optical mouse last Christmas for my old peecee. I bought an iMac 2 weeks ago, I just plugged it in and it worked like it was supposed to, scroll wheel and right click.
     
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