Unofficial MacRumors Questionaire: Your Personalised Mac

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  1. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

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    #1
    Unofficial Macteens Questionaire: Your Personalised Mac

    We choose Mac's because we love to be different and unique, how do you like your machines?

    1. Where is your dock placed?

    2. What items do you keep in the dock (everything, daily used, many times daily used)

    3. What items do you have in your menu-bar?

    4. Where is your Safari window located? (Center, left or right)

    5. Do you use iTunes to store video, or just music?

    6. In the Finder, do you view in folder, list, or column view?

    7. Have you added any extra items to the Finder's sidebar?

    8. Do you have any icons on your desktop?

    9. What application do you use for emails?

    10. What application do you use for RSS feeds?

    Final Question: What Mac/s do you use?
     
  2. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    Location:
    A religiously oppressed state
    #2
    1. Bottom, hidden

    2. Just about every app on my computer

    3. .Mac sync, scripts, air port, volume , battery (on powerbook) time / date

    4. Centre, the height of my window

    5. iTunes only for music

    6. Folder

    7. Yes, my external hard drives and a few folders

    8. Just the hard drives

    9. Apple Mail

    10. Safari
     
  3. virus1 macrumors 65816

    virus1

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    Location:
    LOST
    #3
    1. bottom
    2. mail, safari, itunes, ichat, transmit, realbasic, ical, iflash, soundtrack pro, iphoto, final cut, textedit, dvd player, garageband, marble blast gold, dreamweaver, fireworks, acquisition, handbrake
    3. bluetooth, sound, airport, battery, date & time
    4. mostly left
    5. use for both, only use video store for video
    6. column
    7. yup
    8. macintosh hd
    9. mail (duh)
    10. newsfire
    ibook g4 12"
     
  4. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    Sep 11, 2004
    Location:
    Canberra, Australia
    #4
    1. Bottom
    2. Just the stuff I use regularly: Finder, Dashboard, Safari, Mail, iTunes, Adium, DVD Player, KotOR, VLC, Limewire, Tetris (Quinn), QT, Marble Blast, Word, Excel, Entourage, Preview, Sys Prefs and Tomato Torrent.
    3. Just the standard ones
    4. Usually to the left, with Adium on the right.
    5. Just music
    6. Folder, occasionally column
    7. None
    8. Just HD and occasionally things I need to get to easily temporarily.
    9. Mail for my ISP account and Entourage for hotmail (though I wish there was something better, its so slow and clunky)
    10. Safari
    See sig. ;)
     
  5. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

    yankeefan24

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    Location:
    NYC
    #5
    1. bottom, always visible
    2. in order from left to right, finder, dashboard, safari, firefox, mail, ichat, aim, word, address book, itunes, imovie, idvd, garageband, ical, quicktime, real player, system preferences, sherlock, rise of nations, airport management utility, and google earth.
    3. l-r, .mac sync, ichat, airport, volume, battery, us flag, time, fast user switch, spotlight
    4. left, with ichat buddy list viewable on the right.
    5. just music
    6.folder
    7. yes, school work
    8. yes, mac hd, idisk, various folders and volumes
    9. mail
    10. safari

    see sig for computer.
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Location:
    Bergen, Norway
    #6
    1. Where is your dock placed? Top right. Hidden. No magnfication.

    2. What items do you keep in the dock (everything, daily used, many times daily used) Those always on (Finder, iTunes, Mail, Firefox, Vienna) plus Safari's/Firefox' Downloads folder, the occasional project folder and the Trash. I'm using Quicksilver as my main launcher... :)

    3. What items do you have in your menu-bar? Meteorologist, iSnip, SpiritedAway, Quicksilver, MainMenu, Airport status, Keychain status, Clock, MenuCalendarClock, Spotlight.

    4. Where is your Safari window located? (Center, left or right) Left.

    5. Do you use iTunes to store video, or just music? Just music.

    6. In the Finder, do you view in folder, list, or column view? Mostly column view, but some folders have other views.

    7. Have you added any extra items to the Finder's sidebar? Yes.

    8. Do you have any icons on your desktop? Only documents I work with, and removable media.

    9. What application do you use for emails? Mail.

    10. What application do you use for RSS feeds? Vienna.

    Final Question: What Mac/s do you use? 12" iBook G4@800MHz, 640MB RAM, 60GB HD, AirPort Extreme.
     
  7. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

    asherman13

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    Location:
    SF Bay Area, CA
    #7
    1. Where is your dock placed?

    Bottom, not hidden

    2. What items do you keep in the dock (everything, daily used, many times daily used)

    Daily used or once-every-few-days-used

    3. What items do you have in your menu-bar?

    the normals, keyboard

    4. Where is your Safari window located? (Center, left or right)

    center

    5. Do you use iTunes to store video, or just music?

    both

    6. In the Finder, do you view in folder, list, or column view?

    mostly folder, but sometimes column. never list.

    7. Have you added any extra items to the Finder's sidebar?

    mmm nope

    8. Do you have any icons on your desktop?

    i try not to. only the HDD.

    9. What application do you use for emails?

    gmail via safari. mail if i get .mac.

    10. What application do you use for RSS feeds?

    safari

    Final Question: What Mac/s do you use?

    family's iMac G4, future MacBook/Pro
     
  8. Thomas Harte macrumors 6502

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    #8
    1. left, hidden
    2. near-daily use icons only - iTunes, Adium X, Word, XCode, Taco HTML Edit, Seashore, Firefox, Terminal, TextEdit
    3. Bluetooth, battery, Airport, speaker, PCMCIA card (when inserted), digital clock
    4. left (ditto for Firefox)
    5. just music
    6. folder
    7. I have added a couple of folders I find I wand to navigate to often, and removed "Computer"
    8. I have my downloads go to the desktop by default, then move them if they're to keep or delete them after use otherwise so icons on my desktop vary as I work. Currently no icons.
    9. I only use web interfaces to email
    10. I don't use RSS

    Final question: Powerbook G4 667 Mhz, 768 MB RAM
     
  9. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a

    thegreatluke

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    Location:
    Earth
    #9
    Unofficial Macteens Questionaire: Your Personalised Mac

    We choose Mac's because we love to be different and unique, how do you like your machines?

    1. Where is your dock placed?
    Bottom.

    2. What items do you keep in the dock (everything, daily used, many times daily used)
    Safari, Firefox, Camino, Shiira, OpenOffice.org, iLife, iWork, Diablo II, Starcraft, Sims 2, MacTheRipper

    3. What items do you have in your menu-bar?
    Account, Time/Date (French setting), Flags (French + English), Volume, AirPort, iChat, Alarm Clock app (forget the name)

    4. Where is your Safari window located? (Center, left or right)
    Center

    5. Do you use iTunes to store video, or just music?
    Video and music

    6. In the Finder, do you view in folder, list, or column view?
    Folder

    7. Have you added any extra items to the Finder's sidebar?
    School work

    8. Do you have any icons on your desktop?
    Yes. An alias for my school work folder

    9. What application do you use for emails?
    Mail

    10. What application do you use for RSS feeds?
    Safari

    Final Question: What Mac/s do you use?
    I had a Sawtooth, but it died.
    I have a MacBook Pro on order.
     
  10. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    Location:
    Oneida, NY
    #10
    1. Bottom center.

    2. Left to right: Finder, Dashboard, Mail, Safari, iChat, Address Book, iTunes, Cyberduck, Seashore, Textedit, iCal, System Prefs (DIVIDER) Adobe folder, Office 2004 Folder, Trash

    3. Left to right: Keychain, Bluetooth, Airport, iChat, Volume, Battery, Time, Spotlight

    4. Depends on what else I'm doing.

    5. Music. VLC plays my video just fine, thanks.

    6. Column for looking at pictures, list for serious business.

    7. No, sir.

    8. Yeah, my HD and my Downloads folder.

    9. Mail.app

    10. I don't like RSS feeds, but Safari I guess.

    Final Question: What Mac/s do you use?
    My 12" iBook 1.33Ghz and occasionally my 300mhz Blueberry Clamshell.
     
  11. mduser63 macrumors 68040

    mduser63

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    Nov 9, 2004
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, UT
    #11
    1. Bottom center, medium sized, magnification on.

    2. Applications that I use reasonably often.

    3. Left to right: Skype, QuickSilver, iScrobbler, Classic, Script menu, Airport, Bluetooth, Flag (American and Hiragana and Katakana), Battery, and day/date/time.

    4. Left

    5. Music and video. I have a 5G iPod, so of course any video on my iPod is in iTunes. Both purchased and ripped video in there.

    6. I use all three views about equally.

    7. Yes, I'm constantly adding (and removing) stuff that I'm using often.

    8. Currently I only have Macintosh HD on my desktop. However, I use my desktop like a real desk. Sometimes it's messy and has quite a few files and folders on it. Every week or so, I clean it up and organize everything. If there's anything on it, it's something I downloaded/saved/created recently and want quick access to, yet have been too lazy to better organize so far.

    9. Mail

    10. Safari

    I use two Macs, a 12" 1.33 GHz PB and a Dual 1.8 GHz G5. Both of them are in my signature. The answers in this post are for my PowerBook. My Power Mac is set up and used differently.
     
  12. senseibiz macrumors regular

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    Location:
    Las Vegas
    #12
    1. Bottom
    2. Mostly all of them
    3. You control software, ( news,sports,address book, etc..) bluetooth,display, airport, time, volume, you control desktops.
    4. Left
    5. Both
    6. Column view
    7. Downloads, Files, HD
    8. No
    9. Mail
    10. Safari
     
  13. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    1. Bottom of the screen
    2. Daily used
    3. Synergy, Himmelbar, .Mac
    4. Don't use Safari
    5. Just music
    6. Column
    7. No
    8. A couple of daily-used automator scripts
    9. Mail.app
    10. None
    11. Mac mini 1.25, iBook 14"
     
  14. DaveP macrumors 6502

    DaveP

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    #14
    1. Where is your dock placed?
    Bottom

    2. What items do you keep in the dock?
    Safari, Mail, Word, Excel, XCode, iPhoto, Adium, Quicksilver

    3. What items do you have in your menu-bar?
    MenuMeters, Volume, Battery, Time

    4. Where is your Safari window located? (Center, left or right)
    The entire screen (even on my 19")

    5. Do you use iTunes to store video, or just music?
    Just music

    6. In the Finder, do you view in folder, list, or column view?
    Column

    7. Have you added any extra items to the Finder's sidebar?
    A few folder

    8. Do you have any icons on your desktop?
    Yes, random folders

    9. What application do you use for emails?
    Mail

    10. What application do you use for RSS feeds?
    Not a fan of RSS
     
  15. pknz macrumors 68020

    pknz

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    Mar 22, 2005
    Location:
    NZ
    #15
    1. Bottom
    2. Daily used
    3. Adobe Version Cue, Stuffit,
    4. All over the place
    5. Music, Podcasts
    6. All three
    7. Not since I reinstalled OSX
    8. Yeah, mines real messy need to clean it up. Safari downloads go straight to desktop
    9. Safari (Hotmail, Gmail), Entourage
    10. Don't use RSS
    11. iMac G5, iBook G4
     
  16. joepunk macrumors 68030

    joepunk

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    Aug 5, 2004
    Location:
    a profane existence
    #16
    1. Where is your dock placed? bottom

    2. What items do you keep in the dock (everything, daily used, many times daily used) as much of the ones that I think that I will use at some point.

    3. What items do you have in your menu-bar? temp, memory, battery, airport, dial-up, clock, control thingy for iTunes, and a few more that I can not see at the moment since I am not with my PB right now

    4. Where is your Safari window located? (Center, left or right) it depends on what else I am doing. Mostly centered I shall have to say

    5. Do you use iTunes to store video, or just music? both

    6. In the Finder, do you view in folder, list, or column view? column view

    7. Have you added any extra items to the Finder's sidebar? nothing that was not already there. Oh wait, I did add one for my Graphic Applications

    8. Do you have any icons on your desktop? nope, just some folders that should really be on the HD and then backed up :eek:

    9. What application do you use for emails? Earthlink/school webmail

    10. What application do you use for RSS feeds? none

    Final Question: What Mac/s do you use? See Sig. Thanks
     
  17. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

    biohazard6969

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    Location:
    toronto canada
    #17
    1. Bottom, sometimes hidden

    2. all the apple apps i have, plus things i use daily

    3. menu meters, adium

    4. left

    5. music, but to store vids for my ipod

    6. folder

    7. nope

    8. yeah a ton, this is where all my downloads go, anything that i don't know wat to do with i put on the desktop, its kinda cluttered....

    9. apple mail

    10. i don't EVER use RSS, it seems really pointless to me, but if i did i'd use safari

    and finally i compute with....see sig
     
  18. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

    GFLPraxis

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    #18
    1. Bottom

    2. Browsers (FireFox and Safari), Address Book, Terminal, XCode, SNES9x, VLC, and a few other apps.

    3. Volume, Display, Battery, Time

    4. Center

    5. To be honest, I hardly use it, except to play music, but I don't listen to that much music. Maybe Phantom of the Opera and the Metroid Prime and Zelda soundtracks.

    6. List for the Applications folder, Folder for everything else.

    7. Yes, a few folders.

    8. A few folders.

    9. My web browser.

    10. I don't.

    My Mac was a PowerBook G3, it just broke :'( Need a replacement soon.
     
  19. siyeclover macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    RaMetal
    #19
    1. Bottom
    2. Finder, Dashboard, Firefox, Thunderbird, Adium, Skype, Qterm, X-chat Aqua, Zoto Uploader, iPhoto, Cyberduck, iTunes, Mplayer OSX, Quicktime, FFview, iCal, iTerm, GIMP, Fink Commander, Port Authority, Zterm, NeoOffice, TextWrangler, X11
    3. Airport, Volume, US flag, battery, time, spotlight
    4. I use Firefox
    5. just music
    6. folder
    7. yes
    8. no
    9. Thunderbird
    10. I never use RSS
    Final Question. iBook G4
     
  20. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #20
    I borrowed Mitthrawnuruodo's color scheme. :)

    1. Where is your dock placed? Bottom, hidden, no magnification.

    2. What items do you keep in the dock (everything, daily used, many times daily used) Finder, DB, Sys Prefs, iSync (iMac only) TextEdit, Preview, A Mailscript to change SMTP service (iBook only), Mail, AdBook, iCal, Safari, Adium, iTunes, iPhoto (iMac only), Word, Excel, PPT

    3. What items do you have in your menu-bar? International palette changer, BT, AE, Time, Spotlight

    4. Where is your Safari window located? (Center, left or right) Left.

    5. Do you use iTunes to store video, or just music? JustMusic.

    6. In the Finder, do you view in folder, list, or column view? Mostly list view, but occasionally icon view with big icons.

    7. Have you added any extra items to the Finder's sidebar? Yes, several documents sub-folders.

    8. Do you have any icons on your desktop? Only the HD and occasionally a couple of files just briefly, but usually just the HD.

    9. What application do you use for emails? Mail.

    10. What application do you use for RSS feeds? I really don't.

    Final Question: What Mac/s do you use? iBook G4 12"/800/640MB/40GB/AE/BT, iMac G5 17"/2.0Ghz/1.5GB/160GB/AE/BT.
     
  21. Platform macrumors 68030

    Platform

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    Dec 30, 2004
    #21
    1. Bottom, center, no magnification

    2. Finder, Dashboard, Mail, Safari,iChat, Skype, Google Earth, FireFox, Transmission, Adium, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote, Pages, Aperture, Final Cut Studio, CS2 Premium, Studio 8, Automator,iLife 06, QT, PhotoBooth, System preferences, Trash.

    3. Menumeters

    4. Left

    5. Video, podcasts and music

    6. Icon view

    7. Downloads folder

    8. Macintosh HD, Data (300GB External), Downloads folder

    9. Gmail and Mail

    10. Opera and Safari

    Rev C iMac G5....see siggy ;)
     
  22. rickvanr macrumors 68040

    rickvanr

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2002
    Location:
    Brockville
    #22
    1. Where is your dock placed? Center, with magnification

    2. What items do you keep in the dock (everything, daily used, many times daily used) Mail, Safari, Proteus, Address Book, iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, iWeb, iCal, QuickTime, System Preferences, Toast 7, Preview, Adobe ImageReady, and TextEdit


    3. What items do you have in your menu-bar? Proteus, GrowlTunes, Stuffit, Menumetres, Date and Time, Spotlight


    4. Where is your Safari window located? (Center, left or right) Right now, to the right.


    5. Do you use iTunes to store video, or just music? Music, although I do have the odd video in there.


    6. In the Finder, do you view in folder, list, or column view? All, but I use column view the least


    7. Have you added any extra items to the Finder's sidebar? Movies folder, and a folder with 24 episodes


    8. Do you have any icons on your desktop? Macintosh HD, and a bunch of folders full of things I've downloaded, and DVDs I'm backing up


    9. What application do you use for emails? Mail


    10. What application do you use for RSS feeds? Safari


    Final Question: What Mac/s do you use? Power Mac
     
  23. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a

    shrimpdesign

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    Dec 9, 2005
    #23
    1. Left edge, bottom (done with OnyX) with magnification.

    2. Mail and Safari, Adium, Halo, Photoshop, Smultron, Cyberduck, iTunes, Handbrake.

    3. Desktop manager, Adium menu item, Quicksilver, fast user switch, airport, time, spotlight

    4. Middle

    5. just music, I put my ripped DVDs in folders.

    6. List or column.

    7. Folders I need to get to (i.e. my current projects)

    8. A "downloads" folder for internet downloads, hard drive ... I like to keep it simple.

    9. Mail

    10. I don't really read RSS, I'd rather view the actual website.

    What Mac/s do you use?:
    I had a MDD 1Ghz PowerMac for the past couple years, but recently got:
    My new Intel iMac, 17" 1.8Ghz Dual Core with extra 19" monitor to replace PowerMac.
    I have an iBook (early 2005) for taking around my campus.
     
  24. kerpow macrumors 6502

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    Jan 16, 2004
    Location:
    London
    #24
    1. Where is your dock placed?
    Bottom. Smallest size, largest magnification.

    2. What items do you keep in the dock (everything, daily used, many times daily used)

    About 20. Stuff that I use at least once a week.

    3. What items do you have in your menu-bar?

    Bluetooth, Display, Airport

    4. Where is your Safari window located? (Center, left or right)

    Don't use Safari.

    5. Do you use iTunes to store video, or just music?

    Just music.

    6. In the Finder, do you view in folder, list, or column view?

    7. Have you added any extra items to the Finder's sidebar?

    No

    8. Do you have any icons on your desktop?

    Usually just documents thats I'm working, kind of a temporary folder so I can open files quickly eg. Resume, shopping list, a web page etc.

    9. What application do you use for emails?

    Mail

    10. What application do you use for RSS feeds?

    Nets News Wire Lite

    Final Question: What Mac/s do you use?

    G4 12" PB at home, G3 iMac at work
     
  25. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

    20rogersc

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2005
    Location:
    Brighton, UK
    #25
    1. Bottom and hiding.

    2. Daily/Weekly Use, plus folders for my college subjects.

    3. Battery, Bluetooth, Displays, Classic, Quicksilver

    4. Tuh, don't have t'internet on my iBook :(

    5. Just music, at the moment.

    6. Icons

    7. Erm, No.

    8. Yup, alias to 'College Folder'.

    9. None, as I don't have t'internet!

    10. Again, same as #4 and #9

    Final Question: iBook
     

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