Yay, I bought my first mac :)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Elixer, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Elixer macrumors regular

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    I placed an order for a Black Macbook with 120 GB HD and 512MB. Also I ordered 2GB of ram from OWC, I read a bunch of positive things about them when I was searching here. I'm really excited but then the only draw back is that it will not ship to the 13th and the estimated arrival is the 20th... Oh well it gives me time to sort through and back up my mess of files that I want to transfer to my macbook.
     
  2. matttrick macrumors 6502

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    im jealous. im waiting a week or 2 to see if merom pops up, so ill have mine in a month to a month and a half. waiting sucks :(
     
  3. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    Grats, i hope you like it. Spend lots of time playing around with it when it first comes, make sure you have plenty of time to see everything. Its very easy and it should not take long. If you have any questions post them here but more often then not you will figer things out on your self.
     
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  5. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Awesome...the black macbook is so sweet looking.

    My two favorite notebooks are yours..and the 12in PB (mine)!
     
  6. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

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    Nice, those macbooks are purty! Get good use out of it.
     
  7. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    As a recent switcher, let me give you a couple of tips that will help you along.

    1. Spotlight is your friend, learn about it

    2. Ditto, double ditto with Expose'.

    3. Try clicking the yellow minimize button while holding the shift key, (hours of amusement :D )
     
  8. Elixer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hehe thanks, I've been reading up on all the guides under the mac os x. So hopefully I will be a little better off.
     
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    ah...don't worry about switching :D takes about a week or so to get used to it and then once you get into it, you're hooked :p. Runs so much better, and quicker, and I used a friends, black macbook with just 1gb of ram, its fast!
    Enjoy!:D
     
  10. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    That is awesome! never knew it.

    Someone needs to start a thread with cool little tricks like this...maybe I will:D

    Anyone know any other cool tricks?
     
  11. ipodcentral112 macrumors regular

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  12. Elixer thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll have to try that next time I'm in the computer lab on campus.


    Just out of curiousity, about how much faster is the Macbook than my current desktop. It's a Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz, 512MB RAM, and a Geforce 4 ti4200, kinda old I know lol.
     
  13. NextTuesday macrumors member

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    Try holding the Shift key when using Expose or Dashboard.

    You've just made a new enemy Elixer, I want a BlackBook soooo bad, considering I was left in the dark, Mac-less not too long ago and am now faced with the horrible-ness of Dell-using and Windoze expee... one of these days... POW! right in the kisser.. I mean... I too will have a BlackBook.
     
  14. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    thats quite an awesome sertup you'll be having there, i wish i had 2 GB of ram :rolleyes: maybe when my wallet has rebounded a bit.
     
  15. klb028 macrumors 6502

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    what does the shift button + yellow button do? congrats on the new black Macbook, friend! those guides sure are helpful, I've bookmarked a ton!
     
  16. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Holding down Shift slows down any eye-candy.

    Play a video in Quicktime, hold down Shift and minimise the window. The window distorts down slowly into the dock and you can watch the video playing the whole time.
     
  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    control + option + apple button + 8

    Inverts your screen to a negative which is pretty cool
     
  18. klb028 macrumors 6502

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    Chundles - thanks for the explanation! sounds neat.
     
  19. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    That's KEWEL! :D
     
  20. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    lol @ ctrl, option, apple key and 8... we deffo need a little tricks thread...
     
  21. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Like a kajillion times faster.




    Not even kidding, man.

    It's amazing.
     
  22. Elixer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Uh oh, I've now gained unwanted attention. Lol at "pow! right in the kisser".
    http://peterpowrightinthekisser.ytmnd.com/
    Haha, thats good news then.

    That sounds pretty sweet.
     
  23. x704 macrumors regular

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    Wow, that is cool. I second that ^^
    for the most part if you hold down <shift> and do any normal window related thing (maxamize, F11, F9) then it will slowmo it.

    But yeah I second a tricks thread.
     
  24. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    i actually found out the shift thing on my own (accidentally) it's really incredible
     

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