5 simple question

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  1. microsoft macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008
    Hi All

    Please can you assist with the 5 q's below.

    I have just bought a macbook pro:

    How do I check what OS I have

    How do you take screen grabs?

    how do you uninstall an application?

    How do you get to the desktop using a short cut button

    I have application Icons on my desktop that I would like to delete, but when trying to do so it says that I can't eject the application.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    1. The yellow window number 2 shows you the version of Mac OS X (here it is 10.6.3).

    Applications / Utilities / Grab or CMD+SHIFT+3 or CMD+SHIFT+4 or CMD+SHIFT+4, then SPACEBAR.
    Or search.

    Drag it to the Trash.
    Or search.

    4. System Preferences > Exposé & Spaces > Exposé >> Hot Corner or mouse/keyboard shortcut

    Those are disk images (.dmg) you mounted after you downloaded them and now use to run the applications from.

    Normally you download an application, open the .dmg and drag the application to the Applications folder, then eject the .dmg file and delete it.

    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    Mac OS X Basics
    Switch 101 - guide with articles made by Apple on how to accustom yourself, after you switched to Mac OS X from Windows​

    Mac 101 - How to get started with Mac OS X​

    Find out how - tutorial videos made by Apple on how to do certain thing in Mac OS X​

    Pro tips - tips made available by Apple for easier ways of doing certain tasks​

    Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts - Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.​

    Mac OS X Beginner's Guide by MacRumors - learn about software, media players, shortcuts and some useful tips, tricks and hints​

    Mac Guides - tutorials, product guides and more​

    MRoogle - a very effective tool to search these fora using Google and made available by edesignuk, introductory threads: 1, 2 and 3

  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
  5. gilkisson macrumors 65816


    Q1: Click the :apple: in the upper-left. Then click "About this Mac"

    Q2: I like to use shift-control-command-4, and select the area I want to screen shot. This copies the snip into the clipboard. Omit the Control key, and it will save the snip as a file on your Desktop. Shift-Command-3 snaps the entire screen to a file.

    Q3: Simply drag it to the trash. Or control-click ("left click") on it, and click "Move to Trash". Note: Some programs, like HP Printer all-in-one packages, have an actual uninstaller.

    Q4: I don't use a short cut, but I do use Spaces. Look in System Preferences, Expose & Spaces. Enable Spaces. I use the upper-right corner of my screen as my "hot" area to activate spaces -- it brings up all 4 desktop areas. I simply choose one. The apps running in the other Spaces are undisturbed.

    Q5: Sounds like they are running from DMG files, the originally-downloaded files. Find that DMG, control-click, and chose Eject.
  6. microsoft thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008
    Thanks Guys

    very cool of you to reply so soon and with clear instructions.

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