Annoying Basics

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chrisman9, Nov 13, 2016.

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  1. chrisman9 macrumors member

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    Hi, Apple folks, Firstly--in your vast experience here, is this forum useful to me in inquiring about the particulars of apple's 'built-in' software such as, "mail" and "Pages"
    If so, then, IN Pages, how do I set the 'tabs'--you know like on oldfashioned typewriters--oh, yea, you dont know ! Just kidding ! Also, there must be a way to acelerate the cursors' snail-like speed. How ?? Thanks, Chrisman9
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    We try the best we can to help people with questions. Some of us are going to be very familiar with stuff, others not so much as everyone has their favorite apps and they aren't necessarily the Apple ones.

    You'd set the tabs in Pages with the ruler - Which is how the majority of GUI based word processors have been doing it for decades now. (you probably know this already though) It's going to be in that far right ... (three dots) menu.

    There are no settings for the cursor. Are you using the keyboard as a trackpad? Or is this a hardware keyboard you have attached to the device?
     
  3. chrisman9 thread starter macrumors member

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    Dear Jessica, Thanks for replying--and so swiftly ! firstly,,,The Only programs I use are those that come with the iMac I bought. It is a Late 2012 model (already antiquated !)
    Anyway, Starting with the 'cursor' It is inconceivable to me that I can only then move the cursor with the largely-ineffecient use of the mouse. No surprise, tho' you may not have thought of it, that despite the monumental invention and advent of the mouse and Microsoft's patiently awaiting their (2nd) revolution--Windows95, keystrokes are still, as with DOS, (Remember??) very-handily, and strategically used by those of us wishing to be as swift and efficient as we can in using these things.
    So, really, no cursor accelerator? are you positive ?

    Nextly, Jessica, I see no "three Dots" to the right in Apple's "Pages" there is a 2-column selector---one is called "document" the other called "section" Neither have any mention of tabs nor the 'ruler' you have suggested Thanks for your help
     
  4. Jessica Lares, Nov 13, 2016
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    Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Mac Basics and Help

    http://forums.macrumors.com/forums/mac-basics-and-help.78/

    Would be where you'd normally post a question like yours.

    OS X Pages would be different to the iOS counterpart, so forget about what I said about that. The ruler is under View > Show Ruler, or you can simply press Command-R.

    What you're wanting with the cursor can be done by going into the System Preferences > Keyboard. At the top there's going to be sliders for repeating keys:

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    That should help with speeding up keyboard navigation.
     
  5. chrisman9 thread starter macrumors member

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    Dear Jessica, Hey, thanks for the guide to speeding my cursor; It is helping. Thank You. A couple more questions: Why am I getting/ how do I turn off the extraneous, and numerous emails I am getting from MacRumors? I WANT to get notification of posts that are responses to my questions, such as yours, but theyre sending me all sorts of postings on questions I have no background nor interest in.
     
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    There might be a link in the email itself to unsubscribe. But there's some options here too:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/account/contact-details

    (You can get to that page by clicking your username at the top right corner of this forum, and then "Contact Details" under Settings.)

    Under Messaging Preferences, you'll see options that you can uncheck:

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  7. chrisman9 thread starter macrumors member

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    Dear Jessica, How Ive responded is I have "unwatched" the forum, but I am afraid that I wont get ANY email notifications of replies to my posts now. Is this so? And I have another question. My mouse has developed the annoying trait of usually requiring multiple L-clicks to engage the selection. The thing is now about 18months old. Is this usual ? (the batteries are fine) Can it be cleaned or something ? I find it hard to believe such a device would crap out is so-short a time. Thanks ! chrisman9
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    You want to set it to watch the thread (which you can do at the top right of this page). Watching the "thread" will only send you replies to that single discussion. Watching the "forum" will send you notifications every time someone posts anything in the section (which was why you were getting all that email).

    I don't know much about current mice, I use a MacBook Pro myself. I'd try posting that question over at Mac Accessories: http://forums.macrumors.com/forums/mac-accessories.77/
     
  9. chrisman9 thread starter macrumors member

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    Dear Jessica, Thanks once again for your guidance. Ive got things set to watch this thread, and I did, as you suggested, post a query in the Mac Accessories forum about my quirky mouse---an d I set it to watch the thread. Hey, I may just get good at this !! thanks again
    chrisman9
     
  10. jaduff46 macrumors regular

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    Personally I've found it easiest to just look at threads where I've recently posted. I only post in a few and not that frequently.

    It's less email traffic coming in.
     
  11. chrisman9 thread starter macrumors member

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    Dear jaduff46, thanks for your reply. But do you mean that you look into the forum that you posted your question upon? And what if you have waited several days and it it a busy forum. Wouldnt this rewuire alot of scrolling and clicking? Believe it or not, this process is not routine unless you practice it. For example, we are on the forum called " mac apps and mac app store" How will you know, or be notified, that i have written you a reply? chrisman9
     

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