are there icons to show when my internet is connected?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jeanw, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. jeanw macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2010
    I am still getting used to Appple with my new Mini
    I am still missing stuff I would like to have on the Mini.
    Like the icon in the task bar on window OS / You know, the icon that show when my internet is connected???? the little tv screens.....
    I found a Icon site. but do not understand what some of them are.
    I am not sure if this is the best place to ask this question.
    I am also having difficulty understanding how to bookmark easily in Safari like I do with Firefox etc??? Safari does not seem to offer me the option to bookmark a page and "choose "exactly where to place it.
    and also make a new folder in bookmark menu> all in one operation>>> also cant seem to get my bookmarks to stay in the left of screen. when open bookmark they open in a whole window... instead of on the left side of screen in folders ;like I am used to in XP
    also is there a built in image capture program in Apple software... like "Hoversnap" In my window mchs ? I push the shift key and "print screen" keys at the same time and it save screen shots
    There is so much to learn
    Thanks Jean
  2. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    If you connect wirelessly then in the top right there should be a small upside down triangle made of waves. If that's black its connected (Click it to see more information).

  3. fa8362 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    Just download Firefox for the Mac.
  4. ahankinson macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2010
    There is no sidebar for bookmarks in Safari. However, you *can* download and install Firefox for Mac. You don't have to use Safari.

    The image capture app is called "Grab" and is Applications->Utilities but, like stridemat pointed out, you can take screenshots just as easily with keyboard shortcuts.
  5. Photics macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2011
    This might be a possible alternative. It's not an exact match, but it's close and it's native Mac OS X software.

    1. Drag Activity Monitor to your dock.
    2. Launch Activity Monitor
    3. View > Dock Icon > Show Network Usage
    If you like that, you can make Activity Monitor a login item...
    ...which will make Activity Monitor automatically run when you login.
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    The lack of sidebar for bookmarks is my biggest problem with Safari; before I had a Mac I used Firefox on windows and became very attached to the bookmark sidebar. I tried Safari's top sites, but it wasn't that good.
  7. Stan Mikulenka, Jan 12, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011

    Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2009
    Calgary, Canada
    Hi everybody,
    here are some screen shots for you unwashed...:

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