I just got my new GlassBook...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tkiss, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. tkiss macrumors regular

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    It's amazing. What all should I do now? (it is my first mac.)
     
  2. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Congrats, I guess, what do you mean glassbook? Please don't tell me it's a made up name for the Macbook?
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Import your pictures and music onto it?
    Sounds pretty self-explanatory to me. The new MacBook with glass trackpad. Duh.
     
  4. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    you might want to change your sig :D

    anyway, im waiting for my first mac...should be here in the next couple days or so...

    just make sure you do a good calibration on the battery...so you have an accurate measurement on the battery time...

    other than that, install all the applications you need and stuff...and most of all, enjoy it! :p
     
  5. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    LOLs congrats!! :D

    Now it's the honeymoon period. Spend some quality TLC time with your new alu glassbook.

    Download some essential apps like adium (for chat), VLC media player, transmission for torrents, and just have fun customizing it.

    You could also take some pictures and post it here :p
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    glass trackpad and glass covered display = 2 points to glass
    aluminium case = 1 point to aluminium

    therefore GlassBook… good name!
     
  7. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

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    Get out a magnifying glass and look for any microscopic flaws. :D Just kidding just fire her up and start using your new machine. If you're coming from Windows be patient with Mac OS. A lot of things come easily, but there are a few things that will seem odd at first. Once you get the hang of it you'll be happy you made the switch. Have fun!
     
  8. tkiss thread starter macrumors regular

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    A few questions:

    1. How do I transfer documents from my PC to my new gb?
    2. How do I transfer all of my songs from iPod to GB? I just plugged it in, set up a few things, and it only uploaded the songs I had purchased on iTunes.
    3. How do I make applications on my dock? I downloaded openoffice and I can't figure out how to make it an icon.
    I am sure there are more to come!
    Thanks!
     
  9. mcdj macrumors 604

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    1. thumbdrive
    2. Senuti
    3. drag icons from Applications to the dock
     
  10. Balty macrumors 6502

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    1. Copy all the files from the PC to an External HDD/Memory Stick. Connect it to the Mac and copy away! :D

    2. Download Senuti

    3. Look at this guide
     
  11. eifer macrumors regular

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    lol I had no honeymoon period with my 1st mac. When I got this (iBook G4), the first few weeks I was like "I NEED TO RETURN THIS GARBAGE!". 4 years later I'm terrified to part with it, even for a new Mac. <3 my Mac.
     
  12. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Let it be proclaimed across the MR Lands:

    Thy new Macbook and Macbook Pro shall hence forth be known as Glassbooks.

    Thy shall be done.
     
  13. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    sorry but glassbook is a horrible name. i vote for aluminum mb
     
  14. Balty macrumors 6502

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    In that case, I'll have my own Glassbook Pro in a week!
    This is going to be a very, very slow week... :D
     
  15. tkiss thread starter macrumors regular

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    another Q..

    how do i make 'Applications' a icon on my dock? ive tried dragging, and it always dissapeares in a cloud of smoke.
     
  16. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Just remember, there is a separator line in your dock. Applications only go on the left side of the dock. Documents/Folders go on the right side of the dock (the side with the Trash).

    To add a single application to the dock, simply drag the application (like TextEdit for example) from a Finder window and drop it onto the LEFT hand side.

    If you'd like to make an application stack, that will be in your dock and show you all your applications, then you'd drag your entire Applications folder to the RIGHT side of the dock. You can then right-click (or control click) on this new stack to change how it displays.

    -Kevin

    By the way.....welcome to the Mac!
     
  17. GUILTIE macrumors regular

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    You don't drag the Application folder, you drag the folder of the program you want from the Application folder to the Dock.

    So go to Application Folder. Find OpenOffice's folder. Drag to Dock. Viola!
     
  18. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    I think he meant as a stack. OP, see post by kbmb.
     
  19. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't want it to be referred to a the glassbook. Kind of trivializes it.

    It is an Aluminum MacBook!:D
     
  20. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Take a look at this, found this on YouTube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfZkj8ZQzsg

    This will quickly show you adding your entire Applications folder to your Dock. Notice how in this video they drag the whole folder to the right side of the dock.

    The way he has it configured is in Grid view (that's the view you see when he clicks on it in the dock). You can change the views once you have it in your dock by right clicking or control clicking on the stack and choosing List, Fan or Grid view. List or Grid will always show you everything. Fan view is limited with the amount of apps it will show.

    -Kevin
     
  21. kinkster macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm I don't think you can just add it like that, but it wouldn't be very useful anyhow. It would probably flip out to a grid and that wouldn't be practical when the apps start adding up over time. You can add a little "recent apps" button to the right part of the dock, its really useful, it keeps the last 6 there.


    There are menu bar "apps" for all applications though.
     
  22. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    If you don't like Fan or Grid view, there is List view which is the old Tiger way of viewing stacks.

    -Kevin
     
  23. mrpither macrumors member

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    AluBook

    (use the british pronunciation: Al-you-book)

    :cool:
     
  24. rydix macrumors newbie

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    i have a black macbook, and i hate the nicknames for these computers.
    it's a macbook in black, not a blackbook.

    you have the newest macbook model. it's not a glassbook.
    just tell people you bought a new macbook.

    seriously i don't know why it irritates me so much, but it does.
     
  25. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, it doesn't need a cutesy name.
     

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