iMac 2012 finally here, few questions

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Overg, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Overg macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2012
    So, I finally got my iMac.

    After 20+ years of PC, and another 2 years + 3 month of wait ( the 2 years, was the time I was waiting for the new model to come, and the 3 month was the time I was waiting when I finally ordered..)

    Just by looking on the box, one can easily see the amount of thought Apple put on this product, and when you pull it out, it is (almost) hard to forget the trouble you went through when you bought this machine and waited sooooo long.

    Designed in California, and assembled in Ireland ( what a surprise ).

    I saw the "design in California" logo so many years on small products like the iPhone, never on such a big box :)
    I guess this is the last Steve trademark that we can see on each and every box of apple.

    What can I say... the screen is gorgeous, the computer is so fast, that took me some time to understand it is a computer...

    As a PC guy, I still trying to understand where are things, and how to work with stuff, few things caught my eye (literally) and I would like help on this small issues:

    1) The Fonts on this huge screen are very small, is there some way to make them bigger across the board? ( on every app\browser... so I wont have to fine tune the fonts on every app)

    2) The little circles on the left upper corner that close\minimize windows, are super small and every time I want to close a window I play the hit miss game with them, any way to make them bigger ?

    3)How can I assign the minimize yellow circle to one of the mouse buttons ? ( I have Logitech latest, MX revolution)

  2. corpfan1 macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2013
    Love to hear the answer to these questions too!

    Don't care if I can assign yellow minimize or similar functions to mouse or keyboard...that would be nice!
  3. richard13 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2008
    Mill Creek, WA
    Assembled in Ireland? Now that's a new one on me. I thought all of Apple's hardware was assembled in China. Nice to know that isn't always so.

    I don't know of any way to make system wide changes on the Mac the way you are describing them. And your question about the mouse buttons really would depend on your manufacturer's support. Logitech might have a driver/app to assign buttons. That said, you can quickly minimize the current window by using the command-M keyboard combo.
  4. AQUADock macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2011
    Command M minimizes windows.
  5. ihuman:D macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2012
    Some products have been assembled in Cork(Ireland) since the '80s I think. I'm suprised you don't know.
  6. bill phillips macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2012
    hey man congrats on your iMac, i was in the same boat as you at one point, i can guarentee you if you give it a chance and learn where everything is youll never use your pc again lol...ok to make the font bigger, i assume your talking about the resolution size, when you first get an out of the box mac its set to the highest resolution...while this looks the crispest, ive found for me anyway the font size of things were just too small and it would hurt my eyes after a while...go to system preferences/displays/click the display tab on the top/change resolution to 1600x900...this is what ive found to be the best, try it out and let us know if you have any more questions...enjoy!


    also pressing command and w at the same time will close a window without having to go to the red circle, but do what i said with the resolution settings and that will make the circle appear much larger also.
  7. Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    2 questions: 1: what is the difference in CMD+Q and CMD+W?
    2: how can you made a page or document full screen or exit full screen mode using the keyboard ? what are the combinations?

    Thank you
  8. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Command-Q = Quit Application

    Command-W = Close Window

    Command-Option-W = Close all windows

    OS X keyboard shortcuts
  9. Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
  10. alice04 macrumors regular


    Feb 15, 2013
    I'm thinking YES they are the same
  11. joe-h2o macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2012
    Not always.

    Quit means quit the application and shut it down completely.

    Close means close the active window, but not necessarily shut down the application.

    For example, if you do the Quit action on Safari, the whole program will close. If you do the Close Window action (the same as clicking the red x in the top left), it will simply dismiss the window and leave Safari running (just with no windows open).

    Where it gets confusing is that not all applications follow this. The System Preferences, for example, (which is an Apple supplied app so it should know better), closes the whole application when you close the window with the red x, leading to ambiguity over what the function of the red x actually means.
  12. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    And then you have those stupid Apps which ask you if you really want to quit, Windows like, YES I DO want to quit, Onyx which is a good App even does this, Why?
  13. bill phillips macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2012
    id say definately take a look at that keyboard shortcut list, and look around for all the different commands, mastering the keyboard commands was the best thing i ever did, you just blaze through stuff...idk why everybody doesnt learn them, some of favorites quick i dont think anyone mentioned...command n=opens new window, command a=highights all, command delete=throws something in the trash, command shift delete= empties trash, command c=copies, command v=paste...and theres tons more, ohhh and command h to hide everything if your watching porn :) hahahaha enjoy your iMac!
  14. Roller macrumors 68020

    Jun 25, 2003
    I don't know of any way to globally enlarge all the fonts, short of using a lower resolution setting. One option is to use selective zooming (which you control using the Accessibility preference panel) when you want to zoom in on some text quickly.

    I strongly recommend Moom, an app that lets you do all sorts of window management using the keyboard and/or mouse. It's only $10 and well worth it.

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