Just got a 13" MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Mattdub, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Mattdub macrumors newbie

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    Just got a 13" yesterday and I love it. My first Mac computer and I don't see myself going back to windows. Are there any tips for the first time user of a Mac and more specifically the air? Thanks in advance! Also looking at getting a Mac mini and apple cinema display within the next few months possibly.
     
  2. Pharmscott macrumors 6502a

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    If you're brand new to Macs in general, Apple has a lot of really nice video tutorials on their site. Be sure to start there and check them out. I did when I first started and it really helped.

    If you have any specific questions, I'm sure users here will be happy to answer them.
     
  3. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Enjoy your MBA and ensure that you give yourself enough time to learn the differences - keyboard commands, touchpad etc. - between the world of Windows and that of Apple.

    As Pharmscott says, take the time, too, to take a look at some online tutorials - I did at the time, and it helped. Meanwhile, enjoy the MBA - it's a great computer.

    Cheers
     
  4. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    Many Windows shortcuts use the CTRL key, like CTRL+C for copy and CTRL+V for paste. In OS X, use the CMD key (the one with the Apple logo on it), as in CMD+C for copy and CMD+V for paste.

    Another thing I've found very helpful is using multiple desktops. This way I can 3-finger swipe between active programs. Each program then has its own screen, unclutterd by your other running programs. Once you get used to it, it'll be a seamless addition to your workflow.
     
  5. Hawkeye16 macrumors regular

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    Off the top of my head some of the commands I use a lot are
    Command + Space Bar = Spotlight search (fast search for any file/program/folder)
    Command + , = Preferences for the application
    Command + T = The same functionality as F4 in Excel (Was very aggravated before I found that one out)

    Enjoy the Mac!
     
  6. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    Oh man! THANK YOU!! I had no idea... I have been manually inserting those stupid dollar signs for over a year now! (Now I feel really stupid)
     
  7. atMac macrumors 6502

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    There is no more Apple logo on a keyboard anymore its now a weird cloverleaf thing.
     
  8. Mattdub thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    Oh man. SMH :eek: I'm in the same boat as you. Oh well, live and learn! :D
     

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