Just got my beautiful new macbook!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by amycishere, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. amycishere macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2007
    And what a lovely thing it is...the screen size is something that I'll have to get used to, having to strin my eyes a little, anyway to make things little bigger without blurryness? Its just a little different than my PC laptop. And yes I wear glasses people.

    Everything works perfectly. Haven't tried to burn a DVD yet as I didn't buy any burnable ones yet.

    LOVE the keyboard,OMG the camera is COOL and MUCH clearer than I expected, just WOW.

    There must be a way to check the specs right? I want to make sure I got my 120 GB hard drive, even though it says it on the box. lol.
  2. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    Glad you enjoy it - they are quite nice.

    As far as increasing the size without blurriness, I'm not sure there's a good way. The LCD screens are optimized for a certain resolution, and any other resolution won't look as nice. For limited use, you can hold the <ctrl> key down and use two fingers on the trackpad to scroll and zoom the screen. It's a nice trick for limited use.

    If you have questions on your first Mac (as it sounds like this is), ask away.
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Click on the Apple in the upper left, then choose "About The Mac." Then click the "More Info..." button to open System Profiler and see all sorts of info about your system. But you can see the size of your hard drive by just clicking on your hard drive icon and then hitting Command-I to bring up the info pane. A 120 GB hard drive should register as something like a "111 GB" hard drive due to the inability of the computer to use correct terminology.
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    :apple: -> System Preferences...-> Universal Access

    In this pane you will find the settings for Zoom.
  5. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    I have my side scroll buttons on my mouse set to zoom/un-zoom, and it is a lifesaver for me. I wish Windows at work could be setup the same way.
  6. 2tallyAwesome macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2007

    I totally didn't know you could do that! - Awesome!

    Any other multi finger tricks out there? (besides the obvious 2 finger scrolling)
  7. amycishere thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2007
    Just noticed thevery tip of me screen rolling bar is yellow...suppose there is no way to clean it...
  8. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    Are you old enough? ;)

    Hold two fingers on the trackpad and click the button to "ctrl-click".

    "screen rolling bar"?
  9. amycishere thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2007
  10. kill-your-tv macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2007
    That zoom thing is wicked cool. Try- ctrl, option, apple, 8, at the same time.
  11. AlBDamned macrumors 68030


    Mar 14, 2005
    Wow - learn something new every day!

    And another! Quality :)
  12. holamiamigos macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2006
    whoa i cant believe people still dont know about that.......

    (hey guys... hit control+option+apple+8)
  13. AlBDamned macrumors 68030


    Mar 14, 2005
    Yeah but that one's well-known :rolleyes: ;)
  14. zephead macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2006
    in your pants
    You could also set up the trackpad so just tapping two fingers equals a right/ctrl-click.

    I still think ctrl+option+:apple:+8 is really cool :cool:.
  15. The Stig macrumors 6502a

    The Stig

    Nov 4, 2006
    On the track
    Microsoft has been alerted of this trade mark infringement. Steve Ballard is on his way you your house now.

    The Stig
  16. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

    Jul 2, 2006
    You are using a MicroSoft marketing slogan. Allow or Cancel?

    A few things you may want to do...

    1. Turn on the firewall. System->Sharing->Firewall

    2. Switch off the "open safe files" in Safari. Safari->Preferences->General->Uncheck the box next to "Open safe files after downloading"

    3. Create a seperate admin account (not called admin - go for a name you can remember). Then once that is up and running, demote the account you created out of the box to a normal user.

    System Prefenernce->Accounts-> Uncheck "Allow user to administer this computer"

    As it is a laptop you may also want to set it so that it will not automatically log into a user account

    System Preferences->Accounts->Login Options (at the end of the accounts list).

    When installing software ot applying updates log in as the admin. Good software will install software under the admin group - but MicroSoft does not (you are pointing out that MicroSoft screwed up. Again. Allow or Cancel?)

    This will make life just a little more difficult for virus and malware writers should they get any nasty stuff passed OS X.

    It is always advisable to make a backup of your disk. Porgrams such as SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner work well with an external drive. If the backups are not made on a regular basis, they are advisable prior to updating the OS - just in case it all goes a little pear-shaped.

    Remember - if you have to send the MacBook in for repair (hopefully this will never happen), it will probably get its HD blanked/replaced/accidently swapped of one from another machine that is also in for repair.

    Enjoy your MacBook. I've had one for three months and it has been a very nice machine.:apple:

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