Just got my first mac and love it!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by michial, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. michial macrumors 6502

    michial

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    just got my first mac and love it. Its the i7 imac 2.93 with 8gb ram. 27 inches is so nice. I know nothing about Mac OS etc. We signed up for the one to one thing. Any websites or tips would be great.
     
  2. pintsizemacman macrumors regular

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  3. Spike88 macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats on your new iMac 27".

    If you find its icons / menus are too small and you cannot adjust their default size to larger size, one way to increase their font/menu size is changing its screen resolution. Especially if you need more "eye comfort". For more details, surf: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1021058

    Good luck in your new iMac....

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  4. michial thread starter macrumors 6502

    michial

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    Thanks for the answers. Ive got a question. How do you make the webpages automatically fit the large 27 inch screen. I know you can drag the corner and hit command + or -. Is there a way to do it in the setting so I dont have to do the command+ every time I open the page?

    Also when in itunes is there a way to make the store,etc stretch or fill up the entire screen? Ive selected large text but its not filling up the white margins on the 27.

    thanks

    love this mac.

    One last question. I have an xbox and we always have had windows pcs with windows media player and windows media center that streamed your audio/video to the tv through the xbox. Is there a way to do that with the imac? An application or something?

    I also like to use utorrent to download. Any suggestions on the mac end?

    thanks
     
  5. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    do you mean like the maximize function in windows? Get this little app called Right Zoom. It'll turn the Green + button into a maximize button

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/30591/right-zoom

    There is uTorrent for mac, but I by far recommend Transmission. It's lightweight and packs a lot of power.

    http://www.transmissionbt.com/

    As far as streaming to an xbox, get this app called Connect360. You can stream your iTunes music library, video library, and iPhoto library.

    http://www.nullriver.com/products/connect360
     
  6. michial thread starter macrumors 6502

    michial

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    By maximizing I mean filling the screen out. I use command + for this website and other html pages but in itunes I cant get the command + do make the fonts bigger

    thanks for all your help. So Transmission is better than utorrent? Never heard of it. Is it a mac only thing?

    Does the connect360 work well?
     
  7. PhelpsiPhan macrumors 6502

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    Congrats on the iMac! Thats a big way to start your mac life! lol
     
  8. Jim9996 macrumors newbie

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    I use rivet for streaming media to my ps3. Works like a charm.
     
  9. ahankinson macrumors member

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    In the iTunes preferences you can set the default font size to "Large" for the source lists. You can also use the "Zoom" option in the Window menu to fill the window for the whole screen.

    In general, though, few Mac applications are designed to fill the screen like Windows applications, though. It's a difference in the "philosophy" of how they treat windows. Since the menu on the top is always contextual to the foreground application, there's no need to fill out the whole window. That way you can tile your windows to easily switch back and forth, or keep an eye on something while doing something else. For example, I now have Safari open on one side of my screen, while I watch a movie in the other part.

    Welcome to the Mac!
     

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