MacBook tips

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cheekybobcat, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. cheekybobcat macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2007
    U-S of A
    Me and my PC-Loving friend are having a heated debate about what OS is better and pretty much are Macs or PCs better. I didn't think I would have much trouble finding people who love Macs here so if you want to help destroy a PC-loving persons debate, please, tell me some of the cool things Macs can do. Such as key combos and what not. Things like ctrl+optn+cmd+8 makes the screen negative. Any cool MacBook key combos or anything cool about Macs are welcome. Thanks
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Control+Scroll to zoom in and out.

    Search in the Help menu

    A lack of viruses

    Startup speed

    All-round-beauty of hardware and software

    Less screen space taken up due to menubar constantly there

    Exposé, Dashboard

    Quick Look
  3. cheekybobcat thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2007
    U-S of A

    What is Exposé?
  4. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    London, UK
    press a hot key (depends on your mac or keyboard, you can also set up a mighty mouse button to do so) and all the open windows will tile around the screen so you can see all the windows active
  5. steveza macrumors 68000


    Feb 20, 2008
    The touchpad/trackpad is better than any notebook running Windows. It's one of the things that I thought was a bit overhyped before I got my MBP, now I struggle when using my Dell.
  6. wedge234 macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Francisco
    I'm a fan of spaces.

    I also like how the finder can be used as a calculator, a reference engine, and a calculator.

    oh, and using the two-finger scrolling on macbook trackpads.
  7. dan7592 macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2007
    -the ease of uninstalling programs
    -an easy to navigate system prefrences
    -Force quit does wonders
    -easy to upgrade some hardware like ram and the harddrive
    -the computer works as good as new even a year later
  8. Holmes89 macrumors regular


    Mar 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    OS and Hardware developed by the same company so they work seamlessly

    Some of the best hardware available at a very reasonable price, has anyone ever tried to build a PC that had the same specs? (you are actually getting quite a deal)

    And tell your friend that PC Magazine voted the Macbook Pro as the best laptop to run Windows so even that must say something. (oh and PC Magazine also voted OS X Leopard as the best operating system so there are some creditable resources for you.

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