Need help getting around my new macbook pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Anonymouslives, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Anonymouslives macrumors 6502


    Apr 26, 2008
    I need to know:

    How to get into the nvidia graphics settings
    hardware profiles like ram,processor,etc
    where is the control panel
    Im so confused...never had a mac before
    what is the equivalent to control+alt+del?
  2. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2007
    For hardware profiles, click on the :apple: icon on the top left corner, go to About This Mac, and More Info. Or, look for the System Profiler in Spotlight.

    The Control Panel's equivalent is System Preferences.

    For the Task Manager equivalent (Ctrl+Alt+Del), go to the Activity Monitor.
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    the control panel is System Preferences. it should be in your dock its the icon with cogs on it. or have a look in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder.

    there are no "NVIDIA" graphics settings but you can have a look at your graphics profile in System Profiler by clicking the Apple menu then pressing the option button or you change your display settings in Displays in System Preferences.

    you can force quit apps and processes from Activity Monitor and also check out CPU, RAM, network and disk activity. the OS X equivalent of "ctrl+alt+del" is "command+option+esc" which will bring up a force quit window. but i dont use that window much as i just option right click on an app if i want to force quit it or just right click on it if its not responding. (yes apps do stop responding on Macs but fare less often)
  4. Anonymouslives thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 26, 2008
    Thanks, you two guys are awesome! If only I can figure out this touchpad, single clicker now , I will feel a lot more at home with this machine:p
  5. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    You can make your touchpad double click in the preferences

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  6. Anonymouslives thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 26, 2008

    Thanks man, just figured out how to do it, with your advise.

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