Need some tips on playing with my Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Masters, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Masters macrumors newbie

    Masters

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    #1
    Hello everyone. This is the first time I've clicked on this section of the forums because now I actually own a Mac! Yes I know, I'm excited and that's kind of weird, but you've no idea how long I saved up for that day to come when I could own a Mac.

    Anyway, I've seen people hover the mouse over the icons on the dock and the icons seem to enlarge as the mouse scrolls over them. How do you do that? Mine doesn't do that.

    Also, are there any good programs out there to customize my Macbook? For example, changing the sound effects, screen savers, any other cool apps?

    I know, I'm a total Mac newb, but hey we all start somewhere. :)
     
  2. Bobioden macrumors 68000

    Bobioden

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    The settings for the dock are under: System Preferences/Dock

    Just check on Magnification to make the Icons larger as you scroll over them.

    You can also adjust the size of the icons, and a couple other things in that box.
     
  3. Masters thread starter macrumors newbie

    Masters

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    Sweet! I got it, thanks a lot!

    Keep the tips coming. I want my Macbook to be as cool as everyone else's. Have some sympathy for the new guy.
     
  4. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

    J@ffa

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    I'd recommend Leopard: The Missing Manual by David Pogue... there are lots of good video tutorials on Apple's websites, and plenty of hints and tips to be had, but really they add value on top of a basic knowledge of the way Macs work and are designed. Unless you grew up with Macs (which is how I learnt them), it's best to start from the beginning and then add to it, otherwise it's easy to get overwhelmed by the differences from PCs.
     
  5. tchait macrumors newbie

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    Open up and go through your System Preferences... you can personalize your screen saver, sounds, desktop and other things there.
     

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