New MBP & Questions!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hube01, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Hube01 macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2011

    I just wanted to thank all of you who offered advice and helped guide me through the process! Now on day two of with my MBP, and I love it! However, I do have a few questions:

    1) In my system preferences, there is GROWL. Can anyone tell me what this is?

    2) when I open up a word document, is there a way I can get it to open up to fill the entire screen?

    3) I was thinking about adding "little snitch" to my MBP. Is this worth it and if not, how do I keep cookies off the computer? I really want and need to keep this MBP secure from others. From time to time I do keep information on it that is not meant to be seen by others.

    4) Is Adobe flash on the MBP or do I need to upload it; if I do need to upload it, is there a safe site?

    5:D) I really want to buy a few good games. As such, any suggestions?

    Lastly, I just ordered a new backpack; Oakley's "Kitchen Sink." If you would like, I can take some images and post them along with my thoughts...???

    Thanks in advance for all of your help!

  2. room271 macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2011
    Don't know about most of the questions but I am sure google/bing is your friend.

    But re: games. TF2 is definitely worth the money. Buy the Orange Box on Steam and get a load of other good games at the same time.

    re Flash: just go to a website which uses flash and check it out! You can download Flashplayer from adobe's site if you don't have it.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    1. It's a notification software. It most likely came with some other software you installed (you mentioned Word and I think Office for Mac 2011 installs Growl too). Nothing to worry about, it is a great and very useful piece of software.

    2. I don't think you can set full screen mode as the default way of viewing them but it only requires one click to enter full screen mode.

    3. Just enable firewall from System Preferences. That is all you need.


    5. What kind of games do you like? Check out Steam for OS X, there are plenty of games. Some even have a demo that you can test beforehand.
  4. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    1. A harmless little program that lets Mac OS X applications unintrusively tell you when things happen.

    2. View- FullScreen

    3. I dont think there is any need for it. In most cases, cookies are a good thing.

    4. Flash should be on it. Chrome has a flash player built in. If not, its on the adobe website.

    5. WOW is a good one.

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