Well... Finally done it... Any tips?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by AndyDel, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. AndyDel macrumors member

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    Howdy,

    After having an iPhone 2G, then 3G... I finally gave in... Bought a new allu macbook :)

    I'm completely new to OSX / macbooks etc.. So any tips on apps or doing things etc. So far i've gotten MSN, IRC and VLC on it.

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  2. warning9 macrumors newbie

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    Mine came in the mail yesterday and I'm also a new mac user. All I can say is make sure you set up time machine and definitely give spaces a try, it's pretty cool.

    Also, don't you think this is the best keyboard ever? :apple:
     
  3. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

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    Just spend a couple days fooling around with it. Also, there are helpful hints on Apple's website as well as Mactips (I think it's mactips.org?) I also put a widget on my dash that gives me a new mac tip every day. Pretty crazy that I've owned a mac for the past 2.5 yrs and I still learn something new at least every week. I love these machines.
     
  4. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Yeah when I got mine I used to tune into the weekly tip or whatever it's called on apple.com Learnt some useful things :)
     
  5. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    have fun.

    i've been using leopard since the day it came out, and i've yet to use spaces... maybe one day.
     
  6. warning9 macrumors newbie

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    I didn't think I would like it, but it is really great when you have a lot going on.
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Congrats on the new MB. Just play with it and u will get the hang of it soon. It's a lot like Windows.
     
  8. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Congrats on the new MB. Just play with it and u will get the hang of it soon. It's a lot like Windows.
     
  9. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    you'll have a great time.

    download tinkertool (adjusts certain hidden os x settings)

    download iStat Pro (monitors system performance + battery in dashboard)

    download caffeine (keeps the display from dimming)

    set up spaces (i.e mail+ical in space 1, safari+ichat in space 2, itunes+iphoto in space 3). it's really great.


    hold shift and invoke expose (4 fingers sliding down)

    hold shift and invoke dashboard (F4)


    press control, option, command 8 :)


    so many great and fun things you can do!!
     
  10. danbt79 macrumors member

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    Carbon Monoxide!

    Looks like everyone else has your question covered - just wanted to point out that by the look of the soot you've got building up above your fire you've got carbon monoxide being produced - get a CO alarm, and get it inspected by a gas fitter! Just 400 ppm will kill you fast! DO THIS NOW!!
     
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  12. viperguy macrumors 6502

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    Do yourself a favor and get rid of MSN for mac.. it's a total tragedy!
    Get Adium instead. Very nice little app! :D
     
  13. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I would get a USB hard drive and start your back ups now. It will make it a lot easier, and then when the time to use a back up comes around Time machine will be second nature to you.
     
  14. staccato83 macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats OP!

    Click on the Apple in the top left corner and run software update.
     
  15. rakkathon macrumors newbie

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    Buy the longest, most comprehensive AppleCare plan that you can get.
     
  16. GottaLoveApple4 macrumors member

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    Congrats!

    You will love it!! Expose setup in the corners of the screen is a pretty cool feature but most are on the nice multitouch trackpad already! There are a few you could setup though I'm sure.
     
  17. BanjoBanker macrumors 6502

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    Welcome aboard, we are glad to have in the fold. Several folks have already said to just poke around and I agree. also be sure and set up Time Machine now while you don't have a lot of file to back up. You will save yourself a ton of time in the long run. Enjoy! :D
     
  18. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    CONGRATS!! I hope you love yours as much I love mine!!
     

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