Where can I learn to use my Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by apple916, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. apple916 macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2012
    I recently purchased one and its great, but it sucks when you can't figure out basic things because you have no apple skills. I'm pretty good with a PC, but sometimes I get frustrated with my mac. My latest issue was downloading a folder of pictures that were zipped. I didn't know how to extract them to look at them one after the other instead I had to individually open them. Help
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. drumrobot macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2009
    Look around on Apple's website and forums like this one; you can always post questions and people will answer them (just make sure you try Google first or people get mad).
    To view multiple photos, select them with click+drag and hit the spacebar.
  4. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    You could also select all the photos and double click them or hit Command+O and they will all open in Preview which is the default OS X app for viewing PDFs and images.

    Just poke around things and go to System Preferences to see how you can customize things.

    If you are really stuck, you could go to an Apple Store and set up a One on One appointment (not sure about the pricing) where you ask the Genius how to do something and they'll show you.
  5. ThunderSnake macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2010
    As others have suggested, you can select (single click) the first file in the folder, press the space bar, and then use the up & down arrow keys to move to next or previous image.

    Also, you can just drag the entire folder to the iPhoto icon in your dock.
  6. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    One to one might be your best bet, but it really is just a learning curve...A little strange at first, but then you gather skills and off you go.

    As posted here, just ask....Just about everything can be answered by posting your problem / query. No need to feel that it's too simple either!

    Enjoy your new Mac...:)
  7. iforbes macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2011
  8. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2011
    just keep at it, I got mine pretty much down after the 2nd clean install of lion:rolleyes:

    but seriously, just google the hell out of it. It is frustrating but just keep at it.
  9. apple916 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2012
    Appreciate all the help. Everyone tells me how much better the Macs are over PC so I jumped in. I can see how it can be, like others have mentioned it is frustrating in the beginning.
  10. Jordnbeats macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2012
    I'm right there with ya. I just got mine as a gift for my new job (currently still in school while working).

    I am only saying what i do, it's just a suggestion you can try but as for me I just check out resources like: youtubes (video tutorials), go on forums (here), apple's website..um..my sister has a mac air who i often glance over to just see how to work the mouse pad. I'm thinking of joining the one-to-one but i don't know how that works either so i'm going to the mall tomorrow probably stop by the apple store to ask. :) i hope my suggestion helps a bit cos I'm a new mac user as well.
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The link that simsaladimbamba posted in the 2nd post of this thread should get you pretty far down the road in learning to use your Mac. Do exercise care about getting your information from YouTube and some forums, as there's a lot of misinformation out there.
  12. Jordnbeats macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2012
    I apologize if I said anything wrong.
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You didn't say anything wrong at all. No need to apologize.
  14. apple916 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2012
    My Macbook Pro is an early 2011. When I go to the apple icon it says my operating system is OS X. I am looking to get a mac help book and wanted to get the one appropriate for me. Am I Lion, Leopard?
  15. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Click the  in the upper left corner of your Menu Bar at the top of your screen, then click "About This Mac". Right under the big Apple logo and "Mac OS X" you will see your Version number. If it shows Build or Serial Number, click on that text and it will change. It alternates between Version, Build and Serial Number.

    10.5.x = Leopard
    10.6.x = Snow Leopard
    10.7.x = Lion

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