I'm a complete Apple/Mac newb.. teach me about my new iBook

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  1. Madness

    Madness Do not let Dr. Mario touch your genitals. He is no

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    :hs: Just powered 'er up last night, and after hours of struglling I managed to figure out how to change the desktop wallpaper and make the Dock somewhat less annoying to use. Most trouble I seem to be having is trying to work without a right-click button. I iinstalled Firefox tonight but I'm having trouble opening links in new tabs, anyone know how to do that?

    Is their any neccessary software I should install to make the most out of it? You know like Powertools for windows? I'm on OS X 10.4.5 if it matters (not exactly sure which animal that is). Also can anyone recommend a (cheap) small wireless mouse and notebook sleeve? I'm looking at the Zeroshock ones from Shinza but for 30 bucks I wanna see if there are any better options :hsd:.

    Yes, I made this thread without searching the forum, just wanted to get the questions down before I started reading :o.
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    xioix OT Supporter

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    to use the right-click ctrl+click

    for tabs, use apple-click
     
  4. Madness

    Madness Do not let Dr. Mario touch your genitals. He is no

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    :bowdown: Thank you! I like some of Safari's features but I'm lost without tabs.. especially when it takes 10 seconds to minimize a window using the scrollpad.

    I really need a mouse for this sucka if I'm going to keep it.
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    Safari has tabs... just enable tabbed browsing from its preferences.
     
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    I have a microsoft wireless notebook mouse...$20 or 30 from Costco

    Use AdiumX for your messaging needs :o
     
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    you really need to look at the shortcut list. command+h will had an app command+m will minimize. then there is expose F9 which will pretty much prevent the need to minimize everything.
     
  9. Madness

    Madness Do not let Dr. Mario touch your genitals. He is no

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    theres alot of things I really need to look at.. I already figured out how to use expose and the f9-12 shortcuts.. I just like to minimize windows I'm not using.
     
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    Expose is your new friend, USE IT! Get rid of the idea of minimizing...not worth your time. Expose between open windows or CMD + Tab to go between open apps. You should also begin trying to remember keyboard shortcuts as they will be much easier than "right clicking".
     
  11. Madness

    Madness Do not let Dr. Mario touch your genitals. He is no

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    well I wont need to right click anymore, figured out yesterday that holding the single click button for a sec opens up the options menu for whatever your cursor is over. Anyway regarding minimizing, I like the expose function, but I still prefer to get rid of windows I'm not using but need to keep open, it's just alot of clutter to me. may be different for youu guys but it's just my preference :dunno:.

    Also thanks blair and iridium for posting about aduimx, this shit is off the hook. But is there anyway to get it to stop using my Mac user icon instead of my AIM icon in messages? :confused:

    edit: just picked up how to minimize with the shortcuts.. :hs:
     
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