There are some features of my Macbook Pro that I'd love to use...

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  1. Danoldo

    Danoldo Lollercaust

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    but I just haven't had the time to learn them.

    One great thing I've heard about is the automator. I really want to get to know what this is about. I heard that it can just do automatic things for you, such as resizing pictures and I read LOLZILLA's thread about the torrents.

    One thing that I haven't installed in Photoshop because I have a macbook pro and i've heard lots of people have trouble installing photoshop on the intel macs.....aka, not even getting done with the install.

    Another thing that I want to download is quicksilver. Everyone says its great but I just haven't had time and don't know how complicated it is to start up and learn how to use.

    Hopefully I can get these things started here within the next week :coold:
     
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    some person Sheep Shagging Priest

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    quicksilver confused me, will have to work out exactly what it can do for it, as it seems to be quite broad
     
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    urban ape take that take that take that

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    i dont really get the hype with QS. i press apple+spacebar and use spotlight to launch apps, open files, whatever.
     
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    check out macbreak for some good video podcasts, there are a few that cover automator.
     
  7. omgwtfbbqryan

    omgwtfbbqryan OT Supporter

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    i love quicksilver... you can control itunes with it, search your songs artists, albums, etc. thats what i mostly use it for.
     
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    i use synergy i think and have apple+f9-12 controlling it
     
  9. violator

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    apple-shift-A and then start typing the first few letters of the app you wanna use...
     
  10. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    spotlight can search through your songs, and their metadata. i just open a track through spotlight and then control the player with the arrow keys on the keyboard.

    apple+spacebar opens spotlight and enables you to do the same thing
     
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    doesnt work forme. unless i need to have finder open which sucks, even on a blankdesktop doesnt work

    i use spotlight, with apple+spacebar
     
  12. Danoldo

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    I spotlit your mom last night :mamoru:

    /macgeekjoke
     
  13. FidizzyTypeS

    FidizzyTypeS Gimme Dem Scones!! OT Supporter

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    I install photoshop cs2 on macbook pros at least twice daily. I've never had a problem...sounds like the people you are dealing with a total fucktards.
     
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    I installed LaunchBar on alt-space and pushed Spotlight over to shift-alt-space. :mamoru:

    LB is faster for opening apps, and old habits die hard I guess. :hsughno:
     
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    i have "sizzlingkeys" and i can control itunes with it by key combos :dunno:
    is that the same
     
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    quicksilver is awesome...google around and there are some very good tutorials on how to use it properly.

    as far as CS2, there were issues installing it a few months back but apple released a quicktime update that fixed that

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/automator/ is a great place to start w/ automater...lots of prebuilt scripts and tutorials
     

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