MacBook Rookie with lots of questions.

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posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 08:06 AM
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I have used windows for years and years and recently bought a MacBook. So far so good, it is fast and I like a lot of the features.

I do have some questions though and a few members have been willing to help and I appreciate that, but maybe there are others like me that have questions.

I am learning some of the commands.

Command-C = copy
Command-V =paste
Command-T = new tab (on internet)

But I find the command C not reliable...my guess is I am doing something wrong.

How do you copy a link on a post... "single post" for example.

When you do copy does the curser have to be over what you are copying?

If I am copying something "large" like a lot of text I am ok.. it is the smaller things. I am feeling lost with out the right click. lol.

Thanks in advance for the help.




posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 08:40 AM
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reply to post by Blogstalker
 


I dont know alot about macs, but hopefully this might help...
Mac Shortcuts



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 08:51 AM
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Holy crap I will have to print that and tape it too my laptop for reference... thanks Viking


[edit on 3/27/2009 by Blogstalker]



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 09:26 AM
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command key is pinky makred
above new keyboard
below old mac keyboard


what is the problem with the command C?


you have to mark the link before

double click in the url-line of your browser
the link gets highlighted
than command - c and than click in the repl window and command v



some tutorials

www.macinstruct.com...


www.apple.com...



and this one is made for you - the switcher

www.apple.com...=switcher


www.myfirstmac.com...


these links have been inserted with a mac and copy and paste







[edit on Fri, 27 Mar 2009 09:27:49 -0500 by orange-light]



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 10:08 AM
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I can't help, I'm just stopping by to say hello and probably get an off topic warning.

Hello Bloggy


Oh wait......how many usb ports does it have?

Rush



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 10:38 AM
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Originally posted by Blogstalker
I am feeling lost with out the right click. lol.


If you use two fingers to press on the mousepad and click, it acts as a right click and you get the corresponding menu including copy/paste.



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 11:02 AM
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and you can connect up a usual pc mouse at one usb ports and then you have the mousefeeling that you are used to

@s-dog
mac book or a desktop mac??



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 11:17 AM
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reply to post by orange-light
 


MacBook/Pro notebooks.

Use two fingers on the mousepad to also scroll down and sideways but it's most useful as a right click.



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 11:20 AM
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reply to post by hsur2112
 


And yours is the only question I can answer.


It has 2 usb one for a fire wire a phone jack and one I have no idea what it is for....



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 11:23 AM
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reply to post by schrodingers dog
 


Not getting it. How would I, for example, copy the link for a single post with a mac?



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by Blogstalker
reply to post by hsur2112
 

It has 2 usb one for a fire wire a phone jack and one I have no idea what it is for....


It's probably a DVI output so you can connect to a tv/monitor.



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 11:25 AM
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reply to post by schrodingers dog
 

Now that you mention it I think you are right they said something about hooking it up to a tv....think I need to find the instruction manual.



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by Blogstalker
reply to post by schrodingers dog
 

Not getting it. How would I, for example, copy the link for a single post with a mac?


Ok, if you are trying to copy the url of a post just highlight the url (triple click on it), then put the scroll over the highlighted section, two fingers on mousepad and click on it. You will get a vertical menu with the copy/paste options.



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 11:31 AM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

OMG SchroDog... I think I love you... it worked I have my copy and paste.



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 04:13 PM
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Originally posted by Blogstalker
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I have no idea what it is for....


I do. :shk:

Rush



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by hsur2112

Originally posted by Blogstalker
reply to post by hsur2112
 


I have no idea what it is for....


I do. :shk:

Rush


A super duper USB



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 07:00 PM
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The only other alternative I have for you is trash the mac and get a proper computer that uses normal functions.....



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 07:04 PM
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Or, or, you can keep the mac so you have a computer that actually works.



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 10:06 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog
reply to post by VIKINGANT
 


Or, or, you can keep the mac so you have a computer that actually works.


Or, or, who cares as long as it has usb ports.

Rush

Hey....wb.



posted on Mar, 27 2009 @ 10:15 PM
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Originally posted by hsur2112
Or, or, who cares as long as it has usb ports.


USB?

Pffff ...

I might as well use charcoal.





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