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posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 07:29 AM
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So what do you use if you don't use usbs?


Viking... I am expanding my horizons.




Rush, whatever it has I am sure they are as functional as the usb we are used to




posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 04:14 PM
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While trying to create desk top icons or move items to the dock I found "alias" icons. Are these copies of the programs? Are they copies of the icons? Can I trash them?

Thanks.



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 04:26 PM
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Aliases are usually just shortcuts to the original file. They are basically there so you can have access to the same file from multiple locations.


In Mac OS X, an alias is a pointer file that makes it easier for you to quickly open the files, folders, servers, or applications that you use most often. When you double-click an alias, the operating system finds the file to which the alias is pointing and opens it. You can tell an alias from a normal file or folder by its icon, which has an arrow in the bottom left corner. Once you create an alias, it will always open the original item, even if the item has been moved or renamed. The link between an alias and its original remains functional until the original is deleted, or minor hard disk errors cause the system to forget the original file's location. At this point, the alias is broken and should be deleted and recreated.
alias

So yes, there is no harm in deleting them.





[edit on 28 Mar 2009 by schrodingers dog]



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 05:52 PM
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YEAAAAA! Bloggy has come over from the dark side!

Congrats, you will love it. I did about 6 months of research before I went Mac.

Log onto iTunes and pull up the video podcasts "Apple Quick Tips", they really helped me.

Enjoy!



posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 09:43 PM
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Your podcasts are already on my ipod


darkside.



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 06:58 AM
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Another question...

When I needed to resize a picture on windows I used paint. What would be the equivalent on a mac?



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 11:29 AM
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A couple of ways to do that.

1. If you have iphoto just open it and drag the picture in it, then edit picture at will.

2. The quicker way is to open the picture in "preview" and click on the "tools" menu where you will find size and other options. The good thing with "preview" is that when saving the file you can easily change the extension as well.

Hope that helps.



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 12:37 PM
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What is an extension?

and when I did "save as" the picture went to documents. It didn't ask where I wanted it and now is in the wrong format to upload.

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posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 12:41 PM
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Originally posted by Blogstalker
What is an extension?


It's just the picture format you wish to use.

Here's little screenshot of the save options in "preview:"



It's just a nice little program to do basic photo editing and pdf viewing.

And when you do "save as" just below the file name there is a little menu for you to choose the save destination. I prefer to always save onto my desktop and then put the file in the location I want when I am done with it.

Am I going to have to come visit you, it might be quicker.




[edit on 29 Mar 2009 by schrodingers dog]



posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 12:47 PM
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Here is the picture.

It didn't need resizing I am going to have to just practice




posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 01:45 PM
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Thank you SchroDog for your personal tutorial via Skype..



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 01:59 PM
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You are most welcome.





posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 04:54 PM
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just fond this thread. i'm 100% mac.
if you get in a pickle in the future and i don't visit the thread in a timely manner, feel free to u2u me with questions.
enjoy!



posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 04:55 PM
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Thanks



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 08:44 PM
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Welcome to the other side! I have a powerbook G4 and I love it! I am looking at Macbooks now or an Air. My roommate just got his Macbook Pro yesterday and I have been helping him with it. I got him hooked! Hope you enjoy your Macbook!



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 04:02 PM
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Maybe I am missing something but on a pc there is a delete key and a backspace key. On the MAC there is only a delete key, which works like the backspace.

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posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 04:09 PM
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I'm not sure what you mean.

The "delete" key acts as a text backspace in text mode and as a browser backspace when surfing.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 04:13 PM
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Yes, and on a pc there are two buttons.

In text one deletes text in one direction, the other in the opposite direction.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 04:14 PM
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Originally posted by Blogstalker
reply to post by schrodingers dog
 


In text one deletes text in one direction, the other in the opposite direction.




Are you talking about the "insert" key?



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 04:20 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog

Originally posted by Blogstalker
reply to post by schrodingers dog
 


In text one deletes text in one direction, the other in the opposite direction.




Are you talking about the "insert" key?



I have no insert key on the mac.





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