Wednesday, January 9, 2008

MacBook

I am currently blogging from my new MacBook!  I just picked it up tonight - and I must admit - I am a little frightened.  I don't know much about it, but I am absolutely excited to learn - I love this thing!

If anyone has any advice for a new user - please feel free to comment!

4 comments:

bootgun said...

I know almost nothing about mac's. I am trying to learn from a distance!

Scott said...

Hey Pete! This is Scott Abraham from Chick-fil-A on Barrett. I'd definitely be able to help you get acquainted with your MacBook, especially since our run-in tonight (specifically 10 minutes ago). Let me know if you need anything. I'm at FBCW now and am starting to help out with high school and middle school stuff. Anyways, I'd be more than happy to help, and I'm sure Pastor Johnny wouldn't mind sharing a helping hand (me). As a matter of fact, that could be my window for getting to meet him, as I've not gotten the chance to. :o)

Here's my number if you need it> 770.356.8744

Scott Abraham

Dwight said...

Welcome to the revolution!

My main recommendation would be to check out Accordance Bible software. It is by far the best thing I've found as a study resource for Mac. You can find it at www.accordancebible.com. And tell'em I sent you. Nothing will happen, but at least they'll know.

Scott said...

Here's a few things to start you off:

SPOTLIGHT is probably the most valuable part of Leopard. Invoke it by pressing APPLE + Space, then do any of the following:
-Type a file name or application name that you want to find
-Type a word that you want to define
-Use it as a quick calculator
-Find Address Book contacts


Another thing is SCREEN SHARING. It's really easy to ask another Mac user (with the very latest operating system, Leopard) to help you on your screen. The only thing you need is an AIM account, and you can request that any of your Mac buddies take over your screen.

You probably already figured out how to scroll with two fingers on the touchpad. In System Preferences (You can Spotlight for "MOUSE"), you can enable RIGHT-CLICKING for the touchpad, in which you can tap the trackpad with two fingers to do a right-click.

Last tip is QUICKLOOK. When you're looking at any list of files in the Finder, you can click on it and then hit the Spacebar. With this simple feature, you can instantly view a document without opening Word or a PDF reader, you can view a picture (and an instant slideshow, if you highlight more than one), and preview a video clip. This will save you a lot of time in glancing at documents without waiting for a program to launch.

Hope this gets you going on a few more things. There's plenty more things to learn, but I figure you would immediately be able to benefit from these three.

Scott