Finally caved in...

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    Aug 01, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    and bought a MacBook Pro! I got the 13"...fits my needs just fine. Now, I am a PC guy, been building my own computers since I was ten. But I loved my brothers MBP and feel like Apple makes the best mobile computer! I love it! I will keep using my PC desktop because its more powerful and I video edit, but I am so glad I made this purchase!

    Now, for you macboys out there. What are some neat tricks us newbies dont know about? I have a few questions, like how the heck do I maximize a window?? I click the green dot but it just moves the page around. Do I have to drag the corner every time or is there a shortcut? Is there a home or end button on Macs to move to the start or end of a sentence? I am getting used to the spaced out keys, but have trouble understanding what fn, control, option, and command all do.

    Any help would be great!
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    Aug 01, 2011 3:33 AM GMT
    In two more weeks I'll have enough saved up to get the Asus G74SX-XR1 17.3" laptop...as a desktop replacement. icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 01, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidIn two more weeks I'll have enough saved up to get the Asus G74SX-XR1 17.3" laptop...as a desktop replacement. icon_cool.gif


    Holy cow! At 17" that sure will! I could never get rid of my desktop, I have an awesome i7 950 processor and it has 2 27" LCD screens.....insanely good video editing. I just wanted a better laptop. My old HP was on its last leg and the fans sounded like rocketships when it got too hot. I just need help adjusting to the Apple world!
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    Aug 01, 2011 3:55 AM GMT
    The maximize icon is in the upper right.
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    Aug 01, 2011 4:02 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidThe maximize icon is in the upper right.


    I dont see anything up there...just 3 dots on the left corner of each window.
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    Aug 01, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    Trocks797 said
    Scruffypup saidThe maximize icon is in the upper right.


    I dont see anything up there...just 3 dots on the left corner of each window.



    Are you using Chrome?
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    Aug 01, 2011 4:11 AM GMT
    You can always maximize windows manually by dragging the lower right corner.
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    Aug 01, 2011 4:14 AM GMT
    ^this
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    Aug 01, 2011 4:14 AM GMT
    Yes I am using Chrome. I am ok with dragging the corners if that is how it has to be done. I think my favorite thing about this is all the nifty swipes and gestures that do crazy cool things. Do you know of any tricks or neat things that I may not know about? My brother showed me the four finger down swipe to see all the windows....awesome!
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    Aug 01, 2011 4:20 AM GMT
    If you're using Chrome, there is an icon of two arrows in the upper right corner. That is your maximize button.
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    Aug 01, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    I can answer any direct questions you have about Macs, but I can't suggest which things are different because I've never owned a PC. My first computer was a Mac and every computer since has been a Mac, so I'm not real familiar in all the ways they are different.
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    Aug 01, 2011 4:38 AM GMT
    Wow man, thanks! Although my Chrome doesnt have the 2 up arrows in the right corner, I just stretched the screen to the max. Should I do the upgrade to Lion or is that not worth it?
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    Aug 01, 2011 4:50 AM GMT
    13"? Are you sure you can fit all of that in without rupturing something?
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    Aug 01, 2011 5:17 AM GMT
    Trocks797 saidWow man, thanks! Although my Chrome doesnt have the 2 up arrows in the right corner, I just stretched the screen to the max. Should I do the upgrade to Lion or is that not worth it?

    Wait, what? Your Macbook didn't come with it pre-installed? Lion has been out for some time now. I think you should return it and get one with Lion on it.
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    Aug 01, 2011 5:32 AM GMT
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    Trocks797 saidWow man, thanks! Although my Chrome doesnt have the 2 up arrows in the right corner, I just stretched the screen to the max. Should I do the upgrade to Lion or is that not worth it?

    Wait, what? Your Macbook didn't come with it pre-installed? Lion has been out for some time now. I think you should return it and get one with Lion on it.


    Lion should have at least been included as a drop in DVD if you've purchased in the last couple of weeks. You may want to make a call. Good luck with your MB, once you get to know it youll love it.
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    Aug 01, 2011 6:14 AM GMT
    Trocks797 said
    paulflexes saidIn two more weeks I'll have enough saved up to get the Asus G74SX-XR1 17.3" laptop...as a desktop replacement. icon_cool.gif


    Holy cow! At 17" that sure will! I could never get rid of my desktop, I have an awesome i7 950 processor and it has 2 27" LCD screens.....insanely good video editing. I just wanted a better laptop. My old HP was on its last leg and the fans sounded like rocketships when it got too hot. I just need help adjusting to the Apple world!
    I've got a 19" monitor and will eventually get a 42" monitor for photo editing. 16MP pics at full size are fucking huge. icon_lol.gif

    But the laptop is needed because I travel too much to rely on a desktop...always at a loss when working away from home.
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    Aug 02, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    Regarding the Lion upgrade. I bought my Macbook 2 days before it came out. It says it is $30 via the Apple website. Are you saying I should already have this?
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    Aug 02, 2011 3:37 AM GMT
    Hmm.. That's kind of a grey area. Technically, I don't think you're entitled to get the Lion upgrade for free. But if you're still within your return period, you can say that you'll just return your Macbook and buy one that has Lion pre-installed. I'm sure they'll let you have it. It doesn't hurt to ask.
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    Aug 02, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    xrichx saidHmm.. That's kind of a grey area. Technically, I don't think you're entitled to get the Lion upgrade for free. But if you're still within your return period, you can say that you'll just return your Macbook and buy one that has Lion pre-installed. I'm sure they'll let you have it. It doesn't hurt to ask.



    Exactly, apple is pretty good about this kinda' stuff. You just have to ask.
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    Aug 02, 2011 4:02 AM GMT
    Take your computer to the Apple store and tell them that you didn't realize Lion was coming out just a couple of days after you bought it. The customer service at Apple is incredible. I'm 90% sure they will just install Lion for you at no charge. I just took my laptop in last week for some issues. They installed a new battery (which should have been 130 bucks) and totally rebuilt the entire casing on my computer, along with a new track pad and didn't charge me a thing!
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    Aug 02, 2011 4:51 AM GMT
    Trocks797 saidRegarding the Lion upgrade. I bought my Macbook 2 days before it came out. It says it is $30 via the Apple website. Are you saying I should already have this?


    You should qualify for a free upgrade to OS X Lion.

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/