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Re: Anyone have a Macbook Pro?

danitaz wrote:

> And I'm back posting with Firefox - I like it better than Safari, and can
> get it mostly "maximized". Now, I have two things on my desktop. One
> looks like a hard drive with a Firefox icon on top of it and one is the
> dmg file for Firefox. Do I delete these?


Figured it out <g> - also my Macbook came with Tiger on it and a CD for
updating to Leopard, so that's happening now. Is there an "update"
procedure on a Mac like on Windows/SuSE?

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Re: Anyone have a Macbook Pro?

yeah - .dmgs get mounted and show up like a drive on your desktop, when you
open them you either launch the installer inside or copy the prog to your
applications folder.

when done - highlight and command-e to "eject" mounted volumes, from there
you can command-delete to delete any compressed downloads you might have on
your desktop...


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Re: Anyone have a Macbook Pro?

Rick Chisholm wrote:

> yeah - .dmgs get mounted and show up like a drive on your desktop, when
> you open them you either launch the installer inside or copy the prog to
> your applications folder.


Finally figured all of that out. It will be a bit of a learning curve I
suspect!

What I miss the most is how the touch pad works compared to my Linux laptop.
Maybe there are ways to adjust it. I don't seem to find a way to do a
"right-click" except holding down the apple key while clicking. Also, I'm
very much accustommed to tapping the touch pad to do a "click" and that
doesn't seem to work either. I'd say that's the most "difficult" part of
the transition so far for me!

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Re: Anyone have a Macbook Pro?

> Maybe there are ways to adjust it. I don't seem to find a way to do a
> "right-click" except holding down the apple key while clicking.


How about this?

http://www.tuaw.com/2006/06/01/enable-two-finger-right-click-on-15-macbook-pros/
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Hmmm - that seems to indicate that this should just "work" on a 17" Macbook Pro, which I have, but I can't seem to make it work, so I'm off to Google - thanks for the tip!
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well, it does "just work" if you go into the preferences and set it up that way 🙂

So now I can tap the trackpad (as they call it - can't find touchpad info in help <g>) to click and tap with two fingers to right-click!

Thanks for getting me moving in the right direction!
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> Thanks for getting me moving in the right direction!

NP glad it helped.
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Re: Anyone have a Macbook Pro?

The best method for installation is the migrate option, (press the option
button to get the list of upgrade types ) ... choose migrate and select
preserve network settings and users .. but if you are fresh out of the box
install I would recommennd a wipe and reinstall .. start nice and fresh.


"Danita" <danitaz@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
news:gemini.jrh5uu02hoiuo03ho.danitaz@no-mx.forums.novell.com...
> danitaz wrote:
>
>> And I'm back posting with Firefox - I like it better than Safari, and can
>> get it mostly "maximized". Now, I have two things on my desktop. One
>> looks like a hard drive with a Firefox icon on top of it and one is the
>> dmg file for Firefox. Do I delete these?

>
> Figured it out <g> - also my Macbook came with Tiger on it and a CD for
> updating to Leopard, so that's happening now. Is there an "update"
> procedure on a Mac like on Windows/SuSE?
>
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> Danita



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Re: Anyone have a Macbook Pro?

I've grown to really enjoy my macbook - and once you load up the X11 / xcode
stuff, it's even more *nix-like, allowing you to build familiar progs - add
FinkCommander and opportunities abound.

I also went into Preferences - User accounts and enabled the login dialog,
so it doesn't boot straight to the desktop without auth.

Although I heard Apple really messed up security, esp. the firewall with
10.5 - I'll stick with 10.4 and ipfw

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Re: Anyone have a Macbook Pro?

It was mearly semantics with the firewall .... the latest patch changes the
text from 'block all' to 'only allow services chosen'

I'd go with Leopard as the benefits are huge .....


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incognito wrote:

> I'd go with Leopard as the benefits are huge .....


such as? (not trolling, I've just checked out the Leopard launch site and
nothing really jumped out at me, so I might be missing something)

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