Sunday, June 22, 2008

New Toy

I can haz Macbook.

Watch me be perplexed as I learn how to use my new toy... =)

13 comments:

Chumplet said...

Me has Powerbook G4. Can't be much different from MacBook. You'll love it!

Rachel said...

Oh, yay! You'll have a good time!

jmeadows said...

Woo! Pretty Macbook! Macs are so shiny.

hollymc said...

Awesome! I hope you love it! (I'm sure you will :p) Are you buying scrivener?

Natalie said...

Once you go Mac, you never go back. Enjoy your new baby.

numdlmom said...

Macs are the best! They are so user-friendly. Pretty soon you'll wonder why you ever put up with the antics of a PC.

I love my Mac. Have been using them for 15 years!

Jenny Rappaport said...

I think there's a true question of whether Macs are user-friendly. Yes, there's a learning curve I'm going through right now, where I have to learn new keyboard shortcuts and other things.

But tell me how I edit the Mac equivalent of a registry? Or make my font size universally larger? Not happening right now...

Crystal said...

I can haz visitation?

numdlmom said...

Jenny, Do you mean on your desktop? If yes, click on the view menu at the top (where the apple is) and then click on "Show view options" A window pops up that will allow you to change the font size and icon size of everything on your desktop.

Rachel said...

Go to your system preferences. If you don't know where those are, then click on the apple in the corner. You should be able to change a lot of preferences from there.

One thing Mac is not as good at is being able to change your display as much. PCs you can change the color of the background, color and size of font and bars and all that and for some reason, I've never been able to do that on Mac.

Jenny Rappaport said...

I know how to change the overall resolution (I'm running it at a lovely readable 800 x 500). And knowing about the desktop view changing is great too.

But is there a way to change the overall system fonts, to make them larger? Particularly when I'm looking through files and stuff with Finder? Also, is there a way to change the address bar in the Mac version of Firefox to make the text in that larger?

Rachel said...

That may be a Firefox thing. Yes! I just checked. Go to the Firefox pull down under preferences and check Content and you'll see the default font, etc.

Ithaca said...

Macs are great for switching between different languages; if you go to International in your System Preferences you can add Japanese to your Input Menu (and, of course, any other languages that might come in handy).