05-22-2010, 03:41 PM
Originally Posted by prazim
Iím hoping you can help with these migration issues. Iím using a macbook pro:
1. how does one change the sound for various functions, such as emptying trash, sent mail, etc.? If an additional software tool is needed, which one is best?
2. if one uses animated mouse pointers in windows, can those also be used in Mac apps? Is there a program that needs to be installed for them to work?
3. is there an app which allows one to control the bass and treble on the mac book pro, outside of itunes?
4. in windows, it is necessary to clean out oneís temporary files and run defrag routines, etc. whatís a good app for that, or is it necessary on the mac?
5. is there a way to tile or cascade oneís open windows? Expose is giving me a bit of a challenge regarding configuring it.
6. is there a recommended reference manual for technical users migrating from windows to mac?
7. what is the best way to change the icons used for folders and files?
8. what are the key combinations for ďhomeĒ and ďendĒ Those keys are not present on the macbook pro
9. is there an extended clipboard manager you can recommend? Clipmate doesnít yet run on the mac and Copy/Paste Pro limits the number of items per archive collection, and doesn't allow the collection of images apparently, based on their overview videos.
many thanks in advance
1) You'll need third party software for this, of which I know none. Sorry.
2) You can try to find third party software for this as well, but good luck.
3) Again, third party software, and again, good luck.
4) The temporary files are automatically cleared when you run the defragmenter in Windows. On a Mac, it runs a background task called cron which clears temp files and defragments the internal HDD.
5) This thing called Expose (there are ways to do this, the most common is F10 and F11, and F3 on a more modern Mac) exists on a Mac for the same reason that Windows allows you to have multiple windows. It doesn't necessarily cascade or stack the windows to fit, but it does allow you to find the window you need when doing multiple things. There's also Spaces, which is a Leopard and Snow Leopard exclusive. Spaces gives you multiple desktops to expand your work on.
6) There are several- check Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Borders.
7) Check out Apple's Downloads site: Apple - Downloads - Mac OS X - Icons, Screensavers, etc.
8) Can you be more specific? You can search the internet for key combinations/shortcuts on Mac OS X.
9) Again, you can find third party software. For all answers that require third party software, you can go here: Apple - Downloads