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Mac Specs: 2009 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

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1- Does MacBooks disable battery usage when battery is full?
I think you mean "charging," and the answer is yes.

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What should I do if I do not want the device to constantly fill/empty the battery?
Nothing special. Apple recommends that you "cycle" the battery periodically (by this they mean run it all the way down and charge it all the way up). In practice I find that this is not a hard-and-fast rule. My machine is four years old with original battery and still has 80% of capacity (and stays plugged in almost all the time)

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2- There's no boss key plugin (one that lets you chose the key combination) for safari or firefox?
To the best of my knowledge that's not a built-in ability in either browser on either platform. My advice would be to stop looking at porn at work.

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3- cmd w minimizes windows to dock.
No, it closes windows completely, but does *not* (usually) quit the application. Apple and others not been completely uniform on this, but generally the above is true.

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cmd q quits them completely. Red x minimizes
No. The red button replicates the function of cmd-w.

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Cant we make macbook pro quit when red x is pressed no matter what?
I suspect that there's a third-party solution for that out there somewhere.

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Some people told me to use Path Finder which is supposed to be better than Finder. What do you say to that?
I say rubbish. I pity the mind that craves adding complexity where none is needed. I say most of them use it as a Windows "crutch" because they don't want to embrace the simplicity and elegance (though I do allow that there may be cases where it increases efficiency).

As I say in my essay (link below), learn the Mac first. Once you feel comfortable with the way the Mac works, ONLY THEN can you accurately assess your needs and supplement what's already there to best improve your workflow. That's my view.

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4- There was this magnify software bundled with windows os's which created a section in screen with zoomed version of where your mouse hoovers. I could not find an equivalent for Mac OS.
cmd-(plus sign) in most app, built-in.

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I know cmd wheel up zooms in, but I'm in my bed trying to read and all I have in my hand is a mouse. Cant cmd wheel up with only a mouse. What should I do?
Buy an iPad for reading in bed. That laptop is going to fall off the bed and bust open one of these days when you start reading something boring.

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5- Ok. Quicktime is ****** like every app that makes you do extra stuff to get it to the thing that it should already be doing in the first place.
Nope. You just don't know how to use it yet.


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6- Does remote management work like Logmein or teamvier?
Yes. There is also built-in.

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7- My room is pretty hot nowadays. Its 30 celsius degree. But does that justify a yesterday-bought, "doing nothing but writing this" "no extra software" "has only been on for like half an hour" notebook to be running at 50 celsius degree?
Perfectly normal.

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8- What menubar temperature utility do you use?
I don't, because my Mac does that for me. I didn't buy a computer to become the babysitter/manager of the computer. Unless the thing is shutting off on you, it's doing it's job. Stop worrying about it.

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9- I'm awaiting for cloud. And am not a member of mobile.me. Do you think I should enroll to it?
You can't, so don't worry about it.

I'll get to the rest later.
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