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    Got a new Macbook Pro!
    hey guys!!

    After stalling for awhile wondering if i shold get the macbook or not and if i should wait for santa rosa or nt. i jsut said forget and the current macbook is good enough for me so i bought it!!

    its the 2.16ghz one!! but i do have a few questions

    1.) I have an external mouse a Logitech MX518 and for some reason the back and forwad buttons on the mouse wont wake the pages in safari (not sure about firefox as i have not d/led i yet) go back or forward

    2.) where can i d/l MSN for mac? i hear the normal msn for it is not very good what are others out there?

    3.) lets say i have a few programs opened and i want to see all my windows at once what do i do to do that?

    thats all i can think of for now im loving my new mackbok pro, and and u can see im pretty new to the mac ox!

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    Well..instead of trying d/ling MSN which isn't going anywhere for Mac anymore I believe..try Adium, it's a universal chat client (AIM, Yahoo, MSN etc, all in one).

    and to view all your windows, if it's the same on Intel Macs..press F9

    EDIT: Adium's URL is adiumx.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVaris223 View Post
    Well..instead of trying d/ling MSN which isn't going anywhere for Mac anymore I believe..try Adium, it's a universal chat client (AIM, Yahoo, MSN etc, all in one).

    and to view all your windows, if it's the same on Intel Macs..press F9

    EDIT: Adium's URL is adiumx.com

    ahh ok thank you. I dont think its f9 because that button is used to shut off the keyboard backlight....

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    Your welcome. I love Adiums setup..or maybe I'm just used to it LOL

    And congrats on the Macbook Pro, I'm jealous haha

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    Ahh didn't even see the last part of that message. Hmm..then I'm not sure. never played around with a MBP..I woulda thought it would have been at least 1 of your F keys..try playing around with them a bit.

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    To view all apps at once (Expose'), go into system prefs and then go to expose prefs and set what hot corner/shortcut key you want it to be. By the way, press "fn" and then F9 for the F keys to act as standard function keys.

    About the mouse, check for mac drivers on logitech's site. Just a word of warning though, I have a microsoft mouse with forward and back keys and they didn't work in safari or firefox.

    As another poster said, Adium is an excellent choice. It is very customizable and multi-protocol which is great. There also is aMSN if you want to try something else: http://cmq.qc.ca/4w/amsn/

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    Quote Originally Posted by voided3 View Post
    To view all apps at once (Expose'), go into system prefs and then go to expose prefs and set what hot corner/shortcut key you want it to be. By the way, press "fn" and then F9 for the F keys to act as standard function keys.

    About the mouse, check for mac drivers on logitech's site. Just a word of warning though, I have a microsoft mouse with forward and back keys and they didn't work in safari or firefox.

    As another poster said, Adium is an excellent choice. It is very customizable and multi-protocol which is great. There also is aMSN if you want to try something else: http://cmq.qc.ca/4w/amsn/

    ahh ok thank you. It was f9 but that ky was already in use by my keyboards backlight so i just changed it thank you. oh and what key is f13 because that is an optin as well?

    and yes im using adium and i like it, i also like its icon

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    I've always assumed F13 is the eject key. Also, in system preferences if you click on keyboard and mouse and then the keyboard tab you can change how you want your function keys to work. I was confused by the same issue when I first got my MBP. The default sets the F-keys to fuction for the hardware--i.e. brightness, sound, and keyboard back light. In the system prefrences mentioned above you can check a box that says "use the F1-F12 keys to control software features" then simply pressing F9 or whatever you choose will run expose. Then to operate your volume, brightness and keyboard back light you simply hold down the fn key while pressing the appropriate F-key. I hope this makes sense. good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mphubbar View Post
    I've always assumed F13 is the eject key. Also, in system preferences if you click on keyboard and mouse and then the keyboard tab you can change how you want your function keys to work. I was confused by the same issue when I first got my MBP. The default sets the F-keys to fuction for the hardware--i.e. brightness, sound, and keyboard back light. In the system prefrences mentioned above you can check a box that says "use the F1-F12 keys to control software features" then simply pressing F9 or whatever you choose will run expose. Then to operate your volume, brightness and keyboard back light you simply hold down the fn key while pressing the appropriate F-key. I hope this makes sense. good luck!
    ahh yes i get it thanks i did that it helps!

    also 1 more question ( i prop sound annoying sry)

    when my screen saver comes on how do i put a password on it, so when i take it off scrensaver it asks for a password?

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    its under the security button in system prefrences..no worries you're not annoying i ask questions non stop on here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mphubbar View Post
    its under the security button in system prefrences..no worries you're not annoying i ask questions non stop on here!
    ahh again thank you, and thanks everyone for all the help!!!. If i have anymore questins i'll let u guys know!

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    Nice purchase. I just bought one last week and I'm loving it.
    Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

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    ok got another question

    there are 3 battery options we;ll 4 if u count custom

    is the only difference between the battery options when the computer/display goes to sleep or do u actually get better pefeocmace under the performance tab then u would under the better battery tab?

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    If you don't want to get adium... Microsoft Messenger is the way to go http://www.microsoft.com/mac/default...d=msnmessenger

    it has almost all the same features as the PC version of MSN... key word being almost.
    Bethany

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    i've got another question.

    how do i burn .iso or .bins files etc to a dvd or cd??

    and also how do i burn a dvd to my HDD and then burn it back to a black DVD?

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