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    New Mac User
    Hi all,

    I recently made the leap and bought a macbook pro. Happy with everything but the loud hard drive, but that's neither here nor there.

    I hope a Mac-savvy user can help me: Is there a way to make fn+a the "select all" function in OSX? I know the factory is command+a, but I just can't seem to get used to it.

    Thank you for your time!

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    I have no idea. Why don't you just try getting used to it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by microsnook View Post
    I have no idea. Why don't you just try getting used to it lol
    Really?

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    There is a way… but it wouldn't make much sense seeing as 1000's of other shortcuts in other applications still use the command key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whyheynow View Post
    I hope a Mac-savvy user can help me: Is there a way to make fn+a the "select all" function in OSX? I know the factory is command+a, but I just can't seem to get used to it.
    if everything on the mac was identical to the Pc there wouldn't be much point in switching....i know it's hard at first getting used to the differences, but you will..

    just like driving a right hand drive car for years then getting into a left hand drive...sticking your hand out of the window to find the gear stick solves its self after a while...

    good luck

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    To summarize what's been said above: you bought a Mac, not a pretend-pc. Learn the Mac system, stop trying to make it be Windows, and you'll ultimately be a lot happier with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whyheynow View Post
    Really?
    Yes, really.
    Use it like a Mac.

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