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    Another PC convert
    Been using PCs for 20+ years and I've finally had enough of them. So I took the plunge and went for it. I received the Aluminum Mac Book today and have been charging it for a few hours. I was told by a Mac tech (at a Mac store) that I then had to run it on battery for 5 hours to calibrate the battery. This needs to be done at least once a month to maintain the longevity of the battery.

    I'm having such a silly problem that I feel ridiculous asking this, but...

    I need to 'click' on the country I'm in in the Welcome screen but the touch pad doesn't work the same as on a PC. How do I 'click'?

    Thanks!
    Lisa

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    I am pretty sure you just click(push down) anywhere on the track pad.

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    I've done that numerous times and nothing happens. I read on the web that you have to set it up to work that way, but first I need to get past this welcome screen and set up the Mac for the first time. Catch 22!

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    You should be able to just click the trackpad by default. Try clicking near the bottom of the trackpad. (make sure you hear a click) If that doesn't work you may have a faulty mouse. I have never personally used a unibody MB, so I can't know for sure how it should work, but maybe take it in to the apple store and have a genius help you sort it out.
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    For temporary purposes, you could connect a USB mouse, which should be recognized even while at the welcome screen.

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    I feel like such an idiot. I was only tapping the touchpad, I didn't realize you had to press down on it at the bottom like a button. It works...wish I could say the same for the owner!

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    Yea - it's basically a giant button. You can turn touch tap on in the system preferences menu though.

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    LOL... Lisa,,

    I just got my MB today and the simplest things just seem so...??? awkward I guess is the right word.

    I too, find myself tapping the mouse pad. However, I am quickly liking the configuration of being able to push on the pad to click....

    As *** backwards as this all seems I'm liking it already.

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