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Received the refurbished Macbook Pro today!


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Already, I miss the Pg Up, Pg Dn, Home, and End buttons though.
You can page down using spacebar or page up using shift+spacebar.
Home = ctrl+left arrow
End = ctrl+right arrow

There's lots of cool keyboard shortcuts here. Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

Congrats on your new Mac!
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I'm also in the market for a new MBP and the refurb prices are very appealing. Has anyone ever gotten a less than perfect referb? I wonder how their policies are regarding cosmetics? (I know the functionality will be as new)
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haha I remember open apple and closed apple
Man that brings back memories of 8th grade and using the old Apple IIe's. jeez I'm old...


Oh yeah... congrats on your Mac JeremyZ!

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...and bought a bag, a book, and a firewire cable to go with the camcorder.

Here's the case I bought.



Once I cut off the little rubber brand name tag, it looks just like a soft brief case one would bring to work. It has two gusseted pockets on one side, and a large velcro one on the other. (for paper documents) The inside is a snug fit. The handles stash away in their own little pockets. If you use the handles instead of the shoulder strap, the handle pockets are big enough for an iPod.


The book I bought was one that is recommended here a lot. (thanks guys & gals) Switching to the Mac, by David Pogue.


The Belkin cable was thirty bucks! But I checked the price on Amazon while I was there, and it is the same price. Oh well, at least it seems to be of good quality.

Now, it just seems like I need to scrape together the money for AppleCare.

If it's worth doing, it's worth OVERdoing.
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As for page up, page down, home and end: the "command" key (the one next to your spacebar) is your friend.

command+up= page up
command+down=page down
command+left=home
command+right=end
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Thanks chas. Another guy mentioned it earlier too. Those are super-useful shortcuts. Command + up is better than space or Shift + space because it will work in all applications, not just Safari.

Another super-useful one for me was fn + delete, which = forward delete from a PC. (Macbook Pros omit that key, sadly)

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Already, I miss the Pg Up, Pg Dn, Home, and End buttons though.
I would too. Hard to believe (I know) but this is one of the things that keep me from buying a Mac. I often find myself using just my right hand to type (I'm obviously not a touch-typist) and use the dedicated Home and End keys ALL THE TIME.

Bottom line for me: I sincerely wish the MBPs came with dedicated Home and End keys.
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To go to the top/bottom of a page, Command + up/down
Thanks. I meant to say "Yes, I know there are keyboard shortcuts, but I sincerely wish the MBPs came with dedicated Home and End keys."
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Thanks. I meant to say "Yes, I know there are keyboard shortcuts, but I sincerely wish the MBPs came with dedicated Home and End keys."
yeah, that just popped into my brain, slow thinking at the moment, my mistake.

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I bought mine refurbished also. Look and operate like brand spanking new. I can't tell the difference. Congrats!

I was confident in buying refurbished MBP from Apple cause I had bought a refurb iPod from them before and there was no difference between the new ones except the serial number label. I haven't had any problem with my iPod either 3+ yrs

(Firefox) BTW, I missed Home and End too until I realized the 3 fingers swipe up and down replaces Home and End! Very convenience!
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Wow! First of all congrats! I didn't know that the refurb macs come in such good packaging...I'll have to go kick myself now for getting a new one....stupid stupid! lol
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My wife wants to buy one too now, but they don't have any 13" pros in stock any more. They have a 1.6 GHz Air for $1100 now though...

If it's worth doing, it's worth OVERdoing.
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My wife wants to buy one too now, but they don't have any 13" pros in stock any more. They have a 1.6 GHz Air for $1100 now though...
Check back once a week. They will have it back in stock. I had to wait on them before I can order mine. My guess is we're buying display models from their Apple store.
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