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Not really liking it so far.

I am too used to windows! Can anyone give me any tips to switch mac shortcuts to Windows Short cuts and that.

Why can't Mac just have a normal fullscreen

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What? What aren't you liking about it? You're not being very clear.

Do you mean keyboard shortcuts? If so, go here.

When you ask why 'X' feature isn't in OS X, you're basically asking 'why isn't OS X Windows?'
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I dont know How I am going to come!
I hate iTunes, and I know I haven't had it for long but even linux was easet to use!

Is there anything I could configure to make it work more like Windows.

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Sorry, but I tried to warn you.

THIS. IS. NOT. WINDOWS. IT. IS. MAC. OS. X. DO NOT EXPECT IT TO BE THE SAME.

There, I'm done.

I don't see what's wrong with iTunes, it's really easy to use, and I've never had any trouble with it. You're not being clear, what is wrong with OS X??????
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I didnt like it at first just like anything you need to learn how it works. Iv had my MacBook for one week, i even have a copy of XP and i dont even feel the need to install it. I realllly like osx i have used win95 to Vista and none of them come close to osx.
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When I switched five years ago, I, too, tried to make everything harder than it needed to be by trying to work like I did in Windows. Then the light bulb came on, and I realized how perfectly simple the mac way was, and I learned to relax and enjoy the experience! It is really so easy to use a mac -- so logical, so straightforward.

Working full-screen is so Windows! The smaller screens allow for so much more flexibility and ease of moving from one app to the next. Try it for a while!

Give it time, relax, and you will love the mac experience!
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Not really liking it so far.

I am too used to windows! Can anyone give me any tips to switch mac shortcuts to Windows Short cuts and that.

Why can't Mac just have a normal fullscreen
If you didn't think you were ready to make the adjustment or you were too comfortable with Windows then why did you buy a Mac?

It really really is ridiculous. You've got to be smarter about your purchases.
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As someone who is considering a switch, I'm jumpin' into this thread.
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As someone who is considering a switch, I'm jumpin' into this thread.
Well I hope you're a more educated buyer than the OP.
"everyone says macs are cool so I'm going to buy a really expensive one"
The smarter thing to do would have been to go the Apple Store and play around with them and see if they work the way you need them to.
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Well I hope you're a more educated buyer than the OP.
You and me BOTH!
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I dont know How I am going to come!
I hate iTunes, and I know I haven't had it for long but even linux was easet to use!

Is there anything I could configure to make it work more like Windows.
trust me. dont give up. you will prefer it in the end. took me a couple weeks to get used to it.

not be dispondant 2 days in.
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It's like bying a motor bike and not liking it because it drives different than a car.
Can't believe how you can switch without even knowing and expecting that it's different... Ah well, he might get rid of it and makes somebody happy who is willing to switch.

...still don't know what he meant with the full screen thing.
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It's like bying a motor bike and not liking it because it drives different than a car.
Can't believe how you can switch without even knowing and expecting that it's different... Ah well, he might get rid of it and makes somebody happy who is willing to switch.

...still don't know what he meant with the full screen thing.
I think he means that in Windows you can make a window full screen and work only in that window.
I guess he's not used to multi-tasking.
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...still don't know what he meant with the full screen thing.
Well, I'm not a Mac user... but I think he means that on Windows you can maximize a window to take up the ENTIRE screen (100% of it). I'm not sure a Mac works that way.
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Well, I'm not a Mac user... but I think he means that on Windows you can maximize a window to take up the ENTIRE screen (100% of it). I'm not sure a Mac works that way.
You're correct. The philosophy behind OS X's fullscreen button is to make windows just big enough to display all of the information in them. This being said, however, the behavior of this button is extremely erratic from application to application, and does different things at different times. It is admittedly something that Apple should fix, IMHO.
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