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    Question i need help! :(
    ok i see alot of new macbook user threads and i really didnt want to start a new one cuz im sure it gets old but, i need help iv had mine for 3 days and cant really figure it out well, is thier any sit or book i could read to help me figure out the basic stuff like changing icons and just the lil fun stuff...

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    Check out the thread from above
    Mac-Forums Switchers FAQ and Information
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49528

    Scroll down a bit, and there are lots of helpful links for all kinds of things.

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    i dont have no mac's
    there is also a book called the hidden manual or something like that....

    how i learned how to do everything? just play around and figure it out, if you cant, search our forum, if you dont get decent results make a new thread

    i have also learned a lot from simply reading forums
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    I picked up "Mac OSX Tiger Edition, The Missing Manual" by David Pogue before I got my mac and it made everything a a lot easier. Plus whenever I have a question like the one you asked about icons, the book has it all...

    As already said though, the best way to learn is just playing with everything. If you run into a snag, search on this forum and you're guaranteed to find a thread by someone who has already done the same thing.

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    I'm sure going into the Apple Store wouldn't hurt, though that's sort of what this site is for...

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    Go to this link it has video how too's...
    http://www.apple.com/business/videotips/?sr=hotnews.rss

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    Quote Originally Posted by flilow06 View Post
    I picked up "Mac OSX Tiger Edition, The Missing Manual" by David Pogue before I got my mac and it made everything a a lot easier. Plus whenever I have a question like the one you asked about icons, the book has it all...
    This is a great book. I have it and have learned so much. Highly recommended.

    William

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    I agree with the book recommendation, anything by David Pogue is great!

    I would also recommend relaxing and letting the "mac way" come to you -- don't try to micromanage files, etc., like you have to do in windows. Macs are extremely simple to use, you just need to let go of the harder windows ways. Trust me, I had a hard time when I switched, but once I realized that letting the software and the computer do things the easy way, I was hooked forever! Never buying another PC (though I have to work on them at work -- I think of myself as being "bi-lingual").

    Good luck and welcome to macs. Let us know what else we can help you with!
    Mary

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    Since I prefer a more visual approach to learning, I was a fan of Murphy Mac when I was new to Macs. It's loaded with screencasts. The left hand column of subjects should help get you started. Hope this helps.

    And I agree with skybolt, try doing things the way Mac wants you to do them. That way you won't be fighting the OS, some things will be easier, and you'll be much more knowledgable and able to help others. Later on if you want to customize or figth the OS you'll have a firm grounding.
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