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    Finally got the new powerbook
    Well it arrived today, along with my new 4g ipod. I'm psyched, I have already learned so much about the osx environment. I am really enjoying it and I must say, this is such a beautiful computer! Here is a pic, excuse the mess I just threw everything down once I got it hooked up!


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    wickedbusa
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    One word, Cleardock. Gives your toolbar a nice look.

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    Nightblade
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    Do you have any concerns or complaints about this Powerbook? Most people do when they get a new computer. If you do, feel free to tell us, and we'll do the best we can to help you get by them.

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    Matt
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    Congrats on your new Powerbook! They are beautiful computers.

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    Yea a few questions:

    1) Twice I have accidentally hit something that made all of the apps miniaturize themselves into a tile configuration to let me choose which window I want to view. How do I do that?

    2) Is there a way to go right to the desk top like windows key + m in windows???

    3) Is there a way to still find thoth to download? I want a good newsgroup binary tool.

    4) What's a good site for 1440x900 wallpaper?

    5) Where's cleardock?

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    1) Twice I have accidentally hit something that made all of the apps miniaturize themselves into a tile configuration to let me choose which window I want to view. How do I do that?

    F8-F10 are the expose features. You can also use a hot corner to activate like the screen saver. I use Bottom Right hand corner.

    2) Is there a way to go right to the desk top like windows key + m in windows???
    Not sure

    3) Is there a way to still find thoth to download? I want a good newsgroup binary tool.
    I use Pan (Fink +X11)

    4) What's a good site for 1440x900 wallpaper?
    Try deviantart

    5) Where's cleardock?[/QUOTE]
    http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/cleardock

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    jaetique
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    2) Is there a way to go right to the desk top like windows key + m in windows???

    Yup. That's F11 Enjoy your new toys. Just like I'm enjoying my new iBook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin
    1) Twice I have accidentally hit something that made all of the apps miniaturize themselves into a tile configuration to let me choose which window I want to view. How do I do that?

    F8-F10 are the expose features. You can also use a hot corner to activate like the screen saver. I use Bottom Right hand corner.

    2) Is there a way to go right to the desk top like windows key + m in windows???
    Not sure
    This is not entirely correct:
    The Exposé features are F9-F11, where
    F9 is the all windows tiled view
    F10 focuses on the current application
    F11 hides away all windows and shows the Desktop (like Windows+m)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon
    This is not entirely correct:
    The Exposé features are F9-F11, where
    F9 is the all windows tiled view
    F10 focuses on the current application
    F11 hides away all windows and shows the Desktop (like Windows+m)
    Erm... depending on how you have your keyboard setup, those functions are customizable. Personally, i've disabled Exposé's feature and use my function keys as my functions keys.

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    SexyHT
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    [QUOTE=gort]Well it arrived today, along with my new 4g ipod. I'm psyched, I have already learned so much about the osx environment. I am really enjoying it and I must say, this is such a beautiful computer! Here is a pic, excuse the mess I just threw everything down once I got it hooked up!

    [/QUOTE

    That looks sweet, but I'm saving my 6 grand to buy a powerbook g5 17inch loaded with a 30inch screen. (Only time will tell)

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    adidadi
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    [QUOTE=SexyHT]
    Quote Originally Posted by gort
    Well it arrived today, along with my new 4g ipod. I'm psyched, I have already learned so much about the osx environment. I am really enjoying it and I must say, this is such a beautiful computer! Here is a pic, excuse the mess I just threw everything down once I got it hooked up!

    [/QUOTE

    That looks sweet, but I'm saving my 6 grand to buy a powerbook g5 17inch loaded with a 30inch screen. (Only time will tell)
    The 30" screen will ONLY work with G5's and the Nvidia 6800 DDL card which occupies 2 slots. The guy at the Apple store said it would NOT even work in a G4, which I find hard to believe. But they will NOT work with notebooks. Maybe what they mean is at full resolution.

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    TylerMoney
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon
    This is not entirely correct:
    The Exposé features are F9-F11, where
    F9 is the all windows tiled view
    F10 focuses on the current application
    F11 hides away all windows and shows the Desktop (like Windows+m)
    the 12", and 15" expose f#'s are different..slightly...the F9-F11 is on the 12"

    and F10- (I don't think it's F12)....for 15"....I do believe.

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    Matt
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    Windows M minimises all Windows, F11 puts all the Windows to the side and minimise keys equivelent to Windows m is Apple M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TylerMoney
    the 12", and 15" expose f#'s are different..slightly...the F9-F11 is on the 12"

    and F10- (I don't think it's F12)....for 15"....I do believe.
    Well, the only laptop I could test it was the 15" Titanium PowerBook in our marketing office, and just like my PowerMac G4, it is F9-F11 (unless you change the f-key settings).

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    cde_woods
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    I see you have a five button Microsoft intellimouse, like me. I like to use the two side buttons on it (button four and five) to activate Expose' features. I set the thumb button to show all the windows in a "tiled" layout, as you put it. The button on the right side of the mouse is set to move all of the windows out of the way and show the desktop. It's not the equivilant of Windows+M (which, as somebody mentioned, is Apple+M) but I find it to be better as I don't have to go through all those windows at the bottom and maximise them again, I can just hit that mouse button and they slide back into place where they were.

    Just as a note, it's not like these buttons can do anything else in OS X (it was designed to work with a one-button mouse!) so they might as well be set to expose to keep you from having to memorize what F8-F11 key does what.

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