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New to the Mac?

January 20, 2010 Leave a comment

If so, here’s a great post to get you started–“Setting Up Your New Mac: The First 25 Things You Need To Do“.  Of course, one of the 25 advises you to visit their website, but that’s okay.  It’s a great list and I like the website.

I even finally fixed something based on this that had bothered me, but not enough to figure out how to fix it: Control those auto-launching programs!

via MacLife

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Categories: Mac 101

Putting your Mac display to sleep

December 19, 2009 Leave a comment

When I was on Tiger, I used a Dashboard Widget called Sleep Display.  It worked great because there was not a quicker way to do this.  Well, when I upgraded to Snow Leopard, I found out that the widget no longer worked!  Luckily, it was easy to track down a keyboard shortcut.  I guess starting with Leopard (10.5) you’ve been able to press Control-Shift-Eject and presto!  Instant display sleep!

Categories: Mac 101, Mac OS X