Mac OS X Tiger/Appendix E

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This Appendix contains the top 30 mistakes people ask when using Mac hardware and software. It's a good idea to read through this section before you use your Mac, as it will clarify some of the things you are likely to run into at first.

The Mistakes[edit]

Windows switcher mistakes[edit]

  • Closing the Red Dot on the top left and thinking the program has quit like it might have in Windows.
  • People using the control button on the keyboard like they would on a Windows operating system instead of Apple's alternative control button which is marked by the apple logo and is often referred to as the command button.

Hardware Mistakes[edit]

  • In Macintosh computers, the "Motherboard" is referred to as the "Logic Board"

Software Mistakes[edit]

  • Running programs directly from disk images without dragging them to the Applications folder. The disk image is just a virtual disk created by the .dmg, the program inside should be copied to your computer so you can eject the disk image and trash the .dmg file.
  • The Dock only has links to files (with the exception of Trash), the actual Applications are located in your Applications folder

Changes from Previous Versions[edit]

  • Spotlight isn't just good for finding lost files, it is often a quicker way to open Applications and documents when compared to using Finder to find the item.