PC To Mac Tutorial

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A great video tutorial can be found by clicking here.

Where’s The Start Menu?
You don’t need no stinkin’ Start menu. On a Mac, you browse through your documents or navigate to your applications via a Finder window. And you can place frequently used apps in the system Dock, which you can place at the side or bottom of the screen. (Find preferences for the Dock in the Apple menu at the top left). You can set it to emerge when your cursor approaches it.

Where’s My Right Mouse Button?
In Windows, the right mouse button brings up what’s called a context menu. To bring it up on a Mac, hold down the control key and click the mouse button. Or just attach a mouse with a right-click button. It will work the same way as in Windows.

How Do I Install Apps?
File installation feels a bit strange at first since some apps, such as Firefox, mount as a drive when you double-click on the setup file. But then you simply drag the icon to your Applications folder, and it’s installed.

How Do I Search For Files Or Apps?
Searching on a Mac couldn’t get any easier, using Spotlight. Click on the blue icon in the top right of your screen and type in any phrase. You can search filenames, file contents, e-mail, contacts, even metadata.

Where’s The C: Drive?
Forget about delving into the depths of the Windows C: drive. On a Mac, you can find all of your files by simply using the Finder. And if you’re hard-core, drop into the Terminal app and get your Unix groove on.

Some more random tips…

1. Forward Delete On a Windows computer, the Backspace key deletes from right to left, where as the Delete key is used to delete from left to right (i.e. forward delete). But on a mac, there is no delete key (at least not the MBP). So at first I found myself clicking everywhere on emails to delete! So the solution: Fn+Delete. Simple!

2. Expose with F9 I found it annoying that I had to click Fn+F9 to bring Expose up. If I clicked F9, it would change the keyboard light intensity. So, the hardware F9 and the sofware F9 have to be swapped. This is how: Go to System Preferences > Keyboard and Mouse, click the Keyboard tab and check the box that says “Use the F1-F12 keys to control software features”. Now when you press F9, it will bring Expose and when you press Fn+F9 it will change the keyboard light intensity. This is the same for the other keys like volume and display brightness. For example, the volume increase is situated on F5, which is used as the refresh button in browsers in Windows. By ticking the box mentioned above, you can use F5 to refresh you browser now!

3. Right Click Windows users love their right click button! It just doesn’t make sense to have a computer without it! Well… Macs don’t! They have what is called a contextual menu, and it is evoked by control clicking. Now there’s two things you can do: First one works in Firefox (I couldn’t get it to work in other programs or in Finder). All you do is click and hold and very soon the contextual menu appeares. You can do that anywhere: links, tabs, bookmarks, etc. Other method, which works everywhere is done as follows. First, go to System Preference > Keyboard and Mouse. Go to the Trackpad tab (assuming MBP) and click the “Tap trackpad using two fingers for secondary click”. Now if you two-finger-click on the trackpad, the right click menu appears! So convenient, specially when combined with two finger scrolling.

4. Tab key Again, whenever I faced a dialog box with buttons, I used the tab key to navigate between the buttons. On a webpage, this was also true. On a mac, you’ll probably get confused, as the tab key doesn’t do that! Again, head over to System Preferences > Keyboard and Mouse, then go to the Keyboard Shortcuts tab and click the radio button at the end saying “All controls”. Now you can use tab to move around just like windows! Still one thing left… say you have the shutdown dialog box and you use the tab key to navigate to Sleep, if you press Enter, it will shutdown, even though the blue highlight is around the Sleep button. You have to press the Spacebar instead! Confusing at first!

5. Shutdown shortcut Speaking of the shutdown dialog, you can bring it up using Control+eject. In Windows I used Win Key+U, then U again.

6. Maximise button and what it does So you press the green maximise button, but it doesn’t maximise? Well, the button only maximises as much is neccessary. So, say you are reading a PDF document. If you zoom in on your document and then press maximise, you will see that the window will become large enough to hold the whole document. And if you zoom out and press the green button again, it will shrink to fit it. Again, different to Windows and needs some getting used to!

7. Alternative to minmise We saw what the maximise button does, what about the minimise button? Well, it “sucks” (as I like to call it) the document to the dock. What is the point of minimising? To clear your screen, to get rid of clutter. So, you can try these two alternatives depending on the need. Either press F11 to see the desktop, or press Command+H to hide the current window, which is what I tend to do.

8. Moving menu bar icons In Windows you can’t move the task bar icons (or I don’t know how), but on Mac, you can Command click them and move them around. Neat!

9. No Ctrl+Al+Delete ? I always clicked that well known combination to see my RAM and network usage and see what applications are running. On the Mac, go to Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor. Also, you can click Option+Command+Esc to bring up the Force Quit menu, if you need to quit any application that is not responding.

10. Cool shortcut combo To finish off, I’l give a cool (relatively) shortcut combination. Clicking Control+Option+Command+8 will turn the screen in some sort of high contrast mode, but more like an X-ray screen! Try it, it’s fun! Hopefully, at least there has been one tip that has been useful to you. Please share other tips and tricks that you know in the comments. It is always interesting to learn new things.

Even more tips…

Menu Bars: In Windows, each program typically has its own menu bar. On the Mac, there’s a single menu bar at the top of the screen that changes, depending on which program you are actively using.

Task Bar: The equivalent of the Windows XP Task Bar on the Mac is the Dock. Unlike the Task Bar, which primarily holds icons representing open windows, the Mac Dock primarily holds icons of programs you use most often. To place a program onto the Dock, you just drag its icon there. To remove it, you just drag its icon off the Dock and it disappears in a puff of animated smoke.

Start Menu: There is no Start Menu on a Mac. Its functions are divided between the Dock and the Apple menu at the upper left of the Mac screen.

Control Panel: The Mac equivalent of the Windows Control Panel is called System Preferences, and it can be launched from either the Dock or the Apple menu.

Keyboard shortcuts: Common Windows keyboard commands, such as Ctrl-S for Save, Ctrl-P for Print, and many others, are also available on the Mac. However, instead of using the Control key, they use the Mac’s Command key, which bears either a cloverlike symbol or an Apple logo. So, on the Mac, for instance, Command-S is for Save.

Quitting programs: In Windows, you can quit a program by clicking on the red “X” in a square at the upper right corner of the window you’re using. But on the Mac, if you click on the equivalent button — a red “X” in a circle in the upper left corner — you are merely closing the window, not quitting the program. To quit the program, you must either select Quit from the leftmost menu or press the Command and “Q” keys together.

Maximizing windows: When you click on the blue maximize button in Windows XP, the window you are viewing occupies the whole screen. In Leopard, the equivalent button — a green circle at the upper left — increases a small window’s size to a footprint deemed optimal for its contents, which isn’t always the whole screen.

Switching programs: One common way to switch among running programs in Windows XP is to press Alt and Tab together. This displays icons of each running program and allows you to switch among them. On a Mac, the same trick can be performed by pressing the Command and Tab keys together. The Mac also has a terrific feature called Expose, which shows every open window at once, in miniature form, so you can navigate among them. You can trigger Expose in a number of ways, but the most common is to hit either the F9 key or the dedicated Expose key, depending on your Mac model.

Right-clicking: Contrary to common belief, the Mac has a right-click menu function, just like Windows. Most desktop Macs now come with a mouse that allows right-clicking, and you can use almost any two-button USB mouse with any modern Mac. If you are using a Mac laptop, which has only one button under the track pad, you can simulate a right-click by either holding down the Control key when you click, or by placing two fingers on the track pad while clicking. The latter technique, which I favor, must first be turned on in System Preferences.

Screen: Your desktop picture and screen saver on a Mac are set via a System Preference called Desktop & Screen Saver. Screen resolution is set in the Displays System Preference. In Windows XP, all of these things are included in the Display control panel.

My Camping Trip

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Stokes State Forest Map

I went on a camping trip with my class. It was at Stokes Forest. On the trip I did archery where I show an arrow at a target. I also did boating where I sat in a row boat. There an activity where I had to walk across a log to hug a tree. We slept in cabins at night. There were som team building activities where we did things together too.

It was kind of a fun trip so I might want to go again.

My Piano Recital

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I had a piano recital on Tuesday. I played the Pink Panther Theme by Henri Mancini and Jungle Fever by Catherine Rollin. You can watch the video below.

Between The Lions – Dance In Smarty Pants

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Arty Smarty

This starts with the group watching a video and they want to watch it a second time. After the video they all give each other a group hug. Smurmy murmy comes with with the mail and then we go to a flashback of the morning when they talk about the fan letter they wrote. Arty Smarty Pants gets the fan letter and it thanks him from Lionel and Leona for letting them dance in his “Dance in Smarty Pants Video”. Arty says the letter is a blast, fantastic, bombastic and he is gymnastic. Right after this, Mr. Smarty Pants falls.

Back to present time, we see the group talking about a great idea to another flashback where Arty talks more about the fantastic fan letter and how he wants their parents to dance in his next video. Lionel and Leona realize that their parents don’t know how to Dance in Smarty Pants and decide to teach them. Busterfield III is teaching pigeons how to Dance in Smarty Pants. Then we go to a side skit talking about the a sound in the word pants.

Gawain’s Word is next where we see Sir F and Sir An jousting. Together, we see that the names equal Fan! So, Gawain’s Word was Fan!

Marmy’s Poetry Corner has Marmy with Al Franken who reads A Funny Word, by Norman Styles. It is about two words, under pants. He describes how the two words together makes him laugh, underpants.

Slant is sounded out and described by Fred Newman and he tilts so much that he falls!

Then Lionel and Leona try to teach their parents how to Dance in Smarty Pants. The Stanispantski Method is used to teach them. Going through the method, the first step is to put on the Smarty Pants and their parents joke around and put them on their heads! Then their parents actually do pretty well, doing the rubber stampy dance. Lionel is mad but Leona likes how they dance. He doesn’t want them to have fun because they don’t have time for that. So he begs them to learn how to Dance in Smarty Pants.

Lionel’s mother tells him that Arty Smarty Pants is there and she tells him to ask Arty if he doesn’t want them to have fun while they dance.

Fred starts to sing the Zappity zap zabb song. It’s about getting your mouth moving and dancing. We see a preview for a movie next, which is about The Sad Dad. Many references to the letter a sound as in bAd and cAt. The dAd is glAd!

Tiger Words is next and if he makes a stack, he wins a stack of flapjacks. So Tiger writes st and ck but he puts a i in between it, making the word stick instead of stack! Then he pulls out a pink eraser and erases the i and he puts an a making the word STACK! So he wins the stack of flapjacks.

Cooking with Cleo and Theo is next. They are making a Tackled and Packled Hamburger. Theo tackles the hamburger and flattens it. He puts the tackled hamburger in a pan and we go back to the main story.

Lionel is looking for Arty Smarty Pants and his parents show him that Arty is in a book. Arty wrote the book and it is about a king that told everyone that they are not allowed to have any fun. No fun doing any work at all, building carts, making art, or anything. One day, Sir Arty Smarty Pants comes and is ordered to not dance because dancing is fun. Sir Arty showed the king the dance he was not going to do and everyone started dancing while they were working. They had a lot of fun doing this and the king saw that everyone was more productive while having fun when they worked, so he changed the law to have fun while you work!

Lionel realizes his mistake and encourages everyone to have fun while they learn how to Dance in Smarty Pants. An Arty video comes on and and we see different ways to Dance in Smarty Pants. We see many people dancing in smarty pants. Lionel writes Arty another note and thanks him for putting their parents in his video.

My Sims review

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Today, i found a site called My Sims Wiki. I really love it, as i love the MYSims! This sitte has deatils on the games and charectors, as well as other stuff. you will really like it! “I hope”! So anyway, i give this 5 thumbs up, if you know what I mean! i found out some facts about some Mysims i didn’t know about before. i also enjoyed reading transscrpits on my sim shows. I’m so glad i found this site, and i will do it almost every day! In fact, i’ll do it tomorrow morning! I really can’t wait to do it! I will have tons of fun with it! and fianlly, i’ll act out the scripts with a freind, or make my own!

Nasty Patty

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One morning, the Health Inspector comes to the Krusty Krab. He asks for one of everything on the menu, and after that, he say he just needs a plain Krabby Patty. But then on tv, a news flash comes on, saying that a guy is posing as a health inspector. Mr. Krabs is furious, and thinks that the real inspecotr is the impostor, so he adds revolting stuff to the Krabby Patty. Before the inspector can take a bite, he acidently chokes on a fly and knocks himself out.

Spongebob and Krabs think he’s dead and burry him. But then the police come and While stalling them, the health inspector it starts to rain, and the inspector slides down the hill. the police bring Spongebob and Krabs back to the Krusty Krab, and Krabs tells Spongebob to hide the inspector in the freezer.

But the back door is locked, so Spongebob hides the inspector in his hat and hides it in the freezer. The female ploice officer asks for ice in her soda but Mr. Krabs tries to stall her. Finally Mr. LKrabs confesses, but the inspector is not in the freezer. The police thinks the inspector turned into a zombie, but when he comes all dirty and tatterd, the police knock him out, and realize he’s just a plain old health inspector. In the end, The inspector passes the Krusty Krab for the fear of getting hit on the head again.


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this episode is about Spongebob getting the suds.

Plot: Spongebob wakes up one night hungry, so he makes himslef a seanut butter and Jellyfish Jelly sandwich. After one bite he instantly falls alseep. However, he leaves the fridge door open, and by the next day, Spongebob’s house and everything in it is frozen solid. When Spongebob wakes up, he’s sick and has the suds, which causes Bubbles to shoot out of him everytime he sneezes. Spongebob tries to go to work, but when Mr. Krabs finds out he’s sick, he sends him home. SPongebob calls Sandy and asks if she can take him to the doctor. Sandy agrees.

Patrick asks Spongebob where he’s going, and Spongebob tells him he’s going to the doctor. Patrick is horrified and tells Spongebob how horrible the waiting room and magizines are. Now scared to go, Spongebob asks if Partrick will be his doctor. Patrick complies.

Patrick tries to cure Spongebob by plugging his holes with corks. When Spongebob sneezes, he blows up. Thinking the treatment is working, Spongebob tries to call Sandy to not to come, but his fingers are too big for the buttons. Patrick calls her, and Sandy tells him he’s not a doctor, and that she’s still coming.

Patrick tries to cure Spongebob by doing ridiculaous things, such as pulling one of his teeth out and putting a Seanut butter sandwich on his foot. When Patrick realizes that Sandy is here, he tries to hids SPongebob by disgusing him as a rock, but he is revaled. Patrick and Sandy then start fighting over Spongebob, and in the struggle, he is set loose. Spongebob then rolls down a hill to the Krusty Krab and Sneezes a big sneeze, destroying it and returns to normal size.

At the hospital Spongebob gets the Sponge treatment and gets better and even gets a lolipop. Jelous, Patrick pretends to have the suds, but is subjected to painful treatments for impersenating a doctor.

I Was A Teenage Gary.

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This is about Spongebob acccidently turning into a snail.

PLOT: After playing with Gary, PAtrick comes, saying the the annual jellyfish convention in Ukelee is this weekend! Spongebob says he can’t go, because he dosn’t have anyone to take care of Gary. Spongebob decides to ask Sqidward.

At first, Sqidward says no, but after he relizes that Spongebob and Patrick are going away for the weekend, he agrees to do so. But when spongeob is giving instructions on how to take care of Gary, Sqid is’nt really listening. After spongebob leaves, Sqidward forgets to feed Gay, because he was too bsuy relaxing. after spongebob returns, Sqid realizes he forgot to feed Gary! Sqid feeds Gary all the morning cans but gary isn’y respoinsive. When Spongeob sees Gary, he is horrified, so he calls the doctor.

The doctor gives spongebbo Snial Plasma to give Gary. But he’s too afraid, so he asks Sqid to do it, But he accidently injects Sponegob with the plasma. that night, Spongebob opens a can of night food for Gary, But somehow eats it all! then He burps and meows! Then his movement, ” and voice,” slows down. Then his eyes strech out like a snails! he then loses his arms and feet, and his pants become a sort of shell. Now Spongebob is a snail!

Then Sqid sees the transfomed spongebob and freaks! Spongesanil chases him through his house, wrecking it. In the end, Sqid also recieves the plasma and becomes a snail too. in the end as all three snails sing, Patrick throws a shoe at sqidsnail.

Spongebob – Squeaky Boots

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Squeaky Boots

When Squidward loks at Spongebob dancing was funny. So was when Squidward is bounceing with Spongebob’s boots. When he’s demonstrating what he can do with the boots made me laugh. When Mr. Krabs was halucinating.

Spongebob – The Paper

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The Paper

The jungle pants scene was good. How he plays when he did the flipbook. It was funny when Spongebob played the paper like the instroment. When sqidward gave him his house. When sqidward was naked.