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Old June 25, 2009, 01:19 PM
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right click the file, get info. then 'open with'

EDIT: 10 seconds to slow.
Right click?

The macbooks I was playing with only had one mouse button. Do the new ones have two?
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Old June 25, 2009, 01:23 PM
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Right click?

The macbooks I was playing with only had one mouse button. Do the new ones have two?
Two finger tap = right click.
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Old June 25, 2009, 01:26 PM
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You just have to tap it with two fingers to right click. Optionally you can hold down the control button and then single click to make a right click.

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This time lowfat ninjad me :P

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Enable Right Click on Mac Book Pro or Powerbook
That page has an image of the Trackpad tab in the Keyboard & Mouse prefpane
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Old June 25, 2009, 01:33 PM
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Download iStat menus, its a performance monitor that'll sit in the top bar. Measures temps, network stuff, CPU, etc.
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Old June 25, 2009, 01:38 PM
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Right click?

The macbooks I was playing with only had one mouse button. Do the new ones have two?

By a new mouse. I never liked Mac mice and have always tried to use something else on any Macs I've worked on. Right click works fine.
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well i managed to hook my laptop up to my 30" lcd and it looks awesome. I have one question. I am synching my ipod right now and the temp seems high. How high is too high and does it have a thermal cutoff threshold.
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Old June 25, 2009, 05:59 PM
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well i managed to hook my laptop up to my 30" lcd and it looks awesome. I have one question. I am synching my ipod right now and the temp seems high. How high is too high and does it have a thermal cutoff threshold.
Download iStat Menus, it'll tell you all of the temps.

As for how high is to high, for a laptop I'd say getting into the 70's isn't uncommon under load, so probably 80's is getting a bit to high. I'm pretty sure that the chips are rated for around 100 tops though

Also there is the smcFanControl app which lets you adjust fan speeds if you think your temps are getting a bit high

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Old June 25, 2009, 06:01 PM
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By a new mouse. I never liked Mac mice and have always tried to use something else on any Macs I've worked on. Right click works fine.
It wasn't a mouse. It was the single mouse button on the laptop itself.
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a little bit of an update in my foray's into the "other side". I found an awesome little tool for burning cd/dvd's called burn. it works well, has a simple to use interface and is small (31 MB)
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I just have to put in my two cents here. While I respect the MacBook for being a good solid laptop, I have trouble paying so much extra for design premium when I can get a better speced laptop that still looks and preforms great from another manufacturer. That said, I hope your transition goes well!
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