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Mac OS X is still difficult to use!!!

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:13 pm    Post subject: Mac OS X is still difficult to use!!! Reply with quote

I know Windows XP/2000/NT/98 very well and I found it very easy to use. I know some what Linux, and I found KDE and Gnome easier to work with but still not like Windows. Recently I have got chance to use iMac, I found it very annoying. Although it looks great PC (Physically), Nice white Keyboad, great looking mouse and twisting, turning LCD, but all perseption become wrong when once you start working.
Keybord is very small to rest your hand and type, also keys itself is not typing friendly. Mouse is single button, which under mine uses and create limitation. Windows (Mac) has great colour and animation but vey slow and annoying, when you close window, it perform anomation. For one two times these animation is great but not all time, speed is the most facor. Is there any way that I can customise my Windows for Best speed than Colours like Windows XP allow? Another problem is that some application hanges and there is no way to stop them!!! I cannot see running processes(task Windows) like Windows XP, or any xkill command like linux. Even it did not show any process when I type ps or jobs at teminal!!! How to tackle these problems?
I need your people help!!!!








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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there!

First of all, you can use pretty much any USB keyboard and mouse with a USB equipped Mac.

For disabling annoying features, or enabling hidden features, you can try something like Onyx or TinkerTool.

OS X has had the Activity Monitor application for ever. It's not hidden like the Windows version, and is in the Utilities folder. It can do all the things you want. I've never had a problem with ps in the terminal, so I can't say. Also, you can force quit an application from the dock.

Good luck!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can reconfigure the mouse to standard left and right clicks in System Preferences - Mouse
Also the single click can still do a right click by holding CTRL as you click.

Similarly the animated app opening can be disabled in System Preferences - Dock

As for hung applications try Activity Monitor as Smithcraft mentioned and there is also Force Quit from the apple menu, top left in the menu bar (keyboard shortcut ALT COMMAND ESC) this will bring up a list of running applications and allow you to force quit a hung application.

It sounds like you may need more RAM in your machine which will probably resolve some of your issues. What spec is your machine ?


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