Canadian Mac Forums at ehMac banner
1 - 20 of 45 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,255 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
i would have used a question mark at the end of that sentence but when I type a question mark it gives me this... É or é anyone know how to get rid of thatÉ

lol there it is again

i got my base station working....sweet. had it plugged in the wrong hole.

this keyboard is pretty swanky too...so smooth

i just donèt know what i should be doing nowÉ!

any ideasÉ do i need updates or need to install stuff...or....help ièm a little overwhelmed!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
590 Posts
#1 thing to do is ENJOY!! :D
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,069 Posts
Pamela, lets start by getting you to go to System Preferences, go to International and then Input Menu and select the U.S layout, that should help as you have the incorrect keyboard setting, most likely French Canadian.

Another thing you can do is download Safari, if you haven't already and get rid of Internet Explorer ;)
If you have MSN Messenger, I can help you if need be as I'm online right now. You can get MSN Messenger for the Mac by going to www.microsoft.com/mac/

P.S My 1500th post :D

EDIT: Fixed spelling, and fixed how to fix keyboard, (still stuck in 9, as it was in the keyboard control panel back then
)

[ April 24, 2003, 10:43 PM: Message edited by: Chealion ]
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,579 Posts
First do what it says in the Getting Started book that comes in the box. Pay special attention to the instructions for calibrating your battery - very important.
Run Software Update next, and install all the updates available. Then start the steps of switching, described on the website. You'll feel at home once that's done. Do this all in a dark room, of course, so you can enjoy the lighted keyboard

By the way, congratulations.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
10,287 Posts
Right on Chealion. ;) I see this all the time. Its not your fault! When you started up your Mac, it asked you to select a keyboard layout. US or Canadian-CSA. Being the patriotic Canadian, you picked the Canadian flag. What they don't tell you is that its a French Canadian layout. :(

Yes. You should go to System Preferences --> International -->Input Menu, then just uncheck all the flags except the US. (If you do this, you won't have a US flag in the top right of your screen 24/7)

If you WANT a US flag there all the time, you can do this... You should see a Canadian flag at the top right of your screen. Just click this and select the US flag.

Voilå!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,069 Posts
Remember Pamela, don't hesistate to ask question here on ehMac! If you are looking for software updates or some shareware to fill your computer, I suggest you go to versiontracker.com
Have fun!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,255 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Run Software Update next, and install all the updates available.

where do i find this exactly??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,255 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I got safari...I got messenger...i changed my keyboard...I got my airport base station working...

...anything crucial at version tracker i should get??

oh yeah...i have my cinema display hooked up and it's in extended desktop mode...how do i get it to mirrored mode? I checked everywhere i could think of?!


I'll have to wait to transfer files till tomorrow..I have my last project due tomorrow morning...
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,579 Posts
Run Software Update next, and install all the updates available.

where do i find this exactly??
Apple Menu (top left corner), then System Preferences ..., then Software Update. That's for most Apple software, including Safari. Sounds like you have high speed, so it shouldn't take too long.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,069 Posts
Software Update can be found in the System Preferences.

VersionTracker - nothing really, but when looking for software updates and such, this is the place to look.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,255 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
ok...found the mirror/extended option....and i'm downloading the software updates (it didn't say it would be downloading 10.2.5 though? how do i know what version i have?)

it seems that when i mirror that it doesn't end up filling the entire cinema screen? Then I changed the resolution and it fit but it seemed kinda big and fuzzy? is this normal? It didn't look like this is the store i checked the display out on...?

edit: oh nevermind...it is downloading 10.2.5
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,304 Posts
Just finished work and thought I would toss in one more post for the day.

Pamela, you were asking about hotmail in OS X Mail. Here's a link to a discussion thread on that very topic on Apple's help site (a very helpful place...so keep it bookmarked).

(http://discussions.info.apple.com/[email protected]@.3bc19dd0)

Note that they talk about a freeware app available via VersonTracker. See? Good ol Version Tracker...is there anything it can't do?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,255 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
sounds like version tracker sure has it all Patrick!

Just to let whoever know...I figured out the whole monitor thing completely.

I am now transferring music through idisk from my windows xp machine...slow but i don't feel like burning cd's....it's going in the background as i work. (I know I said i wasn't going to transfer anything tonight...but i couldn't help it ;) lol)

hhmmm..whatelse. Oh yeah..my ipod. I couldn't quite figure that one out. No "on" button? or is that the middle button? anyway..nothing would turn it on...so I had to plug it into the powerbook and found it and that was all fine...but i have no idea if it was charged or not..seemed like it was dead...so anyway i'm charging it right now and i'll test moving over mp3's to it when I've finished transferring them from my pc.

downloaded remote desktop but can't figure it out...i probably don't need it since I have .mac and idisk and all that.

I really have to check out that hotmail like you sent me patrick...i still haven't figured out how to get all my mail working...(haven't totally tried)

oh yeah one more thing...my pc doesn't seem to "see" my printer that is connected to the base station?

well that's about it for tonight...I'll be up all night working on this last project (and transferring files in the background) since i've been too busy playing with my machine


keep the suggestions coming! thanks for all of your help! :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,198 Posts
Out of curiosity, is there any reason why you're not transferring files from your PC to your PowerBook via Windows File Sharing? I'd imagine it'd be a lot faster than going through iDisk.

Remote Desktop is useful if you want to use your PC from your PowerBook. You need to have Windows XP Professional running on the PC and have remote desktop connections enabled. It's useful if you're not at a particular PC yet need to do something on that PC.

Oh, the iPod doesn't really have an on or off button; pressing the "play" button should turn the iPod on, and holding the "play" button should turn the iPod off. Of course, the iPod will turn itself off after a couple of minutes of inactivity.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,255 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Out of curiosity, is there any reason why you're not transferring files from your PC to your PowerBook via Windows File Sharing? I'd imagine it'd be a lot faster than going through iDisk.

Umm...cuz I've never done this before and I'm hacking my way through it? lol.

I have no idea how to do what you've just suggested. I don't suppose you could let me in on the tiny trick that probably makes it possible?


....makes sense with the ipod..lol...imagine that...no on button...Glad i'm not going crazy
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,198 Posts
- From the Finder, click on the "Go" menu
- Select "Connect to Server..."
- Enter <code>smb://<computer-name>/c$</code> in the Address text field
- Click "Connect"

You might be prompted for your username and password. Enter both and click "OK".

You should now have a volume on your desktop named C$. It allows you to access files on your PC's C: drive. You can mount the other drives on your PC as well, using the same method.

Note: This will only work with Windows NT, 2000, and XP. If you're using Windows 95, 98, or ME then you'll have to create a share manually.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,255 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
- From the Finder, click on the "Go" menu etc....

yeah I tried all that and I couldn't gain access?? I'm not sure if I had the wrong smb://<computer-name>/c$ in the Address text field or what...I thought I knew my computer's name...??
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,795 Posts
What do we do now? Same thing we do every <strike>night</strike> time we get a new laptop <strike>Pinky</strike> Pamela, TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

But seriously now, to connect to your PC you should just have to go under the "Go" menu and choose "Connect to Server" (or hit command-k) and in the dialogue box that pops up you there should be 2, maybe three columns visible. In the far left one you should have two or three listings, "Local" should be on of them and "YourWorkGroupnameHere" should be another. Select your workgroup name and it should list your PC.

What version of Windows is your PC running? I find all of them except Win2k and WinXP to be a bit of a pain to work with the built in SMB sharing.

--PB
 
1 - 20 of 45 Posts
Top