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Old 2nd February 2010, 07:30   #196
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Go for a basic macbook! Once you get to use a mac, there is no looking back :-)
Thats very true. I have a macbook air and once you have got yourself started in a mac there is no looking back. Everything is so easy in a mac.lOve it totally.
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Finally upgraded to Snow Leopard. Everything seems to be working fine except for some minor glitches. Had to re-install XCode and few Python extensions (docutils, SilverCity etc).
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Hi People,

I will be extremely grateful if any of the Mac users in the forum can help me with the following query: How does one imitate the "right click" in the mac through the keyboard (like in windows, one would press a specific key on the keyboard). Have pretty much figured out all other keyboard instructions so as to keep my hand off the mouse as much as possible. But, this one foxes me for real. I have recently purchased an iMac 21" OS X 10.6.
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Hi People,

I will be extremely grateful if any of the Mac users in the forum can help me with the following query: How does one imitate the "right click" in the mac through the keyboard (like in windows, one would press a specific key on the keyboard). Have pretty much figured out all other keyboard instructions so as to keep my hand off the mouse as much as possible. But, this one foxes me for real. I have recently purchased an iMac 21" OS X 10.6.
Best way to do it is control + click.

Or, if you really want to use only keyboard (why???), then:

Goto System Preferences -> Universal Access -> Mouse & Trackpad
Turn on Mouse Keys.

(i) Now the numeric keypad works as a mouse with 5 being a click.
(ii) ctrl+[numpad]5 is a right-click.
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Best way to do it is control + click.

Or, if you really want to use only keyboard (why???), then:

Goto System Preferences -> Universal Access -> Mouse & Trackpad
Turn on Mouse Keys.

(i) Now the numeric keypad works as a mouse with 5 being a click.
(ii) ctrl+[numpad]5 is a right-click.
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Hi People,

I will be extremely grateful if any of the Mac users in the forum can help me with the following query: How does one imitate the "right click" in the mac through the keyboard (like in windows, one would press a specific key on the keyboard). Have pretty much figured out all other keyboard instructions so as to keep my hand off the mouse as much as possible. But, this one foxes me for real. I have recently purchased an iMac 21" OS X 10.6.
I think he is having a problem because there is just one button on the laptops. The best solution to this is use two fingers and click the button voila it works as the right click!
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Finally got a Magic Mouse about a month ago...lovin it to death .
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I think he is having a problem because there is just one button on the laptops. The best solution to this is use two fingers and click the button voila it works as the right click!
I love that. My macbook has two buttons. I love the right click with two fingers. I had that earlier but it disappeared with a software update. How do I get it back?
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I love that. My macbook has two buttons. I love the right click with two fingers. I had that earlier but it disappeared with a software update. How do I get it back?
simple: system preferences -> trackpad -> check the box saying use two fingers for secondary click
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Ah! Just wanted to mention that I ordered my very first Apple product a month ago, still haven't received it. It takes 6-8 weeks to deliver apparently. I hope I can get it by March.

This is what I am getting:
iMac 27-inch
2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
8GB RAM

This will be my home-office computer. Now I have to start learning how to code for Apple. I am not very keen on learning a new language like Objective C at my advanced age. Instead I am hoping to manage with good old C++ using Qt framework.
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Ah! Just wanted to mention that I ordered my very first Apple product a month ago, still haven't received it. It takes 6-8 weeks to deliver apparently. I hope I can get it by March.
Congratulations! Welcome to the hassle free world.

Don't forget the APP (Apple Protection Plan). EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!!
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Yeah, I got that too.
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simple: system preferences -> trackpad -> check the box saying use two fingers for secondary click
I wish it were that simple. These are the options I get:
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I wish it were that simple. These are the options I get:
you already have it ticked. Just untick and retick it. Should work.
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Ah! Just wanted to mention that I ordered my very first Apple product a month ago, still haven't received it. It takes 6-8 weeks to deliver apparently. I hope I can get it by March.

This is what I am getting:
iMac 27-inch
2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
8GB RAM

This will be my home-office computer. Now I have to start learning how to code for Apple. I am not very keen on learning a new language like Objective C at my advanced age. Instead I am hoping to manage with good old C++ using Qt framework.
Love the configuration you're getting. BTW, isn't C++ also object oriented C? So, how is Objective C different? Or am i getting it all wrong?

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I wish it were that simple. These are the options I get:
If you want to use two finger click on your trackpad, TICK the box that says CLICKING just above DRAGGING. No need to tick dragging.

*Keep both, CLICKING and that FOR SECONDARY CLICK, PLACE TWO FINGERS ON TRACKPAD AND THEN CLICK THE BUTTON options, ticked. Should work.
Cheers!

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Ah! Just wanted to mention that I ordered my very first Apple product a month ago, still haven't received it. It takes 6-8 weeks to deliver apparently. I hope I can get it by March.

This is what I am getting:
iMac 27-inch
2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
8GB RAM

This will be my home-office computer. Now I have to start learning how to code for Apple. I am not very keen on learning a new language like Objective C at my advanced age. Instead I am hoping to manage with good old C++ using Qt framework.
Woah thats a nice machine you have there. If you were going to use it for work wonder why didnt you pick up a Mac Pro. What are you planning to code on it exactly? You starting development for Mac platform?
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