Switching from Windows to Mac: Everything You Need to Know (Complete Guide)



How to Use a Mac As a Windows User

If you have always been a Windows user, then you may be quite uncertain about how to use a Macintosh computer when you are first introduced to it. This is really normal for most new users to any computer interface!

Steps

  1. Get to know the feel of the computer first.Study the layout of the keyboard and the highly unfamiliar desktop screen. Do not fear that the Windows button with 'All Programs' does not exist––Mac generally has a different way of doing things. Most are simpler, but some are a lot more complicated.
  2. Find out what each icon on the dock does.Many of the icons on the dock may be unfamiliar, such a the finder icon and the iBooks icon.
    • Explore each application to get a feel of it.
    • Try to gauge what it does and do not forget to quit the application. You can quit an app simply by clicking its name next to the apple logo and selecting 'Quit [selected app]'. You can also quit by right clicking the app in the dock (the bar at the bottom of the screen containing apps) and selecting quit.
    • If an application doesn't quit, press F4 on your mac. This should open the launchpad, where you can view all the apps that you have. Search for activity monitor. Open Activity Monitor and search for the app. You can force quit it from this app.
  3. Have a look at the basic programs that come installed on a Mac.These can accomplish quite a number of tasks, such as editing media, forging documents, and so forth. However, whenever you are in need of a program that is more technical or advanced in order to accomplish something, plenty of solutions can be found on the iTunes store, or various sites on the internet.
    • As a general rule, support for Mac operating systems tends to be less common than that for Windows, especially for less well-known "applications." However, you can convert documents and other forms of media into a Windows openable format. Some of the formatting may not go across due to font errors and sizing differences between Word and Pages.
  4. Look into System Preferences.Over here is where you can properly set up and edit the settings of many areas on your mac, ranging from you dock to Time Machine.
  5. Give things a go.It is hard to break anything in the Mac software, especially for a newbie. The systems are resilient and the Mac is ideal for people who love being creative and want to get creative work done without having to find the patience for spending hours pouring over programming and internal mechanics.

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  • If, at the very end of the presumably forced switch of standard OS you still dislike Macs with a passion, you can always get the CPU and memory crippling program Windows Parallel, which allows you to switch between a Mac and a Windows desktop and function, all on an Apple-made machine. Or, if you're feeling overpowering remorse for making the switch in the first place, BootCamp allows you to run Windows, Windows and more Windows on a Mac machine, though the more basic, graphics-saving design style of the software is reminiscent of Windows versions that are barely of this millennia (Windows 2000). However, it's actually really good for enhancing your memory and depth of skills to keep both systems on the go, perhaps playing with Macs at home and working on Windows at work. It keeps you sprightly!





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