Slideshow within Finder and Preview.app

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slideshow.pngOne of the main concerns expressed by new Mac OS X users relates to Finder. On the Windows side, users can view thumbnails and slideshows of their images from their Windows Explorer window. On Mac OS X however, many new Mac users do not realise that they can have this very same functionality right from within Finder. 

Granted, Mac OS X also ships with iPhoto which is miles ahead of Finder or Windows Explorer for managing your photos.But nonetheless, sometimes it’s just convenient to be able to view a slideshow or thumbnails right from within Finder.

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Photo Thumbnails in Finder

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view-options.pngOne of the main concerns expressed by new Mac OS X users relates to Finder. On the Windows side, users can view thumbnails and slideshows of their images from their Windows Explorer window. On Mac OS X however, many new Mac users do not realise that they can have this very same functionality right from within Finder.

Granted, Mac OS X also ships with iPhoto which is miles ahead of Finder or Windows Explorer for managing your photos.But nonetheless, sometimes it’s just convenient to be able to view a slideshow or thumbnails right from within Finder.

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Safari: Missing Features

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Safari

I have been using Safari for a good few days now and I really enjoy using it. Besides loading up a lot faster than Firefox, Safari is a lot more Mac like than Firefox. For instance, the Google homepage displays in a generic way within Firefox, as seen below:




However, in Safari, the page is more OS X like, with the blue shades outlining the text box and the round sided glass type Search and I’m Feeling Lucky buttons:



However, Safari does have its shortcomings. In fact, I feel it has quite a few missing features.

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Switching: Finding the right software

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Finding the software on Mac OS 10 to do what I used to do on Windows XP has not been too difficult for me. My every day applications back on the PC included Firefox, Microsoft Outlook, GAIM/MSN Messenger, Flickr Uploadr and Nokia PC suite.

FirefoxSafariiCal Address Book iSyncAdium

More after the jump.

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iWeb, my personal experience

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iWeb

From my previous post, you may have already seen my very first iWeb creation. As you might expect, it didn’t take very long at all to create the page. And it sure looks nice. However, iWeb has a long way to go before I would use it to create webpages that I can fully customise.

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Goodbye Windows; Hello Tiger!

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The switcher in me was born after I used an iBook G4 for a few weeks last year. Since then, I never stopped considering permanently to Apple! And now that MacBooks have been introduced with Intel Core Duo technology, built in iSight and all the rest, I decided it was time to sell my Inspiron 9200 and get a MacBook!

MacBook

I will be keeping you posted on my experience of the switch over the next few weeks, but until my next post, you are invited to take a look at my first iWeb creation:

A photo page of the unpacking of my MacBook.