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April 04, 2007

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The 26th Man

I'd love to be a Mac beta tester.

The Apple Mighty Mouse has the right-click feature, as well as the indispensable scroll ball, BTW.

barry

Hi-
Right-clicks are implemented throughout all Mac apps, AFAIK, so its really a non-issue. Apple should give-in and not ship 1-button mice. I'd go mad with no right-click.

Yeah, the remote control is a funny idea really.
Frontrow on my Mini is cool, but lacks full PVR features.

Michael McCulloch

The problems with Solitaire Plus have been fixed. Click my name below for the details.

As far as the MacBook, you can get the right click menus by pressing the Ctrl key when clicking. You can also connect most any USB scroll mouse. I have a MS Mouse myself on my Mac.

One cool feature of the trackpad is using two fingers allows you to scroll windows.

The FrontRow remote is for users that might want to connect the MacBook to a TV. Most bigscreens now have VGA or DVI ports and the Mac connects to them for use as a media center using FrontRow. I like it far better than XP Media Center myself. I have a Mac mini on my TV as my music and photo hub for the family.

But, the fact remains I don't find the Mac compelling for everyday use over my XP PC just yet.

macgirl

you have an error in the games for one link!

Sixpak

Not sure if the laptop comes with the mighty mouse but it actually is indeed a 2 button (ok, technically a 5 button) mouse. Going to the preferences, then the keyboard & mouse, and you'll find options for making your mouse behave better.

Joe Bruno

If holding down Ctrl while clicking is the way you do right-click on the Mac, then how do you do Ctrl-left-click? Or Ctrl-right-click?

By the way, what language do you use for Mac development? VB isn't there as far as I know.

Gregg Seelhoff

>If holding down Ctrl while clicking is the way you do right-click on the Mac, then how do you do Ctrl-left-click? Or Ctrl-right-click?

You don't. Instead, you could use Command-click, if you needed the equivalent. The Mac has Control, Option, and Command keys, whereas Windows uses only Ctrl and Alt. The Command on Mac is closer to Ctrl on Windows, despite the naming. :)

>By the way, what language do you use for Mac development? VB isn't there as far as I know.

We are developing using C++ and the Carbon framework (as opposed to Cocoa).

Joe Lieberman

Man Tom,

I am no fan of Macs, to be honest, but simultaniously I LOVE what they are doing with their ad campaign. Windows left its self wide open releasing such an awful package (Vista) and Mac is taking full advantage of it. Maybe in a year when Vista is actually stable and doesn't come with a ton of trialware crap they'll start to recover. I wonder how much market share Mac will take while they sort out their mess.

This was a case of MS thinking they still have a complete monopoly and didn't give their competition credit, nice to see they are wrong on occasion.

-Joe

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