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This is a Mac OS X Hint?!
Authored by: Anonymous on Jan 21, '03 12:04:03PM

This is "how to use a GUI-driven computer" stuff and works on Mac OS 9, 8, 7 and before as well as all versions of Windows I can remember as has been mentioned. Surely this really is too basic for Mac OS X hints. If not, then I've got two more hints for you:

1. Pressing the power button transforms the Mac from a useless inactive black screen into a really powerful, fully-functioning computer!

2. If you plug in a mouse, you can move the cursor around the screen! You can even click on things by pressing and releasing the mouse button!



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You can't win them all...
Authored by: robg on Jan 21, '03 12:36:44PM
No, we'll never get that basic, but as I've said many many times, I try to offer things here that will appeal to users of all experience levels. If in the course of doing that, I upset an [expert / intermediate / novice] user, then that's the price I pay. I'd rather have as much information as possible here as opposed to just that information that an [expert / intermediate / novice] would find useful.

Just because you find a particular hint [too easy / too hard / too dumb / too trivial] does not mean that everyone felt the same way. I won't satisfy 100% of the people 100% of the time, so expect to be occasionally disappointed in what you read here, regardless of your experience level -- it comes with the way I've chosen to run my site. But please, don't feel the need to comment on every hint that you find [too easy / too hard / too dumb / too trivial]; there's no value add for the rest of the readers. If you have concerns with how the site is being run, please direct them to me, not to the hints in question.

-rob.

[Edit: I changed the subject line, as it sounded overly harsh which was not my intent...]

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Life Saver!
Authored by: iRideSnow on Jan 21, '03 05:03:03PM
1. Pressing the power button transforms the Mac from a useless inactive black screen into a really powerful, fully-functioning computer!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Now, can anyone tell me where I can find a replacement doorstop?

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Life Saver!
Authored by: filburt1 on Jan 22, '03 12:58:20PM

You people need to stop being so arrogant. Not everybody who uses a Mac is born with this knowledge.



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