1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 17, 2013 2:47 PM by BackgammonThatUp
DMR123 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

I'm new to any Apple product (other than Iphone) and I have just purchased a new MacBook Pro 15", but havent got a clue how to use it.. yet.

 

With Windows, all open windows or applications are displayed as tabs at the bottom of the screen,allowing for easy access between them. With my MacBook the only time I can see my open / background windows is if I minimise them.  Is it possible at all to show all my open windows like this?  It gets annoying minimising all my windows to find the thing I want hiding behind them all.

 

 

MacBook Pro

 

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 15.34.16.png

 

Windows

Screen Shot 2013-08-15 at 15.38.08.png

 

 

Windows have a taskbar, whereas I cant see it on the Macbook.

 

 

 

Also,

How can I change the default save locations such as where screeshots are saved?

 

Can you help me please?

Thanks


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • BackgammonThatUp Level 2 (350 points)

    I have a couple of suggestions for you to try to see what works for you.

     

    First, if you look at the Dock (the row of icons on the bottom), you can see a dot under open applications.  In the screen shot you supplied, there is one under the Safari icon.  If you click and hold down or right click on the icon, you should get a menu, and one option is to Show All Windows.  It will show you all the windows for that application. 

     

    Also, if you click the Mission control icon (the third icon on your Dock), it will display your different windows.  I think the F3 button activates this as well, and you can setup trackpad gestures to enable a gesture for this (Pinch your thumb and three fingers together to see all the apps on your Mac).

     

    Since you are new to the Mac world, you might want to take a look at these links to get more comfortable:

     

    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/#anatomy

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2514

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343

     

    I also found a link with some information on changing the location of where screenshots are saved:

    http://appflow.co.uk/2011/07/how-to-customise-your-screenshot-settings-on-osx/

     

    I hope that helps, and I hope you love your MacBook Pro as much as I love mine!