7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2006 4:57 PM by mrtotes
ogopogodude Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
hi .... i have a new imac and i want to add people to my mail/address book like i use to with my old pc (HP) computer by right clicking "add person to address book" ...but how do i do this with my mac ? ..i know the answer will be quite simple but please don't laugh.....i am just learning about the mac world and i love it.....

mac, Mac OS 9.2.x
  • Steve M. Level 5 Level 5 (4,740 points)
    Hi! You say you have a new Mac, but your info says you are running OS 9. Are you actually running Tiger on a new Mac?

    Well if you are running Mac OS X Tiger on a new Mac and you are using the Apple Mail program, you can add the sender of an email to your Address Book by clicking on Message in the top menu bar while in Mail and reading the new message, and then choosing "Add Sender to Address Book". You can also use the keyboard shortcut listed in that menu.

    I hope this answers your question.

    Regards,
    Steve M.
  • ogopogodude Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    well, ...i just clicked on anything to get started on these discussions,....i tried to edit that item on my profile but it didn't let me....so whenever i start a post i always start off by saying ...i just bought a new imac ...so's whoever reading my post will assume i made a faux pas in filling out the new registrant log in profile page.....
  • ogopogodude Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    thanks......now how about if there is a whol list of people in say...the Original message below the body of the email and you recognize several people in the list and you want to add those particular individuuals....i click on that email address but the add sender is in grey tone lettering and then i can't add them...what gives?....this is where i like my old pc since there is right button left button for this purpose as opposed to the one whole button push-down mouse effect of my new mac's mouse...
  • Steve M. Level 5 Level 5 (4,740 points)
    I believe you'll get the option you are looking for if you do a Control click, that is hold down the Control key while clicking. Which mouse do you have on your new Mac? I believe it may have right click capabilities.

    You should be able to edit you profile easily.

    Regards,
    Steve M.
  • mrtotes Level 6 Level 6 (11,815 points)
    Click here to update your profile.

     

    mrtotes

  • ogopogodude Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    thanks guys... i updated my profile ....

    ..... but i still don't know how to add people to my address book like i used to so easily with my pc..... i haave the standard apple mouse that has two side buttons and a teeny little scrollball on the dorsal surface of the mouse and i believe that the whole mouse is pushed down for a clicking action (no right or left click buttons exist) ..... forgive me but i haven't read the manual re:apple's mouse ...can someone give a link on this? ..and is there such a thing as R and L click on such a mouse?....
  • mrtotes Level 6 Level 6 (11,815 points)
    On the "Mighty Mouse" (which IMHO is far far from it) you just left and right click exactly the same as you would on any other mouse. It's just that Apple considers the buttons untidy and so has used touch sensitive pads instead. Read more here.

     

    I'm struggling to understand your issues with Address Book. Within Address Book: to add a new person type Apple N (⌘ n) or click the + symbol at the bottom left of the contact pane.

    Within Mail: Type a new address in to the To or Cc space then send/save the email. Next time you look at this message there will be a blue shade behind it and a little arrow. Click the arrow and choose Add to Address Book.

     

    I suppose the gripe here is that within Mail you are presented a cut down Address Panel rather than the full blown Address Book application. Why not leave your views for Apple here after noting your issue I agree and so have duly whinged to Apple in this way myself.

     

    kind regards

     

    mrtotes