I recently got a new Macbook Pro for school and I am having a hard time getting used to it.
This mac being the first one I have ever had. Plus it has been hard due to having Windows and linux as my past OSs. I find the overall mac experience confusing so far. Here are a few problems that I have had with it.
First of all I have problems with installing applications. Some of the applications have installers where you just drag the app from A to B with this graphical app, while others are just the application itself (you have to move it into the application folder). Sometimes I forget to install them and just run them from the download folder, then later when I restart, I can’t find the app anywhere.
The second thing I have a problem with is the maximize button. It might be a bug, but sometimes when I click it does not maximize the window. It just changes the height of the window to fit on the screen, it does not change the width. Then I have to resize the width of the window to fit the screen. It just seems like something is broken or I am doing something wrong.
My windows shortcuts don’t work and I now have to use the option key for everything that used to work with the ctrl key. No more win+arrows, win+l, and win+e. I know there should be mac key equivalents for them, but I just can’t seem to find them. On top of that I can’t figure out some of they trackpad gestures. Some of them work and some of them don’t. It might be again because I don’t really know how to use them.
Other than that, I like the design and the functionality. There are just a few things that I need to get used to first, before I really love the Mac.