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EEK: A Mac!

  1. Use 'command' or 'apple' key instead of CTRL for copy and paste operations
  2. 'end' is 'command'+'right cursor', 'home' is 'command'+'left cursor'
  3. 'backspace' is Mac 'delete' and 'delete' is Mac 'fn'+'delete'
  4. On firefox (which is what I have used the most) moving the cursor quickly sometimes causes the cursor to have afterimages.
  5. Programs are sometimes installed by dragging the dmg into the applications folder (e.g. when you get Firefox for mac), but are sometimes installed by double clicking the .dmg file (which is basically an archive file of sorts) and then double clicking the .mpkg file which does the actual installation. e.g. for the python installer
  6. Create a shortcut to the applications folder on your desktop - now you can drag applications into this shortcut to install - e.g. firefox/mysql
  7. Screen shots are taken using command+shift+4 or 3 [from here]
  8. Finder doesn't show folders like /tmp, and there is no option to reveal it - you need to type in the folder name after hitting 'go'

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