Here are the settings and programs I set up when putting together a new Macintosh.
1. Disable Caps Lock
System Preferences, Keyboard, Modifier Keys. Set Caps Lock Key to No Action.
I just hate it when I'm in the middle of typing somETHING AND ALL THE WORDS ARE IN CAPS, oops, because you hiy CAPS LOCK by mistake. Ha ha. Why is there a CAPS LOCK key any way? I can't think of one reason to use it. So I don't.
Apple Menu, Dock, Dock Preferences
Dock Size - Smaller
Automatically hide nad show the dock
Safari Menu, Preferences
Appearance - Standard Font - Verdana 18
Tabs - Enable Tabbed Browsing
Show Status Bar
Add AIM username/password
Downlod and install Flickr Uploader.
There are others, but I'm used to this one. Just drag and drop from iPhoto and upload. Easy.
6. Text Wrangler
Image editing application that lets you quickly resize, crop, watermark, edit your images, take screenshots and then upload them to the web, save to your computer or email them to a friend. The cool thinkg I like about ImageWell is that you can grab and image and then upload it to y our host. ImageWell then can save the HTML code that points to this image to your clipboard so you can go to your blogging software and paste the code right in.
8. Final Cut Studio
This takes about three hours to install. You can now choose alternate locations for all the image and data files prior to installation. That's cool.
9. SnapZPro X
Handy to capture video and save to disk.
10. Adobe Photoshop
11. Microsoft Word/Excel
If you don't already own these you can try Google Docs and Google Spreadsheet.
HP scanner software support.
Corrects common typing mistakes.
Free FTP client
15. Windows Media Players
Windows Media Player 9 for Mac OS X
Windows Media® Components for QuickTime, by Flip4Mac™.
Microsoft stopped supporting the Mac at version 9 and hte current PC version is 11. D'oh!
16. StuffIt Expander 11.0.2
To open downloaded and compressed application, Like Windows Media Player 9, above. D'oh!
[ To Be Continued ]
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