Detailed sorting of 24 mistakes easily made by novice Mac users


Some users have just transferred from windows system to MAC system. Due to the great differences between the two systems, MAC novices often make some mistakes. In order to let more MAC novice users learn from it, Xiaobian specially sorted out 24 mistakes that novice users are easy to make.


1. Close the window of the application, it will be deemed that the application has ended. Correct solution: you should select the “exit” command from the menu or press the command + Q key.

2. After downloading an application, start and execute it on the disk loaded on the desktop. Correct solution: although it can run, you need to drag the application to the application folder. When you want to use an application, open the installation program of the program and install it. Just because you mistakenly believe that running the installation program is equivalent to running the application.

3. Confuse “wallpaper” with “Screen Saver”. Positive solution: the two are different things.

4. Double clicking on the window title bar will maximize the window, but shrink it to dock. In fact, this is an option. After selection, press twice in the window title bar to zoom out to dock

5. Do not understand the usefulness of the “straight bar” display method in the window content, but only use the “image” display method.

6. Never use any keyboard shortcuts.

7. I think there will be no computer problems after switching to Mac.

8. Select the image on the desktop and press enter to open it. Positive solution: in fact, it is to enter the renaming state and open it with Command + o.

9. Try to find the menu bar at the top of a window, not at the top of the screen.

10. When using shortcut key combinations, it is customary to press the control key instead of the command key.

11. I can’t find the browser because I can’t find the “e” image of Microsoft ie.

12. Repeatedly try to press the command key marked by apple to pull down the “apple” menu, just because windows can pull out the “start” menu by pressing the win key.

13. Mistakenly believe that the window can be opened in full screen size by pressing the “green plus sign” in the upper left corner of the window, that is, the window zoom button. Because the concept of Mac OS X is to maximize the window by pulling the window to “the width and height that can display all window contents”, rather than maximizing the screen size by opening the window to the full screen in windows.

14. Find an application uninstaller to uninstall and install the application. Positive solution: just drag the application into the trash can to uninstall.

15. Minimize the open window, that is, to dock, without using the “hide” function.

16. When opening the application from the dock, press twice. Positive solution: just click once.

17. Inadvertently click and drag an application image on a dock, causing it to be removed from the dock.

18. Veteran files are stored in a fixed place on the desktop or hard disk, rather than in the user’s home folder.

19. Unable to recognize the display of the mouse, open an application or file again and again.

20. I don’t know the purpose of dock. Positive solution: used to open or jump to an application.

21. Because you are used to the “full screen” mode in which you can only see one window at a time in windows, you will be confused and confused when working with multiple windows open at the same time.

22. When editing a file, you mistakenly think that the home and end keys on the keyboard jump to the head and tail of the current line of the cursor respectively. Correct solution: in fact, jump to the beginning and exit of the file?; To jump to the head and tail of the current row of the cursor, press the CMD key and ←→.

23. Copy a folder somewhere on the hard disk. If a folder with the same name exists, it is mistakenly assumed that the contents of two folders with the same name will be merged. Correct solution: Mac OS X’s approach is to replace the previous folder with the later folder, that is, all the previous folder and its contents will be deleted.

24. Use Mac OS X in a “more complex” way. For example, enter “network” in “System Preferences” to start the airport wireless network, instead of directly selecting it from the airport menu on the menu bar.

With these errors as a reference, I believe novice users will better avoid these errors. Of course, if you want to know more about MAC shortcuts, take a look《Mac OS X common shortcut key summary》All right.