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Michaelaw
06-27-2010, 03:04 PM
Some things I don't get on the Mac. Is there no way to have two programs on the desktop at one time? For instance, if I'm running Safari on one monitor, why cant I run the text edit program on my other monitor? Yes I can run both programs at once but if I click on Safari, my text editor goes into hiding?

Is there a way to stop the darned thing from asking for my password anytime I want to make a system change? That gets annoying.

In photoshop when I'm in full screen mode on a PC I can access my top menus by holding down the alt key and selecting the firs letter of the menu I want so if I want to access the "Image" menu I use alt+i and the image menu drops down. I can't find this option on the Mac:headslap:

Grant
06-28-2010, 10:18 AM
Some things I don't get on the Mac. Is there no way to have two programs on the desktop at one time? For instance, if I'm running Safari on one monitor, why cant I run the text edit program on my other monitor? Yes I can run both programs at once but if I click on Safari, my text editor goes into hiding?



Sorry I don't use two monitors so can't help. That being said I can keep more than one program open on one monitor so you should be able to do it on two.




Is there a way to stop the darned thing from asking for my password anytime I want to make a system change? That gets annoying.



No. This is the same security question that is asked of viruses and worms and they can't answer it so they don't get installed. Oh, for what it is worth it is more annoying trying to get virus off of your computer.


In photoshop when I'm in full screen mode on a PC I can access my top menus by holding down the alt key and selecting the firs letter of the menu I want so if I want to access the "Image" menu I use alt+i and the image menu drops down. I can't find this option on the Mac:headslap:

The "F" key is the toggle key for what you want to do. Well, not toggle as it cycles through all four screen modes.

Michaelaw
06-28-2010, 10:58 AM
Thanks Grant....I am aware of the "F" key but my question is how can I access the menu items that are hidden when I've toggled to full screen mode. In the final toggle position all one has on the screen is ones image set on whatever background color one chooses. The menu bar/finder thing at the top is hidden in this toggle position. On a PC I don't have to toggle back to where the menu bar is visible to access the menu items. If I want to sharpen the image from the filters menu I hold down my alt key then press "T". Even though the top menu bar is hidden, alt+T will drop the filters menu down without having to toggle back using the "F" key to where the menu bar is visible. Mac doesn't seem to have this feature?

Mad Aussie
06-28-2010, 05:57 PM
Sounds like some settings are wrong M. I don't have Mac but we've been looking into them and know some people with them. You should be able to do what you are asking.

Lovin
06-28-2010, 07:38 PM
It's like on PC : alt+tab and you can switch to witch program you want.

Michaelaw
07-02-2010, 08:25 PM
Thanks Lovin but I don't want to access other programs. When I'm running PS in full screen mode, I need to get the top menu bar items to drop down FILE, EDIT, IMAGE, SELECT, FILTERS Etc. In windows all I do is hold the "Alt" key down and hit the letter associated with the menu item. To access the IMAGE menu I would hold down the Alt key and hit The letter I , the IMAGE menu would then drop down even though the menu bar itself was hidden. As it is now, I have to use the f key first to toggle the screen to a position where the menu bar is visible and that sucks!

mbrager
07-02-2010, 08:57 PM
I'm no Machead, but I do have a Macbook. I was wondering the same things when I first got it. I don't use it for photo editing. Best answers I came up with:
Check out (if you haven't already) Keyboard shortcuts at Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343) which shows some options for full keyboard access.
There are some other articles available from the above link one of which seems to indicate you can customize your own keyboard shortcuts: Mac OS X 10.6 Help: Creating keyboard shortcuts for applications (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.6/en/8564.html)

Expose and Spaces settings in the Settings should allow you to configure dual monitors, and drag and drop your open applications the way you want them. Spaces gives you quick access to 4 desktops, each configurable for two monitors. As was pointed out, Control+Tab moves between open applications. You can configure the mouse so when you move it to a corner it will unveil open applications by showing highlighted thumbnails.

I'd be curious to know if any of this is new information, and/or if it works for you.
Cheers. Mike

Michaelaw
07-02-2010, 09:09 PM
Thanks Mike, I'm all over spaces and Expose and I really enjoy kicking into one corner to flip into another app or go to the other corner and be in Win XP which I'm running in VMFusion. Control tab I knew from the get go but this not being able to access the menu while in full screen is making me crazy!!:laughing:
Thanks for the links. I've also been all over the menu and keyboard shortcuts in PS itself but so far have found nothing helpful :shrug:

Cheers