Sunday, April 22, 2012

Macbook features

There's so much I don't understand about technology, especially my computer. I know, that's slightly problematic.

Well, we can't all be a computer genius.

As my graduation present, my grandparents bought me a computer. It's the traditional graduation gift that they give all of their grandchildren (Thanks again!!) Anyway, I got a Macbook Pro. I probably should have spent extensive time learning all the features about my computer and trying to understand how it works, but I didn't. If you know me well, you may be saying to yourself, "Yep, sounds like Emily." You see, I'm not the most patient person in the world. I want to understand things right away. I am not a fan of reading long, boring instruction booklets (I usually leave that task to my dad and then ask him to explain in actual English). So, naturally, I did not spend a lot of time reading the instruction booklet that came with my Mac. I jumped in and started using it right away, as if I knew what I was doing. Because of this, there are A LOT of features that are on my computer that I either 1) don't know about 2) don't understand how to make it work or 3) I know how to do it but can't figure out the practical application of it. For instance, this weekend, I learned that you can change the highlighter color when you click on something. I also learned you can change the various settings of the trackpad, like swiping to scroll, tapping to click, etc. WHAT?! There are about a million different choices for different aspects of the computer that I didn't even know I had.

So the lesson I learned? Always read the instruction booklet. Unless you can get someone to explain it to you. Then, that's definitely the better option. I will be exploring the different functions of my Macbook this summer, for sure!

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