1. zerog46's Avatar
    I just picked up my first Mac. I got the 13 inch Mac book air and so far it's great. Gonna take me some time to learn this lol.
    08-12-2013 08:23 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Congrats on getting your new MacBook Air . Take your time in learning it, my friend. I'm sure you will be pleased with it for many years.
    08-12-2013 08:26 PM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    I just picked up my first Mac. I got the 13 inch Mac book air and so far it's great. Gonna take me some time to learn this lol.
    Congrats, man! It’s a nice machine, and you’re gonna love it! If you need any help, just ask...lots of good folks here with a lot of experience... most of us came from the Windows world, so we’ve "been there, done that" already...
    08-12-2013 09:08 PM
  4. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Nice zerog

    I've had mine less than a year & I am still learning.

    Good Luck
    08-12-2013 09:38 PM
  5. zerog46's Avatar
    Thanks all. Since your here quick none how to I find out how much disk space I have.
    08-12-2013 09:43 PM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Thanks all. Since your here quick none how to I find out how much disk space I have.
    Two ways:

    1) with Finder open, do Cmd + / and you'll see the bottom status bar which has disk space listed.
    2) open Disk Utility (under Utilities in your Application folder) and select your hard drive.
    08-12-2013 10:06 PM
  7. zerog46's Avatar
    I must be dumb because I can't figure either one out lol.
    08-12-2013 10:21 PM
  8. zerog46's Avatar
    I found it. Thanks.
    08-12-2013 10:22 PM
  9. Headgame's Avatar
    Just bought a MacBook Air myself. My second Apple computer.
    My first was an Apple II GS in 1986. I think it cost $5k, with a printer, disc drive and modem. Why the hell did I bought the modem! One line at a time downloading. Used it only a few times.
    Amazing what 27 years of evolution can accomplish.
    Goodbye Windows.
    08-13-2013 06:16 AM
  10. madeinhb's Avatar
    Two ways:

    1) with Finder open, do Cmd + / and you'll see the bottom status bar which has disk space listed.
    2) open Disk Utility (under Utilities in your Application folder) and select your hard drive.
    You can also click the hard drive icon on the desktop once so it's highlighted and then do ctrl + i
    08-13-2013 07:13 AM
  11. zerog46's Avatar
    What's the best way to use an external drive? I have a tb full of movies.
    08-13-2013 08:18 AM
  12. Fausty82's Avatar
    What's the best way to use an external drive? I have a tb full of movies.
    If your router accepts USB connections, you can plug the drive in there and use is as a networked drive. In my case, I have all of my music and movies on a network drive and set them up in iTunes with the "Copy files to iTunes media library" unchecked. This allows you to add them to iTunes without eating up all of your already limited disk space. The only down side is that you can’t access the media when you are away from the network.
    08-13-2013 08:48 AM
  13. zerog46's Avatar
    Cool thanks ill have to try that out
    08-13-2013 12:29 PM
  14. zerog46's Avatar
    Okay I'm good with the network drive. I'm starting fresh so I have a 2 tb drive with most of my movies in the cloud. Now I guess I have to download the movies to my pc and then transfer them to the drive?
    08-13-2013 05:00 PM
  15. zerog46's Avatar
    If your router accepts USB connections, you can plug the drive in there and use is as a networked drive. In my case, I have all of my music and movies on a network drive and set them up in iTunes with the "Copy files to iTunes media library" unchecked. This allows you to add them to iTunes without eating up all of your already limited disk space. The only down side is that you cant access the media when you are away from the network.
    Will this work unchecking the copy box? I want my music in the just not movies and tv.
    08-13-2013 05:05 PM
  16. Fausty82's Avatar
    Will this work unchecking the copy box? I want my music in the just not movies and tv.
    By unchecking the box, iTunes will catalog the media, but not manage it in the iTunes Media library. It will just play the media where ever it lives. So leave your movies/TV on the network drive, and put your music on your MBA's SSD. Since the music will be on the computer's internal storage, it will always be available. Since the movies/TV will be on the external drive, they will be available when you are able to connect to the networked drive. That should work for you.
    08-13-2013 05:22 PM
  17. zerog46's Avatar
    Nice. Thanks for all the help.
    08-13-2013 05:43 PM
  18. Fausty82's Avatar
    Nice. Thanks for all the help.
    No problem, zerog... happy to help...
    08-13-2013 05:52 PM
  19. zerog46's Avatar
    I got it. I'm a master now lol.
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    08-13-2013 06:12 PM
  20. zerog46's Avatar
    Now I just have to wait for a week for all the movies to download lol.
    08-13-2013 06:13 PM
  21. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Just bought a MacBook Air myself. My second Apple computer.
    My first was an Apple II GS in 1986. I think it cost $5k, with a printer, disc drive and modem. Why the hell did I bought the modem! One line at a time downloading. Used it only a few times.
    Amazing what 27 years of evolution can accomplish.
    Goodbye Windows.
    I'm sure you're gonna love it.
    BTW: what's a modem?
    Just kidding. Couldn't resist.

    Good Luck
    08-13-2013 07:11 PM
  22. Trees's Avatar
    I'm sure you're gonna love it.
    BTW: what's a modem?
    Just kidding. Couldn't resist.

    Good Luck
    Now modems I do rememberOLD-COMPUTERS.COM musem ~ Franklin ACE 1000 was my high school companion. That plus an Epson dot matrix printer. I'd have to say a new MacBook Air is cool indeed.
    08-13-2013 09:17 PM
  23. Peligro911's Avatar
    Now modems I do rememberOLD-COMPUTERS.COM musem ~ Franklin ACE 1000 was my high school companion. That plus an Epson dot matrix printer. I'd have to say a new MacBook Air is cool indeed.
    My first computer was a Tandy 1000 with 5.25 floppy drive. I remember doing a upgrade for a 20mb hard drive it cost hundreds for that 20mb.. Lol


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
    Trees likes this.
    08-14-2013 12:11 AM
  24. emirozmen's Avatar
    I just picked up my first Mac. I got the 13 inch Mac book air and so far it's great. Gonna take me some time to learn this lol.
    Try to know you way around shortcuts. I do, and I hardly ever use menus!

    That battery is sick, enjoy it to the fullest!!!
    08-14-2013 02:40 PM
  25. zerog46's Avatar
    Definitely a kick *** battery. I downloaded over 200 gig of moves without even plugging it in.
    Fausty82 likes this.
    08-14-2013 02:46 PM
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