What's a good place for a Mac Noob?
Well, I just got a new iMac this week, and it's my first Apple computer since my Apple II Plus that my Dad bought when I was just a kid (very fond memories!). But being new to OSX and the Mac ecosystem, I am wondering if you all could recommend some website or other pointers that might help me assimilate more easily.
But I also have a list of questions, which may seem idiotic to some of you, but I respectfully ask that you be easy on me and thank you in advance for any help you may provide.
Now for surfing the web, I seem to have things down for the most part. I still miss the drop-down history in the address bar from Internet Explorer, and dislike the 'hold down the back button' to get the last 30 or so pages visited. BTW, is there any way to delete that history or is it there until they finally drop off the bottom of the back button history? Bookmarks in Safari are a bit more difficult for me to get used to, so I'm just pasting my favorite sites to the quick launch or bookmark bar, whatever it is called.
The e-mail client is a bit strange to use, and it seems to have migrated the e-mail accounts I've added into one giant inbox, instead of separating them out by accounts like I would prefer. Any info on how to better use the mail client would be much appreciated.
Finder... I'm guessing this is kind of like Windows Explorer on Windows? Seems like it is, but wasn't 100% sure. I'm trying to figure it all out, and trying to make connections with things that seem similar, but the file system seems a slight bit different here.
What exactly IS mission control? Just a multiple desktop manager? Or something more that I'm missing?
When I view myself in my webcam in Photobooth, or generally in other applications like Skype or Yahoo Messenger, why is the video flipped? For example, the text on my shirt reads backward on the screen. Any idea what's causing that?
I'm sure I'll continue to have a few hundred trillion questions, but again, if there is a general website for helping people get used to their new Macs, please let me know!!