1. diggity's Avatar
    After many years of saying I didn't see the point of switching to Mac from PC, I finally decided to give it a try. I bought a 13.3" MacBook Pro i5 with 8g ram and 256g storage. So far, I'm liking it. I've only had time to install office 365, Steam (with a few games that I've previously purchased that are Mac compatible), and I've downloaded my iTunes Match library. I've also tried a few ad block extensions, but none seem to work very good. Any suggestions? Also, any tips for a OSX newcomer?
    BD_BB_8520 and philliplavelle like this.
    05-14-2016 08:14 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Congrats on your new MacBook! My Late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina is still kicking butt so your brand new model should do the trick for a long time to come.
    If you live near an Apple Store I recommend the Mac Basics workshop. It's free of charge and really helps you become acclimated to OS X. More info here: https://www.apple.com/retail/learn/
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    05-14-2016 09:08 PM
  3. diggity's Avatar
    Thanks for the quick response!
    05-14-2016 09:19 PM
  4. diggity's Avatar
    One other question. As I said, I downloaded my iTunes Match library this morning. Everything looked good for awhile afterwards, but now I notice that about 1/2 my library is duplicated. Is this a common problem on OS X? I know it used to be an issue on Windows 10, but I haven't seen it in quite awhile. I'm a bit hesitant to do anything about it right now, hoping that maybe it might resolve itself.
    05-14-2016 09:22 PM
  5. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    One other question. As I said, I downloaded my iTunes Match library this morning. Everything looked good for awhile afterwards, but now I notice that about 1/2 my library is duplicated. Is this a common problem on OS X? I know it used to be an issue on Windows 10, but I haven't seen it in quite awhile. I'm a bit hesitant to do anything about it right now, hoping that maybe it might resolve itself.
    You might want to try shutting off iTunes Match in iTunes and then turning it back and and letting it match again. Hopefully that will get rid of the duplicates. iTunes is a mess; hoping Apple does something about it soon.
    05-14-2016 10:31 PM
  6. firedept10's Avatar
    Welcome to the Mac side of things. Here is a link to all the keyboard shortcuts. And I also suggest getting a good Password Manager such as 1Password. Sorry but I can not assist you with your iTunes Match issue as I do not use it.
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    05-14-2016 10:33 PM
  7. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Welcome to the Mac side of things. Here is a link to all the keyboard shortcuts. And I also suggest getting a good Password Manager such as 1Password. Sorry but I can not assist you with your iTunes Match issue as I do not use it.
    I second the 1Password suggestion.
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    05-14-2016 10:34 PM
  8. diggity's Avatar
    Thanks for the input. As suggested, I toggled the apple music and iCloud music library settings in iTunes. This fixed the duplicates problem. I will check out 1password.
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    05-15-2016 07:03 AM
  9. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Thanks for the input. As suggested, I toggled the apple music and iCloud music library settings in iTunes. This fixed the duplicates problem. I will check out 1password.
    Glad it worked!
    05-15-2016 07:05 AM
  10. gdgtmom's Avatar
    Congrats. Just picked up the MacBook Pro 15 in retina. 16gb 256gb ssd. Loving it.
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    05-16-2016 01:51 AM
  11. robertk328's Avatar
    Congrats on the new MacBook!
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    05-16-2016 06:02 AM
  12. maflynn's Avatar
    I've also tried a few ad block extensions, but none seem to work very good. Any suggestions?
    I've been bouncing back and forth between Adguard and Ghostery (there's no reason I can run both at the same time). Both do a decent job but both also seem to block too much at time.
    diggity likes this.
    05-16-2016 07:09 AM
  13. randally's Avatar
    Look up "Bean" for a full featured, yet simple word processor. (It's free, but not in the App Store)
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    05-16-2016 07:43 AM
  14. firedept10's Avatar
    Congrats. Just picked up the MacBook Pro 15 in retina. 16gb 256gb ssd. Loving it.
    Congrats on the new MacBook. Great machine.
    gdgtmom likes this.
    05-16-2016 09:18 AM
  15. imwjl's Avatar
    Welcome. Make sure you use Time Machine or some known good backup solution!
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    05-16-2016 06:33 PM
  16. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    As others have said, congratulations. I too, just bought a MacBook Pro 13" retina, last Friday 13th May.
    Now to learn and setup Time Machine. One must have a backup. Maybe I'll look into a cloning option, too...
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    05-16-2016 07:02 PM
  17. gdgtmom's Avatar
    Congrats on the new MacBook. Great machine.
    Thank you.
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    05-16-2016 07:24 PM
  18. gdgtmom's Avatar
    As others have said, congratulations. I too, just bought a MacBook Pro 13" retina, last Friday 13th May.
    Now to learn and setup Time Machine. One must have a backup. Maybe I'll look into a cloning option, too...
    Thanks and same to you. Surprised you got a Mac actually. Your such a PC guy.
    anon(153966) likes this.
    05-16-2016 07:25 PM
  19. gdgtmom's Avatar
    Welcome. Make sure you use Time Machine or some known good backup solution!
    Going to look into testing that up this week.
    05-16-2016 07:25 PM
  20. gdgtmom's Avatar
    Congrats on the new MacBook!
    Thank you.
    05-16-2016 07:26 PM
  21. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    To be honest, I've mainly been a Windows user due to my job (IT Support Manager). But, I want to expand my knowledge in the Mac arena.

    Well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it

    Thanks and same to you. Surprised you got a Mac actually. Your such a PC guy.
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    05-16-2016 08:07 PM
  22. gdgtmom's Avatar
    To be honest, I've mainly been a Windows user due to my job (IT Support Manager). But, I want to expand my knowledge in the Mac arena.

    Well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it
    Great comeback. Like the reasoning.
    05-16-2016 08:08 PM
  23. Prashant Jayant's Avatar
    I've been bouncing back and forth between Adguard and Ghostery (there's no reason I can run both at the same time). Both do a decent job but both also seem to block too much at time.
    Check out ublock origin... Works well for me
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    05-16-2016 08:14 PM
  24. maflynn's Avatar
    Check out ublock origin... Works well for me

    I have, its decent, for some reason I removed it and went to adguard - not sure why to be honest.
    05-17-2016 06:59 AM
  25. robertk328's Avatar
    To be honest, I've mainly been a Windows user due to my job (IT Support Manager). But, I want to expand my knowledge in the Mac arena.

    Well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it
    I had a buddy who was die-hard PC, always mocked my Mac. I don't see him much at all, but we're friends on Facebook, and he's always posting pics of his two MacBook Pros on his table
    anon(153966) likes this.
    05-17-2016 07:35 AM
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