homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / The Macintosh Webmaster
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: travelin cat

The Macintosh Webmaster Forum

Downloading files to a Mac
Help for a non-Mac user?

 6:16 am on Sep 30, 2002 (gmt 0)


I need some help with a query from a customer asking about downloading to his MAC. We sell audio downloads and he emailed me saying roughly:


Can anyone help me help this guy? I'm sure the answers simple, but as far as MACs go, I'm even simpler :)



[edited by: Macguru at 2:15 pm (utc) on Sep. 30, 2002]
[edit reason] Per TOS, no email quotes [/edit]



 12:10 pm on Sep 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi CromeYellow,

I think you could make this Mac user discover the joys of option-click. A contextual menu will show him the options same as a right click. (the option button is locate in between Ctrl and Command)

You could get more Mac users educated by writing : "Mac : option-click" near the links.

Between us, Apple mouses and keyboards are garbage. ;)


 7:32 pm on Sep 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

Uhhhh....MacGuru....I think you mean the "control" key, and not the option.

Contextual menus are activated by holding down the control key with a mouse click.

Also, I have to disagree with you about Apple kb and mice. Yeah, I want a 2 button mouse, but the tracking on the Logitech optical I bought is nothing compared to the native mouse. Also, the keyboard has a great feel to it-- better than most PCs I've typed on. Just MHO.


 7:51 pm on Sep 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

Sorry Bodine and ChromeYellow,

Bodine is absolutely right. The ctrl key does it.

Sorry, it has been too long since I did not use Apple's garbage keyboards and mouses anymore. The switch for a 4 button whelled mouse and readable keyboard did it. ;)

Not sure where is the ctrl key on an apple keyboard... ;)


 10:58 pm on Sep 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks guys - that'll do it!


 11:27 pm on Sep 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

Not sure where is the ctrl key on an apple keyboard...

It's right next to the option/alt key, where it belongs. ;)

The confusion comes up with the command key vs. apple key (same thing -- they now print both symbols on the key) or with the alt key vs. option key ("alt" is written in tiny letters above "option"... dunno if they're the same, or if you need to hold a second key down to access "alt key" functions... but apparently I've never needed to know, or I would by now. hehe)

My macally keyboard has the same markings as the Apple Pro keyboard I don't use anymore because it made my lower arms go numb.

Over on the Dell machine next to me, I'm assuming the keys with the little Windows symbols on them would be equivalent to the "command" key on my machine? If so it's a bit hard to tell, since they don't print both symbols on the key.


 2:29 pm on Oct 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

forget my post.

Just read bodine;'s post... ;)

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / The Macintosh Webmaster
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved