I’ve to say that now I’m quite familiar with OS X. I mean I know where to find what :). Let me start with few things I found different in Apple.
As a windows user I expected to find the menu bar when I opened some applications. But in Macs applications are opened without any menu bar attached to them (It feels quite awkward). The menu is near the blue apple button on the upper left corner of the screen. It took quite some time to get myself to used to this new arrangement to access the menu bar of the open applications. I’m still not sure whether Apple’s way is more effective!?
Firefox in Windows. The menu is attached with the application.
Firefox in Apple. The menu is not attached with the application but it’s near the apple logo.
I really Miss the right click
I’m so used to right clicking on everything in windows that I felt paralyzed with OS X in the beginning. Of course I soon learnt that it could be done by pressing ctrl+click to get the right click effect or buy a 2 button mouse. I just don’t understand why the MacBook Pro and other Apple machines mouse and track pad come with only one button even though they’ve a lot of right click functions built in to OS X and the applications.
The delete button is actually a backspace and to have a real delete you need to press fn+delete. With the terminal the fn+delete doesn’t work so, you’ll have to press ctrl+D. This is quite frustrating. You need to remember different key combinations to do the same thing in different environments.