to being with there seems to be a lot of mac questions on here so if people are sick of them then please direct me to a website that could help. Secondly i am a mac novice therefore these problems could possibly be fixed quite easily, thirdly i have not really done much as to 'setting up' my mac since i bought it, mostly just run it straight as it was and installed a bunch of programs, fourthly right now i agree with all the mac haters!
-Problem No. 1: It seems that i am unable to export files to pretty much all external devices, e.g. with all my friends usb sticks or hard drives i just can not seem to be able to copy any files to them, it works with my one usb but thats it?
-Problem No. 2: If i dele something from my usb or my phone when it is connected to my mac through finder, it doesn't seem to actually delete it, visually it deleted the file as in you can not see it in finder any more, however it doesn't seem to actually delete the file from the device as in no memory space is actually freed up?
-Problem No. 3: I have bought quite a high spec macbook pro, its a 15" with 2.2ghz i7 processor 4gb ram, 1gb dedicated graphics with lion and bla bla bla... but its seems to be slow as funk and its really p***ing me off. Ive paid for such an expensive computer and it can hardly handle anything. It would run autoCAD and photoshop and sketch up together with no problem at the beginning so I'm guessing its something i have done. But at the moment for example i am running; photoshop, safari, pages, iPhoto and a couple of tiny apps like evernote at once and it has a blooming fit, constantly getting the rainbow loading wheel and kind of freezing.
-Problem No. 4: possibly the same as above, but when running a few programs safari often has a fit, just doesn't load any pages and freezes then after a while asks me if i would like to force reload all the tabs i have open, i am maybe running 5-8 tabs at once. Also seems to be a problem with youtube and when playing things like inplayer for the radio... if you open a tab with youtube in it doesn't automatically play, i have to wait on the page until it decides to start loading/playing otherwise if i go on another tab until it has loaded it just does not begin. I am sure a lot of you will say safari is a crap browser and i might well agree but i like it because you can use the two finger gestures for back and forward on a web page, however if you think using another browser will be a lot better then I'm willing to change (do any other browsers use this gesture yet? if so I'm there).
-Problem No. 5: The screen brightness just seems to change by itself at random times and it well winds me up! i didn't ask it to!
-Problem No. 6: how the heck do you make a pdf? are there any programs or apps that will do it? or is there a similar method like on windows where you can just select a bunch of compatible files in explorer right click and select combine into one pdf? if so how do you do that on a mac?
if you need a list of the apps I've installed, incase you can suggest any are bugging up my laptop i shall post.
I love some of the features the mac has over windows however at the moment its annoying me more than its helping me!
I'm sure theres some other problems I've come across but i can't remember them all, and I'm sure there is some things i could do to 'set up' my mac etc when i buy it new which i probably haven't done yet which might well help, if so name some things that might help me out.
Sorry for the long post but any help is much appreciated as I'm trying to complete my c.v. at the moment on photoshop and its driving me nuts!