I’m writing from the screen of my twice-as-expensive-as-any-other-laptop-I’ve-ever-purchased-before MacBook Pro.
I’ve been a PC user for years. Because PCs are cheaper.
“You’re a book author now,” Lou said. “It’s time you get yourself a good piece of equipment. As a musician, I wouldn’t hesitate to spend money on a quality instrument.”
Since this thing arrived, I’ve (taking a deep breath and using grown-up corporate words) been challenged by the transition in the following ways.
No right click. God, I miss the right click. It was so nice to be able to have all my options at my fingertips (well, my right hand ring fingertip, to be accurate).
Only a “delete” key. So the “delete” key functions like the backspace key and I don’t have a delete key at all. This means I can only eliminate the text behind my cursor and not in front of it. As a writer, I require full functionality to erase my work from every direction, dammit.
Hidden scroll bar. I actually had to change settings in order for the scroll bars to show up. Come on!
Icon overload. Everything is a flippin’ icon. There are no actual WORDS on my desktop. A little explanation would be nice.
Minimizing is a problem. Here’s a new one I just discovered. I maximized the window. Now I can’t figure out how to shrink the damn thing back down. I guess I’ll google THIS basic move, too.
No right click. I already covered this. But the amount of red-eyed craziness this is causing warrants a 2nd mention.
I have many more complaints. Please tell me this gets better.