Post # 1
I stayed home from work today to get some wedding crafts done that are long over. Due to my pet chewing through my printer power cord, I sucked it up and bought a new printer this morning. I was so proud of myself. BTW, who knew printers are disposable, they don’t sell replacement cords, not at Staples, not on eBay, not through the manufacturer. My “old” printer had been used twice. Anyway, so fine, I buy the new printer and go to use FH’s Mac book because my work computer (Windows), I am not allowed to download ANYTHING onto it unless it’s work related. Strict company policy due to too many viruses from the internet. I have an iPhone and an iPad so I figure no big deal to use the Mac Book – so WRONG!!! I can’t figure this stinking computer out. Guess how much I have printed – not one, single, solitary thing!!!! What the heck? Am I that much of an IT idiot that I can’t connect a computer to a printer successfully?! Apparently, yes. Why does everyone in the world think Mac Books are intuitive except me?! Looks like we may not have labels for the favors. Oh well, I don’t think anyone will notice except me.
Thanks for listening.
Post # 3
When I first got mine, it took me like 10 minutes to figure out how to click on something. Don’t feel bad! Is there anything in particular someone can help you with?
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I think Macs are intuitive… if you have the time to learn how to use one. Me, I don’t know at all. PC for me!! Don’t feel bad about it; it seems like a bit of a learning curve. Everytime I use a friend’s I have to have them open/close programs, even clicking/selecting is weird to me!
Post # 5
Awwww, you both are very sweet, how nice of you to agree. That’s it, I’ve had enough of this – before I throw FH’s Macbook out the window I’m going to go SHOE SHOPPING! A little retail therapy. If favor tags are that important, he can print them!
Post # 6
OMG I’m the SAME WAY!!! I just switched over from windows, and I find it far less intuitive. I never know where anything is. It just seems so disorganized, and every program is a little different. I can never find anything!!!
But it’s really pretty and the packaging it came in was so nice.
Post # 7
@Foreverblonde345: I’m with you! I remember taking a summer class for english comp part II (damn ap class didn’t cover that, I was hoping to get out of college without writing a single paper!) we were forced to use MAC’s in class. I wanted to throw the whole computer at the professor it took me twice as long to do any research I could have done at home (the damn class took participation as a grade). Didn’t help that she pronounced library “libary”. Whenever I touch an apple computer, things start flying all over the screen, and then I can’t find the file I had originally opened, because it flew off somewhere.
Post # 8
Aww that stinks – I wish I could help. I’m a Mac user and I just really hate PCs. But my FI can’t figure out my MacBook either. Or my iPod for that matter – which is hilarious.
But I feel you on computer frustrations! Good luck, and enjoy the shoe shopping.
Post # 9
You just plug the USB cord into the computer and the printer into the wall and then it prints, doesn’t it?
Post # 10
I cant figure MAC out either. I find it super hard to use especially cause I use a PC all day at work
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’ve always just plugged printers into my MacBook, turned it on, and pressed print. Macs usually don’t require that you download drivers for printers; they just talk to the thing.
Post # 12
When I got my first PowerBook (in college), I had to call the IT department to ask how to get on the internet (I didn’t realize that Safari was an internet browser). So it’s not just you, at all :).
I use a Mac at home and a PC at work and I HATE my work computer. I know my Mac doesn’t work with FI’s printer (his printer only works with PCs) – maybe that’s the problem?
Post # 13
I totally get how you feel! I’ve always had a mac, and so I always get super confused when I have to use a PC computer. In fact, I was using onerecently ( trying to print something out from microsoft word!) and it took me close on ten minutes to even find the damn print button! It was frustrating, and I felt really stupid.
Post # 14
I have a wireless printer that came with the cd. I installed it onto my MacBook. Now I just hit print and things come to life. =)
Post # 15
Lol everyone has their own preferences when it comes to the usability of any type of platform. I use both Mac and PC and find I like Mac better bc its easier and more organized to use (for me at least) If you need help I would be glad to help with the install process. I used to work at an Apple store. My Macbook easily installed my printer i got a year ago, it was simply plug and play. If it didn’t come up automatically when u plugged in the USB, i suggest installing the disc that came with it (if there was one). I would also suggest following along the instructions step by step that came with the printer. You can’t go wrong with that. Or going online and searching for “(Model of printer, ex Canon r2000) Printer Driver” and downloading it. Every printer takes some time to install whether on mac or pc. It’s about the same process for both.
Post # 16
@mrsSonthebeach: Yup, this. It’s glorious. My MacBook just recognizes all the cameras/printers/etc I plug into it and does what it needs to do. Back when I used a PC, it would freak out if I tried to do that without running the installation disc first. So annoying, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to a PC.