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    You know you've been doing everything via your Mac for too long when...

    So, I'm busy testing a new image on our Acer laptops (the image I built actually on them, with all the Acer drivers broke the trackpad on them rendering one of our laptop trollies useless) and I come to check that the screen resolution (and a few other things) are set properly now. Nothing unusual you might say, however, when I went to Right Click the Desktop to choose Screen Resolution, I did 2 fingers on the track pad and left click ..

    It's my own fault as I try to do things remotely these days so everything is in one place and saves physical access to the servers and such, but I'm Mac based so when I don't have my Magic Mouse with me.. Meh, I'm just making excuses now! lol ..

    What faux pas do others make when working between systems then? Linux terminal commands in windows command line?

    Go on, make me feel not quite so stupid! lol ..

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    Keep typing emails and word documents and hitting the tab key expecting words to auto complete as per Linux cli.

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    find the @ on your keyboard.... you know a Mac user goes for the # 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    find the @ on your keyboard.... you know a Mac user goes for the # 2
    *hangs head in shame* yup .. that's another one I do when I have to send e-mails from a PC or set up a user in outlook etc .. lol ..

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    Mines not really between systems but apps.

    When I switch between apps I forget that some functions don't exist.

    The classic case is when I switch from the Twitter app to Chrome on my phone, I tend to pull down to refresh the page forgetting I have to press the refresh instead.

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    Unix CLI commands on CMD screen and then I wonder why it doesn't work! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    The classic case is when I switch from the Twitter app to Chrome on my phone, I tend to pull down to refresh the page forgetting I have to press the refresh instead.
    I do that between Twitter and Edugeek.

    I also try to do menu-button > refresh when going from Edugeek to Twitter...

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    I often find vi commands in the middle of quick notes that I'm typing into notepad.
    I get extremely pissed off that I can't highlight text, and click left/right together to get the text pasted to where the cursor is. Ctrl/C Ctrl/V is so outdated.
    I get quite pissed off that I have to double click.

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    I frequently expect Outlook to put apostrophes in for me like my phone does, and full stops if I press space twice.
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    Go to log onto a linux server at root via the KVM (smoothwall, VLE) and automatically press Ctrl-Alt-Del. Restarting them.

    I now have passwords set on the KVM for linux servers to stop me being stupid.

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    I'm starting to feel not quite so stupid now .. lol ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Unix CLI commands on CMD screen and then I wonder why it doesn't work! lol

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    Its when I'm not using my text editor (textmate) or my terminal with the nicer font and colors.

    CMD+C and Ctrl+C mess with me the most, especially when I RDP from my macbook and my brain is in mac mode but I need to use the windows keyboard shortcuts.

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    double space bar for the full stop.

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    My two most common ones:
    - Hitting 'space' in Windows and expecting a Quick Look window to appear
    - Hitting 'enter' in Windows expecting to rename a file but opening it instead

    The transposition of the CMD/Win/CTRL keys when RDCing or VNCing between Mac and PCs gets me, too...

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