I’ve been forced to use a Mac for a few weeks, and as a diehard Windows user, the Mac has been driving me crazy. “Where did my window go?”  “Why can’t I get the Finder to act like Windows Explorer?”  “What programs are running?”  (Macs are sooooo intuitive, my eye!)

I just discovered that Lynda.com has a series of videos for Windows users who are learning to use a Mac. Log into Lynda.com with your UUA account and search for “switching from Windows to Mac.” There are also training videos for Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac (search for “office for mac”). Finally, I found a list of keyboard shortcuts, which make the Mac more PC-like.

I’m starting to get the hang of it!

About the Author
Margy Levine Young
Margy Levine Young is the Manager of the ITS Web Team, part of the Information Technology Service staff group of the UUA.


  1. Tim Griffin

    Interesting that you would equate keyboard shortcuts with the windows OS. They’ve always been part of Mac OS. Is there something else about the use of the keyboard vs menus that makes it feel more “pc-like” for you?

  2. Margy Levine Young

    There are certain shortcuts that I use all the time, like Ctrl-Left and Ctrl-Right to move forward or back a word. Sometimes Option-Left and Option-Right work for that, and sometimes they don’t.

  3. Rob Molla

    Thanks, Margy, for this post. This is really helpful. I’m about to become a Mac user!

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