iMac arrives Tuesday.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by EM87, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. EM87 macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    Brisbane, Australia
    I just ordered my first Mac since the old days of the OS X 9 (I think it was 9, might have been 8), anyway I would like to thank all of those who helped me when I was asking all those questions. I got the basic model with 1Gb RAM, it cost me just over AU$1500, good deal I got I think. I will be back to where my computer days started in a little less then 4 days, I can't wait to not have to worry about viruses any more!


    PS can someone tell me some useful shortcuts on Mac OS X like ctrl, alt delete on Windows etc.
  2. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    Congrats! Enjoy the new machine.

    The OS X three finger salute is opt-cmd-esc, which brings up "Force Quit" to kill badly behaving processes. I wish Apple would come up with a way of overriding full screen apps so I could see the dialog come up when a game crashes-- best bet is to have faith and just opt-cmd-esc then blindly hit return which should activate the "OK" button in the dialog you can't see.

    It's pretty unusual for the whole system to hang. If it does, one thing to try is "Force Quitting" finder-- which actually just quits and relaunches it. Failing that, the best you can do is hold the power key to force it off.

    You'll want to choose a journaled file system so things don't get all bent out of shape if the system shuts down ungracefully (power fail, holding down the power button, etc).

    Hopefully you'll be surprised how rarely you need any of that advice...
  3. EM87 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    Brisbane, Australia
    So what can you go into to see the system performance like ctrl alt delete on Windows?
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Congrats on the new iMac EM87. :)

    Go>Utilities>Activity Monitor.

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