Just unplug it...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TinyDee, May 21, 2011.

  1. TinyDee macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2010
    I had an interesting thing happen. My mouse froze, totally on my IMac and I was really puzzled/ I changed the batteries, tried this and that and finally just unplugged it and it all came back I did not know that you must totally unplug form electric to really reset. Live and learn I guess...
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    Actually that is NOT what you do. You can switch off your computer by using the keyboard, you can also use the keyboard to force quit and application (Command + Option + Escape) or as a very last resort hold down the power button for about 3-4 seconds. NEVER EVER EVER unplug your computer to shut it down unless you want to damage the OS.
  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    There's also a power button on the back of the computer...
  4. Icy1007 macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    Yes, I agree. Never EVER just unplug a computer. It can mess up the hard drive doing that. If you have to do a hard shutdown, use the power button on the back.
  5. TinyDee thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2010
    Well, thanks for the advice, after the fact. I tried the button on the back, several times in fact and shut it down but the mouse problem remained. I am not familiar with all the things one can do with the keyboard which would be nice to know. I was desperate to get things right. Regardless of possibilities, they are now.
  6. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

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