Just unplug it...

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

  1. TinyDee macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    There's also a power button on the back of the computer...
     
  4. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts
     

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