Problem with menu on iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by machelp1776, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. machelp1776 macrumors newbie

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    I remember when I first got my mac a year ago, I had this book with a bunch of tips and tricks for Macs, and it showed me how to go in and change the text when you right-click.

    For instance, when I right click on something in the dock, instead of it saying "Quit" it now says something not so polite. ^_^

    However, I'm selling my iMac tomorrow to get a Macbook and I can't remember how to change this back; ideas?
     
  2. andyriot macrumors member

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    I suggest restoring it to factory settings with the install disc. Should remove any modifications as well as your personal information.
     
  3. machelp1776 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How long would that take do you think? And also if I have iPhoto, Garageband etc on there and I reinstall everything to factory setting will they disappear?
     
  4. andyriot macrumors member

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    Reinstalling takes around 30 minutes. It will remove *everything* from the computer except what comes stock with Leopard/Snow Leopard (whichever you install). You will also need to reinstall the iLife suite if you want iPhoto, GarageBand, etc on there.

    Either way, I suggest doing this. You don't want the person buying your iMac to come across anything personal you've had on the computer. Its always best to clear it out for a fresh start.
     
  5. machelp1776 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah well I don't own the disc to install iLife, it was already on the computer when I bought it from Apple and the person I'm selling to wants the iLife to be on there, so I think this option is out.
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    Don't you have the grey Restore DVDs that came with the Mac? On DVD 1 is Mac OS X, on DVD 2 is iLife.

    Example of Restore DVDs:

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    They are inside the "Everything Mac" booklet.
     
  7. andyriot macrumors member

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    If you think giving the buyer iLife is more important than risking your personal security, then go right ahead.

    On a side note, not that I am condoning piracy, but since you own a Mac and the iLife suite comes free with all Macs. Perhaps you can find said suite online and acquire a blank disc from which to install from. Hypothetically speaking...
     
  8. machelp1776 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, ha I didn't know iLife was on the second disc.

    Alright thanks both of you !
     
  9. andyriot macrumors member

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    All's well that end's well. Enjoy your new MacBook :)
     

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