Here are a few tips for getting to know your iMac:
Turn On/Shut Down Your Mac
Turn on your Mac by selecting the power button, located on the back lefthand side of the computer.
The best way to shut down your Mac is to choose Shut Down from the Apple () menu. Just as your Mac follows a startup process after it turns on, it follows a shutdown process before it turns off. That process includes automatically quitting all open apps and logging out of your macOS user account. If you can't shut down your Mac because it isn't responding, you can force it to turn off without shutting down. Hold down the power button until your Mac turns off. Use this method only when you can't shut down. You'll lose any unsaved changes to documents that you have open.
Logging Into the Network
Your username is the same as your TMI email address. You do not have to include the @tmi-sa.org portion of your email.
Your password should be the same one you use to connect to TMI Wifi. If you need to reset your password, let me know and I will contact IT to reset it for you.
The desktop is the space where you see file, folder, and application windows.
Apple menu () - Access Software Update, System Preferences, Sleep, Shut Down, Log Out, and more.
Application menu - Contains menus for the application you're currently using. The name of the application appears in bold next to the Apple menu.
Menu bar - Contains the Apple menu, active application menu, status menus, menu bar extras, Spotlight icon, and Notification Center icon.
Status menu - Shows the date and time, status of your computer, or gives you quick access to certain features—for example, you can quickly turn on Wi-Fi, turn off Bluetooth, or mute your computer's volume.
Spotlight icon - Click it to bring up the Spotlight search field, where you can search for anything on your Mac.
Notification Center icon - Click it to view Notification Center, which consolidates your notifications from Messages, Calendar, Mail, Reminders, and third-party apps.
Desktop - This is where your applications' windows will appear.
The Dock - Quick access to your most frequently used applications, folders, and files. With a single click the application, folder, or file opens.
The Dock is a convenient place to keep items you use frequently. You can add or remove items from the Dock, make it larger or smaller, or even hide it altogether.
The Dock is located at the bottom of your Desktop screen.
The menu bar runs along the top of the screen. Use the menus and icons in the menu bar to choose commands, perform tasks, and check status.
The Apple menu contains some frequently used items, such as options to update your software, open System Preferences, and shut down/log out of your Mac.
After the Apple menu, the left end of the menu bar contains menus for the app you’re currently using.
The name of the app appears in bold next to the Apple menu. There are several other app menus, often with standard names such as File, Edit, Format, Window, and Help.
The Spotlight search helps you quickly locate files, applications, and more on your computer. To open Spotlight, click the magnifying glass icon in the upper-right corner of the menu bar, or press Command-Space from any app.
Launchpad helps you quickly find, organize, and easily open your apps. To open Launchpad, click the Launchpad icon in the Dock.
Most of the information on your Mac is displayed in windows, including Finder windows and app windows. When you have multiple windows open, only one is active. When an app window is active, the menu bar contains the app’s name. Some windows that you open within apps, such as the Fonts window, always appear in front of other windows.
Move a window: Click the window’s title bar, then drag it where you want it. Manually resize a window: Drag the window’s edges (top, bottom, and sides).
Minimize a window: Click the yellow minimize button in the top-left corner of the window, or press Command (⌘)-M.
Switch to full screen: In many apps, you can expand the window to fill your entire screen. Click the green full-screen button in the top-left corner of an app window.
Return to standard view by moving the pointer to the top-left corner of the screen, then clicking the green full-screen button again.
Close windows: Click the red close button in the top-left corner of the window, or press Command (⌘)-W.
When you close an app’s window, the window closes, but the app remains open. If you want to quit an app, click the app’s name in the menu bar, then choose Quit [App].
You must log out of your computer when you are finished for the day. Choose Apple menu > Log Out.