Once you’ve set up your iMac and followed the onscreen guide to connect to the Internet, what’s next? Read on to find out how to get the most out of your iMac: Your iMac at a glance Mac OS X basics What you can do with your iMac Listen to music on your computer or on the go Make your own movie or watch a movie on DVD...
CDs. If you have the Combo drive, watch DVD videos. If you have the SuperDrive, you can make them, too. Apple Pro Speakers Included with some models. Available separately at www.apple.com/store USB port Connect a USB device.
Speakers. Headphones port FireWire Connect headphones Transfer video from a or analog speakers. DV camera. Connect an Apple iPod, external hard disk, or other FireWire device. Ethernet Share files with another computer. Connect a DSL or cable modem to access the Internet.
Use to change system settings, open recent items, and restart or shut down your computer. To see the menu, click the apple () in the menu bar. Window buttons Click the red button to close the window, the yellow one to minimize it into the Dock, and the green one to resize it.
Application menu Shows the name of the application you’re using. Use to set preferences or quit applications (other than the Finder). Application Applications are software programs (such as a game or word processor) that you use with your computer. Double-click an application’s icon to open the application.
There are lots of ways to customize Mac OS X. To change Finder settings, choose Preferences from the Finder menu. Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu to change your computer’s settings. To select a desktop background picture, open System Preferences and click Desktop.
Click the icons in the Dock or toolbar to find and open files and applications. Drag applications, files, and folders into the Dock for one-click access. This side of the Dock shows application icons. The triangle indicates the application is open. To set up the toolbar the way you want it, choose Customize Toolbar from...
What you can do with your iMac Not sure how to get the most out of your new iMac? Read on for a few ideas. Make your own CDs. Use iTunes then burn your own custom music CDs. Transfer music to an iPod or other MP3 player to listen on the go.
Send digital photos to friends and family. Send email and surf the 'Net. Watch a DVD movie or burn your own DVD. The iMac is your digital hub. Import and edit home movies. Put up to 1,000 songs in your pocket. Listen to music and burn your own CDs.
Import songs to your Library to play them without the CD. To learn more about iTunes: See iTunes Help, available in the Help menu. Go to www.apple.com/itunes Burn CDs Make your own audio CDs that play in standard CD players.
Connect iPod using the FireWire cable included with iPod. iTunes automatically transfers your music Library to iPod. Unplug iPod. Browse for a song on iPod and press the Play button. To learn more about iPod: See iTunes and choose iPod Help from the Help menu Go to www.apple.com/ipod...
Screen button to use the Playback controls To learn more about iMovie: Open iMovie and choose iMovie Help from the Help menu. Go to www.apple.com/store to find compatible entire screen. DV cameras or to purchase a FireWire cable. You can export your finished...
If your computer has a Combo drive or SuperDrive, you can watch DVD movies. Insert a DVD video disc. DVD Player opens automatically. Use the controller to play the movie or see the DVD’s special features. To use the whole screen to watch the movie, choose Enter Full Screen from the Video menu.
Make your own Hollywood-style DVDs. If your computer has a SuperDrive, you can create DVDs using iDVD. Your finished DVD will play in almost any home DVD player. Import and edit movies using iMovie. Then export to an iDVD movie file. In iDVD, choose a menu theme and drag your movies to the iDVD window.
To learn more about iDVD: Open iDVD and choose iDVD Tutorial from the Help menu. See iDVD Help, available in the Help menu. Go to www.apple.com/iDVD to purchase DVD-R discs. Burn Insert a blank DVD-R disc and click Burn. You...
Search the Internet. If you know the Internet address, you can go there directly. If you have a dialup connection, you can use the modem status icon (W) to connect to and disconnect from the Internet. To learn more about Internet Explorer: Open Internet Explorer and choose Internet Explorer Help from the Help menu.
Or you can search the Internet with Sherlock. Click the other buttons to find people, read the news, shop, and more. Click the hard disk icon to search the files on your computer. Click the icon in the Dock to open Sherlock.
It’s easy and works with your favorite email application. To learn more about iTools: Go to www.apple.com/itools and click Help on the iTools menu bar. If you signed up for iTools when you first turned on your computer, you already have an account.
Anyone can access the files in your Public folder. To find out how to use pictures and other files from your iDisk to create a personal Web site, go to www.apple.com/itools and click the HomePage icon.
Send and receive email. Follow these steps to create and send a message. To use email, you must have an account with an Internet service provider. To check for new messages, click Get Mail. To view a message, click its subject. If you entered email information or got a Mac.com account when you first turned on your computer, Mail is already set up.
To create a new email message, click Compose. Type the email address and a subject. Then type your message and click Send. To learn more about Mail: Open Mail, then choose Mail Help from the Help menu. Go to www.apple.com/macosx/applications/ mail.html...
Organize, plan, and create using AppleWorks. Use AppleWorks for writing, drawing, making presentations, and more. Layout capabilities Add photos, tables, charts, and sidebars. Link text frames, layer graphics, and wrap text. Word processing Write letters, create brochures, make greeting cards and party invitations.
Templates tab to modify a ready-made document. Click the Web tab to download more templates from the Internet. To learn more about AppleWorks: See AppleWorks Help, available in the Help menu. Go to the AppleWorks Web site at www.apple.com/appleworks...
Keep your iMac’s software up-to-date. Use Software Update to get the latest updates and drivers. To use Software Update, you must have an Internet connection. Click the icon in the Dock to open System Preferences. Click Software Update.
Then click Update Now. Select the software you want to update and then click Install. Click the name of a software item to learn more about it. You can schedule your computer to check automatically for software updates.
Learn more about using your computer. Look in Mac Help for more information on using your computer. To browse the features of your computer, click Go under “At a glance.” Click Quick Clicks topics for answers to frequently asked questions. To look at Help for other applications, click the ? button.
These Apple Web sites will help you get the most out of your computer. Macintosh Products Guide www.apple.com/guide For great hardware and software products for your Mac, check the Web site or look for the Mac symbol. Also get contact and support information for third-party software manufacturers.
You can also start up your computer using Mac OS 9. To set your computer to use Mac OS 9: Choose System Preferences from the Apple (K) menu in Mac OS X. Click the Startup Disk icon to open the Startup Disk pane.
Check with the application’s manufacturer to see if it is compatible with your computer. For support and contact information about the software that came with your computer. Go to www.apple.com/guide If the problem occurs frequently: You may need to reinstall your system software. Choose Mac Help from the Help menu and type “install system software”...
Then press the Media Eject key ( ) at the top-right corner of the keyboard. If that doesn’t work, drag the disc’s icon to the Trash. If that doesn’t work, restart the computer, then hold down the mouse button. To restart, choose Restart from the Apple menu.
To resolve other problems with software, contact the software manufacturer. For support and contact information about the software that came with your computer, go to www.apple.com/guide If you have a problem with your Internet connection: First, make sure the telephone line or Ethernet cable is properly connected to your computer.
Install memory and an AirPort Card. For detailed instructions, refer to Mac Help (see page 26). Lay the computer down sideways on a soft cloth. Be careful not to let the base roll. Before installing: Get a Phillips screwdriver Shut down the computer Unplug all cables, except the power cord Loosen the four captive screws at the base of the computer and gently...
To install an AirPort Card, connect the antenna firmly to the card and insert the card into the AirPort Card slot. If the AirPort Card is connected to an adapter, remove the metal clip and pull the card from the adapter.
Work more comfortably The guidelines in this section can help you work more comfortably with your computer. For detailed information about ergonomics, see the Apple Environmental Health and Safety Web site at www.apple.com/about/ergonomics Keyboard When you use the computer keyboard, your shoulders should be relaxed.
Don’t lift the computer using the display. You could Important damage it. To move your computer, grab the display extension with one hand; with your other hand, hold the bottom of the computer. 45–70 cm (18–28 in.) Shoulders relaxed Forearms and hands in a straight line...
Safety, cleaning, and power management Safety Make sure that you keep these instructions handy for reference by you and others who may use your computer follow all instructions and warnings regarding your system When setting up and using your computer, remember the following: Place your computer on a steady, flat surface in a location with adequate ventilation.
Do not attempt to access the high-voltage area or Warning power supply. If you suspect the power supply needs service, contact your Apple-authorized dealer or service provider. Power-saving and environmental features Your computer is equipped with energy-saving features that allow it to conserve energy when not in use.
The Apple iPod pictured on page 11 of this manual is not included with this product. For more information on iPod, go to www.apple.com/ipod Mouse information This product complies with the requirements of European Directives 72/23/EEC and 89/336/EEC.