iMac For Dummies Cheat Sheet
If you’re new to the iMac, you’ll be eager to discover its exciting possibilities. To get the most out of your iMac or iMac Pro, use the keyboard shortcuts for macOS Mojave, follow a recommended maintenance schedule, and, if you run into a problem, follow the troubleshooting steps.
Mojave Finder Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts help make working in macOS Mojave on your iMac quick and efficient. Key combinations provide easy options for performing common tasks on your iMac, such as displaying and manipulating windows and copying and moving files.
Recommended Maintenance Schedule for Your iMac
Following a recommended maintenance schedule for your iMac will help you avoid problems and keep your computer running smoothly. Use this iMac maintenance guide as a handy reminder.
|Check for updates within System Preferences||Automatic setting (Software Update pane in System Preferences)|
|Back up with Time Machine||Automatic|
|Defragment (using Prosoft Engineering Drive Genius 5)||Once a month|
|Delete unnecessary user accounts||As necessary (Users & Groups pane in System
|Scan for viruses (using VirusBarrier Scanner from Intego)||Automatic|
|Check all volumes for errors (using Disk Utility)||Once a week|
|Check for the latest drivers for your external hardware||Once a month (or after adding new hardware)|
|Delete temporary Internet cache files and old system logs (using the Mojave Manage Storage feature)||Once a week|
iMac Troubleshooting Steps
Anyone can troubleshoot, so if you run into a problem with your iMac, don’t be dismayed! Follow these troubleshooting steps to get your iMac back up and running.
Check all cables.
Investigate recent changes you made to your hardware or software.
Run Disk Utility and repair your volume(s).
Check the contents of your Trash for files you might have deleted accidentally.
Check your Internet, wireless, and network connections to make sure they’re still working.
Run a virus scan, using your antivirus application.
Disable your account’s Login Items and reboot.
Turn off your screen saver.
Run System Information and check the status of your hardware.