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10 Tips To Optimize Your Mac

Mac OS X is an OS that is optimal in performance. Combined in Aesthetic and minimalist make the user can wear them for hours. Although it has been optimized, the Mac can sometimes work to be slow for several reasons. The following will be given tips for optimizing the performance of OS X is used.

1. Clean Desktop

By leaving the folders on the desktop, then directly add to the burden the computer when you want to display the display screen. Indirectly, this process slows down computer performance. Create a folder called “Archive” and save all files and folder to the Archive folder.

2. Not Saving Garbage Applications

Try checking the applications already installed on your computer. How many of these applications is never used in 2 months. Uninstall applications with App Cleaner to ensure no data remains.

3. Startup Item, Slow Startup

A major factor in the slow startup is the number of startup on the computer. Check the startup items by going to System Preferences-> Accounts-> Login Items and remove from view any unwanted applications running at startup. Limit fewer than 6 for optimal performance.

4. Streamline Application

The purpose of the above words are any OS X application normally consists of two accommodation OS architecture code for older versions. So in fact the application requires only one code. To get rid of unneeded code, use xSlimmer.

5. Select One Language

In general, an application OS X also comes with several languages. Language is an option to display the application or during the installation process. If you do not use German or Japanese. Use Monolingual to get rid of language data is fairly large.

6. Widgets, Restrict Use

I do not activate Dashboard widgets are installed as each would take a computer memory resource. But sometimes widgets to simplify the workflow process. So my suggestion is to restrict the use of Dashboard widgets or turn off when not needed.

7. Activity Monitor, Your Friend

You do not need an application to monitor RAM, Memory and others. Enough with the Activity Monitor, you can monitor all the processes above. Find out process which by default runs on the computer and check which process waste your memory resource.

8. Run Only Needed

Not all features and applications in OS X you need to run each use. Turn off language translational, turn off bluetooth, and turn off internet connection even if it is not used. This case also applies to the running application. That is required only to beautify but not slow down computer performance.

9. Clean Hard Drive

Consider the data is already stored in the HDD. How much of the data is really needed. If not needed should be deleted or may be stored on external hard drive. Leave space for your computer so that the index of Spotlight also not heavy.

10. Update and Maintenance.

Always make sure the applications you use the latest version with Fresh App. After that, use Onyx for maintenance every 1-2 months for your computer.

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  • Daizy May 9, 2012, 12:06 pm

    I do agree with ‘9. Clean Hard Drive’ point in your post, we must have free space in Mac hard drive for better performance of Mac. We can optimize our Mac by manually(which you have already disscussed above) or using Third Party tool . I prefer ‘Stellar Drive ToolBox’ to resolve all Mac drive related issues and keep my Mac maintain.

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