Speed Up Your Mac Computer
How to Speed Up your Mac Computer (Macintosh). Keep your Mac running speedy with this top tips. Keep Your Mac Clean and Running Speedy.
Speed Up Your Mac Computer.
- First, your Desktop. Here you can see my desktop completely clean. Saving things to the desktop, more cluttered your desktop is gonna be. And will slow you down. How much applications you got at start up? One indication is this icons on my menu bar. This indicates how many applications are starting with my machine. To handle this, go into your system preferences, users and groups, and login items. Here you can check, and uncheck, which applications you want starting with your system.
- Uninstall Unused Applications. There is a great utility, called Appcleaner, that is perfect to uninstall those unused Applications. You just have to find and drag that application into app cleaner, and he will list every thing associated to that application, and allow you to just one click deleted.
- Speaking of deleting things. Make sure you keep your system nice and tidy. Make sure you have plenty of free space. As unused applications, you probably have files that rarely access them. To check your space it’s easy. Just go to your Mac HDD/SSD disk drive, or a specific folder, and press
command+I, get info.
And will tell us how we are Utilising our disk. Consider to move your unused files to an external drive. In other hand, utilize a cloud system, like dropbox, copy.com, or other options out there. But keep in mind, you taking out space with your dropbox documents folder. Periodically go through in, and tidy up. Just make sure you have plenty of free space on your hard disc.
- Something else that we should do is, invest in some type of log Cleaning Utility. A log cleaning utility i use, is Onyx. It’s a very useful utility, and it’s free. Cleans up your caches, and other places where can get really cluttered. Caches from the system can be clean. User information can be clean. Internet, fonts, logs, miscellaneous stuff, and of course permanently deleting the trash from your system. Onyx is a great free tool for cleaning up those locations, and other optimisations it can do for you as well. Another great tool to clean up your mac, but it’s not free, is CleanMyMac. With one click solution, it can scan and clean your mac from this same locations, among other features, and tools.
- Something we should do, to keep things tidy, optimised and running well, is to go and do our Disk Utility. You find Disk Utility under applications, utilities. You should go to your macintosh hard drive, and verify disk permissions. And then, repare your disk permissions if necessary. And then verify, and repare your disk if necessary.
- Another tool to identify performance problems, is Activity Monitor. You find activity monitor under applications, utilities. This tool will allow to see what hogging cpu. What’s hogging memory. What’s hogging energy, if we wanna get most of our battery life. What’s utilising local disk, and what is communicating over the network.
- Something else to be considering is Fragmentation. It’s a good idea to defrag once in a wile, your hard disk. IDefrag. Is my prefer defragmenter. This utility allow you to go in, and do a variety of defragmentation. Including a full defrag, rebooting from de recovery mode and will perform a full defrag from your hard disk. Or we can do a quick online defrag. i’ll do i defrag, ever 6 months. But keep in mind, You wouldn’t want to do this very often, on a solid state drive, because it could actually reduce the live of your solid state drive. Don’t do this daily, that’s not necessary in a Mac, and you could shorten that solid state drive.
- Upgrading your operating system. If we go to about this mac, we can see in which version we are in, and can verify if there’s any software update available. If you qualify for a new operating system, if the upgrade will work in your hardware, when Apple releases, you really want to consider because will bring performance enhancements to your machine.
- Memory. If you are one of those with the latest Macbook pro, such the retina display, and the Macbook Air, You really should consider the amount of memory available to your system. You have to select the amount of RAM that you want when you purchase, because it’s not possible to upgrade it later. There for, I will strongly encourage you to max out your RAM.
- SSD’s. Solid State Drives. You really should consider to move on to a solid state drive. This will give you great performance gains, and this can be done on any Mackintosh computer
- And last but not least. Restart your Mac once in a wile. Mac’s can be very efficient. And for some, actually never shut it down. But please occasionally, restart your Mac. Probably restart about once a week, just to keep things fresh, and tidy.
And this was the top best tips, you should consider to keep your Macintosh running speedy.