Over the years, the Macs have built the formidable reputation that they never slow down and run forever, never crash. However, the fact is that Macs also slow down and they also crash. However, they crash differently. Virus attacks also happen to Mac.
Free solutions are not better solution for this problem. Upgrading system hardware and adding RAM are always better options. There can be some tips in in order to speed up Mac. These are discussed below:
Deletion of all Unused Programs
Uninstallation of the app on the Mac and the dragging off the files from the application folder are not similar to the same extent. The support files of the application remain on the system and we need the services of the Utility called AppCleaner, which helps to locate these files and then eventually remove them.
Removal of the Startup Items
The programmers are always prioritizing the programs over any of the apps. Therefore, a brilliant idea will be to add the piece of code to the startup items. If there are enough of these programs, the system will be slowed down as a result. We need to remove these with the following steps:
System preferences -> Accounts- > Login items
The app is highlighted and the minus button is clicked, at the bottom of the list. The programs can still be used, but when it is needed.
Getting rid of the unwanted
There are lots of extra built-ins in Mac to speed up Mac. These are in unspoken languages and compatibility files for the old Mac architecture. Monolingual will ensure that all these additional languages are removed and the support for the older hardware. If the user is running the Intel Mac and are not using any older programs, then the support for PowerPC and the ARM can be withdrawn. The OS X install disk is required to get back, any of the required language or architecture, at a later time.
Shutting down of unwanted Apps
Shutting down the unwanted apps will ensure that they consume less memory and less CPU space. Right-click can be used on the programs in the Dock and then Quit chosen. Another option is pressing the Command-Tab for the App Switcher and then Command-Q is used for quitting the unused programs.
The Activity Monitor in the Utilities folder can show all the running processes on the Mac System.
On pressing the CPU button, the “%CPU” column can give a list of all programs by their CPU usage. We can also see the network, memory and the disk, as used by the different processes.
Disk Utility always makes the life of the Mac user easier. Onyx is more robust and detailed. The miscellaneous junk that is accumulated on the Mac can be removed with the help of this Utility. The routine maintenance activity can be done with the help of this Utility. Other activities like verification of the startup disks for correcting the file system errors and finding hidden tweaks are also done by this Utility.
The cool widgets are because of the dashboard in Apple. These small and little apps for the weather forecasting and the stock prices are not only easy but also convenient. More are the number of widgets, running in the background; more resources are given by the OS X. We must take care, that unnecessary widgets are not kept open, particularly when they require upgrade on a constant basis.
The custom items are being displayed in the preference panes and this consumes CPU resources. The item should be removed, if not needed.