If you have a slow running Mac, there are a lot of possibilities that you can do about it in order to upgrade its performance without costing you a lot. Here are easiest tips that I gather that will somehow resolve your Mac performance issues.
Slow Running Mac, 15 Ways How to Speed it Up
If you already have slow running Mac, these tips will save you in no time.
- Repair Disk Permissions. In order to this one just simply head on to Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility. Choose your Mac HD and select the Verify Disk Permissions. You can also pick the Repair Disk Permissions when needed.
- Clear out Login Items. It is always helpful if you check some unwanted programs on your login menu and remove it from System Preference>Accounts>Login Items and click the minus button.
- Clear out unneeded applications. Just go through your Applications folder and see what apps that you don’t need in order to free some disk space by removing the ones that you no longer need.
- Clear out unused System Preferences. If there are System Preferences that you want to remove then better disable them.
- Clear out unused Desktop icons. Icons on your desktops are often treated as open applications and can consume some Mac space so better clear out the desktop because this can increase the speed of your Mac. Better put them in other location or delete them.
- Empty Trash. Just before you think that you are done deleting all your files and applications on your machine, just don’t forget to look over at the Trash and empty it because this can also save yourself for some space when emptying it.
- Turn Off the Universal Access. If you don’t need at all better turn it off by navigating to System Preferences>Universal Access and turn it off.
- Turn off Bluetooth. Navigate also to System Preferences and turn off the Bluetooth options.
- Turn off Speech Recognition. If you don’t use this one then better navigate to System Preferences>Speech Recognition and turn it off too.
- Turn off Internet Sharing. Navigate to System Preference>Sharing>Internet and turn it off.
- Check for disk space on boot drive. Mac normally uses hard drive space as virtual memory when there is no enough memory space available. Just make sure you keep at least 100% free space on your hard drive for your applications and other processes.
- Remove unneeded Language packs. Your Mac OS X includes a hundreds of languages and some of them are not useful to you. Use Monolingual which is a free program that can remove these unwanted langauge packs and save you more extra disk space.
- Remove desktop changing programs. Look over your Activity Monitor and you will see what are taking most of your memory and CPU usage so better quit or remove the ones that are really unnecessary
- Check for your Dock. Dock should only contain your most used applications so remove or uninstall the ones that are really not important.
- Choose suitable applications for your files. Be sensible with applications that you use. Just make sure that you use the right one when opening certain files. This can give you the right resources and save your hard disk space.