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7 Computer Speed Tips For Macs
After Windows, one of the most preferred computer platforms is surely the MAC OS from Apple. Like any other operating system, over the due course of time your Mac PC may become sluggish.
Hence, you can find many Mac users discussing tips on how to speed up their PCs in Mac based forum sites. Even if your Mac PC has the best and latest tech specs, your PC may not be delivering the performance that it used to deliver when you bought it.
With that in mind, here are some computer speed tips for Macs:
1. Remove clutter from desktop
When you start your Mac PC, the very first thing that it loads is your desktop. If there are lots of files and folders in your desktop to be loaded, your Mac can start very slowly. One of the simplest ways to speed up your Macs performance is to eliminate clutter from your desktop.
If you really want to keep all that data lying at the desktop, you can simply create a main folder and put all files and folders lying at the desktop inside that folder. As an added bonus, this will minimize visual clutter and thus help improve your concentration while working!
2. Free up space on your hard drive
When the memory on Mac becomes full, it uses the available space on hard drive as virtual memory. However, if you don't have much free space on your hard drive, there will be low virtual memory available as well. With insufficient memory to work with, your computer will immediately get slower.
This can drastically hamper the performance of your Apple computer. To work around this issue, get rid of all the unwanted software, files and folders, languages, and customizations – in order to free up virtual memory for what really matters most: your productivity.
3. Check what's using your resources
Like the Windows Task Manager in Windows, Mac relies on the Activity Monitor that lets you know which applications are eating up your resources. In the Activity Monitor, the usage of CPU, RAM and virtual memory can be managed and adjusted. You can close the apps that happen to be hogging too many resources to enhance your Mac's performance. Just make sure you don't close an important application that you're currently working with, otherwise you could lose your unsaved data!
4. Disable unwanted startup apps
Mac PC's boot up can become very slow when there are too many startup applications. You need to go to System Preferences > System > Users & Groups > Login Items to see all the startup items that are listed there. Disable all the unwanted startup apps. Doing this will not delete those applications from your computer but it will only disable those items from starting up when you start your computer.
5. Remove unwanted widgets
Widgets also consume a lot of resources, sometimes unnecessarily so. Do you really need to keep that pretty weather widget floating around your desktop at all times? Since there are so many flashy looking apps available for free, many Mac users like to install different widgets just for the sake of it. To enhance your Mac's performance, you should disable all the widgets that you do not really need.
6. Disable animated background
A lot of RAM and CPU power is wasted in running those fancy animated backgrounds that are so popular these days. Instead of using animated background, you should use static photos as background images to help get rid of the slowness of your Mac.
7. Check performance regularly
When you realize that your Mac is becoming slow, you need to regularly check its performance and take action to improve its performance accordingly. One easy way to do it is to use OnyX utility. It can do various kinds of checks and repair tasks. After using it a couple times, you will soon realize how much it helped in speeding up your Apple Mac.
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