You’re in a hurry, loaded with plenty of work, you don’t even know what to start with. There can be a total mess in your head. And, this computer that cost you a lot of money starts running slow. You’ve been waiting till it loads for ages, you even start feeling like that machine will be soon smashed against the wall.
But don’t worry, it’s absolutely normal. Like any other device over time, Macs can start running slower than they used to. What can be more disappointing than mouse cursor becoming unresponsive or waiting till the page or an app is loading for ages?
Just read this full article. Reasons and solutions of this problem will help you to handle it.
Stuffed Hard Drive
And cleaning cluttered hard drive up is one of the most effective ways to speed up your Mac.
Over the years, there’s collected a bunch of unnecessary apps and other trash, visit “Applications and Downloads” folder to check it out. Unless you call on there regularly, you can definitely find something junky. If there’re any apps that you have not been installing, you can feel at the case that your life won’t be ruined after deleting them. You can also ask different third-parties programs which may also help you.
Now, we will have a look at the programs you are keeping, open the Activity Monitor. It’s time to decide which apps you really need so pay attention to huge useless files. To cope with them, use Finder. Click the combination Cmd + F, choose “Other”, select file’s volume and press the “OK” button. It’s time to pardon those unused files for that they’ve cluttered your disk and bid farewell. Use these tips to speed up your Mac.
Reducing visual effects can speed everything up, it’s worth a shot. How to fix it? Click System Preferences, then Dock and disable these items:
- Animate opening applications;
- Click the “Accessibility” icon and choose “Reduce transparency”;
- Click on “Minimize windows using” and switch Genie Effect to Scale Effect.
- Update Your Software Regularly
The regular update will keep your Mac run smoothly and safely, so make sure to stay current with the Apple updates. You should be interested in keeping your Mac OS X up to date. Click on System Preferences, choose AppStore and tick Automatically Check For Updates.
Lighten the Web Browser
Even the fastest machine will be worn out with hundreds of active tabs and extensions. Each of them load up your browser and slow down the computer’s speed.
The new Safari browser, included with Mac OS X, seems to perform better than Chrome, that’s why it’s more preferred by users. It’s not so difficult to remove the extensions manually. By this way, they won’t be gone for good.
It’s recommended to have less than 9 tabs opened simultaneously as this number won’t exhaust the browser and is comfortable to use.
Too Many Startup Programs
To run faster, you need to have less luggage behind. To manage those noisy startup programs, select “System Preferences”, click on “Users &; Groups”, choose your user account and select “Login Items”. Now choose the button below which corresponds to every program you don’t need when your Mac starts up.
A Junkyard Of Old Cache Files
Having too much cache is a pretty common reason to make your computer slow down. What are we waiting for? Clean it up!
Open Finder and tick “Go to Folder” Type ~/Library/Caches and Enter; now visit each folder and remove its content. Don’t forget to empty the bin in order to remove system caches follow the same actions but instead type in /Library/Caches.