Even though Mac OS X has some extra ordinary features, like all computers general use over time can slow it down. Believe it or not, there are some very simple, often forgotten tips and tricks that can be applied to speed up your operating system. Not all of these may be effective, but when it comes to speeding up a computer, every little bit counts! Have a look!
Tips for Speeding up OS X
- Dashboard Widgets are the first thing that you should disable in OS X to make it faster. It not only consumes a large memory space but also the power supply. You can find this option under settings in the Mission Control tab.
- OS X comes with pre-installed languages, but ultimately you do not require them. You can download Monolingual to remove all unnecessary languages to enhance the speed.
- Universal Binaries contain unnecessary power PC codes. A program called as Xslimmer can remove all this. It can be very helpful if you are using an Intel based Mac.
- Log files that are created on a regular basis also slow down the processing speed of your MacBook. You can remove these through OnyX.
- Defragmentation, whether in Mac OS X or windows, is necessary to keep the processing fast. For better defragmentation you can use iDefrag.
- One of the major causes that make your MacBook slow is insufficient free space. It is vital to have at least 10 percent of your total memory space free. You are definitely going to see the difference. If you find you are low on RAM, an upgrade may do the trick in improving performance. Anything less than 2GB of RAM will not perform well under heavy usage.
- Turning off Bluetooth and internet sharing as well as any other features you do not use.
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